Smart Schools Investment Plan update

Smart Schools Investment Plan update (January 2020) BH-BL continues to draw upon the funds made available by the Smart Schools Investment Plan, a NYS program aimed at helping NYS schools modernize their technology equipment and network infrastructure and security practices. Most of our funds to date have been used to support the enhancement of our …

Spartans Helping Other for the Holidays

Every year, BH-BL High School students in Mrs. Manning’s Child Studies and Child Psychology classes “adopt” a child for Christmas. And through their efforts with fundraising, donations, etc., they are able to help a child and their family have a merry Christmas. This year, Manning’s students collaborated with their Distance Learning peers from other school …

Senator Tedisco Recognizes CHES’s Annual Respite Night

Charlton Height Elementary School recently held its sixth Annual Respite Night that provides a fun, safe environment for special needs students while giving their parents a night out. This year’s event was marked by a special guest–Senator Jim Tedisco–who presented event organizer Terry Koster and Superintendent Patrick McGrath–with a NYS Senate Proclamation recognizing this initiative …

Students Make Models of Tiny Homes, Reusable Shopping Bags

Students in Mauranda Comley’s middle school Family and Consumer Science  classes (FACS) learned quite a bit about reducing, reusing, and recycling during their recent lesson on sustainability. “I want my students to have a complete understanding of the impact we have on our planet and I want them to see how they can change their …

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 …