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”

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent’s Scholarship Winners Celebrate Moravian College Future

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”

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher for a B.E.S.T. Award

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”

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Named Souper Bowl X Champions

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”

Wells Fargo Provides $25,000 Grant to United Way to Support ‘Leader in Me’

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’”

Freedom High School Student Christina Chen Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program

• 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
$20,000.

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”

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”