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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
MSW Team Wins WSCM? Outstanding Overall Program Award 2022!
WOOHOO!! The MSW What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Team took home the Outstanding Overall Program Award for 2022 at last night's awards ceremony! Congratulations to Mr. Magro, Mr. Rothermel, Colton Hensel, Kailey Reinboth, and Mason Shallcross.
MSW now qualifies for the Statewide Awards event that takes place on Wednesday, May 8th at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. After several months and eight regional competitions, with over 100 middle school teams, the Statewide Awards will honor the best of the best. Best of Luck to our MSW WSCM Team!!!
Karen Buck, Manager of Workforce Initiatives at the Manufacturers Resource Center, had this to say to everyone who participated:
Congratulations to ALL Berks and Schuylkill County TEAMS!!
Fantastic work from each team this year! The videos are being watched throughout the state and country. The messaging is clear, and the videography is impressive.
Remember what Matt Lewis said, "The most important thing is to finish." And every student team did more than that- the videos were AMAZING! Many Berks Schuylkill videos would win awards in any other contest.
Both BASD teams have so much to be proud of this year! Way to go MSE and MSW BEARS!!
"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Announces 2022 Berks Schuylkill Awards - BCTV
Over 1000 People Attended the Event The Manufacturers Resource Center(MRC) is proud to announce the award recipients for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Berks Schuylkill student video contest awards. Over 1000 people attended the event, held Monday April 25, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA.
NHUF Art Show 2022
Congratulations to Coach Wernersbach!
Congratulations to BASH's Girls Lacrosse Head Coach who picked up her 250th Career Win on 4/25 vs the Pottstown Trojans. Coach Wernersbach has been the Head Coach at Boyertown since 2005 succeeding the legendary Marcia Brumbach. She has guided the program to 10 PAC Championships.
"The program's success really belongs to the Players and Assistant Coaches. I thank them for all of their hard work and dedication, without them none of this is possible."
Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! #BEARProud
Boyertown has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Boyertown answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
"The piece of this award that I really enjoy is that the award honors Boyertown as a Best Community for Music. It honors not just one teacher or one school, but the entire music community in Boyertown" said Michael Jordan, Related Studies Coordinator for BASD and Director of Bands at MSW.
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 and a stated emphasis on a well-rounded education, many school districts have re-committed to music and arts education programs. During the pandemic, music and arts programs were a vital component to keeping students engaged in school. ESSA provides designated funding for well-rounded educational opportunities through Title IV Part A Student Academic Success and Achievement grants. NAMM Foundation research has revealed that these grants are being widely used by school districts to address instructional gaps in access to music and arts education.
Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music: After two years of music education, researchers found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers and that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school, but also to attend college as well. Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically trained children than in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory. Later in life, individuals who took music lessons as children show stronger neural processing of sound: young adults and even older adults who have not played an instrument for up to 50 years show enhanced neural processing compared to their peers. Not to mention, social benefits include conflict resolution, teamwork skills, and how to give and receive constructive criticism.
Congratulations to our entire music community on this outstanding achievement! #BEAR Proud
CES Art Show 'Levels Up' with Gaming Theme and Vibrant Colors!
BASH Indoor Color Guard Takes 2nd Place at MAIN!
Written by Brian Langdon, Director of Bands
On Saturday, BASH Indoor Color Guard traveled to the PPL Center in Allentown for the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Indoor Guard Championships where they won the SILVER MEDAL in the Scholastic Regional A Division! This group scored a 90.34 (only .7 behind first place) and placed 2nd out of 19 groups in their division. What's more? They posted one of the highest scores out of the entire weekend where over 100 groups come out to compete.
Even more impressive is where this group has come from since January. For their first competition, they traveled to Spring-Ford where they scored at 48. That is a 42 point improvement over the entire season, and something that I am extremely proud of from my staff and students. We talk about progress not perfection in our program, and this is exactly why. This group of students and staff members who have adapted and overcame many obstacles showcased their talents and represented Boyertown to the highest standard!
In the time where we are wrapping up the year and many of us are exhausted, it’s this type of news that helps renew our energy and focus on what really matters ~ the amazing hardworking students and staff that are part of our programs.
Thank you to all of you for your support, specifically Mercedes Erb and Nick Palladino for their help with facilities, and please join me in congratulating our BASH Indoor Color Guard!
Congratulations! BASH Student Council Wins Prestigious Award!
Dear Mr. Kusniez,
On behalf of National Student Council, it is our pleasure to recognize the Boyertown Area Sr High School Student Council as a 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence. Winning the National Gold Council of Excellence Award is testament to the highest standards of quality that your council consistently demonstrates in its operation, and its projects and activities. NatStuCo Gold Councils of Excellence are the models of quality for which other student councils should strive to become...
...Congratulations again on winning ‘Gold’. You can be justifiably proud of the outstanding contributions that you and your student leaders make in your school and community.
Aman Dhanda and Jeff R. Sherrill
Chief Engagement Officer and Lead, Community Engagement
26 BASD Students Participate in Youth and Government Model Convention
Written by Tim Rothermel, YAG Advisor
Youth and Government had a successful Model Convention after a three year moratorium on “in-person” Model Conventions. In total, 26 BASH, East and West students attended and served as attorneys, General Assembly representatives or Senators, and journalists in the Press Corp.
The vast majority of our delegation were 7th and 8th graders, in addition to one sophomore, one freshman and our sole senior, Rebecca Sandoval, who concluded five years of YAG participation.
