header logo
header logo text
MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the Community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

District News

Bethel Park School District News
rss feed
Senior Citizens Pass Senior Citizen Pass
The District is again offering FREE general admission to area senior citizens (62 and older) with the Senior Citizen Pass, which grants pass holders admission into nearly all school-sponsored events, including athletics and the arts.

 
 
Senior Pictures Senior Pictures Information
Click here for all of your senior pictures information.
 
Outreach Summer Mental Health Workshops at BPHS
This summer, from 5-7 p.m., at BPHS, the school district is collaborating with Outreach Teen & Family Services to present a series of Mental Health workshops to students who will be in grades 7-12 and their families.
 
CDC PDE to Exclusively Follow CDC's Safety Guidelines
The PDE recently announced that going forward, its member schools (including BPSD) will strictly follow the guidance it receives for safely operating schools from the CDC. 
 
Free and Reduced Meals Free & Reduced Meals Program Application

Please be aware that Free/Reduced Meals are available to those Bethel Park families who qualify.  Complete your application here.

 
Powder Puff Football Powder Puff Football Game: Sept. 5
BPHS’s traditional Powder Puff flag football game between the junior and senior classes will be played at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 5. Interested upperclassmen should contact Mr. Bradley Kszastowski, ASAP.
 
State Champs State Baseball Champs!
Bethel Park's three-run first-inning proved to be enough to hold off a powerful Red Land attack, 4-2 in the state championship game at Penn State. 

 
Hendrych-Bondra Hendrych-Bondra to Study in Germany
Rising junior, Cody Hendrych-Bondra has earned two awards from the Bethel Park German Club, including the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, which will allow him to study in Germany.
 
Class of '21 Commencement Bethel Park High School Class of '21
BPHS's Class of 2021 graduated on June 12 during a commencement ceremony at Black Hawk Stadium. The in-person ceremony .
 
Graduation Graduation to be Live Streamed
Bethel Park's Class of 2021 graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m., in Black Hawk Stadium. If you can't be there in person, you can still watch it remotely on Black Hawk TV.

 
French SHF BPHS' Société Honoraire de Français Inducts 27
On June 7, the Bethel Park chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français inducted 27 new members. 
 
Meucci Honored Meucci Honored by AIU, Pirates
The Pirates recognized Franklin Elementary fourth grade teacher, Mrs. KD Meucci as an All-Star Teacher in an on-field ceremony held on June 8, 2021.
 
Yearbook Delayed High School Yearbooks to be Distributed in July
The many challenges presented by the pandemic have forced Bethel Park High School to yearbook distribution until July.
 
Animal Gamers "Animal Gamers" Earn Honorable Mention in Video Game Design Competition
William Penn Elementary students Cayden Diener, Caleb Erbrecht, and Parker Santora recently earned honorable mention recognition in a prestigious game design challenge.
 
Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony Icon IMS Celebrates 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
IMS recently virtually celebrated its Eighth Grade Awards ceremony on June 3, 2021.  More than 20 different awards were bestowed on deserving students.

 
Summer Reading BPHS Summer Reading
BPHS Summer Reading assignment letters are available online. These letters give the details and links to resources needed to prepare for coursework upon return to school in the fall.
 
Student-Athletes Reception College-Bound Student-Athletes Recognition Reception
The Athletic Department held its 12th Annual College-Bound Student-Athlete Recognition Reception to honor 25 seniors who will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level next year. 
 
Softball Champs Softball Takes WPIAL Crown
Bethel Park claimed its first-ever WPIAL softball title with a 9-2 win over section rival, Canon-McMillan at California University of Pennsylvania's Lilley Field.
 
Awards Night Awards & Recognition Program
Bethel Park High School held its annual Awards and Recognition Program to recognize those students who earned scholarships or received awards for academic and athletic achievement. 
 
Fantasy Soccer BPHS's German Club Finishes Second in Fantasy Soccer
The BPHS German Club’s fantasy soccer team, “Eintracht Bethel Park,” finished as runners-up in Group A of the Goethe Institute’s “Bundesliga Total!” fantasy soccer league. 
 
NHS Ceremony NHS Inducts 124 New Members
On May 19, 124 BPHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society, including one senior, 13 juniors and 110 sophomores.
 
Malecki Flying High
Megan Malecki claimed the WPIAL title in girls pole vaulting with a jump of 11.9 feet at the WPIAL Championships at Slippery Rock University.  
 
