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Dear Parents & Guardians,

Attached is our Weekly Sunday Update, which can be found at the link or text below.

Thank you.

Mr. Mayes & Mr. Horlick

2018_11_18_Parent & Student NMS Weekly Email – Google Docs

GIft Card Order Form

Holiday Gift Tree

Yearbook Order Form 18-19

Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, November 18, 2018, to Sunday, November 24, 2018

Home of the Nitschmann Nation!

All of this information can be viewed at our

Nitschmann Middle School Website  under Weekly Announcements (Click Here!)


Attachments to Review

Gift Card Order Form, Holiday Gift Tree Form, Yearbook Order Form


Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive!

(All dates are listed from our NMS Website, BASD Event Calendar, & BASD Academic Calendar)

11/18 Spanish Club Bingo; 11/19 11:30 Dismissal Student Conferences (Evening); 11/20 11:30 Dismissal Student Conferences (Afternoon); 11/21-26 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools Closed; 11/29 Quebec Meeting for Parents/Students 6:30 Auditorium; 12/1 GOTR 5K; 12/6 Orchestra/Jazz Concert 7pm; 12/13 Winter Choral Concert 7pm; 12/24-1/2/19 Winter Holiday; 1/21 MLK Day – Schools Closed; 1/24 End of 2nd Quarter; 2/15 Teacher In-Service Schools Closed; 2/18 Presidents Day – Schools Closed; 3/12 11:30 Dismissal Teacher In-Service; 3/29 End of 3rd Quarter 4/9 11:30 Dismissal Teacher In-Service; 4/15-26 PSSA ELA Exams (exact dates TBA); 4/29-5/3 PSSA Math Exams (exact dates TBA); 4/18-4/22 Spring & Easter Break – Schools Closed; 5/13-24 Keystone Exams (exact dates TBA); 5/27 Memorial Day – Schools Closed; 6/5 Tentative LHS Graduation; 6/6 Tentative 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 7pm; 6/7 Tentative Last Day of School & End of 4th Quarter


Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 11/19/18 Day 2 11:30 Dismissal – Student Conferences 5 pm-8 pm- Book Fair in the Library

Tuesday, 11/20/18 Day 3 11:30 Dismissal – Student Conferences 12:15 pm-3:15 pm- Book Fair in the Library

Wednesday, 11/21/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break

Thursday, 11/22/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break

Friday, 11/23/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break

Saturday, 11/24/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break

Sunday, 11/25/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break


Next Week Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 11/26/18 School Closed Thanksgiving & Fall Break

Tuesday, 11/27/18 Day 4 Book Fair

Wednesday, 11/28/18 Day 5 Book Fair

Thursday, 11/29/18 Day 6 Book Fair , Quebec Meeting 6:30pm;

Friday, 11/30/18 Day 1 Book Fair, November Pride of the Lions (Rescheduled)

Saturday, 12/1/18 Girls on the Run 5K

Sunday, 12/2/18


BASD Dining Services Menu & Website https://bethlehemareasd.sodexomyway.com/landing/mid


PE/Health Schedule (Villani, Long, Weinert) Ms. Weinert, Mr. Villani and Mrs. Long’s classes will be in the gym on November 19th and 20th.


Recent Nitschmann News! (Always posted on our Social Media sites too!)

Twitter @NitschmannMS; Facebook @NitschmannMiddleSchool; Instagram @BASDNitschmannMS; NMS School Website ; YouTube


Is your child sick?  You can submit your child’s sick note by email to ni-attendance@basdschools.org, as long as the email on your child’s account matches the email address. Please keep your email address up-to-date by emailing our Student Services Guidance Secretary Mrs. Scott at sscott@basdschools.org! Please note that this is ONLY for sick notes, not for early release or any other questions!


