The Law Firm of White and Williams LLP Adopts Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and Provides Funding for STEM Projects

Representatives from the law firm of White and Williams LLP were on hand February 21, 2018 to announce the adoption of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Their generosity has allowed Thomas Jefferson to build a Lego wall, provide Legos, as well as have Lego storage bins for the school’s library. The completion of the Lego wall has allowed the school to evolve its traditional library practices into maker space work stations for its students. Continue reading “The Law Firm of White and Williams LLP Adopts Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and Provides Funding for STEM Projects”

Two BASD Students Winners in ‘My Teacher is an Olympian’ Contest

Two Bethlehem Area School District students were selected as winners in the “My Teacher is an Olympian” contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Partners for Public Education, and Pennsylvania PTA.  Continue reading “Two BASD Students Winners in ‘My Teacher is an Olympian’ Contest”

BASD High School Advisory Council Agrees on School Safety Advocacy

The BASD Superintendent’s High School Advisory Council consisting of students from Liberty and Freedom met today and discussed what steps they can take in response to the Florida school shooting. Our students, like other students nationwide​,​ feel the need to take action in response to the tragedy in Florida.

The group consensus was that on-going advocacy with state and federal policymakers regarding school safety is a more effective response than a single walk out. Student leaders will now work with their principals to plan a day of advocacy to support fellow students who may feel alienated from school and to discuss state and federal policies to enhance school safety.

Forty-one Bethlehem Area Vocational-Techincal School (BAVTS) students earned medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA District Competition

Forty-one Bethlehem Area Vocational-Techincal School (BAVTS) students earned medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA District Competition. Continue reading “Forty-one Bethlehem Area Vocational-Techincal School (BAVTS) students earned medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA District Competition”

Liberty High School Graduate, Dr. Reisa Sperling, to Co-Lead Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium

Reisa Sperling, a Liberty High School graduate and a renowned Alzheimer’s disease expert and physician-scientist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will co-lead the soon-to-be-launched Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC), a $70-million research initiative that will create a network of 35 Alzheimer’s disease trial sites across the country, according to a release from the medical school. Continue reading “Liberty High School Graduate, Dr. Reisa Sperling, to Co-Lead Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium”

Bethlehem School Crossing Guards Needed

The Bethlehem Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of School Crossing Guard.

The position starts at $10.76 per hour. Hours follow the BASD school schedule. Applicants must be able to drive and pass a background checks.

For more information on the pay, benefits, and duties, please contact Officer Scot Weber at 610-997-7669 or email sweber@bethlehem-pa.gov. Applications are available on the City’s website – www.bethlehem-pa.gov/admin/jobs.html or at the HR Office in City Hall, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District receives $2,500 check from PPL Electric Utilities to support Bethlehem Area School District’s Project Lead the Way

PPL Electric Utilities presented check in the amount of $2,500 to The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District to further support the district’s Project Lead the Way program during a presentation on Wednesday, December 20 at Freedom High School. Continue reading “The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District receives $2,500 check from PPL Electric Utilities to support Bethlehem Area School District’s Project Lead the Way”

Freedom High School Seniors Win Gold in 100 Team Technician Challenge

Earlier this month theBethlehem Area Vocational Technical School had 3 teams (6 students) compete in the Universal Technical Institute’s Top Technician Challenge.  There were 100 teams in the competition from a large area including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.   Continue reading “Freedom High School Seniors Win Gold in 100 Team Technician Challenge”