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Class of 2020 Selling Raider Spirit Wear

10 days ago

The Brookville Area High School Class of 2020 (juniors) are selling Brookville Raider spirit wear.  Order forms are available by clicking HERE .  Please return order form with payment to the high school by October 22nd.

PATHS Again Participating in Box Tops for Education Program

23 days ago

Brookville P.A.T.H.S. (Parents and Teachers Helping Students) is once again participating in the Box Tops for Education Program.  The program is an easy way for community members to donate to schools without having to spend extra money. 

Box Tops for Education is a program started by General Mills. The program helps communities provide kids the tools needed for success by generating funds back to the school.  Schools can use the funds for what they need most.  There are hundreds of participating products in food and non-food categories that carry Box Tops on their packages.  Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents.  Each month, P.A.T.H.S. collects and counts the Box Tops that have been sent into the school.  Those Box Tops are then submitted to General Mills.

Box Tops for Education Graphic

When families and schools work together to collect Box Tops and send them in, the money adds up fast!  P.A.T.H.S. receives a check twice a year from General Mills.  These funds are used for Brookville School District Programs and events. 

It’s simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops to school and earn cash.  In addition to sending the Box Tops into the school, P.A.T.H.S. has placed collection containers at some of our local businesses.  Collection containers can be found at The Brookville YMCA, The Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library, and Mike’s Comet. 

Please direct any questions regarding the Box Tops Program to P.A.T.H.S. or by visiting

www.btfe.com .

2018 BASD Homecoming Activities

about 1 month ago

The annual Brookville High School Homecoming Celebration will be held from Monday, September 24, to Saturday, September 29. Events get underway beginning on Monday with spirit-themed days all school week. The Homecoming Pep Rally takes place in the school gymnasium on Friday afternoon. The highlights of the rally are the introduction of the Homecoming Court and a variety of games and competitions.  The Homecoming Tailgate begins at 5:00 on Friday.

2018 Homecoming Court

Community members are invited to enjoy food, games, a dunking booth, and a display of old Brookville High School yearbooks dating back to 1963.  In a change from past years’ events, the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned before the football game against Moniteau this year to allow members of the Raider Varsity Football Team to participate. After the crowning the Brookville Area High School Hall of Fame will induct the inaugural class of honorees. A Junior High Homecoming Dance will be held during the football game beginning at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. The weekend’s events conclude with the annual Senior High Homecoming Dance on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Pictured above is the 2018 homecoming court.  Front Row: Jillian Taylor, Sophie Sharp, Aubrey Noble, Brynn Afton, Madisyn Wolfe, and Danielle MacBeth.  Back Row: Trenton Gilhousen, Hunter Lewis, Tommy DeMauro, Cabe Park, Braden MacBeth, and Bryan Dworek.

BASD Statement - 8/31/2018 - Suspicious Person

about 1 month ago


August, 31, 2018

Late this morning the district received a report of a suspicious person near one of our bus stops.  The information was shared with local police for further investigation.  Out of an abundance of caution, all outdoor activities for students were restricted for the remainder of the school day.

Dr. Robin Fillman
Superintendent of Schools

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2018-2019 Occupational Assessment Tax Information

3 months ago

Occupational taxes are being collected by Berkheimer for the Brookville Area School District.  The tax is levied at three levels ($50 for laborers, $85 for skilled labor, and $105 for professional/managerial).  There are example occupations for each level listed on the reverse side of the CHANGE form that is included with your tax bill.  If you need to adjust your assessment to another level, fill out the CHANGE form listing your adjusted occupation and mail the following three items to HAB-MISC, PO Box 25144, Lehigh Valley, PA  18002:

   1) the signed CHANGE 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. 

A copy of the CHANGE form is available by clicking HERE.

If you receive a bill and as of July 1, 2018, you were retired, unemployed, a homemaker, active US military, clergy, full-time student or have moved out of Brookville Area School District, you may be EXEMPT from the tax. If you fall into one of these categories, you need to apply for an EXEMPTION by completing the EXEMPTION form and returning it to the school district by October 31, 2018.  The EXEMPTION form is available online by clicking HEREThe form is also available at the District’s Administrative Office located at 104 Jenks St., Brookville (open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.), or by calling 814-849-8372, ext 1108. 

If you have any questions regarding occupational taxes, please call the Brookville Area School District Business Office at 814-849-8372, ext 1108.

