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Monday, August 4
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, August 18
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, August 25
First Day of School for Students
Friday, August 29
Labor Day Recess
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Recess

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Weather

Today, 7/28/2014
High: 79 Low: 56
Chance thunderstorms
37% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/29/2014
High: 75 Low: 55
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.

Student Schedules in PowerSchool

Dear Parents and Students, 

The District is currently in the process of moving to a new student information system, Aspen.  In the near future, PowerSchool will be disabled.  Therefore, student schedules in PowerSchool are inaccurate.  Once counselors return to the building to adjust the correct schedules, we will mail corrected schedules in early to mid-August to students and parents in the beginning of the year packet.  

5th Annual Big Spring Girls Basketball Golf Tournament

Join the Big Spring Girls Basketball Team for a Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 9th at Eagles Crossing Golf Club.  For more information and to register, please see the flyer below.
Big Spring Girls Basketball 5th Annual Golf Tournament.pdf
Paving @ DAO & Middle School

From July 21 - August 8, the area from the entrance to the District Administration Office off Mount Rock Road, around the Middle School, and ending at the stop sign at the end of the Middle School, will be closed for paving.  Barricades will be set up in strategic locations to prevent access to these areas.  During this period of time, the Middle School parking lot and the Mount Rock Elementary parking lot can be utilized by district employees and visitors.

Club Care Craft Fair

Anyone interested in being a vendor at the BSHS Club CARE Fall Fair, please contact Angela Schneider at aschneider@bigspringsd.org.  The fair is October 25, 2014 from 9-3 at the high school.  The application is included by clicking the link below.


Club Care Vendor application new 2013.pdf
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.

Freshmen Chromebook Initiative

The Big Spring School District is launching an exciting new learning opportunity for its students this year.  Every student in ninth grade 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 Chromebook initiative, requirements, and pick-up dates, please see the documents below.

Parent Letter (Sent to incoming freshmen on 7/31)
Chromebook Agreement (Must be signed prior to receiving a Chromebook)
HS Chromebook Guide (Comprehensive Policies and Procedures Regarding Chromebook Use)
Chromebook Quick Information Guide
Chromebook Parent Presentation