Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. for Back-to-School Night where you'll get a chance to meet your child's teacher. Parents should report to their child's homeroom first for announcements and information. Additionally, the PTSA Freshman Parent Welcome will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the gym. There is additional parking in the student parking lot.
Learn more about the NCAA college recruitment process--what happens and how it works--on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at SUNY Albany East Campus School of Public Health, Room 110A. [LEARN MORE]
Great news! We are offering an exciting new option to help make your life easier. MySchoolBucks.com® 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]
Parents, please mark your calendars: Friday, Oct. 10 is the mandated Go Home Early Drill. Your children will be dropped off from school about 15 minutes earlier than their regularly scheduled drop off time.
Daily Gazette Article "Not your parents' gym class: Teamwork stressed today" by reporter Kelly de la Rocha. [READ ARTICLE]
Students who are considering applying to a Service Academy or R.O.T.C. program are invited to attend the Capital District Service Academy Day and meet representatives from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis), U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as well as Army, Navy, and Air Force R.O.T.C. The event is Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at RPI. [FLYER] [GILLIBRAND LETTER]
Congratuations to the BH-BL athletic department and its players and coaches for receiving the Suburban Council Sportsmanship Award for the 2013-14 school year. This is a great accomplishement for BH-BL and a true testament to our students who always carry themselves--on and off the field--in a dignified manner. The banner is on display in the gym at the high school.
Athletic events are a very important aspect of school life and provide a wholesome way to influence the positive growth and development of our students. We encourage students to attend athletic events, however, students in grades 4 through 8 must be accompanied by an adult. [READ GUIDELINES]
On Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College, CASDA is hosting the 2014 College Fair. This is an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 180 colleges and universities. There will be public and private, four-year and two-year, large and small, liberal arts and vocational colleges represented as well as military options. www.casdany.org
Today was the first day of the 2014-15 school year. There were many smiles from students and faculty, and a feeling of excitement filled the classrooms. Check out the photos to catch a glimpse of the first day back. [PHOTO ALBUM]
To benefit the Giving Tree charity, BH-BL High School is selling old yearbooks from the 1987 graduating class through 2013. Each book is $20, cash or check made out to BH-BL High School. If you are interested please call the BH-BL High School's main office. Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. [CHECK AVAILABILITY]
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]
If you'd like to get a head start on back-to-school responsibilities, we've posted the 2014-15 Student Handbook that parents and students are required to review. After reviewing it, parents and students must sign and return page 1. [STUDENT HANDBOOK]
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]
Parent Today subscribers are learning how to navigate financial aid forms, focus seniors on the graduation endgame, and make science and math fun for younger students through the Great Backyard Bird Count. You can sign up for this free e-newsletter and website. [MORE]