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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

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This Week’s Major Headlines


  • This week is Staff Appreciation Week, with National Teacher Day on Tuesday & National Nurses Day on Wednesday. Please consider sending a quick note or email to your child’s teacher or staff member who is making a big difference with your child!
  • Please help our NPG celebrate our teachers & staff this week with our annual NPG Luncheon!
  • There will be a city-wide meeting this Thursday evening in the Auditorium at 6pm regarding the upcoming demolition of Martin Tower on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
  • Beginning on Wednesday, May 8th, there will be a Buy One, Get One Free book fair in the library. The fair will run until May 15th. Students will visit the fair with their Literacy teacher. It will be open every morning during homeroom.


Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, May 5, 2019, to Sunday, May 12, 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


Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive!

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

5/15-16 Keystone Exams; 5/21 Schools Closed – Primary Election Day; 5/27 Memorial Day – Schools Closed; 5/30 8th Grade Track Meet @ LHS; 5/31 8th Grade Dance @ Ice House; 6/3 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 6pm; 6/4 8th Grade Trip to Hershey Park; 6/7 Last Day of School & End of 4th Quarter

Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, 5/6/19 Day 4 Spring Choral Concert 7pm

Tuesday, 5/7/19 Day 5 National Teacher Day (NPG Luncheon for Staff)

Wednesday, 5/8/19 Day 6 National Nurses Day, Spring Orchestra Concert 7pm, Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

Thursday, 5/9/19 Day 1 Martin Tower Demolition Meeting 6pm (Open to Public), Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

Friday, 5/10/19 Day 2 8th Grade Food Festival, Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

Saturday, 5/11/19

Sunday, 5/12/19 Mother Day


Upcoming Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, 5/13/19 Day 3 Soccer Championships

Tuesday, 5/14/19 Day 4

Wednesday, 5/15/19 Day 5 Algebra 1 Keystone Exams Day 1(8th Grade Algebra Students)

Thursday, 5/16/19 Day 1 Algebra 1 Keystone Exams Day 2(8th Grade Algebra Students)

Friday, 5/17/19 Day 3 May Pride of the Lions Breakfast

Saturday, 5/18/19

Sunday, 5/19/19


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


PE/Health Schedule (Villani, Long, Weinert)

Mr. Villani’s 6th and 7th grade students will start back in health Day 1, Wednesday May 1st while Mrs. Long and Ms. Weinert’s classes are in the gym.

    ***   Now that the weather is getting warmer, make sure all students are changing their entire outfits for PE class as we start to go outside on the turf. Due to health concerns, students who are not changed for class will not be able to participate and their grades will be impacted


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 note: If you are submitting a written or doctor’s note do not submit an email.  It should be one or the other. 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 Lincoln Elementary School Staff members who are Built by Bethlehem, is available to view at May 3, 2019, Edition of the BASD e-News.


PSSA Exams (Mayes) All PSSA exams have been completed for the 2018-2019 school year. Keystone Exams for Algebra for 8th graders will be on May 15 & 16.


Bethlehem Police Department Junior Police Academy (Officer Yerk) Are interested in learning more about you local police department.  Are you interested in exploring a career in Law Enforcement? Consider attending the 2019 Junior Police Academy. The Academy is free and runs during the day (Monday – Friday)  from June 10th to June 21st. It is held at Northeast Middle School. Attendees will be shown demonstrations from the Bethlehem Police Department and other criminal justice related entities.  There will also be fun activities that promote team building. If you are interested in attending please see with Officer Yerk for an application form. Space is limited and applications are due by May 20th.  If there are any additional questions please speak with Officer Yerk.



  • All library books are due back by May 15th. Students who owe library books after this date will receive a bill for the outstanding materials.
  • The Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair will be held in the library from May 8th- May 15th in the library.
  • Please come and support our Barnes and Noble night on May 17th from 6-8 P.M.! It is the one at 4445 Southmont way, Easton,Pa. (Off of Freemansburg Ave) We are looking for 2 parent volunteers to help that night. If you can’t make it, Our ID number is 12524914 if you would like to purchase books online. Go to BN.com/bookfair. Enter our ID number at checkout. It is good from May 17 through May 22, 2019.


