Information from  BASD e-News December 15, 2017, Edition


Marvine Takes A Stand with a Pledge

All students took a pledge in helping Marvine become a bully free school!

Teachers read the pledge out loud to students in their classroom and students drew hands with their names to put up in the lobby demonstrating their commitment to help build a bully free school. Working together for excellence in school climate!

Moana Is Our Movie to Watch!

Friday December 15, 2017 is movie night at Marvine Elementary School.

PTO is sponsoring this event with snacks, popcorn, and drinks for the students.

Congrats to BASD Students

Congratulations to the following Bethlehem Area School District students who made the PMEA District 10 Band: Emily Sylvester and Leah Fastenau from Freedom, Mica Azzati, Cloe Wilcox, Esther Rhee, Sarafina Schultheis, Nicholas Miravich, Grant Sedlock, Seth Bobyak, and Fernando Ramirez from Liberty. Congratulations also to Mica Azzati, Cloe Wilcox, and Vivian Wong from Liberty who made the PMEA District 10 Orchestra. These are some of the best high school musicians in the seven surrounding counties. Well done! The district band festival will be held at Easton High School on January 3, 4, and 5, 2018. The district orchestra festival will be held at Fleetwood High School on February 7,8, and 9, 2018.


Marvine Elementary School at Target Store

Every year for the past 5 years an anonymous donor gives $25 to each student in the third grade to shop for their families at Target. After their shopping, tables are set up to help wrap their presents. Students returns to Marvine expressing their joy of being able to buy gifts for their family. What a lovely way to start the Holiday Season!









BASD Media

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

RCN 4 and 1004 – Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 – Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 – Thursday at 7:30


Winter Weather Postponement Procedure

As the winter season begins, we wanted to clear up any confusion on BASD Snow Day and postponement procedures. Please watch this short video for an brief explanation.

Eye on Elementary:

The Bethlehem Area School District has 16 elementary schools, all in different locations, but all giving the same first class education. Every few weeks we focus on a new school and take a minute to show you what makes the school the special place that it is.

Today we take a look at Lincoln Elementary with principal Benita Draper.

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Be patient and positive! Making changes takes time. So if your family is used to unhealthy foods, but you’re looking to make a change to healthier habits take it slow. Introduce new healthy foods and habits slowly and with a lot of positive attitude. Celebrate even small accomplishments!


Nitschmann Dedication Ceremony on August 31, 2017

BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at


Events in the Area


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Baseball Umpires Needed

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you.

We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League) from April until November.

Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience.

If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website ( or email us at for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library




Information Provided By:
Barbara Clymer
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Joseph J. Roy
Superintendent of Schools
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017