Daily Announcements

Snow Make-up Days
School is in session on the days listed for all students and staff. 

February 16, 2015 now in session due to school closing on January 12, 2015.
March 13, 2015 now in session due to school closing on January 26, 2015.

April 2, 2015 now in session due to school closing on March 5, 2015

June 5, 2015  now in session on due to school closing on March 20, 2015

11th Grade Physicals

will be conducted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the High School Nurse’s Office for all juniors and seniors that have not had a physical.  Please contact Carol Madden at 776-2450 for more information.

Dance Team Showcase

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium

Admission:  Adults $5, Students FREE

Operation Beautiful Week

April 20 – 24, 2015

This is a week dedicated to raising the self-esteem of young women.  Watch for more details about the variety of activities planned and spirit days throughout the week to participate in.

2015 Waterwheel

The 2015 Big Spring High School Yearbook, Waterwheel, is on sale now!

Cost is $68.90.  You have three options to order:

1.  Go to Balfour Smart Pay at


2.  Order by phone at 1-800-853-1337

3.  Order by mail using the form sent to senior home addresses

Hurry!! Deadline to order is April 10.

Post-Grad Fundraising Events

Bingo at Penn Twp. Fire Hall               Sunday, March 29

Chicken Barbeque Orders Due           Friday, March 27

R & K Subs & Sandwich Pick-Up         Wednesday, April 1

Bulldog Blankets Orders Due             Friday, April 3

R & K Sandwich Orders Due               Friday, April 10

Chicken Barbeque                               Saturday, April 11

Crab Cake Sale Orders Due                Friday, April 17

Bulldog Blankets Delivery                   Friday, May 1

R & K Sandwich Delivery                    Friday, May 1

Crab Cake Sale Delivery                     Friday, May 1

For information, contact Kim Fealtman at 243-2027 or kim@sdf-consulting.com

The Junior / Senior Prom

will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at the Letort View Community Center at the US Army War College in Carlisle, from 6;30 to 10:30 p.m.

Post-Grad Committee Meetings

The Post-Grad Committee meets the 3rd Monday of each month  at 7 pm in  Room # 117 at the High School.  Meeting dates are:  11/17/14, 12/15/14,  01/19/15, 3/16/15, 4/20/15, 5/18/15.  Anyone interested in helping with the Committee or who would like more information is encouraged to attend the meetings.  The Post Grad Event is held following Commencement on Friday, June 5, 2015, at  9:00 pm.  

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

Ordering Instructions.docx

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:


District Announcements

Congratulations to the following Cumberland Perry seniors for their exceptional work in their programs at Vo Tech:


-Lydia Hikes for earning the Mechanicsburg Rotary Student of the Month for her hard work in the Nursing program.


-David Fetterman earned 3rd place in the District Skills USA competition in Automotive Service Specialization, also earning a $3,000 scholarship.  David is in the Automotive Technology program.


-Dalton Barr, also in the Automotive Technology program,  placed 2nd in the Automotive Technology Competition in District Skills USA, also earning a $4,ooo scholarship.


-Laurel Deihl earned 4th place in the statewide floral arranging competition thanks to her hard work in her Horticulture program.


-Last month, Jaedanne Kutz, from the Culinary Arts program, placed 1st in the District Skills USA completion in Commercial Baking, and will compete in the State Commercial Baking competition next month in Hershey.


Please click on the link below for attached information regarding the Big Spring Band Booster Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Big Spring Band Boosters Golf Tournament 2015 Web rev.pdf
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.

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)
Letter to 7th & 8th Grade Families (sent home with child)

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.
Wed, Mar 25 - Sat, Mar 28
PMEA All-State Festival
Hershey, PA
Sunday, March 29
Post-Grad Bingo at Penn Twp. Fire Hall
Monday, March 30
End of HS Third Marking Period
Wed, Apr 1 - Mon, Apr 6
Band Trip to Orlando, FL
Wednesday, April 1
Post-Grad Pick-Up - R & K Subs & Sandwiches

Today, 3/28/2015
High: 36 Low: 19
Slight chance snow showers
30% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/29/2015
High: 46 Low: 33
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.