Pack Extra Clothes

A friendly reminder that students go outside daily to play during recess. Please be sure your child has appropriate attire for outdoor play (e.g. coat, hat, gloves/mittens, boots, etc.). Additionally, children will need snow pants if they are going to play in the snow.   The playground can be muddy and wet. Therefore, please pack …

Spartans Helping Other for the Holidays

Every year, BH-BL High School students in Mrs. Manning’s Child Studies and Child Psychology classes “adopt” a child for Christmas. And through their efforts with fundraising, donations, etc., they are able to help a child and their family have a merry Christmas. This year, Manning’s students collaborated with their Distance Learning peers from other school …

High School Auditorium to Close in January, Renovations to Begin Early

CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE Included in the voter-approved Building Our 2nd Century II Capital Project is the renovation and upgrade of the high school’s auditorium. Originally slated to close next school year, the auditorium will now close in January 2020 and the construction timeline will be updated to allow renovation work to begin earlier than planned. When proposing …

Senator Tedisco Recognizes CHES’s Annual Respite Night

Charlton Height Elementary School recently held its sixth Annual Respite Night that provides a fun, safe environment for special needs students while giving their parents a night out. This year’s event was marked by a special guest–Senator Jim Tedisco–who presented event organizer Terry Koster and Superintendent Patrick McGrath–with a NYS Senate Proclamation recognizing this initiative …

Students Make Models of Tiny Homes, Reusable Shopping Bags

Students in Mauranda Comley’s middle school Family and Consumer Science  classes (FACS) learned quite a bit about reducing, reusing, and recycling during their recent lesson on sustainability. “I want my students to have a complete understanding of the impact we have on our planet and I want them to see how they can change their …

NYSSMA Solo Festival Sign Ups

Student musicians are invited to apply for participation in three different NYSSMA Solo Festivals, scheduled for the Spring. The NYSSMA Piano Solo Festival  at The College of Saint Rose on March 6 and 7. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 8. The regular NYSSMA Instrumental/Vocal Festival at Voorheesville on  April 3 and 4. The application …

BHBS Ice Hockey Fundraiser

Go ahead, shop at Avon (online) and support the BHBS Ice Hockey team. The team’s goal is to raise $500. Simply shop at http://avon.com/fundraiser/bhbshockey and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the team–plus, you get some pretty cool products!

Annual Food Drive Feeds 100 Families for the Holidays

BH-BL students and families once again rally together to collect enough food through the annual Holiday Food Drive to feed nearly 100 families in need this holiday season. BH-BL partners with local churches and the Boy Scouts of America to collect and distribute food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. “Together we are strengthening our community,” says …

Congrats to PTA Reflection Contest HS Winners

PTA Reflections Contest Winners Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 PTA Reflections Contest.  Many worthy and notable entries were received.  All the artists should be proud of their work! Visual Arts: Jocelyn Lucey’s Soul Confined and Peyton Felix’s Leaves will be a Mystery, Plastic will be History Visual Arts Honorable Mentions: Christopher McDaid’s What …

Dancing & Music Education at PES through Popular SPAC Program

Embedded YouTube video of News Channel 10 Coverage of SPAC Residency Program at Pashley Elementary School SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — It’s a blast from the musical past and the final day of a 10-week tour to Capital Region school districts. Directed by the Saratoga Performing Arts Dance Residency, they spent continuous days traveling to teach …