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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.

Dr. Mayes & Mr. Horlick

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MIDDLE – FAQs for Parents about PSSAs and Keystone Exams – Google Docs

Parent & Student Weekly Email

Nitschmann Middle School Weekly Update, Home of the Nitschmann Nation!

Sunday, March 14, 2021, to Sunday, March 21, 2021


  • 3rd Quarter IPR Distribution: 3rd Quarter IPRs have been mailed to your homes. Please review with your child at this mid-quarter checkpoint for their 3rd Quarter grades. 



  • Wear Green 3/16 and 3/17 to show your school spirit. The homeroom with the most participation at each grade level will win a treat! Green socks and other green merchandise will be available during homeroom while supplies last.  Go Green!


  • Our March Madness Competition has begun. Students will compete by grade level to see which gets the highest completion score the first week and will earn an ice cream party. Throughout the remainder of the month students will compete individually to enter different tiers for raffles based on growth demonstrated in their diagnostics.


  • Student Lighthouse is asking for donations of candy, snacks, or amazon gift cards to be raffled off as prizes to the winners of our March Madness Competition. Please drop off any donations in room 201 or 209. Thank you for your support. 



Links to Review

BASD Parent Portals Link (Schoology, Home Access Center, SchoolCafe, etc.)

BASD Dashboard & Internet Provider Resources at this link.  


Upcoming Dates to Be Proactive! Weekly Schedule & Highlights NMS Website & BASD NMS Event Calendar


Keystone Exam Testing 5/19 & 5/20; PSSA Exam Testing A-L Students (5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3) M-Z Students (5/26, 5/28, 6/2, 6/4) 6/4 Tentative Date 8th Grade Dance; 6/9 Tentative Date 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 6pm


Day Date Cycle Day Notes Hybrid A-L Hybrid M-Z e-Classroom
Schoology Login Required for Attendance Daily!
Monday 3/15 Remote @ Home Day (Schoology Login Required for Attendance)

e-Classroom Meetings in afternoon (12pm-3pm)

WL T3 Begins for 6th Graders

Encore R5 Begins for all students

Tuesday 3/16 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green! In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Wednesday 3/17 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green! Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home
Thursday 318 Even Day


In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Friday 3/19 Even Day


Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home


Day Date Cycle Day Notes Hybrid A-L Hybrid M-Z e-Classroom
Schoology Login Required for Attendance Daily!
Monday 3/22 Remote @ Home Day (Schoology Login Required for Attendance)

e-Classroom Meetings in afternoon (12pm-3pm)

Tuesday 3/23 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

NMS Spelling Bee In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Wednesday 3/24 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home
Thursday 3/25 Even Day


In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Friday 3/26 Even Day


Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home



School-wide Announcements 


Dr. Roy’s Weekly Message: This week’s edition of the BASD eNews features:


-Important Dates including the PSSA and Keystone Testing Dates.


-Did you know that if you donate $20 to the YWCA for their Pop Up Prom Shop – a teen will receive a prom gown, make up bag, and a chance to win a photoshoot? For more details, see the YWCA section.  


-This week’s dinner recipe for Ravioli Lasagna.


BASD eNews from Dr. Roy – March 12, 2021


Schoolwide Library Services (Werkheiser) 

Email Mrs. Werkheiser at lwerkheiser@basdschools.org for help with books or services! 

The library website is full of resources for students. 👉https://beth.libguides.com/NitschmannMiddleSchool

🛑Remember to shut down your Chromebook EVERY DAY


Do you know the best way to celebrate NATIONAL PEANUT LOVERS DAY on March 15? Learn about George Washington Carver and all of the experiments he did with peanuts. We have several books about him in the Biography Section. 

☘☘Celebrate March with a green book for ST. PATRICK’S DAY 

or a basketball book for MARCH MADNESS.🏀🏀

💛💛Have you seen the yellow bookmarks in the library books yet?? NMS Staff chose their favorite books, and YOU can check them out or look through the shelves to find out which ones were chosen. You might find out that you and your teacher like the same book!💛💛

Schoolwide Library Services (Werkheiser) 


While you are learning at home, Nitschmann Middle School Library books are available for you to check out and read! 


It’s easy!

Step 1: Browse through the NMS Library collection on OPAC in my Libguides website. 



Step 2: Email me the titles of one or two books that you would like to check out at 



Step 3: Wait for a return email from me, letting you know that your books can be picked up from the cart between the front doors at Nitschmann. 


