Monday, April 29, 2013
The following students were named to honor roll at Saucon Valley High School for the third marking period (2012-2013 school year).
Highest Honor Roll Grade 12: Gabriel Bell, Kayla Bohnhorst, Elizabeth Dabundo, Peter Daniel, Dylan Dawson, Alexandra Evangelista, Alexandra Gardiner, Carlissa Gross, Erik Gross, Ashley Hartman, Emily Heintzelman, Caitlin Hoffert, Abbey Inglis, Anthony Jardel, Kyle Kern, Morgan Laubach, Beth Loller, Jean Lynch, Deborah Martin, Samantha Morin, Rachel Moyer, Kelsey Payung, Alessandra Pazzaglia, Arielle Reed, Kayli Reily, Maria Sanchez, Cayla Schaffer, Daxton Scholl, Katherine Smeltzer, Jordan Taylor, Daniel Thompson, Caroline Trimble, Gage Trimmer, Kristen Truskowski, Gabriela Vinson Grade 11: Eric Billimoria, Mackenzie Bredbenner, Athanasia Christogianni, Deanna Fleming, Cydney Guito, Nicholas Hahalis, Amanda Hillegass, Patrick Jackson, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Supporters of Saucon Valley School District bus drivers distributed literature and packed the recent meeting of the Saucon Valley School Board to speak out against the possible outsourcing of jobs.
Saucon Valley School District bus drivers and their supporters packed a school board this week, but few answers were forthcoming about the board's decision earlier this year to explore "outsourcing" transportation services to a private company. Meeting attendees were told that a request for proposals (RFP) by the district has a deadline of May 3. At that time, bids will be opened, assuming any are received. David Haynes, speaking on behalf of the union that represents the school bus drivers, said members are "disappointed" that the district would choose to even explore the option of selling off its fleet and dismissing its 45 drivers. Firing union employees and replacing them with outside contractors "would save the district no money …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saucon Valley school bus drivers and their supporters are planning to attend the Tuesday meeting of the Saucon Valley School Board. They say they fear a proposal to outsource bus services will be approved.
Saucon Valley School District bus drivers and their supporters say they plan to attend the Tuesday meeting of the Saucon Valley School Board of Directors, and they are asking community members who support the current bus drivers to attend as well. The issue that has them rallying support is a proposal made earlier this year to consider contracting for school bus services outside of the district, which currently maintains its own fleet of buses. After an announcement was posted on Hellertown Patch by current school bus driver Noreen Resetar—in which she said she fears her job will be lost due to outsourcing—many readers said they oppose any effort to cut costs at the expense of the current drivers. Many cited the relationships their …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saucon Valley senior Emily Heintzelman has been granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study Biology Medical Technology at Alvernia University in Reading.
Emily Heintzelman of Hellertown has been awarded the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study Biology Medical Technology at Alvernia University in Reading, according to a press release from readMedia Newswire. Heintzelman is currently a senior at Saucon Valley High School. The Veronica Founder's Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded on a competitive basis. To be awarded the $10,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum of 980 SAT (or 21 ACT) and 3.0 GPA. For more information about Alvernia, visit alvernia.edu.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Saucon Valley Foundation for Educational Innovation recently announced the delivery of nearly $3,000 grants to provide educational opportunities for Saucon students.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saucon Valley High School graduate Bailey Noble will appear as a recurring guest star on upcoming episodes of the popular HBO series 'True Blood,' which premieres June 16.
A Saucon Valley native is hitting the big-time in Hollywood with an upcoming recurring guest star role confirmed on the HBO hit series "True Blood." Bailey Noble, who graduated from Saucon Valley High School in 2009, will appear as "18 Year Old Faerie #4" in the July 7 episode "I'm Your Man," according to iMDB. Noble, 22, "attended DeSales University for one year to study musical theatre before deciding to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting," according to her biography posted on that site. She currently lives in Los Angeles, according to her Twitter page. Noble's other recent TV credits include appearances on "90210," "Malibu Country" and "Glee." "True Blood" is about vampires who co-exist with humans in a small town in …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cetronia Elementary School in the Parkland School District creates a peace painting with thumbprints of students and staff as 'healing' gift to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Cetronia Elementary School's act of "kindness"—a peace painting created with the thumbprints of its students and staff—has made its way to Newtown Public Schools in Connecticut. Cetronia art teacher Susan Hardy, who spearheaded the project, learned in an email last week that the painting is currently being displayed in the Newtown Public Schools Central Office until a decision is made on the future Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I was actually very surprised," said Hardy, who figured the painting might be put in a storage area for some time since Sandy Hook has likely been inundated with cards, paper snowflakes and other symbols of support following the shooting tragedy there. "What a beautiful creation of thumbprints!" wrote Newtown …
A Saucon Valley school bus driver, Noreen Resetar, says the school district should continue to maintain its in-house transportation department.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
World famous primate expert and conservationist visits Lafayette College.
For more than half a century, Jane Goodall has lived with and studied chimpanzees. But what has that time taught her about humans? "We've been jolly arrogant," Goodall said Thursday afternoon, speaking to reporters at Lafayette College in Easton. "We're part of the animal kingdom. We're not separate from it." Goodall was at the school to deliver its Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture for 2012-13. She said she hoped students would come away with the "recognition, the hope, that it's not too late to turn things around." She also shared what she's learned from animals, and "what we can continue to learn from there." Goodall, who runs the global non-profit that bears her name, said she continues to be surprised by chimps. For …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Distinguished author Robin Moore recently visited St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Ottsville, Bucks County.
Note: The following information is courtesy of St. John the Baptist School. A distinguished children's author recently visited a Bucks County Catholic school. Robin Moore, who has been named "National Storyteller of the Year" by The Ohio State Arts Council and "Author of the Year" by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, visited the school in March. Moore conducted several assemblies for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Moore has told stories to more than a million people, has presented more than 5,000 programs, and has written more than a dozen award-winning books, published by the world's largest publishers. He has made his full-time living as a children's book author and storyteller for more than 30 years.