2019-20 School Budget Vote Passes

Residents Approve 2019-20 School Budget On Tuesday, May 21 residents approved the 2019-20 school budget proposal of $69,548,408 with 1,173 yes votes and 420 no votes, and a passing margin of nearly 74 percent. The Board of Education election results are Patrick Ziegler with 969 votes, Jennifer Longtin with 955 votes, and Lee-Ann Mertzlufft with …

Parent University for Parents of English Language Learners, June 1

Keeping Our Children Successful Strengthening the home-school connection for parents of elementary-aged English Language Learners. On Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in the O’Rourke Middle School Library, please join Mrs. Salasoo and Mrs. Velasco for a Parent University aimed at parents of children who are English Language Learners (ELL) This Parent University event is …

Stevens Students Set New Guinness World Record in Speed Stacking

Speed and concentration help 310 Stevens Elementary School students become part of setting a new Guinness World Record for speed stacking. Earlier in the school year, Stevens students along with students from more than 2,500 schools in more than 25 different countries participated in a record-setting challenge by speed stacking for 30 minutes (or more) …

Stevens Students Create Mosaic “Masterpiece” Out of Rubik’s Cubes

Library time isn’t only about helping kids find the right book to nurture their love of learning and reading. Library lessons are also about exploring new things, working together as a team, and making some really cool discoveries. That’s exactly what third grade students at Stevens Elementary School did recently with Library Media Specialist Heidi …

Creative Writers Read Winning Stories at Bookstore

Creative Writers Read Winning Stories at Bookstore On Sunday, May 5, BH-BL students, Elizabeth (Stevens Elementary School), Emmy (Pashley Elementary School) and Caroline (Stevens Elementary School), spent the morning reading their winning creative writing pieces at the Open Door Bookstore on Jay Street in Schenectady. The bookstore holds an annual children’s creative writing contest then …

Summer Reading Requirements for Incoming 6th graders

Summer Reading Requirements for Incoming 6th graders All sixth-grade students will be required to independently choose and then read books at home, during a study hall, and/or during class as part of their sixth-grade Readers Workshop (RW) goal.  Below is part of the grading rubric that students will learn more about when they meet their …

Summer Rec Registration is Open

Summer Rec 2019 Information & Registration This year the Summer Rec program will be held at Charlton Heights Elementary School from July 1 to 26, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p. m.(Early drop off is available.) Fee: $385.00 ($50 discount for each additional child) REGISTER TODAY at  bit.ly/BHBLsummerrec Questions? Contact Summer Recreation Director Andrew …

BH-BL Celebrates another successful year of FIRST Robotics

BH-BL Celebrates another successful year of FIRST Robotics In early February, BH-BL students and parents came together to celebrate another successful year of FIRST robotics programming at the first-ever, end-of-the-year FIRST Robotics banquet. Students from the district’s Junior Lego League (Grades K-4), FIRST Lego League (Grades 4-8) and FIRST Tech Challenge teams (Grades 8-12) celebrated …