MathCounts Update:  (Lafey)

Congratulations to Stefan Christiansen who qualified to represent Nitschmann at the Chapter Invitational Competition later this month.  He ranked 14th out of students from schools throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos.  Stephanie Zheng was 22nd and Carsten Rothbauer was 25th.  Great Job!



Student Services Updates:

Contact Members of the Student Services Team by email: Mr. Horlick, Assistant Principal; Mrs. Scott, SSC Guidance Secretary; Mrs. Falcone, SSC Attendance Secretary


 Schoology Directions for Parents


6th Grade: Mrs. Hipp’s Counseling Google Site for Students


7th Grade: Ms. Stewart’s Counseling Google Site for Students


8th Grade: Mr. Kehler’s Counseling Google Site for Students



Free!  Dental Patients being accepted:

Cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments and more to be offered.



Free!  Parenting Teens Series: 

Registration Required. 7 Mondays, Begins March 8th.


Registration Required. 7 Tuesdays, Begins March 9th



https://www.safe2saypa.org/  If you have a concern for the well being of a fellow student or yourself, you can make an anonymous referral to SAFE2SAY. 



Core & Encore Team Updates 

Team Lafayette (6th) (Twitter @NMSLafayette Team Leader Mrs. Hackman)   This week was filled with activities revolving around Ancient Egypt and Space.  Kids have also been completing their diagnostics in math.  Our Pride of the Lions winners were: Donjamel, Polina, and Nathan… congratulations!  Remember to wear GREEN on Tuesdays and Wednesday.   Remember, mid-quarter reports are set in Home Access Center for the first half of the 3rd quarter.


Team Lehigh (6th) (Twitter @NMSTeamLehigh/ Facebook @NitschmannTeamLehigh Team Leader Mrs. Oliver

Congratulations to the following students for earning our Mountain Hawk Spotlight Awards this week: Joel Berry, Stella Georgalas, Shayla Shive, and Logan Vella. This is an award that Lehigh teachers give to students who soar above the rest! Students earn a certificate and are recognized at our team celebrations. Way to go – we are proud of you for leading the way for our team!


Believe it or not the end of the third quarter is right around the corner.  Check your grade report in Schoology to see if all your grades are in good standing. Look not only for missing assignments, but also assignments for which you did not do well on and you may be able to remediate. This process of checking on your grades should be part of your weekend routine!!!


Team Moravian (6th) – (Twitter @NMSTeam Moravian/Facebook@NMSTeamMoravian Team Leader Mrs. Roufakis)  

Please continue to check the grade report for missing assignments.  Some students need to redo math assignments because of missing work.  Congratulations to our Pride of the Lions – Elizabeth Krausz, Sierra Schmoyer, Katie Drabouski, and Liam Perry. 


Team Kutztown (7th)(Twitter @TeamKutztown Team Leader Mr. Falteich) – Math (Mrs. Evancho) – Reminder: All students should be bringing calculators to class with them! Science (Mr. Pearson) – This week we will be starting a new chapter on the discovery of cells and the structure and function of cells.  Students will learn about how cells were discovered and the location, structure, and function of the different parts of a cell.  English (Mr. Falteich) – This week students will review characterization and begin discussing courtroom terms in preparation for the class’s reading of 12 Angry Men.. Hopefully the speech will be a positive and memorable educational experience. Geography (Mr. Danyi) We will continue to learn about different European countries and the people who live there. 



This week in Lion’s Pride, students will have a change to fill out their own March Madness brackets. Who will be our winner? 

ELA (Getz) – We will continue our Civil Rights / Human Rights poetry unit. Students will work towards writing their own Civil Rights / Human Rights poem.  Downey(ELA) – We are finished We Beat the Street. Timeline projects should be finished Wednesday.  Timelines are testing students’ ability to summarize.   Geography: We will continue to learn about different European countries and the people who live there.  Math:  Reminder:  All students should have their calculators with them in class every day.  Periods 3,6 and 9 are working with applications of the percent – this week it’s interest.  Periods 2 and 8 are working with algebraic expressions.  Science: We will continue to learn about cell respiration and begin discussing photosynthesis.