School-wide Announcements


BASD E-News (Dr. Roy)


Student Conferences  (Mayes) Our faculty is looking forward to you and your child attending Fall Conferences on Monday, November 19 (5pm-8pm) or Tuesday, November 20 (12:15pm-3:15pm). Your child needs to attend the Student Conference in order to showcase their work from the 1st Quarter. For Fall Conferences, we require students and parents to attend the student presentation at school so that faculty can be present to assist & provide feedback.  This is a critical part of our Leader in Me implementation for students to take the lead on their conferences. Use the Unique Dedicated Link for Nitschmann Student Conferences. Do not Google or search for the website. Only use the link https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/NitschmannMS


Registration Gateway  (Mayes) At Nitschmann Middle School, 1st Quarter Report Cards are mailed home to all families to arrive on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Please make sure your home address, emails, and phone numbers are up-to-date on the BASD Registration Gateway.


Marker Collection (Novatnak) Boxes to collect used markers for recycling through the Crayola ColorCycle program have been placed on each floor.  They are located by the cafeteria TV screen and near rooms 107, 207 and 307. Markers of any brand or type (sharpies, watercolor markers, highlighters, dry erase) are eligible for the recycling program.  


Spain Trip (Srta. Bouhana)  We still have a few spots left that are still available. All Nitschmann students are welcome on this trip, as well as siblings who are under the age of 18 and over the age of 11 during the time of travel. Parents and siblings (at least eleven years old) are welcome to accompany their children as fellow travelers. If you are interested in the trip and haven’t already enrolled, click on the following link in order to get more detailed information, and to register for the trip and save your spot. www.eftours.com/2119250hv


Spanish Club Bingo (Srta. Bouhana)  November 18.  We will have a Bingo event on Sunday, November 18 from 12pm to 5pm. Tickets cost $20 if you buy them in advance, and $25 if you buy at the door. There will be cash prizes, basket raffles, and food for sale. Join us for our Pre-Thanksgiving celebration. If you’re interested in reserving tickets fill out the following Google form Bingo Ticket Reservation


Quebec Trip (Mme Lare) The meeting for Quebec travelers & their parents has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. We will be collecting necessary paperwork for the trip as well as discussing appropriate clothing for the cold. Please be sure your child has a valid passport, passport card OR birth certificate; we will need a copy of  these travel documents as well as a copy of their health insurance card. Please plan on attending this meeting. Meanwhile, please check Jumpstreet Tours’ website for the payment schedule. Final payments are coming up. – The bus is nearly filled. If you would like one of the last seats or if you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please email Mrs. Lare ASAP.   Madame Lare’s email ist alare@basdschools.org. Thank you. Look forward to seeing everyone on the 29th!


Yankee Candle for the Holidays (Srta. Bouhana) If you like shopping from Yankee Candle, or simply want to support club activities, please use the following link when shopping. The link is valid until January and will ensure 40% of the sale is donated to Nitschmann Spanish Club Yankee Candle Fundraiser Link

Nitschmann Dramatics Ornament Sale (Hriniak) Stop by the Auditorium lobby and box office during Student Led Conferences for ornaments, souvenirs, and some holiday cheer!  Thank you for supporting Nitschmann Dramatics!


Yearbook: It’s time to pre-order your student’s yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $36. The order form is attached to this email. Yearbooks can also be ordered online for no additional fee. Please visit: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

  1. Type in: 5049 to the “Search by Order Number” box
  2. Click on “Buy a Yearbook, Yearbook Packages”.
  3. Follow the screen as prompted.


Student Council: It’s time to think about Holiday Shopping. Let NMS do your gift card shopping for you. See the attached order forms to order gift cards through our school. NMS earns a percentage back on each gift card ordered. Orders are due December 4th.  The gift cards will arrive prior to our holiday break. The order form is attached to this email. You can also have your child see Mrs. Ellis for an order form.


Book Fair- The book fair benefiting the Nitschmann Library will be held in the library from November 19-November 30. The book fair will be open during conferences.  Students will visit the fair with their ELA or Literacy teacher.


