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District NEWS

August 21, 2014

Project work at middle school right on schedule

MS parking lot to be ready for start of school

If you've driven by the O'Rourke Middle School recently, you likely seen large piles of dirt, new curbing and sidewalks being installed, and construction crews using heavy machinery to prepare the middle school main parking lot for new asphalt, a better water drainage system and new parking orientation. [FULL STORY]

August 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Continuing Education Brochure available

Check out the fall 2014 Continuing Education Brochure, and don't forget to register on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22 and 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the middle school main lobby. [BROCHURE]

August 14, 2014

BH-BL, Niskayuna, and Scotia-Glenville schools announce shared services agreement for student transportation

Savings to begin in September with sharing of select out-of-district routes

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna, and Scotia-Glenville school districts have established a partnership to provide shared student transportation to out-of-district locations, which will result in cost savings beginning in September. The three districts are continuing to study possibilities for greater efficiencies and cost sharing down the road. [READ MORE]

August 15, 2014

Yearbook sale for charity

To benefit the Giving Tree charity, BH-BL High School is selling old yearbooks from the 1986 graduating class through 2013. Each book is $20, cash or check made out to BH-BL High School. If you are interested, stop by or call the BH-BL High School's main office. Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. [CHECK AVAILABLITY]

August 7, 2014

Time to update your SNN categories

With the start of the school year right around the corner, you may want to make sure that you are signed up to receive School News Notifier (SNN) messages for the right school(s), particularly if your children will be entering a new school this fall. [LEARN MORE]

August 4, 2014

2014-15 school calendar in mailboxes soon

The printed 2014-15 school calendar is expected to be in mailboxes during the third week of August. It is currently being printed. In the meantime, residents can print or view the PDFs online. These are large files and may take a few minutes to download or view. [FULL CALENDAR]  [GRID PAGES ONLY]

July 17, 2014

BH-BL unveils first-in-the-area Outdoor Community Fitness Center

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]

July 17, 2014

BH-BL student recognized as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

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]

July 10, 2014

Value of a BH-BL education at top of list

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]

July 2, 2014

BH-BL Names Joe Scalise New Director of Physical Education and Athletics

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]

June 30, 2014

District website captures NSPRA National Award of Merit

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]

June 27, 2014

BH-BL ranks 5th among area school districts

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]

June 25, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

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.

June 24, 2014

BH-BL ranked one of the best science schools in the region

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]


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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