BASD Meets 2015-2018 Comprehensive Plan Goals

3 months ago


At the regular school board meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018 Dr. Robin Fillman, Superintendent of the Brookville Area School District, presented information to the board and the public regarding the district's achievements related to the 2015-2018 comprehensive plan.  The PowerPoint that accompanied the presentation can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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2018-2019 Assessment Dates

4 months ago

Assessment dates for the 2018-2019 school year:

Keystone Exam Retakes

Algebra - December 3rd & 4th
ELA - December 5th & 6th
Biology - December 11th & 12th
Exam Makeup Dates:  December 7th, 10th, 13th, & 14th

Keystone Exams

Algebra - May 13th & 14th
ELA - May 15th & 16th
Biology - Mayb 21st & 22nd
Exam Makeup Dates:  May 17th, 20th, 23rd, & 24th

PSSA Exams

ELA - April 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th
ELA Makeup Dates:  April 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th
Math - April 29th & 30th
Math Makeup Dates:  May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
Science - May 1st & 2nd
Science Makeup Dates:  May 2nd & 3rd

Superintendent Meets Performance Standards

4 months ago


The Brookville Area School District Board of Directors recently completed their annual evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Robin Fillman.  The School Board determined that Dr. Fillman successfully met her objective performance standards for the 2017-2018 school year.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Robin Fillman

Assistant Superintendent Meets Performance Standards

3 months ago


The Brookville Area School District Superintendent recently completed her annual evaluation of the Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brigette Matson.  The Superintendent determined that Dr. Matson successfully met her objective performance standards for the 2017-2018 school year.

Dr. Brigette Matson, Assistant Superintendent

Class of 2018 Graduation Slideshow

4 months ago

Congratulations BAHS Class of 2018!

5 months ago


The Brookville Area High School Class of 2018 graduation ceremony was held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the high school Auditorium.  The fire alarm in the middle of the event didn't seem to dampen any spirits and added one final BAHS memory the graduates will never forget.  The ceremony was streamed live on YouTube and the archive video is below.  

Best wishes to our recent graduates!

Class of 2018 graduation graphic

Annual Brookville Area High School Hall of Fame Starting

5 months ago


A group of local alumni, educators and business people have joined forces to start a Brookville Area High School Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and celebrate the positive accomplish-ments and contributions of Brookville Area High School alumni, employees, coaches and volunteers.

From June 1 through July 31, nominations will be accepted for consideration that recognize individual alumni, school employees, coaches and volunteers for outstanding achievement in their chosen field, as well as for leadership, excellence in the visual or performing arts, athletics and community service. Nominees with out-standing character and with records of achievement on a local, state, national or international level will be considered.

To be eligible for selection, alumni must have graduated from Brookville Area High School at least ten years prior to nomination. Employees, coaches or volunteers must be retired or not coaching and/or volunteering at the school for five years. Individuals meeting this criteria that are deceased are also eligible.

Once placed on the nomination list, the nominee will remain in consideration for five years. After five years, if not selected, the nomination shall be removed from the list. The person(s) can be nominated again.

Hall of Fame nomination forms can be found on the Brookville Area School District website at www.basd.us under SECTIONS > PUBLIC > BAHS HALL OF FAME, as well as at the main office of the high school and at select area businesses. The form can be completed and submitted online via the school website or by hard copy to: BAHS Hall of Fame Review Committee, P.O. Box 4, Brookville, PA 15825. All nomination forms must be received by August 1 for consideration.

The Hall of Fame Review Committee will select inductees no later than September 1. A minimum of one nomi-nee and maximum of five nominees may be inducted each year. Review committee members make up a cross section of independent Brookville Area High School alumni, retirees and community members, and will remain anonymous. The committee will always be comprised of a minimum of five members to a maximum of seven, with seats to be filled on an as-needed basis.

Each Hall of Fame class will be announced on homecoming weekend, with formal induction taking place at a special recognition dinner the following spring at a date and site to be determined.

Kessler Named Class of 2018 Valedictorian

5 months ago

Adrian Rose Kessler is the older of two children of Cynthia Snyder and Robert Crosby. At BHS, she is involved in band, choir, musical, jazz band, chamber singers, spring play, National Honor Society, German Club, and Drama Club. Her favorite classes are any that are related to music. Her love of music has helped her to make the decision to attend Westminster College for music education. Her favorite BHS teachers are Mr. Grabigel, Mrs. Kalkbrenner, Mr. Kalkbrenner, Mr. Hoffman, and Miss Owens. Her advice to younger students is “Be active in activities, be nice, and strive to be better than the person you were yesterday.“

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Brookville High School Auditorium.  The ceremony will also be streamed live on YouTube HERE.
 

