Charlton Heights Odyssey of the Mind Team are World Champs!

This past weekend, the Charlton Heights Odyssey of the Mind team became world champions! They won first place in their division at the Virtual World Finals Competition, beating 117 other teams from all over the world. The team of fifth graders: Lucy Capo, Emme Fischer, Arden Heiner, Stella Kibler, Paige Reyes, and Caroline Welsh have …

Envelope Shortage Delays Delivery of Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballot packets in mail Monday, June 1 Despite the fact that BH-BL election officials were assured that they had exceeded all necessary timelines, the district was informed this morning by NTS Data, the state-wide vendor it was using to print, label and mail absentee ballot packets to qualified voters, that they are experiencing a …

Honk If You See A “Class of 2020” Sign

Every BH-BL graduating senior received a “Class of 2020” sign to be proudly displayed on their lawn. These unprecedented times have resulted in district’s across the nation showing their support for this year’s graduating classes in different way. Thanks to High School Principal Tim Brunson, the BH-BL community is now filled with more than 200 …

Participation requested in statewide ThoughtExchange on the reopening of schools

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families and staff. We know that we are …

3 Students’ Artwork Among Only 5 Runner-Ups

Congratulations to BH-BL High School art teacher Mrs. Corrigan’s Advanced Drawing students Juliet Hull, Jocelyn Lucey and Autumn Rossi! Their artwork depicting research conducted by Mrs. Reals’ Science Research Students were 3 of the 5 runners-up featured in this year’s virtual Junior Science and Humanities symposium. https://www.albany.edu/jshs/

Student Artists Win Awards in Media Arts Festival

Congratulations to BH-BL artists who have won awards at the Capital Region Media Arts Festival at Niskayuna: Balbina Bouchard – 1st Place, Digital Illustration Julia Ettkin – Honorable Mention, Digital Illustration Emily Lussier – Honorable Mention, Film Public Service Announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjfhoaAaoF4&feature=youtu.be Corey Ward – (2) Outstanding Film, Outstanding Editing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeL95fMMQV8&feature=youtu.be

May 12 Board Meeting via Google Meet, 5 pm

The Tuesday, May 12, 2020n Board of Education meeting  is at 5 p.m. and residents can join the meeting via Google Meet. Join the meeting using this link. A friendly reminder for anyone attending the meeting to please keep your computer or device microphone on mute to reduce the amount of audible interference.

Annual school budget vote and board election to be held June 9 by absentee ballot

In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election (typically held in May) will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. There will be no in-person voting this …

BH-BL HS Ranked #5 in area by US News & World Report

In late April, the U.S. News & World released its 2020 Best High School rankings; Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School receiving Best High School recognition ranking 5 out of 40 Capital Region area schools. The rankings are done through a holistic approach by measuring six indicators: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math …