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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

2021_3_21_Parent Weekly Email

Parent & Student Weekly Email

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

Sunday, March 21, 2021, to Sunday, March 28, 2021



  • 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.  Email Ms. Bouhana at nbouhana@basdschools.org for more information. 



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 M-Z & 5/20 A-L; 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 3/22 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


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


Yearbook Club Photos 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 3/29 Remote @ Home Day (Schoology Login Required for Attendance)

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

Tuesday 3/30 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Wednesday 3/31 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home
Thursday 4/1 No School

Spring Break

Friday 4/2 No School

Spring Break


School-wide Announcements 


Dr. Roy’s Weekly Message: This week’s BASD eNews is available to view at BASD eNews – March 19, 2021 Edition.


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


😜Spend National Goof Off Day (March 22) reading a funny book like the “I, Funny” series from James Patterson.😜

📚Friday, March 26 is “National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!” Let’s call it “Read a Library Book Day!”📚

🏀🏀Why not try 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)   We are focusing on Gods and Goddesses as well as Pharaohs of Egypt in our Social Studies classes.  We had all Hybrid students complete their IXL diagnostic, which is phenomenal!  Great job kids. “Personal Best” will be the theme for English classes.  Lastly, we are working through the unit on Space for Science.  Busy days for all!!


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: Abiel Gordillo-Fernandez, Destiney Green, Dylan Sparozic, Marissa Simmons. 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!


The end of the third marking period is quickly approaching!  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.  Team teachers are available before and after school for extra help.  If you are interested in attending, please talk to your teacher. 


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 students will continue to learn about the location, structure, and function of the different parts of a cell.  In addition, they will also learn about the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells, as well as, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.  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. 


Team Penn State (7th) (Twitter @NMSPennState/Facebook @NMSTeamPennState/ Instagram pennstatenms Team Leader Mrs. Getz

This week in Lion’s Pride, students will start to score their Final Four Basketball Brackets? Our winners will win a WaWa treat! 

ELA (Getz) – We will continue our Civil Rights / Human Rights poetry unit. Students will continue to work on writing their own Civil Rights / Human Rights poem, and create an image to compliment the poem.  Downey(ELA) – Students are reading 12 Angry Men.  Students will be evaluating characterization and plot development. We will be discussing our judicial system as well.  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 starting to simplify algebraic expressions.  Periods 2 and 8 are working on solving equations with an emphasis on showing the steps, which are more important than the answers right now.  Science: We will wrap up discussing photosynthesis, and then start an online simulation testing how different factors affect the rate of photosynthesis in plants. 


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

ELA:  We finished Monster—yay! Make sure that your digital folders are updated and complete for this week. In class, we will spend time reviewing the book and on Thursday/Friday, it’s TEST DAY!  Use the week to make sure you are familiar and comfortable with the book, so you can rock it on the test. HISTORY:  Constitution Unit: Students will be digging into the Articles, Sections and Clauses of the United States Constitution. This week there will be a Take Home Test on the Constitution.  SCIENCE: Round One of the EGG DROP LAUNCH is scheduled for 3/25 and 3/26. Winners will advance to the finals! MATH: 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 finish learning about Lewis and Clark’s expedition and understand the impact on the expansion of the United States.  The War of 1812 will be examined and it’s connection to the Star Spangled Banner.  In Mrs. Hinkel’s ELA class, we will apply our poetic terms “Theories in Time and Space” by Natasha Tretheway.  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 presentation based on discussion points about the novel.  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 Scatter Plots and Line of Best Fit..  In Grade 8 Math (Period 3), students will finish Relations and Functions and be introduced to Scatter Plots..  In Algebra 1, students will be introduced to Scatter Plots and Trend Lines.

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, be prepared to have PE class outside on the turf. Dress appropriately for the weather. Make sure to complete any 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)-

 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 April 13-14 during Lion’s Pride in room 104. We are still accepting new members to the club. Congratulations to our drawing contest winners: A-L was Mekhi and M-Z was Gia. 


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. We will focus our attention on New Bethany and items needed within our community.


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 picked their team names! We have Team “The Mysterious Nitschmann Society” and “Team House of the Lions”!  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 yearbook photos will be taken on Wednesday, March 24th  and Thursday, March 25th  at 11:00 A,M, in the gym. 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 3/22:   Winter Color Guard rehearsal and recorded performance 8am – 3pm.

