Marvine Family Center’s Parents as Teachers Program Earns National Award

The Marvine Family Center (MFC) has earned a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC) as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the PATNC’s international network. Parents as Teachers
(PAT) builds strong communities, thriving families, and children that are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Continue reading “Marvine Family Center’s Parents as Teachers Program Earns National Award”

FranklinCovey President, Sean Covey, Visits Bethlehem Area School District

Sean Covey told stories of his youth, his experiences as a young father, and how he continues to live by the principles set forth in his father’s famous book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” to a packed Nitschmann Middle School auditorium. Continue reading “FranklinCovey President, Sean Covey, Visits Bethlehem Area School District”

“Hat Not Hate” Anti-Bullying Campaign Combines Knitting, Community, and Communication

Hundreds of blue hats in all sorts of styles, shapes, and sizes adorned the heads of students at Donegan Elementary and Broughal Middle schools this week as part of the “Hat Not Hate” anti-bullying campaign.

Donegan Elementary School alum, and owner of Brooklyn Boy Knits, Louis Boria, teamed up with the owner of The Kitter’s Edge yarn shop in Bethlehem, Joanne Turcotte, to break the barriers of stereotypes and bullying and promote inclusion through his “Hat Not Hate” Campaign.

Thanks to Turcotte and all her wonderful patrons contributing to the “Hat Not Hate” campaign, they have received well over 1,400 hand-knitted and crocheted hats.

Donegan Elementary School Assistant Principal, Daniel Garcia

In addition to the hats that were donated by so many throughout the country and beyond, Boria and Turcotte brought along a team of volunteers from The Knitter’s Edge to help with the distribution of the hats to students.

 

Brenda Solitario Recognized for Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders Completion

Bethlehem Area School District Special Education Coordinator, Brenda Solitario, was honored at the September 23, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting for completing the 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders. Continue reading “Brenda Solitario Recognized for Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders Completion”

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”