A special Thank You to Coach Roeder for all your dedication and support to these young men. You are an excellent coach, mentor, teacher, and friend to these students. Thank you to the entire football coaching staff for all you do for the students of BASD, past, present, and future.
We are #BASDproud of the Freedom Football team who are Built by Bethlehem.
The BASD TV cable channel is up and running. The station runs 24 hours, 7 days a week on RCN Channel 67 and Service Electric Channel 265.
BASD District Insider - October 2018
The BASD District Insider is a full half hour dedicated to all things Bethlehem Area School District. In this edition, we take a look at our some events that capped off the last school year, some incredible elementary schools, a Q & A with our youngest reporter, and much, much more.
This month's host is Mikela Ortwein from Freedom High School.
BASD Blog News
Donegan Elementary School - Built by Bethlehem
To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
The Foundation for the BASD - Grand Awarding 2018 - View the video below to see the reactions of BASD teachers as they receive the news that they are the winners of the grants through the Foundation for the BASD.
BASD MiniTHON Events
Raffle for February 10, 2019
"Tastes & Tunes" Event on October 7, 2018
BAVTS students from the Culinary Arts and Baking areas prepared "Tastes" for the “Tastes & Tunes” event, sponsored by the Bethlehem Rotary Club. All proceeds from this event benefitted BASD through the Foundation for the BASD, with proceeds going directly toward purchasing musical instruments for students in the district. Thank you BAVTS!
COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION
Allentown Art Museum Information
The Allentown Art Museum has many exciting activities going on this fall. For information and a calendar of events, go to
LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP
THE LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER, NON-PAID, PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION. OUR VOLUNTEERS BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK, HELPING OTHERS AND MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO THIS BY DONATING OUR TIME, EXPERIENCES, SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT WILL LEAD TO PROVIDING H.O.P.E. FOR THOSE IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AND BEYOND. H.O.P.E. MEANS "HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EVERYDAY.
Dr. Roy welcomed the 2018-2019 Student Board Representatives this week. The Student Board Representatives report to the School Board at the monthly meetings on events that are taking place at their schools. Thank you for your commitment to BASD. From left to right, Joshua Konschnik (FHS Alternate), Alianna Davis (FHS Representative), Dr. Roy, Elisabeth S. Lee (LHS Alternate), Zoey R. Reifinger (LHS Representative)
WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On average 25% of women report catching their Breast Cancer early with home breast exams. For more information on self breast exams please visit one of the following links provided below.
Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN
Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District
The ABC Tips - Gs:
Garlic: Garlic contains a high amount of antioxidants, which helps protect the body against free radical damage (associated with cancer and other diseases). When crushing or chopping garlic, the strong smell comes from the sulfur compound allicin. Research has shown allicin can help boost your immune system, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and prevent cancer. However, it is still undetermined how much garlic you will need to consume to reap its benefits. Garlic goes great with most savory dishes, so try adding garlic to your pizza or pasta dishes.
Grapes: Grapes contain antioxidants that help repair damaged cells. Grapes also have phytochemicals, known as resveratrol, which have been known to be cardio-protective, help improve your memory, and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. When purchasing grapes, to tell the sweetness look at the color of the grape. The darker the color means it is more sweet than pale colored grapes. Try adding grapes into your chicken salad or eat them plain for a snack.
Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is essentially yogurt that is strained to remove the liquid part (whey). This creates the thick and creamy texture Greek yogurt is known for. By removing the whey, you are left with more protein and probiotics packed in your Greek yogurt. Just because Greek yogurt is a superfood doesn’t mean it has no downsides. Next time you purchase Greek yogurt look at the label before buying. A full-fat version has about double the fat compared to a low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt. Also look out for added sugars, which are added for extra sweetness. Try opting for a plain non-fat Greek yogurt and adding fresh berries on top to “sweeten” your yogurt.
BASD Job Opportunities
Want a corner office with at view? Get paid to travel? Drive a $100k company vehicle?
Come drive bus with us!! Will train. $19.01/hour to start.
Please call the BASD Transportation office at 610.861.0360.
For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.
Events in the Area
A Suit for Santa, written by Kathleen Sell Kunsman, is a wonderful holiday poem about Santa's reindeer, who advise him that he needs a new suit. Santa has a hard time deciding what to buy and decides to go for a new look, but, his reindeer don't recognize him! What should Santa do? With illustrations by BASD art teacher Deanna Korhammer, this story will warm the hearts of children for years to come. At a cost of $10, proceeds from the book will benefit NEMS’s PUMAS Encore Team. Please email email@example.com for information about purchasing a copy for family and friends. Happy Holidays!
National Museum of Industrial History
Freedom Field Hockey Fundraiser at Freefall
Freedom Field Hockey is having a Freefall Fundraiser now through November 30, 2018. The cost is $10 for one hour of jumping. Freefall is located at 2800 Baglyos Circle, Bethlehem. To order a ticket for the fundraiser email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on Freefall, visit their website at www.freefalltrampolinepark.com.
Friday, October 26, 2018 - FHS Bonfire
Come out and celebrate Freedom's fall athletes at Freedom's Bonfire Friday, October 26th 6-9PM. We will have performances by Freedom's Marching band, Cheerleaders, and Dance Team.
November 5, 2018
November 8, 2018 and November 10, 2018
November 9, 2018
November 18, 2018
December 7, 2018
December 8, 2018
Bethlehem Area Public Library
The Bethlehem Area Public Library offers a world of free resources for students and parents. Check out the website for things to help with schoolwork like online resources including math and language arts lessons, practice SATs, and more, things to borrow like books to bikes to video games to streaming movies, and things to do like programs for children, teens, and adults.