Holiday Giving Tree- Leadership Council has adopted the “Holiday Giving Tree” as its community service project.  The “Holiday Giving Tree” is decorated with ornaments (tags) that identify the age, gender, and a holiday wish list for the child.  This project is sponsored by Northampton County and benefits children, youth, and families in our community.  The Giving Tree will be located in the library. Stop by during conferences to pick a tag. Students do not need a permission form if there is a parent present. There is a permission form (attached to this email) needed for students to take a tag (simply so we know that the parents are willing participate).


Nitschmann Parent Group (NPG) -Follow us on Twitter! @NitschmannPG


Executive Committee

Pres. – Erin Coughlin ecogs76@gmail.com

VP – Deb Clark clark70g@msn.com

Treasurer –

Secretary / Volunteer Coordinator – Kimberly Marcantonio JK0359@HOTMAIL.com

PAC Representatives

1) Amy Wuertele

2) Kimberly Marcantonio

3) Therese Gyauch


Good afternoon parents

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we will have to cancel the Holiday Extravaganza this year. Thank you to anyone that said they would help with the event and thank you to the few vendors that wanted to participate.

Thank you and enjoy your day.


Erin Coughlin


Academic Team Updates

Team Lafayette (6th) (Twitter @NMSLafayette) Wow! What a surprise we had on Thursday and Friday! Early dismissal on Thursday, and a snow day on Friday. All of a sudden conference time is here  If you haven’t already, please sign up for Student Led Conferences this Monday and Tuesday. In science, students are working on a major project that is due on Tuesday, November 27. Students should keep working on their math checklists, and in social studies, current event #4 is due. Hope to see you all next week!

Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh)  Students will be dismissed  at 11:30 on Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th for Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. Conferences will be held Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon.  If you have not signed up you can still do so at the following link: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/NitschmannMS. All math classes have reached the point where they are allowed to use calculators unless told otherwise. The recommended calculator is a TI-30XIIS.  We do sell them at the school store for $10 if you child does not already have one. Please check to be sure students have the appropriate folders, notebooks and other class materials as well and continue to check on your son/daughter’s progress on the Home Access Center. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Team Moravian (6th) – (Twitter @NMSTeam Moravian) First quarter is now over. Students were given time on Thursday and Friday to complete any missing assignments. Students are currently preparing for their conferences later this month. On Friday, November 9th, students will participate in a walking tour of Historic Bethlehem with an emphasis on Moravian history and David Nitschmann. Please dress appropriately for the weather and pack a lunch for this trip.

Team Kutztown (7th) (Twitter @TeamKutztown) –  Due to the early dismissal Thursday, day off Friday, and half days for conferences on Monday and Tuesday, here is what’s happening this coming week.  English (Mr. Falteich) – There will be a unit test on all 7 H.H. Munro stories and literary terms.   Science (Mr. Pearson) – Those students who did not have Science on Thursday, will have their quiz on the scientific method vocabulary terms and their definitions.  Team – Canned goods and monetary donations for turkeys are being collected for the 2018 Nitschmann Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  All food collected will help the hungry of Bethlehem and will be donated to New Bethany Ministries. Please bring all money and food donations to your homeroom teacher.  The last day for donations is THIS MONDAY. In addition, the team is looking forward to seeing all of our parents and guardians who signed up for conferences on Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon.  Finally, we hope all of our students and their families have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Team Penn State (7th) Follow us on social media!! (Twitter @NMSPennState) (Facebook @NMSTeamPennState) (Instagram pennstatenms) Thank you to the parents that signed up to review their child’s progress during the student led conferences this week. We encourage all parents to be vigilant in ongoing monitoring of the grade portal !!!

