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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7th Graders at MSE Create Egyptian Tomb 'Under the Stars'
Seventh-graders at Middle School East took over the former planetarium while recreating an Egyptian-themed display as part of their Social Studies classes. This project has become an annual tradition for MSE, and we are #BEARProud of their incredible work! Check it out!!
Photos by Morgan Dwornik, Communications Intern
High Fives for CES Kindergarten!
Learning about number pairs and friends of 5!
GES Students Take 1st Ever Walking Field Trip to New Emergency Building
Important Information Regarding Access to Vape
Last week, BASD was reminded of just how easy it is for students of all ages to access Vape without ever entering a store. We thought we'd share the information with all of you.
All it takes is for a child to send out a message on SnapChat or other social media. They set up a meeting time and location and everything is brought to them directly. Money changes hands and no one is ever the wiser.
We saw it unfold and wanted you to know.
800+ Students from Across PA Gather at BASH for '22 Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils State Conference
More than 800 students from across PA came together at BASH for the '22 Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils State Conference.
PASC develops and elevates leaders by providing opportunities, training, networking, clinic engagement, recognition, and resources necessary for students and advisors to engage in their schools, community, and world.
Conference registration began at 8:00 AM last Friday. The conference spanned Friday and Saturday and included four general sessions, a Mini-Mini-THON, and more than 35 workshops across the middle schools and high schools. The event also included three keynote speakers: Carlos Ojeda, Jr., Chris Collins, and our very own alum Danielle Croner who served as PASC State President at the 2013 State Conference.
Congratulations to this year's 2022 PASC State Conference Chairs on a job well done! #BEARProud
- Advisors - Kim Musselman and Josh Pennington
- Head Chairs - Emily Brennan, Ava DiSimone, Kaelin Drey, and Nicole Stout
- Advisor Services - Jenna Shea and Kayla Heller
- Hotels/Security - Tatum Korn
- Decorations - Kaitlyn Tulli and Alexis Dawson
- Entertainment - Lillian Kerkusz, Evelyn Howard, and Lauren Nesbitt
- Facilities - Abigail Dawson
- Finance/Fundraising - Brendan Merritt
- Foods - Samantha Kutas and Sthuthi Rao
- Four Diamonds - Ashley Endy
- Icebreakers - Andrea Campbell, Brendan Merritt, and Chase Cooper
- General Sessions - Autumn Nuss and Samantha Dolansky
- Middle Level - Tyler Drey
- Public Relations - Jenna Shea
- Registration - Gabriela Martin and Alyssa Tulli
- Transportation - Rosalyn Pavloff
- Workshops - Gianna Graczyk and Katrina Clark
- Graphics/Signage/Printing - Josh Pennington
Thank you to EVERYONE who stepped in to help make this event such a HUGE success! #BEARGrateful
7th Annual Boyertown Turkey Trot
Last year's race was our largest ever!!! We were just under 500 total participants. Join us for this year's Thanksgiving Day 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run! Both will begin and end at the Boyertown Community Park. This event has become a family tradition within Boyertown.
HPE Teachers at BASH Score a Little Halloween Fun!
Stories from Morgan - A Day in the Life of An Administrative Assistant - Mrs. Ziegler
Written by Morgan Dwornik, Communications Intern
After graduating from Boyertown High School in 1979, Penny Ziegler went straight into the position of secretary to the assistant principal at 'Junior High East.' At the time, getting a job in the school district included skills testing and more, and she was coming to us straight out of high school! Mrs. Ziegler stayed at JHE for five years until she became a stay-at-home mom.
In 1996, when her children were of school age, she returned as a substitute aid at 'Junior High West.' Shortly after that, she filled in at the computer lab at Washington Elementary School. Even though being thrown into the computer lab was like entering a whole new world, Mrs. Ziegler loved the challenge. Working with new-age technology for 8 hours every day gave her a huge advantage. She even learned how to assemble computer parts! She stayed at WES for the next seven years and became the library clerk. She enjoyed getting to know all of the students and still remembers some of their names. During our interview, we discovered that I was one of those students!
Today, Mrs. Ziegler continues to get to know new students as the office administrator at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. Originally, her intent was to continue working in BASD while her own children were in the district. Thankfully, she remains with us because of her love for little kids, their parents, and the amazing staff.
