BASD e-News April 27, 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



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.


Earth Day/Peer Activities were held at Asa Packer. Asa Packer students along Liberty High School students who were Asa Packer alumni assisted with the activities.


Nitschmann Middle School Step Team

BASD Media

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.

Eye on Elementary - Donegan Elementary

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 Donegan Elementary with principal Sonia Vazquez.

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


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!


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.

South Side Arts and Music Festival at the Banana Factory - April 21, 2018


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East Hills Jazz Band at the Northeast Jazz fest


Sodexo's - BASD Mid Year Update 2018



Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Eat slowly and savor your food, and teach your children to do the same! It takes ~20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain you’re full. So if you’re eating too fast, by the time the brain gets the message you’ve already overeaten!


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/.



Events in the Area

April 12, 2018 - September 27, 2018

April 25-28, 2018

April 26-29, 2018

April 26 - 30, 2018

April 27, 2018

April 28, 2018

Outstanding Young Artist Award Recital Set for April 29

Friends of Music of Bethlehem, providing support for young musicians since 1928, is hosting a free concert at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St, Bethlehem, on April 29, 3 pm.

Featured at the concert will be this year’s awardees of the Outstanding Young Artist Award: first place winner Micaela Azzati, flute, and second place Madeleine Baker, clarinet. Muxue “Snow” Du, piano, will be recognized as a Rising Star, presented by Friends of Music chair Lynnie Godfrey.

Ms. Azzati studies with Robin Kani and is a senior at Liberty High School. Ms. Baker studies with Dr. Deborah Andrus, and is a freshman at Moravian College.

A reception follows the recital and an opportunity to speak with the young artists.

Friends of Music is a non-profit education-supporting organization supporting youth in music. Most recently, Friends awarded grants to three elementary schools in Bethlehem to enrich their music education programs. Following the free concert, members of the public are invited to attend a reception to meet the musicians. For information about Friends, see www.friends-of-music.org.

May 9, 2018

Liberty High School's Spring Art Show will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, and Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It will be held in the Art Galley on the second floor of the Commons Building. Admission is free and their will be refreshments. Please come and see the talented work of the LHS students.

May 10, 2018

May 11, 2018

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

May 26, 2018

June 10, 2018

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

Bethlehem Area Public Library








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