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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_4_18_Parent Weekly Email

Parent & Student Weekly Email

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

Sunday, April 18, 2021, to Sunday, April 25, 2021


  • 3rd Quarter Report Card Distribution. Report cards will be sent on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to your homes by US Mail. Returned mail to our office will require 2 new proofs of your updated address. 


  • End of Year Calendar Change: FYI that June 10th & 11 have been both changes to 11:30am Dismissals for all BASD Middle Schools. Please see the events listed below under Upcoming Dates for your calendars. 

  • Summer Programs! Nitschmann will be hosting several summer programs in July and August to help our students after this long school year. In addition to our regular August Ramp-Up Program”, we will be hosting several week-long day camps, connected to our favorite activities, to help students reconnect with school for the 2021-2022 school year. Stay tuned for day camp information & signups. 



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


Standardized Testing Information (PSSA & Keystones) 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) 


Upcoming Dates: 5/3-7 Staff Appreciation Week; 5/13 & 14 Spring Sports Pep Rally; 5/18 PA Primary Day – Schools Closed; 5/27 Lions Got Pride Talent Show; 5/31 Schools Closed, Memorial Day;  6/3-5 NMS School Musical “Hairspray”, Leadership Days; 6/10 Last Day of School for A-L/11:30 Dismissal/Activities for A-L 8th grade students; 6/11 Last Day of School for M-Z/11:30 Dismissal/Activities for M-Z 8th grade students


Day Date Cycle Day Notes Hybrid A-L Hybrid M-Z e-Classroom
Schoology Login Required for Attendance Daily!
Monday 4/19 Remote @ Home Day (Schoology Login Required for Attendance)

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

Tuesday 4/20 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Wednesday 4/21 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

3rd Quarter Report Card Distribution Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home
Thursday 4/22 Even Day


Earth Day In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Friday 4/23 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 4/26 Remote @ Home Day (Schoology Login Required for Attendance)

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

Tuesday 4/27 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Wednesday 4/28 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home
Thursday 4/29 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

In-Person @ School Remote @ Home Remote @ Home
Friday 4/30 Odd Day

Lion’s Pride Activity

Remote @ Home In-Person @ School Remote @ Home



School-wide Announcements 


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


-2020 Earned Income Tax Filing Deadline Extension.


-BASD’s Employee of the Month was recently Surprised at her school. See the video capturing the moment. 


-End of Year High School Event Video Announcement from Dr. Roy.


-Go on a Virtual Tour of the Communities in Schools with Dr. Roy, and President and CEO of CIS Tim Mulligan.


-East Hills Middle School’s production of Matilda The Musical will be shown on the big screen at Becky’s Drive Inn. For more details see this edition of the BASD eNews in the Upcoming Events Section.


BASD eNews from Dr. Roy – April 16, 2021


The ADL’s No Place for Hate Student Essay Contest: ( Dr. Sierra)- 

*Students will be writing a response to the ADL/NPFH essay topic during LEAD.

*Students do not have to participate in the contest, but will participate in the LEAD activity.

 For those entering the contest: All entries must be submitted by Friday, April 16, 2021. The link to submit the essay is below the topics.

Essay Topic (5th & 6th Graders): If there was a superhero that could eliminate hate, what qualities would they have? How could you be like this superhero and make your school a more respectful place?

Essay Topic (7th & 8th Graders): Identify a current day hero or hero from history who worked to make the world a more respectful and/or inclusive place. How did they do that, and how can you take what you learned from their story and make your school/community a more respectful and inclusive place?




