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Today, 11/28/2014
High: 35 Low: 22
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
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High: 38 Low: 34
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.

Big Spring Alumni Make Presence in Penn State Blue Band

Recently, the Penn State Blue Band was voted by USA Today as the #1 Marching Band in the nation.  Big Spring School District is one of only two schools who have four members in the Blue Band - unusual for a high school marching band with less than 50 members in total.

Big Spring Alumni who are currently in the band are Clayton McKee, Cait Lloyd,Tom Pastor, and Stevie Fealtman.

Big Spring School District is extremely proud to have these former students represent the District in a nationally acclaimed marching band.


Lady Bulldog Basketball Releases 2014-2015 Home Game Schedule

For the 14-15 Lady Bulldog Basketball home game schedule, please click the link below.
Dawg Pound.pdf
BSSD Transportation Updates

717-776-2408


The new school year begins on Monday August 25.  The transportation department is working overtime to make sure transportation for your student is provided in a timely manner.  Every effort is being made to assign all students to a safe and efficient stop in a timely manner.

If you are contacting the transportation office by phone we ask for your cooperation as we have a tremendous amount of new registrations this year.  All calls will be returned as soon as possible and sometimes that will be in the evening.  Before returning your call we may need to gather the necessary information to provide you with the answers you deserve.  We ask that you be patient.  We will return you call as soon as we have the necessary information to address your concerns.

If you have registered you child on or after August 21, submitted an address change form, a babysitter form, or a custody calendar you will need to provide transportation for your student until we are able to assign a bus stop.  This will be done as quickly and efficiently as possible; but, it will be done in a way that we have 100% accountability for your child and that takes a day or two to notify everyone involved with your child’s safety. Read more...

14-15 Secondary Chromebook Initiative

The Big Spring School District is launching an exciting new learning opportunity for its secondary students this year.  Every student in grades 6 -12 will be issued a Chromebook for his/her exclusive use throughout high school.  The purpose of this initiative is to fully engage students and create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Information about the Chromebook initiative will be available on the following nights:

August 14 - Dawg Day Parent Presentation @ 6:30  for 9th grade families
August 20 - HS Open House @ 6:30PM  for 11th & 12th grade families
August 21 - 6th Grade Orientation @ 6:00 for 6th grade families
September 3 - 7th & 8th Grade Open House @ 7:00 PM for 7th and 8th grade families


Due to the incredible popularity of Chromebooks in the education market and a rush in sales, Chromebooks may not be available for distribution on these nights.  However, parents will still have the opportunity to learn about the program and complete any necessary paperwork.  Communications regarding the Chromebook program will be sent prior to each information night.

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

Chromebook Documents
BSSD Chromebook Guidelines
BSSD Chromebook Agreement
Chromebook Brochure
Chromebook Parent Presentation

Parent Letters
Letter to 9th Grade Families (sent 8/4/14)
Letter to 11th & 12th Grade Families (sent 8/14/14)
Letter to 6th Grade Families (sent 8/14/14)
Letter to 7th & 8th Grade Families (sent home with child)




Big Spring School District Makes Switch to Follett's Aspen Student Information System

Officials view new web-based solution as important communication tool in community



Big Spring School District has a reputation for making bold decisions in support of teachers, students and community.  Further proof of that is Big Spring's announcement this week it is one of the first districts in the state to switch its student information system (SIS) from its existing SIS to Follett's Aspen, a robust web-based solution designed to maximize the collection, reporting and management of student data and information.

"We're pretty active nationally even though we're a district of 2,800 students," said Richard Fry, superintendent, Big Spring School District.  "We defined our needs, and where we want to go as a district."

Throughout the lengthy search for a new SIS, Fry said, "Aspen rose to the top because it not only met our current needs, but will take us where we want to go with the capability to grow."
Read more...

2014-2015 District Calendar

The 2014-2015 district calendar has been approved.  To view the calendar, click on the link below.
2014-2015 School Calendar Approved .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 is in the process of installing security cameras on all district buses.  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.