BASD e-News October 15, 2021

The BASD e-News is designed to inform BASD staff, parents, students, and the Bethlehem Community with updated information weekly. We hope you find it informative. If you would like to highlight a student, staff member, or a BASD graduate or an activity at your school please email, Barbara Clymer at bclymer@basdschools.org.


Dwayne Johnson, the Rock, Surprises Freedom High School Football Team

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******BASD Employee of the Month*******

Congrats to Jerome Hymans - October 2021 Employee of the Month

Jerome is the Head Custodian at Farmersville Elementary School. Watch as he is surprised with the news!

Congrats Jerome!

******************* Teachers, Administrators, and Staff - Thank You ******************

This week we celebrate Ms. Anne Korves. Ms. Korves is an elementary teacher at Freemansburg Elementary School.

We will be highlighting teachers and staff in this new THANK YOU section. If you would like to thank someone in BASD - email bclymer@basdschools.org.


FHS Graduate Josh Young, Freedom High School Class of 2013 - Doing Great Things!


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Food Pantry and Closet at Marvine Open Dailey as Listed Below

*******************BASD Job Opportunities***************

FOR TEACHING POSITIONS - BASD utilizes an online applicant tracking system - Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, for all Instructional positions. Paper applications will only be accepted for support positions.

Available BASD Support Positions Include:

Clerk/Secretary at Fountain Hill Elementary School

Instructional Assistant

Custodian at Nitschmann Middle School

School Bus Driver

BASD Staff - Refer someone today!

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******Our Community******

City of Bethlehem

Join us and be a part of the "Parade of the Century". The Bethlehem Halloween Parade is in its 100th year. As part of the celebration, we are partnering with the Hotel Bethlehem, Liberty High School, and Nitschmann Middle School who are also celebrating century milestones. In addition, we are also paying tribute to our local health care workers with participation from our own Bethlehem Health Bureau, Lehigh Valley and St. Luke's Health Networks. We are proud to announce that Kristen Wenrich, the City of Bethlehem's Health Director, will serve as the Grand Marshal this year!

Mayor Bob Donchez announced the availability of the new My Bethlehem PA App. “The My Bethlehem PA App provides access to information regarding COVID-19, Lehigh County and Northampton County Crisis Intervention, Parking, the Bethlehem Service Center to register or report a problem and information for those visiting our wonderful City, to name a few” Donchez said. All you need to do to download the app on your Apple or Android phone is go to the App Store, type in My Bethlehem PA, and download it. There is no fee to download the App.

********The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District*******

Formerly known as the Bethlehem Area Education Foundation (BAEF), The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District began in March of 1999, after a one-year feasibility study. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of members of the community working in concert with, but independent of the Bethlehem Area School District. To move the Foundation forward, the Board of Trustees amended the bylaws to include paid employees and hired a part-time Executive Director in the fall of 2014. Over the years, the foundation has worked closely with school district administrators to prepare programs and opportunities for funding that will support rigor, relevance and innovation in classrooms throughout the district.

Dining Service Information


University and College Resources

Moravian University

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Moravian University Announce Partnership to Advance Rehabilitation, Provide 3D Printing Technology to Patients

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Moravian University announced the formation of a partnership between the two storied organizations to explore and develop educational and research opportunities that advance the rehabilitation industry.

While some elements of the partnership, including cross-training and education, begin immediately, the partnership will achieve full fruition with the opening of the Good Shepherd | Moravian University 3D Experience, a 3D printing lab that will be located at Good Shepherd’s four-story, 76-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital set to open in Center Valley in early 2023.

Northampton Community College

Just Announced - NCC Cybersecurity Program Designated as National Center of Academic Excellence

Awarded by the NSA and the DHS, the designation has gone to only 10 other educational institutions in Pennsylvania, and just 274 institutions nationwide. Northampton Community College’s cybersecurity program has joined an elite group of two-year, four-year, and graduate-level institutions with its recent designation as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the designation has gone to only 10 other educational institutions in Pennsylvania, and just 274 institutions nationwide.

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Communities in School

CIS of Eastern PA and Pinebrook’s collaboration on mental health services in Liberty HS in described in this article/blog.

When Liberty HS teachers or peers notice a student struggling either academically or personally, they can recommend that student to the school’s Student Assistance Process. Once a student’s name is sent through the process, Nancy Ettwein, site coordinator for Communities in Schools of Eastern PA, evaluates the student’s situation to determine which program best fits their needs. If mental health is the primary concern, Nancy connects the student to Pinebrook’s clinical supervisor at Liberty for treatment.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Hanover Township Community Center Events

Upcoming Events and Programs in the Area


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Barbara Clymer