BASD e-News March 23, 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


Northeast Middle School Performance of Getting to Know Once Upon a Mattress


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.

FHS County Band

Congratulations to Alexa Sciarra, Isabelle Jabbour, Cailah Baran, Emily Shingara, Emily Sylvester, Leah Fastenau, Shane Deacon, Morgan Cahill, Josh Coel, Kevin Raneri, Luke George, and Jacky Boyd who represented Freedom at the 3rd annual Northampton County Band Festival held at Easton High School this past Saturday. It was a great concert! Wonderful job Pates!

BASD Mini-THON Upcoming Events

Chaperones Needed for BASD Mini-THON

Bethlehem Area School District Mini-THON is searching for chaperones for our 12-hour dance marathon on April 21st from 9 am to 9 pm at Freedom High School! All BASD parents are welcome- even if your student is in elementary or middle school! Sign up for a 3 hour time slot using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054caaae2ca0f49-main. It is an amazing event to be a part of.

BASD Mini-THON Event

BASD Mini-THON's 12 hour dance marathon is Saturday April 21st from 9 am to 9 pm at Freedom High School. Over 1,200 high school students from both Freedom and Liberty will stand for 12 hours to support children battling pediatric cancer! If you would like to experience the fun, community hour will be from 1-2 pm. If you would like to donate to our cause, you can use this link https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1863

BASD Mini-THON Golf Tournament

BASD Mini-THON is hosting a Golf Tournament on Saturday April 14th at 12:00 pm at Whitetail Golf Club in Bath, PA. If you are interested in playing in the tournament or sponsoring a hole, please contact Bella Pompa pompair@basdschools.org


AAUW-Bethlehem 56th Annual Used Book Sale - Collection Day

AAUW-Bethlehem is collecting new and gently used adult and children’s books, DVDs, and CDs at the Memorial Pool Building, 359 Illick’s Mill Rd. If you have items you would like to donate, please drop them off Mondays through Saturdays, March 28 through April 20 between 9 am and noon. After hours, books may be left in the containers located outside the Memorial Pool Building.

AAUW turns book donations into dollars for college scholarships for high school seniors and women returning to college following an interruption to their education. This year AAUW-Bethlehem will award $25,000 in scholarships.

Lehron "Dan" Deysher Remembrance - LHS is inviting any trumpeters, cornetists or buglers who have known Dan to join them on the final section of the Lost Chord.

As many of you are aware Dan Deysher was a very special person and very, very special to the Liberty Grenadiers. He quickly became known to our students the adopted grandfather of the band. Over the past 16 or so years, Dan traveled to Hawaii with us on three separate occasions, the 65th, 70th and 75th Pearl Harbor Anniversaries. Each time he represented the USS Pennsylvania and sounded Taps at Pearl Harbor and the Waikiki Holiday Parade.

In recognition of Dan’s service to his country, fellow veterans and community, the LHSGB has chosen to honor him at our Spring Concert. In memory of Dan, we will be performing the Lost Chord. We are inviting any trumpeters, cornetists or buglers who have known Dan to join us on the final section of the Lost Chord. If you are interested, please e-mail Keving Long at klong@basdschools.org for the portion of the Lost Chord that they are asking you to play. Memorization will be key. There will be no music stands available and direct overhead lighting will be limited. Just prior to the last section, you will walk onto the floor and join with the soloist and 39 other trumpeters from the LHSGB.

Rehearsal - Thursday March 22nd - 7:00pm Liberty High School Memorial Gymnasium

Performances - Friday March 23 - 8:00pm - we will perform about 8:40pm

Saturday March 24 - 8:00pm - we will perform about 8:40pm

Attire - Band Uniform or White Shirt and Dress Pants. Please no jeans or T-shirts.

East Hills Middle School Jazz Band Performs at the Capitol


BASD Media

BASD Insider March Edition

The BASD District Insider is a full half hour dedicated to all things Bethlehem Area School District. In this edition, we take a look at our Middle School Theater programs, some incredible elementary schools, and much more.

This month's host is Anjini Patel from Freedom High School.

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

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


Superintendent's Moravian Scholarship 2018

Moravian College awarded one Liberty and one Freedom student a tuition-free, four-year education. Congratulations to Angelica Bennett (Liberty) and Jaequan Swint (Freedom) on their exciting opportunity. Best of luck on your next adventure!

Moravian College Events


ARTWORKS - The Middle School Theater Companies

Artworks - It's Broadway in Bethlehem! You cannot help but be impressed with what is going on in our Middle School Theaters. Take a look at four different schools, doing four incredible jobs!

Eye on Elementary - Marvine Elementary School

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 Marvine Elementary with principal Karen Gomez.

To visit the BASD Blog click here

East Hills Jazz Band at the Northeast Jazz fest




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Leave your child healthy, fun notes in their lunch box, or give them a fun fact about a healthy food you put in their lunch.


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

BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.



Events in the Area

Sunday, March 25, 2018

BASD Employee Easter Egg Hunt (it is still on this weekend!)

It's time for the Freedom High School National Honor Society Annual Egg Hunt! Families of all BASD staff are invited to attend. Due to the weather, the Hunt will take place inside Freedom High School on SUN., 03.25 at 2 PM. There will be three age groupings: Under 5, 5-7, and 8-10 years old. As always, tickets can be purchased for a raffle of a giant milk chocolate sculpture from Josh Early. The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Even with the snow this week, the Easter Egg Hunt will take place.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

April 7, 2018

April 11-15, 2018

April 12, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference

The 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. For more on the conference, please visit http://kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com/

April 26-29, 2018

April 27, 2018

April 28, 2018

May 20, 2018 - 1 pm Tee Time - Liberty High School - 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Southmoore Golf Course

July 30-August 3, 2018

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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