Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Third-graders at Calypso Elementary School in West Bethlehem celebrated Arbor Day by climbing a tree—with the help of arborists.
It was a pretty special week for Calypso Elementary School third-grader Jenna Pinkowski. She turned 9 years old and got to celebrate by climbing a tree—during school, and with the blessing of her teachers. Actually, all of the third graders at Calypso got a turn climbing the crimson king maple tree at the corner of Ninth and Calypso avenues in West Bethlehem. It was all part of the city’s celebration of Arbor Day. Friday was the 24th consecutive Arbor Day that Bethlehem was recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Mayor John Callahan came to the school to accept the Tree City award and to spend a little time talking to pupils about the importance of trees. Back at City Hall, residents were able to get free eastern redbud…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Calypso School put on lockdown and street closed while police rapidly resolve reported hostage crisis at 1766 W. Broad St.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
1700 block of W. Broad Street closed, Calypso Elementary School put on lockdown while city police quickly got man barricaded in home to surrender.
UPDATED: 4:40 pm Bethlehem Police resolved a hostage crisis at a West Bethlehem home within an hour of it first being reported. A man reportedly barricaded himself in the home at 1766 W. Broad St., the Breaking News Network first reported at a little before 3 p.m. Within minutes, BNN added that there might be a hostage inside the home. Bethlehem Police ordered W. Broad Street closed between 16th Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, tweeting that motorists should avoid the area. The department also asked Calypso Elementary School, which was about to turn loose its pupils, to go on lockdown for safety reasons, according to the Bethlehem Area School District’s Web site. But by 3:55, the situation had been completely resolved. The subject …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Broughal Middle School and 6 elementary schools in Department of Education's bottom 15 percent. School director challenges validity of results.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Seven Bethlehem Area schools, including six elementary schools and Broughal Middle School, were included last week on a Pennsylvania Department of Education list of low-achieving schools. In all, 414 schools were included – all of them scoring among the bottom 15 percent of public schools in math and reading standardized tests. The Bethlehem Area elementary schools making the list are: Under Pennsylvania Act 85, students who live within the affected schools’ attendance areas — and whose families meet income guidelines — can apply for scholarships of up to $8,500, or up to $15,000 for special education students, to go to school elsewhere. Bethlehem Area Superintendent Joseph J. Roy told The Express-Times that he was shocked at the schools…