Stewart Stewart Named Bethel Park Rotary's May Student of the Month
Melina Stewart, a sophomore at Bethel Park High School and president of the Interact club, was named Student of the Month for May by the Bethel Park Rotary Club.
 
Le Grand Concours BPHS French Students Do Well in Le Grand Concours 2021
Sixteen Bethel Park High School French students scored well enough to be recognized in Le Grand Concours 2021 including two Silver medalists and five Bronze medalists.    
 
German Flag BPHS Students Do Well in German Day Competition
Bethel Park Honors and AP German students earned one first-place, two second-place and two third-place awards at the recent German Day Competition.
 
McClaine McClaine Excels in International DECA Competition
Senior, Christian McClaine finished 6th out of more than 200 competitors in the Restaurant and Food Service Management event at the International DECA Competition. 
 
Serafini Bethel Park Alum Cast in Disney+ Series
Bethel Park alumnus, ('16) has been cast as a regular cast member on the series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
 
Petras Washington's Petras Excels in Math Competition
Dylan Petras of Washington Elementary recently finished second out of 582 competitors in the Sumdog Allegheny Math Contest. 
 
Putnam 'Putnam' Spells a Lot of Fun!
The Bethel Park High School Music Department recently performed "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
 
Sophie Hart Autism Acceptance
April is Autism Awareness Month, but as far as Amy Hart is concerned, it really ought to be called Autism Acceptance Month.
 
Green Team Washington Elementary's Green Team Commemorates Earth Day
Earlier today, to commemorate Earth Day, Washington Elementary School’s Green Team distributed wildflower seeds to every student in the school.  
 
German NHS German NHS Inductees
The German Club recently inducted freshman Honors II students Lucas Hertzel, Hersh Kambli and Parker Nelson into the school's chapter of the Delta Epsilon Phi German National Honor Society.
 
Walsh (BPTV Video) Around Town: Getting to Know Dr. James Walsh
Andy Amrhein of BPTV recently had the opportunity to sit down with the new Bethel Park superintendent, Dr. James Walsh.
 
McClaine Boy Scouts McClaine to be Honored by Bethel Park Rotary Club
The Bethel Park Rotary Club will recognize Bethel Park High School senior, Christian McClaine at its April 21 meeting at the South Park Clubhouse.
 
Dominic Cortopassi Cortopassi Has Terrific PIAA Showing
Bethel Park’s Dominic Cortopassi had himself quite a weekend at the PIAA State Swimming & Diving Championships at Cumberland Valley High School in suburban Harrisburg.
 
Iditarod Franklin Third Graders Followed the Iditarod
For a few weeks in March, third graders at Franklin Elementary intently followed Alaska’s world-renowned Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 
 
Camp Invention Logo Camp Invention (Grades K-6): July 19-23, 2021
Bethel Park School District host Camp Invention, July 19-23, at Neil Armstrong Middle School. The cost of the five-day camp is $245. To learn more, call 1-800-968–4332 or visit .
 
Book Trailers Animoto Book Trailers
For the past month, students in Mrs. Katelyn Gensler’s seventh-grade reading class have been working diligently to create promotional trailers for various books they’ve read.  
 
Makayla Yee Yee Develops COVID-19 Care Packs
Senior, Makayla Yee recently delivered approximately 120 COVID-19 hand-made care packs that she and her Girl Scouts troop created for the High School staff.
 
Strasser Young Adult Fiction Novelist Speaks to Neil Armstrong Students
Author, Todd Strasser recently spoke virtually to students in Mrs. Kimberly Rehak’s Grade 6 reading class at NAMS about his famous novel, “The Wave,” and the mechanics of storytelling.
 
 
James Walsh Bethel Park names Walsh new superintendent
At a special meeting on Dec. 29, the Bethel Park Board of School Directors unanimously voted Dr. James Walsh as the next superintendent of schools.
 
Free and Reduced Meals Please Complete Your Free & Reduced Meals Application
This year, BPSD was able to provide no-cost meals to ALL District families with children ages 18 and under.  BPSD will still need to know .
 
DECA Conference BPHS students participate in the first-ever Virtual PA DECA District Conference
Congratulations to the 45 BPHS DECA members who participated in the first-ever Virtual PA DECA District III Career and Development Conference, which was held online from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.  
 
