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District News: WCSD students off Feb. 16, 19

There is no school for students Feb. 16. This is a professional development day for teachers.

Whitehall-Coplay School District will also be closed for Presidents Day Feb. 19.


Zephyr Nation is hosting a prom fashion show 7 p.m. Feb. 23. In the case of bad weather, the snow date is 1 p.m. Feb. 24.

Students are invited to attend the show in the auditorium to see all the latest trends in prom styles this year. This year’s dresses are provided by Bridals by Sandra, located in Nazareth, and the tuxedos are from CE Roth, located in Allentown.


The science fair is coming to Zephyr Elementary School May 19 during the school’s open house. All interested participants must complete a brief proposal detailing initial ideas by Feb. 24.

Accepted participants will be expected to attend two after-school sessions to present progress and get feedback from Zephyr Elementary staff.


The Class of 1972’s scholarship fundraiser will be held March 4 at Keystone Pub, 1410 Grape St., Whitehall. The fundraiser is for dining in or carryout, and 10% of sales will benefit the scholarship fund.

The class awards two $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating Whitehall High School seniors.

There is a cost per person, which is refundable the day of the event.

To purchase your ticket, visit myevent.com/WHSCLASS72.


Due to the traditional snow day Feb. 13, students will attend school March 8. The professional development day for teachers will be moved to after the end of the student year.

Should there be another closure, students might have school March 28. This day is currently a scheduled closure for spring break.

Should additional closures occur, WCSD may opt to use flexible instruction days, otherwise known as virtual days.

Depending upon the timing and weather, the district might use this type of day as a first option rather than the two listed above.


Whitehall High School Theater Club will be presenting “Mean Girls: High School Edition.”

Show times are set for 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. March 24.

In-person box office hours to purchase your tickets are 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 24 and March 2, 9 and 16. The box office will also be open on show dates, 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are also on sale at showtix4u.com/event-details/79677.


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