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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

2019_3_31_Parent Weekly Email

Team Temple International Night April 11 Flyer

Bingo flyer

This Week’s Major Headlines


  • Monday is the first day of the 4th Quarter, report cards will be out by mail on April 10!


  • This week, 6th grade students will be selecting world languages for next school year and 7th graders will be filling out requests for Specialized Encore classes. All will be done online! More information is below & on our website/social media.



Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, March 31, 2019, to Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

NIMAS Bingo Flyer, International Night Flyer

Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive!

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

4/3 Harlem Wizards Game; 4/5 NIMAS Bingo Night; 4/11 International Night 5-7pm; 4/18 Teacher In-Service 11:30 Dismissal; 4/19-4/21 Spring & Easter Break – Schools Closed; 4/23-24-25 PSSA ELA Exams; 4/29-30 PSSA Math Exams; 5/2-3 PSSA Science Exams; 5/15-16 Keystone Exams; 5/27 Memorial Day – Schools Closed; 6/3 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 6pm; 6/7 Tentative Last Day of School & End of 4th Quarter

Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 4/1/19 Day 4 Start of the 4th Quarter, No After-school activities due to Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, 4/2/19 Day 5 Middle School All City Chorus Concert 7pm

Wednesday, 4/3/19 Day 6 Harlem Wizards Basketball Game! 6pm

Thursday, 4/4/19 Day 1

Friday, 4/5/19 Day 2 NIMAS Bingo 6-9pm, Hanover Elementary School Shadow Visit

Saturday, 4/6/19

Sunday, 4/7/19

Upcoming Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 4/8/19 Day 3 Clearview Elementary School Shadow Visit

Tuesday, 4/9/19 Day 4 James Buchanan Elementary School Shadow Visit

Wednesday, 4/10/19 Day 5 Asa Packer Elementary School Shadow Visit

Thursday, 4/11/19 Day 6 Spanish Club trip, Team Temple International Night 5-7 pm; Calypso Student Shadow Visit

Friday, 4/12/19 Day 1 Team NCC to NCC,

Saturday, 4/13/19

Sunday, 4/14/19

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

PE/Health Schedule (Villani, Long, Weinert) Weinert and Long in the gym through 4/3 while Villani is in the gym. Weinert starts health 4/4 while Long and Villani are in the gym.


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

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


CONGRATULATIONS NITSCHMANN NATION: The Anti-Defamation League will be designating Nitschmann as a No Place for Hate school for the 11th year in a row.  

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 Hanover Elementary School Staff members who are Built by Bethlehem, is available to view at BASD e-News March 28, 2019, Edition.


Harlem Wizards (Ellis & Mayes) Nitschmann Middle School is welcoming the Harlem Wizards to play our Nitschmann Staff All-Stars in our gymnasium! The game is open to the community, no matter what school you attend! The game starts at 6:30, doors open at 5:30. Tickets cost (in advance) $8 for students, $10 for adults. Prices increase by $2 to purchase at the door.



PSSA Exams (Mayes) Please review the information that was sent home with all students last week about the upcoming PSSA Exams. This information was also posted online at https://bit.ly/2CrZp4f. Exams begin on April 23, 2019.


7th Grade Accelerated Math Students (Mayes) All 7th grade Accelerated Math students will be taking the Orleans-Hannah Algebraic Readiness Exam on April 16, 2019 to assist school administration with student placement for Algebra 1 for the 2019-2020 school year.


6th Grade World Language Selection THIS Week (Mayes) All 6th grade students will be selecting their priority requests for world languages in 7th grade. Students will prioritize their world languages by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice between German, French, and Spanish. We commit to making sure all students get one of their first two selections. Students will select these online through a Google Form. Parents should talk with their child about which language may be the best fit for them. Parents & students will be notified of their selection prior to the end of the school year. Parents can see the survey at the link: https://bit.ly/2YDqF9t


7th Grade Specialized Encore Classes Selection THIS Week (Mayes) All 7th grade students will have an opportunity to request to take a specialized encore class in place of a regular encore class for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will select these online through a Google Form. Parents should talk with their child about which course may be the best fit for them. Parents & students will be notified of their selection prior to the end of the school year. Courses will run if there is enough student interest and ability to schedule in the master schedule. Parents can see the survey at the link: https://bit.ly/2WArT3g


