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BASD e-News December 7, 2018

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

Welcome to the BASD e-News. A BASD education works to IGNITE curiosity and imagination, ENCOURAGE creative cooperation and individual growth, and EMPOWER leadership and global thinking. The e-News is designed to share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley and show how we are #builtbybethlehem. It is our 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 executive assistant, Barbara Clymer, at bclymer@basdschools.org.

Dr. Roy

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Highlighting the Staff at Miller Heights who are Built by Bethlehem

The Bethlehem Area School District has produced some amazing students throughout the years and Miller Heights Elementary School is lucky enough to claim some of them as part of our faculty, staff, and administration.

Here are some Miller Heights Elementary School employees who are also Bethlehem Area School District alumni and truly #BuiltByBethlehem.

Of the entire Miller Heights staff members, 22 are Built by Bethlehem, of which 7 are Freedom High School Graduates and 15 are Liberty High School Graduates (3 are missing from the picture above.)

Miller Heights Child Care Supervisor Judy Becker attended William Penn Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, and Northampton County Area Community College.

Miller Heights 3rd Grade Teacher Annie Boyer attended Hanover Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, and is a Freedom High School graduate.

Miller Height Instrumental Music Teacher Suzanne Bleiler-Conrad attended Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School, and Moravian College.

Rob Christiansen, Miller Heights' Instructional Technology Coach, attended Hanover Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, and Freedom High School.

Miller Heights Instructional Assistant Natalie Craig attended James Buchanan Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, and Liberty High School.

Miller Heights Secretary Bonnie Dectis attended Fairview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School, Northampton County Area Community College

MaryBeth Eltringham 2nd Grade Teacher at Miller Heights attended Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, and Liberty High School.

Miller Heights Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Laurie Gleghorn attended East Hills Middle School and Freedom High School

Eddie Grube Miller Heights School Custodian attended Lincoln Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, and Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School.

Jen Grube Miller Heights Elementary Kindergarten Teacher attended Edgeboro Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, and Lehigh University

Miller Heights Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher Diane Knox graduated from Liberty High School.

Miller Heights Elementary School Custodian Matthew McClure attended Governor Wolf Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, and Freedom High School.

Nancy Nemchik Miller Heights Elementary School Health assistant graduated from Liberty High School.

Miller Heights Grade 4 Teacher Lou Poczak attended Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, and Northampton County Area Community College.

Kaitlyn Santanasto Miller Height's Learning Support Teacher is a Liberty High School graduate.

Melanie Shimer Miller Heights Grade 1 Teacher attended Miller Heights Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, and Freedom High School

Miller Heights Elementary School Nurse Carol Smith attended Spring Garden Elementary School, Governor Wolf Elementary School, East Hills Junior High School, Liberty High School, and St. Luke’s School of Nursing

Miller Heights Elementary School Grade 3 Teacher John Snyder attended Hamilton Elementary School, Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School, and Liberty High School

Physical Education Teacher at Miller Heights Elementary School Stephen Sydorak attended Miller Heights Elementary School, East Hills Junior High School, Freedom High School

Gale Ternosky Miller Heights Grade 1 Teacher attended Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School

Grade 5 Teacher at Miller Heights Elementary School Karen Voth attended Freemansburg Elementary School, Broughal Junior High School, Freedom High School

Miller Heights Elementary School Psychologist Karen Wisser attended Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School, and Liberty High School

Miller Heights #BuiltbyBethlehem

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The students, parents, and staff from Marvine celebrated Hispanic Heritage Day with music, food, entertainment, and dancing. Marvine's Family having a great time!

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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 Media

2018 Veteran's Day Assembly - Farmersville

Enjoy the 2018 Veteran's Day Assembly from Farmersville Elementary. Recorded November 12, 2018.

2018 Veteran's Day Assembly - James Buchanan

Enjoy the 2018 Veteran's Day Assembly from James Buchanan Elementary. Recorded November 9, 2018

BASD Take 2 - Digging Into History

What can you do in two minutes...brush your teeth, tweet a message, or grab a snack? Well with BASD TAKE 2 we give you inside scoop on the amazing staff and students of the BASD, and the events that they participate in.....all in just around two minutes.

