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2019-2020 Occupational Assessment Tax Information

16 days 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, 2019, 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, 2019.  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.

BAHS Class of 2019 Slideshow

2 months ago

Summer Kindergarten Registration

3 months ago

Elementary school counselors will be available at Hickory Grove Elementary School for kindergarten registration on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 and Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.

Call Hickory Grove Elementary School at 814-849-1112 to schedule an appointment.

Your child must be 5 years old on or before July 1, 2019

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 districtaddress (ex.: ACCESS, WIC, etc.);
  • A deed with current physical district address;o a valid lease with a current physical district address

2019 BAHS Scholarships, Awards, and Recognitions

3 months ago

Wonderling Scholarship recipient Brooke Belgin

"Chip" Wonderling Scholarship
Brooke Belgin - $500

Priority First Credit Union scholarship recipient Luke Heckman.

Priority First Credit Union
Luke Heckman - $500

Eagles Club Scholarship recipients

EAGLES Club Scholarships
Sydney Cook, Hunter Lewis, Madisyn Wolfe, Aubrey Noble, and Luke Heckman - $2,000 each

S&T Bank Scholarship recipient

S&T Bank Scholarship
Dillon Olson - $1,000

Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship recipient

Alpha Delta Kappa
Luke Heckman - $800

Brookville Fireman's Club scholarship recipients

Brookville Fireman's Club
Amanda Oakes (Academic) and Cabe Park (Athletic) - $2,000 each

Clint Puller scholarship recipient

Clint Puller Memorial Scholarship
Braden MacBeth - $1,000

Underclassmen athletes of the year

Underclassemen Athletes of the Year
Morgan Johnson, Colby Whitehill, and Ian Thrush

Jessica Wiser-Black scholarship recipient

Jessica Wiser-Black Art Scholarship
Brittany Deemer - $3,000

Shawn Galbreath award recipient

Shawn Galbreath Award
Braden MacBeth - $250

Lion's Club scholarship recipient

Lion's Club Scholarship
Brynn Afton - $500

Robert S. Connor Memorial Soccer scholarship recipients

Robert S. Connor Memorial Soccer Scholarship
Jacob Cable and Jillian Taylor - $1,000 each

Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award recipient

Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award
Sara Muders
Potential for full tuition to Chatham University

Hobah Lodge No. 276 scholarship recipient

Hobah Lodge No. 276, F & A.m.
Trenton Gilhousen - $500

Marin Corps award recipients

Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence
Elissa McNeil
Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete
Cabe Park and Dani MacBeth
Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
Luke Heckman

Rennselaer Math & Science award recipient

Rensselaer Math & Science Award
Aaron Park
Potential for $100,000 scholarship over four years to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dickey Family Social Studies Award recipients

Dickey Family Social Studies Award
Chloe Smith and Brynn Afton - $50 each

Bausch & Lomb Science Award recipient

Bausch & Lomb Science Award
Amanda Wolfe
Potential for $3,000 scholarship over four years to the University of Rochester

BAEA Scholarship recipients

BAEA Awards
Madisyn Wolfe, Autumn Blommen, Brynn Afton, Luke Heckman, and Jenna Grant - $750 each

Senior Journalism Award recipients

Senior Journalism Award
Katelyn Muders and Ashlyn Ross - $250 each

Principal's Award recipients

Principal's Awards
Brynn Afton and Luke Heckman

Odd Fellows Home of Western PA scholarship recipient

The Odd Fellows Home of Western PA
Mark Mayhew - $1,800

BASD Scholarship recipients

BASD Scholarships
Tyler Ohls and Brady Caylor - $500 each

Jesse G. Ballentine Scholarship recipient

Jesse G. Ballentine Scholarship
Katelyn Muders - $1,350 x Four Years

William F. Heller & Michele Heller-Watts Scholarship recipient

William F. Heller & Michele Heller-Watts Scholarship
Elissa McNeil - $2,500

Walter "Gene" Gilstrap Scholarship recipients

Walter "Gene" Gilstrap Schlarships
Autumn Blommen and Madisyn Wolfe - $2,500 each

Walter "Gene" Gilstrap Scholarship recipient

Walter "Gene" Gilstrap Scholarship
Luke Heckman - $2,500

Susan Ord Heverley Nursing Scholarship recipient

Susan Ord Heverley Nursing Scholarship
Jenna Grant - $500

Thomas W. Hetrick Memorial Scholarship recipients

Thomas W. Hetrick Memorial Scholarship
Madisyn Wolfe and Jillian Taylor - $1,000 each

Barnard Paul Scholarship recipient

Barnard Paul Scholarship
Jenna Grant - $7,100

United Electric "Shine the Light" Scholarships

Luke Caun, Corin Craig, Brittany Deemer, Amanda Oakes, and Ashton Orner - $1,000 each


2019 Brookville Area High School Hall of Fame Nomination Period To Begin 

4 months ago

BROOKVILLE — Nominations for selection to Brookville Area High School’s 2019 Hall of Fame Class will be accepted beginning June 1, John Pozza, chair of the BAHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee, announced.

