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BASD e-News November 2, 2018

To the BASD Staff, Parents, Students, and Community

Welcome to the BASD e-News. 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.

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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Friday, November 2, 2018 - Liberty vs Freedom Playoff Football Game

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join the BASD family on Friday, November 2, at the Liberty vs Freedom Playoff Football game. There will be something for everyone; football, bands, and great food. Gates open, 5:45 pm pre-game, and 7 pm is kickoff. Go BASD!

BASD American Sign Language Students Signing the National Anthem at the Liberty vs Freedom Football Game on October 27, 2018

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Patriot and Grenadier Band Joint Performance - PSBA HERSHEY - 2018

On October 17, 2018 the Liberty and Freedom high school bands performed together to open the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Michael Faccinetto, BASD School Board President and President of PSBA presented at the conference.

Calypso Elementary Lighthouse Team - Throwing Kindness Like Confetti

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BASD COMMUNICATION INFORMATION

Built by Bethlehem at East Hills Middle School

BASD graduates are global leaders in our community. Their accomplishments in public education have kept them in the area and in some cases lead them back to the BASD. We thought it would be interesting to see how many staff members at East Hills Middle School have a Bethlehem background. Here is what we found...

East Hills Middle School Principal David Horvath is a Freedom High School Graduate who also attended Spring Garden and East Hills Middle School. He is a Moravian College Graduate as well. Mr. Horvath is #BuiltbyBethlehem.

East Hills Middle School 6th Grade Teacher Kristen Zambo-Cavey is a Liberty High School Graduate.

East Hills Middle School Guidance Counselor Andrea Schwartz is a Lehigh University, Freedom High School, East Hills, and Farmersville Graduate. Andrea is #builtbybethlehem.

East Hills Middle School Custodian Cindy Turtschenow is a Liberty High School Graduate who also attended Nitschmann and Northeast Middle Schools.

East Hills Middle School 7th Grade Teacher Mike Arner attended Rosemont Elementary School, Nitschmann Middle School and is a Liberty High School Graduate.

East Hills Middle School 7th Grade Teacher Steph Rizk is a Freedom High School Graduate. Ms. Rizk also attended Spring Garden and East Hills Middle School.

East Hills Middle School Aileen Morgan is a 6th Grade Teacher. Ms. Morgan is #BuiltbyBethlehem. She attended Spring Garden Elementary School and Northeast Middle School. She is a Liberty High School Graduate. She also attended Northampton Area Community College, Moravian College, and Lehigh University.

East Hills Middle School Teacher Eric Ihling teaches 6th Grade. Mr. Ihling is a Freedom High School Graduate. He also attended Farmersville Elementary School and East Hills Middle School.

East Hills Middle School 6th Grade Special Education Teacher Carol Rufe is a Liberty High School Graduate. Ms. Rufe also attended Fountain Hills Elementary School and Broughal Middle School.

East Hills Middle School Secretary Carol Pena is a Freedom High School Graduate who also attended Broughal Middle School.

East Hills Middle School 6th Grade Teacher Betsy Kreidler is a Liberty High School Graduate. She also attended Edgeboro Elementary School (now the Education Center) and Northeast Middle School.

East Hills Middle School Custodian Melissa Sule is a Liberty High School Graduate. She attended Calypso Elementary School and Nitschmann Middle School.

East Hills Middle School 6th Grade Teacher Sharon Micolochick is a Freedom High School Graduate. She attended Miller Heights Elementary School and East Hills Middle School.

#BuiltbyBethlehem

East Hills Middle School 6th Grade Teacher Amanda Burkhardt attended Calypso Elementary School and Nitschmann Middle School. She is a Liberty High School Graduate. She is also a Moravian College Graduate.

Ms. Burkhardt's father, William Burkhardt, retired from the Bethlehem Area School in 2005. He was a teacher at Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, Assistant Principal at Freedom High School, Director of Secondary Education, and Principal of Liberty High School, where he was for 15 years. He also served on the BASD school board for 2 terms. He was also a Liberty High School Graduate. Ms. Burkhardt's mother also was a Liberty High School Graduate.

