Daily Announcements

Sweeney Todd DVD Orders

Didn't get a chance to see the show, or both casts? Saw the show and want to experience the awesomeness all over again? If you are interested in ordering a DVD recording of this year's musical SWEENEY TODD, click on THIS LINK to order.

Orders/payment are due by May 4th. DVDs are $12 each ($20 for a bundled pack of both shows). Descriptions of who was in what show is included in the order form. Payment must be made with exact change or check made out to BIG SPRING MUSICAL. You may send payment to me via interschool mail in a sealed envelope with your name on it. Do not respond to this e-mail with your order, please click on the link above. Any questions? E-mail me!

Big Spring Music Jerseys

The Big Spring High School Band and Choir programs are currently accepting orders for Big Spring Music jerseys!  This is a special order item that we will not offer again for several years!


Each maroon jersey is personalized with your last name and your graduating year and can be ordered for $30 ($33 for 2X and 3X).  As one of the 2016 Best Communities for Music Education, this is a great way to show support for our music department as a whole!  In addition, any profits from the jersey sales will be benefitting the band and choir programs at the high school.


If you would like to purchase a jersey, the order form is attached.  A sample of the jersey design is included on the form.  Personalization will be in gold lettering on the back of the jersey.  Orders are due by Friday, May 6th.  If you are an alumnus of Big Spring and were a member of the band and/or choir, please be sure the check the boxes on the form.  Even if you were not a member of the band or choir during your time at Big Spring (or are not a Big Spring alumnus) you are welcome to purchase a jersey and show your support for our programs!  It is this incredible support of our faculty and our community that continues to allow our music programs to thrive!


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nobile.  If you do plan to order, the orders must be submitted by Friday, May 6th and can be sent directly to Mr. Nobile at the high school.


Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our music programs at Big Spring!

Music Department Jerseys.pdf

Congratulations to the 2016 Prom Court

Megan Darr

Marissa Emlet

Larissa Kelso

Stephanie Swartz

Anna Sweger

Tyler Bennett

Andrew Bumbarger

Brandon Jones

Duane Kelso

Josh Paisley

Junior Senior Prom

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

6:30-10:30 p.m.

Letort View Community Center

Carlisle USAWC Barracks

Ticket Sales:  April 13 – April 27

Tickets distributed:  May 4th during lunches

Price: $42 per person

Outside guests must fill out a guest form and should be turned in with payment.

Guests must be in at least 9th grade but no older than 20 years of age.

All students must have valid Student ID for admittance.

Please note there are no refunds. 

All Sports Banquet

This year’s All Sports Banquet will take place in the HS Commons and Auditorium on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:30PM. The Athletic Department will begin selling tickets for the All-Sports Banquet on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  All athletes receive a complementary ticket to attend this banquet and guest tickets for family members can be purchased at $16 prior to May 4th.  Tickets will cost $20 for guest if purchased after May 4th.  Please note this is a banquet for ALL athletes and a night for us all to recognize the many accomplishments that took place during the 2015 – 2016 sports season.  Don’t delay stop by the athletic office to get your tickets early and demonstrate your bulldog pride by attending this honorable night!

High School Keystone Assessments

Monday, May 16 - Literature

Wednesday, May 18 - Algebra

Friday, May 20 - Biology

Senior End of the Year Schedule

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

Senior 2016 schedule.pdf

2016 Underclassmen End-of-the-Year Schedule


Thursday, June 2     Underclassmen Finals, Periods 2 & 5


Friday, June 3         Homeroom/Collect Locks

                                Underclassmen Finals, Periods 3 & 6

                                Period 6 Finals start at 10:00 AM

   CPAVTS Students go to Vo-Tech,

   they return to Big Spring by

   10:00 AM    for the Period 6 Final

   (Bus Transportation will be


                                High School Dismissal at 11:45 AM


Monday, June 6      Underclassmen Awards – 8:00 AM

                                   CPAVTS students who are

                                   receiving an award can choose to

                                   either stay at Big Spring for the

                                   Awards Program or go to


                                Underclassmen Final, Period 1

                                High School Dismissal at 11:45 AM

Snow Make-Up Days

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

Friday, June 3, 2016 now in session 1/2 day due to school closing on February 15, 2016.

Monday, June 6, 2016 now in session  1/2 day due to school closing on February 16, 2016.

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
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 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 (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.
Thursday, May 5
HS World Language Festival
Saturday, May 7
Jr. Sr. Prom
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Letort View Community Center
Monday, May 9
HS Spring Band Concert
7:00 PM
Saturday, May 14
Dance Team Showcase
Monday, May 16
Keystones - Literature

Today, 5/1/2016
High: 68 Low: 48
Chance rain showers
33% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/2/2016
High: 61 Low: 48
Rain showers likely
60% chance of precipitation.