5th Grade Instrumental Band and Orchestra Auditions:  Check with your elementary teacher for details.


  • May 13 – Asa Packer (tentative)
  • May 15 – Clearview
  • May 16 – Calypso
  • May 23 – Hanover
  • May 24 – James Buchanan



Nitschmann Color Guard try-outs


  • Practices – May 13-17, 22, 4-5 pm Nitschmann band room
  • Try-outs – May 23 & 24, 4-5 pm Nitschmann band room


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) All donations we dropped off this weekend for Peaceable Kingdom.  Thank you to all who participated. A special thank you goes out to Mia G. and her mom for meeting us there to present the donations.  While there, we got a chance to see the cat room as well and the large and small dogs. Sadly, there were plenty for adoption. Luckily, there were volunteers there to give them the love and attention they need until they find a forever home. Mid-quarter is this week.  Only 4.5 weeks left so please be sure to continue monitoring homework and class assignments on Home Access Center. Let’s have the end of the year be focused on celebration instead of catching up. Finish strong Team Lafayette!


Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh)    On Friday we had our Team Celebration for the month of April. Students enjoyed play relay games and Bingo. We had a special visit from Mrs. Druckenmiller. It was very nice to see her and the her new addition to the her family, baby Luna. We would like to congratulate our Pride of the Lions Abby Lazewski, Nathan Krause, Eddie Rittle, and from Encore Adrianna Grello. Our Mountain Hawks were Collin Peacock, and Elizabeth Fullman.  Last but not least our Decent Human Beings for the month were Da’mon Durand, Kellen Falk, Avery McKeon, Jalen King, Sophia Rivera, Natalia Torres. From last month but they were not here on the celebration day were Emma Haas, Nadia Ali, Allyssa Marko and Abby Lazewski. We would also like to send special congrats out to Nadia Ali, for her honorable mention Steel Workers Archive Poetry Contest; Winnie Zheng for her participation on the award winning Reading Olympics team; and Julyus Holguin and Aaliyah Ramautar for their participation in the Dance and Step Team performances.Fourth quarter IPR grades are due at the end of this week.  We encourage everyone to be on the Home Access Center checking grades and seeing if there is anything they need to/can do. The end of the year will be here before you know it.  Finish Strong!!!.


Team Moravian (6th) – (Twitter @NMSTeam Moravian and Facebook@NMSTeamMoravian) Stay on top of your grades by visiting Home Access Center regularly!  Make sure you are following your math checklist and keeping up with due dates. In Social Studies, students are exploring Greece through stations.  All stations have been added to HAC and are due on April 30th. Please check HAC to see the assignments that still need to be completed.


Team Kutztown (7th) (Twitter @TeamKutztown) Team – Information was sent home with students a week ago about the upcoming 7th grade Bike & Boat Trip.  Our team will be going on the trip either Wednesday May 15th, Thursday May 16th, or Friday May 17th.  Your child was informed about the specific day that he or she will be going. In addition to information about the trip, there are two papers that need to be completed, signed, and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.  These papers need to be returned ASAP.  Students WILL NOT be allowed to go on the trip unless the papers are submitted.  If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Hess at jhess@basdschools.org.  

ELA (Mr. Falteich) – This week the students are going to present their final ELA poetry projects. On Wednesday, May 8, they must recite their chosen poem from memory. They may use notecards or slides to give an interpretation of their poem and must apply at least 12 literary terms to their chosen poem. All students were given a study guide that explains many of the poetic terms. Extra help is available on Tuesday after school.  

Reading (Mrs. Gomez) – Students in first period will have a test on chapters 1-4 of the novel Okay For Now on Monday.  In second period, students just completed the reading of the novel, Notes From the Midnight Driver.  Students did an excellent job in turning in their TDA’s. They will have a test on pages 153-end of the novel on Monday.  Students in fifth period are still reading the novel Fever 1793 and should be preparing for a test on chapters 21-30 at the end of this week.  Seventh Period students will start reading a short story, “The Zodiacs.” Students will be completing vocabulary for the story.  Students in eighth period have a postcard project which is due on Wednesday. Students have had about 4 days in class to work on it. Monday will be the last day students will work on it in class.  

