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Elementary Art Students Earn Recognition in FOE National Art Contest

5 days 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: .

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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

2018 Senior Art Show

5 days ago

This year's Senior Art Show is being held at Fusion Galleries on Main Street in Brookville.  The show is currently on display and will remain through March.  Opening Night is scheduled for March 22nd from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Information Regarding Online Threat - 3-14-2018

6 days ago

Please click HERE for additional information regarding an online threat made toward the high school.

BASD Updates Public on School Safety Measures

8 days 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

18 days 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:

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

Junior High Academic Team Places 3rd at Junior Scholastic Challenge

18 days 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.

BHS Hosts Snowball 2018

19 days ago

By Carlie McManigle

On January 26th, the annual Snowball dance was held in the Brookville Area High School Cafeteria from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The dance was open to all eligible students in grades seven to ten. The students in attendance voted on King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke, and Duchess. The King and Queen were ninth graders Zach Keihl, and Jenny Smith. Prince and Princess were eighth graders Ian Pete and Shayla Hines, and the Duke and Duchess were seventh graders Truman Sharp and Kat Kelly. 

Several National Honor Society members planned and decorated for the dance, set up the snack tables, and also joined in the fun by dancing throughout the night. The entertainment was provided by DJ Pompei, and snacks and refreshments were served throughout the night. The DJ played a mix of songs that kept the dance floor hopping all night.

Snowball king and queen, 9th graders Zack Keihl and Jenny Smith
Princess and Prince, eighth graders Shayla Hines and Ian Pete.

Princess and Prince, eighth graders Shayla Hines and Ian Pete.

Duchess and Duke, seventh graders Kat Kelly and Truman Sharp.

Duchess and Duke, seventh graders Kat Kelly and Truman Sharp.

NHS Snowball Committee

NHS Snowball Committee

BASD Updates for Visitor Management & Student Drop-Off Times

16 days 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.

PATHS Box Tops Update - February 2018

29 days ago

The February Box Tops have been counted and the winners for the month are:

K - Ananea
1st - Clinger
2nd - Nosker
3rd - Bellerillo
4th - Zimmerman
5th - Fritz
6th - Watson

Northside is leading the charge and has turned in the most Box Tops over Pinecreek an Hickory Grove!

With only three months left to go, the leaders for the year are:

K - Ankeny, but Ananea is very close behind
1st - Clinger (McLaughlin and Colelman just 50 Box Tops behind)
2nd - Nosker followed by Palmer
3rd - Shriver followed by Morres
4th - Zimmerman followed by Murray
5th - Fritz (Dennison just 55 Box Tops behind)
6th - Watson with MacBeth close behind

Keep clipping and sending in those Box Tops!

Hickory Grove Mural Installation

about 1 month 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.

Raider Wrestling Team Captures District Crown, Qualifies for PIAA Team Tourney

about 1 month ago

Congratulations to the Raider Wrestlers on winning their fifth straight District IX title. The Raiders beat Port Allegheny 60-10 before handling Brockway 51-18.  Senior Xavier Molnar recorded his 100 win during the Port Allegheny match.  Sophomore Wyatt Kulik went 2-0 on the weekend, turning in an impressive pin over the Brockway wrestler. The team will wrestle at the state team championship on Thursday. The Raiders will face District II third-place finisher Northern Lebanon in the opening round.

To follow the team's progress at states access the championship bracket at

Audio of the team's matches will also be broadcast by MegaRock FM live stream. 

Fans can also watch live on the National High School Sports Network by purchasing a membership pass:​ 

or on the PCN network with a PCN Select membership: .

Brookville Raider wrestling team wearing D9 medals.

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

about 1 month 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 .

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

Life After High School - Segment 3

about 1 month ago

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

2 months ago

Attention Parents/Guardians:

If you have a child who turns 5 years old on or before July 1, 2018, he/she is eligible to start kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year.  Kindergarten registration will be held February 27, 28 and March 1, 2018 at our Northside Elementary School.  Please call (814) 849-1118 to schedule an appointment.

Teacher clipart.

Please Bring:

* Your Child

* Proof of Child’s Age-  Any one (1) of the following constitutes acceptable documentation:  birth certificate, notarized copy of birth certificate, baptismal certificate, copy of the record of baptism – notarized or duly certified and showing the date of birth, notarized statement from the parents or another relative indicating the date of birth, a valid passport, a prior school record indicating the date of birth.

