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1.     Reminder that Cafeteria Line 1 will be open from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. each day for students to have an opportunity to purchase drinks and/or snacks.  Students assigned to Period 8 Study Halls are permitted to purchase items as well.


2.     Any student wanting an early dismissal on Final Exam days must submit a parental note to the office NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


3.     Kiss-A-Senior Goodbye forms will be sold at BHS from Wednesday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 24 for only 50 cents each.  They will be delivered to seniors during homeroom on Friday, May 26th.  Please write a rough draft first before copying message onto the blank form.  No Duplicates will be given out.  All forms must be returned to the Library by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th—NO EXCEPTIONS.  All will be proofread.  We have senior homeroom list.  Say goodbye to your favorites with Hershey Kisses and a message—only 50 cents.  Blank forms are available all day in the Library at counter.  Must prepay.


4.     Key Club is having its’ annual Steeler Terrible Towel Collection Raffle with tickets on sale in all Blackhawk District Building’s Main Offices.  The pictures on the posters and website include the exact items to win worth $250.00.  Tickets cost just $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  All proceeds going to Pittsburgh Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Drawing is at BHS on Friday, May 26th following morning announcements.  Buy your tickets by 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.  Good Luck!


5.     Key Club Members are asked to bring in pop tabs and washed aluminum cans to recycle for Cystic Fibrosis to the library through Tuesday, May 30th.  We also still need items for our baby shower collection for Tower of Hope in New Brighton.  Please bring all in to the Library by Tuesday, May 30th.  They need everything, new, or softly used from 6 months to 6T, boys and girls, including strollers, car seats, swings, and pack ‘n’ plays.  Most needed items are diapers, wipes, and baby wash and lotion.


6.     The tickets for Mrs. Equel’s Information Technology computer raffle are sold out.  The drawing will take place at the end of the school day on Friday, May 26th


7.     The knit and crochet club and the art department are offering a yarn dyeing workshop after school on Thursday, May 25th.  Participation is free and all materials are provided, however space is very limited.  See Mrs. Lindemann in the Library to sign up.


8.     Students interested in taking Stats College in High School next year are reminded that you need to return your forms to Mrs. McCowin in Room 209.



Last Day of School - Thursday, June 1 - Release Times Reminder
Last day of school is a 1/2 day.  Release times for each school are as follows:

BHS = 11:00 am
BIS = 11:30 am
HMS = 11:40 am
NPS = 12:45 pm
PPS = 12:45 pm

Breakfast is available for all grades. Lunch will only be served to grades K-2nd.
Order your yearbook today! 1 week remains before the last price increase (June 1st).

Also order a BABY AD for your graduating senior.

Follow this link to order a book and/or an ad: CLICK HERE!

NOTICE from the CAFETERIA -- Lunch Account Balance Payments
Attention Parents!
Please check your student's outstanding cafeteria balances and pay them off before the end of the school year. You can look online under the parents link on the website.  Click here:  or you can also call (724) 846-6600 x1016 for your student's balance.

NOTE: Any UNUSED money left in the student accounts at the end of the year WILL carry over to the next year.
Greenhouse Plant Sale -- 9:00 - 2:30 Monday-Friday!
The BHS Greenhouse is OVERFLOWING! Come out and buy some amazing plants and vegetables grown by our very own Ag Science students. Greenhouse will be open Monday - Friday 9-2:30 for the next two weeks. Click "read more" for pricing 
COLOR GUARD Clinic & Audition Information
Clinics for those in grades 7-11 interested in auditioning for the Color Guard of the Blackhawk “Cougar Pride” Band.
WHEN: After school — 4:30pm on May 4, 9, 11, 23, 25 in the HS Auditorium
Contact Mr. Zaccari at the High School for more information

Members of the Color Guard are full members of the Blackhawk Band and participate in all events including next year’s trip to perform at Walt Disney World!
Letter to Parents -- Concerns surrounding "13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series
BSD Families:

We are writing to inform you about a book which has recently been turned into a series on Netflix with content surrounding mental health and suicide. This series, called "13 Reasons Why" chronicles the life and suicide of a 17 year old girl who leaves tape recordings for the 13 people who she states were the reason she killed herself.... The series is raising concerns from schools and suicide prevention experts, as we want to ensure that parents and families are aware of the sensitive and mature content if their children are watching or talking about the series. Experts say that “suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24” (Yearous, 2017). If your child is watching this series, we recommend that parents/guardians watch it as well or talk to their children about the content. Being prepared with appropriate and positive messages about mental health can certainly help students struggling with their own emotional well-being or that of their peers.

As always, we are committed to ensuring a positive mental health atmosphere for our students and the district takes any statements of self-harm or suicidal ideation very seriously. If your child is making any statements that are concerning to you, please reach out to your Guidance Counselor, School Psychologist, pediatrician, employees at your local hospital, or UPMC Beaver County Crisis so your child can express his or her feelings to a certified professional. If your child were to make any remarks during the school day or at school activities which we found concerning, we would talk with your child and contact home requesting your child to be seen by a professional to ensure his or her safety.