ELA– all narrative papers were due last week (11/15). There will be a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, 11/20.  SCIENCE– We will begin our study of cells this week and continue after the Thanksgiving break.  MATH – Periods 1,2,5 and 7 are beginning Unit 3, which focuses on percent problems.  Period 8 is continuing to work with percents, learning about percent change and error, as well as mark-up and discount.  All students are invited to enter The Hardest Math Problem contest from Scholastic (but I think they’re exaggerating with the name just a little bit).  The deadline to submit your entry to Miss Novatnak for extra credit is this Friday, 11/16. Students who submit correct answers will have the opportunity to answer Question 2 in January and potentially win prizes like a laptop of $5,000.  Reading-    Character and setting quiz on Monday.   Social Studies– We will be starting our United States/ Canada unit in November.  Our first quiz will be labeling the states in the Northeast Region of the U.S on Wednesday 11/7.

Team East Stroudsburg (8th) (Twitter @NMSTeamESU) History class will begin their largest project of the year. Students will be introduced to the Oral History Project: students will have to interview a person 50 years older than themselves. Family and friends are best. The project will be due on December 17th, 2018. Please contact Mr. Miller with any questions or concerns about the project. Reading classes will continue to work on their map projects.  Dr. Mudd’s role in the escape will be evaluated.

Team Northampton (8th) (Twitter @TeamSpartanNMS) –  Please be sure your child has headphones so they can work independently in class viewing the techbook videos as well as using the embedded reader tools Discovery offers.  History classes wrap up the events of the French and Indian War.  Only 11 days left to bring in the Museum of the American Revolution trip form and payment – due Friday, December 7th.  Please be mindful, we have deadlines to meet as well. In ELA this week, we will be drafting our mysterious narrative accounts. Rough drafts for Periods 1, 3, 5, and 8 will be due on Monday, Nov. 19. Final drafts for Periods 1, 3, 5, and 8 will be due Tuesday, Dec. 4.  We also study the difference between affect and effect this week.. In Reading, we are continuing our nonfiction unit with Manhunt and Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Students all have their own copy of the novels and are expected to bring them to class every day. There is a grade assigned for being responsible and bringing all materials to class. We will continue to work on citing text-based evidence and using our critical thinking skills. Students just set up our CLK museum in the library for all to see. Please stop by the library during conferences to see what awesome artifacts our students created. In periods 1,5,& 7, we are working on a poster project that will be due next week. In Period 3, we read an abridged version of Macbeth and analyzed the tragic Shakespearean play. In Period 8, we are continuing reading in the text and working on critical thinking questions.  Please continue to check your Schoology class for updates, announcements, assignments and any handouts used in ALL classes.  In Algebra 1, students will review for their Unit 2 Test.   The Units 2 Test will be broken up into two days, Thursday and Monday.   In Grade 8 Math, students will be working with slope and y-intercept, graphing linear equations in Slope Intercept Form and writing equations in Slope Intercept Form.   Students will continue to use both the IXL and Math XL programs. Please continue to check Schoology for all assignments, assessments and due dates. In Science, we will be exploring Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids. We will be having a Chapter 3 test next week.   Please be sure your child is writing in his or her planner to stay on top of their course work.  There is FREE HOMEWORK HELP at the Bethlehem Public Library with Moravian College and Lehigh University Students – take advantage of this!

Counseling Corner (Kehler, Litak, Hipp)


Student Services Updates None at this time.



Extracurricular Activities

Is your child interested in an after-school club or activity? Email the advisor for more information!


AM Basketball (Off. Conley) Basketball each Thursday morning at 7:05am. Don’t be late!


Anime Club (Advisors Mrs. Fehr/Mrs. Wallach) Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 17 from 3:05-4:00 in room 104. Please bring all your anime drawings with you. We will award prizes for our drawing contest.


Art Club (Advisors Mrs. Kozero/Mrs. Lund) None at this time.


