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Dear 8th Grade Families,

If you picked up your yearbook already, we hope you are enjoying paging through the memories and your time at Broughal.  If you have not picked up your yearbook, you are able to do so on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00AM and 1:00PM throughout the month of July.  Please come to the front of the building when picking up your yearbook.  Food distribution will be occurring at that time, so please inform the staff that you need to pick up a yearbook.  Please remember that there is no cost to our students.  This is a gift from Broughal Middle School.
Students who have not picked up cords, certificates, and any remaining lockers items can pick these items at that time.

Take care!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

     We would like to let you know a few important announcements regarding the upcoming summer months:
     First, Broughal Middle School will continue to be a food distribution site on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm through the summer!  Please continue to stop by for breakfast and lunch bags on these days.
     Next, Broughal Middle School is having summer camp!  Summer Camp will be held from August 10th-August 21st from 9am-12pm.  The permission slip to attend is attached to this email or you can sign up electronically here: https://forms.gle/AginB6XZuMsk4kRZ9. In addition, we will have hard copies of the consent forms available at food distribution on Mondays and Wednesdays starting next week and the information will also be available on our website.
     Please know that we have every intention of having your children with us in the building during this time and we will be following any CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of your children and our staff.  However, we will plan to run a virtual program should we not be able to have your children back in the building.
     Lastly, we regret to inform you that Mr. Kimmel, our afterschool program coordinator, will be leaving his position over the summer.  Please feel free to take a minute to reach out to him at mkimmel@basdschools.org to wish him good luck!
     Please contact Mrs. Creazzo, Community School Coordinator, at 484-619- 2226 or at acreazzo@basdschools.org with any questions or concerns.
Thank you!
Estimados padres / tutores,
Nos gustaría hacerle saber algunos anuncios importantes sobre los próximos meses de verano:
Primero, ¡Broughal Middle School continuará siendo un sitio de distribución de alimentos los lunes y miércoles de 10 am a 1 pm durante el verano! Continúe pasando por las bolsas de desayuno y almuerzo en estos días.
¡Luego, la Escuela Secundaria Broughal está teniendo un campamento de verano! El campamento de verano se llevará a cabo del 10 de agosto al 21 de agosto de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. El recibo de permiso para asistir se adjunta a este correo electrónico o puede registrarse electrónicamente aquí: https://forms.gle/AginB6XZuMsk4kRZ9. Además, tendremos copias impresas de los formularios de consentimiento disponibles en la distribución de alimentos los lunes y miércoles a partir de la próxima semana y la información también estará disponible en nuestro sitio web.
Tenga en cuenta que tenemos toda la intención de tener a sus hijos con nosotros en el edificio durante este tiempo y seguiremos las pautas de los CDC relacionadas con COVID-19 para garantizar la seguridad de sus hijos y nuestro personal. Sin embargo, planearemos ejecutar un programa virtual en caso de que no podamos tener a sus hijos nuevamente en el edificio.
Por último, lamentamos informarle que el Sr. Kimmel, nuestro coordinador del programa después de la escuela, dejará su puesto durante el verano. ¡No dude en tomarse un minuto para comunicarse con él en mkimmel@basdschools.org para desearle buena suerte!
Comuníquese con la Sra. Creazzo, Coordinadora de escuelas comunitarias, al 484-619-2226 o en acreazzo@basdschools.org con cualquier pregunta o inquietud.
¡Gracias!

We are STILL here for you!

