Monday, October 5
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day - No Students (Staff Development)
Monday, October 19
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Friday, October 30
Early Dismissal for Students (Staff Development)
Monday, November 2
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM

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Today, 10/5/2015
High: 66 Low: 46
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/6/2015
High: 72 Low: 52
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Big Spring CLASS OF 2016 official spirit wear is now available for senior students. Click on the link below to place an order.
Big Spring to Participate PennDOT's "Operation Safe Stop"

On October 21, 2015 Big Spring School District will be participating in “Operation Safe Stop.”

Operation Safe Stop is a proactive approach to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading, is both dangerous and illegal.  Law enforcement agencies, school transportation providers, pupil transportation associations, and PennDOT have combined their efforts to raise public awareness about the potential consequences and reduce the occurrence of illegal school bus passes.

Over the past eighteen years, PennDOT, along with law enforcement agencies and pupil transportation associations, has conducted Operation Safe Stop.  On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, the 19
th annual Operation Safe Stop will occur.  Big Spring’s transportation provider, Deitch Buses, Inc. will participate by documenting any illegal passes occurring on their routes during the day.  Newville Police Department will also participate.  Violations will be reported to law enforcement so that citations can be issued.

It is the District’s hope that participating in this event will bring awareness to school bus safety.

2016 Kindergarten Registration

Each winter the Big Spring School District begins the process of preliminary registration for children in the District who are eligible to attend kindergarten in the upcoming school year.  The District has designated the following dates to have the preliminary kindergarten process complete:  January 18, January 19, January 20, January 21, January 22, February 12, February 26, and March 11. 

Kindergarten Registration is being held May 3, 2016 at Mt. Rock, April 28, 2016 at Newville, and May 6, 2016 at Oak Flat.  Please contact Carol Frace at 776-2413 to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the links below for additional information.

BSMS to Host Celebrity Chef

Big Spring School District is excited to announce that on Thursday, October 15th, Celebrity Chef Bal Arneson, TV host, award-winning author, and well-known culinary personality, will making an appearance at the Big Spring Middle School Café.  During her visit, students will have the opportunity to meet the chef, sample her cooking selections, and perhaps even have the chance to cook with her.  Featured menu items include Indian Herbed No Butter Chicken, Brown Rice with Edamame, Spiced Sweet Potato & Cauliflower, and Chocolate Chip Lentils.

Friends of Big Spring FFA

Do you think Agriculture is important? Do you want to help students who strive to develop their leadership skills and enhance their career skills? Then you should consider becoming a part of “Friends of Big Spring FFA”.

We believe agriculture is important, and want to provide our students with opportunities to experience and explore their interests. Your level of involvement is completely up to you. All funds are given to students in the form of scholarships to attend conferences, travel on trips and other educational endeavors. The cost is only $10 for the year, and anyone is welcome to join (parent, community member, former students).  For more information, please refer to the attached document.

Friends of BS FFA membership letter 2015 (1).pdf

Show your support for BSSD by purchasing any or all of the following items offered for our Post Grad 2016 Spirit Fundraiser. Anyone who would like more information on purchasing can see any current senior, or contact Stef Sweger at ssweger92@gmail.com or Ronda Wickard at wickard@embarqmail.com.


This year, Big Spring School District will be opening the Aspen Parent Portal.  Letters containing usernames and passwords are being mailed in batches starting today, Friday, August 28th.  You should receive your letter early next week.  You can access the portal by clicking the icon above, clicking "Aspen" in the Quick Links, or finding the link in the Resources menu.  Help documents are included below.

Getting Started with the Aspen Family and Student Portals brochure
Emergency Contact Update Instructions

FREE Parent Training 

“Building Up Our Youth” program sponsored by Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission that addresses the challenges that all parents face in helping their children and teens stay drug and alcohol free.  This two session workshop will be held October 13th and 20th from 6:00 – 8:30pm at the Human Services Building at 16 W. High Street, Carlisle.  Advance registration is required as a light dinner is provided before both sessions.  Call 240-6300 to register.  If you would like more details before registering, please contact Mrs. Sherri Mains at 776-2428.

15 - 16 Chromebook Updates

The school year is quickly approaching and BSSD is excited to continue our secondary Chromebook initiative this year.

6th Grade Families will be able to learn about the program and complete related paperwork at 6th Grade Orientation on August 20th.  Chromebooks will be distributed on the first day of School.

9th Grade students will receive their Chromebooks during Dawg Day Freshman Orientation.

All other secondary students will keep their current Chromebook.  Please remember to bring them with you on the first day of school!

Protection plans that were purchased during the 14-15 school year will continue to be in effect for the 15-16 school year.

For more information about the program, protection plan, and the Chromebook agreement, please see the documentation below...

Chromebook Documents
BSSD Chromebook Guidelines
BSSD Chromebook Agreement
Chromebook Brochure

Club CARE Fall Fair

Club CARE is looking for vendors of homemade crafts for their annual fall craft fair.  This year it will take place on October 31st, 2015 at the Big Spring Middle School from 9am-3pm.  There are also spots available for anyone wishing to participate in a yard sale at the same location.  For more information, you can contact Angela Schneider at ravensang@gmail.com or see the below attached vendor applications. 


Club Care Fall Fair.pdf
Security Camera Installation on District Buses

In the Big Spring School District, we continually strive to ensure the safety and security of our students.  For that reason, the District installed security cameras on all district buses over the summer.  If your child rides a district bus (to/from school, activity buses, field trips, etc.), he/she may be subject to video recording.  For more information, please contact the District Transportation Coordinator at 717-776-2408.

2015-2016 School Calendar
2015-2016 School Calendar .pdf