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Shrek the Musical Tickets On Sale Now Through November 8th!

21 hours ago

Brookville Area High School is proud to announce its 50th anniversary musical production, Shrek The Musical. Shrek will be performed November 16-18, 2017 at 7pm each evening. Tickets are ON SALE NOW through November 8th!  Click HERE for a copy of the order form.

Print your order form and send them to the school!

5th Grade Students Learn About Composting Through Worm Bins

6 days ago

5th grade students in Mrs. Fritz's science classes have been collecting compostable cafeteria food waste and feeding it to one of the 5 worm bins in the Hickory Grove courtyard. 

The worm bin’s contents are run through the harvester and the nutrient rich plant enhancer, castings, are separated out. 

The students restarted the bins by returning the worms, adding bedding, and feeding the worms. 

Nutrient rich castings will be available for a donation beginning Friday, October 20th, at the Farmers' and Artisans' Market on Main Street Brookville.

Students with bags of material harvested from composting.
People collecting food scraps for composting.


Students adding material to worm bins.


Students adding material to worm bins.


Students collecting material from composting.


PATHS Box Tops Update - October 2017

7 days ago

The Box Tops Program collected 5,871 tops for the month of October!  This means $587 back to our school for programs and events.  Awesome job – keep up the good work!

The Classroom winners for the month are:

K – Hill

1st – McLaughlin

2nd -Nosker

3rd – Shriver

4th – Iraca

5th – Fritz

6th – Bish

 

Thanks for all you do, and keep sending in those Box Tops! 

Third Grade Students Skype with Students Affected by Recent Hurricanes

8 days ago

Occupational Assessment Tax Information

19 days ago

You may have recently received a bill for an occupational tax from Berkheimer for the Brookville Area School District.

If, as of July 1, 2017, you are retired, unemployed, a homemaker, active US military, clergy, full-time student or have moved out of Brookville Area School District, you are EXEMPT from the tax. If you fall into one of those categories, you need to fill out an exemption form and send it to the school by October 31, 2017.  The exemption form is available at the District’s Administrative Office, on the district website by clicking HERE, or by calling 814-849-1103.  The office is located at 104 Jenks Street, Brookville, PA, and office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

All tax bills were prepared with the professional/managerial assessment.  But, the tax is levied at three levels ($50 for laborers, $85 for skilled labor, and 

$105 for professional/managerial), with examples of occupations for each category listed on the reverse side of the form. 

DO NOT just pay the $105 you were billed. Only pay the $105 if you are in a professional/managerial occupation.  If you need to adjust your assessment to either laborer or skilled labor, fill out the form listing your adjusted occupation and mail the following three items to HAB-MISC, PO Box 25144, Lehigh Valley, PA  18002:

1) the signed form certifying your assessment adjustment,

2) the stub from your original bill noting your revised amount, and

3) your payment of the adjusted amount due to Berkheimer. 

With state and federal budgets shrinking, public schools are expected to do more with less. We at Brookville Area School District have reduced the number of administrators, combined job descriptions, and are now considering consolidating buildings, all in an effort to keep our costs as low as possible, yet maintain all of the programs that our community values. 

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to call the Brookville Area School District at 814-849-1103. 

Occupational Tax Exemption

about 1 month ago

If you receive an Occupational Assessment Tax Notice for 2017-2018 and on July 1, 2017, you were retired, unemployed, a homemaker, active U.S. Military, Clergy, Full-time Student, or had moved out of the Brookville Area School District, you can apply for an exemption by submitting a completed Exemption Form to the District Business Office.  Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017. 

Click HERE to download a copy of the Occupational Assessment Tax Exemption form.

New York City FBLA Fundraiser

19 days ago

The Brookville Area High School Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) is organizing a community bus trip to New York City on Saturday, December 9, returning on Sunday, December 10.  For additional information please email Kelly Burford, Business Teacher, Brookville Jr./Sr. High School at kburford@basd.us .

- Community bus trip to New York City

- Bus provided by Anderson Motor Coach

- Price of trip is $100

- Limited Wi-Fi provided

- Power outlets available on bus

- The day is yours to do as you please!

The trip is Saturday, December 9-10, 2017.  Departure from Brookville High School at 2:00 AM Saturday.  Returning to Brookville High School at 3:00 AM Sunday.  Payment reserves your seat.  Reservations are sold on a first come, first sold basis.

October Happenings

19 days ago

The first, second, and third grade teachers in the Brookville Area School District will be hosting “Donuts and Dialogue” meetings for the parents of first, second, and third grade students.  The event is designed to enhance parents’ collaboration with their students’ teachers in supporting their students’ educational success.  The first-grade event takes place on October 4th   at Pine Creek Elementary School from 2:00 until 3:30. The second-grade event takes place on October 10th at Pine Creek Elementary School from 2:00 until 3:30.   The third-grade event takes place on October 17th at Hickory Grove Elementary School from 2:00 until 3:30.

Wednesday, October 25th is the kick off of the program “Love and Limits: Navigating the Teen Years, A Guide to Success” that is being hosted by the Brookville Area School District. This program is designed to strengthen families and help parents guide their students to make good choices, to be responsible, and to support academic success.  The program will be held at Hickory Grove Elementary School beginning at 5:30.  A family-style dinner and child care will be provided and is free. The program is offered to BASD parents with students between the ages of 10 and 14 years-of-age.  Parents must register to participate. The program will run on Wednesdays for seven weeks.

A free Family Movie Night will be held at the Moonlight Drive-In Theatre on October 23 to kick off Red Ribbon week.  This event will be hosted by PATHS and the Friends of Rachel Club.

The second grade Fall Festival will be held on October 27 from 12:30-3:00 at Pinecreek Elementary School in the second-grade classrooms and cafeteria.