Bus Drivers Needed Full-Time School Bus Drivers Needed
BPSD seeks school bus drivers.  Our school bus drivers are highly valued members of our team as they are directly responsible for the safe transportation of students on a daily basis.
 
Where in the World? Where in the World is Mrs. Clancy?
Students are not in our buildings as much as they typically have been in the past. However, one particularly creative first grade teacher has found a way to turn that challenge into an adventure of her students’ imagination. 
 
Semifinalists Two BPHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Close to 16,000 semifinalists were recently announced for the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Bethel Park seniors Katelyn Sams and Marissa Wycinsky.
 
Reopening of Schools FAQ Logo Reopening Of Schools FAQs
Please click here to see some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Reopening of School for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
Phased Reopening of schools logo Guidelines For Reopening Schools
The Bethel Park School District is working diligently to reopen its schools on Tuesday, September 1.  Please click here to read a message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Joseph C. Dimperio dated August 13, 2020.
 
Schoology logo Schoology Information
The Bethel Park School District will be using Schoology to deliver instruction to begin the 2020-2021 school year.  Please click here to see what you will need to do to make sure your children are ready to go on September 1.
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Form Graphic Free/Reduced Lunch Forms Available Now
Please click here to read about how you can obtain free/reduced cafeteria meals for your children in the 2020-2021 school year. 
I Have A Dream video screen shot I Have A Dream Video
Please click here to see a video produced by Bethel Park School District students and staff to commemorate the 57th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
 
German Club Awards logo BPHS German Club Awards
The BPHS German Club presented Cody Hendrych-Bondra and Sam Donaldson with two of its annual end-of-the-year awards. 
BPHS French Exam logo BPHS Students Earn 22 Awards On National French Exams
Bethel Park HIgh School students earned 22 awards on the National French Exams. 
Mrs. Meucci Mrs. Meucci Named An All-Star Teacher
Franklin Fourth Grade Teacher K.D. Meucci was named an All-Star Teacher by the Pittsburgh Pirates. 
US News & World Report Best High Schools Logo Bethel Park High School Is A 2020 US News & World Report Best High School
Bethel Park High School was named to US News & World Report's 2020 Best High Schools list. 
Best Communities for Music Education Logo Bethel Park Receives Best Communities For Music Education Award
For the fifth time, the Bethel Park School District received the Best Communities for Music Education Award from the National Association of Music Merchants. 
The four BPHS All-State Orchestra musicians Four BPHS Students Selected For All-State Orchestra
Four Bethel Park High School students were selected for All-State Orchestra. 
Cody Hendrych Bondra Freshman Earns Scholarship To Study In Germany
Bethel Park High School Freshman Cody Hendrych-Bondra earned a scholarship to live and study in Germany. 
German National Honor Society Logo 19 Students Selected For German National Honor Society
Nineteen Bethel Park High School students have been selected for induction into the German National Honor Society. 
Science Olympiad logo BPHS Students Win Two Awards At Science Olympiad
Bethel Park High School students won two awards at the Science Olympiad. 
The three students at the America Bowl Elementary Gifted Team Finishes Third In Amera Bowl
A team of three Bethel Park Elementary Gifted Students finished in Third Place in the America Bowl Competition. 
Middle School Science Bowl logo IMS Students Finish In Second In Science Bowl
