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BASD e-News April 30, 2021

The BASD e-News is designed to inform BASD staff, parents, students, and the Bethlehem Community with updated information weekly. We hope you find it informative. If you would like to highlight a student or staff member or an activity at your school please email, Barbara Clymer at bclymer@basdschools.org.

COVID Update - April 28, 2021

Register for the May 10, 2021, COVID BASD Clinics by Clicking Here

End of Year High School Event Announcement from Dr. Roy.

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We are BASD Proud of

Greer Hockenmeier

William Penn's Community School Coordinator

Ms. Hockenmeier was recently featured in a Moravian College Article.

William Penn Elementary is a community school in the heart of Northside Bethlehem. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement lead to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring togetherWP interior 1 many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to children, youth, families, and communities. Moravian College serves as the lead partner to William Penn. William Penn staff, Moravian College, and community partners work together to educate the whole child.

We are #BASDproud of you Greer Hockenmeier!

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Community Partner, William Penn Elementary (This article appeared in a recent Moravian College article.)

William Penn Elementary is a community school in the heart of Northside Bethlehem. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement lead to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to children, youth, families, and communities. Moravian College serves as the lead partner to William Penn. William Penn staff, Moravian College, and community partners work together to educate the whole child.

Freedom High School Guidance Team delivered this check for $500 to St. Luke's University Health Network . St. Luke's will be using the donation to supply snack type food to the workers at the many vaccination sites. Freedom Family comes through once again!

Nitschmann Color Guard Performance

Liberty High School Daily Announcements

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BASD MiniTHON

BASD mini-THON is a dance marathon that both Liberty and Freedom take part in. Throughout the year schools try to raise money for children with pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund. The students raise money through donor drives. All donations are much appreciated. Scan the QR code below with your phone camera to donate to our event this year!

2021 Liberty High School Athletic Signing

City of Bethlehem App

Mayor Bob Donchez announced the availability of the new My Bethlehem PA App. “The My Bethlehem PA App provides access to information regarding COVID-19, Lehigh County and Northampton County Crisis Intervention, Parking, the Bethlehem Service Center to register or report a problem and information for those visiting our wonderful City, to name a few” Donchez said. All you need to do to download the app on your Apple or Android phone is go to the App Store, type in My Bethlehem PA, and download it. There is no fee to download the App.

The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District

The work of teachers is critical to our community, as well as to their students. Outstanding teachers require special recognition. Bethlehem Area School District community (students, families, staff, community partners) please consider nominating a BASD teacher for the 2021 B.E.S.T. Awards. https://basdwpweb.beth.k12.pa.us/the.../2021-b-e-s-t-awards/

Teachers are chosen to receive one of the three B.E.S.T. Awards:

Elementary School Level - The Seymour and Sophie Haber Award for Excellence in Teaching

Middle School Level - The Bernie Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching

High School Level - The Anthony Ruggiero Award for Excellence in Teaching

BASD JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We currently have the following positions available:

School Bus Drivers

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Moravian College

Moravian College and BASD partner to bring student tutors into classrooms. The link to this article can be found below. It was recently published on 91.3 WLVR.

Northampton Community College

PA CareerLink of the Lehigh Valley

Communities in School

Check out this Podcast with Tim Mulligan from Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley featuring George White on ConnectED. George reflects on the important qualities of educational leadership in ever changing settings. (This was produced before COVID)

Leaderin Me

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Upcoming Events and Programs in the Area

East Hills Middle School's production of Matilda The Musical will be shown on the big screen at Becky's Drive In on May 5th and May 6th at 8:15pm. Tickets are $25 per car and can be purchased in advance by filling out the ticket order form, attaching a check made out to EHTC (or cash in an envelope) and sending it in to Mrs. Remaly at East Hills Middle School in room 135. If you have any questions, email kremaly@basdschools.org.

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’s) from April until November. Our season was impacted with the COVID delay to the start of baseball but we still officiated over 800 games from July to 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.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website (www.bethump.org) or email us at bethumpassoc@gmail.com for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Thank you to Coffee RAMA for your visit to the Education Center

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