Daily Announcements

Kick-Off Dance!!

Catch up with your friends at the first dance of the year!

When: Thursday, August 28 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Courtyard outside of the Commons area
Cost: $5 per person. Get $1 off for wearing maroon and gold!
No admission after 7:30pm without prior approval.

See you there!
Sponsored by Student Council

Physical Education Attire, 2014-15

All high school students will be expected to wear Big Spring Physical Education attire, beginning in 2014-15.  Theattire is a maroon and gold shorts and shirt combination with a Bulldog logo.  The shorts/shirt combination is made of moisture management, “performance” clothing.  The cost of the shorts/shirt combination is $18.00.  The school will work with families in financial need regarding costs.  The Health and Physical Education Department is moving tostandard physical education attire for several reasons:

1.  Safety- The PE clothing is designed for freedom of movement and minimal liability for injury(no pockets, zippers, belt loops, etc.)
2.  Appropriate- No appropriate attire questions, students can not lose class points/credit with the school approved shirt/shirts.
3.  Affordability- For this competitive cost, students may be able to wear one or both parts of the uniform throughout much or all of their high school years.
4.  School Spirit- Big Spring Bulldog logo and colors for everyone!

Ordering Instructions:

1.  Please log onto:  
2.  Enter Access Code for "Big Spring Physical Education Clothes"
     Access Code = BIG (access code is case sensitive)
3.  Select t-shirt and shorts sizes.  Crew neck sweatshirts and sweatpants are available but are OPTIONAL.  Each student is expected to have, at minimum, a uniform t-shirt and uniform shorts or sweatpants       
4.  Add selected items to cart
5.  Proceed to Checkout
6.  Create account.
7.  Enter student name (first & last) and grade in COMMENTS section 
8.  Complete transaction

Welcome to Big Spring High School

    Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
                                                    Phone:    (717) 776-2434

Please select the following after dialing main number:

1 - Receptionist/Assistant Principal 
      (Work Permits, Parking Permits, Detention, ISS, OSS)
2 - Attendance Secretary
3 - Principal Secretary
4 - Counseling Office
(Transcripts, Diploma Verifications, Schedules, etc.)
5 - Athletic Office (Sports Physicals, Sporting Events, Coaches)
6 - Nurses Office
7 - Cafeteria
(Student Lunch Account)
8 - Library

Beginning of the year forms and documents have been posted to the High School Web Site.  To view the opening school year information click the following link:



Senior parent messages and baby pictures - DUE 
May 9, 2014

Yearbook orders
- DUE May 24, 2014 
         website - www.smart-pay.com

2015 Senior Portraits
- June 10 & 11, 2014 in the LGR
(Parents will received appointment card in the mail)

2015 Senior Portrait Retakes
- October 24 & 25, 2014

Driving/Parking Permits

Application pick up dates:

Students may pick up applications at the High School office starting August 11, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  These applications require a parent signature and must be completed prior to purchasing a permit.  When submitting an application students must also provide:
* driver's license
* proof of current insurance
* valid vehicle registration

Permit fees are $30.00 for the first vehicle and $10.00 for a second.

Parking permits will be sold in the high school office on the following dates and times:

August 20, 21, 22: 9 am -12 pm

District Announcements

14-15 Secondary Chromebook Initiative

The Big Spring School District is launching an exciting new learning opportunity for its secondary students this year.  Every student in grades 6 -12 will be issued a Chromebook for his/her exclusive use throughout high school.  The purpose of this initiative is to fully engage students and create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Information about the Chromebook initiative will be available on the following nights:

August 14 - Dawg Day Parent Presentation @ 6:30  for 9th grade families
August 20 - HS Open House @ 6:30PM  for 11th & 12th grade families
August 21 - 6th Grade Orientation @ 6:00 for 6th grade families
September 3 - 7th & 8th Grade Open House @ 7:00 PM for 7th and 8th grade families

Due to the incredible popularity of Chromebooks in the education market and a rush in sales, Chromebooks may not be available for distribution on these nights.  However, parents will still have the opportunity to learn about the program and complete any necessary paperwork.  Communications regarding the Chromebook program will be sent prior to each information night.

For more information about the program, protection plan, and the Chromebook agreement, please see the documentation and communications below...

Chromebook Documents
BSSD Chromebook Guidelines
BSSD Chromebook Agreement
Chromebook Brochure
Chromebook Parent Presentation

Parent Letters
Letter to 9th Grade Families (sent 8/4/14)
Letter to 11th & 12th Grade Families (sent 8/14/14)
Letter to 6th Grade Families (sent 8/14/14)

Big Spring High School is looking for a crown bearer and flower girl for the 2014 Homecoming game & dance!

The homecoming football game is on Friday, September 26, with rain date possibilities of Saturday, September 27 or Monday, September 28.

Interested candidates should send a photo with their age and name on the back, as well as the names of the child’s parents and contact information; these photos must be received by Thursday, September 4. Children must be between ages three and five and be residents of the Big Spring School District. Please mail photos to 100 Mount Rock Road, Newville PA 17241, drop them off in the Big Spring High School Office, or email the pictures to mfarrands@bigspringsd.org. Photos will NOT be returned.  All photos will be displayed in the community for voting purposes at the following events/ community locations: Friday, September 5- High School Football at Stadium (6:30-9:30pm)

Sunday September 7- Saylor’s Market (12:00-3:00pm)
Friday September 12- Saylor’s Market (6:00-8:00pm)

Proceeds from voting will benefit the 2015 Big Spring Four Diamonds MiniTHON.  Winners will be notified by Sunday, September 14. Please note that previous winners may not participate again. 

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.
Friday, August 29
Labor Day Recess
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Recess
Tuesday, September 23
Two Hour Delay Staff Development
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day - No School

Today, 8/29/2014
High: 79 Low: 60
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2014
High: 82 Low: 69
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.