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Federal Programs Annual Needs Assessment

1 day ago


As required by federal programs the Brookville Area School District conducts an annual needs assessment.  These results are shared and reviewed to make improvements in the district. The ultimate goal is to improve student achievement.  This brief survey can be accessed using the link below.  Thank you for your support and helping us develop a plan to support our students.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

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PATHS Box Tops for Education Program - March Update

6 days ago

March 2019 Update

The March winners are:

K - Ankeny
1st Grade - McQuown
2nd Grade - Palmer
3rd Grade - Morres
4th Grade - Murray
5th Grade - Hays
6th Grade - Watson

PATHS representatives will collect Box Tops from the schools on the 15th of each month.  Please make sure all box tops are turned into the offices by the end of the day that day.

Box Tops for Education Graphic

April is the last month that we will collect the Box Tops .  The overall winners for the year will get a pizza party for their classroom during the month of May!  As of today, the leaders for each grade are:

K – Ankeny (with Hill in a close 2nd by 41 Box Tops)

1st – Clinger (McQuown is in 2nd place, but needs 466 to pass Clinger)

2nd – Palmer (Nosker is behind by 123)

3rd – Morres (Shriver is only 95 behind!)

4th – Iraca (Murray is 89 behind Iraca and Heinrich is 106 behind Iraca)

5th – Hays (Barnes is 156 behind Hays, and Fritz is 195 behind Hays)

6th – MacBeth (Watson is 111 behind MacBeth)

It only takes one good month to take over the lead!  Make sure you are sending in those Box Tops! 


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

www.btfe.com .

BASD seeks input using Parent/Community Survey

7 days ago


The Brookville Area School District values the insight of our parents and community members and therefore is requesting that you complete a survey that will share your opinion of our District.  The survey should only take approximately 10 minutes for you to complete.  Your responses to the survey will aid in the development of the District’s plan to provide a safe, healthy, learning environment that will support student success academically, behaviorally, and socially. Please take time to complete the survey and help support our ongoing development of BASD.  The survey can be accessed by clicking here: BASD PARENT/COMMUNITY SURVEY .

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5th Graders Conduct Kindness Campaign

12 days ago

Fifth grade students at Hickory Grove Elementary School recently conducted a “kindness campaign” for Willow Run Animal Sanctuary and Adoptions.  The students collected donations of paper towels, disinfectant wipes, washcloths, and money to support Willow Run.  The monetary donations were used to purchase gift cards from Tractor Supply Company for cat litter that is need at the animal sanctuary.  This is the second year that HG fifth graders have collected donations for Willow Run.

5th graders with kindness campaign donations.

BASD Music Department Announces Spring Performances

19 days 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!

2019 Junior Senior High Orchestra

April 11th - Elementary Band Spring Concert - 7:00 PM

April 17th - Spring Choral Concert (Jr. High, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers) - 7:00 PM

April 25th - Spring Orchestra Concert (Jr./Sr. High Orchestra) - 7:00 PM

May 2nd - Spring Band Concert (Jr. High, Concert Band, Jazz Band) - 7:00 PM

May 7th - 4th Grad Band Concert - 9:30 AM

May 9th - Elementary Orchestra Spring Concert - 7:00 PM

May 14th - 5th & 6th Grade Choir Concert - 9:30 AM

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. 

Pictured is the 2019 Jr./Sr. High Orchestra.

Elementary School Yearbooks

29 days ago

Purchase your Bookville Elementary School yearbook before they are sold out!


Hickory Grove, Pinecreek, and Northside all included.  Brand new this year - larger size and all color yearbook!  You don't want to miss this!  To order, visit the Jostens website at https://goo.gl/iS7gw7 or call (877)767-5217 and ask to purchase the Brookville Elementary Schools - Brookville PA yearbook.

