• BAMS sax players perform for school board

    saxAt a Bellefonte Area school board meeting Feb. 8, four seventh- and eighth-grade saxophone players from Bellefonte Area Middle School had the chance to perform for the members and public attendees. They were Zach Kimmich, Sadie Stodart, Julia Weiser and Brady Wynkoop – performing “Seven Nation Army” and “The Raiders March.”

    Brenna Bixler, middle school music teacher and band director, said the board has been regularly inviting various student musicians to perform at board meetings, and her group was among those invited to perform and be recognized.

    “This year’s seventh- and eighth-grade saxophones are very advanced musicians, so I thought it would be a nice enrichment opportunity for them,” Bixler said. “It allows them to build small ensemble performance skills and is a fun way for them to contribute to the community.”

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD

  • More board meeting information
    *To see more board notes, please visit this link: Board notes

    • Appointment and transfer of employees
      • Jennifer Brezler from the position of emotional support teacher at Bellefonte Area High School to the position of learning and emotional support teacher at Benner Elementary School
      • Michelle Van Horn to the position of long-term substitute learning support teacher at Bellefonte Area Middle School for the second semester.
    • Approval of interns and volunteers
    • Audit information with no issues or problems reportedly found by Baker Tilley, an accounting and consulting firm
    • BeLA presentation with Principals Duffy Besch and Sommer Garman
    • Course description guide
    • Legislative report with board member Donna Smith
    • Policy updates (please visit the board minutes for supporting documents)
    • President’s report with board President Jeff Steiner
    • Report from Kris Vancas, director of curriculum and instruction, including information about the district’s comprehensive plan