Steel Division Champions
Late Thursday night, The Hurricanes gave a heroic effort in the Boys Soccer Title Match of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. While convincingly outplaying the opponent in the 2nd half, the boys came up a goal short in their 2-1 loss to Emmaus.
However, our 6th seeded Hurricanes gave 1st seeded Emmaus all it could handle and earned the title Steel Division Champions. Congratulations to our Boys Soccer Team on this outstanding effort and tournament. If you have yet to see them play, you can still catch them in action next week in the DXI Tournament Wednesday against an opponent and time to be determined.
Thank you to all of the faculty and students who made the trek to Allentown to cheer on the team!
Achenzie sits a Panel at NY Comic Con
Liberty's own Jeff Achenzie sat in as a panelist for "Comics As Literature in the Class Room" discussion at New York's Comic Con 2014. Achenzie expressed some surprise when he learned that Comic Con had turned people away from the panel discussion because the room was already full. Read more Here.
The BASD has moved e-mail services to the Google platform. Along with this move, we will be changing the district's domain name for e-mail, and all of our beth.k12.pa.us and bethsd.org e-mail addresses will become basdschools.org. The usernames before the @ sign will remain the same.
Pink Out Shirts – School Store Video
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AP Students explore gamelands
On Saturday, September 6th, Mr. Schaffer and some of the 2014-2015 AP Environmental Science students had a trip to the State Game Lands 205 where they observed forrest succession, game management strategies, habitat and niche, and freshwater ecology / macro-invertebrate identification. Students gained hands-on experiences to supplement the rigor of the course requirements.
Leadership is alive in the Libstrong Movement!
Over the weekend, many of our athletes and musicians took time to give back to their community. Over 30 LHS Student Athletes, most of them cheerleaders, participated in the VIA 5K on Saturday at 7:30 in the morning. Their race entrance Saturday benefited children and adults with disabilities and further shows Liberty High's commitment to building leadership in our students through community support and philanthropy.
A special shout to Senior Ally Clause and Junior Logan Priestas for their leadership in organizing our students on Saturday.
On Sunday, Our Pipes and Drums once again sent over 1500 runners off from Center City Bethlehem to Easton at the VIA Half Marathon Start. Again, 20 strong represented at 6:30 AM to ensure that the 7:00AM start would be one of the best half starts in the Nation. Here are two shots taken at some point this weekend. Thank you to all of our students who again and again prove that The Hurricanes Libstrong in Bethlehem!
Szamba English camp in Szentendre, Hungary
Ted Schaffer - LHS science teacher, 4 other adults and a group of 10 students from Calvary Baptist Church traveled to Eastern Europe for a joint project in service learning with Szentendre Baptist Church in Szentendre, Hungary. The group included students from around the area including 3 Freedom High students Brian Hemphill, Rachel Hemphill, and Julianna Squerrini and 1 Liberty Alumni - Katie Podlasinski. The experience included working in Slovakia at a camp, hiking the mountains in Slovakia with local teens, landscaping in Slovakia and in Szentendre Hungary, and finally the last week teaching English at the camp we cosponsor. The teens each had a classroom of Hungarian students and taught English for 4 hours each morning with informal English practice / sports in the afternoon. The American teens wrote lesson plans, build specialized activities and organized learning games to increase retention of English. This is an on-going partnership with the Churches and the Town of Szentendre and is seen as a very positive interaction between the Hungarians and Americans. The school was open to the youth of the town and most did not have any association with the local church.
Did you miss graduation? Were you watching online when the phone rang? Did the batteries go on your video camera? No worries! CLICK HERE to watch Graduation 2014, in its entirety without commercials or interruptions.
Liberty video production team wins another award
Liberty Seniors Xavier Wilcher and Nadine Elsayed were surprised at Graduation Practice by PBS Chanel 39 to be named the winners of the 2014 PBS 39 Digital Innovations contest. Along with Mr. Bittner, Wilcher and Elsayed were each presented with trophies in front of the entire Class of 2014 by representatives from PBS 39.