A note from Mrs. Creazzo, our Community School Coordinator

I am always available to assist you and your family as needed and can connect you to available resources in the community.  Please feel free to email me at acreazzo@basdschools.org  or contact me on my google voice number at 484-619-2226 if you need assistance. Please also feel free to visit my Google site for more information on resources. 
Please remember that a breakfast/lunch bag will be available for any child under the age of 18, Monday & Wednesday from 10 AM-1 PM at the main entrance of Broughal Middle School.  On  Mondays  we  provide  meals  for  Monday  and  Tuesday,  and  on  Wednesdays  we  provide meals  for  Wednesday,  Thursday,  and  Friday plus Backpack Pals.
In the meantime, please remember that we are still enrolling students for our summer program!  As of today, we plan to invite students back in the building on Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 21st from 9am-12pm for a Reading & Math Ramp Up Summer Camp!  We will be following all CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Students will be required to wear a mask while entering the building, while transitioning in the halls, and when they are exiting the building.  We are planning to have classrooms set up so that students are atleast 6 feet apart.  If they maintain social distancing in the classroom, they will not need to wear a mask in the classroom.  High touch surfaces will be frequently disinfected.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out!  If you are interested in registering your child for camp, please do so here: https://forms.gle/1wvgP9ZyouTvNDT8A .  I have also attached an electronic version of the permission form if you would prefer to complete it and drop it off.  Forms can be turned in on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-1pm during food distribution. Deadline to register is Monday, July 26th!

Need WI-FI?

RCN’s Lifeline Internet Program for Students – English

PROGRAMA DE INTERNET DE RCN LIFELINE PARA ESTUDIANTES (K-12)

Service Electric’s Free Modem and Installation Offer

SERVICE ELECTRIC SE UNE AL COMPROMISO ‘MANTENER LOS AMERICANOS CONECTADOS’

BASD Food Distribution

Governor Tom Wolf has closed all K-12 Pennsylvania schools due to the coronavirus.  The Bethlehem Area School District will provide free bagged breakfast and lunch to all Bethlehem school aged children between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following locations:

  • Broughal, East Hills, Nitschmann, and Northeast Middle Schools
  • Calypso, Fountain Hill and Marvine Elementary Schools
  • Lynnfield Community Center

Each child must be present to receive a meal.

No one will be permitted to remain on school property after receiving the bagged meals.

Menus will be posted on the dining services website and are subject to change without notice.

El gobernador Tom Wolf ha cerrado todas las escuelas de K-12 Pensilvania debido al coronavirus.   El Bethlehem Area School District  proporcionará  provide desayuno y almuerzo con embolsado gratuito a todos los niños de la escuela de Belén de 10:00 AM a 1:00 PM los lunes y miércoles en las siguientes ubicaciones:

  • Broughal,  East Hills,  Nitschmann,,  y Northeast Middle Schools
  • Calypso,  Fountain Hill y Marvine  Elementary Schools
  • Centro Comunitario Lynnfield

Cada niño debe estar presente para recibir una comida.

No se permitirá que nadie permanezca en la propiedad de la escuela después de recibir las comidas embolsadas.

Los menús se publicarán en el sitio web de los servicios de comedor y  están sujetos a cambios sin previo aviso.


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”).

If you left your Chromebook at Broughal, send an e-mail to Mrs. Bothwell (dbothwell@basdschools.org) and we will make a plan to get it to you.

HOME OF THE TEAM WHO WON THE AWARD FOR BEST EDUCATIONAL VIDEO!

Check it out in the link below, and check out our competitors’ videos as well! This was a tough competition and we are so proud of Mrs. Carr and her students!
What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

Highlights from High School Musical Jr.!!!


Thank you to all of the staff and students who put their hearts out on the stage, and thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Broughal’s talent with us!

 

 

Hang in there!

Cold, gray days make daily life seem even more difficult than it is. Set goals and chip away at them. There is definitely still time to make this a productive school year! The end of the first semester is Thursday, January 23, 2020. Students and their families can log into the Home Access Center and check grades and assignments. If there are any missing assignments, either make them up at home or the public library or make arrangements with teachers. This is the time of year when eighth graders are meeting with high school counselors and we want every student putting their best foot forward.

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. Eighth grade 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.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Broughal Middle School – First Day of School, Bethlehem PA © 2019 Bob Hahn

Broughal Middle School – First Day of School, Bethlehem PA © 2019 Bob Hahn

Thank you Louis Boria!

We will proudly wear our hats in the #HatNotHate Campaign!

What’s Happening at Broughal?

Please view the Broughal eNews for upcoming events. You may bookmark the link so that you can easily continue to check the Broughal eNews for updated information.

BASD Empower program is underway!
For more information on how we will be using Chromebooks to empower our students’ learning, please view BASD Empower.

Get your day off to a great start with a delicious hot breakfast!

Breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Embrace Opportunities

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!

Always…

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!

Thank you…

  • …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

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