* Child’s Immunization Records

* Proof of Residency –A parent’s/legal guardian’s “residence” is based on where they are domiciled, where they sleep or, according to the Pa. Supreme Court, where they “have a factual place of abode evidence by their physical presence at that particular place.”  Owning or leasing a piece of property is not your “residence” unless you are physically residing at that place. Acceptable documentation includes three (3) of the following:

* Valid Pa. Dept. of Transportation driver's license, with current physical district address;

* Valid Pa. Dept. of Transportation identification which designates a current physical district address (photo ID);

* Valid Pa automobile registration with current physical district address;

* Current (within 30 days) utility bill with current physical district address, such as gas or electric bills;

* Current tax statements with current physical district address (ex.: Personal, Real Estate, Income, Homestead, etc.);

* Current (within 30 days) credit card bill with current physical district address;

* Current check stubs from employer/wages with current physical district address;

* Copy of state or federal program enrollment forms with current physical district address (ex.: ACCESS, WIC, etc.);

* a deed with current physical district address;

* a valid lease with a current physical district address

Important Parent Meeting

Please try to attend one

Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm at Northside  


Friday, February 23 at 9:30 am at Northside 

Life After High School 2018 - Segment 2

2 months ago

Life After High School 2018 - Segment 1

2 months ago

School Board Recognition Month

3 months ago

January is School Board Recognition Month and the Brookville Area School District is proud to acknowledge the dedicated service and contributions made by the members of the Brookville Area Board of Education:

Mr. Frank Bartley

Mrs. Roberta Ganoe

Mr. Donald Gill

Mrs. Melinda Hall

Dr. Fred Park

Mr. John Pozza

Mrs. Carol Schindler

Mr. Chase Shick

Ms. Kerith Strano Taylor

Ms. Dalynn Park, Student Board Representative

We, at Brookville Area School District, are especially fortunate to have dedicated men and woman who spend countless hours studying issues and providing leadership for academic programs, district funding, school facilities and other critical matters. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. 

During this month of recognition we ask you to show your appreciation for their time, effort and dedication to our students’ success.

Brookville Area School District school board members: Dr. Fred Park, Mr. Frank Bartley, Ms. Carol Schindler, Ms. Melinda Hall, Mr. Chase Shick, Ms. Kerith Strano-Taylor, Ms. Roberta Ganoe, and Mr. John Pozza.  Missing from photo are Mr. Don Gill and student representative Dalynn Park.

Fifth Graders Learn about Willow Run Sanctuary

3 months ago

The fifth graders at Hickory Grove rece​ntly heard a presentation from representatives of Willow Run Sanctuary and Adoptions, Inc.  The fifth graders will be collecting paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and monetary donations (to purchase Tractor Supply gift cards for special kitty litter) to donate to Willow Run.  The students are very enthusiastic about this project, which will run until January 19th.

Representatives from Willow Run Sanctuary pose with Hickory Grove sixth graders.

Pinecreek Students and Staff Raise Funds for Wheelchair Lift

3 months ago

The students and staff at Pinecreek Elementary School helped a 5 year old little girl from Hastings PA who need a wheelchair lift.   Each year we learn about good citizenship and vote in November for a charity to help in December when we focus on being a caring person.  Our students voted to help Arianna and we collected money all month for her.  We raised $273. 53! We are a kind and caring school!

Santa, his helper, and Pinecreek students pose with a check for the Arianna Fund.

2017 Homecoming Retrospective

3 months ago

By BHS Video Production Students

Raider Review - December 2017

3 months ago

An Interview with Mexican Exchange Student, Oso Casares

3 months ago

BASD Junior, Brynn Afton, sits down with Mexican exchange student, Oso Casares, to discuss differences between life in his Mexican hometown and Brookville.

School Closing/Delay Notification Information

4 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 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 -
BASD Twitter Account - @BrookvilleSD or
PATHS Facebook Page -
Explore Clarion Website -
Brookville Area School District Electronic Sign - Jenks St. at the entrance to the high school

Brookville Grads Reminisce about 50 Years of Musicals

4 months ago

This year's musical, Shrek, marked 50 years of musicals at Brookville High School. Some Brookville grads took time to reminisce about their musical experiences and shared their memories with the school through video messages.  See them below!

BASD Pays Tribute to Veterans

4 months ago

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Brookville Area School District pays tribute to all veterans, especially those that are associated with the BASD family.

Out of sincere gratitude for their service and sacrifice, we say "Thank You!!" to all that have served and are currently serving.

Please view the Tribute Slideshow and Shout Out videos below.

PATHS Again Participating in Box Tops for Education Program

5 months 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.

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

Brookville Area High School Yearbook Ordering Information

5 months ago

To Purchase a Brookville Area High School Yearbook


Go to:

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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago

To Purchase Your Elementary School Yearbook

Go to:

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

6 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

8 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 .

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

9 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.