Freedom High School’s Zachary Moore Takes Fifth Place at Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Finals

Freedom High School sophomore, Zachary Moore, placed 5th at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League JV Final held in Allentown on November 3-4. Continue reading “Freedom High School’s Zachary Moore Takes Fifth Place at Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Finals”

PA Department of Education’s ‘Schools that Teach Tour’ Visits Broughal and Marvine Schools

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, visited Bethlehem Area School District’s Broughal Middle School and Marvine Elementary School as part of Governor Wolf’s “Schools that Teach Tour.” Continue reading “PA Department of Education’s ‘Schools that Teach Tour’ Visits Broughal and Marvine Schools”

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

From The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District:

With community donor support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area
School District established the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund to help empower our future leaders, Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) students. This fund supports BASD’s launching of the Leader in Me initiative, which incorporates Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other basic leadership skills into the elementary core curriculum in unique and creative ways. Continue reading “With Donor Support, The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District Introduces the Our Leaders of Tomorrow Fund”

Two BASD Students Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

About 1.5 million juniors took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Program. Of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT 50,000 are recognized as high scorers. 34,000 of that number are recognized as Commended Students. About 16,000 of the original 1.5 million are recognized as semifinalists. Continue reading “Two BASD Students Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists”

Recent Freedom High Football Grads, Where Are They Now?

BASD graduates are global leaders in our community. Their accomplishments in public education in both academics and athletics have led them to some prestigious colleges and universities. We thought it would be interesting to see where some recent graduate Freedom football players are now AND what we found is yes, they are playing football in their colleges/universities. We are #BASDproud to announce … Continue reading “Recent Freedom High Football Grads, Where Are They Now?”

Bethlehem Area School District’s Jack Silva Inducted Into Grade-Level Reading Council of Champions

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has recognized Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Jack Silva, Ed.D., for his exemplary service to the Greater Lehigh Valley as a new member of its Council of Champions. With this national honor for his leadership to BASD, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) and Lehigh Valley Reads – a regional campaign for grade-level reading, Silva joins an esteemed panel of advocates from across the United States. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District’s Jack Silva Inducted Into Grade-Level Reading Council of Champions”

Pennsylvania Auditor General Agrees Charter School Law Needs Change

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale urged Harrisburg officials to move to change current charter school laws that allow for less oversight during a press conference held at Northeast Middle School on September 11, 2018.

One of the findings of DePasquale’s audit is a loophole that he says essentially allows charter schools to put up buildings without having to put the construction job out for public bid, including the $25 million Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts built four years ago.

“The charter school did not do anything against the law, but the law needs to be changed,” DePasquale said. SOURCE: WFMZ.com

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