BASD e-News October 20, 2017

Welcome to the BASD e-News. The e-News is designed to share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley. It is my hope that you find it informative outlining BASD student and staff achievements, BASD opportunities, and area events taking place.

If you would like to acknowledge a student or staff member or share an upcoming event, please feel free to e-mail my assistant, Barbara Clymer at bclymer@basdschools.org.

Dr. Roy


Thanks to the BASD Family for your support in the BASD Helps Heal Houston Fundraiser. The donations received will be presented to the Houston Independent School District. #BASDPROUD.

FHS Pep Rally


Congrats to LHS Teachers who were Honored as Influential Teachers

The following Liberty High School teachers were honored on Saturday, October 7th prior to a home football game in the BASD Frank Banko Stadium. These teachers were selected by student leaders, who have made the greatest impact throughout their educational career. Congratulations to all!

1. Jack Lewis – Mr. Garen Danyi

2. Sarafina Schultheis – Mr. Allen Frank

3. Daniel Bieniek – Mr. Samuel Norwood

4. Anna Wescoe - Mrs. Tammy Lyons

5. Adriana Sfara - Mrs. Julie Wydrzynski

6. Rhine Oanesa - Ms. Jane Cassidy

7. Maren Drake - Mrs. Anne Skelly

8. Mica Azzati - Mr. Brian Rupnik

9. Kellen Rogers- Ms. Tara Richards

10. Nicole Alhov - Ms. Tara Richards

11. Michael Nah - Mr. Richard Little

12. Eleni Prodes - Mr. Richard Little

13. Austin Stella – Mr. Steve Bradley

14. Emma Deegan - Ms. Nancy Zoudeh

15. Robert Negron - Mr. Larry Glueck

16. Grace Mittl - Ms Daiyana Rodriguez

17. Olivia Sahaydak - Mr. Jud Frank

18. Rim Turk - Mr. Ted Schaffer

19. Elana Myalo - Mr. John Tone

20. Gabby Harvilla – Mrs. Diane Peters


Dr. Roy with Farmersville Students and Ms. Borst at Any Given Child Announcement at SteelStacks


The staff at Freemansburg Elementary School collected donations for Puerto Rico through the Life Church. Barbara Rodriguez organized this with the Freemansburg Staff and Families. Great job Barbara and Freemansburg Family.

VOTE for the Amateur Scholastic Digital Photography Contest in conjunction with inVision Photo Festival November 3-5, 2017 at ArtsQuest

Please vote in the Amateur Scholastic Digital Photography Contest. Public voting will run until Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Below is a list of direct entry links for each student’s photo. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & People’s Choice prizes will be awarded and the winners will be featured in The Morning Call on Sunday, October 29, 2017 and during InVision Photo Festival. https://wyng.com/campaign/829520


Need an After-School Activity this Fall? Look no Further!

The Banana Factory is offering year-round art classes for children and teens to participate in around their school schedule. You can find some of our upcoming classes at http://www.bananafactory.org/classes/current-classes/childrens-classes/


Free Online Art Resources for Teachers and Students from ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest is offering FREE online art resources for educators and students that be used to develop lesson plans, find source material, or inspire art-making activities. To view this information, go to http://www.artsquest.org/what-we-do/education/educator-resources/


Northampton Community College Open House

October 14th from 10 am – 12:30 pm - NCC Monroe Campus Open House— Learn about the many fields of study offered at NCC’s newest site, all while meeting faculty members and current students. Get your questions answered by the pros in admissions, financial aid and career services. Tour the beautiful campus in its fall splendor! Contact: Michelle Pretopapa | 610-861-1801

Come tour our beautiful new Monroe Campus and learn about the majors offered, financial aid, clubs, organizations, career services and so much more! All questions will be answered by the experts, plus an opportunity to meet faculty and current students. Tour begin in Keystone Hall. To register, call 570.369.1801 or register online. Monroe Campus Tour List: October 19 at 11 .am. October 30 at 5 p.m., November 8 at 11 a.m., November 20 at 5 p.m., December 6 at 11 a.m., and December 18 at 5 p.m.

