A Note From the Principal....

 Don't fall into the trap of being your middle
schooler's friend

Your child is growing up before your eyes. He may look morelike a young adult and less like a young child. He canunderstand concepts that escaped him a year ago.

Remember that he is still your child and not your peer. He needs you to be the parent and he still needs to respect you and other adults.

Follow this advice:

  • Insist that your child speak politely to you and other adults. Don't allow your child to talk to you when she is being rude. Walk away and do not grant her wishes until she speaks respectfully.
  • Require your child to follow your rules. Middle schoolers shouldn't have a huge list of rules, but a few important ones that must be followed. Consider withholding privileges if your child willfully breaks rules.
  • Do not try to be the "cool parent" in the neighborhood. You should be kind and caring to your child and her friends, but you are not "one of the girls/boys." Children lose respect for parents who act like children.
  • Do not make decisions based on what would please your child and her friends. They might like if you paid for them all to see an R-rated movie, but is it a wise parenting choice? Trust yourself as the adult and make decisions accordingly.
Reprinted with permission from the April 2014 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2014 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: C. Giannetti and M. Sagarese, The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years, Broadway Books. 
Principal's Spotlight
April Recipients
Grade 6
Emilee Fulkroad
Grade 7
Jay Ni
Grade 8
Laurin Lutz

Volunteer Information

Click on the document below
to view the Volunteer Handbook.

Volunteer Handbook.docx

Important Information

Spring Pictures

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Friday, April 25th

The Middle School collects
Box Tops for Education.

Box Tops may be dropped off
in the office or the
Family Consumer Science Room.

Cafeteria Information

Point Of Sale & Ala Carte and Lunch Prices
Click on the attached documents  for
Point of Sale and Lunch Pricing Information:

Cafeteria Deposit Info.pdf

Student Lunch: $2.60
Student Breakfast: $1.50
Milk: $.55

2013-2014 Ala Carte Prices[1].docx
Click on the link below to access My School Bucks website:



Click on the attached documents
to view the March breakfast & lunch menu.
April 2014 MS Lunch.doc
Breakfast Menu 2013-2014.doc

MS Twitter Feed

Big Spring Middle School welcomes
Officer Koser as School Resource Officer
to the Big Spring School District.

Friday, April 25
Spring Pictures
Wed, Apr 30 - Thu, May 1
PSSA Science
Monday, May 5
Progress Reports issued this week
Thursday, May 8
Spring Concert
7:00 p.m.
MS Auditorium
Friday, May 9
PSSA Reward Dance - 6th Grade

To promote a secure testing
 environment,students should
leave electronic devices
at home on testing days.

If devices are brought to
school, they will be collected
by the classroom test
administrator (teacher)
prior to the assessment.
The devices will be returned
to the students at the conclusion
of the day's assessment.

PSSA Test Dates:

April 30 and May 1

PSSA Parent Information

The PSSA's for students in grades 3-8 will be given at various times throughout the assessment window from March 24th through May 2nd.  Please see the links below for additional information.  

Parent Letter All PSSAs 2014.pdf
PSSA FAQ Document 2014.pdf

Dress Code

Click on the document
below for additional dress code
guideline information.

Shorts length must
reach finger tips.

dress code[1][1].docx

Click on the attached document for the
2013-2014 District Calendar

2013-2014 School Calendar Approved .xlsx
  Click on the link below to access health information and documents from the school nurse:
School Nurse Page 

2013-2014 Officers

President - Amy Runyon
 Vice-President – Johanna Durff
Secretary – Lisa DeGregorio
Treasurer – Sharon Diehl

 Bark Shop hours will be
Monday and Wednesday during lunches.

To volunteer your time supervising,
please contact PTO