Conversations surrounding mental health and suicide can be a sensitive topic for parents/guardians to have with their children. If you ever require any assistance, please contact your child’s school so we can offer suggestions and provide you with resources. Additionally, please look over our Student Assistance Program brochure which has some helpful information as well as the contact information for our local county resources. The National Association of School Psychologists share that families and schools should listen to the students without judgement and openly discuss any warning signs that are visible. An appropriate adult raising the issue of suicide with a child/student does not increase the risk, but offers an opportunity to provide support and help to those who need it.

If you would like to read more about student mental health and suicide from the National Association of School Psychologists, please click here.

If you would like to read over our Student Assistance Program brochure, please click here.
Special Olympics Pictures
Check out the fun our students and staff had at the 2017 Special Olympics held on Friday, April 27! Click for photos! 
Camp Invention Looking for 7-9th Graders for Counselors-In-Training
Get some great experience this summer as a Counselor-In-Training at Camp Invention. July 10-14 @ BIS from 8:30-3pm. Contact Mrs. Brest with any questions, [email protected] Click READ MORE for details.... 
Basketball Camps for All! Check out 3 camps coming up for Boys & Girls
Lil' Cougars Under the Lights - Boys Grades 4-7 -- click read more...
Coach Lodovico's Girls Basketball Day Camp - Girls Grades 4-8
Little Dribblers Mini-camp - Boys & Girls Grades K - 3
Congratulations! 2017 Spotlight Students - Natalie & Colin!
Natalie Fry and Colin Schaly were selected as the 2017 Spotlight Students for Blackhawk, and they were recognized at the MAC All Sports Banquet on April 12, 2017. 
Emmanuel Hilton - John Challis Courage Award Winner & WPIAL Hall of Fame Inductee
Congratulations to Emmanuel! He was selected as the winner of the 2017 John Challis Courage Award and will be inducted into the2017 WPIAL Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, May 26 @ the DoubleTree Hotel in Pittsburgh. If you would like more information on the event or would like to attend, please contact the Athletic Department @ 724-506-1800. For more on Emmanuel's story... 
Blackhawk Boys Youth Basketball Camp - June 5-7 - Grades 2-8
Register now for camp! Camp is open to boys from any school district. Please direct any questions to Coach Roorback at [email protected] or 724-622-8942 
3 Players & Coach selected to Penn-Ohio All-Star Football Team
CONGRATULATIONS Trentyn Campbell, Carl Jaszcar, and Mike Savilisky for being selected to play in the 2017 Penn-Ohio All-Star Game! And to COACH LAMENZA for being selected by the MAC Coaches ASSN to be the Pennsylvania Team Head Coach!
Great Job guys!! The Game will be played at Geneva College on June 29th at 7pm! Mark your calendars to root on our Cougars!!
New immunization requirements have come out from the State. Please click READ MORE for details. Students directly impacted by the changes will be contacted with further information. Please note those who are required to get further immunizations will need to submit by AUGUST 15, 2017 to attend school for the 17/18 school year.

All questions must be directed to BSD School Nurses - Ms. Hullihen RN 724-846-9600 x2005 or Mrs. Haddox RN 724-843-1700 x3004
High School Spirit Sale
Orders are being picked up by the senior class officers during homeroom and are due Dec. 2nd. 
Blackhawk's ROB PUSKAS wins 2016 PA Outstanding Biology Teacher Award!
CONGRATULATIONS MR. PUSKAS! WE ARE SO PROUD! Amazing teacher doing amazing things with our students! Read all about it... 
Teacher/staff Contact Information
If you would like to contact a staff member at Blackhawk High School, please follow these directions.    
Grade 6 - 12 Student Emails & Microsoft Office!
Students in grades 6 – 12 are provided with a district assigned Office 365 account....The Office 365 account will provide students with a restricted email account, cloud storage, and access to Microsoft’s “Student Advantage” program that will allow students to install Microsoft Office on their home computers for free. Please click 'read more' for tutorials and more information. 
Upcoming Events
Memorial Day - No School
Mon May 29 2017
Music Academy Recital
Wed May 31 2017
Jun 1 - LAST DAY - 1/2 day!
Thu Jun 1 2017
Fri Jun 2 2017
Kennywood School Picnic
Mon Jun 12 2017
School Board Working Session
Thu Jun 15 2017
School Board Voting Session
Thu Jun 22 2017
School Board Working Session
Thu Jul 13 2017
Technology Update
PTO Registration
High School Grading Scale
A - 100% - 92%
B - 91% - 83%
C - 82% - 74%
D - 73% - 65%
E - 64% and below
Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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