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 email@example.com.
THIS IS THE BASD
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.
Attention Teachers and Coaches! Do you have a great lesson that you are willing to share with the world? Are you an athletic coach who has a great drill to share with younger players? BASD Media would love to have you as part of their SNOW DAY and SKILL SETS series. Check out the flyer for more information.
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 - Donegan 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 Donegan Elementary with principal Sonia Vazquez.
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
Lehigh University Event
Lehigh University Choral Arts performs Britten’s “War Requiem”
Where: Baker Hall in the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, 420 E Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA (free off-street parking in attached garage)
When: May 4 and 5, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Who: - 200 singers of the Lehigh University Choral Arts program
- Professional guest soloists: Barbara Shirvis, soprano; William Burden, tenor; Trevor Scheunemann, baritone
- Orchestra (75 professional musicians from Lehigh Valley, Delaware Valley, and New York)
- Chamber orchestra (also professionals)
- Bel Canto Children’s Choir
Tickets: Available at http://zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/lu-choral-arts-benjamin-brittens-war-requiem (Students, including college students, get in for only $5 with student ID; senior and group discounts also available). Directions: Available at http://zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu/directions-parking
More about the War Requiem: This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I: the war that many combatants thought would be the “war to end all wars.” One of the structures destroyed by bombing in WWII was Coventry Cathedral in England. Eventually, a replacement cathedral was built, and Benjamin Britten was commissioned to write a piece for the consecration celebration in 1962. He wrote the anti-war piece “War Requiem,” which is often considered one of the musical masterpieces of the 20th-century. Lehigh Choral Arts, the Bel Canto children’s choir, and the soprano soloist sing a (sort of) traditional Latin mass for the dead. The tenor and baritone soloists sing poems written by Wilfred Owen about war. Owen served in the trenches in WWI and was killed in action shortly before the Armistice.
More about Lehigh University Choral Arts: The Choral Arts program, under the direction of Steven Sametz (director) and Sun Min Lee (associate director) includes the University Choir, Dolce (a women’s a cappella ensemble), Glee Club (men’s a cappella group), and Choral Union (mix of LU students, faculty, and community members). To learn more, go to http://lehighchoralarts.com/.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFORMATION
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.
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