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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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Barnes and Noble Coupon

First Tee Program Information

This Week’s Major Headlines


  • Happy Mother’s Day to all!
  • 4th Quarter IPRs are available online on Monday, May 13, 2019.
  • All end of the year events have been listed on the calendars below. Please review!
  • More information about next Sunday’s Martin Tower Implosion will be released before the weekend.
  • 8th Grade students in Algebra 1 will be taking their Keystone Exams on Wednesday & Thursday.
  • 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. All Library books are due back May 15th.
  • Barnes and Noble Book Fair- Friday, May 17th from 6:00-8:00! It is the one at 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, PA. (Off of Freemansburg Ave). 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.


Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update

Sunday, May 12, 2019, to Sunday, May 19, 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

First Tee Golf Signup Paperwork, Barnes & Nobles Coupon, 8th Grade End of the Year Email Information

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

Monday, 5/13/19 Day 3 IPR Available Online! Soccer Championships, Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair

Tuesday, 5/14/19 Day 4  Buy One, Get One FREE Book Fair (last day)

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

Thursday, 5/16/19 Day 6 Algebra 1 Keystone Exams Day 2(8th Grade Algebra Students)

Friday, 5/17/19 Day 1 May Pride of the Lions Breakfast, Spanish Finals (gr. 8) begin, Barnes and Noble Book Fair- 33/Freemansburg Ave. 6:00-8:00

Saturday, 5/18/19

Sunday, 5/19/19 Demolition of Martin Tower @ 7am


Upcoming Weekly Schedule & Highlights

Monday, 5/20/19 Day 2 Spring Band Concert 7pm

Tuesday, 5/21/19  School Closed Pennsylvania Primary Election Day

Wednesday, 5/22/19 Day 3 6th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

Thursday, 5/23/19 Day 4 Informational Meeting with Liberty High School for new 9th Graders 6:30pm

Friday, 5/24/19 Day 5

Saturday, 5/25/19

Sunday, 5/26/19 NMS Music Department Trip to Washington D.C.


Monday, 5/27/19 Memorial Day NMS Music Department Trip to Washington D.C.

Tuesday, 5/28/19 Day 6 Incoming 6th Grade GIEP Meeting 7pm

Wednesday, 5/29/19 Day 1 Performing Arts Banquet

Thursday, 5/30/19 Day 2 8th Grade Track Meet @ LHS; Team KU Monocacy Trip

Friday, 5/31/19 Day 3 8th Grade Dance @ Ice House 6-9pm  (See information below)

Saturday, 6/1/19

Sunday, 6/2/19


Monday, 6/3/19 Day 4 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 6pm (See information below)

Tuesday, 6/4/19 Day 5 8th Grade Field Trip to Hershey Park; Team PSU Monocacy Trip

Wednesday, 6/5/19 Day 6 LHS Graduation

Thursday, 6/6/19 Day 1 FHS Graduation

Friday, 6/7/19 11:30 Dismissal & Last Day of School

Saturday, 6/8/19

Sunday, 6/9/19


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


PE/Health Schedule (Villani, Long, Weinert)

Ms. Weinerts 6th and 7th grade classes will be in health 5/13-5/16. Mrs. Long and Mr. Villani will be in gym. Mrs. Long will start health 5/17. ALL CLASSES OF 8TH GRADERS REPORT TO THE GYM FOR TRACK MEET PREPARATIONS.

    ***   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 highlights the Freedom High School Staff members who are Built by Bethlehem, is available to view at May 10, 2019, Edition of the BASD e-News.


Link for 8th Grade Dance Volunteers (Kocon & Ellis) Parents & Guardians can sign up us prepare for the 8th Grade Dance to help setup during the day, donate food/drink items, and or cleanup after the dance. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fafae23a3ff2-8thgrade


Keystone Exams (Mayes) Keystone Exams for Algebra for 8th graders will be on May 15 & 16.


8th Grade Dance Tickets (Mayes) Tickets will be sold from Tuesday 5/28 to Friday 5/31 before the dance on Friday, May 31, 2019. Students will receive their tickets for the dance in 8th period on the day of the dance. Students MUST be in school for the day on Friday to attend the dance. Students will not be dismissed for hair or beauty appointments early from school. Students who are not present in 8th period will not receive their ticket and will not be permitted to attend the dance. Students who are absent from school will not be permitted to attend the dance.


8th Grade Moving Up Tickets (Mayes) Students will receive their tickets for the ceremony in 8th period on the day of the ceremony. Students MUST be in school for the day on Monday to attend the ceremony. Students will not be dismissed for hair or beauty appointments early from school. Students who are not present in 8th period will not receive their ticket and will not be permitted to attend the ceremony.


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.


“First Tee” Summer Golf (City of Bethlehem) Are interested in learning to play golf this summer? Check out the attached paperwork for a summer golf experience with First Tee!



