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District NEWS

April 13, 2017

Spring Recess

All BH-BL schools are closed for spring recess from Friday, April 14 to Friday, April 21. Classes resume on Monday, April 24. Enjoy the break.

April 13, 2017

Board approves 2017-18 budget proposal

Budget Hearing May 2 and Budget Vote May 16

At its April 11 meeting, the BH-BL Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget proposal that will go before voters on Tuesday, May 16. The proposed budget of $65.4 million carries a tax levy increase of 1.96 percent (which is below the tax cap) and an estimated tax rate increase of 1.58 percent. The proposal would maintain programs and staff, support the expansion of the district's Chromebook laptop computer initiative (where students are assigned their own Chromebook laptop to use throughout the school year) to include the high school, add two sections of kindergarten to address the increased kindergarten enrollment, and include a new middle school schedule, among other initiatives. More detailed information will be shared in a budget newsletter mailed to residents in early May.

April 13, 2017

Six BH-BL student athletes sign Letters of Intent

BH-BL is proud to announce the signing of six students who accepted athletic scholarships for next year by signing Letters of Intent...[FULL STORY]

REPOSTED March 28, 2017

Capital Region School District Job Fair, April 26

Area districts are hiring

BH-BL and nearly two dozen other Capital Region districts are participating in a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Guilderland Senior High School gymnasium. Teachers, support staff, and substitute positions in all titles are open throughout the region. [FLYER]

March 28, 2017

School Budget Vote, May 16

This year's annual school budget vote is Tuesday, May 16. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at BH-BL High School. In addition to voting on the 2017-18 school budget, residents will be asked to elect three candidates to the BH-BL Board of Education.

March 28, 2017

BH-BL High School student artists accepted into Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibit open to public until April 23

More than 480 pieces of artwork from 20 area school districts were entered into the competition for a spot in the prestigious 18th Annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition. The competition was steep but seven BH-BL students were selected to ...[READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

March 23, 2017

STEAM addition construction exterior view

High School's STEAM addition expected to open in 2017-18 school year

Auditorium to close in May 2017, concerts relocated

Have you been wondering what's going on at the front of BH-BL High School? Well, we are nearing the completion of our voter-approved 2013 capital project that includes the construction of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) addition at BH-BL HS. This addition will bring... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY]

March 21, 2017

BH-BL Science Research students earn awards at Science & Engineering Fair

See their work at annual Science Symposium, April 27

This past Saturday, BH-BL High School Science Research students competed at the 2017 Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair where more than 100 Senior Division projects were presented, thus making the competition quite stiff, explains Science Research teacher Regina Reals. [FULL STORY]

March 21, 2107

STEM-related projects erupt, glow, and generate power at Pashley's Science Fair

Students, parents, and grandparents filled the gymnasium at Pashley Elementary School during the annual Science Fair which boasted projects based around STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Math--this year. Attendees got to roam the room stopping at ...[READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

REPOSTED March 21, 2017

Three Board of Education seats open

Three seats on the board will be open for election at the May 16, 2017 school budget & Board of Education vote. If you are interested in running for the board, please contact Tara Mitchell to pick up a Board Candidacy Packet which includes a petition, a biographical worksheet, and other important information. The packet can be picked up at the District Office/Communications Office, O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Road. Petitions are due to the district office/Tara Mitchell no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 17. However, petitions and biographical information (and a photo) are welcomed early.

March 1, 2017

Community Swim Program cancelled until Sept. 2017

HS pool closed for repairs

Due to the malfunction of a main drainage pipe which had the potential to create an unsafe structure, the high school pool has been closed and drained in anticipation of repairs. Because of the complexity of the repairs, it is estimated the pool will be closed until late winter or spring. This means the community swim program for the remainder of this year is cancelled and the boys swim team has been relocated for the remainder of its season. [READ MORE]


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