Band front/Color Guard – Information can be found under Performing Arts Department Updates


Artsmart @ Banana Factory (Advisor Mrs. Lare)  Parents, please note the following regarding the last days of Art Smart this semester.  There are 2 remaining TUESDAY classes on November 13 and 27. Students will not meet on November 20 since this is a half day.  The last THURSDAY class will be on November 15. Students are creating beautiful work! Parents should pick up their children at 6pm sharp at Nitschmann’s main entrance.


Cheerleading (Advisor Mrs. Long) Practice Tuesday and Thursday this week!


Dance Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) No practice this week…. Practices will be during day 1 activity period on the stage and Wednesdays in the cafeteria until 5 pm. Dancers and parents will get the Remind app code which will allow for communication between Ms. Sierra, the team, and parents.  Those without a cell phone can have information go to their email.


German Club (Advisor Ms. Schwartz) None at this time


Heart & Sole Club (Advisor Mrs. Fehr/Ms. Weinert) December 1st – GOTR 5K Presented by St. Luke’s, DeSales University, 9am. Sign up your running buddies for the 5K ASAP. Sign up using this URL: https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/GOTRLV-Fall-5k-Running-Buddies?sid=eb0a44053cf544e8950796f58750dbd6  There will be no practice on November 20th and 22nd. We will resume our last practices on November 27th and 29th.


FCS/DIY Club (Advisor Mrs. Hoffman) None at this time.


French Club (Advisor Mrs. Lare) French Club meets on day 1 during activity time and is open to 7th and 8th grade students in French. This week, in observance of the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I, students learned the classic poem “In Flanders Fields” and made their own red poppies.


Intramurals (Advisor Mr. Ortwein) None at this time


Lion Service Club (Advisor Mrs. McLaughlin) Any student interested in joining the Lion Service Club should see Mrs. McLaughlin in room 209 for information and a parent permission form. Our club will be coordinating many great volunteer and service projects such as The Clothing Closet, acknowledging special people in our school and community, etc. Please come and see what we are all about. Club starts on Wednesday, September 26th.


Lion’s Pride  (Advisor Ms. Bouhana/Ms. Dentith) We will have a meeting during activity period on Thursday. We will be planning out our second edition. Make sure to have your ideas ready to get us started.


Mathcounts (Advisor Ms. Novatnak)  This year, the Chapter Competition will be held on February 9th at Lower Macungie Middle School.  We will be holding a practice competition during our meetings this week. Results are unofficial, and it is fine if students do not attend both meetings.  Wednesday morning, students will be participating in a practice Target Round. They will be presented with four pairs of problems and each pair will have an 8 minute time limit.  Calculators are allowed in the Target Round. On Thursday afternoon, students will be participating in a practice Sprint Round. They will be given 30 problems to solve in 40 minutes.  Calculators are not allowed in the Sprint Round. Results will be posted on my door, listed by code names students will choose. The actual school competition will be held sometime in early January.


National Junior Honor Society  (Advisors Mrs. Wallach/Mrs. Druckenmiller) (Twitter-@Njhs_Nistchmann; Instagram- @Njhs_Nistchmann ) Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5, both before and after school. Members must attend ONE of these meetings. Check our Schoology group for updates and announcements.


Nitschmann Dramatics (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak) No rehearsals this week due to early dismissals.  Stop by the Auditorium Lobby and Box Office during conferences for ornaments, souvenirs, and holiday cheer! See the email from Mrs. Hriniak and the website for more updates and details.


Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) (Advisor Mr. Amen)   None at this time.


Reading Olympics (Advisor – Mrs. Nonnemacher)  . Our big bake sale is fast approaching on Monday,  November 19th during conferences! We will be selling in the main lobby. ( The Holiday Extravaganza has been cancelled.) We will sell from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Thank you so much to those who are donating baked goods or are helping to sell them! Please have them wrapped individually and ready to sell. We could use  more baked good donations! Cookies, brownies, muffins, candy, etc would be great! Have your child bring the donations Monday morning during homeroom to the faculty dining room downstairs by the cafeteria. Mrs. Nonnemacher will be there to get it from them.  (The money we raise is used for competition team registration fees, (for 3 teams), per student fees, t-shirt fees, bus fees, etc) Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 28, from 3:05 till 4:00 P.M. We wish all of our students and their families a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Riding for Focus (Advisors Mr. Miller & Mr. Hess) None at this time.