The possible selections are below:

  • 3D Drafting & Printing, Mr. Burzynski (Replaces Technology 8) Students will be learning 3-dimensional drawing, measuring, software, and ultimately designing and printing a 3D container. If time permits, students will be able to design, draft, and print an invention of their own. Includes fee for materials
  • Film Production Class, Mr. Burzynski (Replaces Technology 8) We will be exploring aspects of video production including photography, audio, lighting, composition, storyboarding, filming, and editing.
  • Acrylic Painting, Mrs. Lund (Replaces Art 8) Students will learn about acrylic painting. Includes fee for materials
  • Introduction to Piano, Mrs. de Vries (Replaces Music 8) Students will learn introductory keyboarding skills. This is not a course for students with advanced piano keyboarding skills.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Piano Keyboard, Mrs. de Vries (Replaces Music 8) Have you taken piano lessons in the past, but now you don’t have time? Did you stop taking lessons because you couldn’t play the music you liked? Would you like to spend a whole Encore rotation making music? Then this is the class for you! This class is geared to students who are currently taking piano lessons or have taken them in the past. There will be lots of time to work independently on the music you choose and to get individual help from the teacher.
  • Robotics, Mr. Carlstrom (Replaces Engineering 8) Students will examine the connection between engineering & robotics.
  • LED Sign Production, Mr. Kocon (Replaces Engineering 8) Students will examine & create LED signs, product design, & production. Includes fee for materials
  • Vegetarian Cooking Class, Mrs. Hoffman (Replaces FCS 8) Students will learn to prepare foods from around the world while using plant-based ingredients.
  • Advanced Sewing, Mrs. Tapper (Replaces FCS 8) Students will use advanced sewing skills, including unique stitching & projects. Includes fee for materials

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) Therese Gyauch


Academic Team Updates

Team Lafayette (6th) (Twitter @NMSLafayette) Monday starts the 4th quarter!  Please continue to check planners and Home Access Center for grades and assignments with your child.  Let’s finish this year strong! Our Peaceable Kingdom donation drive will begin on Monday April 1st and go through Tuesday April 16th.  We have attached their wishlist to this notice. Reminder – This Friday is the last day to turn in payment and a permission slip for the End of the Year trip.  The final payment must be in by April 5th so that we can order our tickets and secure bussing in time. Please have your child turn this in to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so. They still need to turn in he permission slip if they aren’t going.  There is a place to check off “not able to go”.


Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh)  Our Monthly celebration was held on Friday.  The students enjoyed playing bingo and some bean bag bowling in preparation for our bowling night that was held this past Friday night. We would like to congratulate our Pride of the Lions winners: Micah Steck, Nathan Krause, and Karlyn Hottenstein; our Mountain Hawk Award winners,: Mattie Baluta and Eddie Rittle, and last but definitely not least our Decent Human Beings: Jack Kozelinicky, Aiden Farleigh, Julyus Holguin, Abby Lazewski, Allyssa Marko, Nadia Ali, Emma Haas, Justin Frey, and Addison Sabo. We definitely have some wonderful students on our team!!!


Our Medieval Times field trip is May 22nd.  The cost of the trip is $40 a person. Permission slips have been sent home several weeks ago and are due back by April 5th. If you have not returned it as of yet, please ask your child about it and have them see their homeroom teacher if they need another copy.


The end of the 3rd marking period was Friday. Please use the home access center to check in on your child’s grades, look for missing assignments and be sure they are getting them done. Math progress reports were also sent home this past Wednesday were due back signed but many have not been returned.  You should take this opportunity to look at the grades for the 1st three marking periods and make a plan for for what they need in the 4th marking period to get a desired end of the year average. We are looking forward to a strong end of the year!