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted online from June 1 through July 31 on the school district website at www.basd.us. Hard copies of nomination forms will also be available at the main office of the high school.

This is an “all-inclusive” Hall of Fame, and NOT a Hall of Fame based solely on athletic accomplishment, Pozza said. That is not to mean that a former Brookville Area athlete or coach cannot be nominated.

Criteria and qualifications for nomination can be found on the website’s Hall of Fame link. You get there from the home page by accessing the Sections > Public > BAHS Hall of Fame.

Those submitting nominations are STRONGLY encouraged to provide as much supporting material as possible on their candidate, both on the nomination form and in copies of published articles or other printed material. Those submitting supporting materials should mail them with their nomination form to: 

Brookville Area High School Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 41, Brookville, PA 15825.

Candidates must have graduated from BAHS 10 or more years ago, or be retired as an employee, coach or volunteer in the district 5 or more years ago. Any nomination not meeting this minimum requirement will not be considered.

Those nominated but not selected will remain in the pool of candidates for a period of five years.

Pozza said the 2019 HOF class and last year’s inaugural 2018 class of Robert Himes, Jr. and the late Al “Bud Lefevre will be inducted and recognized together at a public reception and ceremony in the high school auditorium prior to this year’s Oct. 4 homecoming football game. The new 2019 class will also be introduced at halftime.

The Hall of Fame selection committee that reviews and scores nominations will remain anonymous. It includes a cross-section of business people, alumni, school retirees, school directors and administration.

Questions on the BAHS Hall of Fame can be directed to Mr. Pozza at johnpozza123@gmail.com.

PATHS Box Tops for Education Program - Final Results

4 months ago


Our Box Tops results are in for the year.  For the 2018-2019 school year we collected over 18,000 Box Tops!!  We had some very close races for 2nd and 3rd grade.  The final results are below.  The winning classroom will receive a pizza party in May which will be coordinated at a later date.  Thanks to all who participated and star saving now for next year!

2018-2019 Box Tops Winners

Kindergarten - Esposito

1st Grade - Clinger

2nd Grade - Palmer (Nosker was behind by only 6 Box Tops!)

3rd Grade - Morres (Shriver was behind by only 28 Box Tops!)

4th Grade - Iraca

5th Gade - Hays

6th Grade - McBeth


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 Statement Regarding Recent Threat

5 months ago

4/2/2019


After school hours on Friday, March 30th, BASD administration was contacted by the Brookville Borough Police Department and informed that their department was investigating a report of threats made toward the Brookville Jr./Sr. High School.  The following day the police notified the district that two students were questioned regarding the threats and they were subsequently taken into custody.  Today, the students were charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and disorderly conduct.  The Brookville Area School District would like to thank the individual or individuals that reported the concern to the police and also thank the Brookville Borough Police Department for promptly investigating the report.

BASD Teams Win STEM Competitions

5 months ago


Two teams from the Brookville Area School District recently competed in and won STEM Design competitions at Riverview Intermediate Unit #6.

The Fourth Grade team, the ACLA Craniums, competed against 20 other fourth and fifth grade teams.   They also received an award for "creativity".  The team of Ally Wilson, Caleb Werner, Luma Stein, and Aubrey Belfiore will be moving on to a state competition in Harrisburg. 

Fourth Grade STEM Challenge Team


BASD also entered a junior high team in the STEM Design Challenge at IU 6 and that team of Emma Kimmel, Caleb Kornbau, Nick Shaffer, and Ava Sorek won the championship in their division.  They, too, will be traveling with the elementary team to compete in the state competition in Harrisburg on May 17th.

Jr. High STEM Design Team

Federal Programs Annual Needs Assessment

5 months 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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Robotics Team Qualifies for States

6 months 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

School Closing/Delay Notification Information

10 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 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

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.

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.

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

over 2 years 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

over 2 years 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.