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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_25_Parent & Student NMS Weekly Email

GIft Card Order Form

Holiday Gift Tree



Yearbook Order Form 18-19

Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, November 25, 2018, to Sunday, December 2, 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

Fundraisers: NMS Band Barnes & Nobles Flyer; Nitschmann Dramatics Zoup Flyer


Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive!

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

11/21-26 Thanksgiving Holiday – Schools Closed; 11/29 Quebec Meeting for Parents/Students 6:30 Auditorium; 12/1 GOTR 5K; 12/4 Morning Call Opioid Assembly 6:30pm; 12/6 Orchestra/Jazz Concert 7pm; 12/9 NMS Band Fundraiser @ Barnes & Nobles 1pm-4pm; 12/11 Nitschmann Dramatics Fundraiser @ Zoup 5pm-8pm; 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, 11/26/18 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 6:30 pm;

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

Saturday, 12/1/18

Sunday, 12/2/18


Next Week Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 12/3/18 Day 2

Tuesday, 12/4/18 Day 3 Morning Call Opioid Assembly 6:30pm

Wednesday, 12/5/18 Day 4

Thursday, 12/6/18 Day 5 Orchestra & Band Winter Concert 7pm

Friday, 12/7/18 Day 6

Saturday, 12/8/18 Girls on the Run 5K @ DeSales University

Sunday, 12/9/18 NMS Band Fundraiser @ Barnes & Nobles 1pm-4pm


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) The BASD e-News is designed to highlight BASD student and staff achievements and share events and activities going on in the BASD and the Lehigh Valley. It is our hope that you find it informative. The latest edition, which spotlights the Appointment of the Coordinator of School Safety and Emergency Management, Todd Repsher, is available at November 20, 2018, Edition of the BASD e-News.


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


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

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


Academic Team Updates

Team Lafayette (6th) (Twitter @NMSLafayette) Team Lafayette thanks all parents/guardians who made it to the Student Led Conferences last week. We had a great turnout! Just a reminder that the Book Fair will continue until November 30. There are several items that are due when students return from break on Tuesday, November 27. Science projects are due, math checklists and any missing work is due, and social studies current event #4 is due. We would really appreciate some tissues for the coming cold and flu months. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh)  It was a pleasure seeing all of you at conferences. The students did a great job of showing off their progress so far this year. There are still a few of you who we did not get to see. We encourage you to contact us to set up a date and time to come in as our team goal is to meet 100% of our students’ parents/guardians. We held our November Team Celebration this past Tuesday.  The students who earned participation enjoyed Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and were treated to a recreation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving Day Feast!

Team Moravian (6th) – (Twitter @NMSTeam Moravian)  We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break.  We will be visiting the Book Fair on Tuesday when we return. Our next Moravian walking trip is scheduled for November 29th.  Please make sure to pack a lunch or bring $5 to purchase lunch at the college. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

Team Kutztown (7th) (Twitter @TeamKutztown) –  Team – Thank you to those of you who contributed to our annual Thanksgiving food drive.  We collected a total of eight boxes of canned goods and $124 towards frozen turkeys.  New Bethany Ministries was very appreciative of your efforts! In addition, the team enjoyed meeting all of you who attended our student-led conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday.   Finally, we hope all of you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! English (Mr. Falteich) – The Lesson 7 vocabulary definitions and sentences are due on Tuesday and the quiz will be on Wednesday.   Science (Mr. Pearson) – Students will continue to learn about the scientific method and how scientists solve problems.

Team Penn State (7th) Follow us on social media!! (Twitter @NMSPennState) (Facebook @NMSTeamPennState) (Instagram pennstatenms) We encourage all parents to be vigilant in ongoing monitoring of the grade portal !!!

ELA– Students will receive the new vocabulary list on Tuesday, November 27th. We will also be starting our Hero Unit in conjunction with informational writing.  SCIENCE– We continue our study of cells this week.  MATH – Periods 1,2,5 and 7 are working with the percent proportion and equation.  They can expect a quiz Friday on Sections 3-1 – 3-3. Period 8 is wrapping up the unit and learning to calculate simple interest.  They will have a test Friday on Unit 4. Reading-    Character and setting quiz on Monday.   Social Studies– We will be learning about the midwest and west regions of the United States.