Adrian Kessler

Georgvich Named Class of 2018 Salutatorian

5 months ago

Mikyla Mary Georgvich is the younger of two children of John and Jackie Georgvich. At BHS, she is involved in National Honor Society, German Club, Choir, Drama Club, chamber singers, concert choir, and District and Regional Choir. Her favorite classes and activities at BHS are German, Choir, and Chamber Singers. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Ben Pete, Mrs. Amanda Carrico, Mrs. Donna Snyder, and Miss Deanna Owens. She is employed at the Brookville Burger King. Mikyla’s future plans are to attend Robert Morris University to pursue degrees in biology pre-med and psychology. Her advice to younger students is “It may seem like a struggle at times, or not worth it– but hard work pays off in the end. Believe in yourself.”  

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Brookville High School Auditorium.  The ceremony will also be streamed live on YouTube HERE.

Mikyla Georgvich

Prom 2018: Enchanted Forest

5 months ago

This year's prom, Enchanted Forest, was held at Corbinview Farm on Saturday, May 19. A promenade was held in the BHS auditorium​ prior to the prom for all parents and community members to admire the students and their guests. The hightlight of the night was the crowing of the prom king and queen. The selection of this year's king was a surprise, as two students tied for the honor: Kyle Gotwald and Tanner Shields. Prom Queen was Alissa Watterson. The event was organized by the junior class under advisors Ms. Erin McCronich and Mrs. Michele Gotwald.

Pictured are prom Co-King Tanner Shields, Queen Alissa Watterson, and Co-King Kyle Gotwald.

Prom co-kings and queen

2018 BAHS Prom Court

Front: Kiley Mulhollan, Summer Verdill, Lexi Hubler, Heather McCleary, Alissa Watterson, and Lilli Palumbo.
Back: Caleb Hetrick, Xavier Molnar, John Frank, Kyle Gotwald, Tanner Shields, and Nick Keth.

Prom court
Students dancing at prom


Large group photo at prom


BAHS Student Visits Africa

6 months ago

Brookville Area High School Junior Ashton Orner recently had the opportunity to visit Africa while accompanying his parents on a trip to teach sustainable farming.  Watch the video below to learn more about his experience.

PATHS Reports Final Tallies for '17-'18 Box Tops Program

6 months ago


Box Tops program counts for the month of April and for the year have been tallied by PATHS.

A total of 5,668 Box Tops were collected in April.  The classroom winners for the month are:

Kindergarten - Hill
1st Grade - Dennison
2nd Grade - Palmer
3rd Grade - Amsler
4th Grade - Zimmerman
5th Grade - Dennison
6th Grade - Watson

For the year, 28,642 Box Tops were collected and sent in.   This has resulted in $2,864.20 for our schools!

Overall classroom winners for the 2017-2018 school year are:

Kindergarten - Hill
1st Grade - Coleman
2nd Grade - Palmer
3rd Grade - Shriver
4th Grade - Zimmerman
5th Grade - Dennison
6th Grade - Watson

Congratulations!  The winning classrooms will receive a pizza party in May.

"Thank you!" to all that clipped and sent in Box Tops throughout the year.  It's not too soon to start collecting for next year!

Box Tops for Education logo

Elementary Art Students Earn Recognition in FOE National Art Contest

7 months ago


Three Hickory Grove Elementary School Students have been named award winners by the Fraternal Order of Eagles National Art Contest.

According to the contest website "The Eagles' annual Children's Art Contest provides youth in grades 3-6 an outlet to showcase their creative skills for a chance to win a cash prize.  By igniting the creative process while teaching the core values and believes of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, we can help build future generations of People Helping People." 

Brookville third grader, Luma Stein, took home the Grand Prize in this year's contest for her drawing of a mouse.  Additionally, Luke Fiscus won first place in the 3rd Grade division and Ty Fiscus won first place in the 4th Grade division.

Congratulations to our students on their great work under the guidance of elementary art teacher, Mrs. Michell Hanley-Kimmerle.

For more information about the FOE Art Contest, visit: https://www.foe.com/Programs/Childrens-Art-Contest .

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Artwork by Luma Stein

Grand Prize Winner - Luma Stein - Hickory Grove Elementary School - 3rd Grade

Artwork by Luke Fiscus

1st Place - 3rd Grade Division - Luke Fiscus - Hickory Grove Elementary School

Artwork by Ty Fiscus

1st Place - 4th Grade Division - Ty Fiscus - Hickory Grove Elementary School

BASD Updates Public on School Safety Measures

7 months ago

March 12, 2018

The Brookville Area School District administration and board of directors works diligently to make our schools safe for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 

Over the past several years, the district has implemented and/or has made changes to a number of policies, procedures and systems all intended to enhance safety.  A security committee comprised of administrators, board members and local emergency personnel meets regularly to discuss and develop emergency procedures.   Working collaboratively, that committee has developed the district’s emergency operations plan and continues its work developing plans for specific types of emergencies, including reunification plans if an evacuation needs to occur.

Emergency procedure guides are located in each classroom and are also made available to district staff, bus drivers, and emergency personnel through a mobile app.

