Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017

Kevin Michels

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in School

Bethlehem Catholic HS

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: My parents Philip and Colleen, my older sister Brigid, younger brother Aidan and younger sister Deidre

Activities: Soccer, track and field, CYO basketball, debate team, band, theater, Peer Listening, Student Council

Next steps: Attend college and earn a degree

Career goals: Acquire a job that I love in a field that allows me to make a difference in people’s lives


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in School

BASD: Vaccination requirements explained

The Bethlehem Area School District health services has announced vaccination requirements for all grades.

On the first day of school, unless the student had a medical or religious / philosophical exemption, the attendee must have had at least one dose of the following vaccinations or risk exclusion: four doses of polio and of tetanus, diptheria and acellular pertussis; three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chicken pox) or evidence of immunity and of measles, mumps and rubella immunizations.

Ally Young

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Freedom HS

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: Jeffrey Young (dad), Lisa Young (mom), Madison Young (just completed freshman year of college), Wesley Young (rising high school sophomore)

Favorite subject: Math is my favorite, because it is straightforward; there is always a concise answer and it is very interesting!

Activities: Young Life, cross country (captain), I played the tuba and was treasurer of the Freedom HS Patriot Band, I was captain of merchandise for BASD Mini-THON, Student Athletic Council representative

School band members recognized

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by HEATHER NIGRONE in School

The Bethlehem Area School Board recognized five Freedom HS students at the June 26 board meeting. Freedom HS Assistant Principal Maureen Leeson, FHS Band Director Michael Moran and board member Dr. Dean Donaher presented the students with awards for participation in a variety of competitive musical performances. BASD falls within Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 and requires intense auditions against students from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Pike and Schuylkill Counties. From left: Jana Boksan – PMEA District 10 Band,

Charter Arts students present ‘Dance Quilt’

Monday, July 10, 2017 by ED COURRIER in School

Charter Arts stitched together a graceful “Dance Quilt” of ballet, modern, and tap styles with the help of visiting alumnus Nicholas Heffelfinger May 19 and 20.

Heffelfinger, recently graduated from Boston Conservatory.

According to artistic director of dance Kim Maniscalco, “For me a quilt represents many hours of work put forth from the hands of many people. The outcome is always a thing of beauty …”

“Our quilt was not only to please the eye and soul, but for its own practical purpose; to serve as a training ground for our young dance students.”