BASD e-News September 13, 2019

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year.

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. BASD Job Opportunities. We also have information items from BAVTS, Colleges/Community Colleges/Universities, ArtsQuest, Allentown Art Museum, and the Bethlehem Public Library. The Last Section 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.



The Bethlehem Area School District is highlighting those who have given back so much to the community that they grew up in and gave opportunities to them. Clearview Elementary School is the next place that we highlight that is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem.

Front: Diane Williams, Amanda Ortwein, Jessica Dean Back Row: Carol Lenig, Amanda Stammherr (Freedom), Lindsey Hunsicker, Larry McGee, Jody Moyer, Rachel Hudock, Kerianne Veltri, Lisa Hein

BASD Gear is Here - More Added Every Week

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!


Late last year, several students from Freedom High School took a trip to a Virtual Reality Cafe. In this student-created video, watch what the students learned from this experience.


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.


BASD First Day Photos on our BASD Blog

We’ve collected some back to school photos from throughout the Bethlehem Area School District from the first day of school and we’d love to share them with you.


In an effort to expand the opportunity for teachers, The Foundation for The Bethlehem Area School District provides opportunities for funding to support innovative and service-learning projects. Each year, The Foundation provides $25,000 to support various projects and programs developed by teachers.

Teacher Innovation Grants are available to Bethlehem Area School District teachers to implement an innovative project, initiative, teaching strategy, technology application or other effort providing measurable educational outcomes for students. The purpose of this grant program is to enhance student learning and student interest in learning by providing educators an opportunity to exercise their passion for teaching, develop their ideas, partner with colleagues and connect with the wealth of knowledge, expertise and talent within the district and the community.


YOU'RE INVITED: Learn more about the Bethlehem Area School District career pathway curriculum in the fields of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. Project Lead the Way Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 4:30pm at Liberty High School. Learn more and reserve your complimentary ticket: https://whennow.com/event/project-lead-the-way-open-house


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.


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

Healthy Tip

An Apple-a-Day

Crisp, sweet, juicy apples are a healthy way to enjoy the flavors of fall. Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and other antioxidants. They are low calorie, low fat and low sodium.

From appetizers, to entrees and desserts, apples fit with any dish. Combine apples with pecans or walnuts to add fresh fall flavor and crunch to salads. Add apples to seasonal pork, chicken or turkey dishes. Try apples sliced, chopped, baked or simmered. Any way you like them, fresh fall apples are one of the best parts of the season.


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/.

Introducing the Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School Food Truck. Watch for it in your area!

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.


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.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Monocacy Farm Project of Bethlehem will host The 4th Annual Monocacy Farm Food Festival, a family-friendly event for the whole community on Sunday September 29, 2019, from 11 am - 4 pm at 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem. The festival will feature local food and artisan vendors, fun children’s activities and crafts, tractor demos, face painting, environmentally friendly toys with Bob Swaim, chef demos, workshops, petting zoo, farm tours, live music, great raffles and much more. The first 100 individuals/families will receive a free bag with exciting goodies inside.

For entry, a donation of $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family is suggested. Free parking is available but limited. All proceeds benefit The Monocacy Farm Project. For more information, visit The Monocacy Farm Food Festival's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/873521286342021/

September 30, 2019 - Dr. Silva will be a panelist at the Elevate Early Learning for Every Child

October 4, 2019

November 2, 2019

The Artist of this Flyer is Sophie Gillen, a Nitschmann Middle School student.

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Created By
Barbara Clymer