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District News: NAMS wins Outstanding Cool Award in manufacturing contest

Congratulations to Northampton Area Middle School on winning the Outstanding Cool Award at the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? award ceremony, held April 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

NAMS students worked with ABEC, Bethlehem.


Northampton Area School District will be closed for spring break April 14-18. Have a safe and happy holiday with family and friends.


Moore Elementary School’s Hat’s Off to Autism spirit day is set for April 20. Show your support and join in the fun!


Northampton Borough Elementary’s book bingo is set for 6 p.m. April 21 at the Siegfried building, 1677 Lincoln Ave. Doors open 5 p.m.

The bingo, a Title I family event, is free, but seating is limited. Register at bit.ly/borobingo.

The PTA and Student Council groups will be selling drinks, snacks and bingo dabbers. There will also be a basket raffle.


Check out the elementary schools’ Facebook pages to follow the many cool activities happening throughout the district. By following the buildings, you will get to see all the exciting accomplishments from students and staff.


High school students who are looking for volunteering opportunities can visit volunteerlv.org.


To register your child for kindergarten and first grade for the 2022-23 academic year, visit the NASD website, click on Enroll Now at the right, then 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and follow the directions.

Admission to kindergarten requires the child to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Admission to first grade requires the child to be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Children currently enrolled in kindergarten in NASD do not need to register for first grade.

There are health requirements to register.

Immunization records must show the following: four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the fourth birthday); four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given); two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (usually given as MMR); three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity.

Physical and dental examinations are also required for entrance into kindergarten and may be completed up to one year before entrance into kindergarten. The dental and physical forms for these exams are available on the NASD website, nasdschools.org.

There are also additional requirements to enroll. Upload to the online application the following: original birth certificate or proof of birth date; two proofs of residency in NASD that also verify parent/guardian name and address (utility bill, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification or driver’s license, PennDOT vehicle registration, copy of state/federal program enrollment, copy of paycheck stub with name and address of employee and employer, residency affidavit or copy of mortgage, lease or rental agreement); and custody papers (if applicable).

If you are unable to register online at home, call your child’s school for assistance - Northampton Borough Elementary at 610-262-6430, Lehigh Elementary at 610-767-1191, George Wolf Elementary at 610-837-1833 or Moore Elementary at 610-837-1859.


Do you have any school news? This column is a compilation of upcoming school events in the NASD. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Northampton school news” in the subject line at least a week before an event.