Team DeSales (8th) (Team Leader Mrs. Pogue):   Instagram @NMSTeamDSU8  

ELA:  We will finish up our jigsaw on youth crime/imprisonment/reform and review our reading of Monster up to page 200.  Don’t forget to complete journal entry #5 in response to the TED Talk!  HISTORY:  Constitution Unit: Students will be digging into the Articles, Sections and Clauses of the United States Constitution.  SCIENCE: Get ready for your science on Balanced and Unbalanced Forces on Thursday and Friday! We’ll be reviewing in class, but you also have notes to review. Start the marking period off strong! MATH: All folder work is due by Monday night, 3/1, at midnight in order to be counted on your progress report. Remember… No Zeroes = Donuts! Algebra1 will have their Topics 2 & 4 Exam (finally!) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Parents: You may use these links to see what your child’s week ahead in math looks like. [DSU Math 8 Weekly Agenda] [DSU Algebra 1 Weekly Agenda]


Team Northampton (8th) (Twitter @TeamSpartanNMS Team Leader Mrs. Hood)  

In History, students will be working in stations as they learn about the Age of Jefferson and the expansion of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. In Mrs. Hinkel’s ELA class, we will apply our poetic terms “Theories in Time and Space” by Natasha Tretheway. Quizzes on misplaced and dangling modifiers are scheduled for March 18 and 19.   In Wallach’s ELA class, we are continuing to read The Outsiders. We are working on giving detailed responses with text-based evidence along with higher-level thinking skills. Students are currently reading chapters 9-10 and working on a character biopoem.  Science: The students will be participating in the Egg Drop Lab. This will be an “All in Class” assignment. The Egg Drop Launch Day is scheduled for March 25/26.    In Grade 8 Math (Periods 4 and 9), students will be introduced to Relations and Functions..  In Grade 8 Math (Period 3), students will be introduced to Relations and Functions..  In Algebra 1, students will be introduced to Relations and Functions.

Team Pitt (Encore) (Twitter @NMSTeamPitt Team Leader Mrs. Hoffman Mrs. Hoffman

Music (Mrs. de Vries Twitter @ldevriesmusic)-Welcome to rotation 5 students! Please remember to bring your encore folder and earbuds to all in-person classes. E-learners need to attend virtual class starting this Monday. Log on to Schoology at the following times: 6th grade-12:00, 7th grade 1:15 and 8th grade 2:30.

Health and Fitness: As we enter spring and warm weather, make sure to be prepared to have PE class outside on the turf. Make sure to complete outstanding assignments before the marking period ends. Speak with your teachers for questions, comments and concerns. 


Team Bloomsburg (Encore World Language and Library) (Twitter @NMSBloomsburg / Team Leader Dr. Sierra)-

Welcome to your new language course.  You will soon be able to choose which language you want to study for gr. 7 and 8.  Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.  Please note due dates and times written on assignments.  We are available via email.  If you would like a conference call, email your teacher so a go guardian call can be set up. 


Extracurricular Activities

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


AM Basketball (Advisor Dr. Mayes) None at this time.  


Anime Club (Advisors Ms. Fehr/Mrs. Wallach)  Our next meeting will be March 16-17 during Lion’s Pride in room 104. We are still accepting new members to the club. Listen for announcements. 


Art Club (Advisor Mrs. Lund) The Art Club students should come to room 011 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during Lion’s Pride. Bring your drawings with you so we can get back on track after the crazy winter schedule!! If you have conflicting morning activities see me and we can discuss other options.


Artsmart @ Banana Factory (Advisor Mrs. Lare)  The Winter/Spring Art Smart classes from the Banana Factorystarted last week!  The Tuesday creative writing class is held from 3:10 – 4:10 in Mrs. Lare’s class, Room 317. Students should bring a pen and pencil.  The Thursday jewelry/wiring class is held from 3:10 – 4:10 in Mrs. Lund’s ground floor art class.  All materials will be provided. There are still spaces available in each class, but this week is the last week students may sign up.  PLEASE NOTE: WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY HYBRID STUDENTS AND E-CLASS STUDENTS MAY SIGN UP FOR AND JOIN THE CLASSES VIA ZOOM.  Email Mrs. Lare right away if you are interested: alare@basdschools.org  Students who have already signed up should return their permission forms to Mrs. Lare.


Course descriptions are below:


Creative Writing with Josh Berk

“The creative writing program is called Write Now! and is offered in conjunction with the Bethlehem Area Public Library. Author/Library Josh Berk makes writing fun. Students will learn about all different types of creative writing – poetry, fiction, memoir, and more – then try their hand at each.  We will work together to publish a literary journal to share creations in a fun and creative way.” 


Jewelry and Wirework with Allison Mackenzie

“Twist, tie, wrap, and bend.”  Work with wire, leather, and beads to explore ancient jewelry making techniques with your own modern creativity. No special tools needed – everything easily made with supplied kits. This session will explore Native American wire dream catcher pendants, Nordic leather cord knotting, and Celtic inspired braided wire.”