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


📖April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! We have many titles by many poets including 

Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, and Robert Frost.🔖

When is the last time you offered to read to someone? Why not volunteer your reading skills to a younger sibling, cousin, or neighbor on VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DAY (April 20)? You can even do it over ZOOM!💻

📚BIG WORD DAY is April 21. What a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day to read a book!📚

💛💛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 ONLINE TUTORING:  Students connect online with Peer Mentor Network tutors, who are enthusiastic and share a common goal of helping their students succeed.. Sign up today: Peer Mentor Network


Free!  Dental Patients being accepted:

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



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 going to complete an Earth Day activity this week.  Please bring in an empty, cleaned, 2-litre soda bottle, and a pack of seeds (flower/plant of your choice).  We will use these to practice “reusing and repurposing” materials.  If you have a second bottle to bring in, it could help if a student has no soda bottles at home.   We are looking forward to nice weather next week to work on planting our seeds outside.  Finally, congratulations to our Reading Olympics competitors: Murtaza Ali, Vasilios Kandianis, Zoe Tarantino, and Gianna Villano!   


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

Congratulations to Nurbanu Calis, Ella Sherman, and Elle Surowiecki for their outstanding performance in this past week’s  Reading Olympics. Nitschmann’s two teams finished tied for first and second place.  Nice Job Lions!!! Also, congratulations to Gina Urbanavage and Jarlene Castillo for earning our Mountain Hawk Spotlight Award this week. 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 fourth marking period is here!!!!  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Walk, do not run to the finish line. Take your time, pay attention to the task at hand. There is still learning and work to be done. Follow the daily routine. Log into Schoology, look for and complete the daily assignments posted by your teachers for each of your classes.  This is the easiest way to keep up to date and to be sure your grades stay in good standing.  Check your grade report frequently to look for missing assignments and/or grades for which you can remediate. Finish Strong.  We Got This!!!


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

The fourth quarter started on Monday. Some students are already missing work. Please review grades on Schoology.

Team teachers are available before and after school for extra help.  If you are interested in attending, please talk to your teacher. Please also check your emails for team updates.


Team Kutztown (7th)(Twitter @TeamKutztown Team Leader Mr. Falteich) Thanks to all who were able to contribute to the Cay Galgon Life House Fundraiser through our annual Team Kutztown Baby Bottle Campaign. We were able to present them with a check for $491.58 – WELL DONE!  Math (Mrs. Evancho) – Reminder: All students should be bringing calculators to class with them! Science (Mr. Pearson) – This week students will have a test on cells on Tuesday, April 20th (A – L); Wednesday, April 21st (M – Z); and completed and submitted by Thursday, April 22nd (E-Classroom).  After the test, we will begin the next chapter on cellular respiration.  English (Mr. Falteich) – Students will practice using pronouns in both nominative and objective case..  Geography (Mr. Danyi) We will be starting our Asia unit. Students will be learning about the physical and human features of Asia.


Team Penn State (7th) (Twitter @NMSPennState/Facebook @NMSTeamPennState/ Instagram pennstatenms Team Leader Mrs. Getz) Please check your email for a new team policy regarding late work for the 4th marking period. Email Mrs. Getz with any concerns. 

ELA (Getz) – This week, we will finish a mini project for the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. We will move onto an excerpt from “An American Plague”.  Downey(ELA) – We will be reading The Three Questions. Students will be developing their own questions as we analyze the components of the story.   Geography: We will be starting our Asia unit this week. Students will be learning about the physical and human features of Asia.  Math:  Reminder:  All students should have their calculators with them in class every day.  Periods 3,6 and 9 are simplifying algebraic expressions, this week we’ll be using the distributive property to factor expressions.  Periods 2 and 8 are working on solving equations with an emphasis on showing the steps.  We’re working on multi-step equations with variables on both sides this week and will have a quiz in class on Tuesday/Wednesday..  Science: We will start a new unit on Evolution and Natural Selection this week, focusing on Darwin’s travels/findings and the different types of adaptations in animals. 