  • 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 tryouts (Majorettes, Flags, Rifles, Honor Guard)


  • 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) The countdown is on! Summer is right around the corner.  Be sure your child isn’t left behind. Continue to check planners and Home Access Center to stay on top of assignments.  We have numerous activities scheduled for May and June and want to make sure everyone can participate. Team Lafayette teachers would like to thank the NMS Parent Group for an amazing Teacher Appreciation Luncheon last week.  It was delicious!


Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh)  We would like to congratulate all the performers in our choral, jazz and orchestra concerts this past week. These students work very hard to put on these programs for us. Nice Job!!!!!  IPR’s will be available this week. We encourage everyone to be on the Home Access Center checking grades as they change on a daily basis. Science projects are due on Monday and students have a topic test in Math.  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 two weeks ago about this weeks 7th grade Bike & Boat Trip.  Our team will be going on the trip either Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. 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 should have been completed, signed, and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. There are still students that HAVE NOT returned the papers and 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.  Students must wear closed toed shoes/sneakers (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, for example, a t-shirt with a jacket and shorts under longer sweatpants. In addition, students will need a packed lunch for the trip.

ELA (Mr. Falteich) – The last few students will be presenting their poetry projects and then we will begin our novel unit: American Literature – John Stenbeck’s, The Pearl.

Science (Mr. Pearson) – This week students will continue to learn about the process of cellular respiration.  They will be conducting a lab investigation on the effects of exercise on cellular respiration.

Team Penn State (7th) Follow us on social media!! (Twitter @NMSPennState) (Facebook @NMSTeamPennState) (Instagram pennstatenms) STUDENTS (on Monday’s trip)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 sweatpants.   ELA – This week, we will continue our final major project, argumentative speeches. Speeches are scheduled for May 22, 23, and 24th. Periods 7 & 8 will begin reading Monsters are Due on Maple Street. SCIENCE-We will be completing a survey of the specialized adaptations of invertebrates. This week also will include the highly anticipated activity of the earthworm dissection!  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.

Team East Stroudsburg (8th) (Twitter @NMSTeamESU)  History classes will be learning about the Antebellum period of the Civil War. Causes of the war and the economics of the dispute will be studied.  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.  Leadership Council is looking for volunteers and donations for our annual 8th grade dance on May 31st. Click on this link to sign up! Contact Mrs. Ellis for more information. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fafae23a3ff2-8thgrade


Team Northampton (8th) (Twitter @TeamSpartanNMS) –   Students are required to have their HEADPHONES daily.

History classes will look at continue to learn about the events leading up to the Civil War and the strengths and weaknesses of the North and the South.    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!  Leadership Council is looking for volunteers and donations for our annual 8th grade dance on May 31st.. Click on this link to sign up!Contact Mrs. Ellis for more information.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fafae23a3ff2-8thgrade


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 3-5PM 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 20. 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)  The Performing Arts Banquet is May 29.  Send in your RSVP forms. Rose Garden event is June 15.  Watch your email for more updates.

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) The 2019- 2020 Reading Olympics competition book lists are out and available in the library for students to pick up! 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 20. 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


5/13    Monday – Early morning band 7:15 am  INSIDE

5/14    Tuesday – Early morning band 7:15 am OUTSIDE

                           Brass & Woodwind Ensemble 3:05 pm

5/15    Wednesday – Early morning band 7:15 am OUTSIDE

                              String Ensemble 3:05 pm

5/16    Thursday – Early morning band 7:15 am INSIDE

                            Brass & Woodwind Ensemble 3:05 pm            




 – 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 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) Early morning rehearsals this week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Spring Concert May 20

Band Trip Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27

Nitschmann Color Guard tryouts (All sections: Majorettes, Flags, Rifles, Honor Guard)


  • 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 the Lions Got Pride Talent Show on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM. See talented Nitschmann students compete for prizes in front of an expert panel of judges. There will be singing, dancing, tumbling, twirling, ukulele, trumpet and trombones! Cheer on your favorites! $4 at the door supports Nitschmann’s Glee Club.

Weekly Choral Rehearsal Schedule:

5/13    Monday-3-5:00 PM Rehearsal in auditorium for talent show contestants only

5/14  Tuesday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for Glee members not in orchestra

                       3-4:00 PM Nitschmann Singers rehearsal

                       3-5:00 PM Rehearsal in auditorium for talent show contestants only

5/15    Wednesday-7:15 AM Rehearsal in auditorium for all Glee and Singers not in jazz

                              6:15 PM All Glee, Singers and contestants arrive in room 141 for talent show warm up

                               7:00 PM Lions Got Pride Talent Show

5/16    Thursday-7:15 AM Rehearsal for Nitschmann Singers only (No after school rehearsal)

                           6:00 PM All Glee and Singers at Liberty for Arts Event (Starts at 7:00. Free admission)

5/17    Friday-8:25 Activity period rehearsal for all Glee and Singers


2018-2019 Important Choral Performance Dates:  

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

May 29    Performing Arts Banquet 6PM ($8 per person due by May 17)

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


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