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Tuesday, March 10
Two Hour Delay for Students - Staff Development
Friday, March 13
School is in Session - Snow Make Up Day
Monday, March 16
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Thu, Apr 2 - Fri, Apr 3
Spring Recess
Monday, April 6
Spring Recess

BSSD Twitter Feed


Weather

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 40 Low: 30
Rain likely
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 24 Low: 23
Rain/sleet
90% chance of precipitation.

TWO HOUR DELAY

Due to the icy road conditions, the Big Spring School District will be operating on a two hour delay schedule, Wednesday, March 4, 2014.


BSSD Strategic Plan Parent / Community Survey

The Big Spring School District is currently revising the District Strategic Plan.  The strategic plan embodies the goals and vision of the District for the next several years.  As part of the goal revision, the District wishes to include additional input from parents and the community.  To provide your input, please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below.  Your input is greatly appreciated!

Parent / Community Survey  

Snow Make-up Day

School is in session on Friday, March 13, 2015 due to school closing on January 26, 2015.

High School Spring Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Thursday, March 5th- 7pm

Friday, March 6th- 7pm

Saturday, March 7th- 2pm & 7pm

High School Auditorium

Tickets are $10, and may be purchased online or at the door!

Link to order tickets --> http://www.tinyurl.com/bshstp

 


 WALK FOR HUNGER

You CAN make a difference in our community! The Big Spring Wellness Program is sponsoring a 2 mile walk to benefit the Big Spring Area Food Bank. All participants will receive a free t-shirt. Staff, students, families and members of the community are invited to participate. Participants can walk anytime between 9am-11am. Please click on link for sign-up form.

food bank walk.pdf
Visual Impairment Training

Big Spring SD will be hosting a training session for parents and support staff who have or work with students with visual impairments.  The session will be held at Big Spring High School on March 4th and is open to all.  For more information please see attached flyer
4-4-15 Visual Impairment Parent Training.doc

BSHS Mini-Thon!

Big Spring High School will be holding their Mini-Thon on March 13th and 14th, 2015 to support the Four Diamonds Fund.  The event will run from 7 pm on Friday night to 7 am on Saturday morning.  The student body is looking forward to not only all the fun that is sure to take place over those 12 hours, but also knowing that what they are doing will be helping so many children, because it’s all for For The Kids!  Follow our social media accounts for more info and updates as the day comes closer: 

Twitter- @bshsminithon15

Instagram- @bshsminithon15

Facebook- BSHS Mini-Thon 2015 

This charity raises money for children with cancer by helping their families with medical bills and other financial and emotional needs and sponsoring life-changing research. 


Mini Thon.pdf

Silent Auction for Four Diamonds Fund


Big Spring High School is sponsoring a silent auction for the Four Diamonds Fund.  Over 150 great items have already been donated and many more are still to come; we anticipate having 200 or more.  To see photos of available items, like “Big Spring Mini-THON” on Facebook and consult the Silent Auction 2015 photo album.  A list of available items is also available on the press release link below. Or if you’re in the high school for an event, be sure to check out the trophy cases by the gym.


The student-led silent auction committee is continually seeking donations and will happily accept them until the auction ends.  Please bring donations to the high school office between 8 AM and 3 PM.  Items big and small are welcome, but please assure that their condition is new or like new.  Professional services, gift cards, themed baskets, craft/hobby items memorabilia—all of these also make great donations.  Email Christa Daugherty, the auction coordinator, at cdaugherty@bigspring.k12.pa.us if you have any questions.


Be sure to attend the auction and bid, bid, BID – all proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Fund. The auction is open for public bids in the high school commons area on three dates:

·       Kickoff: Saturday, March 7 during the Club CARE Dodgeball tournament from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

·       Music in Our Schools Concert: Thursday, March 19, opens at 6 PM

·       Auction Finale: Monday, March 23 from 6-8 PM


Especially note the March 23rd finale from 6-8 PM – if you really want an item, you want to be there that night!

Silent Auction Press Release #2.pdf

High School Mini-THON Information and Student Packet

Mini-THON 2015 will be happening at the high school on March 13 & 14, from 7 pm to 7 am.  All Big Spring High School students are encouraged to attend this exciting event and to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization committed to battling pediatric cancer.  Any district adults over the age of 25 who are interested in chaperoning should complete this form. Check out this video for more information!


MiniTHON Participant Packet 2015.pdf

PMEA All-State Band Selection

From February 11th through 14th, Adam Baldoni, Gina Baldoni, and Isabelle Macioce represented Big Spring at the PMEA Region V Band Festival at East Stroudsburg South High School.
  Based on reauditions at the festival, both Adam and Gina have been selected to be a part of the PMEA All-State Band Festival, taking place at the end of March in Hershey, PA.  This is Adam's second trip to the All-State festival and this is the first time Big Spring has ever had more than one student represented.  Congratulations to Adam, Gina, and Isabelle on their outstanding musical accomplishments!


Special Olympics Business/Organization Donations!

If you are part of/know someone who is a part of a business or organization who would like to place an ad in the Special Olympics Program or sponsor the event, please complete the attached form by clicking on the link below.  If you have any questions you may email:

Sarah Roller,

sroller@bigspring.k12.pa.us

Beth Dimino, or

bdimino@bigspring.k12.pa.us

Abby Leonard

aleonard@bigspring.k12.pa.us

 Thank you in advance for your support!

Sponsor Letter.docx

2015 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.  This year, the District will be changing the process to include a formal preliminary registration process.  The District will hold four more dates in which you can complete the preliminary registration process.  The dates are:  February 4, 2015, February 20, 2015, March 4, 2015, & March 20, 2015. 

Please visit the links below for additional information regarding kindergarten registration, both the preliminary registration and the subsequent registration at your child's school building.
Please note that attendance at the preliminary registration is a prerequisite for attendance at the building specific kindergarten registration.  If you should have any questions, please contact Carol Kuntz at 776-2413 or ckuntz@bigspring.k12.pa.us.

CPARC's annual Journey Through Special Education Conference

This conference is one of the few in the area that is designed for parents and is a great opportunity to learn about current issues in the field of Special Education.  This year's conference will feature a keynote speaker on bullying in the morning and afternoon breakout sessions on various topics.  The conference will be held March 28th at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg. 

For more information go to http://www.cparc.org/#!special-ed-conference/ck5r


In conjunction with our neighboring school districts, several workshops are planned for special education parents throughout the 2014-2015 school year. For more information please see the Consortium Training Series in the parent training section under departments - Special education

Date 03/10/15
Title:  "Winning the Homework Battle and Tips for More Peaceful Nights"
Where: Northern High School
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
3-10-15 Frustation Mgt tips.doc
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.

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)




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.

2014-2015 School Calendar
2014-2015 School Calendar Approved .pdf