In this segment, in early November 2018,! we headed out to Freemansburg where some of our sixth-grade students are participating in an archeological dig near the towpath at the northeast part of the community.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary Gives Thanks 2018

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students said what they were thankful for this holiday season. Recorded November 19, 2018.

PA Philharmonic Assembly for 4th Grade

The PA Philharmonic came to visit our 4th graders at Northeast Middle School and inspired the next generation of musicians in the BASD. Recorded November 29th, 2018.

Equity in Education - Mike Faccinetto

It's an honor for BASD that our board president is also the President of the PA School Board Association and was able to speak to over 2,000 school board members from across the state. Mike took that opportunity to talk about the importance of equity in education - making sure all students can access the educational opportunities that are available in our schools.

Skill Sets - Speed Dribbling and Passing w/ Jump Stopping

SKILL SETS is a series of videos created to showcase the talented coaches of the BASD, and have them share some skills and drills for our upcoming younger athletes, as we have some of the finest athletic programs in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

In this video, we revisit Head Coach Joe Stellato (Freedom High School Boys Basketball) as he goes over two drills that you can practice to sharpen your game.

BASD Blog News

Liberty High School senior Mackenzie McGovern recently won first place in the Morning Call and ArtsQuest’s InVision Photo Festival Amateur Scholastic Digital Photography Contest. To view more information on the contest, view the link below.

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

Save the Date - The Foundation for the BASD will have their Dinner Celebration this year on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sands Event Center.

BASD MiniTHON Events

Show your support of the BASD MiniTHON with some MiniTHON Gear. For more information, click on the link below.

Raffle for February 10, 2019

BAVTS INFORMATION

BAVTS Annual Open House
BAVTS Celebrates the National Technical Honor Society Event

BAVTS is offering an amazing assortment of delicious baked goods for the holiday season. For more info, see below.

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

Northampton Community College

ArtsQuest Events

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

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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)

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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS

BASD Health Matters Monthly #1

The Bethlehem Area School District prides itself on its health services department and the staff that supports it. Each month, we will give you some quick tips from our knowledgeable employees and partners.

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Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - L:

Lentils: Lentils are high in protein, fiber, folate, iron, potassium, and antioxidants. Lentils are known to help fight anemia, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels. When compared to other carbohydrates, lentils cause blood sugar to spike less quickly. Plus, lentils have more protein compared to beef. Try adding lentils to soup or stir fry.

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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/.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available

Central Moravian Church is looking for volunteers to help with this year's putz.

The putz opens November 23, 2018 and ends December 31, 2018. The hours are Thursday, Friday, 1:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Typically, the last shift stays 30 minutes after closing time. Shifts are two hours.

There are two roles we are looking for volunteers for:

Hoster: You will be running the Putz. There are instructions on running the Putz inside the room.

Greeter: You will be outside the Putz room, in the hallway, greeting the visitors. Group tours will be noted in the log book as an FYI to you.

Please consider signing up for multiple shifts. Families are welcome! Community service hours available for schools too! We appreciate your offer of hospitality to our community and visitors from afar!

The Location is at Central Moravian Church, CE building (40 W. Church St), lower level. If this is your first time helping, we would be happy to provide training or connect you with a volunteer on a previous shift who can give a quick tutorial. Please call Barbara Nelson at 610-865-1907 to set up your individualized Putz training. To Sign-up, go on Sign-up Genius, under Central Moravian Putz, Central Sign-Ups, or call Barbara Nelson at the above number or email me at nelsonbarbarag@gmail.com

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Events in the Area

Support the Nitschmann Middle School Spanish Club this holiday season. Shop at Yankee Candle through this link https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm and the NMS Spanish Club receives 40% from total sales. Thank you for your support.

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 fhsfieldhockey@gmail.com. For more info on Freefall, visit their website at www.freefalltrampolinepark.com.

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December 13, 2018 at 7 pm - Nitschmann Choral Concert

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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.

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