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Broughal Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 2024 to Sunday, June 9, 2024

  • Please see the Bethlehem Area Public Library website about summer events and activities! https://www.bapl.org/


  • Summer Programming Registration (Sign-Ups)As we approach the summer break, I wanted to share some exciting programming opportunities available for our middle school students this summer. These engaging summer activities are designed to keep your child intellectually stimulated and to foster their passion for technology and innovation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Anais Martinez, amartinez@basdschools.org.
  • Summer Ramp up:  https://forms.gle/cFdn1SJSh95dBFvX9 
    • Dates: Aug 5th  – Aug 16th 
    • Time: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

  • Stem Camp for Middle Schoolers at LHS
    • Dates: June 17 – June 21
    • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Cost: $60

  • Important Upcoming Dates: 
  • Mon 6/3 – Diversity Day @ Broughal Middle School 
  • Tues 6/4 – 6th grade Awards Ceremony – Period 6 & 7 (Aud)
  • Tues 6/4- 8th Grade Farewell Dance @ Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus 6:00 p.m.
  • Weds 6/5 – 7th grade Awards Ceremony – Period 8(Aud)
  • Thurs 6/6- 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in Broughal Gymnasium- 9:00- 11:00 a.m. (Families of 8th Grade Students only are welcome to attend)
  • Thurs 6/6 – Early Dismissal – Last Day of School 

*Weekly Schedule & Highlights*

Stay Connected with Broughal Middle School on the Official Broughal Social Media Accounts!

Facebook – @BroughalMiddleSchool

Twitter (X) – @BASDBroughalMS

Instagram – @basdbroughalms

Day Date Cycle Day Notes
Monday 6/3 Day 1
  • Regular School Day
  • Diversity Appreciation Day
Tuesday 6/4 Day 2
  • Regular School Day
  • 6th grade Awards Ceremony – Period 6 & 7 (Aud)
  • 8th Grade Farewell Dance at Lehigh Iacocca Hall at 6:00 PM
    • Students MUST arrive to Broughal BEFORE 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6/5 Day 3
  • Regular School Day
  • 7th grade Awards Ceremony – Period 8 (Aud)
Thursday 6/6 Day 4
  • 11:30 Dismissal
  • 9:00am – 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony for 8th Grade Families in Broughal Gymnasium (entrance side of building- VINE STREET)
    • Families of 8th Graders ONLY Invited To Attend 
  • 6th and 7th Grade Attending Moving Up Ceremony 
Friday 6/7 N/A
  • NO SCHOOL – Summer Vacation


Mark your calendars! First Day of School is Monday, August 26th! 

*District-wide Announcements*

BASD eNews: 


Dear Parents/Guardians, 

An upcoming change to some of the websites you currently use to access your child’s academic information will change this summer.

BASD currently uses eSchoolPlus and Home Access Center as its Student Information System.  After thoughtful consideration, BASD will be transitioning to a new system called Synergy.    This change is part of the District’s ongoing efforts to improve efficiency, streamline processes, and enhance communication between our schools, parents, and students.  

Parents and students need to be aware of the following dates and guidelines as we make this transition.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2024eSchoolPlus, Home Access Center, and Registration Gateway  will be permanently taken offline.  
    • You will no longer use Home Access Center for accessing or interacting with your child’s academic information and you will no longer use Registration Gateway to enroll a child online or make annual updates.
  • Monday, July 22, 2024:    BASD begins using Synergy, its new SIS.  After this date:
    • Parents/Guardians will use ParentVUE to access their child’s academic information.  
    • Students will use StudentVUE to access their academic information.
    • Parents/Guardians will use Synergy’s Online Registration to enroll a child online.

In the coming weeks, the District will provide detailed instructions on how to set up your new account for Synergy ParentVUE.

BASD will continue using Schoology as its learning management system (LMS) for grades 6-12.  The district’s new Synergy SIS will work with the Schoology platform.

Change can sometimes be challenging, but we are confident this transition will ultimately benefit you and your child. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to implement these improvements.

Thank you for your continued support of the District and your child’s education. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s school.



 *School-wide Announcements* 

Broughal Title I Information

Please visit the Broughal Middle Schools website for information on our Title I services, Parent and Family Engagement Plan, Title I Compact, Parents Right to Know Letter, and teachers at Broughal working toward PA teaching certification (ESSA teacher letters).  

*Student Services & Grade Level Contacts*

Contact Members of the Student Services Team by email:

8th Grade Team: Miss Bouhana – Assistant Principal

6th Grade & 7th Grade Team:: Mrs. Cierech – Assistant Principal  

Dean of Students – Mrs. Simspon

Student Services Counseling Corner: Click Here!  

Attendance Coordinator: Mrs. Vasquez-Tatis Attendance Secretary

Registration Coordinator: Mrs. Vanessa Gonzalez

*Family Center*

Community School Coordinator: Ms. Anais Martinez 

Family Development Specialist: Mr. Joseph Swenson

After-School Activities Coordinator: Miss Karla Contreras


Family-Teacher Organization (FTO) – NEW SCHEDULE – We are looking for parents/guardians who are interested in offering parent and family voice within many aspects of our school community.  FTO meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm. Snacks and drinks are provided. Please contact Mr. Swenson with questions – jswenson@basdschools.org 


Community School Coordinator 

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. 

