The East Penn Board of School Directors had a date to revisit the 2019-2020 district calendar at the March 11 regular meeting.
They approved the 2019-2020 East Penn School District student/teacher calendar by a vote of 6-2 after Assistant Superintendent Doug Povilaitis presented a revised draft.
In partnership with Art For Justice, The Moravian Church Eastern District, and Moravian Seminary, ArtsQuest presents “Hope in Hard Times: Prisoners’ Art for Social Justice,” March 1 - April 7, Banko Gallery, Banana Factory Arts Center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
“As a community-based arts center, one of our primary focuses is to showcase artists and exhibitions that prompt people to stop and think about issues that are impacting our society,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan.
Elementary STEM C & I Supervisor Michele James provided an opportunity for the East Penn Board of School Directors to review the district’s efforts to upgrade how elementary school report cards are processed at the Feb. 25 regular meeting. A committee of teachers, administrators and parents have been working for the past 18 months on a comprehensive reporting system for student progress.
An answer to a Request for Proposal for pupil transportation was test-driven through the East Penn School Board meeting Feb. 11. East Penn business administrator Robert Saul introduced Dr. Wayne McCullough as the consultant the administration had asked to evaluate the district’s transportation needs.
McCullough, the PA Association of School Business Officials’ director of leadership and development, presented his findings and recommendation to the board. He mentioned that out of six contractors who attended a pre-bid meeting, two submitted proposals.
The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.
This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.
Sunny skies and ‘balmy’ 30 degree weather greeted art enthusiasts at the 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Feb. 2 in downtown Emmaus. After the recent bout of snow and bitter subzero temperatures, folks were able to enjoy a day of activities centered around Emmaus Triangle Park without worrying about frostbite.
The East Penn Board of School Directors took a detailed look at a portion of the administration’s proposed 2019-2020 budget at their Jan. 28 meeting.
Superintendent Kristen Campbell brought a list of elementary school personnel she and Business Administrator Robert Saul recommended be hired as part of their 2019-2020 proposed $1,720,000 preliminary budget. These include an additional guidance counselor, school psychologist and a staff assistant to work with students from kindergarten through grade five. These would be recurring costs.
The East Penn Board of School Directors learned all about branding a school district and the reasons for doing so at their regular meeting Jan. 14.
Four Lehigh Valley artists bring “Simply Still” Jan. 10 through Feb. 7 to the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries in The Baum School of Art. Allentown.
Still-life subjects are skillfully rendered in three mediums by Sandra Corpora and Lauren Kindle, each working in oils, Elena Shackleton, showing watercolors, and Jacqueline Meyerson, displaying pastels. An artists’ reception is 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 17.
The Emmaus Borough Council chose John W. Hart to fill a vacant seat at a special meeting held Jan. 3.
Hart was one of five candidates seeking council appointment to the post vacated by Wesley R. Barrett who resigned Dec. 3, 2018. The Barretts had relocated nearby, but outside of the borough.
Hart is a retired Lehigh Valley Health Network senior vice president of medical operations. Although a registered Democrat, he said he considers council seats as “not political.”