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

History classes will be focusing on Western Expansion, students will be analyzing different perspectives of expansion. Students will be expected to discuss the viewpoints of enslaved people, native Americans, and western settlers after a Tech book investigation.  ELA:  Students should be finished through chapter 5 of The Outsiders and preparing for a quiz on their next school day! Remember to plan your review sessions with your groups on Monday or Tuesday.  We will continue our character bio assignment by creating our “life size” characters this week, as well as analyzing the key themes that are emerging. HISTORY:  We are entering into the Federalist Era. The major events of Washington, Adams and Jefferson’s Presidencies will be covered this week.   SCIENCE: We are learning about potential and kinetic energy. There will be a quiz Thursday/Friday this week. 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)  

What a FANTASTIC  NCC team celebration we had last week!!!   In History, students will identify and describe the impact of the Industrial Revolution on working conditions, social classes and cultural reform. We will also take a look at the different points of view of interest groups on abolition as we head into the Civil War.  In Mrs. Hinkel’s ELA class, we will be presenting our discussion questions for “Inside Out and Back Again.” Students will also have a quiz on appositives on Tuesday, April 20 or Wednesday, April 21. We end the week with learning how to write a literary analysis paragraph.  In Mrs. Wallach’s ELA class, We are moving into literary analysis and will be writing a 5 paragraph essay based on our unit texts and identity. Science: The students will be getting ready for Earth Day by learning about Renewable and Nonrenewable resources.  Quiz will be May 3/4th.   In Grade 8 Math (Periods 4 and 9), students will be introduced to Pythagorean Theorem.   In Grade 8 Math (Period 3), students will continue to work on Two Way Tables and an introduction to Pythagorean Theorem.  In Algebra 1, students will be introduced to Rules of Exponents.

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

Music (Mrs. de Vries Twitter @ldevriesmusic)-Please remember to bring your encore folder and earbuds to all in-person classes. Complete weekly online assignments. Contact Mrs. de Vries for help. E-learners need to attend GoGuardian classes every Monday.


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 May with the Cosplay fashion show during Lion’s Pride in room 104. We are still accepting new members to the club. 


Art Club (Advisor Mrs. Lund) The Art Club students should come to room 011 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during Lion’s Pride. If you have conflicting morning activities see me and we can discuss other options.


Artsmart @ Banana Factory (Advisor Mrs. Lare)  The final session of Art Smart for Jewelry/Wiring is this Thursday, April 15.  Thank you for allowing your children to be part of this wonderful program with professional artists in the community.  New Art Smart classes will be offered in the fall.


Dance Team (Advisor Dr. Sierra) Activity pd. will be in front of 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, April 19th 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)  Nothing at this time.


German Club (Advisor Mrs. Sofka) Frühling ist hier! (Spring is here!) German club will meet Tuesday & Wednesday in Frau Sofka’s room 313 during Lion’s Pride! Last week we learned about the Swiss Alps and compared them to the Austrian and Italian Alps! This week we will be continuing our Films in German to brush up on our listening skills!


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)  Wednesday is the final day we are collecting for Road Trip Rescues. Any donation of food, toys, etc. is appreciated. 


Lion’s Pride (online school newspaper)  (Advisor Ms. Bouhana) We will meet during activity period on Wednesday. We are wrapping up our final Edition for the school year. Please complete your self reflections and submit to the drive before May 1st. Lion’s Pride Newspaper 2020-2021 Second Edition


Mathcounts (Advisor Mrs. Novatnak Lafey) Thank you for a great competition season!  I look forward to seeing the 6th and 7th graders next year!


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. Our next meeting will be 4/20-4/21 after school in room 104.


Nitschmann Dramatics (Advisor Mrs. Hriniak)    Check your email for the UPDATED schedule and rehearsal dates/times and UPDATED information for audio recording, filming, and performance information.