Dance Team (Advisor Dr. Sierra) Activity pd. will be in the auditorium on Tue/Wed. After school practices are Thursday and Friday until 4.


Environmental Club (Advisor Ms. Stewart)Our next meeting will be held on Monday, March 22nd at noon. New members are welcomed to participate. For more information, please search for our club on Schoology. Information and zoom links will be posted there.


French Club(Advisor Mrs. Lare)  Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 16! All French classes will be celebrating throughout the week.  Students are encouraged to wear the Mardi Gras colors – purple, green, and gold – on their day in French. Students will have the option of making an on-line or actual mask in class. If they’d like to make the latter, they may bring their own arts & crafts decorations. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll! 


German Club (Advisor Mrs. Sofka) Hallo alle! German club will meet Tuesday & Wednesday in Frau Sofka’s room 313 during Lion’s Pride! This week we will be testing your German knowledge by playing a German Trivia Game and watching a Film in German!


Fitness Club ( Advisor Mrs. Oliver)  None at this time. 


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


Intramurals (Advisor Mr. Ortwein)  None at this time. 


Lacrosse Intramurals: (Advisor Ms. Weinert ) None at this time.  


Leadership Council (Advisor Mr. Kocon) None at this time. 


Lion Service Club (Advisor Mrs. McLaughlin)  Thank you to everyone who donated used eyewear for the Lion’s Club who will have the glasses reconditioned and distributed on mission trips.  Our next project will be in February. Once again, we will be collecting for Roadtrip Rescues. Please look for more information to come out. Members–our next meeting will be on 3/8 at 12:00pm.


Lion’s Pride (online school newspaper)  (Advisor Ms. Bouhana) We will meet during activity period on Wednesday. The link can be found in the calendar in our Schoology group. Lion’s Pride Newspaper 2020-2021 Second Edition


Mathcounts (Advisor Mrs. Novatnak Lafey

Congratulations to Stefan who finished 14th in the Chapter Competition and qualified to attend the Chapter Invitational Competition on 2/25.  I’d also like to congratulate Stephanie, who finished 22nd, and Carsten, who finished 25th.  All students who participated should be able to log into the AOPS website to see their answers and the correct ones, as well as the questions.

Stefan took the Chapter Invitational Competition this week, results will be available Thursday evening.

Any questions?  Please contact Mrs. Lafey, nnovatnak@basdschools.org


National Junior Honor Society  (Advisors Mrs. Wallach/Mrs. Druckenmiller) (Twitter-@Njhs_Nitschmann; Instagram- @Njhs_Nistchmann ) We discussed service projects at our meeting and upcoming events. Please check Schoology for updates. Our next tutoring session is 3/18-3/19 after school in room 303. All grade levels are encouraged to attend for extra help. 


Nitschmann Dramatics (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak)    Rehearsals now go until 5:00.  Check your email for the March schedule.  See the update emails from Mrs. Hriniak for information.  Keep doing some online research about Hairspray background topics so you have a better understanding of our show.  Listen to your music at home and read your script so you know the show forwards, backwards, and inside-out!


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


Photography Club: Please consider donating to our Donors Choose fundraiser for cameras and studio equipment. Feel free to share our project with others as well. Please use this link (https://bit.ly/2N3B2lS) Any questions, please contact Ms. Krause at rkrause@basdschools.org

Christmas City Studio will be visiting on Tuesday, March 16th to drop off Donations for our club.
Mark calendars from March 30th (A-L) and 31st (M-Z) for our Afterschool Workshop


Reading Olympics (Advisor – Mrs. Nonnemacher) Our two teams have been picked and we are excited for the competition on April 15! The students have been working hard all year reading the books on the competition book list and writing summaries. Due to the pandemic, It will be done virtually this year with other middle schools through Zoom in the library. It will begin at 3:30 P.M. Information will be sent home this week with all of the details. We will continue to meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays as teams during Lion’s Pride in the library. 

Our Nitschmann Mask fundraiser will continue during the time we meet.  (Mrs. Werkheiser will also sell them throughout the day in the library if you can’t make it during Lion’s Pride on a Tuesday or Wednesday) They are $10.00 a piece.. Please contact Mrs. Nonnemacher, Mr. Pearson or Mrs. Werkheiser if you have any questions. 


