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October 24, 2014

BH-BL football team to play last game on current field, Oct. 24

Marking the end of an era with BH-BL football program’s first coaches

On Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., the BH-BL Varsity football team will likely set foot for the last time on its athletic field that hundreds of players have called “home field” for the past 50 years. Join us to celebrate and honor the program founders. [READ MORE]

October 24, 2014

BH-BL board accepting letters of interest to fill vacancy

At its Tuesday, Oct. 21 meeting, the board announced that it will accept letters of interest until Tuesday, Nov. 25 from qualified community members who want to be considered to fill the vacancy on the board when current member Elizabeth Herkenham steps down on January 1. [READ MORE]

October 16, 2014

New website features: Parent Resources & Community Announcements

Community Corner expands

BH-BL is excited to announce that it has expanded its award-winning website by adding two new features--Parent Resources and Community Announcements--to the Community Corner section. (See left.) Parent Resources is dedicated to providing parents with information about everything from Annual Notices to Transportation, and everything in between, in one convenient place. Community Corner is a webpage where community-related announcements and event flyers are posted for public viewing as a way to further strengthen the school and community connection. Use the Community Corner navigation bar on your left to access either webpage.

October 16, 2014

OMS PTA Craft Fair, Nov. 1

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 1 for the annual O'Rourke Middle School PTA Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking at the middle school are free! There will be a bunch of crafters, a raffle and a book exchange program. Hope to see you there!

October 7, 2014

New varsity boys basketball coach appointed

At it’s Oct. 7 meeting, the board of education unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Tooker as the new BH-BL varsity boys basketball coach. [FULL STORY]

October 7, 2014

Long time board member announces resignation

At the Oct. 7 meeting, long time board member Elizabeth Herkenham announced she will be stepping down from her seat on the BH-BL Board of Education effective January 1, 2015. [FULL STORY]

October 2, 2014

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Four BH-BL seniors honored as Commended Students

Congratulations to BH-BL seniors Brendan Van Allen, Michael Batzinger, Gabriella Rao and Ethan Perregaux for being named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. [FULL STORY]

October 2, 2014


Three BH-BL students accepted into the Empire State Youth Orchestra

Congratulations to BH-BL students Carly DeLeonardo (Repertory Orchestra, Clarinet), Aubrey Dunn (Wind Orchestra, Trumpet), and Megan Halm (Repertory Orchestra, Cello) for being accepted into the Empire State Youth Orchestras this season. [READ MORE]

October 2, 2014

Property Tax Freeze Credit information

Do the recent media reports about the Property Tax Freeze Credit have you wondering what exactly it all means? We've taken the time to help simplify this new legislation and answer some of the frequenty asked questions. Take a look. [TAX FREEZE FACT SHEET]

October 2, 2014

October is National Bullying Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness month and as such, BH-BL student will participate in schoolwide anti-bullying themed assemblies, activities and more. To kick off this month, take a look at this Bullying Awareness video. [VIDEO]

September 19, 2014

BH-BL now offers easy-to-use online school lunch payment program available at BH-BL

Great news! We are offering an exciting new option to help make your life easier.® is an online system that will allow you to set up a school lunch program account for your children, deposit funds into your children’s accounts, review purchases, check balances and more. You’ll even get an email poke when account balances are low. Additionally, there’s a mobile app that allows parents to view and replenish their child’s account using a smartphone.  [LEARN MORE] [SIGN UP]

September 18, 2014

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Case confirmed in Capital Region

As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York and the Capital Region. The following information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is being provided to help BH-BL become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. [MORE INFORMATION]


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Central School District

50 Cypress Drive

Glenville, NY 12302

Superintendent Patrick McGrath

(518) 399-9141 ext. 85002

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