The Lion’s Den School Store  (Advisors Ms. Roufakis & Mrs. Evancho) Come to visit the Lion’s Den for your Nitschmann hoodies, t-shirts, and beanies! This year we are also stocking the NMS school approved calculator for $10.  Be sure to stop and browse on your way to lunch!

New to the store- drawstring bag for $5!


Ski Club (Advisors Mr. Downey)   Sign ups are complete. I will be contacting you with more information shortly.  Passes are normally complete in early December.


Spanish Club (Advisor Ms. Bouhana)  We will be meeting Wednesday after school with all members. We are currently planning Día de los Reyes trip and practicing Latin American dances. Make sure to sign up for a dance to learn and practice for International Night.


Step Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) No practice this week.  Practices will be Tuesday until 5:30 and Thursday until 5.  Steppers and parents will get the Remind app code which will allow for communication between Ms. Sierra, the team and parents.  Those without a cell phone can have information go to their email.


Strategy Club (Advisor Mr. Kehler)  No update at this time.


Student Council (Advisors Mrs. Ellis and Mr. Kocon) We are still collecting Candy for our Troops who are overseas. Please send in leftover Halloween candy to NMS.


It’s time to think about Holiday Shopping. Let NMS do your gift card shopping for you. See the attached order forms to order gift cards through our school. NMS earns a percentage back on each gift card ordered. Orders are due December 4th.  The gift cards will arrive prior to our holiday break.


Yearbook (Advisor Mrs. Ellis) It’s time to pre-order your student’s yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $36. The order form is attached to this email. Yearbooks can also be ordered online for no additional fee. Please visit: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

  1. Type in: 5049 to the “Search by Order Number” box
  2. Click on “Buy a Yearbook, Yearbook Packages”.
  3. Follow the screen as prompted.


Nitschmann Middle School Performing Arts Department Updates


Nitschmann Middle School Instrumental Music Website (Click Here!)

Mr. Zettlemoyer, Instrumental Music dzettlemoyer@basdschools.org


SCHEDULE: Auditorium entrance doors will open at 7 AM.

11/19   Morning band 7:15 AM Only the students participating in the Sands event on Saturday should attend

11/20   Morning orchestra 7:15 AM

11/21   No School

11/22   No School

11/23   No School


LESSON SCHEDULE can be found at http://www.nmsim.org/lessons/



Check your student’s current fair share balance:  https://tinyurl.com/NIMASFAIRSHARE2018

More information regarding Fair Share: http://www.nmsim.org/fair-share/


COLOR GUARD (formerly BANDFRONT)(Advisor Mrs. Hriniak)  Monday’s early morning rehearsal is for Santa at the Sands performers only.  Regular rehearsals resume when we get back from Thanksgiving Break. If you are in BOTH guard and band, your concert band day is Monday and your guard day is Thursday.  The Winter Guard performance is in February. See email updates for more information. Thank you for your hard work at rehearsals!




  • Holiday Flower Sale Delivery will be on Tue., December 4, 4:30-6 PM.


  • Spring band trip – Everyone should have $150 in their fair share at this point.
  • SANTA AT THE SANDS: Click HERE for more information and to sign up to participate.



  • :Stay up to date on the latest by following the instrumental music groups on Twitter.  @NMSBandOrch
  • The Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association is now part of the Amazon Smile program.  Now you can shop at Amazon, get great deals and support the Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association all at the same time.   Please share this with your friends and family.  Go here for more information.



11/19 Chipotle Dine to Donate Event

11/24 Santa at the Sands

12/4  Holiday flower delivery 4:30-6 PM

12/6  Orchestra and Jazz Band Winter Concert 7:00 PM.

