Daily Announcements

High School Summer Hours

Effective June 15 through August 6, the High School Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The office is closed on Fridays.

The Pennsylvania Health Act requires a medical examination for children on original entry (kindergarten or first grade), in sixth grade and in eleventh grade.  These examinations are recommended at these times because of critical periods in the growth and development of your child. 


Physicals that are done at your private physician during the tenth grade year or the summer prior to the 11th grade year will be accepted.  This physical could include a driver’s license physical , work physical, or sports physicals.  Attached is the form that should be completed by your private physician.  Students entering 11th Grade will be given the opportunity to have this examination done by the School Physician during the 11th grade school year,


****School records can be held on all seniors who have not met this requirement prior to graduation.****

Questions should be directed to the School Nurse, Carol Madden, at 717-776-2450 or email cmadden@bigspring.k12.pa.us .

Physical Form.pdf

Attention Class of 2019!

Dawg Day for all incoming freshmen (members of the Class of 2019) will be Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school commons (the big glassy area behind the flag pole in the bus parking lot).  Parents are asked to join us from 6;30 to 7:30 p.m. to receive an orientation on critical High School topics.


Dawg Day has been designed to make your transition from the Middle School to the High School a smooth one.


Activities for the Day:

  • Receive a copy of your class schedule… EARLY!
  • Tours of the building and grounds!
  • Access to/practice with your future locker!
  • Meet with high school teachers and learn about the classes you’ll be taking!
  • Learn about clubs and after-school activities available at the high school!
  • Games and contests in the high school gym and auditorium!
  • Dinner served up in the cafeteria lunch line!
  • A freshman-only pep rally in the gym!
  • Freshman laptops may be distributed after parent orientation!


Transportation:  If you can't arrange for someone to drive you to Dawg Day, a bus can come and pick you up and a bus stop will be arranged near you.  Transportation home will not be provided, so when your parent/guardian arrives to join you in the evening you may return with him/her.


Cost:  In order to receive a catered meal and your own DAWG DAY T-shirt, we are asking that all students submit $5.00 with the permission form by Friday, June 5th.  Please contact the High School Office (776-2434) if the $5.00 fee poses difficulty.  We will accept registrations through the summer; however, registrations receive after June 5th will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.


The information and registration form is attached.

2015 Dawg Day Information.pdf
Physical Education Attire, 2015-16
All high school students will be expected to wear Big Spring Physical Education attire, beginning in 2014-15.  The attire 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 to standard 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

Physical Education Attire Instructions.pdf
The 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be recorded.  If you would like to purchase a copy, please see the attached order form.  DVD's will be available for pickup in the High School Office after August 26, 2015.
Grad video orderform.pdf

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 will be posted to the High School Web Site in late summer.  Please check back later.

District Announcements

Hello everyone!

Happy summer!  The Big Spring Marching Bulldogs and the Big Spring Band Boosters are pleased to be hosting the Bulldog Band Brawl marching competition on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 6 PM in the High School Stadium.  This comes after a 4 year hiatus from hosting a show.  We currently have 8 bands attending from throughout South Central PA, making this the largest of the four shows we’ve hosted.

This is not only a great opportunity for the competing bands, but also a great fundraising opportunity for the band boosters, who fund a majority of the marching band program here.  Attached to this email is an opportunity for all of our supporters to help us out!  The band members would love to see their teachers wish them well with Patron Ads in the program.  Patron ads are available in 1 or 2 line versions for only $5 or $10.  Additionally, to supplement the cost of awards and judges, we are selling trophy sponsorships.  Trophy sponsorships begin at $35 for specialty awards and go up from there.  If you sponsor a trophy, you also have the opportunity to present the trophy at the awards ceremony following the competition if you choose to.

If you are interested in sponsoring either opportunity, please see the attached forms.  Patron Ads would need to be in by Friday, September 4th, and trophy sponsorships would need to be in by Friday, September 11th to ensure we can get the plates engraved in time.  If there is a band member you would like to give “sales credit” to for either, feel free to put them in the box labeled Band Member.  We have incentives for the section with the highest dollar amount in sales per member!

As always, thank you for the continued support of music and the arts at Big Spring!

We hope to see many of you at the show on September 26th!

Patron AdTrophy Form.pdf

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals will take place this summer on July 8th and August 4th in the HS Nurses office starting at 8am.  Cost is free. All student athletes must obtain a physical in order to practice in the 15-16 school year. Attached below is the most up to date PIAA official physical form.

Sect 1-6.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.
Tuesday, August 4
Sports Physicals
8:00 AM
HS Nurse's Office
Tuesday, August 18
Dawg Day
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
HS Commons
Tuesday, August 25
First Day for Students
Friday, September 4
No School - Labor Day Recess
Monday, September 7
No School - Labor Day Recess

Today, 8/3/2015
High: 89 Low: 59
Chance thunderstorms
29% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/4/2015
High: 84 Low: 62
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.