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


The Lion’s Den School Store  (Advisors Ms. Roufakis & Mrs. Evancho

Application for 6th graders

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


Save the Sea Turtles Club (Advisor Mrs. Oliver)  None at this time. 


**Ski & Snowboard Club (Advisors Mr. Downey and Mrs. Druckenmiller) Passes were handed out.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Downey. Please utilize your passes at your convenience.  


Spanish Club (Advisor Ms. Bouhana) We will meet virtually at 11:30 Monday. The link can be found in the calendar in our Schoology group.


Student Lighthouse ( Advisors Mr. Kocon / Mrs. McLaughlin / Miss Bouhana) We meet every Tuesday for A-L students and every Wednesday for M-Z students during activity period. These meetings are mandatory for all members, unless you have spoken with one of us prior. Meet in room 201. Email us if you have any questions or concerns.


Step Team (Advisor Dr. SierraActivity pd. will be in the auditorium on Tue/Wed. After school practices are Thursday and Friday until 4.


Strategy Club (Advisor Mr. Kehler) Want to participate, request to join the group, or email Mr. Kehler to get the Schoology group link.    


Yearbook (Advisor Mrs. Markovic & Mrs. Gomez) 




Nitschmann Middle School Performing Arts Department Updates

Nitschmann Middle School Instrumental Music Website (Click Here!)

Mr. Daniel Zettlemoyer, Instrumental Music 


Monday 3/15: Instrumental Music Leadership Council meeting via Zoom 9am. 

                        (Link is on Schoology in the INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOLDER.)

Tuesday 3/16: A Hybrid ALL String Orchestra students 7:15am

                      A Hybrid Jazz band 8:30am

Wednesday 3/17:




Thursday 3/18: A Hybrid Percussion & Color guard 7:15am

Friday 3/19: Z Hybrid Percussion & Color guard 7:15am


March 2 – March 26  Jared bag items collection

March 17  NIMAS general membership meeting 7:30 PM via Zoom. 

                    *IMPORTANT – Mr. Zettlemoyer will be presenting the return to in person band and jazz band plan.            

March 22  Winter Color Guard rehearsal and recorded performance.

March 24    Webinar for NEW incoming instrumental music parents.

March 25    A Hybrid yearbook club photos for band, orchestra, jazz band & color guard

March 26    Z Hybrid yearbook club photos for band, orchestra, jazz band & color guard

April 21  NIMAS general membership meeting 7:30 PM via Zoom.

May 12  NIMAS general membership meeting 7:30 PM via Zoom.

May 19  Spring instrumental and choral concert. (This date is tentative pending administrative approval)

May 25  RAIN DATE for spring instrumental and choral concert. (This date is tentative pending administrative approval)


Even during the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the middle school instrumental music program found a way to celebrate music in our schools. Enjoy this performance featuring musicians from all four of our middle schools, coming together for this one of a kind concert.





1) Lesson schedules and Zoom links are located in the students Activity 1-11 course on Schoology.

2) This is a short video on HOW TO FIND YOUR LESSON DAY, TIME, and ZOOM LINK.


  • Rehearsals are before school at 7:15am on Thursdays/Fridays.
  • We are currently working on routines for the Winter Performance.
  • Our pre-recording date for the virtual Winter Performance has been rescheduled for Monday March 22, 8:00am to 3:00pm in the gym. Because this is a normal Monday home learning day, we will be able to have both A-L and M-Z groups rehearse together at school in the gym before recording our performance. Please make transportation arrangements, as buses will not be running on this day.

More details will be sent out closer to March 22, but at this time please update your calendar to cancel the evening of March 3 and save the date for Monday March 22 during the day.

  • Review basic skills, spins, and routines.
  • YOUTUBE Playlist of skills, spins, and routines.


    • The next NIMAS general membership meeting is on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30PM.
  • IMPORTANT: Mr. Zettlemoyer will be presenting the return to in person band and jazz band plan. 
  • If you received an invitation email from Mr. Zettlemoyer from Cut Time, that is because you need to complete the activation of your Cut Time profile.
  • The $25 registration fee has been added to your child’s financial obligation page on Cut Time. There are 3 ways you can make a payment.
  • You can use funds from your fair share account. Please email the treasurer at NIMAStreasurer@gmail.com if you would like to use your fair share to pay the registration fee.
  • You can pay online with a credit or debit card.
  • You can mail a check to: (Make your check payable to NIMAS. Write your child’s full name on the memo line.)


