Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 14, 2018
Principal Michele Somishka releases a bag of ladybugs in a small garden behind the academy. Principal Michele Somishka releases a bag of ladybugs in a small garden behind the academy.
This young student shows excitement as she looks at a ladybug close up. This young student shows excitement as she looks at a ladybug close up.
One child enthusiastically shows others the ladybug in her hand. One child enthusiastically shows others the ladybug in her hand.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINThe children gather around to look at the ladybugs up close as they move around the garden. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINThe children gather around to look at the ladybugs up close as they move around the garden.
The students showed their fascination with the lady bugs as they were passed around from hand to hand. The students showed their fascination with the lady bugs as they were passed around from hand to hand.

Celebrating Earth Day

Monday, April 30, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Chesterbrook Academy held its annual ladybug launch April 20 in celebration of Earth Day. On a very bright and cool morning, students headed outside for the event wearing their ladybug hats with antennas.

At 10 a.m. Principal Michele Somishka released a bag of approximately 1,500 ladybugs and the kids enthusiastically swarmed around the bugs, picking them up and holding them in their hands.

As smiling parents and teachers looked on, it was clear the kids were having a good time.

Leading up to the launch, the students learned all about ladybugs and their effect on the environment. Seeing and touching the bugs added an even more positive learning experience for them. The launch continues to be one of the most popular events held at Chesterbrook.