BASD e-News June 4, 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.

June 9, 2021 - COVID Clinic

End of School - Important Dates

Thursday, June 10 at 6 pm - Liberty High School Graduation (BASD Stadium)

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

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



We are #BASDProud of Thomas Jefferson Student James Goins! James is a 2nd grade student who is an outstanding school citizen. For the past year, James has been a star learner both on-stage and off-stage. His teacher relies on him as a leader in the classroom--he always notices when his classmates needs help and provides them with support and encouragement. Some of James' favorite things are math, science, playing with his friends, and video games. We are so proud of you, James!

Congratulations to our Retiring Administrators

Five beloved Bethlehem Area School District Administrators are retiring this year. As a token of our appreciation, the district put together a fun video to highlight their time with us as we wish them well in the future

Congratulations and best of luck to Carole Schachter; Deborah Roeder; Jill Moran, Mike LaPorta, and Joseph Rahs! Thank you for all you have done. We will miss you.

Thank you to Northeast Middle School Select Singers under the direction of Denise Parker for singing the song!

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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 - Ariana Braun


Freedom High School - Elijah Peters

Liberty High School - David O'Neill Rosario

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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