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. In periods 1,5,& 7, we are working on a poster project that will be due 11/30 in addition to reading chapter 11. In Period 3, we are back to reading Manhunt. Students are to read up to page 184 for Tuesday. In Period 8, we are continuing reading in the text and working on critical thinking questions. All classes will have a notebook quiz the week of 11/26. Please continue to check your Schoology class for updates, announcements, assignments and any handouts used in ALL classes.  In Algebra 1, students will review relations and functions and start sequences.   In Grade 8 Math, students will review relations and functions, review calculating rate of change and initial value, and be introduced to three forms of linear functions.   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 supplies 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 that the last Tuesday Art Smart class will be on November 27 and the last Thursday class is on November 29. Dates were extended to make up for lost classes due to conferences and the weather. Students should be picked up promptly at Nitschmann at 6:00 p.m. Also, please note that your child’s work will be included in a special exhibition at the Banana Factory! Details are below in this announcement from the Banana Factory: ArtsQuest has been delighted to have nearly 200 BASD students participate in this program at the Banana Factory. In the last several weeks we’ve observed the students engage with their classmates creatively, work with new materials, be inspired by the Banana Factory’s galleries and artist studios, and learn under the tutelage of professional teaching artists. Our goal at ArtsQuest is to provide access to the arts for all families in our community. Each time we welcome a student to the Banana Factory for the first time, we are working toward our goal. To help us celebrate the tremendous work of your talented students, please join us for theArtSmart Exhibition at our First Friday event on Friday, December 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Banana Factory. ArtSmart student work will be on view in the Banana Factory’s Studio 104 and the Olympus Digital Instruction Classroom. In addition to the exhibition, we will also be hosting our monthly First Friday program, which is free and open to the public. December’s event will feature live holiday music, free art-making activities, an art scavenger hunt, and more. Light refreshments will be served.  (Art Smart classes will be offered again during the second semester. Keep your eyes open for announcements!)


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


Dance Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Practice 11/28- 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. Looking forward to learning about the holidays in French cultures after Thanksgiving break!


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) You will have your weekly meeting on Wednesdays in Ms. Detith’s room. 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.  This week, our Wednesday morning meeting is cancelled.  On Thursday afternoon, students will be participating in a practice Sprint Round (rescheduled due to the 11/15 early dismissal.  They will be given 30 problems to solve in 40 minutes. Calculators are not allowed in the Sprint Round. Results are 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) Monday no rehearsal, Tuesday Scenes 1/2/8 (these are Ensemble scenes), Wednesday Scenes 6/7/9 and A Christmas Carol at Freedom if you signed up (meet at Freedom at 6:45 pm), Thursday Crew, Friday Vocal Rehearsal with Mrs. DeVries.   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)  Thank you to all of the families that donated for our bake sale! Thank you to all of the students and our high school volunteers that helped sell at the bake sale! There are many fees that go along with this competition and we are so happy that many helped  us out! 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! Students, remember to read, read, read and write summaries for the Reading Olympics books over the Thanksgiving break!!


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)  Meetings will start again after the new year. Enjoy the holidays.


Step Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Practice 11/27 and 11/29–   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.

11/26   No School

11/27   Early morning orchestra 7:15 AM

           Woodwind Ensemble 3:05- 4:00 PM

11/28   Early morning jazz band 7:15 AM

           String Ensemble 3:05-4:00 PM

11/29   Early morning band

11/30   Early morning orchestra

           Day 1 Jazz Band 8:26 AM

           Brass Ensemble 3:05-4:00 PM



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)  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.



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 (Brass, Woodwind, String Ensembles)

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


*Please note B. Braun performance has been added on 12/14.


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 11/26-No School

Tuesday 11/27-7:15 AM rehearsal for all Glee not in orchestra

                        3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

Wednesday 11/28-7:15 AM rehearsal for all Glee and Singers not in jazz band           

Thursday 11/29-7:15 AM rehearsal for all Glee members not in orchestra

                          3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

Friday 11/30- 8:25 Activity period rehearsal for all Glee and Singers


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 14 8:30-9:30 AM Glee Club performs at B. Braun.  Wear jeans and blue ID shirts or similar.

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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