BASD e-News May 25, 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

Freedom High School's Drama 1 class taught by Jennifer Wescoe proudly presented The Paper Bag Princess, Chrysanthemum, Rainbowfish, and Horton Hatches an Egg to Miller Heights Elementary students.


Congrats to the Power Vocabulary Olympics Winners and Participants

The Center for Language Assessment held its annual Power Vocabulary Olympics for all of the BASD third through fifth grade English Learners on Monday, May 7 at Broughal Middle School. Schools chose students at the preproduction/beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of English proficiency to represent them in the competition. Congratulations to all of the participants and to the following winners:

PrePro/Beginner Level

Yaksaury Espada (Miller Heights)

Intermediate Level

Johniel Concepcion (Marvine)

Advanced Level

Emily Gomez (Governor Wolf)

Idioms Champion

Lincoln Elementary

The annual Power Vocabulary Olympics for all of the BASD middle school English Learners was held on Tuesday, May 8 at Broughal Middle School. This year students played Quizlet Live using vocabulary from their ELA texts. The new format was exciting as all of the students were able to take part in the competition. Liberty High School English Learners were on hand to provide guidance and encouragement for the middle school students. Congratulations to the following teams who were Grand Prize winners:

Advanced Level from East Hills Middle School: Maria Alejandra Garcia Meza, Adangelis Ortiz Torres, Juan Roman Mendez, and Jean Carlos Cruz Landro.

Intermediate Level from East Hills Middle School: Darwin Caraballo Berbereno, Chad Chen, Yariel Sanabria Perez, and Ibrahim Alkabsh.

Pre Production/Beginner Level: Broughal Middle School: Asael Hernandez, Wisam Al Ezzi, Omar Montalvo, and Anthony Garcia.

Congrats to this Year's AAUW Scholarship Winners

2018 AAUW Scholarship Winners

Congrats to Freedom High School's Julia Roman and Liberty High School's Lucy Kitch-Peck.

Julia and Lucy were awarded scholarships from the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. They are pictured below, Julia Roman is the second from the right and Lucy Kitch-Peck is farthest right. Congrats and best wishes.

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.


Both Liberty High School and Freedom High School's Proms were held at SteelStacks this year. Liberty High School's Prom took place on May 11, 2018, and Freedom High School's Prom took place on May 18, 2018.

To View Additional Prom Photos from LehighValleylive.com Click Below

BASD Media

BASD Take 2 - A Reciprocal Relationship

In this edition of BASD Take 2, we tag along on a trip where our students who have English as their second language (referred to as ESOL), go out into the community to help with aging citizens.... all while getting to practice their English as well.

Jr. Craftsman Along the Monocacy 2018

The rain did not deter our annual Junior Craftsman event this year. Travel back in time as some of our 8th-grade students reenact what life with like in colonial times from blacksmithing to pottery making and everything in between. Who was their audience? How about 4th-grade students from every elementary school in Bethlehem!

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

To visit the BASD Blog click here





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.



Sodexo's - BASD Mid Year Update 2018



Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Be prepared if you know you’re going to be “on the go” for a long period of time. Pack healthy snacks and drinks in the car, so you have options when the family gets hungry. This way you won’t end up stopping at a fast food store or buying chips and soda at the mini mart. Consider trail mix, fruit, carrot sticks, healthy granola bars, or yogurt if you have a cooler.


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

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/.


Students Seeking a Summer Job...


Events in the Area

Summer Tech Academy 2018

Submission deadline is May 31, 2018

For more info on this event Visit https://goo.gl/JrDAGi

April 12, 2018 - September 27, 2018

May 26, 2018

May 31, 2018

June 4, 2018

June 10, 2018

June 18-22, 2018

June 25-29, 2018 - STEM

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

August 3, 2018

August 25, 2018

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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