"Every day is different. You never know what will happen at this desk." Mrs. Ziegler says, "Some kids will come in crying and sit next to my desk, some days the phone will not stop ringing, or the kids will come in all cute. One kid even stops in for 'wiggle breaks.' Somedays will be peaceful, but then a kid will pull the fire alarm." Talking to Mrs. Ziegler, you can see the love she has for her job.
No matter what each day brings, Mrs. Ziegler says, "We learn something new every day." The way Mrs. Ziegler sees it, each day is a new opportunity to learn and grow! And the way I see it, BASD is lucky to have such an outstanding staff member with such a great perspective! Thank you for all you do!
Mrs. Ziegler is pictured with her granddaughter.
Abra Cadabra and Bippity Boppity Boo!
GES 3rd graders mix up Magic Potion #26
Two BASH Runners Participate in 2022 PIAA Cross Country State Championships
Congratulations to both runners on an outstanding season!! We are #BEARProud!!
Girls Cross Country
Evangelina Montanye finished 144th out of 233 runners. Her time is 17:23.0
Boys Cross Country
Aiden Voth, BASH 10th grader, finished 146th out of 228 runners. His time was 14:28.8.
BASH NJROTC Participates in Saturday Camp at OJR
CES Celebrates Kindness with Assembly and Student Recognitions
On the Walls in the Halls at BASH
2022 Football Appreciation Day at BASH
On Friday October 28th, the Boyertown Football Team held its 2nd Annual Staff Appreciation day. Each player picked out a member of the school staff who has been a positive influence on them. That staff member spent the day in the player's jersey.
The football team and all of our student-athletes appreciate the dedication and hard work that the staff in all of our schools puts in to make our schools run smoothly and safely.
Thank you for making Boyertown Area Senior High a special place! #BEARGrateful
BCTC Applications for '23-'24 Due November 30th
Are you interested in attending BCTC next year? Do you know what programs are offered at BCTC? Plan on attending the Open House at BCTC November 9th in Oley (see attached documents). Find out what program suits you best based on your interests and abilities by clicking here to take an interest survey and by exploring the programs offered at BCTC: BCTC Interest Survey and Program Videos
If you already know that you want to apply to BCTC, it is time to start your BCTC application for the 22-23 school year. Applications opened on October 15th and the directions can be found on the high school website under Resources- School Counseling- BCTC or here BCTC Application
Please be sure to READ ALL DIRECTIONS. Once you submit the online portion of the BCTC application, you are required to complete an essay, admissions agreement, and you must secure 2 teacher recommendations. Again, all directions are on the website. Your application is considered incomplete until you have all parts submitted.
You must return all documents to the School Counseling Office by November 30th in order to be considered in the first round of BCTC applications.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Beth Shive or your individual school counselor.
MSW Celebrates Phillies
On Thursday, November 3rd, MSW celebrated the Philadelphia Phillies' trip to the World Series
with a World Series of their own!!
Flexible Instructional Days for 2022-2023
BASD has three built-in snow days for the 2022-2023 school year available before moving to a Flexible Instructional Day. Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) allow us to minimize the impact of emergency closures on student learning and the need for make-up days at the end of the school year. Kids can get their schoolwork done AND still get out there and play in the snow! Families can better plan for summer vacations! And more!
For more information, please visit the link below.
Flexible Instruction Days / Flexible Instructional Days
This comic is courtesy of a subscription to . ComicsKingdom.com The 2022-2023 District Calendar includes three built-in snow days. Flexible Instruction Days (FIDs) allow us to minimize the impact of emergency closures on student learning and the need for make-up days at the end of the school year.
MSE's 'Loud in the Library' Club Gets into the Phillies Spirit!
Next BASH musical has auditions open
BASH has announced their upcoming musical, Grease! The show will take place this February. Auditions will be held on November 16th and 17th, with callbacks the 18th and 19th. The auditions will run from 3pm to 6pm. There will be acting, singing, and dancing auditions. The musical will run from February 17th to the 19th....
Oley Invites Berks Students To Health Career Expo
For more information, please see the letter OVSD sent home to parents and guardians below.