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Friday, April 3, 2020

Virus impacts year

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in School

The change from winter to spring is a moment that many of us value and treasure. For students at the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts, that sentiment isn’t any different. The beginning of March typically marks the start of their spring performance season, which involves their annual musical, dance performances, poetry readings, instrumental and vocal concerts, a fashion show, and a visual arts exhibit.

Today’s lesson: Time to do some exploring

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Editor’s Note: We are publishing activities to keep students learning even though schools aren’t in session. Have some ideas that you are doing with your children? Send us an email at

Here are some sites to help kids learn about space and the world around us while they’re stuck at home:


This site from NASA includes a section of activities for parents that include crafts, games and videos.

• The Hubble Heritage Project:


Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Broggi named Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, has announced that Adam Broggi, a student at Northampton Community College, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow. The English major is a non-traditional student who returned to NCC after nearly 20 years of working in marketing and broadcast journalism.


Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in School

Crossing guards in limbo

Bethlehem City’s crossing guards are in a unique, uncomfortable position. Their pay is split between two entities, the city of Bethlehem, and the Bethlehem Area School District.

When BASD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy announced the employees who would continue to receive pay during the shutdown, crossing guards were not included.

Russell Giordano, human resources director, confirmed that the crossing guards are not being paid, but that Dr. Roy is open to discussing this matter with with city.

BETHLEHEM AVTS NEWS by Liam Chavez - Studying the COVID-19 from Italy’s perspective

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in School

Health career students at the Bethlehem Area Vocational-School had the opportunity March 10 to Facetime college student Margherita Grillo, presently studying at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy. Her family residence is located approximately 623 miles from the Università. Therefore, she is being restricted from returning home. Residents were told at the end of January to limit travels and stay home.

STUDENT PROFILE - Kaitlin Borda, Liberty HS - Coordinated by Julie Swan

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Father, Brian Borda, mother, Stacy Borda, sister, Brianna Borda

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is actually more of a class I am taking. I am a student in Protective Services at Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School. I love this class because I learn things that pertain to my interests and will help me in my future career. Our class is based on police, fire, EMS and military work.

DEAN’s Lists

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in School

Clarion University

Bethlehem residents Irena Guptill, Colleen Healey and Nathan Petke were named to the Clarion University of Pennsylvania dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade point average.

Clarion University is located at 840 Wood St., Clarion, 16214. For information, visit or call 814 393-2000.

Cedarville University

Area robotics teams compete

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Fifty teams of robotics enthusiasts filled the cafeteria at Emmaus HS all intent on seeing their automated creation in the winner’s circle.

Emmaus’s Steel Hornets Robotics team hosted the First (the name of the organizing nonprofit is “First”) Tech Challenge State Qualifier Robotics Competition. Lead by EHS Chemistry and Robotics instructor John Bradley, Connor Mack, Rachel Tobey, Gabriel Black, Laura Klopchin and Ian Zakos and many other Emmaus students provided the support staff for the robotics competition.