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. Mark calendars from March 30th (A-L) and 31st (M-Z) for our Afterschool Workshop


Reading Olympics (Advisor – Mrs. Nonnemacher    Congratulations to both of our teams! We are excited to announce that Team House of the Lions tied for first place and Team The Mysterious Nitschmann Society placed second in the competition held on April 15!! We are so proud of our Reading Olympics students!! Great job!! Thank you to Mr. Pearson, Mrs. Werkheiser and Ms. Roufakis for their help at the competition! 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. Our Ice cream and awards party has  been scheduled on  May 11th and 12th! It will be until 4:00 P.M.   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


Spanish Club (Advisor Ms. Bouhana) We will meet in room 201 during Activity Period. We will make a craft for Cinco de Mayo.


Student Lighthouse ( Advisors Mr. Kocon / Mrs. McLaughlin / Miss Bouhana) Meetings are in the cafeteria every Thursday/Friday. We will work on creating prizes for Leadership Day.


Step Team (Advisor Dr. SierraActivity pd. will be in front of 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 4/19 – Instrumental music student leadership council 9am

Tuesday 4/20 – String Orchestra A HYBRID students 7:15am

                         Jazz band A HYBRID during Lion’s Pride 8:30 – 9:06 am 

Wednesday 4/21 – String Orchestra Z HYBRID students 7:15am

                     Jazz band Z HYBRID during Lion’s Pride 8:30 – 9:06 am

Thursday 4/22 – Early morning band A HYBRID rehearsals begin at 7:15am 

(This is for all 6th, 7th & 8th grade band students)

LHS incoming 9th grade band & orchestra Zoom meeting

Friday 4/23 – Early morning band Z HYBRID rehearsals begin at 7:15am 

(This is for all 6th, 7th & 8th grade band students)




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

April 26 Combined jazz band rehearsal 8am

Combined string orchestra rehearsal 9am

May 3 Combined jazz band rehearsal 8am

Combined string orchestra rehearsal 9am

May 10 Combined marching band rehearsal 7:15 am

Combined jazz band rehearsal 8am

Combined string orchestra rehearsal 9am

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


7:30-8:45am Marching band

8:45-10am Jazz band

10-11:45 Chorus

11:45am – 1:00pm String orchestra

May 19 LHS majorette tryouts at 3:30pm  in the Liberty High School Band room.

*June 1      Music department spring concert and end of year celebration. 

(This is a new date.  Specifics will be sent out shortly)

August 9-13     Summer Band Camp 8am-12pm

August 16-20     Summer Band Camp 8am-12pm



School instrumental music lessons will continue on Zoom.

The lesson schedule and Zoom links are posted on your Cut Time calendar.

Did you forget which group you are in?  Click on the lessons folder in your Activity: Section 1-11 course in Schoology.




The virtual winter color guard performance can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDJuvmSmHPw&t=5s.


  • Rehearsals are before school at 7:15am on Thursdays/Fridays.
  • We are currently working on routines for the spring band performance.
  • 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.



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. (There is a transaction fee)


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

* Contact the treasurer at NIMAStreasurer@gmail.com if you have any questions.



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 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      4/19-10:00-11:15 AM Glee Rehearsal for all members at Nitschmann

Tuesday       4/20-Glee rehearsal for A-L during Lion’s Pride

Wednesday  4/21-Glee rehearsal for M-Z during Lion’s Pride

Thursday     4/22-3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal for A-L and MZ

Friday          4/23-3:05-4:00 Nitschmann Singers rehearsal for M-Z and AL


May 17th: Spring Concert recording day at Nitschmann. Wear a Nitschmann navy blue ID shirt or plain navy t-shirt. Masks and social distancing required. All participants must be symptom free.

              7:30-8:45am  Marching band

8:45-10am     Jazz band

9:30AM—Glee/Nitschmann Singers arrive for rehearsal

10-11:45am    Glee/Nitschmann Singers warm up and recording

11:45-1:00pm String orchestra



June 1: Music Department Spring concert and end of the year celebration at Nitschmann. We will be viewing the video produced on May 17th and handing out awards. Limited audience for safe viewing.



Lions/Lady Lions Athletics Updates (Twitter @NMS_Athletics)



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



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)

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)

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


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