BASD e-News April 13, 2018

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


Congrats to LHS Sarafina Schultheis

Sarafina Schultheis has been awarded one of five $1000.00 scholarships awards presented by SBO magazine (School Band and Orchestra Magazine).

Sarafina was required to submit an essay answering the following questions.

What would you say to your fellow classmates who are not in the Music Program? Why should they consider getting involved?

Sarafina was presented a check for $1000.00 on behalf of Timeless Communications Corporation by Scott Brodt of the Nazareth Music Center.

Pictured from right to left are: Kevin Long, LHS Band Director, Sarafiona Schiltheis, Allen Frank, LHS Assistant Band Director, Scott Brodt, Nazareth Music Center
William Penn Elementary School visits Moravian College for March Madness


From our rigorous academics to our award-winning arts programs, to our competitive athletics, the Bethlehem Area School District is like no other in the United States. Come be part of the special place that 14,000 students call home. We always have room for you.

BASD Mini-THON Upcoming Events

Chaperones Needed for BASD Mini-THON

Bethlehem Area School District Mini-THON is searching for chaperones for our 12-hour dance marathon on April 21st from 9 am to 9 pm at Freedom High School! All BASD parents are welcome- even if your student is in elementary or middle school! Sign up for a 3 hour time slot using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054caaae2ca0f49-main. It is an amazing event to be a part of.

BASD Mini-THON Event

BASD Mini-THON's 12 hour dance marathon is Saturday April 21st from 9 am to 9 pm at Freedom High School. Over 1,200 high school students from both Freedom and Liberty will stand for 12 hours to support children battling pediatric cancer! If you would like to experience the fun, community hour will be from 1-2 pm. If you would like to donate to our cause, you can use this link https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1863

BASD Mini-THON Golf Tournament

BASD Mini-THON is hosting a Golf Tournament on Saturday April 14th at 12:00 pm at Whitetail Golf Club in Bath, PA. If you are interested in playing in the tournament or sponsoring a hole, please contact Bella Pompa pompair@basdschools.org


AAUW-Bethlehem 56th Annual Used Book Sale - Collection Day

AAUW-Bethlehem is collecting new and gently used adult and children’s books, DVDs, and CDs at the Memorial Pool Building, 359 Illick’s Mill Rd. If you have items you would like to donate, please drop them off Mondays through Saturdays, March 28 through April 20 between 9 am and noon. After hours, books may be left in the containers located outside the Memorial Pool Building.

AAUW turns book donations into dollars for college scholarships for high school seniors and women returning to college following an interruption to their education. This year AAUW-Bethlehem will award $25,000 in scholarships.

East Hills Middle School Jazz Band Performs at the Capitol


BASD Media

Forging History & Community in Bethlehem - 2018

In an updated version from our 2016 video, field trips make the curriculum come alive for students. With the Foundation for the BASD's support, the BASD is in the multi-year process of establishing curriculum-based field trips for each elementary grade (approximately 1,000 students per grade). The two-hour field trip titled, Forging History and Community in Bethlehem takes BASD 5th graders to the Steel Stacks Campus to reinforce class concepts related to our nation's/city's industrial heritage as well as instill a new generation's pride in their city. The interaction among the students, teachers, and organizations so closely associated with the past and present of the city will promote a "common bond" among diverse populations of Bethlehem.

Eye on Elementary - Miller Heights 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 Miller Heights Elementary with principal Deborah Roeder.

BASD Insider

RCN 4 and 1004 - Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 - Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 - Thursday at 7:30


Superintendent's Moravian Scholarship 2018

Moravian College awarded one Liberty and one Freedom student a tuition-free, four-year education. Congratulations to Angelica Bennett (Liberty) and Jaequan Swint (Freedom) on their exciting opportunity. Best of luck on your next adventure!


ArtsQuest is Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Awards

Across our region, artists of all styles, mediums and genres are doing amazing things to educate students and enrich the community through the arts. If you have a family member or co-worker who’s also a dynamic artist, or you happen to be neighbors with an arts teacher that students rave about, then the ArtsQuest Foundation invites you to nominate them for the Linny Awards, the multi-discipline arts awards designed to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by the region’s artists, educators, businesses, volunteers and philanthropists.

From now through May 14, nominations are being accepted, including the following categories:

Arts Educator of the Year

Philanthropy in the Arts Award

Student Artist Scholarship Award

Any individual, business or community group interested in nominating a person or business for the Linny Awards can do so at www.artsquestfoundation.org/linnyawards. The Linnys are open to individuals and businesses living or working in Lehigh, Northampton, upper Bucks and upper Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County in New Jersey.

Winners will be selected by the official Linny Awards jurying panel, with the winners announced in mid-July.

All 2018 Linny Award winners will be honored during the Linny Awards ceremony Nov. 8, 6 p.m., at Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Named after the late Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler, a stained glass artist and community leader who supported artists and arts organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than a quarter century, the Linny Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the region’s flourishing arts community. Proceeds from the Linny Awards go to support the nonprofit ArtsQuest Foundation, which Fowler helped found in 2003. The nonprofit foundation is focused on supporting and strengthening the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and more than 2,500 other programs, events and educational classes annually for our region. For complete information on the foundation and the Linny Awards, please visit www.artsquestfoundation.org.

South Side Arts and Music Festival at the Banana Factory - April 21, 2018


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East Hills Jazz Band at the Northeast Jazz fest


Sodexo's - BASD Mid Year Update 2018



Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Eat slowly and savor your food, and teach your children to do the same! It takes ~20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain you’re full. So if you’re eating too fast, by the time the brain gets the message you’ve already overeaten!


East Hills Middle School Students Preparing for the Beauty and the Beast Performance

BASD Job Opportunities

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



Events in the Area

April 11-15, 2018

April 12, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference

The 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. For more on the conference, please visit http://kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com/

April 25-28, 2018

April 26-29, 2018

April 26 - 30, 2018

April 27, 2018

April 28, 2018

May 20, 2018 - 1 pm Tee Time - Liberty High School - 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Southmoore Golf Course

June 25-29, 2018 - Elite Wrestling Camp

Elite Wrestling Camp

Liberty High School

June 25 - 29, 2018 from 9 am - 2 pm

For additional information or to register go to the link below

July 30-August 3, 2018

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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