Ms. Burkhardt's sister, Megan Terry, is a first grade teacher at Buchanan Elementary. She was also "built" by Bethlehem.

A special thank you to Mr. Tannous, Assistant Principal of East Hills, for helping gather our BASD graduates at East Hills and for the talented students who created the BASD Alumni sign.

We are #BASDproud of all the East Hills Middle School staff.

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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.

BASD District Insider

Full STEM Ahead - Why do leaves change their color?

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics....in the BASD we nurture it all...and all with some of the finest, most committed teachers in Pennsylvania. Full STEM Ahead is a series put out by the BASD, which focuses on new topics for our younger students exploring STEM ideas, presented by some of our finest teachers.

In today's video, LHS teachers Mr. Andreucci and Mr. Little combine efforts to show you why leaves change their color and do a little experiment to show you how a plant's green leaf really can show you all of the colors.

BASD Blog News

With Donor Support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District Introduces the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund

To see more exciting news posted on the BASD Blog, visit the BASD Blog link below

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

The Foundation for the BASD - Grand Awarding 2018 - View the video below to see the reactions of BASD teachers as they receive the news that they are the winners of the grants through the Foundation for the BASD.

BASD MiniTHON Events

Raffle for February 10, 2019

BAVTS INFORMATION

"Tastes & Tunes" Event on October 7, 2018

BAVTS students from the Culinary Arts and Baking areas prepared "Tastes" for the “Tastes & Tunes” event, sponsored by the Bethlehem Rotary Club. All proceeds from this event benefitted BASD through the Foundation for the BASD, with proceeds going directly toward purchasing musical instruments for students in the district. Thank you BAVTS!

COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES INFORMATION

Moravian College

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

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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.

Dr. Roy welcomed the 2018-2019 Student Board Representatives this week. The Student Board Representatives report to the School Board at the monthly meetings on events that are taking place at their schools. Thank you for your commitment to BASD. From left to right, Joshua Konschnik (FHS Alternate), Alianna Davis (FHS Representative), Dr. Roy, Elisabeth S. Lee (LHS Alternate), Zoey R. Reifinger (LHS Representative)

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WEEKLY NUTRITION and FITNESS TIPS

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Healthy Tips from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietitian for Bethlehem Area School District

The ABC Tips - Ks:

Kale: Kale is known to contain the largest amount of antioxidants compared to any other fruit or vegetables. In addition, kale contains high amounts of vitamin A, C, and K. Consuming kale is known to fight free radicals (associated with cancer and other diseases). Try adding kale to your salad or make some baked kale chips.

Kefir: Kefir is fermented milk that contains probiotics. Probiotics are known to help with good digestion and support your immune system. Kefir contains different strains of probiotic compared to yogurt. You can consume both yogurt and kefir for double the probiotic power. Kefir is known to have a bitter taste, so try adding it to your smoothie.

Kiwi: One kiwi provides more than the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Kiwi also provides a high amount of vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting. Two kiwis contain the same amount of potassium as one banana, while providing less sugars and calories. The fuzzy skin might deter you from eating it, however the whole kiwi is edible. Just make sure you wash the outside of the fruit before consuming. Try adding kiwis to your smoothie or fruit salad.

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BASD Job Opportunities

Want a corner office with at view? Get paid to travel? Drive a $100k company vehicle?

Come drive bus with us!! Will train. $19.01/hour to start.

Please call the BASD Transportation office at 610.861.0360.

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

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Events in the Area

National Museum of Industrial History

Freedom Field Hockey Fundraiser at Freefall

Freedom Field Hockey is having a Freefall Fundraiser now through November 30, 2018. The cost is $10 for one hour of jumping. Freefall is located at 2800 Baglyos Circle, Bethlehem. To order a ticket for the fundraiser email fhsfieldhockey@gmail.com. For more info on Freefall, visit their website at www.freefalltrampolinepark.com.

November 5, 2018

November 8, 2018 and November 10, 2018

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November 18, 2018

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December 8, 2018

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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