A Note From the Principal....

Responsibility is vital for middle school success


Now that your child is a middle schooler, he will need to take more responsibility for his learning. Just sitting quietly and behaving in his classes won't be enough.
Make sure your child knows it is his responsibility to:
Attend class every day
Arrive on time
Come prepared
Ask questions
Contribute to class discussions
Reprinted with permission from the September 2014 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2014 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.

Important Information

Student Council fundraiser pick-up is Wednesday, 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.

Picture Re-Take Day is October 30th

Students can earn special rewards for registering Giant A+ Rewards Bonuscards successfully designated to the Big Spring Middle School. The contest ends Friday, October 24.  It is not necessary to re-register if you registered a card last year.  Contest details will be distributed to students and is available in the middle school office.

The first marking period awards assembly will be November 18th:
Sixth grade - 8:44 - 9:24
Seventh grade - 9:26 - 10:06
Eighth grade - 10:27 - 11:07

Follow middle school activities on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bigspringms

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.   

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

Veterans from the Marine Corps League performed a Flag Folding Ceremony for sixth grade students at the Big Spring Middle School on October 3, 2014. 

Participants in alphabetical order: Allen Ferguson, Bob Gilbert, John McKim, Wes Smedley, and Pat Wallace.

Monday, October 27
Alternate Bell Schedule
MS students will follow an alternate bell schedule today.
8th Grade Vo-Tech Tour
Tuesday, October 28
End of the First Marking Period
Wednesday, October 29
Student Council Fundraiser Pick-Up
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.
Thursday, October 30
Picture Re-Take Day

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 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