BASD e-News January 24, 2020

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

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

School News, Videos from BASD Media, A Showcased Item from the BASD Blog.

Information sections BASD MiniTHON, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, Nutritional Tips and BASD Job Opportunities.

We also have information items from BAVTS, Area Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, and the Bethlehem Public Library.

We are also excited to have added two new sections. The first is titled Wellness 101 which contains short videos from St. Luke's Hospital. The second is the Leader in Me Monthly Newsletter.

The Last Section in the BASD e-News contains events and fundraisers in the Area.

If you would like to acknowledge a student or staff member or share an upcoming event, please feel free to e-mail my Assistant for Communications, Barbara Clymer, at bclymer@basdschools.org.


Congratulations to this month's Employee of the Month Lenny Capuano

Watch as Dr. Roy surprised Lenny...

A very popular topic among the BASD Community is how to find out delay and closing information. Take a look at this fun video by Liberty Broadcasting explaining the process.

For Emergencies and Weather Information - Download the BASD APP

The BASD mobile app contains important information about the goings-on in the district, including safety and emergency messages. The app is available at the Apple App Store (iTunes) and Google App Store (Play Store).

Dr. Roy will be speaking at the NPE Action National Conference Panel on Charter Schools: How the Students and Taxpayers of our Public School Districts Loose Out. Come join us!

BASD United Way Campaign 2019

BASD United Way Game Day Photo 2019. Thanks to all our BASD family for making the campaign a huge success and thanks Coach Stellato for helping make this event possible. A special thanks to Dan Mensch from Geico providing the t-Shirts. #BASDproud

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem Outstanding Young Artist Competition

BASD FREE Pre-K Program

BASD Gear is Here - More Items Added Every Week

Thanks to our BASD Models; Linda Porrata-Lopez, Carole Schachter, and Mariangeli Vasquez

BASD Gear is now available to purchase. Items available include t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, messenger bags, blankets, etc. More items coming soon. The items contain our BASD logo and some items contain our District theme #builtbybethlehem and all are very reasonably priced.

Items can be delivered to your school free of charge or to your home for a nominal fee. For each item sold, $1 will be donated to The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District.

The BASD Gear Website is available by clicking the link below. On the top of the page, by the shopping cart, click on the group sign in. Our password is BASD. Sign in and start shopping!


Freedom students Earning Community service hours met up with Dr. Roy

BASD Media, TV, and YouTube

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 2019, hosting a Mini - MINI THON. The High School students created some fun, games, and most important, awareness of what the Mini THON members support.

To View Other Outstanding Featured Stories and Photos visit the BASD TV cable channel. The station runs 24 hours, 7 days a week on RCN Channel 67 and Service Electric Channel 265.


Dr. Roy at Clearview Elementary School

The purpose of The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District is to enhance the learning opportunities for all students. Today we follow along as $25,000 total in grants are awarded to several staff members, whose innovative ideas were chosen to be funded for the 2019-20 school year.



The Bethlehem Area School District prides itself on its health services department and the staff that supports it. Each month, we will give you some quick tips from our knowledgeable employees and partners.


A Recipe from Lindsay Burke, RD, LDN | Aramark | Food Service Director

WELLNESS 101 Presented by St. Luke's Health Network

We are excited to introduce a new section into our BASD e-News. We are highlighting it in this edition and will continue to add new videos each week. We hope you enjoy this short video on How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions.

Clearview Jazz Band Alumni from Nitschmann



We currently have openings for:

School Bus Drivers

Custodian at Nitschmann Middle School

For additional information on available job opportunities or to apply for a position in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.

City of Bethlehem Job Opportunity

Job Opportunities at Wind Creek

Great Job BAVTS - We are #BASDproud of BAVTS

Moravian College's master of education degree in curriculum and instruction has been designed to fit the specific needs of practicing teachers. Each course in the program is immediately applicable to the classroom, with an underlying philosophy of reflective teaching and a focus on action research. This thirty-six credit program requires no admission exams or entrance essays, only a sincere interest in improving teaching practice.

ArtsQuest is a Bethlehem-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.5 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 65 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $100 million annually in the region.

Leader in Me in Pennsylvania January Newsletter

CENSUS 2020 Information


The Bethlehem Area Public Library offers a world of free resources for students and parents. Check out the website for things to help with schoolwork like online resources including math and language arts lessons, practice SATs, and more, things to borrow like books to bikes to video games to streaming movies, and things to do like programs for children, teens, and adults.

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Barbara Clymer