Daily Announcements

Fitness Center Summer Hours

Effective June 6th – August 12th

Fitness Center will be closed on July 4th.

 Monday: 3 – 6pm

Tuesday: 3 – 6pm

Wednesday: 2 – 5pm

Thursday: 3 – 6pm

Friday: 8 – 11am

High School Summer Hours

Effective June 13 through August 5, the High School Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The office is closed on Fridays.

Please click here to be directed to the Guidance Office Counseling Team summer schedule.

Attention Class of 2020!

Dawg Day for all incoming freshmen (members of the Class of 2020) will be Tuesday, August 16th 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 Thursday, June 2nd.  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 2nd will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.


The information and registration form is attached.

Dawg Day 2016- MOST FINAL.pdf

Kiwanis & Key Club Blueberry Sale

If anyone would like to support the Big Spring Kiwanis and Big Spring High School Key Club and buy some delicious blueberries at the same time, here is the information.


A box of blueberries is $31 and will be delivered July 7th to Cohick and Associates, 396 Alexander Spring Road Suite 5, Carlisle.

Please call 776-4300 to order these delicious blueberries!

Sports Physicals - August 1

Attention Athletes: Sports physicals for the 2016 – 17 school year will be offered on Monday, August 1 at 8:00 AM the High School Adaptive Gym.  You can enter the school through the Commons/Cafeteria entrance.  These physicals are FREE OF CHARGE to you and a great way to get them out of the way and free you up to participate in any sport for the 2016-17 school year. If you plan to get your physical done here at the HS on August 1, you must turn your physical form into the athletic office no later than Monday, July 25There will be NO late forms accepted after that date and athletes will not be able to receive their physical  on August 1 if forms are not turned in on time. Stop by the athletic office to pick up the physical form packet to get it returned on time!

The 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be recorded.  If you would like to purchase a copy, please see the attached order form.  You will be notified by email when the DVD is ready for pickup in the High School Office or you can choose to have the DVD mailed to you.
2016 Grad video orderform.pdf
Physical Education Attire
All high school students will be expected to wear Big Spring Physical Education attire.  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” fabric.  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 cannot 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


1.  Steps 1-3 listed above to find size(s)

2.  Send check made payable to BMSA with:

  A.  List name, grade, address, phone #, email address

  B.  List items and sizes on the same piece of paper

  C.  Mail all items to Blue Mountain Sports Apparel,

      763 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA  17201

Physical Education Attire Instructions.pdf
Beginning of the year forms and documents will be posted to the High School Web Site in early August.  Please go to the Parent Documents tab and select the folder Opening School Year Information.

          Welcome to Big Spring High School


                  Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

                  Phone:    (717) 776-2434

                  FAX:  (717) 776-2433

Please select the following after dialing main number:

1 - Receptionist/Assistant Principal 
      (Work Permits, Parking Permits, Detention, ISS, OSS)
2 - Attendance Secretary (Donna Minnich, dminnich@bigspring.k12.pa.us )
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

District Announcements


This year, Big Spring School District will be opening the Aspen Parent Portal.  Letters containing usernames and passwords are being mailed in batches starting today, Friday, August 28th.  You should receive your letter early next week.  You can access the portal by clicking the icon above, clicking "Aspen" in the Quick Links, or finding the link in the Resources menu.  Help documents are included below.

Getting Started with the Aspen Family and Student Portals brochure
Emergency Contact Update Instructions

15 - 16 Chromebook Updates

The school year is quickly approaching and BSSD is excited to continue our secondary Chromebook initiative this year.

6th Grade Families will be able to learn about the program and complete related paperwork at 6th Grade Orientation on August 20th.  Chromebooks will be distributed on the first day of School.

9th Grade students will receive their Chromebooks during Dawg Day Freshman Orientation.

All other secondary students will keep their current Chromebook.  Please remember to bring them with you on the first day of school!

Protection plans that were purchased during the 14-15 school year will continue to be in effect for the 15-16 school year.

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

Chromebook Documents
BSSD Chromebook Guidelines
BSSD Chromebook Agreement
Chromebook Brochure

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 installed security cameras on all district buses over the summer.  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.
Tue, Jul 5 - Thu, Jul 7
Band Mini-Camp
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon, Jul 25 - Fri, Jul 29
Marching Band Camp
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon, Aug 1 - Fri, Aug 5
Marching Band Camp
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, August 1
Sports Physicals
8:00 AM

HS Adaptive Gym

Enter through Commons/Cafeteria

Saturday, August 6
Band Booster Summerfest
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM