Free viewing of “Screenagers” film, Jan. 25

Free viewing of “Screenagers” film, Jan. 25 BH-BL parents and students are invited to attend a free viewing of the new film “Screenagers” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the BH-BL HS auditorium. The film focuses on how the digital age impacts children by highlighting the struggles over social media, video games, academics, …

Board divided on offering Veterans’ Tax Exemption

Board divided on offering Veterans’ Tax Exemption At its Dec. 13 regular meeting, the outcome of the Board of Education’s vote on the NYS Veterans’ Tax Exemption was split with two yes votes, two no votes, and one abstention. Additionally two board members were not present. This resolution did not receive the majority of votes …

BH-BL’s School Delay and Closing Procedures Reminder

BH-BL’s School Delay and Closing Procedures Reminder New procedures help district make more accurate school closing decisions Now that the winter weather has arrived, we’d like to remind parents and students of BH-BL’s school delay and closing procedures. When determining whether to delay or close school, the decision-making process begins at 4:30 a.m. and includes …

Hurricane Sawyer blew into Charlton Heights to wreak havoc

Hurricane Sawyer blew into Charlton Heights to wreak havoc I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll leaf blow your house down. Wait, what? That’s not how the story goes. This must be enrichment (PACE) teacher Carrie Sunkes’ unit about hurricanes! For 10 weeks, Sunkes taught Charlton Heights (and Pashley and Stevens) students in grades 1 …

BH-BL student athletes shine during fall season

BH-BL student athletes shine during fall season It was another great season for BH-BL student athletes this fall. They worked hard both on and off the field. Below are the results of all their hard work. Congratulations to everyone for another great season. League Champs Boys Volleyball Girls Volleyball Boys Soccer Girls Swimming & Diving …

Water testing results at BH-BL

Water testing results at BH-BL (UPDATED November 22, 2016) On September 6, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that requires public schools in New York to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. Per the new law, if the lead level from a water …

MS students participate in Technology Day

MS students participate in Technology Day More than 50 grade 8 students from O’Rourke Middle School teacher Ed Hanlon’s technology classes recently attended the General Electric Technology Day, which is a STEM education project collaboratively developed by Schenectady-area educators and GE technical experts to enrich the STEM experience of local middle school-age students. At GE …

Board to decide on Veterans’ Tax Exemption, Dec. 13

Board to decide on Veterans’ Tax Exemption, Dec. 13 BH-BL board members held a public forum in September to explain how the Veterans’ Tax Exemption would impact BH-BL residents, collected feedback via community survey throughout October, and held a public hearing Nov. 14. At its Dec. 13 meeting, the board will decide if it will …

Smart Schools Investment Plan update

Smart Schools Investment Plan update As BH-BL heads into the second year of the Smart Schools Investment Plan, which is aimed at helping NYS schools modernize their technology equipment and network infrastructure and security practices, a few changes were made to the original technology plan submitted to the state. The board plans to approve the …

Prevention Needs Assessment Survey

Prevention Needs Assessment Survey Last week, students in grades 8-12 were given a Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) survey that BH-BL administers every few years in collaboration with the Saratoga Prevention Council. The survey includes questions about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, as well as other factors which place students at risk for problem behaviors. The …