If in need of resources, or help obtaining resource information, please contact Miss Anais Martinez- amartinez@basdschools.org  

*CIS Corner*

Communities in Schools: Halina John, Site Coordinator 

Email: hjohn@basdschools.org 

What is Communities In Schools (CIS)? 

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is partnered with Bethlehem Area School District to provide support services during the school day to meet academic and non-academic needs, such as behavior interventions, attendance awareness, social skill building, academic support, etc. 

How to get involved? 

CIS accepts students on a referral basis through the guidance or admin team. CIS works closely with each grade level school counselor and Admin to best support students. 

*Grade Level News & Info*

6th Grade – No news to report

7th Grade – No News to report

8th Grade –  Upcoming Events:

  • Mon 6/3 – Diversity Day @ Broughal Middle School 
  • Tues 6/4- 8th Grade Farewell Dance @ Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus 6:00 p.m.
  • Thurs 6/6- 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in Broughal Gymnasium- 9:00- 11:00 a.m. (Families of 8th Grade Students only are welcome to attend – Doors open at 8:30 am)
  • Thurs 6/6 – Early Dismissal  for 6th and 7th grades – Last Day of School 


Our 8th grade Farewell Dance is Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 6:00-8:30 pm Lehigh University is generously hosting our Farewell Dance this year in Iacocca Hall on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.  In order to attend this event, your child must meet the citizenship expectations outlined in the 8th grade contract, which was signed in January. Students MUST be in school on June 4th to attend the dance in the evening.

Students will be shuttled to this location on a Lehigh University bus.  In order to attend the dance, students must ride the shuttle from Broughal Middle School.  The shuttle will LEAVE Broughal at 6:00 pm from the bus channel located in front of the school.   If a student arrives at Broughal after 6:00, they will not be able to attend the dance. Students will not be allowed to be “dropped off” at Iacocca Hall.  All students must ride the shuttle in order to attend the dance. Shuttles will bring students back to Broughal after the dance is over at 8:30 pm.  

The tickets for the dance are $5.00. Students must buy a ticket prior to the dance from their Team Leader (Ms. Vento or Mrs. Sobrinski).  If this is a financial hardship, please speak to your team leader. Tickets are available for purchase at school with cash. 


The 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony will be on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Broughal gymnasium.  

  • Families of 8th graders participating in the Moving Up Ceremony are invited to attend this ceremony. 
  • Doors open at 8:30 am. Please enter at the gym doors on Vine Street. The ceremony starts at 9:00 am SHARP.  Once the ceremony starts, late entries may have to wait outside until an appropriate time to enter the building. 
  • 8th grade students may leave with their families after the ceremony.

Related Arts – No news to report                   


*Health Services Corner*

Nurse’s Office – Mrs. Uhl & Mrs. Korscienski

Any questions please call 610-866-5041 and hit 2 for the nurse


Hello, parents of Broughal Middle School rising 6th graders! By now you should have received paperwork from the school nurses regarding the mandatory vaccines for 7th graders. Now is the time to make sure your student has the necessary immunizations before the start of school in August or they will not be able to attend.

If you do not have insurance, or have Medicaid, you may be eligible to have your child vaccinated at school before the end of this year. You can contact the school nurse at (Insert school number because I forgot) and they will send a consent form home with the student. The deadline to return these forms is May 13th.

Attention 6th and 7th-grade parents –  BASD will not be offering vaccination clinics at the end of the year or for back-to-school for the 24-25 school year. BASD will be strictly adhering to the PA School Health Immunization Law for 2017 which states that students who do not have or provide proof of TDAP, MCV4 vaccines before the 1st day of school, will not be able to start school.  Please contact the Nurse’s Office at Broughal or the Bethlehem Area School District Health Services Director – Dr. Kim Zsitek-Brannan (kzsitekbrannan@basdschools.org) 


*Technology Corner*

BASD Parent Portals Link (Schoology, Home Access Center, SchoolCafe, etc.)

Parent Guide – How to Navigate Schoology 

Tech Tip of The Week:

Visit our Smart Device Management Resource Page for families. This will help set limits/screen time on your child’s smart phone. 

Please Subscribe to the  Broughal’s YouTube Channel

Please explore a new feature on our school website – Smart Device Management 



Broughal Music – Interested in getting involved in Broughal Music? Check out our recruitment videos!


Broughal Music Directors

Instrumental Music: Mr. Stoltz  

General Music/Chorus: Miss Putlock 

Theatre: Miss Trostle

Band Front: Mrs. Truchan

Helpful Broughal Music Links

Broughal Music Website

Broughal Music Handbook 2023-2024


*Extracurricular Clubs/Activities*

Visit our After School Activities page on the school website for a list of current activities! After-School Activities Coordinator: Miss Karla Contreras

Please contact our After-School Activities Coordinator, Miss Karla Contreras and/or Community School Coordinator, Ms. Anais Martinez, for more information on afterschool programs.

*Broughal Rockets Athletics* 

Visit the Broughal Athletics webpage on our school website!

Fall Sports 24-25 Physical Information – BASD is taking physicals ONLINE!

Thank you! 

Mr. Horlick, Principal

Miss Bouhana, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Cierech, Assistant Principal