BH-BL recently inducted 33 new members to the World Language Honor Society. Congratulations Kaitlin Allison (German), Karolyn Bedore (Spanish), Zach Bringhurst (French), Cassidy Burgner (Spanish), Josh Crowder (Spanish), Lindsey DeBonis (French), Julia Delucia (Spanish), Andrea Desrochers (German), Maria DeVito (Spanish), Therese Erickson (German), Caroline Felton (French), Jasmine Fisher (Spanish), Justin Giorgio (French), Taylor Grabo (French), Alison Henglein (Spanish), Grace Holzman (French), Lauren Hopsicker (German), Elliot Howard (Spanish), Grace Isaksen (Spanish), Amanda Kucharski (Spanish), Michael Messere (German), Ashley Miller (Spanish), Justin Orlando (Spanish), Liam Picozzi (Spanish), Mikayla Pierce (Spanish), Bryan Pustolka (Spanish), Isela Rodriguez (German I), Anna Scott (Spanish), Kayla Seeley (German), Alexus Slover (Spanish), Noah Van Osterlitz (Spanish), Ethan Van Vorst (Spanish) and Ben Veresko (Spanish).
Join the high school Drama Club for a performance of Legally Blonde the Musical on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Buy them online today--they sell out quickly! Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde the Musical follows the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods along with her Chihuahua, Bruiser as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
Calling all students! It's time to show off your talents at the annual districtwide Follies on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Auditions are Wednesday, March 15 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Sign up online no later than March 10. [RULES]
Congratulations to the BH-BL Boys X-Country team and Coach Button for being recognized as state champions today in Albany on both the senate and assembly floors by Senator Tedisco and Assemblywoman Walsh. Great job, Spartans!
It is with a heavy heart that the BH-BL community says good-bye to one of its own, Mr. Mickey Shipway, who passed away this weekend. Mickey joined the BH-BL team in 1968 as a high school math teacher before becoming the high school's assistant principal, a position he held until his retirement in 2001. Mickey spent his entire career, 33 years, at BH-BL and will be fondly remembered as an excellent teacher and dedicated administrator. Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. [OBITUARY]
Anyone who is planning to participate in a spring sport must see their school nurse to receive a yellow sports clearance form before the first day of tryouts/practice. See the school nurse even if you played a winter or fall sport. If you need an updated physical, the school doctor will be offering free sports physicals during the day at the High School and Middle School on Wednesday, Mar. 1, sign up in the nurse's office.
Congratulations to science research students Jonathan Sinopoli and Evan Karl for placing second and third, respectively, in their sessions at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Sub-regional Symposium. [FULL STORY]
If you see this young man--BH-BL High School Science Research student Jonathan Sinopoli--in your travels or in the hallways at school be sure to congratulation him for been selected to give a presentation titled "Immediate and Transient Alteration in Brain Function Induced by Firearm Recoil" at the 73rd Annual Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference-Law Enforcement Track In April in Virginia. Way to go, Jon!
Congratulations to BH-BL High School and O’Rourke Middle School students who have been accepted into 2016-17 Saratoga-Warren All-County and Suburban Council Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, and Jazz Bands...[READ MORE]
The 2016 graduation rates are final and BH-BL's 95 percent rate ranks #2 in the capital region and well above the statewide average of 79 percent. Keep up the good work, Spartans! [TIMES UNION ARTICLE]
It's that time of year again when eighth graders and high school students begin thumbing through the curriculum guide to research what classes they might want to take next school year. Copies of the 2017-18 Curriculum Guide were handed out to students this week but copies also are available in the high school and middle school guidance offices, as well as online. [CURRICULUM GUIDE]
Congratulations to BH-BL HS students William Halm, Shannon Satterlee, Veronica Fulgieri, Darian Topolski, and Sydney Oliver who were named the 2016-17 PTA Reflections Award winners. The National PTA developed the Reflections program in 1969 to interest children, parents, teachers and communities in the arts. This year's contest theme was "What’s Your Story" Students created a piece of art work, took a photograph, or wrote a story about the theme. The students' artwork will now be judged at the state level. Good luck, Spartans!
Congratulations to BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be displayed in the "Represented" Art Show at The Charlton School from Feb 1 through 28. We hope you'll stop by to see Grace Apffel's "Kickstart" charcoal drawing; Meghan Haffey's "Pantheon" gouache and ink drawing; Mayanna Hayhurst's "Rabbit Hole" Photoshop painting; Emily Lavoy's photograph; and Juliet Hull's "Unsettling Disarray" Mixed Media Emotional Expression. [PHOTO GALLERY]
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 early spring. This means the community swim program is cancelled and the boys swim team has been relocated for the remainder of its season. [READ MORE]
Cherish your high school memories and revisit them anytime through your yearbook. Pre-order your 2016-17 yearbook now for $70 per book. [ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK]
If you are looking to get a head start on your child's athletic schedule, here are the start dates for each season. The fall athletic season for all high school sports begins on Monday, Aug. 15, while modified football begins Thursday, Aug. 25 and all other modified sports begin Thursday, Sept. 1. The winter athletic season begins on Monday, Nov. 7 for all high school sports. All modified winter sports begin Monday, Nov. 14 and wrestling cert is Saturday, Nov. 19. The spring athletic season begins on Monday, March 6 for all varsity and junior varsity teams. Freshman and all modified teams begin their season on Monday, March 13.
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