Check out upcoming BASD events at http://www.basd.us/calendar.

Elementary School Yearbooks

19 days ago

To Purchase Your Elementary School Yearbook

Go to:  www.jostens.com

Click on the yearbook tab at the top of the page.

Under Students and Parents click Buy Your Yearbook.

Type in Pinecreek Elementary School (Brookville, PA)

This elementary yearbook includes Northside, Pinecreek and Hickory Grove buildings and all elementary students Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The cost of the yearbook is $20 plus tax.  Yearbooks will be delivered to students at the end of the school year.

PATHS Bringing Art to Remember Fundraiser Coming to Pinecreek

29 days ago

This year, PATHS is bringing to Pinecreek school a unique fundraising program with Art to Remember. This program for the 1st and 2nd graders gives parents the opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork on them. The best part is that every keepsake order supports PATHS so that we can continue to support our schools.

Order forms for Art to Remember will be sent home with students on October 18 and are due back by October 26. To see available keepsake items like coffee mugs, key chains, and necklaces, click HERE.

2017 Homecoming Court Announced

about 1 month ago

The 2017 Brookville Area High School Homecoming Court has been announced.  Students participating include Kiley Mulhollan, Brandon McGranor, Summer Verdill, Caleb Hetrick, Hailey Shields, Dontae Constable, John Frank, Alli Zacherl, Olivia Pearson, Rory Hoffman, Heather McCleary, and Xavier Molnar.

Homecoming will be Friday, September 22nd.  Festivities begin with the annual Homecoming Tailgate Party from 5pm to 7pm at the high school, followed by the Redbank Valley Bulldogs taking on the Brookville Raiders at 7pm at the football stadium.  The crowning of this year's homecoming king and queen will take place at halftime of the football game.

My Alerts Available for HG & HS Guardians

about 1 month ago

Use the My Alerts option to access and change settings for the types of email alerts you would like to receive for your student.

To display this page, move your pointer over your user name in the Home Access Center banner, then select My Alerts.

Subscribe to HAC Alerts

The My Alerts page includes checkboxes for the following types of alerts. If you are a guardian who can access multiple students in HAC, a separate set of boxes displays for each student. Checking a box enables the type of alert indicated.

       ·     Course Average - Allows email alerts to be sent on your student's course averages. To limit the alerts to averages outside a range, enter the bottom of the range in the below field - for example, 75 for averages less than 75 - and the top of the range in the above field - for example, 89 for averages of 90 or greater. Enter whole numbers; decimals are not allowed. To enable alerts for all averages regardless of their level, leave the two fields blank.

       ·     Classwork - Allows email alerts to be sent on averages for class assignments. To limit the alerts to averages outside a range, enter the bottom of the range in the below field - for example, 75 for averages less than 75 - and the top of the range in the above field - for example, 89 for averages of 90 or greater. Enter whole numbers; decimals are not allowed. To display averages for all assignments regardless of their level, leave the two fields blank.

Note: When you leave the My Alerts page, all of your entries are saved automatically.

2017 PAYS Survey Information for Parents

about 1 month ago

Dear Parent or Guardian: 

Our school is taking part in the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

 

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

 

·         Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their teacher that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

 

·         The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported.

 

·         The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

 

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link:  http://episcenter.psu.edu/node/599.  For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2017.”

 

The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request in writing to the Ruthanne Barbazzeni, K-12 Principal of Student Services.

 

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Ruthanne Barbazzeni at 814-849-1112.

BASD Food Service Offers Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals

3 months ago

The Brookville Area School District has made it faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals.

This free service enables families to receive program benefits faster than using the paper application.  Your application is electronically submitted directly to the child nutrition office for processing.
* Submit an application in minutes
* Easy-to-follow steps
* Faster processing
* Safe and secure

To get started visit www.schoolcafe.com .

Please visit the Brookville Area School District Food Service web page for more information.

Paper applications are available at the school offices, cafeterias or by calling the Food Service Department.

Rebecca Kammerdeiner
Food Service Director
(814) 849-1138

BASD Adjusts Security Policies Following PSP Recommendations

4 months ago

The Brookville Area School District received a good report from the State Police who recently reviewed the District’s security policies.  The State Police congratulated the District on its emergency policies, which have a chain-of-command that is three levels deep.  Also, the State Police were impressed that so many teachers had received training in passive restraint and with the District’s lockdown and active shooter plans.  

The State Police recommended two changes to improve the security of the District’s property. The two highest priorities were eliminating parking spaces next to buildings and securing the property from any outsiders while school is in session.  Because of concerns for emergency vehicles accessing the building and the potential of a parked car with dangerous devices next to the building, the State Police recommend all parking space be reallocated away from the building walls.  Over the summer, the budgeted repaving project for the high school will result in new parking lines and the elimination of spaces abutting the building.  There will still be sufficient parking for all teachers and staff. 

The District will also be enacting new policies that permit only those persons with reasons related to school business or their student to be on District campus grounds while school is in session.  “We were hesitant about implementing this policy because a number of community members walk the track and parking lot at our Hickory Grove and High School campus,” Said Principal Ruthanne Barbazzeni.  “But we have to take seriously the safety of our students and the recommendations of the State Police.”  The BASD School Board approved this policy and directed new signs to be placed around the campus perimeters that remind community members to return to walk or enjoy the playground when school is not in session. 

“We have to consider first the safety of our students, but we want the community to have access to the track and playground whenever possible,” stated board member Don Gill.  To accommodate state safety guidelines and to continue welcoming the community, the amended school policy states the grounds are inaccessible only when school is in session, from 7am-4pm during the academic year.  On weekends, in the summer, on snow days, and when flex days permit earlier use of the grounds, the public is welcome on school grounds to use the playground, basketball courts, and track.  

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