BASD e-News September 14, 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.

Please view Dr. Roy's message to the staff, students, and parents below.

Wishing you a great 2018-2019 School Year.

Dr. Roy






Be a BASD Brand Ambassador. We are asking employees and community members who are BASD graduates, add to your email signature line, BASD grad followed by #builtbybethlehem. Below are additional ways to Be a BASD Brand Ambassador.

Built by Bethlehem

Service Electric TV2 - Last Fall was the first year that the Freedom high school football program played without one of the Young Brothers on the field. Program changers on the field as well as leaders on and off of it. This is their story on their relationship as brothers, as well as their relationship with their mother and how growing up with each other led to successful futures for each of them.

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.

Below are other ways to stay connected with BASD.

To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog visit the BASD Blog link below

Thank you to the citizens of Bethlehem for providing new band uniforms for Northeast Middle School. These uniforms will ENCOURAGE more students to perform with pride in the Northeast Band.


October 7, 2018 - Taste and Tunes event. Friends at Bethlehem Rotary are hosting the Taste and Tunes event on October 7th. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District with a specific focus on purchasing musical instruments. We hope you can join the fun - Early Bird Ticket Sale Price of $40 until 9/15. https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000006555/en-us/files/page/tastes-tunes-2018/tastes-tunes-2018-flyer-registration-form/BR_T-T_Flyer_0813.pdf

BASD MiniTHON Events


The Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newly expanded and updated Welding Lab. Click on the button below for more information. Congrats BAVTS!


Moravian 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


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)




Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - Here are some C's:

Cacao and Cacao Powder: Cacao contains flavonoids, which are known to help lower blood pressure, as well as improve blood flow to the brain and heart. If the label states the cacao is “Dutch” or “alkalized,” then the product has been processed and about 90% of the antioxidants have been removed, along with all its health benefits. Try using cacao powder when making brownies or add to a smoothie.

Cauliflower: Cauliflower contains phytochemicals, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Cauliflower is known to help fight some cancers and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders and stroke. You might also find purple colored cauliflower at the store, which has even more antioxidants than its white counterpart. Be cautious when cooking cauliflower, if you overcook the cauliflower it will become mushy. Try grating cauliflower to make “rice” or substitute it for potatoes to make a low-carb version of “mashed potatoes.”

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain a high amount of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Chia seeds contain 4 grams of protein per ounce of seeds. They can absorb water 10-12 times greater than their weight, which will help you feel full quicker. Try adding chia seeds to your smoothie or make a chia seed “pudding” by soaking the seeds in milk overnight and adding vanilla extract.

Cranberries: Cranberries contain high amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Cranberries are known to help repair cell damage, prevent urinary tract infections, reduce inflammation, and reduce the risk of heart disease. However, don’t eat too many cranberries, because they can cause kidney stones when eaten in excess amounts. To get all the health benefits of cranberries, purchase them fresh, dried, or frozen. Cranberry juice cocktail and jellied cranberries don’t contain all the antioxidant power, because the antioxidants are processed out. Try making cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries or add dried cranberries to your salad.


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/.



Events in the Area

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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