Friday, February 12
Staff Development (No Students)
Monday, February 15
Snow Make Up Day (School will be in Session)

Tuesday, February 16
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Monday, March 7
School Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 8
Two Hour Delay for Students (Staff Development)

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Today, 2/10/2016
High: 31 Low: 18
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/11/2016
High: 23 Low: 10
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.


Due to icy road conditions, the Big Spring School District will be operating on a two hour delay schedule today, February 10, 2016.

School in Session

Due to the snow days on January 25th and January 26th school is now in session on the dates listed.

Monday, February 15, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Big Spring Counseling Launches New Website

The Big Spring Counseling Department, which operates collaboratively within a K-12 curriculum framework, recently launched a new website.  The website serves as a tool to further the department's mission of providing a support system that enables all students to develop the character and skills to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

To access the website, you can check it out here.  Or, click on "Departments" in the Navigation Menu and click "Counseling.


Beyond the dress down day and the Go Fund Me page for Perry Jenkins, Big Spring Club CARE will be donating the proceeds of this year’s dodgeball tournament to the Jenkins family.

 The tournament will be held at the high school on March 5th starting at 2 PM (this is a change from the district calendar).  We are looking for teams of 6 ($5 a person/$30 a team) to participate (and wear team uniforms) that day, and we are also looking for spectators.  The cost to watch is $2 for students and $4 for adults.  This year participants and fans can also order a t-shirt, but that must be done by February 11th.

 We will also have a concession stand available for lunch, as well as a charity raffle.  If you (or anyone you know) is willing to donate to our raffle, you can reply to this email.  We are looking for gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses, vendors, independent consultants, etc.

 Attached you will find team sign up documents, insurance forms, and official dodgeball rules.  Forms can be returned to the high school c/o Christa Daugherty or Ang Schneider by Feb 26th

 Last, if you’re looking for a way to help and don’t want to play, we are in need of referees for the day! Just contact us to let us know you’re available and we’ll get you a free t-shirt and lunch. 

 Thanks for your support of our club and especially this family in need!




Dodge Ball Packet.pdf


This past weekend, 7 students participated in the PMEA District 7 Upper Band Festival at Lebanon High School.  As part of this festival, students reaudition for their seats and the hopes of moving on to the Region V Band Festival in March.  Gina Baldoni was selected, through the reaudition process, to be a part of the PMEA Region V Band Festival, where 130 students from 15 counties will be represented.  This festival will take place from March 10-12 at Central York High School.  This is Gina’s 3rd year in a row earning a spot in the Region festival.  While at the Region Festival, Gina will have the opportunity to audition again for the All-State Festival which takes place in Hershey this year.

 Thank you as always for your continued support of our music program!

District Calendar Mistake

There will be NO scheduled two-hour delay on February 26, 2016.  This is an error in the printed district calendar.

Journey Through Special Education Conference

CPARC is holding its annual special education conference on March 19th at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg.  This conference is one of the few in the area that is designed for both parents and staff and is a great opportunity to gain insight into various topics related to special education.  For more information please see the attached brochure.

brochure for viewing.pdf

Susan Cappelli Receives Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award during the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium

Boston, MA, January 2016 - Susan Cappelli was presented with the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award during the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Annual Convention. This award recognizes a certified athletic trainer from each of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) ten districts who has made outstanding contributions in furthering his or her high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training. 

Cappelli is the Cumberland County representative for the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) as well as the President of the Central Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Association. She has tirelessly and excellently served Big Spring High School as their athletic trainer (AT) for the past 18 years. 


Building Up Our Youth (BUOY)

Keeping our kids afloat while riding the wave of adolescence


When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: Camp Hill High School Sutliff Auditorium

Who: Parents, Caregivers, Professionals, Teachers and those who work with youth


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 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

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.


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

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

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