Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 24, 2018

District news: Cash bingo benefits Hunger Initiative

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in School

There will be a cash bingo Feb. 11 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay. All proceeds will benefit Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative. Doors open 1 p.m., and bingo starts 2 p.m.

There will cash drawings, great food and baked goods available.

Cost of a ticket ($15) includes two board games (15 games). There are also specials available to purchase.

Please bring your own bingo chips or dabbers and a snack item for Snack Pack Pals. For a list of items needed, visit the Hunger Initiative on Facebook.

lunch menus

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Feb. 2: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, mixed vegetables, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk.

Monday, Feb. 5: Elem. — Soft-shell taco with salsa and shredded lettuce, black beans, apple wedges, milk. M.S., H.S. — Meat and cheese nachos with salsa and shredded lettuce, refried beans, apple wedges, orange, milk.

District news: Register now for kindergarten

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in School

Registration for kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year is now open. Your child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1. Visit registration.whitehallcoplay.org for new student enrollments.

If you have any questions, call Michelle Khouri at 610-437-4780, ext. 1014.

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Reminder for parents and guardians: Check your parent portal for the latest information, which for some schools includes monthly newsletters. Here you will also be able to access your child’s report cards.

They have been available for your review since Jan. 29.

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District news: No school for students Jan. 26

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 26, due to a professional development day for teachers.

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Parents and guardians, remember to check the parent portal for the latest information, which, for some schools, includes monthly newsletters.

Here you will also be able to access your child’s report card. On Jan. 29, it will be available for your review.

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The eighth- and ninth-grade transition parents information night will be held at the middle school Feb. 1. The event begins 6 p.m.

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Meeting set to discuss full-day kindergarten

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District has been participating in a feasibility study regarding full-day kindergarten, and Superintendent Dr. Lorie Hackett is ready to share the results.

The district will host a presentation on the cost and benefits of full-day kindergarten 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Whitehall High School.

WCSD is one of a very small number of Lehigh Valley schools that does not currently offer full-day kindergarten.

In December 2017, East Penn School Board voted to approve full-day kindergarten, leaving Whitehall-Coplay as the area’s largest district without it.

Details of Hunger Initiative meals discussed at CTC meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Communities That Care (CTC) met Jan. 19 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, to discuss its monthly meeting and other business.

Shari Noctor, Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative president, gave a report regarding hunger awareness. The group continues to run monthly community meals and added an extra day to help aid families who work during the week. Meals are held 4-6:30 p.m. the first Sunday and third Tuesday of the month. The next meal will be held Feb. 4.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 25: Gockley — Cheese pizza (Steckel, Zephyr — PB&J), broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

Friday, Jan. 26: No school.

Wolf visits Lehigh Carbon Community College

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in School

Governor learns about CDL program, manufacturing unit

Gov. Tom Wolf recently visited Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, to discuss trucking and manufacturing positions with local company team leaders and students. Wolf was introduced by LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber, who helped lead discussion topics.

Upon his arrival at the college, Wolf, Bieber and LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Roberta Marcus toured the commercial truck driver training facilities and the college’s new manufacturing mobile unit, which prepares workers for more higher level jobs in manufacturing.