A team of Independence Middle School students finished in Second Place in their Division at the Southwestern PA Science Bowl. 
Top of the Shop logo Five Students Named Top Of The Shop
Five Bethel Park High School students were named Top of the Shop by Steel Center for the First Semester. 
Region Band Logo Three Musicians Selected For Region Band
Three Bethel Park High School musicians were selected to play in the PMEA Region Band. 
National Latin Exam logo Five BPHS Students Recognized For Work On National Latin Exams
Five Bethel Park High School students were recognized for their high scores on the National Latin Exams. 
Video Messages from the Bethel Park School District logo Video Messages From The Bethel Park School District
Please click here to see some video messages from the employees of the Bethel Park School District. #BPProud 
Dr. Joseph Dimperio District Hires Interim Superintendent
The Bethel Park School District hired Dr. Joseph Dimperio as its Interim Superintendent. 
The Design Lives Here Second Place Team IMS Students Take Second Place In Design Challenge
Three Independence Middle School students earned Second Place at the WQED Design Lives Here Competition. 
One of the catapult competition teams BPHS Students Win Three Awards At Catapult Competiton
Bethel Park High School students earned three awards at a catapult competition held at Shaler High School. 
The five All-State Chorus vocalists Five Vocalists Selected For All-State Chorus
Five Bethel Park High School vocalists have been selected to perform in the PMEA All-State Chorus! 
The Odyssey of the Mind Division I Champions Memorial Students Win Local Odyssey Of The Mind Division I Championship
Congratulations to the team of Memorial Elementary students who won the local Odyssey of the Mind Division I Championship! 
The three Gold Award winning students BPHS Students Earn 20 Awards On National German Exams
Bethel Park High School students earned 20 awards on the 2020 National German Exams. 
BPHS DECA State Finalists Bethel Park High School Students Win 25 Awards At DECA State Conference
Bethel Park High School students won 25 awards at the DECA State Career Development Conference. 
The students and teachers involved with the Blood Drives Bethel Park High School Selected To Receive National Blood Drive Award
Bethel Park High School has been selected to receive the National School Blood Drive Award from the Association of Donor Relations Professionals. 
The four fourth place students Fourth Graders Finish In Fourth Place At Elementary Science Bowl
A team of Bethel Park fourth grade students finished in Fourth Place at the Elementary Science Bowl. 
The 15 Region Chorus students 15 Vocalists Selected For Region Chorus
Fifteen Bethel Park High School vocalists were selected to perform in the PMEA Region Chorus. 
The four BPHS Region Orchestra musicians Four Musicians Selected For Region Orchestra
Four Bethel Park High School musicians have been selected to perform in the PMEA Region Orchestra Concert. 
The three BPHS Skills USA Competition students Three BPHS Students Place In Skills USA Local Competition
Three Bethel Park High School students placed in their respective events at the local Skills USA Competition. 
Mrs. Douds and Mrs. Pazuchanics speaking at the luncheon Lincoln Staff Members Speak At National Conference
Lincoln Teachers Dawn Douds and Denice Pazuchanics were invited to speak at the PBS Kids' Luncheon at the NETA Conference in Washington, D.C. 
Wellness Summit Logo First Wellness Summit Was A Success!
Thanks to everyone who made the First Annual Bethel Park Wellness Summit a huge success!  Please here to learn more. 
AP District Honor Roll logo Bethel Park Named To 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Quay thử xổ số Bethel Park was one of 250 school disticts in the U.S. and Canada to be named by the College Board to its 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

