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  • Homecoming

    September 20, 2019

    Parade will begin at 6PM at the Upper Diamond

    The Mountaineers will take on the Windber Ramblers at 7PM

    Homecoming King & Queen will be announced at half-time

    Due to the anticipated large crowd at the Homecoming football game, weather permitting parking will be available on the baseball field starting at 5:15.  An entrance will be available by the first base dugout and admission will be accepted there.  Handicap parking spots will be reserved in the student parking lot for the football game.  All vehicles are asked to be moved from the student parking lot by 3:45.  All vehicles are also asked to only park in the parking spaces near the school and not to park along curbs and grass areas near the locker rooms and fair building.


     

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  • Reading Under the Lights

     

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Bring blankets and books

    Guest Readers

    Ice Cream from the Dairy Princess


     

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  • Mountaineer Clothing Sale

    Have the kids outgrown their Mountaineer clothing?  Or do you need some new gear to support Berlin?  We can help with that.  We are taking orders for Berlin items until September 19th.  Orders and payment (check payable to BERLIN CHORAL BOOSTERS) can be mailed to: Kerry Hersch, 1305 Stadium Street, Berlin, PA 15530 or placed in Mrs. Spiri’s wooden collection box in the chorus room.  ALL ORDERS/PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 19TH.  ORDER FORM


     

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  • Letterman Jackets

    Any student interested in purchasing a letterman jacket this year should bring a $50.00 deposit and sign up in the high school office by Friday, September 27th.  Checks should be made payable to “BBSD”.  The company will be here on Monday, September 30th at 10:00 AM to size and make orders.  Total cost of the jackets typically run between $170.00 - $250.00.


     

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  • Yearbook Sale

    2018/2019 Yearbooks are currently on sale for $65.  To purchase, stop in and see Mrs. Ritenour or email at britenour@bbsd.com.

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  • Purchase Old Yearbooks

    Miss out on a previous school year’s yearbook sale?  Prior year yearbook’s are now on sale for the discounted price of $50.  Limited quantities are available for each year and go back into the 90’s with a few available from earlier years.  Please contact Bethany Ritenour at britenour@bbsd.com to reserve yours today!


     

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  • Homecoming Choir Sign Up

    ALUMNI SIGN-UP!


     

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  • Trophy Case Renovations

    Hey Mountaineer Nation! BBHS is undergoing trophy case renovations that will feature state champions, our great heritage, West Pac/district championships, and featuring memorable games as well as a dedication wall to our fanbase. Completion is mid-late fall.


     

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  • BBSD Ranks #2 as Best School in Somerset County!

    BBSD ranked #2 Niche

    The Niche 2020 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.  For more information, click HERE.


     

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  •           Best of Somerset County Awards Best of Somerset County

    BBSD was nominated for the Best Public School in Somerset County!  A link will be posted when the Daily American voting period begins Sept 9th. 

         Way to go BBSD!  Make sure to vote!


     

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  •   Check out what's happening at BBHS!

            BBHS Newsletter - August 2019 


     

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  •            Foundation's "Fun in the Sun"Foundation's "Fun in the Sun"

    Tickets are on sale for the annual Foundation's "Fun in the Sun" dinner and drawing on Thursday, November 14 @ 6:00.  Each ticket is $25.  The winner receives a one week's stay at the Caribe Cove Resort in Kissimmee, FL for the week of January 25 - February 1, 2020 ($800 travel allowance included).  There will also be a $250 cash prize winner, along with the chance to win other door prizes.


     

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  •        PSATPSAT

    All Grade 10 Students will be offered the PSAT during the school day on October 16, 2019.


     

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  • Festival Of Books in the Alleghenies

    2019 Creative Writing Contest


    Click here for more information about the contest.


     

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  • As part of Pennsylvania's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Berlin Brothersvalley is required to post its ESSA Report Card.

    ESSA Federal Report


     

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  • BBSD Employment Opportunities


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  • Berlin Brothersvalley School District has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador!

    Click to read about the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation.

    Weahter-Ready Nation Ambassador logo


     

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  •          Scholarship                   Scholarship Opportunities

    Seniors & Juniors - Be sure to check out available scholarship opportunities.


     

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  • “What do we want our graduates to know, be able to do, and be like?”

    To Watch Our Video, Click Here

    This is a simple but powerful question as we prepare our students for life after graduation from the Berlin Brothersvalley School District. This question involves having a clear vision of what learning is required for students and an understanding of what will prepare them for an ever changing world of work and life in the future.

    In addition, we need to think about how we judge the success of the school district through the successes of our students (now adults) who have used the learning tools provided in the Berlin Brothersvalley School District to live a productive and fulfilling life.

    We selected a variety of people from the community to reflect on these questions and provide their perspective. Our interviewees include: Mrs. Margie Zorn, Mr. Larry Philip, Mr. Justin VanGilder, Mr. Brian Slope, Mrs. Cathy Webreck, Senator Pat Stefano and Mr. Scott Etris.

    Thanks to our outstanding student videographers for their time and expertise in producing a quality work for our community.

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School Safety

  • Dear Berlin Brothersvalley Community,

    In recent weeks, our nation has experienced heart wrenching and physically devastating violence. We want to acknowledge the toll that these events have taken on schools across the country. In the wake of these events, we want to reassure you that BBSD continues to provide a safe environment for our children to learn.

    BBSD is vigilant in our efforts to ensure our schools are safe. We have a detailed emergency operations plan that lays out specific plans and responses related to prevention & mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. We conduct regular drills that provide practice to our students and staff on how to best respond to emergency situations. Also, we continue to work closely with law enforcement and other security professionals to maximize our safety efforts.

    Please know that BBSD continues to be proactive in our safety measures. We encourage the community to work with the school district and local police departments, and to report any issues that may cause you concern. If you see something, please say something, and encourage your children to do the same.


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  • School Emergency Procedures

    Berlin Brothersvalley School District has steps in place to address student and staff safety issues through the adoption of a

    District-wide Emergency Response Plan.


     

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  • School Alerts

    Berlin Brothersvalley School District has the ability to send out text alerts and messages.  In order to participate in this service, your cell phone number must be in our student database AND you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone.

    • To participate in text messages:  Text Y to 67587 from your wireless device.
    • If you prefer not to receive text messages:  Text STOP to 67587.

    *Although Berlin Brothersvalley School District does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages.  Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

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