November 18th from 10 am – 2:00 pm Bethlehem Open House – November 18th- Bethlehem Campus:

Learn about the many fields of study offered at NCC’s largest site. Meet faculty members and mingle with current students. Get your questions answered by the pros in admissions, financial aid and career services. Tour the lively campus! For more information, or to register, go to https://northampton.edu/open-house.htm or call610-861-5500. Contact: James McCarthy | 610-861-5506

Bethlehem Campus Tours:

Come tour the Bethlehem Campus and learn about the majors offered, financial aid, clubs, organizations, career services and so much more! All questions will be answered by the experts, plus you will have an opportunity to meet faculty and current students. The tour begins in the Admissions Office and last approximately two hours. For information or to register, call 610-861-5500 or register online.

Bethlehem Tour List: October 19 at 3:30 p.m., October 31 at 11:30 a.m., November 16 at 3:30 p.m., December 5 at 11:30 a.m., and December 21, 3:30 p.m.

Fowler Family Southside Center Tours:

Tell family and friends about this special tour for dental hygiene, hospitality, and medical assistant majors. All questions will be answered by the experts. The tour starts in the lobby at 11:30 a.m. For information or to register, call 610-861-5500 or register online. All tours start at 11:30 a.m. November 9 and December 12.


BASD Media

Eye on Elementary: Thomas Jefferson Elementary

The Bethlehem Area School District has 16 elementary schools, all in different locations, but all giving the same first class education. Every few weeks we focus on a new school and take a minute to show you what makes the school the special place that it is.

Today we take a look at Freemansburg Elementary school with principal Lisa Lynch.

BASD Take 2 - Fall Festival

In this edition of BASD Take 2 - we take time out to go to Freedom High School where MinitTHON students put on a fall festival for children to celebrate the season. It was a fun time, and for a great cause as well.

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

There are five types of vegetables. They include dark green, red/orange, beans, starchy, and other vegetables. We offer all 5 of these subgroups in school. Encourage your child to try a variety from all of these subgroups at home, so they are also more likely to choose these healthy options at school!


Nitschmann Dedication Ceremony on August 31, 2017

BASD Job Opportunities

The Center for Language Assessment of Bethlehem Area School District is seeking multilingual people who are willing to provide support to English learners and their families.

If you are interested in volunteering your time or becoming a part-time language guide on an as-needed basis, we would love to hear from you!

We are in need of language guides who speak English and the following languages: Hindi and Vietnamese.

Opportunities include providing language support for: classroom learning, after school assistance, assessments, parent meetings, and special events. Training will be provided.

All volunteers and interested applicants must obtain the required clearances. We are happy to assist you with the paperwork.

Applicants for part-time employment also need to submit an application through the Human Resources Office.

For more information, please contact the Center for Language Assessment at 610-865-7880.

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.


Events in the Area

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 and Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Lehigh University Choral Arts Concert

“Crown Jewels,” Lehigh University Choral Arts Concert, presenting a sampling of British vocal music through history. Concert is October 27 and 28, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (free off-street parking)

Tickets: Available at the door or in advance at http://zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu/box-office

Lehigh U students free (with ID); general admission $18; children and students (with ID) $5.00; seniors $17; group discounts available, call 610-758-2787

Crown Jewels features music from the British Isles, from the Renaissance through the 20th century: sacred music by Purcell, Tallis, Farrant, Clarke and Stanford, madrigals by Weelkes and Wilbye, Benjamin Britten's "The Ballad of Little Musgrave", and excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." Lehigh University Organist Ian Tomesch will perform an organ solo as well as accompany the choral anthems, Sing Unto God by Handel, Jubilate Deo by Walton, and the magnificent Psalm 148 by Holst.

Professors Steven Sametz and Sun Min Lee will conduct the concert. This dynamic team always provides audience members with an evening to remember. All of the Lehigh University ensembles will be on stage: the University Choir, the women’s group Dolce, the men’s Glee Club, and the Choral Union (a mix of students and members of the community--- 200 voices in all).


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Northampton Community College - 16th Annual Fall Scholastic Chess Championship

Northampton Community College will hold the Horizons for Youth 16th Annual Fall Youth Scholastic Chess Championship on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the College Center, 2nd Floor. Rated/Non-Rated sections available. Pre-registration, for a $5 discount, ENDS THURSDAY, November 2.

On site registration will be available the day of the Tournament between 8-9 AM at a cost of $39. Register at: https://lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=671&SectionID=960534.

Contact Emily Cortez at 610-861-4120 or youthinfo@northampton.edu for more information.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November 10, 2017

Baseball Umpires Needed

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you.

We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League) from April until November.

Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience.

If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website (www.bethump.org) or email us at bethumpassoc@gmail.com for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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