Team Moravian (6th) – (Twitter @NMSTeam Moravian and Facebook@NMSTeamMoravian) THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 280!!!!!!!!!! You need a minimum of 280 points in each academic class to pass the year! Stay on top of your grades by visiting Home Access Center regularly! The Egypt Project is due next Friday, March 29. No late projects will be accepted. Make sure you are following your math checklist and keeping up with due dates. Next day 4 Team Moravian will be going outside to help beautify our Nitschmann campus. Please dress accordingly. Our next field trip to Moravian College is Apri 5. We will be visiting South Campus for an Art and Music Day. Bring $5 or a lunch that day. Please come to the Wizards basketball game on April 3! Our very own Nitschmann teachers will be facing the Harlem Wizards for a fun night of hoops and happenings. Be there!!!  We will be having a bowling night next Friday, March 29 at Town and Country Lanes in Bethlehem for Nitschmann students and families. Tickets are only $12 for two hours of bowling plus shoes! See you there!


Team Kutztown (7th) (Twitter @TeamKutztown) Team – Team Kutztown’s teachers have a special surprise for our students on Monday.  Be sure to ask them all about it when they get home. ELA (Mr. Falteich) – Students will complete their public speaking unit this week. We will also begin a grammar unit on the proper uses of adjectives and adverbs. The students have a vocabulary homework assignment due on Thursday and a quiz on the words on Friday.  Science (Mr. Pearson) – This week students will continue to learn how materials are moved in and out of a cell through the cell membrane.

Team Penn State (7th) Follow us on social media!! (Twitter @NMSPennState) (Facebook @NMSTeamPennState) (Instagram pennstatenms) The 3rd quarter ends THIS Friday, March 29. Students need to make sure all work is handed in. ELA – Periods 1, 2 & 5 are reading the novel, Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie. Periods 7 & 8 will conclude the novel, Notes from the Midnight Driver and have a final test on the book. All classes will have a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, March 26th. SCIENCE-Students will be have a quiz on Friday, April 5 on classification and natural selection/evolution.  READING-  I will be checking student notebooks this week.  The notebook is the biggest grade because it encompasses daily work and shows a student’s work ethic.  We are reading about civil rights, and I may introduce our project at the end of the week. MATH – Students in periods 1,2,5 and 7 are nearing the end of their probability unit.  Period 8 is continuing to work on geometry and will have a quiz on Wednesday, 4/3.  SOCIAL STUDIES- We started our South America unit this week. We will be doing a webquest this week and students should bring headphones with them to class if they are able to.  There will be a map quiz Thursday 3/28.

Team East Stroudsburg (8th) (Twitter @NMSTeamESU) Remember to get your Hershey money and forms turned in.  History classes will have a Constitution Unit test on Wednesday April 3rd. Please support Nitschmann Middle School as we play the Harlem Wizards, also on April 3rd. A fun family friendly night should be had by all. Reading classes will finish Soldier X. A final essay will be written this week. In ELA, student will hand in their Text Dependent Analysis Essays by 4/3 and their final projects by 4/5. We will be starting our persuasive unit starting with a speech by Ceasar Chavez and learning about ethos, pathos, logos.


Team Northampton (8th) (Twitter @TeamSpartanNMS) –   History classes will analyze our National Anthem as written by Francis Scott Key and debate whether a change in words or the entire anthem is needed after 200 years.  We will also be looking ahead at causes and effects of Jacksonian democracy – including the conflict with American Indians and the Westward Movement. Please be sure your child has HEADPHONES with them.  This announcement to students and parents has been made since August.   Reading classes are continuing our unit on fiction. We are working on elements of fiction and analyzing fiction text. We are reading the novel, The Contender and working on theme analysis and literary elements. We recently worked on quote analysis as well. My period 3 class is continuing to read and analyze Fahrenheit 451. We have started Part Two and completed a nutmeg activity related to the text. Additionally, students are logging their media/screen time this past week. Their media logs are due Monday by 8am. Algebra 1 classes will continue to work with Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials,  Quadratic Functions and PSSA review. Math 8th students will continue to work with Pythagorean Theorem and start PSSA review. In ELA classes, we are preparing for our text dependent analysis essays. “Text draft day” is Monday, April 1. Students need to be prepared to select a text.  They should have multiple text choices ready for Monday. We will then begin to talk about bias and present a mini project. For our word crimes unit, we will begin to talk about misplaced and dangling modifiers. Science, we will be working on the EGG DROP lab. Dropping eggs on Weds March 27th!  OUR TEAM CELEBRATION lended itself for some hysterical laughs – thank you to all those you took the risk, stepped outside your comfort zone and had fun!  WE LOVED IT! HERSHEY Park forms and money are NOW BEING COLLECTED – ONLY 24 more school days to get it in!!!!!!      


