A Note From the Principal....

Model the respectful behavior you'd like to see from your child

When it comes to teaching your child about respect, the idea isn't to teach him at all. It's to show him. By demonstrating what respect looks like, you'll go a long way toward helping your child become respectful.
Here are some everyday ways to demonstrate respect:
  • Be honest. Tell the truth. Admit mistakes--don't blame others for them. Apologize (even to your child) when you are wrong.
  • Be dependable. If you tell your child you'll do something, do it. Earn his respect by proving that you're reliable. And when you can't do something, be honest about it. It's an easy way to show him some respect.
  • Be kind. Don't insult or belittle your child when he messes up.
  • Be fair. Don't pass judgment on your child or punish him for something before learning all the facts. Show respect by taking the time to get his side of the story.
  • Be polite. Say please, thank you and excuse me when talking to your child. Don't barge into his room, either. Instead, knock.
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.

Dr. Linda C. Wilson

Important Information

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The Student Council fundraiser pick-up date has been changed to October 29.  Orders may be picked up in the commons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Students with smaller orders may pick them up in homeroom.

Educational trip requests must be submitted to the office at least three days before the date of absence.  Absences will be considered unexcused if the form is turned in after the absence.

Educational Trips.pdf

What I Need
With the new middle school schedule comes a variety of exciting, student-centered components.  One of these components which is specifically focused upon meeting the academic needs of students is WIN time.  WIN time takes place during our fifth period and it stands for “What I Need.”  During WIN time, students will be receiving exposure to instructional programs which are specifically designed to meet their needs.  Programs could include two or more of the following: small group direct reading instruction, working through individualized computer-based instruction, project based learning, content tutoring, and previewing and accelerating curriculum.  

If you have any questions about this new program, please feel free to contact us at 776-2471.   

Physical Exams for Winter Sports and Special Olympics will be offered on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 AM in the Middle School Nurse’s Office.  Permission forms/exam packets must be turned in to Mrs. Weingarten, the Middle School nurse, by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014.

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

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

Wednesday, October 1
Progress Reports
First marking period progress reports will be distributed to students today.
Friday, October 3
Alternate Bell Schedule
Students will follow an alternate bell schedule today.
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day
School is closed.
Wednesday, October 15
Physical Exams

Physical Exams for Winter Sports and Special Olympics 8:00 a.m. in the Middle School Nurse’s Office

Monday, October 27
Alternate Bell Schedule
MS students will follow an alternate bell schedule today.
8th Grade Vo-Tech Tour

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.

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