Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

NOTRE DAME NOTES by Liz Cartier - Semester starts fast

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in School

Notre Dame kicked off the second semester with the 11th annual Mini-THON. The 24-hour dancing event reached a new high, raising over $100,000 for kids diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Working with Four Diamonds, Notre Dame students help families and researchers with funding to find a cure for cancer. Three hundred-thiry kids participated in the event and spent the whole night dancing, listening to motivational speakers, and remembering those affected by the disease.

Lehigh Valley Reads $2.5M literacy campaign under way

Monday, March 25, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in School

Hat, cat, that, fat, sat, splat.

If this sounds like a childish collection of words, that’s because it is. For a youngster learning to embrace the majesty of reading, however, these simple words can start a lifetime love affair with education.

A new literacy campaign wants to ensure that all Lehigh Valley students read and read well - or what is called “grade level,” - by the end of third grade by 2025.

COLLEGE NOTES

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

April 9 Open House - South Side campus

There will be an open house for Dental Hygiene, Massage Therapy and Medical Assistant tours at the Fowler Family South Side location from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 9. For information and registration, visit www.northampton.edu/news/ncc-events-calendar.htm#event|fowler-family-southside-center-tours|1029.

Fall 2019 priority registration

Article By: MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS Logan Maeding - Spring sports begin

Monday, March 18, 2019 by MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS LOGAN MAEDING - SPRING SPORTS BEGIN in School

With spring in full swing, Moravian Academy students have begun to get ready for the second semester. This includes officially ending the winter sports season with an awards ceremony, a spring break, and much more (not to break the fourth wall or anything, but as I am writing this, the break is coming to an end). The weather has finally decided to level out, and spring sports are taking the break from school as a time to get some extra practice before the games start. Overall, winter has finally ended, and spring is ready for action.

COLLEGE NOTES

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

May 11 Commencement speaker

Cedar Crest College has announced that Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, will be the Commencement speaker at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown. At that time, she will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cedar Crest College.

STUDENT PROFILE-Laurent Weintraub, Saucon Valley HS - by Julie Swan

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Keri Weintraub (mom), Matthew Weintraub (dad), Cindy Weintraub (stepmom), David Weintraub (brother), Alexa Weintraub (sister), Molly Nicholas (stepsister)

Favorite subject: Any classes in the sciences, particularly topics involving medicine. I have a true passion for learning how the body works and how to help others feel well and be their best!

Activities: Medical Sciences Club, Special Needs Sports Club assistant, SADD

Next steps: I plan to attend college and major in nursing.

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Moravian College

Sedaka to be honored

Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby will confer an Honorary Doctorate degree on Neil Sedaka for his contributions to music at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in Foy Concert Hall, 342 Main St.

Classically trained at Juilliard, the two-time Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee was one of the first teen idols of the 50s, a tunesmith in the 60s, a superstar in the 70s and, at age 80, still performs to audiences worldwide.

SCHOOL NEWS

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in School

BASD: Snow make-up dates

BASD has will have a half -day of morning school and a teacher in-service in the afternoon April 18 There will be a full day of school April 22. At this time, the last student day remains as June 7, 2019. That date is subject to change depending on future snow days.

BASD: Foundation dinner March 19