BASD e-News November 8, 2019

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

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.

The BASD e-News is divided into sections below. The sections include School News, Videos from BASD Media, A showcased item from the BASD Blog. Information sections BASD MiniTHON, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, Nutritional Tips. BASD Job Opportunities. We also have information items from BAVTS, Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, and the Bethlehem Public Library. The Last Section contains events and fundraisers in the Area.

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


The Bethlehem Area School District is highlighting individuals who are #BuiltbyBethlehem. These individuals grew up in Bethlehem Area, attended the Bethlehem Area School District, and have since decided to live and/or work in the Bethlehem community. This week we highlight the staff at the City of Bethlehem Police Department who are #BuiltbyBethlehem.

City of Bethlehem Police Department - LHS alumni. Front row from left to right Donna Benkovic, Kristy Koch. Back row from left to Right Harry Daleus, Greg Yerk, James Zarzecki, Hunter Stom, Noah Klingborg

We are thrilled to share some of our elementary schools Halloween Parades. Happy Halloween!

Thomas Jefferson - Pedal Bike Intervention Program

A special thank you to our community partners, Herron Funeral Home, who donated their Musikfest parking lot money back to Thomas Jefferson Elementary for the pedal bikes.

The Ed Center Celebrated the Liberty Freedom Day

Calling All Students Who Play an Instrument

The Zoellner Arts Center is offering opportunities students that play an instrument to audition for the chance to work with Bakthi Kumalo, a local music legend who toured with Paul Simon for many years. The end result...a concert at Zoellner.

Looking for a Job? Visit the Job Resource Fair at Northeast Middle School

BASD Gear is Here - More Added Every Week

Thanks to our BASD Models; Linda Porrata-Lopez, Carole Schachter, and Mariangeli Vasquez

BASD Gear is now available to purchase. Items available include t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, messenger bags, blankets, etc. More items coming soon. The items contain our BASD logo and some items contain our District theme #builtbybethlehem and all are very reasonably priced.

Items can be delivered to your school free of charge or to your home for a nominal fee. For each item sold, $1 will be donated to The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District.

The BASD Gear Website is available by clicking the link below. On the top of the page, by the shopping cart, click on the group sign in. Our password is BASD. Sign in and start shopping!

Clearview Staff's Candy Land


BASD Blog News

Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey and Famous Author, Visits Bethlehem Area School District

Sean Covey told stories of his youth, his experiences as a young father, and how he continues to live by the principles set forth in his father’s famous book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” to a packed Nitschmann Middle School auditorium.

BASD Media, TV, and YouTube

Bethlehem City Hall unveiled its official Census 2020 logo. Building on its strong relationship with the Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem Mayor, Bob Donchez, challenged a high school web design class to come up with a logo that could be used on the City’s website and Census education materials.

Mrs. Kristin Spang, a Freedom High School Business teacher, worked on the project with 2 of her classes and submitted over 50 student designs for consideration. The winning logo was created by Aidan Swenor, a sophomore. Mayor Donchez,

Superintendent Dr. Roy, and Principal LaPorta visited the classes to unveil the winning logo and celebrate the winning entry with the students and Swenor’s family.

To View Other Outstanding Featured Stories and Photos visit the BASD TV cable channel. The station runs 24 hours, 7 days a week on RCN Channel 67 and Service Electric Channel 265.


SERVICE ELECTRIC will air the BASD District Insider every Tuesday on Channel 50 at 6 pm and Thursday on Channel 2 at 8:30 pm

RCN will air the BASD District Insider every Thursday on Channel 4 at 6 pm and Every Sunday on Channel 4 at 6 pm


Dr. Roy at Clearview Elementary School

The purpose of The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District is to enhance the learning opportunities for all students. Today we follow along as $25,000 total in grants are awarded to several staff members, whose innovative ideas were chosen to be funded for the 2019-20 school year.



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.

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.


A Shared Recipe from Lindsay Burke, RD, LDN | Aramark | Food Service Director


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

LHS / FHS Football Game Superintendents Tailgate with the BAVTS Food Truck!

Moravian College's master of education degree in curriculum and instruction has been designed to fit the specific needs of practicing teachers. Each course in the program is immediately applicable to the classroom, with an underlying philosophy of reflective teaching and a focus on action research. This thirty-six credit program requires no admission exams or entrance essays, only a sincere interest in improving teaching practice.

ArtsQuest is a Bethlehem-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.5 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 65 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $100 million annually in the region.


CENSUS 2020 Information


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.

High School Bowlers Needed

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For tickets visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/34906.

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Barbara Clymer