Bethlehem Area School District is updating our Report Card and Grading System for Grades 6 to 12 for the 2023-2024 School Year. This updated report card represents our primary aim: to improve our communication about student achievement towards learning goals with you. Elementary student report cards remain the same. Please take a moment to watch this video as Dr. Maureen Leeson, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, explains the updates to the report card and the changes you will see on this year’s report card.
With the goal of improving our communication to parents about student’s progress toward learning goals, we hope you find this additional detail helpful.
If you are interested in learning more about the updated Report Card and BASD’s overall effort to improve assessment and grading, please join us for our BASD Parent Academy on Zoom. To register please click on the link:
To register, please click here: November 15th at 7PM
Welcome to Nitschmann Middle School!
Assessment & Grading Update for 6th & 9th Grade Parents
Bethlehem Area School District is piloting an alternative report card in 6th
and 9th-grade Science and Social Studies classes. This alternative report card
represents our primary aim: to improve our communication about student
achievement toward learning goals with you. As you review, please notice there are
now multiple grades assigned within each course. In addition to your student’s
achievement grade, there is a grade for responsibility and another grade for
classroom engagement (we call these Academic Support Factors). By offering
separate grades in this way, you are provided a more accurate and comprehensive
picture of what your student is accomplishing in school– and more specific direction to
make improvements if needed.
With the goal of improving our communication to parents about students’ progress
toward learning goals, we hope you find this additional detail helpful. Throughout the
school year, we will gather stakeholder feedback and evaluate the progress of this
alternative reporting structure.
If you are interested in learning more about this alternative report card and BASD’s
overall effort to improve assessment and grading, please join us for our BASD Parent
Academy on Zoom. To register please click on the link:
To register, please click here: November 17th at 7PM
To register, please click here: November 18th at 12PM
If you are unable to attend, please click here for a letter sent home with report cards
that provides more information.
Information for Parents/Guardians on Logging into Schoology
Nitschmann Middle School is a community middle school of 800 students in West Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, serving the City of Bethlehem and Hanover Township. Nitschmann is within walking distance of much of Bethlehem’s historical, residential, and recreational areas.
Our school believes that all members of our school community will support our collective vision of providing a balanced, rigorous, and exploratory academic experience. Nitschmann Middle School emphasizes high expectations but balances those expectations with appropriate levels of support from our staff, parents, and community partners. Our motto is to “Work Hard, Play Hard!”
We welcome you to learn and engage our school in our critical mission of fostering our community’s children into respectful, responsible and focused learners.
Interested in more information about us? Check out our Viewbook Page for a quick summary of Nitschmann Middle School! NMS Viewbook Insert