CHES 2nd Graders Create Gingerbread Community for their ‘Bots

It was like a scene from a holiday movie with excited children setting up Gingerbread-like homes, stores, police station, and other buildings they crafted for their elaborate Gingerbread community. The students in Mrs. Hjelmar’s second grade class spent weeks working on a cross-curricular assignment that combined STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) activities with social studies and ELA to …

Robotics Team Takes 1st Place for Innovative Project

Robotics students from BH-BL recently participated in the Hudson Valley FIRST Lego League qualifier tournament in Ballston Spa. The group, entitled “The Rainbow Top Hat Robo Builders: The Newer Generation,” took first place in the Innovation Project category in the tournament. Their innovation project is to enable community recycling of single use batteries. The students …

Congrats to students accepted into All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to perform in the Saratoga-Warren All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival: Grades 6-7 Orchestra: Lilianna Cartier, Meg Gerwitz and Samantha Goodell Grades 8-9  Orchestra: Emeline Comulada Fried, Sophia Corchado, Jaime Dawes, Julia Guyer, Angeline Thomas. Paul St. John and Levi Yaconis Grades 10-12 Orchestra: Liam Sullivan Grades 9-12 Jazz Band: …

Science made relevant revs up learning for Auto Body students

When students understand why they need to know something, it makes learning not only easier, but also fun. Just ask the juniors in the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center’s Auto Body Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program who, under the instruction of integrated science teacher Brian Conway, recently worked with egg-based paint. …

Increase in seasonal illness results in enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols

It’s that time of year again–cold and flu season. And that means more and more kids (and adults) will be exposed to lots of germs. As such, we have seen an uptick in a variety of seasonal illnesses in our buildings over the past several weeks. The district will continue to implement its cleaning and …

Charlton Heights Principal Announces Retirement

Mr. Sinnenberg: A Spartan Through and Through Long-time Charlton Heights Elementary School Principal Tim Sinnenberg recently announced that after nearly 30 years at BH-BL he will retire on January 1, 2023. Tim, a 1985 BH-BL High School graduate, began teaching at Charlton Heights in 1992. He spent nearly 11 years teaching third- and fourth-grade students …