A variety of drills are held in all schools throughout the year including fire drills, lockdown drills, severe weather drills, and bus evacuation drills.

Local police officers regularly visit our buildings during the school day and are present at the majority of school events.

The district has surveillance camera systems installed at each building and the district’s telephone system automatically alerts a number of school district staff when a 911 call is made from any district telephone.

Emergency notification statements are pre-loaded in the district’s mass notification system, SchoolMessenger, that will allow administrators to quickly send information to guardians and staff in the event of a large scale emergency at any of our buildings.

And recently, the district has implemented a new visitor management system at each school that allows us to more closely track non-students and non-staff that are in the buildings during the school day.

These are just some examples of the things the district has done to improve safety and we are continually evaluating and making adjustments as necessary.

BASD Updates for Visitor Management & Student Drop-Off Times

8 months ago


The Brookville Area School District was recently awarded a Safe Schools Grant.  A portion of the funds from the grant have been used to purchase and implement a new visitor management system at each of our schools.  Beginning Monday, March 5, 2018, anyone visiting our schools during school hours must sign in a the main office of the school they are visiting.  Visitors will be asked to present their driver's license or other identification card to a BASD staff member at the office.  The ID card will be scanned into the system and a badge will be printed for the visitor.  Prior to exiting the building, all visitors must return to the main office, return their visitor badge, and sign out with school staff.

Hall Pass Logo

Additionally, when arriving at our schools and requesting entrance to the building, visitors should expect to be asked for their name and reason for their visit prior to being granted entry to the office.  Buzzers are located at the main entrances to all school buildings and will be used by office personnel to communicate with visitors prior to granting them entry to the building.

Finally, students may be dropped off beginning at 7:00 AM for the high school, 8:00 AM for Hickory Grove, and 8:20 AM for Pinecreek and Northside.  Parents should not drop off their children at the schools prior to those times each day.

We understand that these changes may result in some inconveniences for our families and visitors during school hours.  However, the safety of our students and staff is our greatest concern and these measures are being implemented to build upon other safeguards that are already in place.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to make improvements to our schools.

Hickory Grove Mural Installation

8 months ago

BAHS Art Students Create and Install Mural

On February 6, 2018, BAHS art students, along with their teacher, Mr. Jaworski, installed a tile mural at Hickory Grove Elementary School with the assistance of Mr. Fiscus from the district's maintenance department.

School Closing/Delay Notification Information

11 months ago


The Brookville Area School District utilizes a number of methods to provide notifications of school closings and delays to guardians, faculty, staff and the public.  These include the districts mass notification system, SchoolMessenger, the district website, the district's Twitter account, the PATHS Facebook page, the electronic sign located along Jenks St. at the High School entrance, as well as various local radio and television stations.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the possibility of technical difficulties, please do not rely on a single notification source for notification of school closings and delays.

Snowy car clip art.

SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger is the district's mass notification system.  Guardian contact information for active students in our student information system is automatically loaded and kept up-to-date in the SchoolMessenger system.  Additional contacts for students cannot be added at this time.  Additionally, contact information for district faculty and staff, as well as contact information for businesses/organizations impacted by school closings and delays is also loaded in the system.  The system is capable of making automated telephone calls, sending emails, and sending text messages.  Additional information about the SchoolMessenger system can be found by clicking HERE.

Local Radio Stations

The following radio stations receive notifications of BASD closings and delays:

WOWQ - 102.1 FM
WPXZ - 104.1 FM
WDSN Sunny 106 - 106.5 FM
WCED - 1420 AM
WKYE - 96.5 FM
WWCH - 1300 AM
C93 - 92.7 FM
WMKX Mega Rock - 105.5 FM & 100.5 FM
WPSU - 91.5 FM


Local Television Stations

The following television stations receive notifications of BASD closings and delays:

WTAE-TV - ABC Pittsburgh
WJAC-TV - NBC Johnstown/Altoona/State College
WWCP-TV - FOX Johnstown/Altoona/State College
WATM-TV - ABC Johnstown/Altoona/State College
WTAJ-TV - CBS Johnstown/Altoona/State College
KDKA-TV - CBS Pittsburgh
WPSX-TV - PBS Clearfield/State College


Additional Notification Resources

BASD Website - www.basd.us
BASD Twitter Account - @BrookvilleSD or www.twitter.com/BrookvilleSD
PATHS Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/BrookvillePATHS
Explore Clarion Website - www.exploreclarion.com
Brookville Area School District Electronic Sign - Jenks St. at the entrance to the high school

My Alerts Available for HG & HS Guardians

about 1 year 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.

BASD Food Service Offers Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals

about 1 year 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

about 1 year 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.