                         Instrumental Music Leadership Council meeting via Zoom 9am. 

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

Tuesday 3/23: A Hybrid ALL String Orchestra students 7:15am

                      A Hybrid Jazz band 8:30am

Wednesday 3/24: Z Hybrid ALL String Orchestra students 7:15am

                      Z Hybrid Jazz band 8:30am

Thursday 3/25: A Hybrid Percussion and Color guard 7:15 am

                          YEARBOOK group photos during school

Friday 3/26: Z Hybrid percussion and Color guard 7:15am

                          YEARBOOK group photos during school           


March 2 – March 26  Jared bag items collection            

March 22  Winter Color Guard rehearsal and recorded performance.

March 24    Webinar for NEW incoming instrumental music parents at 7pm.

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 6 & 7   In-person jazz band begins during Lion’s Pride.

April 8 & 9    In-person band begins before school at 7:15am.

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.




Our pre-recording for the virtual Winter Performance is this Monday, March 22.  Students should plan to be at school from 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 and perform together at school.  Please make transportation arrangements, as buses will not be running on this day.  Students should enter at the gym doors.  We will have a chance to meet our fellow color guard students from the opposite day, rehearse all of our routines over the course of the morning, have lunch, and then record our performance.  Students can be picked up at 3:00.


Due to current safety procedures, we are not able to have a live audience.  Recorded performance footage will be edited by Mr. Braun and BASD Media.  Once the video is ready we will send out the link so you can enjoy the virtual performance from the comfort of your own home.


Please bring a bag lunch. The cafeteria will not be serving food on Monday, so please bring your own lunch. We also recommend bringing your ChromeBook so you can access your routines, documents, music, etc.  You can also work on your Monday assignments if there is a break.


What to Wear 

 Thursday Flags: blue Nitschmann sweatshirt, leggings, sneakers, mask 

 Thursday Majorettes: blue ID shirt, leggings, sneakers, mask 

 Friday Flags: purple tie-dye shirt, leggings, sneakers, mask, white shirt for America 

 Friday Majorettes: white shirt, leggings, sneakers, mask, scrunchie 

 Rifles: black shirt, black pants, sneakers, mask, red shirt for America 


 *We will have a few extra masks available just in case. Thank you for socially distancing, washing your hands, wearing your mask, cleaning your equipment, and keeping your fellow Color Guard members safe!



 Majorettes: bring your baton 

 Flags: Mrs. Hriniak will have the flag bag with your flags 

 Rifles: Mrs. Hriniak will have the rifle bag with the performance rifles 

 *remember to wipe down all equipment when you are done



 All sections: 


your individual set of 8 for Confident

your section’s 4 sets of 8 for Take Me Home 


 Thursday Flags: Firework 

 Thursday Majorettes: Animal 

 Friday Flags: I Gotta Feeling 

 Friday Majorettes: Don’t Start Now 

 Rifles: Dancing in the Dark


We will review these details at our regular early morning rehearsals on Thursday 3/18 and Friday 3/19.  Following the winter performance, we will continue to rehearse on Thursday and Friday mornings as we prepare for the spring season.  Watch for exciting updates and information for the spring concert!

Mrs. Hriniak


  • 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, April 21 at 7:30PM.
  • 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?


  • 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 www.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: Mention the NItschmann instrumental fundraiser when you book your appointment.


Amazon Smile – Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Go to http://www.nmsim.org/announcements/amazon-smile/ for more information.




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       3/22-10:15-10:55 AM Glee Zoom (Link on our Schoology page)

Tuesday       3/23-Glee rehearsal for A-L during Lion’s Pride

Wednesday  3/24-Glee rehearsal for M-Z during Lion’s Pride

Thursday     3/25-3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal for A-L 

Friday          3/26-3:05-4:00 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)


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 Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Tuesday Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Wednesday Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Thursday Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Friday Practice 3:15 to 5:00


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


Weekly Schedule
Monday, 3/15 Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Tuesday, 3/16 Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Wednesday, 3/17 Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Thursday, 3/18 Practice 3:15 to 5:00
Friday, 3/19 Practice 3:15 to 5:00



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