Governor’s executive order to pay property taxes early is not applicable to BH-BL school taxes

Governor’s executive order to pay property taxes early is not applicable to BH-BL school taxes Late last week Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that would allow New Yorkers to “prepay” their 2018 property taxes before the end of 2017 tax year because the new federal tax bills will limit the deduction for state …

MS classroom project and charity efforts bring students together

Classroom group project and charity efforts bring students together Students learn lifelong skills in Morocco’s courses If you were at the middle school at all this fall you might have been wondering if the students had set up a small farm. Well, no, they didn’t. But thanks to technology teacher Nick Morocco’s Grade 8 Technological …

BH-BL Seeks 5 Community Members to Serve on 2018 Bond Referendum Committee

BH-BL Seeks 5 Community Members to Serve on 2018 Bond Referendum Committee District leaders are looking for five BH-BL residents to serve alongside administrators, faculty, staff members, and PTA representatives on the 2018 Bond Referendum Committee. The committee will be responsible for evaluating the projects proposed by an internal group (Critical Renovations Needs & Initiatives …

Athletic Accolades All Around

Athletic Accolades All Around The fall athletic season at BH-BL has resulted in lots of titles for our student athletes who worked hard both on and off the field this season. Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey team for earning the regional and state-semifinalist championships; the tennis team for taking the sectional championship title; the Varsity Boys Cross …

BH-BL HS PTA Reflections Award Winners Announced

BH-BL HS PTA Reflections Award Winners Announced 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 “Within Reach.” BH-BL High School students created a piece of artwork, choreographed a dance, composed music, took a photograph, or wrote a story about …

Student musicians to perform in Music Festival, Nov. 18

Student musicians to perform in Music Festival, Nov. 18 Congratulations to BH-BL High School musicians Jessica Landry, Anna LeClair, Rory Lesperance, Mark Piotrowski, Cedric Sirianni, and Nathan Slisher for being selected to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18. Based upon NYSSMA Solo scores, students from 50 area school districts were …

Fifth-graders preparing for premiere of “Wonder”

Fifth-graders preparing for premiere of “Wonder” Pashley fifth-graders use every spare moment (yes, even in costume on Halloween) to read the book “Wonder” which is about a boy with a facial deformity who is attending a mainstream school for the first time. “The book has so many lessons on accepting differences, kindness, and bullying. It …

Student musicians to perform at band festival, Oct. 21

Student musicians to perform at band festival, Oct. 21 Congratulations to O’Rourke Middle School Musicians Mia Belanger, Tyler Carlson, Samantha Girard, Mckenna Hickey, and Julie Neville, and BH-BL High School Musicians Avery Belanger, Evan Buckley, Abigail Evans, Kayla Hollis, Jessica Landry, Rory Lesperance, Hannah Lewis, Mark Piotrowski, Justin Ronca, Cedric Sirianni, and Kieran Thomas. They …

Go Home Early Drill, Oct. 6

Letter to BH-BL Parents from Superintendent McGrath This Friday, October 6, 2017 we will be dismissing our students 15 minutes early as part of the Capital Region BOCES annual “Go Home Early” drill. I am writing to inform you about this now because I know that some parents may wish to make slightly different child …