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BASD e-News JUNE 7, 2019

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

Welcome to the Bethlehem Area School District. 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 bclymer@basdschools.org.

Dr. Roy

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Best Wishes for a Great Summer.

As we approach the last school days of the 2018-2019 school year, Dr. Roy would like to thank all the BASD students, staff, and parents. Please view his message below.

#BASDProud

Academic Signing 2019

The Bethlehem Area School District is proud of is graduates from Liberty and Freedom High Schools, and we take a few moments today to celebrate the "next step" as they announce where they are going to continue their academic education. Congratulations to these individuals and their families as we continue to celebrate the Class of 2019.

Message to Graduating Seniors 2019

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Roy, takes a moment to share a message with our graduating seniors, as they move into the next stage of their lives.

OUR BASD SENIOR CLASS - BUILT BY BETHLEHEM

Twenty 2019 #BASD seniors are telling their stories. They are #BuiltbyBethlehem!

Welcome to the third edition of our 2018- 2019 Senior Videos. These seniors have been selected by both Liberty and Freedom staff and administration to share their stories about being #BuiltbyBethlehem.

Liberty High School Senior, Jessica Batoussi, plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study pre-med. She also attended Northeast Middle School.

Senior Ricardo Gonzalez of Liberty plans to attend Northampton community college to study Musical Theatre. He attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Northeast Middle School. Ricardo is #BuiltbyBethlehem!

Liberty Senior Tyler Young plans to attend Georgia Tech to study mechanical engineering. Learn more about his story.

Senior Katie Neary won a full scholarship to LaSalle University where she plans to study BioChem. Katie attended Hanover Elementary and Nitschmann MS. Katie is #BuiltbyBethlehem!

Highlighted below is Freedom High School Senior Alex Rodriguez. Alex plans to attend Lehigh University and study Biology. Alex attended Farmersville Elementary School and East Hills Middle School. Learn more about his story!

Below is Senior Nasir Lagree from Liberty High School. Nasir plans to attend Bloomsburg University in the fall to study business. He attended Governor Wolf, East Hills, and Nitschmann Middle Schools.

Wishing you all our seniors the best in your future endeavors. Thank you for being such a positive influence on the Bethlehem Area School District!

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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.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES 2019

Graduation ceremonies took place this week. Missed the graduation ceremony or want to watch again, tune in to the BASD TV Channel. The entire graduation ceremonies for both high schools is available to view on the BASD TV Channel.

Congratulations and best wishes to all our 2019 Graduates.

BASD BLOG NEWS

Three Bethlehem Area School District principals will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. On May 20, 2019, these principals were honored for their dedication, selflessness, and hard work. We wish them a happy healthy retirement.

Dr. Roy with Sonia Vazquez, Timothy Lynch, and Lisa Lynch

BASD Media

Jr. Craftsman Along the Monocacy 2019

Travel back in time as some of our 8th-grade students reenact what life with like in colonial times from blacksmithing to pottery making and everything in between. Who was their audience? How about 4th-grade students from every elementary school in Bethlehem!

BASD Empower 1 on 1 Initiative

Take a few moments with Dr. Jack Silva, Assistant Superintendent in the Bethlehem Area School District, as he explains what the Empower 1 on 1 initiative purpose is, and how it will be instituted in the school district.

Broughal Music - Songs and Scenes from Lin Manuel Miranda

There was dancing on the stage (and in the seats) on June 1st, 2019 as the Broughal Music Department celebrated an evening with music and theatrics from In the Heights and Hamilton.

The Elementary Spanish Related Arts Class - Part 2

Esta es una gran clase! With one full school year nearly complete, we look into how the Elementary Spanish Related Arts Program was received. This is a great class being offered at the elementary level in the Bethlehem Area School District.

BASD MiniTHON Events and Activities

BASD TAKE 2 - 2019 BASD MiniTHON

Hard work, dedication, and camaraderie are only a few characteristics you will find in students from the BASD that participate in MiniTHON. Recently the 2019 MiniTHON Dance Marathon took place, take a look at some views from the day.

Show your support of the BASD MiniTHON with some MiniTHON Gear. For more information, click on the link below.

BAVTS INFORMATION

Medalists from the SkillsUSA District 11 competition

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

Students enrolled in the course above will be delivering instruction to William Penn students enrolled in the summer program.