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Robotics Team Qualifies for States

29 days ago

On Friday, February 22,  the Brookville High School Robotics teams participated in the regional tournament at Clarion University and placed 3rd and 4th, qualifying them for the state tournament in two weeks. Congratulations go out to all seven team members: Jacob Cable, Cody Hetrick, Dane Lyle, Aaron Park, Kyle Hall, Cary Hook, and Thad Johnson.​ The team was sponsored by Miller Welding and accompanied by representatives from the firm. 

BHS Robotics Team

BASD to Host Two Parent/Guardian Programs

about 1 month ago

The Brookville Area School District will be hosting two special programs for parents and guardians.  The programs are free and childcare will be provided.

See details about each program below.

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LOVE & LIMITS - Navigating the Teen Years:  A Guide to Success


A FREE program to help prepare all 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families for the transition to middle school and the teen years.  The program consists of 7 interactive sessions over 7 consecutive weeks.  The evening begins with a FREE sit down family meal and conversation (4:00pm - 4:30pm).  During the next hour, adults and youth meet separately, but work on the same skills.  The last hour is spent together as youth and parents/caregivers practice skills, play games, and do family projects as each learns about the love and limits involved in working through this sometimes difficult transition.  FREE CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED for younger siblings.  Each family will receive a $15.00 gift card for Sheetz following each week of attendance.  Contact Kristen Drake at (814) 849-1112 for more details and a registration form.


TRIPLE P:  POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM


This program is for parents of children from birth to 8 years old.  During the program there will be snacks and free childcare provided.  This is an opportunity to meet other parents and talk about the struggles of raising children.   The program begins March 11th at the Hickory Grove Elementary School Library from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  Contact Michele Confer at (814) 849-1115 for more details and a registration form.

Elementary Swim Nights Sponsored by PATHS

2 months ago


PATHS is sponsoring free swim nights at Hickory Grove Elementary School for elementary students and their families.  Swimming will be from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the scheduled nights.  An adult must accompany each student and siblings are welcome.  All pool rules apply.

Scheduled elementary swim nights are:

Friday, February 15th

Friday, March 8th

Friday, April 12th

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School Closing/Delay Notification Information

5 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.

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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 Jefferson Website - www.explorejeffersonpa.com
Explore Clarion Website - www.exploreclarion.com
Brookville Area School District Electronic Sign - Jenks St. at the entrance to the high school

BAHS Seniors: Cap & Gown Ordering Information

5 months ago

Graduation Caps and Gowns available through Josten's.


Attention Brookville High School Seniors:  it's not too early to order your cap and gown for graduation.  For additional information and to order, please visit the Josten's website HERE .

Graphic of graduate in cap and gown.

2018-2019 Occupational Assessment Tax Information

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

BASD Updates Public on School Safety Measures

about 1 year 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

about 1 year 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.

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.  

Notification of State-Required PSSA Testing for Brookville Area School District

1 day ago

Brookville Area School District will administer the PSSA Exams in April as outlined below:

English Language Arts:  April 15, 16, 17, 18, Makeups on April 18, 19
Math: April 29, 30, Makeups April 30
Science:  (4th and 8th Grade Only) May 1, 2, Makeups May 2, 3

Parental exclusion based on Chapter 4 rules: Chapter 4 of Title 22 of the Pa. Code (22 Pa. code 4.4) provides for the right of any parent/guardian to excuse his/her child from the state assessment if, upon inspection of the testing materials, he/she finds the assessment to be in conflict with his/her religious beliefs. This is the only basis for a parent/guardian to excuse his or her child from the statewide assessments. The assessments will be available for review by parents and guardians on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, April 4th, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, April 8th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, or April 9th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call (814) 849-1112 to set up an appointment to review the assessment. The assessment must be reviewed on district property and district personnel must be present at all times.  Proper security and confidentiality of the assessment must be maintained by the District at all times.

On the day of testing, please ensure your student(s):
• Get a good night’s sleep.
• Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing.
• Arrive at school on time. 
• Please see the attached form from the Department of Education concerning technology devices during testing.

PSSA Exams are important to your child’s educational future. Scores will be used for future educational placement for your child. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation with the school concerning the success of your child.