Including architects' drawings, newsletter & list of all projects
The middle school portion of Phase I of the voter-approved Building Our 2nd Century Renovations Referendum project is underway. As of today, the O'Rourke Middle School parking lot and bus drop-off/pick-up area is being milled, the asphalt is being removed and the stone surface is being prepped for repaving and reorientation. This project is expected to be complete by the start of school. [PHOTOS] [REFERENDUM INFORMATION]
It's summer, so why go inside to workout when you can do a gym workout outside at the new BH-BL Outdoor Community Fitness Center. Thanks to the three-year Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, BH-BL staff were able to design, build and fund an outdoor fitness center to further promote lifelong physical well being. [FULL STORY & VIDEO]
Congratulations to Lubov McKone (2014 graduate) who was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. She is one of 4,500 winners across the United States to receive a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship. Lubov will attend Boston University in the fall. [FULL STORY]
In a recent article in the Times Union, BH-BL was ranked by the Center for American Progress as the highest performing school district in the area (tied with Niskayuna) receiving an 82 in the achievement index and receiving the top score--6 out of 6--in the return on investment category. [FULL STORY]
Joe Scalise is the new BH-BL Director of Physical Education and Athletics effective Friday, August 1. He was appointed by the Board of Education Tuesday night and replaces Robert McGuire, who was appointed PEP Grant Director and Facilities Consultant for the district’s Building our 2nd Century renovation project. [FULL STORY]
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District website, redesigned and launched this past September, has won a National Award of Merit in the 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest. [FULL STORY]
BH-BL was once again ranked No. 5 among 85 area school districts in The Business Review's annual School Report for 2014. A school district's overall score is a weighted tabulation that takes into account student test score results and graduation rates. [READ MORE]
Today at the district's 95th commencement ceremony, nearly 300 BH-BL students proudly walked across the stage at SPAC to accept their diplomas. Check out a video montage on our Facebook page.
This month's Parent Today's online newsletter includes some sage advice from BH-BL Principal Tim Brunson. Login and read the story. Or, sign up to receive this free online education-related newsletter. [SIGN UP] Our district ID is 12302.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District in Saratoga County ranked eighth on this year's science rankings. The district offers a three-year science research program that allows students to research, collect data, publish and present their findings on a topic of their choice. Read the full Albany Business Review newspaper article. [FULL STORY]
Read the full Albany Business Review newspaper article. [FULL STORY]
At the 2014 Retired Staff and Outstanding Students Recognition ceremony, the BH-BL Board of Education and school administrators thanked retiring staff and outstanding students for their hard work and dedication over the years at BH-BL. Without them, BH-BL wouldn't be the superb school district it is. Thank you! [PHOTO GALLERY]