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 …

April 15 Finance Committee & BOE Mtg Updates

There will be a brief online Board of Education meeting followed by an online Finance Committee Meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. via Google Meet to provide an update on the 2019-2020 financial projections due to COVID-19, the Superintendent’s Recommendations for the 2020-21 school budget, and other information on the 2020-21 school budget …

O’Rourke Construction to Begin April 6

Despite classes being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some renovations at school buildings are deemed essential work. Therefore, the district will move forward with the voter-approved construction at O’Rourke Middle School beginning Monday, April 6. Because the building is essentially empty, the contractors will now be working during the day time rather than the …

Help the PTSA Celebrate HS Staff, March 31-April 6

The BH-BL High School PTSA would like to thank staff for all their hard work mobilizing to keep students engaged, connected and learning during this difficult time. As well as for preparing meals, switching to a new teaching modality, delivering meals to students, keeping the community connected and caring for students. “The High School PTSA …

Special Board Mtg, 3/31

The Board of Education is holding a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. The public can attend the meeting via Google Meet. Here’s the link to join the meeting. View the agenda here.

March 24 Board Meeting Live Streamed

The Governor recently issued an executive order temporarily changing the laws governing public meetings during the public health crisis. Although district buildings are closed to the public in order to adhere to social distancing practices, the Governor is allowing Board of Education meetings to be held so districts can continue to conduct business. The meetings, …

Honoring Former Superintendent Dr. O’Rourke

It is with a heavy heart that the BH-BL community says goodbye to former Superintendent Dr. Richard “Dick” O’Rourke. He passed away Friday at the age of 90. Dr. O’Rourke served as the school district’s 3rd superintendent, from 1969-1994. He was one of only six superintendents in BH-BL’s 105-year history, and is the district’s longest …

HS Drama Club Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, March 12 (ONLY)

On Thursday, March 12, Governor Cuomo put significant restrictions on large group gatherings beginning Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. This means the High School play, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will be performed this evening (Thursday, March 12) only. The other two shows are cancelled.  All tickets purchased for this evening’s performance will be honored. People …

Hodgkinson’s curiosity puts him in the fast lane to a career as a diesel mechanic

Curiosity. That’s what drives Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School student Nicky Hodgkinson and why the junior from the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District is enrolled in the Diesel Tech program. “I like to take things apart and see what makes them work,” he said while working on a large engine in the …