will be received and distributed in mid-October.
will be Thursday, September 3. Students will receive a picture order form on the first day of school. Extra forms are available in the High School Office. Even if you choose not to purchase the pictures, all students should have their photo taken in order to receive a High School ID card.
Senior Portrait Retakes
will be Wednesday & Thursday, September 23 & 24. If you did not already have your senior portrait taken by Lifetouch, you should receive an appointment card in the mail. If you have not had your senior portrait taken and do not receive an appointment card, you should contact Lifetouch at 410-644-7700. Even if you choose not to purchase the senior portrait package, you must have your photo taken by Lifetouch to be included in the yearbook. Location for Senior Portraits on Wed. Sept. 23, is in the Band Room and location for Senior Portraits on Thurs. Sept. 24, is in the LGR (please enter through the Commons entrance).
To report Vo-Tech absences to BSHS,
students/parents may call 776-2434 and press option 2 for attendance to leave a
message for Donna Minnich.
To report absences to the Vo-Tech school,
students/parents may call 697-0354 - extension 108 to leave a
Vo-Tech students must report absences to both schools.
ONLY JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT.
Application pick up dates:
Students may pick up the Application for Driving/Parking Permits at the High School office starting August 10, 2015 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.
We will be using a hang tag permit this year instead of a sticker. This hang tag is transferable between vehicles registered on the Application. Therefore, it is not necessary to purchase additional Parking Permits. If the hang tag is lost or destroyed, the replacement cost is $30.00 for a new hang tag permit.
Parking permits will be sold in the High School Office on the following dates and times:
August 20, 21, and 24: 9:00 am -12:00 noon
Parking Permits can also be purchased in the Commons during lunch beginning Tuesday, August 25, with a completed and signed Application for Driving/Parking Permit and all additional required documentation.
10th and 11th Graders: PSAT
Test Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 during school
Registration: 9/8/15 – 9/23/15 in the counseling office
Please see attached parent letter for detailed information.
The Junior Achievement STEM Summit
will be held Wednesday, September 23. Thirty business volunteers will visit Big Spring High School to immerse 9th grade students in science, technology, engineering, and math. Through a day-long series of career panels, competitions, and experiments, students will be inspired to learn about careers in STEM fields. The day is designed to be fast-paced and very hands-on, creating an atmosphere of excitement and energy.
For more information, contact Lisa Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-776-2443.
Beginning of the year forms and documents have been posted to the High School Web Site. Please go to the Parent Documents tab and select the folder Opening School Year Information.
Physical Education Attire, 2015-16
Physical Education Attire Instructions.pdf
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!
1. Please log onto: http://stores.bluemountainsportsonline.com
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
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