Blackhawk Intermediate School

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In an ongoing effort to promote a safe learning environment, the district is providing the community with an anonymous tip line phone number. The purpose of the tip line is to allow the community the ability to share information anonymously regarding issues that may put others’ safety in danger.  Community members can report information about drugs, weapons, alcohol, violence or any threat to safety.  While this can be done anonymously, the more information given (including one’s name), the greater the ability the district has to do a complete investigation and resolve the situation quickly. 

Blackhawk Intermediate School

Blackhawk Intermediate School
635 Shenango Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-5050
 Welcome to the Blackhawk Intermediate School website! This site will provide you with information and updates on all the amazing learning that happens in grades Pre-K through 4. There is always something exciting going on at BIS! 
Mrs. Jodi Borroni Principal
Blackhawk Intermediate School

Upcoming Events

Kids of Steel


Kids of Steel runners after crossing the Clemente Bridge!

Way to go Cougars!

No School

No School Memorial day
Students, Teachers, and Staff will not have school on Monday May 27, 2019 in honor of Memorial Day.
See you Tuesday May 28th. 
Enjoy your long weekend! 


Camp Invention®is returning to Blackhawk School District!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame®(NIHF), Blackhawk Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention®programto children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.
It’s an exciting, week long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.Children work together to createsolutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules.
The week begins on June 17, 2019 with Michael Simon serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!
Here are how young innovators will be spending their time:
-Exploring the electrifying relationship between frequency, circuitry, motors andgears through reverse-engineering and rebuilding their very own remote-controlled robot.
-Unearthing hidden fossils then building ships and innovative equipment to embark on a research expedition to uncover more exciting information about their discovery.
-Coding and programmingrobot, Bot-ANN-E, to take on duties and help turn a polluted wasteland into a fruitful farm and successful business.
-Collaborating with the Innovation Force®, a team of NIHF Inventors turned action-packed superheroes, to design superhero gadgets and disguises, explore the fields of engineering and fabrication and take on the sinister villain, the Plagiarizer. 
Activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns,ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Register using promo code PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10)OFF $230.Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Exciting Happenings at BIS!

Newsletter for BIS K-4

Be sure to click on the newsletter if you would like to download your own copy.

A December to Remember!

December was a very busy month at BIS!
Students were involved in many activities that captured the excitement of the season! 
The December to Remember document can be downloaded by clicking on the picture!
Enjoy and Happy New Year from the BIS K-4 Teachers and Staff!

Honoring Veterans at Breakfast 2018

 The second annual Veteran's Breakfast at BIS was a huge success! These heroes represented all ages and conflicts, even World War II! 
 Click the picture to download this document.

BIS Welcomes Veterans!

Whale Done!

Please click the photo below to download the entire publication!

 Check out the video of our exciting day!


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Old Glory Makes a Visit!

Old Glory Comes to BIS!

USA Veterans
On Friday, September 28, 2018... 
The Old Glory Relay passed through the BIS parking lot.  During this relay, the flag started in Boston and is carried across the United States.  It arrives in San Diego on Veteran's Day.  Our own Mrs. Sarver ran a leg of the relay which is intended to show support for veterans. 


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BSD Grading Scale


Blackhawk School District Grading Scale

A    92-100%
A-   90-91%
B+  87-89%
B     83-86%
B-   80-82%
C+  77-79%
C     73-76%
C-   70-72%
D+ 67-69%
D    63-66%
D-   60-62%
E     0-59%

School Calendar

2018-2019 Calendar

School Calendar for 2019-2020

Drop Off Info

BIS Student Drop Off

Drop Off Only
Any students that attend BIS may be dropped of at the front doors at 7:55 AM. Students will wait in the cafeteria until it is time to go to their classroom.

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girls bball camp

Girls Summer Basketball Camp

 June 11-14 for grades 4-8. Sign up now! FORM More +
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Sign up for KINDERCAMP!!

Spots are quickly filling for this year’s KinderCamp at Patterson Primary School! Camp will be August 5-9 from 9 to 10:30am. This camp is for Blackhawk School District students entering kindergarten this fall. Campers will focus on a common core based reading, writing, and math curriculum with social skills components. Students will be excited about beginning kindergarten with some new friends! The directors of the camp are Blackhawk kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Sharek.  FLYER & REGISTRATION FORM 
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Pre-K Program for 2019-20 Now Enrolling!

Enrollment is now open for the Pre-K program for the 2019-2020 school year. This is for 3 & 4 year old children who meet eligibility requirements. Please see the attached letter and application. Contact Jen DuBrowa @ or (724) 643-9310 x4018
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AR Info

Accelerated Reader seems to be working a better this year! Students will be learning to log into programs shortly.
If you would like to check the number of AR points your child has or to sign up for email notifications you may log in using this link:
You should be able to log in using your child's information.
Soon-Third and Fourth grade student log in information will be found inside the cover of the student agenda book.
Please also note that AR runs best in Google Chrome or Firefox.  When using Google Chrome please make sure to allow the pop up in oder to see the Parent Home Connect letter. If you are using another browser some of the features may not work properly. 

Recycling Collection!

Please Send in Recycled Items

Recycling project
Attention Parents and Families:
All STEAM Students are using recycled materials that are not glass. 
Please send in any clean, dry recycled plastic items you might have! Water bottles, plastic containers, straws, coffee stirs, wooden skewers, and bottle caps to list a few.
Thanks for your help!
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