Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Partnership gives Freemansburg kids free supplies

Monday, September 11, 2017 by PRESS PHOTOS NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

ArtSkills, a local arts and crafts company, for the second year donated hundreds of backpacks filled with fun goodies to the Freemansburg ES student body Sept. 1. Teachers got a package for their rooms, too. ArtSkills worked with The Kids in Need Foundation, a nonprofit whose purpose is to keep kids and teachers alike stocked with school supplies. KINF Executive Director Dave Smith said, “We know that when children and teachers get the tools they need, it creates a more equal learning environment and promotes confidence in the classroom.”

Student-run sports camp aids PCFLV

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by ED COURRIER in School

Students from Freedom and Liberty high schools volunteered time from their summer break to run a three-day sports camp for Bethlehem area elementary students July 10, 12 and 14. BASD Mini-Thon members partnered with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley to organize the event. Athletes from the Freedom and Liberty varsity teams provided instruction in the basics of field hockey, baseball, football, cheerleading, lacrosse and volleyball to the eager day campers, who ranged in age from 5 to 11 years old.

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

People’s Law School begins Sept. 14

The Northampton County Bar Association to the Public committee, in conjunction with Northampton Community College, will hold a People’s Law School from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 2 in Room 101, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus. All classes are taught by attorneys and professionals in law-related fields.

Topics include Introduction to the Court System, Family Law, Wills & Estates, Intro to Federal Law and Military Law, Real Estate, Criminal Law, First Amendment and Civil Law.

SCHOOL NEWS

Tuesday, August 22, 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.

People

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in School

Connors graduates from DelVal

Timothy Connors, of Bethlehem, graduated (master of arts, policy studies) from Delaware Valley University in May 2017.

Lebanon Valley selects Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, of Bethlehem, was one of 53 students named to be a Valley Ambassador for Lebanon Valley College this year. The Bethlehem Catholic HS graduate is a bachelor of science in exercise science major.

She will be leading tours of the Annville campus for prospective students and their families.

Moukoulis to attend SUNY-Oswego

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Richburg named an executive director

Andre Richburg has been named as the new executive director of enrollment management in the Student Affairs and Enrollment Division.

He has extensive experience in the areas of enrollment management at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, N.J., in admissions/recruitment, college relations, testing and financial aid areas.