The long summer days are almost here, do you know what your children will be doing? Is he or she interested in STEM programs, Spanish, Chinese/Tai Chi, Ecology or maybe Micro-controllers? There's lots to do. Take a look at some of the many enrichment programs and classes offered at BH-BL, neighboring schools, BOCES centers and even Siena and RPI colleges. [LEARN MORE]
At its April 8 meeting, the board of education adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget that will go be before voters on Tuesday, May 20. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the high school gym. The proposed budget is $60,458,535 and calls for a tax levy increase of 1.94 percent, preserves current programs and services, and seeks to position BH-BL for a strong educational and financial future. The proposal represents a $1.4 million or 2.44 percent spending increase. In addition to the 2014-15 school budget, residents will be asked to consider a land purchase proposition (which carries no tax impact); a bus purchase proposition; and to elect three candidates to the board of education. A detailed budget newsletter is expected to be in mailboxes in early May. Visit our budget webpage for more information.
This is a reminder that during spring recess there will be no Saturday open swim sessions. The pool is closed April 12 and 19.
At this past weekend's WorldStrides Heritage Music Performance Festival, BH-BL raked in 18 awards with three students earning the distinction of "outstanding" in various categories. [READ MORE]
BH-BL is hosting Camp Invention at Pashley Elementary School this summer from July 14 to 18, and is are looking for high school-aged counselors to help run the event. [LEARN MORE]
Congratulations to Kyle Farmer and Victoria Raczkowski for having their artwork selected for the 15th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit. The students' work was selected from 437 pieces of art submitted by 22 school districts. [MORE]
Check out the April 2014 newsletter where you'll find useful tips on establishing good mental health! [NEWSLETTER]
The NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants), which recognizes and celebrates commitment to music education for all children, recently named BH-BL as a "Best Communities for Music Education" district. [LEARN MORE]
The BH-BL Department of Fine Arts will present the 2nd annual Jazz Showcase on Tuesday, April 8 in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. [LEARN MORE]
Graduation rehearsal will be held at the high school on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. All graduates who plan to participate in graduation exercises must attend the rehearsal. Rehearsal should last no more than an hour and a half. Caps and gown will be available in the gym that same day from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The cap and gown fee is $24.40.
Graduation will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at SPAC. Tickets are not required. Stop in at Mail & More on Route 50 in Burnt Hills to order your graduation invitations.
BH-BL district leaders and the Board of Education are excited to announce that the first phase of the voter-approved Building Our 2nd Century Renovations Referendum project is slated to begin at the end of this school year, June 2014. [READ MORE]
Spring sports have begun! Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not on our schedule. Our athletic fields are still covered in snow. To keep our athletic teams on schedule, however, some of our spring sports teams are holding practice after school in the middle and high school parking lots. Therefore, we kindly ask that you take extra precautions when driving on our campuses. Thank you.
Congratulations to BH-BL High School student Alexis Scott, who placed second in the Environmental Science category at the state-level Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Her next step is competing in the poster presentation at the National JSHS in Washington DC from April 23 to 27. Good luck Alexis!
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]