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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM City park rules updated

The City of Bethlehem has released the 2017 update of the city park rules. The following are prohibited / banned: swimming, alcohol (permitted in pavilions by permit), portable grills or open fires, tents or temporary structures and generators.

The Saucon Park and Monocacy Park Recreation Areas have special parking regulations. Parking fines in these areas are doubled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The parks rules and parking...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

FHS Talent night set for May 19

There will be a Freedom HS talent show night at 7 p.m. May 19 at the school, 3149 Chester Ave.

The Freedom’s Got Talent show features music, dancing and fun by FHS students, including many of the “Peter Pan” cast members.

There is a cost which will be collected at the door.

Board recognizes exceptional students, faculty and staff

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by LIZ KEMMERER in Local News

The April 24 regular board meeting was decorated in appreciation for some exceptional students, faculty and staff of the Bethlehem Area School District community.

The directors first recognized seniors Gabriella Greenhoward from Freedom HS and Lexi Vega of Liberty HS, who were each awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Moravian College March 27. Greenhoward and Vega were selected out of 50 students who applied for the scholarship.

This is the second year Moravian has awarded a...

BASD: District adopts new core reading program

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by LIZ KEMMERER in Local News

Bethlehem Area School District has a new core reading program for grades K-2 that better aligns with the district’s Reading by Grade 3 (RBG3) initiative, announced chief academic officer Dr. Jack Silva at the curriculum committee meeting May 8. Starting in 2017-18, “Wonders” by McGraw Hill will roll out across all 16 elementary schools.

RBG3 aims to make students proficient readers by the end of third grade by targeting their teachers with professional instruction on the science of...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY Writer’s Cafe meets May 11

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its Writers Café Craft Discussion with Read & Critique from 7 to 9 p.m. May 11 at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Participants are invited to bring about 500 words to read to the group. Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are welcome.

The meeting is free and open to persons 18 years of age or...


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in School

‘Marketing Musikfest’ marks 5th year

For the fifth year, ArtsQuest and the Bethlehem Area School District have partnered for Marketing Musikfest, the unique, hands-on educational experience that allows students to apply their marketing skills they learn in class to a real life setting at Musikfest. This year’s ‘Marketing Musikfest’ lineup includes nine bands, with both local and out-of-state groups performing everything from rock to folk and pop. Among the groups booked by the high...

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton - Area among the safest places in the nation for kids

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area is the 17th safest city for children in the United States, according to a detailed statistical analysis conducted by consumer research company ValuePenguin. Barnstable Town, Mass., ranked first as the safest city, followed closely by Trenton, N. J.

The study analyzed 200 cities or statistical metropolitan areas according to 18 key points related to safety, schools and community. Safety factors that were considered included rates of...

Article By: ANOTHER VIEW - What really matters? Bryton Altenbach, Liberty HS


Schooling is essential to the American system. Schooling is a privilege that should be cherished. What cannot happen, though, is for society to lose sight of the importance of education. What cannot happen is for society to set a view on what intelligence and learning is.

But because of state and standardized tests, intelligence seem to have been set into a mold – a fixed view on what it means to be intelligent. As I recall from a story by Isaac Asimov, he believed there are many...

STUDENT PROFILE - August Fegley, Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: Merce Tonne, mother; Michael Fegley, father; Oaks Fegley and Winslow Fegley, brothers

Favorite subject: History and environmental science. First and foremost, I am a history nerd and love learning about different cultures from the past. History prepares me to understand deeply the important places I plan to travel to someday. I am fascinated with environmental science and how the earth’s many interconnected systems function, and how we are affecting...

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...