Science (Mr. Pearson) – Students will be finishing the online lab where they investigate how various factors such as the intensity & color of light, the temperature, and the amount of carbon dioxide affect the rate of photosynthesis.  Then, they will begin learning about the process of cellular respiration.

Team Penn State (7th) Follow us on social media!! (Twitter @NMSPennState) (Facebook @NMSTeamPennState) (Instagram pennstatenms) Your child will be informed on MONDAY as to which day of the trip they will be attending. Make sure you read over the trip requirements that were sent home. STUDENTS MUST HAVE CLOSE TOE SHOES/SNEAKERS to attend….wear an old pair as they may get wet or muddy. Watch the weather and dress accordingly….it may be smart to dress in layers (ie) t-shirt with jacket over and shorts under longer sweat pants.   ELA – Periods 1, 2 & 5 will have a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday, May 7th. This week, we will begin our final major project, argumentative speeches. Periods 7 & 8 will practice their occupation project speech. Speeches will be May 9th and 10th. SCIENCE-Final lab report  due May 6, Monday evening on schoology. We will be using the microscopes to view the diversity found within live protist cultures. READING- Period one is reading Animal Farm and Periods 2, 5,7,8 are reading The Giver. Students will explore plot development. Book reviews are due May 17    MATH – Students in periods 1,2,5 and 7 are working on the geometry unit and will have a quiz Tuesday, 5/7 on similar figures, area and circumference, and angle relationships.  Period 8 will take the “Mini-Unit” Test on data analysis Wednesday 5/8 and then begin working with real numbers. SOCIAL STUDIES- The South America webquest days 2,3 and 4 are all due Monday 4/8.


Grade 8: Please see note regarding Food Festival below.

Team East Stroudsburg (8th) (Twitter @NMSTeamESU)  History classes will be researching the events between the war or 1812 and the start of secession movement (1850’s).  In reading, periods 1 and 5 will continue with The Contender. Periods 3 and 7 will continue wil Fahrenheit 451. They will begin a Free Time Analysis Project this week.  Period 8 will finish Curveball and begin Ok for Now.


Team Northampton (8th) (Twitter @TeamSpartanNMS) –   Please check out NCC’s newsletter that features our Career Pathways visit last month! Students are required to have their HEADPHONES daily. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/FMfcgxwCgVVkNStHPswvThpHssPjcdvc?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

History classes will look at Sectionalism and the Civil War.  Students will begin working on a Google Sites project in this unit.  The Andrew Jackson Adobe Spark projects were shared in the Schoology Media Folder – there were some tremendous examples of graphic design artistry used to create a content rich, end product shared for ALL to see!  Some projects will be showcased at the Bethlehem Foundations Dinner. Reading classes are continuing our unit on fiction. In periods 1,5,7,8 we are continuing to work on Adobe Spark web page to use in conjunction with our new novel, Curveball. My period 3 class is continuing to read and analyze Fahrenheit 451.  We are reading Part 3 of the novel and working on a literature log. Algebra 1 classes will continue to work on Quadratic Function properties and PSSA review. Math 8th students will continue to work on PSSA review (Volume, Surface Area, Ratios, Proportions and Probability.  In ELA classes, we will be researching for and writing our researched based speeches on trying to solve major national and global problems. Speaking outlines will be due on Monday, May 13, so students should be busy researching and writing this week.  HERSHEY Park forms and money ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.   Our team is asking every student to bring in a baby/toddler picture for an end of the year event.  So far we have received 40!!! Please keep them coming.  Please put the picture in a sealed envelope with the name of your child on it.  We will get the picture back to you the next day. If you picture is digital, please email thood@basdschools.org with the name your child in the topic line of the email.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Hood.  A SHOUT OUT to Wegmans for donating pizza to our students for a JOB WELL DONE during PSSA testing week!  


