Daily Announcements

Senior End of the Year Schedule


Attached is the end-of-the-year schedule for seniors.

Senior 2015 schedule.pdf

   Sophomores who sold Tupperware and/or  

Yankee Candles for the fundraiser need to make arrangements to pick up their orders Wednesday, May 6, in the Commons area after school.  Students may grab their items on their way to the busses right after school or have parents pick them up between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.


2015 May Keystones


Wed. May 13 through Wed. May 27

Please see attached schedule.
2015 May Keystones.pdf

2015 AP Exam Schedule

Attached is the 2015 AP Exam Schedule. 

Exams are scheduled for Monday May 4, 2015, through May 14, 2015.

2015 AP Exam Schedule.pdf

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.

Tickets are on sale through May 6th.  Cost is $42 per person/$84 per couple.

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.  

National Honor Society induction of new members will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

The Powder Puff Football game between the Juniors and Seniors will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Football Stadium.

2015 Waterwheel

The 2015 Big Spring High School Yearbook, Waterwheel, is on sale WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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

Orders will only be accepted WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Senior Class Trip to Baltimore

When: June 1, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Where: Baltimore National Aquarium, Lunch Cruise and Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum

Only seniors who paid the down payment of $30 will be permitted to go on the trip.

Questions - contact Mrs. Detwiler (room 241) or Ms. Wolfe (room 307).

Snow Make-Up Days



School is in session on June 5, 2015  due to school closing on March 20, 2015.


Buy Yankee candles to support the France/Italy travelers!  Between now and July 17, you can purchase Yankee candles through our fundraiser without paying more than you would in the store.  There are a lot of opportunities for gift giving between now and mid-July. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, housewarming gifts, weddings, and teacher gifts – or any random day you want to do something nice for someone. Yankee candles make great gifts—and the company has a lot more than just candles.


If you are interested, please see the Yankee Candle Sale flyer for details—it has an embedded link to our fundraiser site, or you can go directly to

https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our group number (990077595). If you know a student who is going on the trip, please enter his/her name at checkout so the right student’s account is credited. Don’t know a traveler? Not a problem—all undesignated funds will be shared among all of the students.


If you have questions about the sale, please contact Christa Daugherty at cdaugherty@bigspring.k12.pa.us.

Yankee Candle Sale.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 have been posted to the High School Web Site.  To view the opening school year information click the following link:


A Message from the Superintendent

District Phones – Service Restored

All District phone service has been restored at this time.  Thank you for your patience as the restoration of service was completed.

District Announcements

Please see attached information regarding the Big Spring High School All Sports Banquet, which will be held on May 20, 2015.

Support suicide prevention in Pennsylvania with our second annual Suicide Prevention Night at the Ballpark. The Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) and the PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition will once again partner with the Harrisburg Senators for a special suicide prevention night on Friday, June 12.  Also, there will be a Suicide Prevention Night with the Phillies on Friday, June 26. Come out and be a presence to support suicide prevention. In addition to great baseball, the winning submissions for the 2015 PAYSPI youth suicide PSA contest will be on display at both games.   Our own Big Spring team of Libby Anderson, Starr Snyder, and Kevin Brobst produced a 60 second video and won 2nd place in this competition.  You may purchase your DISCOUNT tickets at www.payspi.org by clicking on the baseball slider.

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.
Mon, May 4 - Fri, May 8
AP Testing
Thursday, May 7
HS Job Shadow Day
Saturday, May 9
Choir Cabaret Fundraiser
7:00 PM

HS Auditorium

Mon, May 11 - Thu, May 14
AP Testing
Tuesday, May 12
HS Reality Fair

Today, 5/6/2015
High: 73 Low: 60
Rain showers
50% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/7/2015
High: 75 Low: 55
Rain showers
22% chance of precipitation.