Asa Packer Elementary School is #BuiltByBethlehem

Asa Packer Elementary is proud to be #BuiltbyBethlehem! The Bethlehem Area School District is highlighting faculty and staff in our schools who are built by Bethlehem or, in other words, who have spent time in Bethlehem schools and are now giving back within those walls.

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Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors Honored During Recognition Month

Members of the Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors were honored during the January 28, 2019 regular board meeting for their service. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) designates January as School Director Recognition Month. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors Honored During Recognition Month”

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Named Souper Bowl X Champions

From ArtsQuest: Twenty teams cooked up a fierce competition at the 10th annual Souper Bowl, the culinary contest held at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café in Bethlehem on Jan. 26. When the soups cooled, the Culinary Arts students from the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School were declared Souper Bowl Champions with their delicious take on Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda. The competition raised $19,000 for the Arts Education Fund for ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem and programs at the Banana Factory arts center and SteelStacks. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Named Souper Bowl X Champions”

Wells Fargo Provides $25,000 Grant to United Way to Support ‘Leader in Me’

The Wells Fargo Foundation has announced that United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to support the Leader in Me program at three sites in the Bethlehem Area School District. The Wells Fargo grant will fund programming for 1,000 students in kindergarten to grade five at Calypso, Clearview and Governor Wolf elementary schools. Continue reading “Wells Fargo Provides $25,000 Grant to United Way to Support ‘Leader in Me’”

Liberty High School’s Elizabeth Anthony Earns Celtic Cultural Alliance Scholarship

Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) is proud to announce that it has awarded a $500 volunteer scholarship to Elizabeth Anthony, a junior at Liberty High School, who volunteered at the 2019 Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival. Continue reading “Liberty High School’s Elizabeth Anthony Earns Celtic Cultural Alliance Scholarship”

Liberty High School and Spring Garden Elementary Students Shine in PEEPSFEST® Scholastic Diorama Competition

Area students had a sweet start to the New Year when their marshmallow masterpieces were chosen as winners in the 2018 PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition during PEEPSFEST®, the free family festival presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest Dec. 30-31.

More than 130 dioramas incorporating PEEPS® candy were created by local school children and were on display during the event, which took place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Other highlights of the 10th anniversary of PEEPSFEST, which was attended by more than 11,000 people, included two nights of fireworks, new cooking with PEEPS® demonstrations by ArtsQuest Executive Chef Barry Sullivan and more. Continue reading “Liberty High School and Spring Garden Elementary Students Shine in PEEPSFEST® Scholastic Diorama Competition”

Congratulations to 50 Years of the Nuctracker from Dr. Roy

Feature photo by Hub Wilson: Dr. Roy and Elisabeth Lee, Liberty HS senior who danced the lead Snow Queen in the Nutcracker

The following are Dr Roy’s remarks given as honorary chair of the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Performance and Celebration of the Nutcracker on December 16, 2018. 

Happy Holidays everyone.  I am fortunate to serve as the honorary chair of this 50th Anniversary celebration. To accomplish what the PA Youth Ballet accomplishes in any single year with the Nutcracker is amazing and deserving of a celebration – with student performances, public performances, a live 48 piece orchestra and world renowned guest artists – To do it for 50 years is simply extraordinary. Continue reading “Congratulations to 50 Years of the Nuctracker from Dr. Roy”

Freedom High School Student Christina Chen Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program

• 1,896 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of
95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. See the full list.

• The Semifinalists are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth
$20,000.

Freedom High School senior Christina Chen has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind. Continue reading “Freedom High School Student Christina Chen Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program”

The Miller Heights Elementary School Staff is #BuiltByBethlehem

The Miller Heights Elementary School staff is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem. 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.

Take a look…

Judy Becker, Child Care Supervisor: William Penn Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, Northampton County Area Community Colleges

Annie Boyer, Grade 3 Teacher: Hanover Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, Freedom High School

Suzanne Bleiler-Conrad, Instrumental Music Teacher: Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School, Moravian College

Rob Christiansen Instructional Technology Coach: Hanover Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, and Freedom High School.

Natalie Craig, Instructional Assistant: James Buchanan Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School

Bonnie Dectis, Secretary: Fairview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School, Northampton County Area Community College

MaryBeth Eltringham, Grade 2 Teacher: Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School

Laurie Gleghorn, Grade 5 Teacher: East Hills Middle School, Freedom High School

Eddie Grube, School Custodian: Lincoln Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School

Jen Grube, Kindergarten Teacher: Edgeboro Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, Lehigh University

Diane Knox, Grade 4 Teacher: Liberty High School

Matthew McClure – Custodian : Governor Wolf Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, Freedom High School

Nancy Nemchik, Health Assistant: Liberty High School

Lou Poczak, Grade 4 teacher: Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Liberty High School, Northampton County Area Community College

Kaitlyn Santanasto, Learning Support Teacher: Liberty High School

Melanie Shimer, Grade 1 Teacher: Miller Heights Elementary School, East Hills Middle School, Freedom High School

Carol Smith, School Nurse: Spring Garden Elementary School, Governor Wolf Elementary School, East Hills Junior High School, Liberty High School, St. Luke’s School of Nursing

John Snyder, Grade 3 Teacher: Hamilton Elementary School, Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School, Liberty High School

Stephen Sydorak, Physical Education Teacher: 
Miller Heights Elementary School, East Hills Junior High School, Freedom High School

Gale Ternosky, Grade 1 Teacher: Clearview Elementary School, Nitschmann Junior High School, Liberty High School

Karen Voth, Grade 5 Teacher: Freemansburg Elementary School, Broughal Junior High School, Freedom High School

Karen Wisser, School Psychologist: Spring Garden Elementary School, Northeast Junior High School, Liberty High School