Counseling Corner (Kehler, Litak, Hipp) None at this time.

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 Open Gym (Mayes) Basketball each Tuesday & Thursday morning at 7:15am. Don’t be late!

Anime Club (Advisors Ms. Fehr/Mrs. Wallach)  Our next meeting is April 15 in room 104. Bring your drawing/art supplies.

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)  Art Smart classes at the Banana Factory are meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Parents, please mark these classes on your home calendar, and if possible, try to avoid scheduling after school appointments if your child is taking a class. Parents need to pick up their children at 6 p.m. promptly at Nitschmann’s main entrance.  Note: there is no class on April 9. The last Tuesday class will be on April 16, which is a make up from the snow cancellation. The last Thursday Art Smart will be on April 4. Thank you.

Cheerleading (Advisor Mrs. Long) Girls basketball game on Monday, Practice Tuesday (pep rally prep) and Boys basketball game on Thursday.

Dance Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Practice Wednesday until 5:30 pm.    Be sure to be on remind.


  • BIA show April 7 (Saturday)- Tickets: $10 online (fees not included) 2pm




  • NMS (Notable Moves Showcase) Night April 26 (Friday)!!!! Tickets: $9 online (with fees) 7pm


    • Parents will get code for $3 off 2 tickets (all others are at cost)
    • Parents volunteers needed- please send remind message or email message if you can participate (tsierra@basdschools.org).

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

Heart & Sole Club (Advisor Mrs. Fehr/Ms. Weinert) None at this time.


Fitness Club ( Advisor Mrs. Oliver)  Come get fit after school in the Fitness Lab from 3:05-3:45 Monday thru Thursday.  Mondays and Wednesdays we focus on Core workouts and Tuesday and Thursday we focus on Cardio.

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

French Club (Advisor Mrs. Lare)  French Club students make Canadian “inukshuks” out of rocks and candy/cookies.  Inukshuk kits will be for sale at the Team Temple International Night on April 11.  French Club students will be spending the next few weeks preparing for the event. We’re looking for cooks, bakers, artists, videographers, and musicians. Please be sure to ask your child how he or she will be contributing and participating in International Night.

French Trip to Quebec (Advisor Mr.s Lare) – Over the next few weeks students will be working to put together a visual presentation of Nitschmann’s first winter trip to Quebec. –  Madame Lare has a couple items that were left behind. If your child is missing something from the trip, please contact Madame Lare at alare@basdschools.org


Intramurals (Advisor Mr. Ortwein) None at this time

Leadership Council (Advisor Mrs. Ellis) Leadership Council is sponsoring a canned food drive. Send in your donations by February 13th!

Lion Service Club (Advisor Mrs. McLaughlin) None at this time.

Lion’s Pride (online school newspaper)  (Advisor Ms. Bouhana/Ms. Dentith) We will have our weekly meeting this upcoming Wednesday in room 114. We will be working on our third and last edition. Most articles have been assigned already, but we still have some to discuss. All members MUST attend. If you are interested in joining the Newspaper team, speak to Ms. Bouhana or Ms. Dentith about applying. Lion’s Pride Second Edition can be viewed by clicking the link below. Lion’s Pride Second Edition


Mathcounts (Advisor Ms. Novatnak)  Congratulations on a great year.  See everyone in the fall!

National Junior Honor Society  (Advisors Mrs. Wallach/Mrs. Druckenmiller) (Twitter-@Njhs_Nistchmann; Instagram- @Njhs_Nistchmann ) Our next meeting is April 4 after school only. Terri Dressler from LLS will be here to report our final donation amount. Induction is April 16 at 6:00pm and all members are expected to attend and donate in some way. Please sign up on Schoology for donations.

