Recently, BH-BL High School senior Joe Nuzzi was on WGNA's airwaves talking about the school's participation in the Hunger Games Contest. Ten local schools are competing against each other to collect non-perishable food items to be donated to local families in need. BH-BL High School students have participated in local food drives for the past 15 years, but tying it to a contest gives the students a new goal. If you'd like to help BH-BL High School students win the contest and give back to the community, bring non-perishable food donations to the school, 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills. Students have until Nov. 2 to collect as many items as possible. Take a listen to Joe's interview on our Facebook page. [CLIP ON FACEBOOK]
The BH-BL HS PTSA is sponsoring a parent forum on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Red Room at the high school. The parent forum will focus on teen depression, suicide prevention, and efforts in place at the high school to address both concerns. The program will feature a short presentation by Cassandra Kahl from the Suicide Prevention Center of New York.
Congratulations to the 16 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake band students who were selected to perform at the SWCMEA All-County Band Festival at Queensbury High School on Saturday, Oct. 25. [READ MORE]
On Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., the BH-BL Varsity football team will likely set foot for the last time on its athletic field that hundreds of players have called “home field” for the past 50 years. Join us to celebrate and honor the program founders. [READ MORE]
BH-BL HS is participating in the Capital District High School Hunger Games contest. Ten local high schools are competing to see which school can gather the most non-perishable food for donation by Nov. 2. If you'd like to help, please bring your donations to BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Rd., during school hours (7 a.m to 4 p.m.). You can also bring food items to the Oct. 24 football game. There will be collection bins at both entrances. Please consider donating. [LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST]
It's cold and flu season, so why not load up on your daily intake of vitamin C by consuming more citrus fruits. The PTSA can make this easy to do with its annual Florida Indian River Citrus Fruit Sale. Chose from navel oranges, tangelo oranges, and pink grapefruit. Orders are due Nov. 7. [FLYER & ORDER FORM]
Last year parents asked that the high school daily announcements be available as an SNN category. We listened and created that option. We urge all parents of high school-age children to sign up for the SNN HS Daily Announcement category so they can be in the know about school events, happenings and notices. How to sign up.
BH-BL is excited to announce that it has expanded its award-winning website by adding two new features--Parent Resources and Community Announcements--to the Community Corner section. Parent Resources is dedicated to providing parents with information about everything from Annual Notices to Transportation, and everything in between, in one convenient place. Community Corner is a webpage where community-related announcements and event flyers are posted for public viewing as a way to further strengthen the school and community connection. Use the Community Corner navigation bar on the homepage to access these pages.
Matt Turner's AP European History class went to the Clark Museum in Williamstown, MA recently to see the traveling exhibit of the Magna Carta, copies of our founding documents (the Constitution and Declaration of Independence) and viewed European art from the Renaissance to the modern era.
Congratulations the BH-BL students who were accepted to the Area All-State Music Festival. [LEARN MORE]
You won't want to miss the BH-BL HS fall production of Diary of Anne Frank on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased early online via ShowTix.
At it’s Oct. 7 meeting, the board of education unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Tooker as the new BH-BL varsity boys basketball coach. [READ MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL students Carly DeLeonardo (Repertory Orchestra, Clarinet), Aubrey Dunn (Wind Orchestra, Trumpet), and Megan Halm (Repertory Orchestra, Cello) for being accepted into the Empire State Youth Orchestras this season. [READ MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL seniors Brendan Van Allen, Michael Batzinger, Gabriella Rao and Ethan Perregaux for being named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. [FULL STORY]
October is National Bullying Awareness month and as such, BH-BL student will participate in schoolwide anti-bullying themed assemblies, activities and more. To kick off this month, take a look at this Bullying Awareness video. [VIDEO]
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]