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”

BASD Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Clymer, Honored with Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition

Bethlehem Area School District Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Clymer, was recently honored with the Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition by the Pennsylvania Association of Education Office Professionals.  Continue reading “BASD Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Clymer, Honored with Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition”

Any Given Child Bethlehem Celebrates BASD Arts

In September 2017, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts chose Bethlehem as the 24th site – the first in Pennsylvania – to incorporate Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child into the BASD. This program will combine existing resources, local arts organizations and the Kennedy Center to create a unique plan to enrich and expand arts education in the BASD’s elementary and middle schools.
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Three New BASD Principals Introduced

On April 29, 2019, Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) introduced three new elementary school principals – all of whom earned their leadership credentials/master’s degrees through Lehigh University: Erin Hines, Erin
Martin-Medina and Courtney Wertman-Stambaugh.  Continue reading “Three New BASD Principals Introduced”

Students Honored at 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon

Freedom High School students were honored at the 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon held at the school on April 26.

Joining the honored students were faculty; administration including BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy; school board members; and friends and family.

Freedom High School Principal, Michael LaPorta,  lead the BASD community in congratulating the award recipients and wishing them luck on their future endeavors.

Those honored during the event include: Continue reading “Students Honored at 2019 Freedom High School National Merit Scholarship and Student Achievement Luncheon”

Farmersville Elementary School is #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. Farmersville Elementary School Staff is the next school that we highlight that is comprised of many who have been #BuiltByBethlehem.

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