Nitschmann Dramatics (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak)  The next cleaning/sorting/organizing day is Wednesday after school.  DVDs have arrived! You can get one from Mrs. Hriniak. Watch your email for special spring opportunities: Cops n Kids is April 27.  Rose Garden event in June.

Nitschmann Stage Crew (Advisor Mr. Kehler) Help us replace some of the items that were damaged by donating and spreading this link around.


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


Reading Olympics (Advisor – Mrs. Nonnemacher)  Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 27,  2018, from 3:05 till 5:00 P.M. in the library.  We will meet until 5 P.M. each week now through April 10 . We are meeting as teams and preparing for the competition! It is mandatory that all students  attend each week through April 10. The competition is on April 11, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Easton High School. We love having parents come and support their child!  Info will be sent home on Wednesday, March 27 about parents attending the competition, students bringing food, etc. T-Shirts were ordered and will be handed out April 3. If you have any questions, let Mrs. Nonnemacher or Mr. Pearson know.

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!

Online order form….click here.  Orders will not be processed until payment is received.

Ski Club (Advisors Mr. Downey)  


Spain Trip (Advisor Ms. Bouhana) This is the last chance to sign up for our 8-Day trip to Spain in June. Trip dates are June 14 to June 21st. We will begin our journey in Barcelona and work our way to Madrid. We will get to experience an authentic flamenco lesson, as well as one of the oldest cities in the world, Toledo. All Nitschmann students and their families are welcome to join. For more trip details, or to enroll click on the following link. Spain June 2019

Spanish Club (Advisor Ms. Bouhana)  We are meeting Tuesday after school and will be continuing our work for International Night. If you have a song or activity planned for that night, make sure to be prepared to teach it to others. We will be working on our crafts and posters for the night, as well as props for the stories. This meeting is mandatory.

Step Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Practice  **Every Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 pm.  Be sure to be on remind.


  • BIA show April 7 (Saturday)- Tickets: $10 online (fees not included) 2pm https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Bias-4th-Annual-Spring-Fling-Dance-Showcase-32310


  • NMS (Notable Moves Showcase) Night April 26 (Friday)!!!! Tickets: $9 online (with fees) 7pm



    • Parents will get code for $3 off 2 tickets (all others are at cost)
    • Parents volunteers needed- please send remind message or email message if you can participate (tsierra@basdschools.org).

Strategy Club (Advisor Mr. Kehler) eSports…  It’s coming, it’s a thing. Will your students be ready to compete?!

Need some info – https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/27/us/esports-what-is-video-game-professional-league-madden-trnd/index.html

So yeah, turns out you CAN make a living (a very comfortable one) playing games.  Universities are offering scholarships even. There are plenty of reasons to support a program and get involved, and opportunities to network, learn skills and explore careers.

See Mr. Kehler to become a founder.

Donate for other things here: https://www.donorschoose.org/B.Kehler .

Yearbook (Advisor Mrs. Ellis)

Nitschmann Middle School Performing Arts Department Updates

Nitschmann Middle School Instrumental Music Website (Click Here!)

Mr. Zettlemoyer, Instrumental Music dzettlemoyer@basdschools.org


4/1    Monday – Early morning band 7:15 AM

4/2    Tuesday – Early morning orchestra 7:15 AM

4/3    Wednesday – Early morning jazz band 7:15 AM

                             Woodwind Ensemble 3:05-4 PM                          

4/4   Thursday – Early morning band 7:15 AM

                        Day 1 Jazz Band 8:26 AM

                        Brass ensemble 3:05 -4 PM

4/5     Friday – Early morning orchestra 7:15 AM



  – Link to website: http://www.nmsim.org/lessons/



  – Everyone should have $300 in their fair share account at this time.  If you do not you need to get your payments in.

  – Check your fair share total here: https://tinyurl.com/NIMASFAIRSHARE2018

  – The mandatory trip meeting is April 24, 7:00 PM.  Students going on the trip and a parent must attend.



– Parents and family member who would like to travel to the band’s performance at the Washington, D.C. Memorial Day Parade can purchase bus seats here, BUS SEAT REQUEST, for $40 per person.




  • Wednesday, April 24 at 7 PM


  • ALL students going on the DC trip, a parent or guardian, and chaperones MUST attend.






