BASD e-News June 11, 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.

Dr. Roy's End of Year Message

End of School - Important Dates

Friday, June 11 at 6 pm - Freedom High School Graduation (BASD Stadium)

Friday, June 11 - Last day of school for Kindergarten - Grade 11

BASD's 2021 Academic Signing Ceremony


BASDproud of the "News Crew" at Donegan. The very first group of students to take on this leadership role. They have worked to learn the writing process and the technology behind creating a virtual morning announcement. After months of organization and preparation, they unveiled their first student production of the morning announcements on June 9th! The members of this creative team are: Azya Laing, Tanashia Maphosa, Isaiah Maphosa, Keyondre Allison, Kymani Allison, Abimelec Lopez Rodriguez, Jobanna Kimberlin Duran Hernandez, Xamaya Falcoun and Joseph Gonzalez. A special thanks to Graceway Community Church, Lehigh Community School Office and Patrick Connolly for their collaboration and support!

Here is their the Donegan News Crew's first virtual morning announcement. #BASDproud

Air Products Salute to Diversity BASD Winner - Eric Frank - Gives Back to the Classroom

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Free Digital Library from Lehigh Valley Reads

Equity in Education - A lesson for our community



Freedom High School offers a free preschool programs for parents who live in the Bethlehem Area School District. The program has a few open spots that it would like to fill. It runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15-12:15. If you are interested, know anyone who may be, or would like more information please contact Teresa Fox 610-867-5843 ext.53403 or email her at tfox@basdschools.org.


Senior Spotlight Series with Dr. Roy

We wish all of our seniors the best in their future endeavors, and a big thank you for being such a positive influence on the Bethlehem Area School District!

Freedom High School - Natalia Fuentes

Liberty High School - Yamirelys Berrios-Ramos

Freedom High School - Tanaysha Torres

Liberty High School - Daniel Caine

Freedom High School - Katherine Marakovits

Wellness 101 - How to Stop Negative Thinking

The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District

Formerly known as the Bethlehem Area Education Foundation (BAEF), The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District began in March of 1999, after a one-year feasibility study. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of members of the community working in concert with, but independent of the Bethlehem Area School District. To move the Foundation forward, the Board of Trustees amended the bylaws to include paid employees and hired a part-time Executive Director in the fall of 2014. Over the years, the foundation has worked closely with school district administrators to prepare programs and opportunities for funding that will support rigor, relevance and innovation in classrooms throughout the district.

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.


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Moravian College

Northampton Community College

Musikfest 2021

Musikfest would like to get our community involved with our Musikfest Poster Artist, Mandy Martin.

For more info on Musikfest activities, please click on the link below.

PBS Events

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)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Upcoming Events and Programs in the Area

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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