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 …

Holiday Shop Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Charlton Heights PTA-sponsored Holiday Shop on Thursday, Dec. 5. Volunteers are needed to help the kids shop and wrap gifts. It is such a fun day to be a part of so please sign up if you can.  

No Classes K-12, Nov. 19

There are no classes for K-12 students today, Nov. 19. However, the previously scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences and Professional Development activities will still be held. Middle and High School teachers should report to their respective buildings by 11 a.m.  Elementary school teachers should report to their buildings by noon. Additionally, there is no out-of-district transportation.

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 …

HS Students Tour USS Constitution & Freedom Trail

In late October, BH-BL HS teacher Kurt Semon took students in his American Revolution History class to Boston, MA to explore the Freedom Trail. The students also participated in a two-hour private tour of the USS Constitution where they were able to take an indepth look at the ship.