 
The five Elementary String Fest musicians Five NAMS Musicians Selected For Elementary String Fest
Five Neil Armstrong Middle School musicians were selected to participate in the PMEA Elementary String Fest. 
Four of the five Elementary Sing Fest vocalists Five NAMS Students Selected For Elementary Sing Fest
Five Neil Armstrong Middle School students have been selected to perform in the PMEA Elementary Sing Fest. 
The nine NAMS Band Fest Musicians Nine NAMS Musicians Selected For Elementary Band Fest
Nine Neil Armstrong Middle School musicians will participate in the PMEA Elementary Band Fest West. 
Briauna Harris Sophomore Receives Extra Effort Award From Steel Center
Bethel Park High School sophomore Briauna Harris received the Extra Effort Award from Steel Center. 
The three apprenticeship students Three BPHS Students Selected For Apprenticeships
Three Bethel Park High School students will participate in Career Connections apprenticeship programs. 
The three IMS Junior High District Orchestra musicians 11 Musicians Selected For Junior High District Orchestra
Eleven Bethel Park High School and Independence Middle School musicians have been selected to play in the PMEA Junior High District Orchestra Concert. 
Hawk Eye logo Hawk Eye Wins Best Of SNO Award
Hawk Eye, the BPHS student online newspaper, received a Best of SNO Award from School Newspapers Online for a documentary about Bean & Berry at BPHS. 
The 18 District Chorus students 18 Vocalists Selected For District Chorus
Eighteen Bethel Park High School vocalists will sing in the PMEA District Chorus Concert.  
The 7 District Band musicians Seven Students Selected For District Band
Seven Bethel Park High School musicians have been selected to play in the PMEA District Band Concert. 
Ian Phelps Ian Phelps Selected For Honors Jazz Band
Bethel Park High School senior Ian Phelps was selected to perform in the PMEA Honors Jazz Band Concert. 
The 11 District Orchestra musicians 11 Musicians To Play In District Orchestra
Eleven Bethel Park High School musicians have been selected to play in the PMEA District Orchestra Concert. 
The three students who won the Principles of Business event BPHS Students Win 34 Awards At DECA Districts
Forty-one Bethel Park High School students earned 34 awards at the DECA District Conference and qualified to compete at States! 
Samuel Hoppe Sixth Grader Finishes In Second Place In CalcuSolve Competition
Neil Armstrong Middle School Sixth Grader Samuel Hoppe finished in Second Place at the Middle School CalcuSolve Competition. 
The three Extra Effort award recipients Three BPHS Students Earn Extra Effort Award From Steel Center
Three Bethel Park High School students received the Extra Effort Award from the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education. 
The 10 BPHS Honors Band musicians 10 BPHS Musicians Selected For Honors Band
Ten Bethel Park High School musicians will perform in the PMEA Honors Band Concert. 
The five Commended students Five Named Commended By National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Five Bethel Park High School seniors were named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 
The three Honors Orchestra musicians Three BPHS Musicians Selected For Honors Orchestra
Three Bethel Park High School musicians have been selected for Honors Orchestra. 
Becky Mack BPHS Sophomore Recognized For Her Writing At Literary Festival
Bethel Park High School sophomore Becky Mack received an award for her writing at the 2019 WPCTE Literacy Festival. 
Mrs. DeGregorio and her award presenters Lincoln Teacher Receives State-Wide Recognition
Lincoln Instructional Support Teacher Rose DeGregorio received the Hilda M. Sundermann Award from the PA Chapter of the National State Teachers of the Year. 
BPEF logo Thank You, Bethel Park Education Foundation
The Bethel Park Education Foundation awarded funding for three proposals that will benefit Bethel Park students! 
AP Scholars logo 36 Students Named AP Scholars
Thirty-six Bethel Park High School students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars. 
Diamond Award Logo BPSD Cafeterias Earn 30 Diamonds From ACHD
Bethel Park School District cafeterias earned a combined 30 Diamond Awards from the Allegheny County Health Department.  
The four Keystone State Participants Four BPHS Students Selected To Participate In Keystone State Programs
Four Bethel Park High School students learned about civics, leadership, government and politics at the Keystone State Programs at Shippensburg University in June. 
The 5 Apprenticeship students Five Students Selected For Apprenticeships
Five Bethel Park High School students will participate in Apprenticeships sponsored by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Career Connections Program. 
Two students with a paper butterfly Students Have Fun Learning During Extended School Year Program
BPSD students who participated in the Extended School Year Program learned while having fun! 
Three students learning how to milk a cow using a latex glove filled with water Students Learn Over The Summer At Camp Invention
Bethel Park is proud to host the largest Camp Invention in Western PA! 
Haley Bell BPHS Student Wins Gold Medal At National Competition
Bethel Park High School rising sophomore Haley Bell earned a Gold Medal at the FCCLA National Competition in Anaheim, CA. 
Negotiations Update Bethel Park School District Fact-Finding Materials And Statement
 Please click here to learn more about the Negotiations Process between the Bethel Park School District and the Paraprofessionals/Aides Educational Support Unit. 
budget logo 2019-2020 Budget Passed With Millage Reduction
The Bethel Park School District 2019-2020 Operating Budget was passed with a millage reduction to 21 mills. 
PDE logo District Commended After Federal Programs Review
The Pennsylvania Department of Education reported the District is in "complete compliance" after a Consolidated Review of its Federal Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. 
Comcast Internet Essentials Logo Comcast Provides Broadband Access To Low Income Families
Comcast's Internet Essentials program can provide broadband access to low-income families for a reduced price of $9.95 a month. 
Home Access Center Logo Attention Parents: Set Your Home Access Center Alerts
All Bethel Park parents are encouraged to click here to learn how to set Alerts in the eSchoolPlus Home Access Center. 
ESchoolPlus Family App Logo Download the eSchoolPLUS Family App
You can now access the eSchoolPlus Home Access Center from your electronic devices by downloading the eSchoolPLUS Family App! 
Parents Can Monitor Their Child's Cafeteria Purchases via PayForIt.net
All Bethel Park cafeterias are using the QSP point of sale system.  
Parents, Help Us Communicate with You Electronically
In an attempt to minimize the amount of paper copies generated by the school district and to increase electronic communication with all Bethel Park parents, we are using the e-mail capabilities of the School Messenger Notification Service.