Bethlehem Press

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Student reps named to school board

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

Each school year, two outstanding students are selected to represent Liberty and Freedom high schools at the monthly school board meetings. At the September school board meeting, Alianna Davis of Freedom and Elisabeth Lee of Liberty were given their first opportunity to speak on behalf of their schools. The Bethlehem Press took a moment to catch up with each of the girls to learn a little more about them.

Board begins planning next year’s district projects

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

No more than a few weeks after celebrating the successful conclusion of the Nitschmann school replacement project, the BASD administration and Chief Facilities and Operations Officer Mark Stein, are continuing to press forward district wide. At the Oct. 8 school board facilities committee meeting, the future of many of the district’s aging buildings was brought into discussion.

Kindness is Magic comes to Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The BASD school board had an unusual but exciting item to discuss at the September finance committee meeting. Kindness Is Magic, a small nonprofit organization, has reached out to BASD after hearing about the current school lunch debt the district faces, and the students it impacts. Kindness has already established a successful track record with East Penn and Saucon Valley school districts, but is now moving on to the substantially larger Bethlehem schools.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The Bethlehem school board has heard the last update on the Nitschmann MS building replacement process.

Chief Facilities and Operation Officer Mark Stein addressed the board recently with great enthusiasm and took a moment to thank the design team, engineers and consultants who worked so hard on designing and constructing the new school.

District undergoes positive changes

Monday, July 16, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

With the school year closing, the June 25 school board meeting meant the Bethlehem Board of School Directors had the wearisome task of reviewing 20 pages of proposed retirements, resignations, reassignments, and nominations. Before taking time to place votes on the entire list, and to point out any objections, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy mentioned the most notable of the changes in staffing.

Board reluctantly approves charter

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

As the school year ended, the BASD board of directors had one outstanding decision, dating all the way to late 2017, which had to be wrapped up. Since November, the board has known that it would need to approve the charter for the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts, which was set to expire June 30. The district conducted a full investigation of the charter school, and had only a few small recommendations to improve the curriculum and address educational needs.

District lauds students, teachers

Monday, June 4, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

As Bethlehem prepares to finish yet another school year, the school board and Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy took the opportunity to congratulate students and educators on a number of impressive successes. Nearly 45 minutes was spent at the May 21 meetig recognizing everyone’s accomplishments. The first groups of students recognized were those who auditioned for positions in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association festivals.

MORAVIAN ACADEMY ‘To inlay heaven with stars’

Monday, June 4, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in School

Two by two, the eighty smiling graduates of the Moravian Academy class of 2018 proceeded through the crowded athletic center and towards their future. The boys each wore a full suit with a red rose boutonniere, and the girls were breathtaking in all white, each carrying a single red rose. After the students entered, the faculty and trustees followed wearing the academic regalia of their respective alma mater, their graduation hoods forming a rainbow of color behind the graduates.