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District Announcements
Blackhawk Technology Survey

Please assist the Blackhawk School District by participating in a short survey dealing with educational technology and services.  The results of the survey will be used to assist in improving district technology services.

DAY OF HOPE sponsored by Beaver County YMCA
September 20th, 2014 will be a great day for the people of Beaver County. On that day Convoy of Hope, an
international compassion based organization will provide several thousand dollars of goods and services to our
residents. We will partner with many organizations to bring hope and lasting change. Convoy of Hope is
holding "A Day of Hope" at the Beaver County YMCA. There will be grocery distribution, health screening,
haircuts, family portraits, entertainment, BBQ lunch, a kid's zone, career and education fair and several other
community and social service organizations. This will be a free event to any resident of Beaver County. We
would be honored to have you attend this event as one of our guests of honor. If you'd like to attend please
complete the attached form by clicking HERE and  mail it to Network of Hope Beaver County PO Box 233 New Brighton, Pa 15066.  You can also register online at our website:
The Blackhawk Aquatics program has something for everyone this school year.  There is the community open swim , water aerobics, learn-to-swim lessons, the swim club for our young competitive swimmers and new this year – Dryland on Deck, a strengthening program for swimmers.
Please click  flyers for additional details.  If you have further questions you can contact Aquatic Director and Head Coach of Blackhawk Swimming and Diving at or 724-312-2338.​   Fall Learn to Swim    Fall Aquatic Program     Fall Water Aerobic
Beaver County schools receive Highmark grants
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:00 am
PITTSBURGH -- Exercising in gym class used to mean calisthenics.  Otherwise, it was a time when teams were picked and the sports of the season were played.  Those days are long gone, especially in places like Blackhawk School District, where teachers are emphasizing the educational aspects of physical education, says Natalie Nicolette, a Blackhawk teacher.  Fitness and exercise and how they relate to overall health is the emphasis now, Nicolette said. “We’re looking to stay current with fitness trends.”That’s why a $10,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based Highmark Foundation is appreciated at Blackhawk, she said.  “This is a huge deal for us,” she said.
Blackhawk was one of four Beaver County school districts awarded the grants. The district will use the grant for staff development and training to continue the transformation of gym class into something that truly can be called physical education, Nicolette said, adding that all of the physical education teachers in the district collaborated to apply for the grant.  The other schools in the county receiving awards were Beaver Area School District, which got $5,000 to fund a cardio-wellness program, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Hopewell, which got $2,500 to fund a fitness program and Western Beaver School District, which was given $5,000 to fund a Wii (video game)-based program, according to Highmark.
The grants were part of $311,950 in money awarded by the foundation, which is an arm of the health care/insurance provider based in Pittsburgh.  Those eligible included public school districts, vocational, private, parochial and charter schools in the Highmark Foundation’s 29-county western Pennsylvania service area.  “Since a large portion of a child’s day is spent in school, the school environment is regarded as one of the most effective settings to promote health and wellness,” Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation, said in a news release. “These grants support schools who are diligently working to help children develop healthy behaviors. Through this program, we are proud to continue the foundation's commitment to the health of our children.”  The Highmark Foundation's "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grant program is now in its second year, with overall grant-making for the program now totaling more than $940,000 for programs in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Town Hall Meeting Video
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Kerber held a Town Hall Meeting at Highland Middle School titled "State of the District".  Please click here to see the video, recorded by Cy Fox, Junior at BHS.
If you would like to view the powerpoint presentation slides, please click
Spanish Anyone?
All students, parents, and community members of the Blackhawk School District are invited to enroll in a free online Spanish course. Cada Día will be offered through the Canvas Network beginning September 22nd and ending December 1st. Those enrolled in this course will have the option of learning Spanish at their own pace and will be offered live conversational sessions as well. No prior exposure to Spanish is necessary. Registration information and course details can be found using the following link. Please email Mr. Ricciardi at with any questions.
Attention Seniors:
Your graduation project is due on Friday October 3rd.  The first graduation project mentoring session will be September 12th.  This will be the only meeting prior to the due date for the project, so please be sure to bring all materials that you need to review with your mentor on September 12th.
Graduation Project Help Sessions will be held after school on the following dates in the library. 
September 8, September 15, September 22, & September 29.  All sessions will begin at 2:30 and end at 3:30. 
School Board Member
If you are interested in applying for the zone 3 vacant school board position to fulfill the term ending in 2015, please submit a letter of interest to Jerry Wessel, 500 Blackhawk Rd  Beaver Falls, PA  15010. Zone 3 includes parts of Chippewa Township District, Patterson Heights, and Patterson Township.  Please contact Jerry Wessel, 724-846-6600 ext. 1004 or for more information.  All letters must be received by September 16, 2014.
Bus Schedule 2014-2015
Click here for the 2014-2015 bus schedule
Superintendent Message
Please click here for a message from Dr. Kerber, Superintendent
Board Meetings
The remainder of the Board of School Directors meetings will be held at Highland Middle School in the LGI room at 7:30 PM

The Board of School Directors of the Blackhawk School District will conduct its regular monthly business meetings at 7:30 p.m. as follows:

August 28
September 18
October 16
November 20

December 2 (Reorganization Meeting)
State of the District Address
Please click here to read the State of the District Address by Dr. Melanie Kerber
Student Accident Insurance
Please click here for Student Insurance brochure
Free and Reduced Price Family Application
Please click here to download the 2014-2015 Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Special Milk Program Family Application.  If you have any questions, please contact Sue Lucaks at ext 1016.
Right-to-Know Law Information, Procedures & Forms
The Blackhawk Board of School Directors recognizes the importance of public records as the record of the district's actions and the repository of information about this district.  Public records of BSD are available for access and duplication in accordance with law and BSD board policy.

Procedures for Submitting a Request

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