1002 W. Union Boulevard

Bethlehem, PA 18018

If you have any questions, please contact the treasurer at NIMAStreasurer@gmail.com.



The Nitschmann Middle School band and orchestra is collecting NEW items for the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.

Our goal is to fill 100 bags to help make a child’s stay in the hospital a brighter experience. Help us make a huge difference and put a smile on a child’s face!

Please see the attached list of accepted donations. No glass or food items. You can view the list of items here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n7PSb3BP8FNODuirnEvdXC4hloZFI_fW/view?

Please drop off your donation in the boxes located outside the band room beginning Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and running through Friday, March 26, 2021.




  • Help raise funds for our Instrumental Music Program while enjoying a salon experience at Among Friends Hair & Nail Design. Among Friends Hair & Nail Design will generously donate a portion of sales from the salon service that you receive. Appointments must be booked by May 28, 2021.

Visit https://amongfriends.vpweb.com/ for a complete list of services.

Among Friends Hair & Nail Design

77 W Broad St Ste 16C

Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 866-4789

Please note:

Book your appointment through May 28, 2021.

Please mention the NIMAS FUNDRAISER when booking your appointment.




Choral Music (Twitter @ldevriesmusicMrs. Linda de Vries, Glee & Nitschmann Singers Director    

Mrs. Jody Parris, Choral Music Director


Do you love to sing? Come and join Glee Club, Nitschmann’s chorus! Watch our 2020 spring celebration video to take a peek into our beautiful choral family: Glee Celebration Video. Hybrid students are currently meeting in person during Lion’s Pride time. Come prepared to sing outside if the weather is nice. We also have weekly Zoom rehearsals every Monday from 10:15-10:55. Students interested in Glee should register at this link: Glee Registration

Please see Mrs. de Vries with any questions. Let’s keep the family growing!


Please stay in touch by checking our Schoology page for current information!


Rehearsal Schedule

Monday       3/15-10:15-10:55 AM Glee Zoom (Link on our Schoology page)

Tuesday       3/16-Glee rehearsal for A-L during Lion’s Pride

Wednesday  3/17-Glee rehearsal for M-Z during Lion’s Pride

Thursday     3/18-3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal for A-L 

Friday          3/19-3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal for M-Z


Spring Concert: 7:00 PM on May 19 outside location TBA (Nitschmann Singers, Glee and Instrumental students)



Lions/Lady Lions Athletics Updates (Twitter @NMS_Athletics)



Cheerleading (Head Coach Mrs. Long kllong@basdschools.org)


Basketball games this week Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. If you are in school, you can change after school. If you are home, you should come dressed and ready at 3:05 at the gym doors. 

Upon arrival, check in with the trainer to answer the covid questions. 


Weekly Schedule
Monday None None
Tuesday Practice during Lion’s Pride None
Wednesday Practice during Lion’s Pride None
Thursday None None
Friday None None



Boys Football (Head Coach Mr. Shemanski  mshemanski@basdschools.org)

Co-Ed Cross Country (Head Coach Miss Schwartz lschwartz@basdschools.org)

Girls Volleyball (Head Coach Mrs. Hinkel ahinkel@basdschools.org)

Girls Field Hockey (Mr. Burzynski bburzynski@basdschools.org)



Boys MS Basketball (Head Coach Mr. Wills)


Return uniforms and passes to Coach Rodenbach in room 306.


Girls MS Basketball (Head Coach Mr. Ortwein jortwein@basdschools.org)

Boys & Girls LHS HS Wrestling (Head Coach Mr. Hall)



Girls MS Softball (Head Coach Mr. Kocon ekocon@basdschools.org)


Weekly Schedule
Monday None None
Tuesday Tryouts @ NMS 3:15pm-4:45pm
Wednesday Tryouts @ NMS 3:15pm-4:45pm
Thursday Tryouts @ NMS 3:15pm-4:45pm
Friday Tryouts @ NMS 3:15pm-4:45pm


Co-Ed MS Soccer (Head Coach Mr. Rodenbach srodenbach@basdschools.org )


Weekly Schedule
Monday, 3/15 Tryouts for Everyone Begins! 3:15 to 5:00
Tuesday, 3/16 Tryouts for Everyone. 3:15 to 5:00
Wednesday, 3/17 Tryouts for Everyone. 3:15 to 5:00
Thursday, 3/18 Tryouts for Everyone.

Team will be chosen.

3:15 to 5:00
Friday, 3/19 Practice 3:15 to 5:00




ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT COACH RODENBACH at the above email address.



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