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”
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”
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”
For the fourth year in a row, a Liberty and Freedom high school student were awarded a four-year full-ride scholarship to Moravian College as part of the Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship.
In the post below, we highlight the award ceremonies for Freedom senior Olivia Swiadek and Liberty senior Dennis N. Rosado. We have also included a photo gallery below as well. Continue reading “Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship Winners Celebrate Moravian College Future”
Since 2000, the B.E.S.T. Awards reward excellence in teaching at the K-12 levels in the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD). All recipients of the B.E.S.T. Award receive a certificate, a monetary award, and are recognized at the BASD convocation in August. Continue reading “Nominate An Outstanding Teacher for a B.E.S.T. Award”
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”
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’”
• 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
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 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”
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation presented the Bethlehem Educational Scholastic Trust (BEST) awards to three Bethlehem Area School District teachers at Convocation on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Liberty High School. Continue reading “Bethlehem Educational Scholastic Trust Award Recipients Honored”