A Note From the Principal....

Parents must guard against peer pressure from other adults

Middle schoolers are not the only ones who face peer pressure. As a parent, you may find yourself battling it, too.
Usually, this parent peer pressure is no better for your child than the kind he gets from his own peers. It involves someone else trying to get your child to do what isn't right for him. But this time they are trying to go through you.
As a parent, guard against:
  • The parent version of "everyone else is doing it." Just because a friend's parent says it's okay for a group of kids to have a party and sleep over at their home on a school night doesn't mean your child should go, too. Say, "I appreciate the invitation, but our rule is that Ben doesn't attend sleepovers on school nights."
  • Being made to feel guilty. Stick to your values no matter what another parent says to you.
  • Parents who supply kids with alcohol. Yes, there are those who say "They're going to do it anyway. They might as well do it safely at home." This is nonsense! And it sends a terrible message. Do not ever let your child attend events chaperoned by such adults.
Reprinted with permission from the January 2015 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2015 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: S. Borowitz, When We're in Public, Pretend You Don't Know Me, Warner Books.

Important Information

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Middle School Memory Book.pdf
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District Announcements

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.

Cafeteria Information

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.

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Parent Help Center

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
The Middle School welcomes assistant principal, Mr. Boyd.

Tue, Dec 23 - Fri, Jan 2
Holiday Recess
School is closed.
Friday, January 16
End of the Second Marking Period
Tuesday, January 27
Two-Hour Delay
Friday, January 30
Second Marking Period Awards Assembly
6th grade 11:07-11:37
8th grade 11:40-12:10
7th grade 12:13-12:43

Alternate Bell Schedule
Students will follow an alternate bell schedule today.

Middle school students Isabella Pagel, Sara Hankins, Carlee Sheaffer, Gemma Laverty, Grace Patterson, Dominick Kyle, and Memphis Elliot traveled with Vocal Music Teacher Mrs. Lori Shover to participate in the PMEA District 7 Songfest.  
PMEA District 7 Songfest 2014.JPG
Recognized in December for Principal's Spotlight Awards:
6th grade - Megan Wiley
7th grade - Addison Lay
8th grade - Adam McKeehan

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 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