ArtsQuest Events

Allentown Art Museum Information

The Allentown Art Museum has many exciting activities going on this fall. For information and a calendar of events, go to

ArtsQuest and the Banana Factory Events

AREA COMMUNITY CENTERS

Hanover Township Community Center

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LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP

THE LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER, NON-PAID, PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION. OUR VOLUNTEERS BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK, HELPING OTHERS AND MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO THIS BY DONATING OUR TIME, EXPERIENCES, SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT WILL LEAD TO PROVIDING H.O.P.E. FOR THOSE IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AND BEYOND. H.O.P.E. MEANS "HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EVERYDAY.

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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS

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.

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.

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Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - S

Spinach: Spinach contains a high amount of vitamin A, which is known to boost your immune system and helps with good eye and skin health. Spinach contains multiple other beneficial nutrients including: vitamin K, calcium, vitamin E, and the B vitamins. Spinach is considered a nutrient dense food, because it provides a lot of nutrients for a little amount of calories. One cup of raw spinach is equal to about 7 calories. Try adding spinach to your salad or try adding sautéed spinach to your spaghetti for an extra serving of vegetable in your day.

Strawberries: Consuming one cup of strawberries meets and exceeds the recommended daily needs of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to help boost your immune system, fights free radicals (associated with cancer and other diseases), and helps with good eye health. Try topping off your cereal or yogurt with strawberries or add some to your smoothie.

Sunflower seeds: Three ounces of sunflower seeds meets and slightly exceeds the daily recommendation for vitamin E. Vitamin E is known to protect the body against free radicals (associated with cancer and other diseases), boost your immune system, maintain good blood vessel health, and contributes to good skin, hair, and eye health. In addition, sunflower seeds contain unsaturated fats, which are known to be heart healthy. Consuming unsaturated fats is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Try eating sunflower seeds as a snack or add them to your salads or stir fry for an extra crunch.

Sweet potatoes: Consuming just one sweet potato meets and exceeds the daily requirement for Vitamin A. Vitamin A is known to boost your immune system and helps with good eye and skin health. Generally sweet potatoes have an orange flesh, which means they are high in the antioxidant known as beta carotene. However, there are some sweet potatoes that have a purple flesh, and these sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant known as anthocyanin. Whatever color your sweet potato is, it is packed with many beneficial nutrients. Try having mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish or making sweet potato toast in place of regular toast.

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BASD Job Opportunities

Parent as Teachers Program - Parent Educator Position Available

Come Drive Bus Us!

Come join the best team in the Lehigh Valley and DRIVE BUS WITH US!! Training Provided! $19.42 per hour to start. 20 hours a week + field trips! Call (610) 861-0360 today!

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/.

Events in the Area

ST. LUKE’S SPORTS PERFORMANCE – SUMMER POWER, AGILITY, & SPEED TRAINING AT NITSCHMANN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dear Parents/Legal Guardians of students heading into 4th through 8th in the 2019-2020 Academic Year,

Sign-up your child NOW for the fastest growing, premiere youth power, agility, and speed programming across the Lehigh Valley! The 6-week programming meant for students on all athletic abilities will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Nitschmann Middle School from 8:00 am to 9:00 am from June 18th through July 25th. Please see the flyer attached for more details to include BASD transportation form other middle schools, BASD student pricing, and receipt of a St. Luke’s Strong complimentary shirt!

Aside from this off-site training held in partnership with BASD, St. Luke’s is also offering 3-month summer memberships from June through August for $180 featuring power, agility, and speed programming at our Bethlehem Fitness & Sports Performance Center (77 S. Commerce Way Bethlehem, PA 18017) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm along with supplemental strength training on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

To learn more and register before June 8th, please email robert.mcclarin@sluhn.org along with Freedom High School’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Imad Azar at imad.azar@sluhn.org. We along with our interns are ready to coach, inspire, and build the next generation of confident, strong BASD proud student-athletes.

We are excited to offer the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Fundraiser

June 10, 2019

June 15, 2019

June 18, 2019

June 23, 2019

July 15-17, 2019

July 29, 2019 - August 1, 2019

August 13, 2019

Summer Lax Clinic - FREE

Come join Bethlehem City Lacrosse in their 3 Annual Free Summer Lacrosse Clinic. It is a way for girls and and boys to learn the lacrosse basics in a fun atmosphere. They are also looking for some high school players looking for volunteer community service hours. For more information call 610-984-2476, or email Bethlehemcitylax@gmail,com OR

July 22-25, 2019

2018 FHS Field Hockey Youth Summer Camp - Join us this year!

June 27, 2019

Elite Wrestling Camp at LHS on June 24-28 from 9 am - 2 pm for ages 5-15.

More information on the camp below:

To request a registration form to email victoria.yasso@gmail.com.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

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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