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.
The BASD e-News is divided into sections below. The sections include News and Events from BASD Media, the BASD Blog, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School's Sign of the Week, the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, BASD MiniThon, BAVTS, Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, Hanover Township Community Center, Lehigh Valley Business Group, Nutritional Information, BASD Job Opportunities, Events in the Area, and the Bethlehem Public Library.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 BASD Superintendent's Scholarship with Moravian College
The BASD Superintendent's Scholarship to Moravian College was recently awarded to a Liberty and a Freedom high school student. The scholarship was for a tuition-free, four-year education. Congratulations to Freedom senior Olivia Swiadek and Liberty senior Dennis N. Rosado on this exciting opportunity. In this video, we capture when Olivia and Dennis received the news that they were the winners. Best of luck on your next adventure! And thank you Moravian College!
FOUNTAIN HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM
The Bethlehem Area School District is highlighting those who have given back so much to the community that they grew up in and gave opportunities to them. Fountain Hill Elementary School Staff is the next school that we highlight that is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem.
TOP ROW: Amy Bounassi -Digital Literacy (Governor Wolf, East Hills, Freedom); Stefani Bonavita -Teacher Assistant (Spring Garden, East Hills, Freedom); Kristin Trexler -Teacher Assistant (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Freedom) 3rd ROW: Steve Flad -Physical Education (Spring Garden, East Hills, Freedom); Morgan Dell -4th Grade Teacher (Nitschmann, Liberty); Karen Jones -Kindergarten Teacher (Stevens, Broughal Junior High, Liberty); Jen Wachinski -1st Grade Teacher (Miller Heights, East HIlls, Freedom); Michelle Sanchez -ESOL Teacher (Calypso, Nitschmann, Liberty); Carly Albertson -Speech (Hanover, Nitschmann, Liberty); Karen Dieter -Kindergarten Teacher (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Freedom); Jose Sanchez -Assistant Principal (Marvine, Northeast, Liberty) 2nd ROW: Gina Ray -Pre-K Teacher (Governor Wolf, East HIlls, Freedom); Heiddie Garcia -Guidance Counselor (Fountain Hill, Broughal, Liberty); Megan Dagnall -Learning Support (Spring Garden, Northeast, Liberty); Danielle Frank -ESOL Teacher (Buchanan, Nitschmann, Liberty) FRONT ROW: Juli Stellato - 2nd Grade Teacher (Asa Packer, Nitschmann, Liberty); Amy Lawrence - 3rd Grade Teacher (East Hills, Freedom) *NOT Pictured: Maria Fenstermacher - 5th Grade Teacher (Hanover, Nitschmann, Liberty); Lydia Stachina -Teacher (Calypso, Nitschmann, Liberty)
On behalf of the Bethlehem Area School District, Dr. Roy would like to congratulate Lynn Cunningham on her retirement. Lynn's outstanding compassion and commitment to the Bethlehem Area School District and the Bethlehem Community is remarkable. She is an outstanding leader and friend to so many. Her positive attitude is contagious. And yes, Lynn is Built by Bethlehem. Thank you Lynn for all you have done for our community! Congratulations on your retirement.
Sign of the Week
It’s time for the sign of the week! Thomas Jefferson Elementary School's Kindergarten and Hearing Support students are excited to sign with you!
This weeks lesson : Weather
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.
BASD BLOG NEWS
BASD Board Honors Middle School ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Contest Award Winners.
The four BASD middle schools participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest. The annual contests excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies throughout Pennsylvania.
Anything Goes - Freedom High School Theatre Company
Take a look behind the scenes at the Freedom High School Theatre Company! The students at Freedom want you to set sail on the SS American and invite you out to a Broadway quality performance of Anything Goes -April 4th through the 7th, 2019
Visitors from Kanazawa University - Japan
In a program started by the Lehigh University Modern Languages & Literatures department, visitors from Kanazawa University, who are studying to become teachers, came to visit several schools in the Bethlehem Area School District.
Artworks - 127 Days
The Bethlehem Area School District has absolutely incredible talent in its theater companies, from the high school level, all the way down to its elementary groups.
In October 2018, BASD Media cameras began following along as the Northeast Theatre company began its journey producing The Lion King Jr., and what it takes to put on a show of that magnitude.
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
Thank you to everyone for your support at the March 19, 2019, Celebration Dinner.
BASD MiniTHON Events
BASD Take 2 - Mini-MINITHON
In this edition of BASD Take 2, the BASD MiniTHON members from Freedom and Liberty High Schools visited many of our elementary schools in December 2018, hosting a Mini - MINI THON. The High School students created some fun, games, and most important, awareness of what the Mini THON members support.
Show your support of the BASD MiniTHON with some MiniTHON Gear. For more information, click on the link below.
You can also purchase your tickets at https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2486
BASD Child Care Program
Medalists from the SkillsUSA District 11 competition
COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION
Students enrolled in the course above will be delivering instruction to William Penn students enrolled in the summer program.
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
AREA COMMUNITY CENTERS
Bethlehem Township Community Center
Hanover Township Community Center
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL
April 5, 2019 - Basketball Challenge - Join us at this Communities in Schools Event.
LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP
THE LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER, NON-PAID, PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION. OUR VOLUNTEERS BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK, HELPING OTHERS AND MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO THIS BY DONATING OUR TIME, EXPERIENCES, SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT WILL LEAD TO PROVIDING H.O.P.E. FOR THOSE IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AND BEYOND. H.O.P.E. MEANS "HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EVERYDAY.
WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS
BASD Health Matters Monthly #1
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.
Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN
Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District
The ABC Tips - Q
Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine amino acids our body cannot make. Quinoa contains fiber, which promotes good digestion and will help you stay full longer. It contains a high amount of lysine, which is needed for tissue growth and repair. Quinoa is a great source of antioxidants, which helps to prevent some cancers. In addition, quinoa contains heart healthy fats, which are known to be cardio-protective. There are 120 varieties of quinoa. Try quinoa as a side dish, in stuffed peppers, or add it to a cold salad.
Dr. Roy visited Ms. Young's classroom at Donegan Elementary School.
BASD Job Opportunities
Come Drive Bus Us!
Come join the best team in the Lehigh Valley and DRIVE BUS WITH US!! Training Provided! $19.42 per hour to start. 20 hours a week + field trips! Call (610) 861-0360 today!
For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.
Events in the Area
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