Nitschmann Middle School Selected for The Specialized Foundation School Bike Program Grant

The Specialized Foundation announced that Nitschmann Middle School is one of the select nationwide schools to receive a grant to begin the Riding for Focus cycling program for the 2018-2019 school year. The Riding for Focus curriculum integrates cycling into physical education classes as a way to help students achieve academic, health, and social success.

“In addition to 36 new schools across the nation, we are delighted to have Nitschmann Middle School join The Specialized Foundation family,” said Ted Theocheung CEO, The Specialized Foundation. “With this years’ additional schools, our foundation will reach over 20,000 students, across 77 schools, in 30 states. We look forward to working closely with Nitschmann Middle School to improve their students’ lives through cycling.”

As a recipient of this year’s grant, Nitschmann Middle School will gain access to the Riding for Focus program curriculum, a fleet of bikes, a starter maintenance kit, and helmets to activate the program. Additionally, a select program champion will attend an in-person training hosted by The Specialized Foundation to ensure success as the program is integrated into classrooms this Fall.  

“Our expected program will include morning bike rides with faculty and students, all students 6 to 8 learning how to ride mountain bikes in physical education classes, and hopefully to build a competitive team of mountain bikers to learn & compete with other schools,” said Peter Mayes, Nitschmann Middle School Principal. Continue reading “Nitschmann Middle School Selected for The Specialized Foundation School Bike Program Grant”

2018 Bethlehem Area School District Retirees Celebrated

Retirees from all facets of the Bethlehem Area School District were honored at a ceremony held at Northeast Middle School.

From bus drivers to German teachers, reading specialists to psychologists, and principals to fifth grade teachers, 2018 retirees were given a final send off full of thank yous and well wishes. Continue reading “2018 Bethlehem Area School District Retirees Celebrated”

Freedom High School Graduation 2018 Social Media Recap

Congratulations to the Freedom High School Class of 2018! The Freedom Family held its commencement on June 6, 2018 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

The Class of 2018 valedictorian was Linda Mao. The faculty-chosen speaker was Spencer Smith and the student-chosen speaker was Matthew Vera.

A total of 447 diplomas were awarded.

Take a look at some of the highlights from the night in pictures, tweets, and videos!

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Two Liberty Students Heading to Germany as Part of Study Bridge Program

Liberty High School juniors, Deidrian Montes and Jake Otto, were recently announced as fellows of the Studienbrücke (Study Bridge) Program sponsored by the Goethe Institute. Diedrian and Jake are are two of only 22 students selected from applicants across the nation to receive this scholarship.

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Freedom and Liberty High School Students Show Off at Project Lead The Way Showcase

Freedom and Liberty high schools recently hosted the inaugural Project Lead the Way Engineering, Development, and Design Showcase where student groups presented their group projects. Continue reading “Freedom and Liberty High School Students Show Off at Project Lead The Way Showcase”