Superintendent Search
Dear Blackhawk Community and Staff,

Your local school board is about to launch a school superintendent search, and I have been selected to lead the effort.

My name is Dr. Edward Albert, former educator and school superintendent now serving as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools.  I am eager to get acquainted with as many of you as I can during this process because your input will have a crucial impact on the school board’s ultimate hiring decision.

I have created three activities for school and community involvement. My first priority is visiting schools (a date will be given shortly) to talk with staff. Next, I have planned a community night on to hear more about your interests and requirements for the next superintendent.

If you are unable to attend, you still have the opportunity to contribute. I have created an online survey to collect your thoughts and opinions. The survey will be accessible on the district website until October 31. I hope many of you will take the time to weigh in. We need to hear from you.

I look forward to conducting this search and working toward the ultimate goal of identifying the best candidate for your district.


Blackhawk Intermediate School Library

 Welcome to the BIS Library
Class Schedule 
There is a weekly schedule of classes that come to the library. At that time, students exchange books, take AR tests, and do research. BIS library is also open for book exchange for students on passes. There are four computers in the library for students to do research or take AR tests.  
Book Checkout
Miss Peabody will work with students and teachers to help find good fit books. Students may check out two books at one time. There are no fines for overdue books, but students must return overdue books before checking out another book. If a book is lost or damaged, please check with Miss Peabody for replacement cost.  
If you are interested in volunteering in the BIS library, please call 724-843-5050 x4006 or email [email protected]Volunteers are most needed 8:45-11:00 and 1:00-3:00. We are also happy to have you stay all day!

Guidelines for volunteering in the Blackhawk School District can be found here

Resource Links

Accelerated Reader

AR quizzes may be taken on books from the public library as well as books you may have purchased as long as there is a quiz available. To check on a title, click on AR Bookfinder below and follow the directions.


Please note, BIS library does not have all of the books listed on AR Bookfinder. Please check the catalog below.

Library Catalog

*Click here for AR Home Connect

If you are at school and need to take an AR test click here


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