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 email@example.com.
ASA PACKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM
The Asa Packer Elementary School staff is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem. 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.
Take a look…
From Left to Right: Jonathan Horvath - Principal (Freedom Graduate), Mary-Rebecca Truchan - Grade 1 Teacher (LHS Graduate), Lisa Madl - Grade 2 Teacher (Freedom Graduate), Suzanne Conrad - Instrumental Music Teacher (Liberty Graduate), Frank Valish - School Psychologist (Freedom Graduate), Jolene Borger - Daycare (Freedom Graduate), Patricia Brennan - General Duty Aide (Freedom Graduate), Kyle Rogers - Grade 5 Teacher (Liberty Graduate), and Betsy Gawlik - Kindergarten Teacher (Liberty Graduate). Anne Marie Rittoper - Cafeteria Staff (Not Pictured). Holding the BASD sign are future BASD Graduates Nicholas Sabol - Grade 4 and Skyler Miller - Grade 4
National School Counselors Week
BASD Launches New Tip Line - Safe2Say Something
Pennsylvania recently implemented a statewide, 24/7, tip line for reporting school-related threats. This new tip line is called Safe2Say Something and is focused on providing middle school and high school students across our state a tool for anonymously reporting threats. Any tips reported to Safe2Say Something involving our district will be shared with our school safety team and local law enforcement for immediate action. Over the next week, all middle school and high school students will receive information at school about the Safe2Say Something program including information on how to text, call or email to report a concern. Details regarding Safe2Say Something are posted on the district's website as parents and community members statewide can also download the app and report threats. Please review the website for these details. Together, we will continue to work to keep our students safe. Thank you.
Calling all Area Organizations
Freedom High School will be hosting its 3rd annual Career Pathways and Service Learning Fair on Tuesday, March 5th in the Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium. The goal of this event is to provide students with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding future career and educational opportunities in their community and surrounding areas. If you know or operate a community organization that would provide beneficial information to our students' future career, education, or community service goals, please fill out or share the Google Form provided.
Lehigh University will host a A Focus on School Shooting: What Everyone Should Know on March 5, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Packard Laboratory Auditorium, Room 101. This event is free to the public.
Please join Lehigh's College of Education for its 1st Annual "Crucial Conversations Series Dialog." Counseling Psychology Professor Dr. Nicole Johnson will moderate a dialog between Dr. Joseph Roy, Superintendent of the Bethlehem Area School District and Dr. Peter Langman, psychologist, author, and trainer and a Counseling Psychology alum who is an expert on school shootings. For more information and to register, click on the link below.
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.
Northampton County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament - 2019
Several BASD middle and high school students recently participated in a basketball tournament hosted by The Special Olympics of Northampton County. Watch and see how competition and camaraderie with classmates shaped an awesome day.
Northeast Theater Company Presents - The Lion King Jr.
Take a trip out to the African Savanna with the Northeast Theater Company as they put on The Lion King Jr. - February 28th and March 2nd.
East Hills Theater Company - Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Take a look behind the scenes at the East Hills Theater Company! The students at East Hills Middle School WOULD LOVE to invite you out to a Broadway quality performance of Alice in Wonderland Jr. February 22-24, 2019.
Broughal Middle School Theater - The Little Mermaid Jr.
Come see this great show put on by some awesome students. Hear why you should come out from the cast members themselves!!
Nitschmann Dramatics - Singin' in the Rain Jr.
Talent is the first word that comes to mind with this bunch! Go behind the curtain with the Nitschmann Dramatics as they prepare for Singin' in the Rain Jr., March 1-3.
BASD Blog News
To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below
Sign Language in the Bethlehem Area School District (Part 2)
In a follow up to our first video, the students and teachers are wrapping up the very first semester of the sign language course in the BASD. What was the result? Did the students achieve? Is it a worthwhile program? Answers to those questions and more in the following video.
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
Save the Date - The Foundation for the BASD will have their Dinner Celebration this year on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Sands Event Center.
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.
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