April 5              NIMAS Bingo                                          6:00 PM

April 17         8th Grade Music & Drama Trip to NYC                          7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

April 24         NIMAS Meeting & Mandatory spring trip meeting       7:00 PM

April 27        Jazz Band Cafe’                                                         7:00 PM

May 8              Orchestra/Jazz Spring Concert                                   7:00 PM

May 14*        TUESDAY NIMAS Meeting at Nitschmann                   7:30 PM

May 14          Band Uniform Refit Night                                             6:00 PM

May 18         Hanover Armed Forces Day Performance (WW & Brass Ens) 10:00 AM

May 20         Spring Band Concert                                                   7:00 PM

May 23          Band uniform drop off for trip OR Band uniform return   5:00 – 7:00PM

May 26 & 27 SUNDAY & MONDAY Spring Band Trip

June 3              Moving up ceremony – String Ensemble                    6:00 PM

June 6               NIMAS Meeting at Nitschmann 7:30 PM



COLOR GUARD (formerly BANDFRONT) – (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak) Regular rehearsals Monday and Thursday.  Congratulations on a fantastic Winter Guard Performance! Rehearsals for the spring season have begun.  If you are in BOTH guard and band, your concert band day is Monday and your guard day is Thursday. See email updates for more information. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Choral Music (Twitter @ldevriesmusic)

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

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


Two performances this week:  The All City Choral concert is at Northeast on Tuesday, and the Nitschmann Singers sing the National Anthem for the Harlem Wizards game on Wednesday.  Please check your email for details.

All City permission slips were due on 3/29.

Weekly Choral Rehearsal Schedule:

4/1 Monday-No rehearsal

4/2 Tuesday-7:30 AM Report to Northeast for All City rehearsal

                    7:00 PM All City Chorus concert at Northeast

4/3 Wednesday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for all Glee & Singers not in jazz band

                         5:30 PM Nitschmann Singers meet at Nitschmann to sing anthem for Harlem Wizards

4/4 Thursday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for all Glee members not in band

                      8:25 AM Activity period rehearsal for all Glee and Singers

                      3:05-4:00 PM Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

4/5 Friday-No rehearsal


2018-2019 Important Choral Performance Dates:  (Note changes in bold)

March 30  Optional All City rehearsal at Northeast 9-noon

April 2    Mandatory All City rehearsal at Northeast 7AM-7PM; All City Concert  at Northeast 7PM

April 3    Harlem Wizards-Nitschmann Singers sing National Anthem at Nitschmann 6PM

April 11    International Night showcase performance 5-7PM for all Glee and Singers

April 27   Cops N Kids performance at Fowler Arts Center (Inside stage, 6th floor at 12:30-1:00)

May 6       Spring Choral Concert at Nitschmann 7PM

May 15     Nitschmann Talent Show performance for all Glee and Singers 7PM

May 16     Performance at Liberty’s Evening of the Arts for all Glee and Singers 7PM

May 20    Nitschmann Singers sing at the Nitschmann Band Concert 7PM

June 3      8th grade moving up ceremony performance for all Glee and Singers 6PM

Lions/Lady Lions Athletics Updates (Twitter @NMS_Athletics)

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


Field Hockey (Advisor Mr. Burzynski)  Intramural practices, 3:05-5:05, Every Thursday in May; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.  Find out all the details at: (Originally had one Wednesday, but now all Thursdays) https://sites.google.com/s/0B-GsW8mhyYaKcGNnWWV1VmJhaFU/p/0B-GsW8mhyYaKRllzVnl0c2psakE/edit

Intersession Intramurals

Lacrosse Intramurals

Coordinator Ms. Weinert

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)

Spring Sports

Soccer, Boys & Girls Co-Ed

Head Coach Mr. Rodenbach


Softball, Girls- Home games are played at NWLL off Kaywin Ave.

Monday- Home game, Whitehall

Tues. Practice-picture day (NWLL)

Wed. Away, Easton

Thurs. Practice (NWLL)

Friday Home, Lower Mac

Head Coach Mr. Downey & Mr. Kocon


Mr. Peter Mayes


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