Students Studying Mandarin Chinese Learn About New Year Traditions from World Awareness Museum

Earlier this month, BH-BL World Language teacher Leejun Taylor welcomed guest speakers from the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls to give a hands-on presentation/workshop for 6th and 7th grade students studying Mandarin Chinese. “They learned about the geography of China and the traditions and celebration practices of Chinese New Year, Chinese Zodiac, and …

Assemblywoman Walsh Congratulates Students for Highest Participation in “Take Me To Vote” Campaign

Earlier this month, Assemblywoman MaryBeth Walsh and Donna Dardaris from the Saratoga County League of Women Voters visited Mrs. Sala’s grade 5 classroom to congratulate students for having the greatest participation the fifth-grade classes of students who went to the polls with their parents in the fall. Every year the League of Women Voters holds …

Congratulations to Founder’s Day Award Recipient Mrs. Mosall

Several Pashley Elementary School students were part of a video made for Founder’s Day Award Recipient Mrs. Heather Mosall. Congratulations! Embedded YouTube video of Pashley Elementary School students recognizing Mrs. Mosall for being a Founder’s Day Award recipient

Guest Speaker Talks About Importance of Learning Chinese, Shares Life Experiences

Students in LeeJun Taylor’s Grade 7 Mandarin Chinese, grade 6 enrichment, and Chinese I classes at the high school, recently enjoyed a visit from CJ Beede, a 1976 BH-BL graduate, who spent nearly all of his career working and living in China. Beede congratulated the students for studying Mandarin at an early age and spoke …

Yearbooks are selling quickly!

Hey students, don’t miss out on the opportunity to capture your high school memories! Buy a 2019-20 high school yearbook now because there are only 150 left for sale. Get yours today because there won’t be another chance to buy them once they are gone.

Friends of Music Purchases Recorders for EVERY 3rd Grader

Learning to play the recorder in music class as a child is somewhat of a rite of passage and a stepping stone to other musical instruments students can learn to play later in elementary school. Yet, even hearing the word recorder summons giggles or cringes from those who’ve experienced the sound of it. And while …

School Event Location Changes, Update Your Calendars

Due to the unexpected closure of the high school auditorium and the much anticipated construction at O’Rourke Middle School as part of the Building Our Second Century II project, some events, such as concerts and plays, have been moved to alternate locations. Please take a moment to update your calendars so you don’t miss any events! …

Technology Brings Author & Students Together

Thanks to today’s technology, O’Rourke Middle School 7th-grade students were able to virtually meet and converse with the author of a book they had just finished reading! As part of a  grade-wide project organized by the school’s English teachers, 7th-grade students read the book Rebound by Kwame Alexander. And, using Google Hangouts, they participated in …

Elks Club Recognizes Americanism Essay Contestants

The Clifton Park Elks recognized 10 Americanism Essay Contest entrants and their families at a breakfast at the Lodge on Sunday, Feb. 9. Americanism Chair Tom Venezio and Exalted Ruler Craig Masterson presented each student with a certificate recognizing their participation in the contest. Each student wrote a 300 word essay on the subject “What …

2020 Founders Day Honorees Recognized

“Congratulations to the 2020 Founders Day honorees. This is the newest group of individuals recognized for their contributions to the BH-BL Way. Founders Day celebrates the beginnings of the place we know as the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD. An organization that is the result of an effort by parents, teachers, and school leaders to work …