“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.

 

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”

Congresswoman Susan Wild Visits Fountain Hill Elementary Students

United States Representative Susan Wild visited students at Fountain Hill Elementary School for a question and answer session as part of CACLV’s SHE program on March 22, 2019.

The Congresswoman visited the school through the aid of the SHE program of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.

Wild not only answered numerous questions from students, who prepared for her visit, but also gave advice on how to be positive in a negative environment.

Fountain Hill Elementary students asked questions about the “Green New Deal”, the Second Amendment, minority rights, and much more.

The Bethlehem Area School District would like to thank not only CACLV and SHE, but also Congresswoman Susan Wild for taking time out of her schedule to visit with students.

Please view our photo album from the event below.

Freedom and Liberty High School Students Show Off at Project Lead The Way Showcase

Freedom and Liberty high schools recently hosted the inaugural Project Lead the Way Engineering, Development, and Design Showcase where student groups presented their group projects. Continue reading “Freedom and Liberty High School Students Show Off at Project Lead The Way Showcase”

The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District receives $2,500 check from PPL Electric Utilities to support Bethlehem Area School District’s Project Lead the Way

PPL Electric Utilities presented check in the amount of $2,500 to The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District to further support the district’s Project Lead the Way program during a presentation on Wednesday, December 20 at Freedom High School. Continue reading “The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District receives $2,500 check from PPL Electric Utilities to support Bethlehem Area School District’s Project Lead the Way”

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Speaks Words of Inspiration and Determination to Liberty High School Students

Yankees legend, Mariano Rivera, has won five World Series titles, and has seen his fair share of champions. When he visited Liberty High School no October 27, on the eve of the annual game against Freedom High School, he predicted another.  Continue reading “Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Speaks Words of Inspiration and Determination to Liberty High School Students”

Pennsylvania Philharmonic Presents Classical Music for the Entire Family in Pay-What-You-Want Concert

In honor of the Bethlehem Area School District being chosen to enter the John F Kennedy Center “Arts for Every Given Child” program, the Pennsylvania Philharmonic will showcase its 2017 music educational program, “Soundsational Science,” to the general public through a pay-what-you-want concert open to all Bethlehem residents in November. Continue reading “Pennsylvania Philharmonic Presents Classical Music for the Entire Family in Pay-What-You-Want Concert”

Bethlehem Selected as Partner City for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ “Any Given Child” Program

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as the 24th site, and first in Pennsylvania, for Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K–8. Continue reading “Bethlehem Selected as Partner City for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ “Any Given Child” Program”