Daily Announcements

The 2016 Senior Class Trip will be on Friday, May 27, to Six Flags.  Cost of the trip is $55.00.  A deposit of $25.00 is due to Mrs. Detwiler by Tuesday, February 9.

The Big Spring FFA has partnered with the Cumberland County Farm Bureau to participate in the annual Farmer's Care Day.  Each year, County Farm Bureau members from across the state of Pennsylvania collect donations for the Ronald McDonald House.  The Farmer’s Care date changes from year to year, and it is based on the average cost of PA's food and the total income a family has earned to pay their food costs for the year starting on January 1st.   This year’s date is February 11th, and the items will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald house by a wagon that will be driven from the Hershey Lodge to the house.    Big Spring FFA members along with Farm Bureau members will load and unload the wagon, present the donated good during the press conference, and spend time with current families at the house learning about why they are residents and why the house is important.  


The FFA is asking the Big Spring Community to help donate items for this cause from now until next Wednesday, Feb. 10.  Items can be delivered to the high office or students can drop off items in rooms 141 (Mrs. Nailor) or 143 (Mrs. Fulton).  Please see that the attached list for items needed at this time.

Ronald McDonald House Wish-List-10.2014.pdf

Snow Make-Up Days

School is in session on the days listed below for all students and staff:

Monday, February 15, 2016 now in session due to school closing on January 25, 2016.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 now in session due to school closing on January 26, 2016.

Dodgeball Tournament

Club CARE’s annual Dodgeball Tournament will take place on March 5th beginning at 2PM.  A few highlights of the event include a concession stand with walking tacos and hot dogs, a gift raffle, a uniform/costume contest, and a prize for the ultimate dodgeball team winners.


This year, the proceeds of our 10th annual tournament are going to a special cause. BSHS grad, Perry Jenkins.  To see Perry’s story, you can see his Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/aprayerforperry. We hope to see a lot of people participating for a great cause!


If you are interested in starting a 6 person team, the packet is attached, is available in room 350 (Daugherty), or you can email Ms. Daugherty, Mr. Knol, or Ms. Schneider. It is $5 a player for a 6 person team.


Again, this is a fun event for students, staff, alumni, and community members, so we hope to see you there!

Dodge Ball Packet 2016.pdf

3rd Quarter High School Parent/Teacher Conferences

will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


You may begin scheduling conferences AFTER FEBRUARY 9.

Please email Laura Witter in the High School Office at lwitter@bigspring.k12.pa.us to request a conference.  Please be sure to include the following:

Your Name:

Student Name:

Your Contact Phone#:

Teacher(s) you are Requesting to Meet With:

Earliest Time you are Available:

If you do not have access to email, you can call Mrs. Witter at the High School Office at 776-2436.

Cumberland Perry Area Vo-Tech Snow Make-up Days

CPAVTS will be in session for students on Thursday, March 24 for a snow make-up day.

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
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.

          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
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

Journey Through Special Education Conference

CPARC is holding its annual special education conference on March 19th at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg.  This conference is one of the few in the area that is designed for both parents and staff and is a great opportunity to gain insight into various topics related to special education.  For more information please see the attached brochure.

brochure for viewing.pdf
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.
Fri, Feb 5 - Sat, Feb 6
District Chorus Festival
at Hempfield HS
Thu, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 13
County Band Festival
at Messiah College
Friday, February 12
Staff Development (No Students)
Monday, February 15
School is in Session (Snow Make-Up Day)
Thursday, February 18
HS 3rd Qtr Teacher Conferences
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Today, 2/5/2016
High: 39 Low: 24
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/6/2016
High: 41 Low: 24
Mostly cloudy
8% chance of precipitation.