BASD e-News February 23, 2018

Welcome to the BASD e-News. The e-News is designed to share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley. It is my hope that you find it informative outlining BASD student and staff achievements, BASD opportunities, and area events taking place.

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

Dr. Roy


Northampton County Special Olympics were held at Freedom High School on February 21, 2018. Thanks to all those who participated and volunteered.

Dr. Roy invites you to attend the Parent Advocacy Workshop on March 7, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Nitschmann Middle School on "Public Education Matters in Bethlehem". (Please see additional information on the event below.)

Northeast Needs Your Vote

All City Middle School Band Concert

This year on February 6th and 8th over 150 Middle School students, from the four middle schools practiced together for their All City Band Concert. Students had a total of 7 hours to learn 13 different pieces and to learn how to play as one group! This event is a great representation of the hard work, dedication, and talent of our students in the Bethlehem Area School District as well as the overwhelming support from our Administration and Parents! The students concluded the event by having a concert on February 8th for their friends and family.

Volunteers Needed for the Advisory Board for the Northampton County Department of Human Services Children, Youth and Families Division

The Advisory Board for the Northampton County Department of Human Services Children, Youth & Families Division is currently accepting new volunteers. Our purpose is to participate in, evaluate, and promote programs for children, youth and their families within the framework of the Acts of Assembly giving Northampton County and the Department of Public Welfare the responsibility and authority to administer a comprehensive program of social services for children and youth.

The Advisory Board meets one evening, every other month at the Dept. of Human Services in Bethlehem.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin E. Dolan, Administrator

Children, Youth & Families Division

2801 Emrick Blvd.

Bethlehem, PA 18020


Clearview Elementary School Students Mason Acosta and Adam Fuerhrer

Marvine 5th Graders Visit to Vo-Tech

Bethlehem Area- Vocational Technical School (BAVTS) gave a tour of their facility plus introductions of different work trades with hands on activities to Marvine's fifth graders.

The students were excited to learn the different trades available to learn at BAVTS. They visited engineering, plumbing, cosmetology, health care, cooking and many more. At the end, they all decorated cupcakes baked by BAVTS students. What a wonderful career day for our fifth graders.


The Friends of Music of Bethlehem - Discovering Excellence in Young Musicians

Moravian College, Department of Music, Bethlehem, PA 18015 www.friends-of-music.org

2018 Outstanding Young Artist Competition (OYA)

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2018 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winner will be featured in a Spring Recital where the monetary award will be presented

$600 for the Outstanding Young Artist

(Judges for the Friends of Music reserve the right to withhold any or all prizes. The winner MUST perform in order to receive the monetary award.)

Deadline for application February 28, 2018. Go to this google link for the application. Paste the audition tape using google or vimeo onto the application. https://goo.gl/forms/stbK3yWIbT31JO7y1

RECITAL: Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 3pm

Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem

Go to www.friends-of-music.org for application materials.

For further information, contact: Sara George, Competition Chair, Office - 610-437-6000, ext. 2101; home 215-538-3786; email - primrose40@aol.com

BASD Bowlers Needed

On March 4th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley is holding Bowl For Kid’s Sake, a fundraiser that brings in thousands of dollars to help support our local mentoring programs. As part of this year’s event, we are inviting our partnering school districts into a friendly competition. We would like to see a minimum of one team of Littles from each school district attend this year’s Bowl For Kid’s Sake event. In order to get them there, we are asking Bigs, School staff, and community partners to help us raise the funds necessary for the team. The Goal is $375. For every $375 raised one district team will be invited to participate in the event on March 4th. We have over 80 students from the Bethlehem School District matched in our program. We’d love to see many of them represented on March 4th.

The district that raises the most money will be awarded the 2018 District Trophy!

Contributions to the Bethlehem Team can be made by clicking here http://donate.bbbslv.org/teams/7384-bethlehem-school-district


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley


BASD Media

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

RCN 4 and 1004 - Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 - Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 - Thursday at 7:30


BASD District Insider - February 2018

The BASD District Insider is a full half hour dedicated to all things Bethlehem Area School District. In this edition, we take a look at at BOOMING science experiment, new ways to do double digit multiplication, and much more.


ARTWORKS - The Middle School Theater Companies

Artworks - It's Broadway in Bethlehem! You cannot help but be impressed with what is going on in our Middle School Theaters. Take a look at four different schools, doing four incredible jobs!

Eye on Elementary - Farmersville Elementary School

The Bethlehem Area School District has 16 elementary schools, all in different locations, but all giving the same first class education. Every few weeks we focus on a new school and take a minute to show you what makes the school the special place that it is.

Today we take a look at Farmersville Elementary with principal Jennifer Hilton.

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Children develop food preferences starting at a very young age (preschool or earlier). It’s important to offer a variety of healthy foods and limit junk food to develop healthy habits early on. Taste preferences can still change, but if the child gets continued exposure to healthy foods this will likely be the foods they select as they get older.


East Hills Middle School Students Preparing for the Beauty and the Beast Performance

BASD Job Opportunities

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


Events in the Area


February 23-25, 2018

February 25, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 1, 2018 and March 3, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - YWCA Prom Dress Sale - All Dress are $10

Saturday March 3, 2018 - 10:30 am - Free Concert - Soprano Grace Spruiell Hochella, Foy Hall, Moravian College South Campus

AAUW-Allentown and AAUW-Bethlehem jointly present equity actress and Bach Choir soloist Grace Spruiell Hochella in a program titled “Spirituals, Songs and Stories”. Spruiell takes the audience on an historical journey of the early African-American experience through slave narratives and music. AAUW presents this one-hour free concert in recognition of Women’s History Month; it is appropriate for children and adults.

March 2-4, 2018

March 3, 2018

March 4, 2018

March 6, 2018 - FHS Patriot Band Fundraiser

March MODness!!!

Support the Freedom High School Patriot Band

MOD Pizza, Madison Farms, Freemansburg Ave.

Tuesday, March 6th


20% of sales go to the band

Please bring the attached flyer or show it on your smart phone.

March 9, 2018

March 18, 2018

March 20, 2018

March 21, 2018 - Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery

Participants will learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including: the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction specialists; and local resources for addicts and their families. Highlighted in this program will be video clips of interviews with recovering addicts and family members, an emergency room doctor, addiction specialists, EMTs and others. Live speakers will be featured as well. Liberty High School 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

Friday, April 6, 2018

April 11-15, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference

The 20th Annual Kutztown University Literature Conference will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. For more on the conference, please visit http://kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com/

April 26-29, 2018

April 28, 2018

July 30-August 3, 2018

Baseball Umpires Needed

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) from April until 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








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