A Note From the Principal....

Bring notes and an open mind to parent-teacher conferences

Come prepared to the next parent-teacher conference and you'll get more out of it. To make the most of your meetings with teachers:
  • Be there. You won't get anything out of parent-teacher conferences if you don't show up! If it's truly impossible to attend, speak to your child's teachers about meeting at a different time (or even over the phone).
  • Jot down notes ahead of time. Do you have specific questions you'd like your child's teachers to answer? Don't assume you'll remember them when you get to the meeting. Instead, write them down beforehand. But keep your list short. There probably won't be time to address dozens of issues.
  • Come with an open mind. Has your child told you horror stories about a certain teacher? Don't let it affect how you approach your meeting. Instead, start every conference with a clean slate.
  • Listen. Give your child's teachers a chance to talk about their classes without interrupting. It might give you fresh insight into what's happening at school. Of course, if you hear something you don't understand, speak up and ask for clarification.
Reprinted with permission from the October 2014 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2014 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.

Important Information

Order forms and payment for 2014-15 Memory Books will be collected in homerooms from November 3 - November 21, 2014 and will also be collected in February.  After November 21, orders may be placed online using the link below.

Middle School Memory Book.pdf
Middle School Memory Book Order Information.pdf

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Cafeteria Information

School Lunch Prices 

Student Lunch: $2.65
Student Breakfast: $1.50

Click on the link below for 
Chartwell's Lunch Account Deposit Procedures:

Cafeteria Deposit Info.pdf

Click on the link below to access My School Bucks website:


The middle school Cafeteria Manager is Angela Bistline.  For additional information, you may contact Angela at 776-2000 Extension 2481.

MS Twitter Feed

The Middle School welcomes assistant principal, Mr. Boyd.

Monday, November 24
Parent/teacher conferences 3:15 - 7:15 p.m.
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Food drive distribution
Tue, Nov 25 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Recess
Tuesday, November 25
Parent/teacher conferences 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 1
Thanksgiving Recess

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.

Recognized in November for Principal's Spotlight Awards:
6th grade - Rodney Wert
7th grade - Kaylee Enck
8th grade - Bentli Burke

James Washington IV and Roman Price recently won first place ribbons at the Special Olympic Ice-Skating Competition in Hershey for speed skating.

Students from BSMS attended the Pennsylvania Music Education Association Youth Honors Band Festival held on November 7 and 8, 2014.

Pictured are: Jaxon Shotto, Allyson Manley, Ethan Runyon, Ethan Cunningham, William Meacock, Gavin Hunt Bottom row: Abigail Beidel, Riley Ward, Mitchell Soccio, Brendon Morris-Dice


Students in Mrs. Showaker’s Quilting Elective class crafted and donated a quilt to Holy Spirit Children’s Behavioral Health Services which will be displayed at the Silver Spring Center.   Pictured from Holy Spirit Hospital are Laura Snyder and Dan Morrow.


Students participated in a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11.  Principal, Dr. Linda Wilson and students placed a wreath, poster, and candle in front of the school to honor our servicemen and women. 

 Veterans Day Pictures.doc



Veterans Day 2014.doc

The Big Spring Middle School recently inducted new members into the National Junior Honor Society. 


NJHS Induction 2014.JPG
Click on the link below to view the 2014-2015 BSSD Calendar
District Calendar 2014-2015.pdf

Click on the link below to access information 
about volunteering in our school.

Volunteer Handbook.docx

Click on the link below to access health information and documents from the school nurse:
School Nurse Page 

BSMS Annual Health Survey 2014 2015.doc