Attention all 8th grade students and their parents:  The annual 8th Grade International Food Fair is this Friday, May 10.  All food should be brought to the cafeteria on Friday morning.  Hot food should be kept warm in an insulated carrier or with tin foil. Please be sure to have food in disposable containers.  Please be sure that your dish is clearly marked with first and last name as well as the language culture it represents. If required, please include a serving spoon or spatula, also clearly marked with your name. Cakes and any food that must be cut should be cut into serving sizes at home. Finally, if your dish contains nuts or peanut butter of any kind, make sure this is clearly indicated. An index card with a list of all ingredients should be available for all tasters to see. The international food fair is one of the year’s highlights for 8th graders!

Thanks for your hard work and participation!


Counseling Corner (Kehler, Litak, Hipp) Pinebrook Family Answers will be hosting a FREE support group for Grandparents parenting grandchildren called Second Time Around. This group will allow grandparent caregivers to have an opportunity to gain valuable information while building peer support and exchanging ideas and information. Weekly, 90 minute meeting will begin shortly.  402 North Fulton Street, Allentown PA, 18102.

Call Now to reserve your spot. (610) 432-3919  ext. 4040.

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 May 20 in the library. 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 have ended for the spring term, but student work will be on display in Studio 104 during the Southside Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, May 4, from 1 – 7 p.m.  Be sure to stop by the festival to see Nitschmann students’ work as well as experience all of the opportunities to listen, watch, experiment, discover and create all over the South Side. Great for families! Student work will be on display until May 31 and will be returned to students by June 7.

Cheerleading (Advisor Mrs. Long) All 6th and 7th graders interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 season: Tryout practices are the week of May 20th from 3-5 in the Auxiliary Gym. Pick up an informational packet from Mrs. Long if you did not already. The intramural form must be signed and returned on the first day of try out practice or you may not participate in practice. Also, please be sure to have a copy of your latest report card.

Dance Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Dance Team team and families are invited to the performing arts dinner at NMS on May 29 6pm $8 a person.  RSVP due by May 10. Please email Ms. Sierra for more info. 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)  Thanks to all students and parents who attended and contributed to the French displays at the recent International Night.

French Trip to Quebec (Advisor Mr.s Lare) –  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


French – 8th grade students were thrilled to receive letters from a middle school in the south of France and have been working hard on writing letters back in both French and English.


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 after school meeting this upcoming Wednesday in room 201, and will meet in Ms. Bouhana’s room during activity period on Day 1. 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 ) Thank you to everyone for a great day at Liberty. It is truly a rewarding experience to spend the day helping and serving our special olympians. Thank you to Jane Prodes at Liberty for organizing the event. Service hours are due to Mrs, Wallach by May 10. Be sure to fill out the form completely including the reflection piece.

Nitschmann Dramatics (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak)  Thank you to everyone who helped at our last cleaning day!  Rose Garden event is June 15.

Nitschmann Stage Crew (Advisor Mr. Kehler) Help us replace some of the items that were damaged by donating and spreading this link around. ONLY $183.00 LEFT TO RAISE!!!


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


Reading Olympics (Advisor – Mrs. Nonnemacher)  We met for the last time Wednesday, May 1st  until 5:00 P.M. One of the books on this year’s list was “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. We watched that  movie while enjoying popcorn and snacks. We discussed how the movie was different than the book. Most liked the book better.. The new book list will be out the end of May for next year. We will make an announcement in the morning announcements for students to come and pick the list up in the library when it is available. The 6th and 7th grade students can get a head start on the books for the next school year! Please come and support our Barnes and Noble night on May 17th from 6-8 P.M.! It is the one at 4445 Southmont way, Easton,Pa. (Off of Freemansburg Ave) We are still looking for 2 parent volunteers to help that night. A percentage of the purchases will go toward purchasing some of our books for next year’s Reading Olympics! If you can’t make it, Our ID number is 12524914 if you would like to purchase books online. Go to BN.com/bookfair. Enter our ID number at checkout. It is good from May 17 through May 22, 2019. We are on the Bethlehem Public Library website! Click on the link below!



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 will have our end of year celebration this Tuesday after school in the cafeteria. All members should attend.