12/9  Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Performance

12/18 String Ensemble performances at retirement homes.

12/19 Jazz Band LVIA performance

12/19 NIMAS Meeting 7:30 PM


Choral Music

Mrs. de Vries, Choral Music Director ldevries@basdschools.org

Mrs. Parris, Choral Music Director jparris@basdschools.org


Nitschmann Singers only:  Don’t forget pizza and practice on Monday, 11/19.  Bring your own lunch or eat pizza. We will be trying on concert vests, having some fun and rehearsing. Please let me know now if you can’t come.


For the winter concert on December 13, students will need to wear black dress pants (no jeans or leggings please), black shoes and a plain white shirt.  Nitschmann Singer shirts must have a collar. Please contact me with concerns.


Weekly Choral Rehearsal Schedule

Monday 11/19-11:30-3:30 Nitschmann Singers only pizza and practice

Tuesday 11/20-7:15 AM rehearsal for all Glee not in orchestra

Wednesday 11/21-No school            

Thursday 11/22-No school

Friday 11/23- No rehearsal


2018-2019 Important Choral Performance Dates:  (New events in bold)

November 30-7:30 AM Nitschmann Singers perform for lighting of Nitschmann’s Christmas wreath

December 10-3:05-4:00 PM Nitschmann Singers rehearsal on stage (This is a Monday)

December 12-7:15 AM Concert rehearsal for all Singer and Glee members (including jazz band members)

                        8:30 AM Winter Choral Concert for Nitschmann students

December 13-7:15 AM Concert rehearsal for all Singer and Glee members (including band members)

                      7:00 PM Winter Choral Concert

December 17-4-6:00 PM Neighborhood caroling for all choral groups

December 18-3-4:00 PM Celebration for Glee and Singers (May need to reschedule this to Dec. 19.)

March 9-9-noon optional All City rehearsal at Northeast

March 23-9-noon optional All City rehearsal at Northeast

March 27-7:00-11:30 AM mandatory All City rehearsal at Northeast

March 28-7:00 -11:30 AM mandatory All City rehearsal at Northeast; 7:00 PM All City Concert at Northeast

April 11-5-7:00 PM International Night showcase performance

May 6-7:00 PM Spring Choral Concert

May 15-Nitschmann Talent Show performance (sponsored by Glee and Singers)

June 6-Tentative 8th grade moving up ceremony performance


Lions/Lady Lions Athletics Updates (Twitter @NMS_Athletics)

Mr. Jon Ortwein, NMS Athletic Director jortwein@basdschools.org

PIAA sports physical packet is required*


Field Hockey (Advisor Mr. Burzynski)  Youth Field Hockey Interest Meeting

Tuesday  13 November  2018 7:00 PM, Contact: Rob Cepin 610-317-8701 Email: rcepin@hanovertwp-cc.org, Hanover Township Community Center, Jacksonville Road 3660, Bethlehem, 18017, Pennsylvania, United States

Come to discuss the possibility of a youth field hockey team for in grades 2-5. The team would be recreational and compete in a municipal Lehigh Valley/ New Jersey league in fall 2019. If you have any questions please email/call Rob Cepin, Recreation Director.



Intersession Intramurals

Lacrosse Intramurals

Coordinator Ms. Weinert

We have concluded our Lacrosse Intramural season


Volleyball, Boys Intramurals

Coordinator Mr. Kocon


Winter Sports

Basketball, Boys

Head Coach Mr. Wills


Basketball, Girls

Head Coach Mr. Ortwein


Wrestling @ Liberty High School

Head Coach Mr. Klingborn (noahklingborg@gmail.com)

Organizational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 3:05pm in the Gymnasium.


Spring Sports

Soccer, Boys & Girls Co-Ed

Head Coach Mr. Rodenbach


Softball, Girls

Head Coach Mr. Kocon



Mr. Peter Mayes


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