The following students were recognized for various awards and accomplishments:
- Representative of the Year: Gavin Wilhelm (East – 8th Grade)
- Sam Condrick Spirit Award (recognizing students who lead their delegations through positivity and by example)
- Rebecca Sandoval – BASH senior
- Mercy Agbelusi – East 7th Grader
- Kailey Reinboth – West 8th Grader
- Conference of National Affairs alternates
- Gavin Wilhelm (East – 8th Grade)
- Caleb Hawley (West – 7th Grade)
All students had opportunities to witness the legislative process, develop their public speaking skills, enhance their awareness of the various perspectives of issues affecting the state and country, while also building their overall confidence as leaders.
On a side note, but Boyertown related, Boyertown graduate Kasey Roberts now serves as the program director for YAG. We are grateful for her continued leadership in the program.
Mr. Howard, Mrs. Lutz and myself were pleased with our delegation’s decorum and felt that Boyertown was represented in a positive light!
Congratulations to all of you on a job well done!
West One Act - "How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play"
This year’s West One Act, “How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play”, was held on March 25. This hilarious comedy examines all the ways the bard like to get rid of characters, and proposes a solution for avoiding each one. With witches, ghosts, bubble suits, and more, the audience was laughing from lights up to the final blackout.
Exploring with Aidan - The Maintenance Garage
MSW 8th Graders' Gratitude Attitude
Eighth grade ELA teacher Jess Weber has her students keep a gratitude journal throughout the year. They have written poems expressing their gratefulness for an item that is a part of their life. Additionally, they have recently created gratitude posters after working in collaborative groups to come up with a slogan to expressed gratefulness. This collaboration and slogan creation is a prelude to the eighth grade project work happening throughout this spring.
Stay tuned for more details!
Walk With A Doc Event
St. Luke’s Sports Medicine in a partnership with St. Luke’s Community Health is hosting a “Walk With A Doc” event on Wednesday, May 4th at New Hanover Community Park. We will be joined by Dr. Brittany Kuperavage, a family medicine physician from Pennsburg family practice, joining us for the event.
Walk With A Doc events are intended to give community members access to a physician to ask questions and have discussions about best practices in lifestyle and healthcare. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and get insight on staying healthy!
The event begins at 5:30pm, with check-in beginning at 5pm. We will walk on the trail for approximately 1 hour with Dr. Kuperavage. More information is in the attached flier. The event is rain or shine. If you have any questions please reach out to JohnAnthony Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider joining us on Wednesday, May 4th for a Walk With A Doc!
JohnAnthony Rossi is our Assistant Athletic Trainer and comes to us from St. Luke's Sports Medicine.
Upcoming Spring Testing Schedule for BASD
Elementary and Middle School PSSAs:
ELA (grades 3-8): 4/26, 4/27, & 4/28
Math (grades 3-8): 5/2 & 5/3
Science (grades 4 and 8 only): 5/4 & 5/5
Middle School Keystones:
MSW Algebra : 5/17 & 5/18
MSE Algebra: 5/16 & 5/17
LIT: 5/16 & 5/17
Biology: 5/18 & 5/19
Algebra: 5/23 & 5/24
Additional information has been or will be released under separate cover.
Attention all BASD Families! Want to learn more about the award-winning Boyertown Colorguard? Come out to the high school on Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30-8:00 to meet our staff and try it out! Open to all BASD students in Grades 5-11. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This event will be full of fun dance, spinning, and team work activities where you can get a taste of what it is like to join our incredible color guard program. There will be a brief informational meeting for parents at 7:45 in the BASH Band Room.
Contact Brian Langdon at email@example.com for more info or sign up today: https://forms.gle/PgdEgazQM3Dm1pnRA.
Lady Bears Volleyball Camp - June 6th - 9th
Boyertown Lady Bears Volleyball - Lady Bears Volleyball Camp
Come out and join us for an exciting week of volleyball. Camp will focus on skill development, a variety of different game play opportunities and a lot of fun! As a staff we focus on helping each of the girls grow as volleyball players and young ladies.
Boyertown Bears- Boys Basketball Camp
Come out and join us for an exciting week of basketball ! Camp is four days of non- stop fun, filled with live play, competition, and skill development, all while interacting and being coached by current Boyertown coaching staff and high school players.
We are once again excited to announce our BASD Summer Camps for 2022. Please review the 2022 Summer Camp Catalog for camp descriptions and details. If you are interested in signing up your child for a camp, please complete this registration form.
Camp registration will close on Sunday, May 1, 2022. If you have more than one child that would like to attend a camp, please complete a registration form for each child.
In order for a summer camp to run, a minimum of eight students must sign up for the camp. Once eight students have enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive the confirmation email no later than May 13, 2022.
The confirmation email will contain a link for you to submit your online payment. Regardless of your camp week, ALL online payments will be due by Friday, May 27, 2022. If your payment is not received by the deadline, your enrollment will be canceled.
Please reach out to the Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions or concerns.
It's here! It's time to register for 2022-2023 Kindergarten in BASD! Woohoo! We cannot wait to meet our newest BEAR cubs! #newBASDbears Visit the link below for more details and to complete the registration process!
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REMINDER: Census Due May 1, 2022
Census forms are due to the BASD Business Office by May 1, 2022.
Completed forms can be
Mailed to or Dropped-off at:
Boyertown Area School District
911 Montgomery Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512
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