BASD e-News March 31, 2017

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

I hope you enjoy this issue.

Have a great weekend.

Dr. Roy

Dr. Roy visits Spring Garden Elementary School



Congressman Dent wanted to pass along the notice below regarding the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute.

In 2017, the Library will offer five Institute weeks:

•Open Sessions (any subject area): June 19-June 23, June 26-June 30, and July 10-July 14

•Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 17-July 21

•World War I Focus: July 31-August 4

The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute is appropriate for K-12 educators across many disciplines, including: Social Studies/History, English Language Arts, Science, Art, Music; and for any other educator who feels primary sources could be used with their curriculum. Librarians and Curriculum/Professional Development specialists are also encouraged to apply. If you have a question as to whether the Summer Teacher Institute would be appropriate for you, please send us an email to: Application Deadline: March 17, 2017

For more information, please visit:



Congrats to LHS Senior Lexi Vega 2017 Recipient of the Superintendent's Scholarship to Moravian College.

Lexi was selected as this year's 2017 recipient at a reception at LHS on Monday, March 27. Lexi received a four-year full tuition scholarship to Moravian.

Lexi with Dr. Roy and Dr. Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian College.


BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website.


BASD Media

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SERVICE ELECTRIC - Debut THIS Friday at 5pm on Channel 50 and 550HD



By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN

Healthy tip:

Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium).


Keeping your heart healthy with better oral care

Claiming around 610,000 lives each year, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S.1 Did you know that research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums?

Having gum disease increases the risk of a first heart attack by 28%, according to a 2016 study by the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden.2

“Although the findings indicate a strong link between gum disease and heart disease, it’s still unclear whether one actually causes the other,” says the American Heart Association. The two conditions have some of the same risk factors, including smoking, poor nutrition and diabetes. Researchers believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the connection.3

Prevention is the best medicine

Regular healthy habits can lower your risk of both gum disease and heart disease. And, if you already have one or both of these conditions, these strategies can help reduce their impact:

• Brush and floss regularly. To remove plaque-forming bacteria, brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, and don’t skip the floss.

• Choose a healthy diet, rich in essential nutrients (especially vitamins A and C). Reduce or eliminate sugar and starches.

• Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. These habits can destroy your gums and increase your chance of heart disease.

This message is courtesy of Delta Dental


Congrats to FHS Senior Gabriella Greenhoward 2017 Recipient of the Superintendent's Scholarship to Moravian College.

Gabriella was selected as this year's 2017 recipient at a reception at FHS on Monday, March 27. Gabriella received a four-year full tuition scholarship to Moravian.

Gabriella with Dr. Roy and Dr. Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian College.


GBSL Sign Ups

In 2017 the Greater Bethlehem Soccer League will be celebrating it's 50th season of providing recreational/instructional soccer to children in the area. The league has a "Sunday Afternoon only" format for boys and girls ages 5-13 and all games/practices take place on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus.

For more information on the league and upcoming registrations for our Fall season please go to their website at or e-mail them at



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Do you like pancakes and sausage? How about all you can eat pancakes and sausage? William Penn is having an Applebee’s breakfast to support a scholarship fund that is given to a senior graduating from BASD and is a William Penn alum. Join us on April 1 from 8-10 am at the Applebee’s on Nazareth Pike for some good food and even better company! Purchase your tickets at the William Penn office or at Applebee's on the day of the event. See you there!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Stephanie Powell Watts will have at a reading/signing/launch party for her new novel, "No One Is Coming to Save Us" (a B&N Discover New Writers selection) at 7 PM on Tuesday April 4, at the Barnes & Noble in the Southmont Center out by 33 at 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, PA 18045. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Bethlehem Public Library. If you can, please come out to support Stephanie and a good cause.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 - East Hills Science Fun Night

East Hills Middle School will host the fifth annual SCIENCE FUN NIGHT (SFN) on April 7th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. SFN is a free, family-oriented event open to all members of the community. See live animals, make slime, learn to code with ozobots, explore forensics with the Bethlehem Police Department, sample ice cream made with the famous liquid nitrogen, and much more. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information,

please contact Tom Tancin at

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Cops ‘n’ Kids Eleventh Annual Celebration of Reading … and the Arts and Sciences – April 22, 2017 – Students Needed to Perform

With the help of our entire community, the award-winning Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program has reached a remarkable milestone, distributing more than 760,000 free books thus far. To celebrate this accomplishment, and the children of our community, we invite you to join us (rain or shine) for a day of food, fun, family, crafts, entertainment, laughter—and, of course, literacy. If you are interested in having your students perform, please contact Tammy Giampapa at for more information. Please mark your calendars—and thank you for helping us to “connect kids and community through literacy.”


Baseball Umpires Needed

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you. We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League) from April until November. Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience. If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you. The BUA has over 1500 games that we need to cover each season and we are always looking for new and experienced officials to add to our officiating team. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from January through November, contact us today through our website ( or email us at for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.



Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association Baseball Signups

Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association is pleased to announce Spring Baseball and Softball Registration Information is now available. Please visit the league website: for all the details! Programs are available for boys ages 5 – 16 residing or attending school within the NELL territory and girls ages 5 -20 residing in the 18017 or 18018 zip codes. Questions may be directed to


Bethlehem Area Public Library Events

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