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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Several Bethlehem area residents were named to the Lehigh Carbon Community College

summer 2018 semester dean’s list. The students, with an academic grade point average of at least 3.50 to be included, are, from Bethlehem: Desiree Laborde, Ashley Piszek, Deandre Tillett, Mae Williams and Mary Wirth; and from Fountain Hill: Dakota Patanella.

Faculty celebrate Blue Ribbon designation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) took a moment recently to celebrate the school’s recent award-- being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school was one of only 349 schools in the nation and 19 in Pennsylvania to receive the award this year.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Lehigh University

Lehigh University College of Education will hold a fall information session from 4 to 6 p.m. October 23 at Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Hall, Mountaintop.

Meet the faculty and ask questions about both campus and online college degree programs, admissions, financial aid and future career. Tuition scholarships covering the difference between Lehigh’s tuition and the state rate are available for eligible district employees.

Register to attend at


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in School

Helping students feel special

For the third year in a row, students at a Bethlehem Area School District elementary school benefited from the kindness of both ArtSkills and the Kids in Need Foundation receiving backpacks filled with school supplies. This year students at Lincoln ES were the recipients. ArtSkills manufactures arts and crafts supplies and ArtSkills creative director and partner Michele Demsky said it’s all about “passing it down, paying it forward and giving back.” “All kids deserve the same chances and this levels the playing field,” Demsky added..

BAVTS NOTES by Alexandra Hutchinson - Career navigation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

The 2018-19 school year at BAVTS has been busy. The school hosted its seventh annual car show Sept. 30 to benefit the SkillsUSA organization with the premiere sponsor being Koch 33, a Ford dealership you can find in Easton. Another supporter of the event was Joe’s Tire and Battery, a local car service that has been open since 1967 in its current location in Allentown.

It was a beautiful day, with a variety of vehicles, baskets and home cooked food, including chicken kabobs, sausage sandwiches, corn on the cob and various homemade side dishes.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

DeSales University

Several local residents were named to the DeSales University summer 2018 dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.25 GPA.

They are, from Bethlehem: Rachel L. Bianco, Jennifer M. Cruz, Heather N. Cunningham, Jeffrey Garrison, Ariana R. Jacoby, Alyssa C. Kocher, Joseph W. Nicolello, Danielle N. Pfleghaar, Cayla A. Schaffer, Ashley E. Wakeling and Vicki J. Yeh.

DeSales University’s main campus is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. For information, call at 610-282-1100 or visit

STUDENT PROFILE - Alexandra Hutchinson, Liberty HS-BAVTS

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Alex (dad), Alicia (stepmom), Caleb (little brother (8), Lola (little sister(7), Haley (baby sister(6)

Favorite subject(s): English and history are my favorite subjects. English allows me to write stories and history allows me to remember the stories of the past.

Activities: SkillsUSA, SkillsUSA Web Design classroom representative, member of the National Technical Honor Society

Next steps (after high school): I want to further my education to major in web development.

Career goals: Become a web developer and/or a writer.

STUDENT PROFILE - Maddie Schaffer, Saucon Valley HS

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Ted Schaffer (father), Jill Schaffer (mother), Cayla Schaffer (sister), Elizabeth Schaffer (sister), Margaret Schaffer (sister)

Favorite subject: English, I enjoy writing and analyzing literature

Activities: Cross country, track and field, Debate Team, UNICEF club, SADD Club, Global Scholars Program, NHS

Next steps: Attend a university and major in English

Career goals: Become a high school English teacher

Heroes: My parents, because they always work hard at what they do

Hobbies: Writing, running, baking


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Bethlehem Area School District

Preschool programs

Freedom HS offers free preschool programs for parents who live in the Bethlehem Area School District from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, subject to space availability and eligibility requirements.

For more information, call 610-867-5843, ext. 53403 or email

Flu vaccine clinics

There will be a flu vaccine clinic for BASD students and families only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 (rain date: Nov. 11) at East Hills M, 2005 Chester Ave.