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Fountain Hill Elementary School Leadership Day 2017

Congratulations to East Hills Middle School Student Winners in the National History Day Contest

Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the National History Day contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. This year’s theme was, “Taking a Stand in History.”

Four students in the eighth grade seminar program under the direction of Mrs. McDonald participated in the NHD contest this year. The topics selected by East Hills students included: “Rise of the Repeal: Taking a Stand Against Prohibition,” a group performance by Katie Marakovits and Evelyn Carpenter that took first place at the state competition. Also taking first place was a documentary by Ari Braun and Jewel Levy entitled, “Taking a Stand in the Town that Built America: The Bethlehem Steel Strike of 1910. The state competition took place on May 12th-13th at Carlisle High School. East Hills Middle School also took best overall Junior Division Award at the competition.

The winning entries will continue on to the national level competition held at the University of Maryland on June 11th-15th. Congratulations NHD participants!

East Hills Middle School Students Katie Marakovits, Evelyn Carpenter, Ariana Braun, and Jewel Levy


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RCN – Tuesday and Sunday at 6pm on Channel 4 and 1004HD

SERVICE ELECTRIC – Friday at 5:30 pm on Channel 2


New Bethany Ministries is a finalist for a grant from the the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. They needed to create a short video for the grant and they specifically asked our students to help. New Bethany has given our students unlimited valuable experiences and opportunities and I would love to be able to help support them with this grant. I’m not sure if it is possible (or even allowable) but is there a way we could share this with the district or the community? Voting for New Bethany can be done once daily from May 8-19th. If teachers and administrators combined with the community to vote for New Bethany we could potentially secure a grant that will ensure the expansion of New Bethany’s food bank. I am so proud of the students and the partnership they have formed with New Bethany Ministries- you have to check out the link to the video!!!!


By: Michelle Martucci RD, LDN

Healthy tip:

Kiwifruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K as well as a very good source of copper and dietary fiber. It is also a good source of vitamin E, potassium, folate, and manganese.


Healthy People 2020

There’s a saying in fitness circles that, “you can’t outrun your fork!” which refers to the fact that a good diet is at the center of good health no matter how much you exercise. Healthy People 2020 has a variety of useful links related to everyday good nutrition, as well as tips for specific goals such as heart health, cutting down on sodium, and getting more calcium.

Here’s the link to consumer nutrition resources:[]

Mindfulness and Self Care

Mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment. Learning to be mindful brings numerous benefits. So much so, in fact, that mindfulness training is being done in more and more schools with great results. Even the Apple Health app has a whole section for tracking mindfulness and a list of recommended apps. A quick Google search for “mindfulness apps” brings back a long list of simple, easy programs that almost anyone can try. Here are just a few of the benefits of regular mindfulness practice: may improve grades, fights insomnia and increases sleep, helps problem solving, improves athletic performance, and changes the physical structure of the brain.


BASD Job Opportunities

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Summer Positions

2017 Summer Camp Counselors Needed

Northeast Ministry is seeking 8 highly motivated, responsible individuals who love working with children to serve as Camp Counselors for our 2017 Summer Camp program. Northeast Ministry’s Summer Camp program runs for 7 weeks throughout the summer and serves an average of 62 children per day. The 2017 Summer Camp begins on Monday, June 19th and concludes on Friday, August 4th. A mandatory paid training is required for all counselors the week before camp begins. These are paid positions offering between 32-40 hours per week.

Camp Counselors are needed to help supervise children during the day, participate in/lead activities, and serve as positive role models. Counselor hours are Monday – Thursday from 7:30am-3:30pm and Fridays from 7:30am-12:30pm. Rotating schedules for extended Fridays will be discussed at interview. Prospective Camp Counselors must have graduated from High School and successfully pass the following background clearances/pre-employment testing: PA State Police Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprinting, Megan’s Law background check, drug test, and TB skin test.

This is wonderful opportunity for individuals to work with low income children and families, building relationships and making a difference in the lives of the campers. If you know someone who may be interested, please have them contact me at 610-691-3355 or via email as soon as possible.

Thank you for assisting with Northeast Ministry finding the right people for this position!

Kind regards,

Paula A. Johnson

Executive Director

Northeast Ministry

Phone: (610) 691-3355




Friday, May 19, 2017

The Calypso PTC gratefully acknowledges the generosity of DJ Jimbo Entertainment for donating his services for our Someone Special and Me Dance.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 and Sunday, June 4, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Moravian Day from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Free Event on the lawn at Central Moravian Church.

Festival and displays with activities, music, food and entertainment for the entire community.

The Bethlehem Municipal Band will perform on 2:30 pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Anniversary Lovefeast at 3:00pm

Johnston Hall: Moravian College, North Campus

Celebrate the 275th anniversary with music of a mass brass band a Moravian choir featuring singers from all Bethlehem Moravian entities.

June 26-30, 2017


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. The BUA has over 1500 games that we need to cover each season and we are always looking for new and experienced officials to add to our officiating team. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from January through November, 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.



Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association Baseball Signups

Northeast Bethlehem Youth Sports Association is pleased to announce Spring Baseball and Softball Registration Information is now available. Please visit the league website: for all the details! Programs are available for boys ages 5 – 16 residing or attending school within the NELL territory and girls ages 5 -20 residing in the 18017 or 18018 zip codes. Questions may be directed to


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