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 …

Two Students Participate in Tech Program at Proctor’s Theater

Two BH-BL High School students, Kassidy Olson and Dawson Bertrand, were recently able to get first-hand experience in theater arts when they participated in the Proctor’s Theater Broadway Technical Career Exploration Program through Capital Region BOCES. BH-BL High School music teacher Ann Derrick explains that the program offered unique workshops, mentors, and observation opportunities during …

Fall/Winter issue of “O’Rourke Observer” is now available

2019-20 Fall/Winter O’Rourke Observer [Print-friendly version of O’Rourke Observer] Go Green! By Cora R Go Green! Make sure to go to Herr Van Gelder’s room to donate soda can tabs! Your donations are greatly appreciated! The Go Green club recycles plastic bottles and they help out the world a lot by recycling plastic and keeping …

Fire, Science & Automobile Repair for BH-BL HS Students

Capital Region BOCES & BH-BL HS juniors Nate Martindale and Kyle Morey test the effects of heat on various metals during Integrated Science Class as part of the Automotive Trades Technology program on the Albany campus of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Integrated Science Teacher Brian Conway said the objective of the lesson …

PES Students & NYS Troopers Workout Together

Pashley Physical Education teachers Kim Ferrie and Adam Cohen recently entered a contest sponsored by the New York State Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) Association that was themed “Jump Start on our School Year.” Their lesson was aimed at bringing awareness to the importance of fitness for all of first …

Student Musicians Accepted into Suburban Council Music Festival, Jan. 10-11

Congratulations to the following BH-BL musicians who have been accepted into the Suburban Council Music Festival on January 10-11, 2020: HS Band – Emilie Bennett, Jillian O’Connor, Tingwen Zhang, Anya Kotkoskie, Senja Matson, Link Erickson, Thomas Raimo, Allison LeClair, Cedric Sirianni, Will Ziegler HS Orchestra – Cheyenne Zhang, Erich Brucker, Jami Fuson, Bella Wheeler, Mia …

Seniors Thank Veterans at Ceremony & Breakfast

More than three dozen veterans participated in BH-BL High School’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony where they were personally thanked with a handshake by every high school senior. The ceremony began with a color guard presenting with the American Flag while the concert band played “America the Beautiful.” The pledge was recited and several SGO members …

HS students win VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Competition was steep this year as 96 students participated in the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest through the Mayfair-Glenville VFW Post 4660.  This year’s theme is “What Makes America Great.” One winner is selected for every 15 local entries. Those winners then advance as co-equal entries to VFW District …