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STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Sophia Polgar, fifth grader at Governor Wolf ES, is the BASD Student of the Week. Sophia is “extremely hardworking, caring, patient, and giving to those around her. She listens with empathy, and is sure to include everyone around her...Sophia definitely leads by example.”

STAFF MEMBER OF THE WEEK: Rita Haberstumpf is an Associate Nurse at Donegan ES, Saint Anne’s and Holy Infancy. “Miss Haberstumpf is caring and compassionate and does more than apply bandaids. “

#BUILTBYBETHLEHEM person of the week is: Jack Fried, Freedom HS alumnus and Clinical and Research Engineer at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Assistive Technology.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY : Bethlehem Landfill is providing 10 $1,000 scholarships to four high schools in their service area. Students at Freedom HS, Liberty HS, Notre Dame HS and Saucon Vally HS who have been accepted into a college for either Environmental Science or Engineering are eligible. To apply, visit www.bethlehemlandfill.com/community/scholarship-program . Applicants must provide their high school transcript, college acceptance letter, application, and a personal statement of their “career goals, academic achievement, and community involvement. “ The company is particularly looking for students “who are committed to finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges and promoting sustainability.” The deadline for applications is May 15.


WHAT’S SO COOL ABOUT MANUFACTURING AWARDS: Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) is proud to announce the award recipients for the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® Lehigh Valley Student Video Contest awards, which featured 33 middle schools and manufacturers from Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton counties. Teams from all three BASD middle schools brought home awards. The company featured by each school’s video is listed as well:

Award for Outstanding Cool: East Hills MS – ProtoCAM. Award for Outstanding Educational Value: Nitschmann MS – ABEC (Engineered solutions and services for biotech manufacturing). Award for Outstanding Videography: Northeast MS– Stanley Black & Decker. Visit WhatsSoCool.org <https://t.nylas.comt1/259/6ehwwikpf4w1i4zrxlkz0g2ff/1/5d90144887fc5cb2bf2eb3e9abe18c81b7fd4ec5183877a969bf8aa332a1c663> for more information

FREE PROM SHOP MARCH 26: A free Prom Shop giveaway will be at Apotheca Salon and Boutique at 101 E 3rd St., Bethlehem, from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26. All of the dresses, shoes and men’s suit items are FREE! For more information visit www.basdschools.org, and click on Community Events.

LIBERTY HS THEATRE: Liberty Theatre will present the play “How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying.” Show dates are March 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and April 1 at 1 and 7 p.m. To order tickets, visit www.ShowTix4U.com, and search for “Liberty Theatre.”

EAST HILLS MS LEAVING 8TH GRADE YARD SIGNS: East Hills MS Band and Orchestra Association is doing a fundraiser to sell yard signs to the graduating 8th grade families. Two designs are available, and can be personalized with the 8th grader’s name. The 24x18” signs are double sided, and come with a ground stake. Buy one sign for $30 or two for $55. For more information contact Ms. Christy Davies at cdavies@basdschools.org.


COUNTING SONG GOES VIRAL: Sean Connolly, Learning Support/Gifted teacher, created a counting video with his gifted students to the tune of Taylor Swift’s song ,“Anti-hero”. Posted to TikTok, the video received “almost 82,000 ‘likes’. One of those is from the real Taylor Swift herself. To watch the video, visit www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR7f8jsU

FARMERSVILLE ES YEARBOOKS: Farmersville ES is selling yearbooks. (Please note the Farmersville ES 5th Grade PTA Committee will be purchasing a yearbook for each 5th grade student.) Yearbooks cost $22 each. To order, visit www.orders.Christmascitystudio.com, and enter code FarmESYB23.

SPRING GARDEN ES CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help at The eighth annual Spring Garden ES Spring Carnival. The carnival will be held May 12, (rain date May 19), from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parent volunteers will receive 10 carnival tickets and two raffle tickets. High school student volunteers will receive community service hours. Volunteers are needed to run carnival games, set up, sell concessions, raffle off baskets, hand out prizes and clean up. To volunteer, visit www.tinyurl.com/yrutc62t or contact Brie Chambers, carnival chair, at briechambers@Gmail.com

FAMILY TREES and LIVING TREES: Fountain Hill ES English Learner teachers and community schools partnered with ArtsQuest and the Pa. Council of Arts for a project that “celebrates the family tree while learning about real trees.” The group will next be visiting Jacobsburg Park.

Compiled by LANI GOINS