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Published February 08. 2010 05:00PM

Kindergarten registration

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold orientation and registration for kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year.

An orientation night is scheduled for March 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School. Parents of incoming kindergarten students will be provided with information about what programs the district has to offer, the benefits of different tracts of learning and other general information needed to get students ready for registration and the first day of school.

Registration packets will be handed out at the orientation.

Registration will be held March 15-16 at Tamaqua Elementary; and on March 18 at West Penn Elementary. Registration for Rush Elementary will be held at the Tamaqua Elementary School on March 17. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children residing within the Tamaqua Area School District who will reach the age of 5 before Sept. 1, 2010 are eligible.

To register, call (570) 668-3306 the week of Feb. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and from 1-2 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Proof of residency, health records, original birth certificates and original Social Security cards will be required. Children will be evaluated by a classroom teacher, nurse and speech therapist.

Fifth-grade parents

Parents of fifth-grade students in the Tamaqua Elementary School will meet today, at 6 p.m., to discuss plans for the upcoming party.

The meeting will be held in the school library.

For more information, contact Betsy Melnick at (570) 668-7810.

Class of 2010

The Decorating Committee for the Parents of the Tamaqua Class of 2010 meets every Monday, at 7 p.m., on the third floor of the Tamaqua Elks, 301 W. Broad St. Members continue working on decorations for the annual All Night Party.

Honor roll

Kenneth Smith, a Tamaqua Area Senior High School student, has been named to the honor roll at Schuylkill Technology Centers South Campus. Smith is enrolled in the Residential/Industrial Electricity program

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