Welcome to the 2019-20 School year!
Monday, September 16 is Back to School Night from 6 – 8 PM. We welcome families to visit our school, meet their children’s teachers, pick up information on after school activities, and shop at the book fair! If you are interested in shopping at the book fair online, please use this link through 9/17/19.
What’s Happening at Broughal?
BASD Empower program is underway!
For more information on how we will be using Chromebooks to empower our students’ learning, please view BASD Empower.
Picture day is Monday, September 16th.
On June 1st, in front of a packed house, Broughal students performed selections from the work of Lin Manuel Miranda as a benefit for the Hispanic Center. Stay tuned for photos and information about where these amazing performers will show up next.
We also celebrated Miss Amy Putlock as the recipient of the BEST Award. When Amy applied to be a music teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District, two schools tried to hire her. Broughal’s principal recognized that her genuine love of music and ability to bring out the best in her students would be just what we needed. “The kids love her and she will do great things here!” You are witnessing those great things unfolding and there is more to come. We bid farewell to a talented bunch of eighth graders, who you will see on high school stages in years to come, but we also celebrate a stage full of sixth and seventh graders who will be coming into their own. Watch it happen live here and let your heart be uplifted!
Broughal, home of the fastest 8th grader in the district!
Avante Kendall is LITERALLY the fastest boy in the Bethlehem Area School District. 1st place in the 100M Finals. A first for Broughal! WOO HOO!!!! And Aliyanna Hunte is the 3rd fastest for the girls! Awesome!
Congratulations on winning outstanding creativity!
Congratulations to Mrs. Carr and her talented students! We send our thanks to all the folks at Piramal who took time to share what they do and give suggestions to improve our final product.
Breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.
As the school year progresses, we encourage all students to embrace opportunities to obtain school supplies, join activities, clubs and sports, and make the best of this school year!
We are grateful for everyone who makes it possible for our students to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We are also grateful for all of the cooperation that makes events like What’s So Cool About Manufacturing and The Little Mermaid such amazing opportunities for our students to develop and share their talents!
- …students and families for making daily attendance a priority since you know the habit of attendance will help students do well in the classroom and in future jobs!
- …teachers who make the classroom exciting so students will not want to miss out on learning.
- …support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra attention our students need.
Always we want to take time to thank our community partners for all they do to support Broughal families throughout the course of the school year. Just Born Inc., Lehigh University, St. Luke’s, and the United Way – working with you strengthens us immeasurably and we are truly grateful for your support.
Our focus continues to be on improving literacy and student achievement. This year we have restructured our English Language Arts program so that students have one class period devoted to a combination of reading and writing, and a discovery period where we can target the needs of each individual student. Students take assessments like Scholastic Reading and Math Inventories, Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), Keystone Exams, WIDA, and Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) to identify areas of strength and weakness. Teachers are continually reviewing this data and using it to strengthen areas that need attention as we seek to challenge, inspire, and motivate Broughal students to maximize their potential. Parents are encouraged to contact their children’s teachers or guidance counselors to review performance data and help bolster their students’ achievement. Contact information for all staff members is available in our Staff Directory located under the School tab above.
Rick Amato, Principal
Nancy Zoudeh, Assistant Principal