Midterm exams will be held Jan. 19, 22 and 23. Jan. 19 is periods one, two and three. Jan. 22 is periods four, five and six. Jan. 23 is periods seven, eight and nine. If students have an exam, they are expected to be there for that exam. Transportation is provided at the normal time in the morning for the first exam starting 7:23 a.m. Transportation home is also provided for students 1 p.m. If students do not have transportation, the library is open for a quiet study session or the cafeteria for a normal study hall.
The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge and all proceeds benefit the orchestra department.
There will be a magic and illusion show with Tom Yurasits 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Contact the community center at 610-966-6924 for more information.
The first meeting of the Upper Milford Historical Society for 2018 will be 7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Upper Milford Township building. It will be the society’s traditional discovery night, when members and guests are invited to bring in pictures, stories, items, etc. of historical interest to share.
New, however, are the changes made to the society’s room, aiming to showcase local people and historical materials more comfortably. Attendees will want to check out the room.
The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 8 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Macungie Institute. The guest speakers will be Louise and Bill Cosgrove, presenting a program on the life and works of Mary Cassatt from their “Meet the Artist Series.” For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viking and Vikette basketball are underway and going well. The Vikings started the season with a 63-42 win over Boiling Springs Dec. 9 at the Paul Corby Tip-Off Tournament. Their record as of Dec. 22 is 3-0 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference league after victories over Whitehall, Liberty and Northampton. The Vikettes are also off to a strong start with a record of 3-0 after games against North Pocono, Whitehall and Liberty.
It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018. Time seems to speed by.
Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 23, 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and will close 1 p.m. Dec. 30.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018 to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. The book for Feb. 7, 2018 is “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.
There will be a teen movie afternoon for students in grades six through 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. There will also be snacks. Bring a pillow or blanket to get comfy on the floor.
Emmaus High School will be closed for winter break Dec. 22 through Jan 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!
There will be a Model United Nations meeting after school in Room 538 Dec. 20.
Picture retakes are available in the athletic office. If you had your picture taken on retake day, please stop in the athletic office and pick up your pictures.
Would you like to go to Europe this summer? If you are in a science, math, Latin or culinary arts class, you are eligible for the trip. Stop by Room 232 for information. There are 12 spots left, so hurry.
The National Honor Society Induction ceremony will take place 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Emmaus High School auditorium. Congratulations to all those students being inducted.
The EHS winter band concert will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
The ROTC will visit EHS 9 a.m. Dec. 18.
It’s December and the Christmas holiday is upon us. I hope you will all find time for some peace and quiet with family during this hectic season. And start getting used to writing 2018!
Santa Claus will visit the Vera Cruz firehouse, 4093 Main Road West, Dec. 16, for photos and visits with children. Doors open 10:30 a.m. and the guest of honor arrives about 10:45 a.m. Photos will be taken, for a cost, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.