Congratulations to Charisse Pfeiffer, Bethlehem Area School District Support Staff Employee of the Month September 2019

At the beginning of each school year, three outstanding teachers are recognized and receive the BEST Award at Convocation. The BASD marked history this school year as we started a new tradition to highlight a support staff member and present them with the title of BASD Employee of the Month.  Continue reading “Congratulations to Charisse Pfeiffer, Bethlehem Area School District Support Staff Employee of the Month September 2019”

New Nitschmann Middle School Earns Gold LEED Status For Energy Efficient Design

Nitschmann Middle School was recently recognized as achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard.

The U.S. Green Building Council provides a series of qualifications for how buildings are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The district’s new Broughal Middle School, constructed in 2009, is also a LEED Gold school. Continue reading “New Nitschmann Middle School Earns Gold LEED Status For Energy Efficient Design”

The Bethlehem Area School District Hosts The Future of 5G Roundtable Discussion with Community Leaders

Featured photo: Dr. Donald Outing, Vice President at Lehigh University

 

Like electricity before it, the future of the internet has the potential to reach nearly every single American, and more importantly, every single American student.

How does that become a reality?  Continue reading “The Bethlehem Area School District Hosts The Future of 5G Roundtable Discussion with Community Leaders”

Back to School Photos 2019!

We’d like to welcome students, parents, families, teachers, staff, administration, community members and more to the start of the 2019-2020 school year!

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.

Please view our Twitter Moment below and then our larger gallery below that.

Have a safe, fun, and productive school year!

Twitter Moment:

Introducing the BASD Support Staff Employee of the Month with Peggy McKinnon as the August 2019 Winner

At the beginning of each school year, three outstanding teachers are recognized and receive the BEST Award at Convocation. The BASD marked history today as we started a new tradition to highlight a support staff member and present them with the title of BASD Employee of the Month.  Continue reading “Introducing the BASD Support Staff Employee of the Month with Peggy McKinnon as the August 2019 Winner”

Op-ed by BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy: “BASD Doesn’t Benefit From Charter Schools”

In an op-ed in the Morning Call, Ana Meyers (a paid political advocate for charter schools) made several misleading or flat out wrong assertions that are contradicted by the facts. I want to respond to just one of those assertions because it is so intentionally misleading that the general public deserves to know the truth. Continue reading “Op-ed by BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy: “BASD Doesn’t Benefit From Charter Schools””

Bethlehem Area School District Releases Second Season of “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast Featuring Students

The Bethlehem Area School District recently released the second season of its “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast featuring recently graduated students from both Freedom and Liberty high schools.

The series, which is hosted by BASD Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy, focuses on the students and how they have taken advantage of opportunities that the community provides for them in school. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Releases Second Season of “Built by Bethlehem” Podcast Featuring Students”

Three Retiring School Bethlehem Area School District Principals Honored

Three Bethlehem Area School District principals will retire at the end of the 2019 school year. On May 20, 2019, these principals were honored for their dedication, selflessness, and hard work.  Continue reading “Three Retiring School Bethlehem Area School District Principals Honored”