Step Team (Advisor Ms. Sierra) Step Team and families are invited to the performing arts dinner at NMS on May 29 6pm $8 a person.  RSVP due by May 10. Please email Ms. Sierra for more info. tsierra@basdschools.org


Strategy Club (Advisor Mr. Kehler) Update:  we will be expanding our hours for next year.  1 hour is just not enough time to roll some dice.  

eSports UPDATE: Over 50 student came to the informational meeting and many more were not able to make it.  If you want in, just send me a note with: your name, your favorite platform (PC, XBox, PS, etc.) and your top 3 choices for potential games.  This will most likely pick up next year, as we still need hardware, software, IT support and the like. Fear not current 8th graders, as you can still assist afterschool and maybe get community service hours for helping out.

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(lots of ways to earn a buck even if you don’t play).  

To see the current ranking for game tournament prize, follow the link.  https://www.esportsearnings.com/games

I am working up another project to help fund our needs for eSports which will post soon.  In the meantime, you can help and 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


5/6    Monday –  Only Woodwind and Brass Ensemble  7:15 am – NO BAND                                    

5/7    Tuesday – Early morning jazz band 7:15 am

5/8    Wednesday – Early Morning Orchestra 7:15 am     

5/9    Thursday – Early morning band 7:15 am

                           Day 1 Jazz Band

                           String Ensemble 3:0 5 pm            

5/10      Friday – Early morning orchestra 7:15 am



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


– There are still 27 seats available for this trip.  I will take ticket requests until all the seats are sold.

– 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.





May 6                 Choral Concert 7:00 PM (Brass & Woodwind ensemble)

May 7              Any Given Child Bethlehem (Jazz band / Blue ID shirts & Jeans) 8:10 AM

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 & Band uniform return   5:00 – 7:00 PM

May 26 & 27       SUNDAY & MONDAY Spring Band Trip

June 3                  Moving up ceremony – String Ensemble                    5:00 PM

June 6                  NIMAS Meeting at Nitschmann 7:30 PM



COLOR GUARD (formerly BANDFRONT) – (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak) Regular rehearsals Monday and Thursday.  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!

Spring Concert May 20

Band Trip Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27

Mark your calendar for tryouts for next year!  Tryout practices to learn the marching, equipment skills, and routines will be the week of May 13.  Actual tryout dates are May 23 and 24.

Nitschmann Color Guard try-outs


  • Practices – May 13-17, 22, 4-5 pm Nitschmann band room
  • Try-outs – May 23 & 24, 4-5 pm Nitschmann band room



Choral Music (Twitter @ldevriesmusic)

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

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


Please join us for our Spring Choral Concert on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. Tickets for friends and family are $3 at the door. We will be singing a wide variety of music including from Vivaldi, Dear Evan Hansen, Rent, and Billy Joel. The Nitschmann combined Brass and Woodwind Ensembles will also be joining us for a wonderful patriotic medley.

Weekly Choral Rehearsal Schedule:

5/6    Monday-7:15 AM Rehearsal on stage for all Glee and Singers, including band members

                       7:00 PM Spring Choral Concert. Report to room 141 at 6:15 PM in concert attire

5/7  Tuesday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for Glee members not in orchestra

                      3:05-4:00 PM Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

5/8    Wednesday-Rehearsal for all Glee and Singers not in jazz and orchestra concert

5/9    Thursday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for Glee members not in band

                        8:25 Activity period rehearsal for Glee and Singers

                        3:05-4:00 PM Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

5/10    Friday-No rehearsal


2018-2019 Important Choral Performance Dates:  

May 6       Spring Choral Concert rehearsal on stage 7:15 AM

                Spring Choral Concert at Nitschmann 7PM. Report to room 141 at 6:15 PM

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.


Tuesday@ Springhouse

Wednesday City Championship at Freedom against East Hills

Head Coach Mr. Downey & Mr. Kocon


Mr. Peter Mayes


Nitschmann Middle School

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Our Collective Vision Nitschmann Middle School is committed to cultivating a respectful community of innovative learners who are socially competent citizens ready to meet the challenges of their future.

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Bethlehem, Pa 18018

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