On Saturday, Jan. 17, skate blades were sharpened and hockey sticks were taped in preparation for the 5th annual Brave Will Hockey game sponsored by the Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa Varsity Hockey team. [STORY & PHOTO GALLERY]
Students in grades 10-12, you can receive up to 40 hours of in-service credit to put toward honor society hours, community service hours or volunteer hours to list on your resume when you sign up to be a Leadership Intern-Counselor during Camp Invention week (July 13-17) this summer. [LEARN MORE] [PROGRAM FLYER]
We've got the cure for wintertime blues: Family Fun Nights! Join us on Fridays, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24 and May 15 for a night of fun in the high school pool from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Acquatic toys and games will be available to make your family swim night super fun. The cost is $2 per person. Lifeguards will be on duty. [FLYER]
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21, local exams will be given to all high school students. Monday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 29 is reserved for Regents exams. Only students taking a Regents exam will report to school on those days. Please review the schedules to familarize yourself with your child's attendance requirements during both exam weeks. [EXAM SCHEDULES]
Three student athletes on the wrestling team are being treated for impetigo, which is a common but contagious skin infection. School officials have notified all members of the wrestling team via letter. As a precaution, the high school wrestling and weight rooms (including all wrestling mats and all equipment) have been properly disinfected and sanitized. If you have any questions, please contact the high school nurse at 399-9141, ext. 83102. To learn more about impetigo, please visit the NYS Health Department website. [LETTER TO PARENTS]
Congratulations to the BH-BL HS Robotics Team for taking an overall sixth place at this weekend's competition and advancing to the regional competition at PACE University on Feb. 8. [FULL STORY]
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a
three-year sequential Chinese program. Project Chinese will
introduce students to the Chinese culture as well as the
language. Mandarin Chinese is considered a “critical
meaning there is a large demand for language professionals who speak Mandarin yet there are not enough professionals to meet the demand. Get a leg up and register today! Registration deadline is Feb. 6. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER] [REGISTRATION FORM]
The web version of the 2015-16 BH-BL High School Curriculum Guide is now available. Students will receive a printed copy next week. In the meantime, take a look at some of the new courses being offered next school year and begin planning your high school schedule and educational path today! [CURRICULUM GUIDE]
A recent guest speaker at the high school prompted students to participate in The White Line Project. This project is aimed at helping students realize that other people in their lives are their "white lines," which is a metaphor for what students should be focused on to help them get through difficult times in their lives. To create an actual white line, every student wrote the name or names of people who provide them with a source of strength and who they can rely upon during difficult times. All of the white papers were then attached and affixed to the cafeteria wall to create a long white line. The message: Never give up. Identify what or who in your life is the "white line" and follow it to get through tough times.
Congratulations to the 32 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake students who have been selected to perform at the SWCMEA All-County Orchestra and Jazz Festival held at Ballston Spa High School on Feb. 26 and 28, 2015. [READ MORE]
At a recent board meeting, a representative from the NYS Public High School Athletic Association presented BH-BL Athletic Director Joe Scalise, Superintendent Patrick McGrath and HS Principal Tim Brunson with a recognition award for being named a Scholar Athlete School of Distinction for four consecutive years. [MORE]
Are you looking to earn some money AND still have your summers and school vacations off? We've got the perfect job for you. Stop by the BH-BL Transportation Office or call Rich Hewlett at 399-9141, ext. 83525 to learn more about how YOU can become a bus driver at BH-BL.
Presently there are communication issues with the automated outgoing e-mails from PowerSchool. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pearson, NERIC and BH-BL are working to correct the issue and restore communication.The problem is affecting numerous school districts within the system and we are unable to predict when the issue will be resolved. The PowerSchool information on your child(ren) is still within the system and accessible to you for reviewing.
Two BH-BL students--Jessica Dillon and Dan Symer--are named Athletes of the Year. Congratulations! Check out the full story and other notable accolades in the Time Union article. [FULL ARTICLE]
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]