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BAHS Student Visits Africa

18 days 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

28 days 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!

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BASD Music Department Spring Performances

about 1 month ago


The Brookville High School Music Department invites the community to their spring concerts.  All performances at the Brookville High School Auditorium are free and open to the public. Please come join the Brookville Music Department as they kick off the spring season with some awesome music! 

BASD choir members

April 10- Spring Band Concert (Junior High, Concert Band, Jazz Band)-7:00 pm

April 17- Spring Choral Concert (Junior High, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers) - 7:00 pm

April 24- Spring Orchestra Concert (Jr/Sr High Orchestra) - 7:00pm

May 3- Elementary Band Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 8- 4th grade Band Concert 9:30 am

May 9- 2nd grade Music Program at Pine creek Elementary School- 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

May 10- Elementary Orchestra Spring Concert 7:00 pm

May 15-5th and 6th grade Choir Concert 9:30 am

May 23- Kindergarten Music Program at Northside Elementary School- 9:30 am & 1:30pm

The performances will be under the direction of Band Director Kyle Grabigel, Choir and Orchestra Director Deanna Owens, Elementary Choir Director Laura Grabigel, Elementary Band Director Royce Hetrick, and Elementary Choir and Orchestra Director Kim Thomas.

Elementary Art Students Earn Recognition in FOE National Art Contest

2 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

2 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.

Junior High Students Participating in "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Contest

3 months ago


The "What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?" contest for North Central PA is produced by Workforce Solutions for North Central PA in Kersey, PA.  The 2018 contest features 11 teams from Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties.  This video contest is a great way to get our middle school students interested in the manufacturing industry and see what our area has to offer.

To view the videos and cast your vote for Brookville, visit:
 

http://www.whatssocool.org/contests/north-central-pa/

Voting will be open between March 5th - 7th.

Junior High Academic Team Places 3rd at Junior Scholastic Challenge

3 months ago


The 2018 Junior Scholastic Challenge was held Thursday, March 1st at the Hiller Auditorium on the campus of Penn State-DuBois.  Teams of students from six area schools competed in the event.

The Brookville team of Abby Keth, Maddy Golier, Bay Harper, Grace Matson, and Jonas Parson finished in third place behind DuBois Central Catholic and DuBois Area.

Congratulations to all!

Brookville Junior Scholastic Challenge team poses with their third place trophies.

BASD Updates for Visitor Management & Student Drop-Off Times

3 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.

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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

3 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.

McKinney-d'Argy Funeral Home and Matson Insurance to Sponsor Social Skills Educator Presentation

4 months ago

Brooks Gibbs: Raise Them Strong

Brooks Gibbs is a highly sought-after,award-winning social skills educator whovisits schools across the country to teachadolescents and teens how to diffuse abully using two basic principles.

Emotional Resilience how to stay calm in the face of a bully and so that the bully doesn’t walk away from the encounter feeling superior or empowered.

The Golden Rule how to treat bullies the way you want to be treated, which not only diffuses their aggression, but also demonstrates that love is greater than hate.

Brooks Gibbs has visited over 1,500 schools and youth leadership for live events and assemblies. His work has been showcased in The New York Times, FOX News and The Washington Post. He’s even partnered with the popular band, One Direction, to help empower students around the world.

On February 20th Brooks Gibbs is coming to present at our school thanks to our local business sponsors, Jacob and Kari d’Argy with the McKinney-d’Argy Funeral Home as well as Neil and Sarah Sorek with Matson Insurance. This is an opportunity for Brooks Gibbs to get the conversation about bullying started in our school and then encourage the conversation to continue at home.

For more information about Brooks Gibbs, visit his website at http://brooksgibbs.com/home/ .

Parents/Guardians click HERE for a flier that accompanies the presentation.

Life After High School - Segment 3

4 months ago

Life After High School 2018 - Segment 2

4 months ago

Life After High School 2018 - Segment 1

4 months ago

School Closing/Delay Notification Information

6 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

Brookville Area High School Yearbook Ordering Information

7 months ago

To Purchase a Brookville Area High 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 "Brookville Area H.S".

Make sure that you choose Brookville, PENNSYLVANIA, not Brookville, OHIO!

The cost of this year's 172-page, full-colored yearbook with a custom cover and a year-end-supplement of 8-16 additional pages is $55 plus tax. Please order early, as Jostens may add additional handling charges later in the school year. The last day to order a yearbook is April 1, 2018. Yearbooks will be delivered to students at the end of the school year.

Occupational Assessment Tax Information

8 months 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

8 months 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.

Elementary School Yearbooks

8 months 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.

My Alerts Available for HG & HS Guardians

8 months 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

10 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

11 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.