Meet Mr. Brandon Horlick, our new principal
Fabulous Opportunity for Athletes
Sign up here for Middle School Student Athlete Summer Strength & Conditioning Series Powered by St. Luke’s
It’s that time of year again for sports physicals for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. There will be four options available to all BASD student athletes.
- Sports Physical form packet attached (packet must be completed and brought to your sports physical exam)
The first of St. Luke’s free sports physicals will be held atMunicipal Ice Rink in Bethlehem followed by three events at Coca Cola Park. (both sign up links below)
- Municipal Ice Rink Bethlehem will be held on Wednesday, June 9th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Below is the link for the sign-up genius to make your appointment at Bethlehem Ice Rink. Note: we will not be accepting walk-ups. You MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
|BASD 2021 Fall Sports Physicals
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Students athletes must bring their completed PIAA physical packet to the event. All attendees must wear a mask to their appointment. Students who have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, must see their Primary care physician for sports physical before returning to competitive sports. If you have any questions or concerns, please email SportsPhysicalsInquiry@sluhn.org with subject line “BASD”
2. Coca Cola Park: (link and details below)
It is critical for students to have internet access at home since we have instituted hybrid and e-learning options this semester. Please fill out this request form if you need help getting free internet access at home.
What can students safely do while they are home?
- Read books on your Chromebook.
Go to Colonial IU 20 Digital Library to check books out using your student ID and password.
- Keep up with math using IXL.
- Read Scholastic magazines online.
- Watch CNN 10.
- Reach out to neighbors who might need help.
- Parents or students needing IT Help, complete this form: https://forms.gle/ZJE6SJNaX6RSSd927 Once submitted, this form will create a Service Desk ticket and a BASD Information Services Department team member will contact you via email (the email will come from “ISD Service Desk”).
Summer is here!
Always set aside time to read a book or a magazine. According to expertrain.com, when you read, your brain “lives” the experiences you read about and the language center in your brain increases. Your attention span grows and you become more empathetic. Wow! Find something to read at home, the public library, or visit Broughal’s library as soon as we return to school.
Rockets Need Launchpads
Mornings can be busy, especially as the weather turn colder and there are more warm clothes to put on. One way families can help is to have a launchpad for students to place their backpacks, Chromebooks (8th graders only), and coats, shoes or boots that will be put on to head to school. Preparing the night before makes the morning rush less stressful for everyone. Families may want to plug Chromebooks in near their launchpads so they are charged and ready to go for the next school day.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
What’s Happening at Broughal?
BASD Empower program is underway!
For more information on how we will be using Chromebooks to empower our students’ learning, please view BASD Empower.
Breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.
As the school year progresses, we encourage all students to embrace opportunities to obtain school supplies, join activities, clubs and sports, and make the best of this school year!
We are grateful for everyone who makes it possible for our students to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We are also grateful for all of the cooperation that makes events like What’s So Cool About Manufacturing and The Little Mermaid such amazing opportunities for our students to develop and share their talents!
- …students and families for making daily attendance a priority since you know the habit of attendance will help students do well in the classroom and in future jobs!
- …teachers who make the classroom exciting so students will not want to miss out on learning.
- …support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra attention our students need.
Always we want to take time to thank our community partners for all they do to support Broughal families throughout the course of the school year. Just Born Inc., Lehigh University, St. Luke’s, and the United Way – working with you strengthens us immeasurably and we are truly grateful for your support.
Our focus continues to be on improving literacy and student achievement. This year we have restructured our English Language Arts program so that students have one class period devoted to a combination of reading and writing, and a discovery period where we can target the needs of each individual student. Students take assessments like Scholastic Reading and Math Inventories, Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), Keystone Exams, WIDA, and Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) to identify areas of strength and weakness. Teachers are continually reviewing this data and using it to strengthen areas that need attention as we seek to challenge, inspire, and motivate Broughal students to maximize their potential. Parents are encouraged to contact their children’s teachers or guidance counselors to review performance data and help bolster their students’ achievement. Contact information for all staff members is available in our Staff Directory located under the School tab above.
Rick Amato, Principal
Nancy Zoudeh, Assistant Principal