Bethlehem Press

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cops ‘n’ Kids: An education celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by ALLISON POCZAK in School

The Cops ‘n’ Kid’s Literacy Program enjoyed its 11th annual Celebration of Reading … and the Arts and Sciences at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family South Side Center April 22. The events kicked off at 10:30 a.m. with a small parade of the Liberty HS bagpipers, Broughal MS Marching Band, and the City of Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit. The musical entertainment lasted until 3 p.m., continuing every half-hour under the outdoor performance venue and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors in the NCC Fowler Center.

Empowering future female scientists

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by ALLISON POCZAK in School

Young girls from Marvine ES experienced a unique program this semester promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tech Gyrls is a program hosted by the YWCA, where girls in fourth and fifith grades get to learn robotics by building and programming their own robots to move around the room. In addition to robotics, they learned about great women in the STEM field and gave presentations to their friends and families about those women. A total of nine girls participated in Tech Gyrls, and their presentations took place April 12 after school.