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October 20, 2014

National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24

Of the 50 million American children who attend school each day, more than half (26 million) ride a yellow school bus to campus. That translates to a whole lot of wheels covering an immense swath of territory. According to the American School Bus Council, some 480,000 school buses log an estimated 5.76 billion miles each year. In BH-BL, students are transported more than 870,000 miles each year. [FULL STORY]

October 16, 2014

New website features: Parent Resources & Community Announcements

Community Corner expands

BH-BL is excited to announce that it has expanded its award-winning website by adding two new features--Parent Resources and Community Announcements--to the Community Corner section. (See left.) Parent Resources is dedicated to providing parents with information about everything from Annual Notices to Transportation, and everything in between, in one convenient place. Community Corner is a webpage where community-related announcements and event flyers are posted for public viewing as a way to further strengthen the school and community connection. Use the Community Corner navigation bar on your left to access either webpage.

October 16, 2014

OMS PTA Craft Fair, Nov. 1

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 1 for the annual O'Rourke Middle School PTA Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking at the middle school are free! There will be a bunch of crafters, a raffle and a book exchange program. Hope to see you there!

October 14, 2014

Celebrate My Driving event logo

BH-BL participates in Celebrate My Drive event,
Oct. 15 to 24

Vote daily for BH-BL

In recognition of Teen Driving Safety, BH-BL High School students and the community are invited to participate in the Celebrate My Drive event from Oct. 15 to 24. You can vote for BH-BL every day of the event! Put the link in your bookmarks bar and remember to vote daily to help BH-BL win a $100,000 or $25,000 grant for the school. Learn more at

REPOSTED October 9, 2014

Taste of Burnt Hills, Oct. 20

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Education Foundation will hold its annual Taste of Burnt Hills fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the BH-BL High School Cafeteria, 88 Lakehill Road. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Mail 'n' More, Route 50, and will also be available at the door. [MORE]

October 7, 2014

New varsity boys basketball coach appointed

At it’s Oct. 7 meeting, the board of education unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Tooker as the new BH-BL varsity boys basketball coach. [FULL STORY]

October 7, 2014

Long time board member announces resignation

At the Oct. 7 meeting, long time board member Elizabeth Herkenham announced she will be stepping down from her seat on the BH-BL Board of Education effective January 1, 2015. [FULL STORY]

October 2, 2014

commended students

Four BH-BL seniors honored as Commended Students

Congratulations to BH-BL seniors Brendan Van Allen, Michael Batzinger, Gabriella Rao and Ethan Perregaux for being named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. [FULL STORY]

October 2, 2014


Three BH-BL students accepted into the Empire State Youth Orchestra

Congratulations to BH-BL students Carly DeLeonardo (Repertory Orchestra, Clarinet), Aubrey Dunn (Wind Orchestra, Trumpet), and Megan Halm (Repertory Orchestra, Cello) for being accepted into the Empire State Youth Orchestras this season. [READ MORE]

October 2, 2014

Property Tax Freeze Credit information

Do the recent media reports about the Property Tax Freeze Credit have you wondering what exactly it all means? We've taken the time to help simplify this new legislation and answer some of the frequenty asked questions. Take a look. [TAX FREEZE FACT SHEET]

October 2, 2014

October is National Bullying Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness month and as such, BH-BL student will participate in schoolwide anti-bullying themed assemblies, activities and more. To kick off this month, take a look at this Bullying Awareness video. [VIDEO]

September 19, 2014

BH-BL now offers easy-to-use online school lunch payment program available at BH-BL

Great news! We are offering an exciting new option to help make your life easier.® is an online system that will allow you to set up a school lunch program account for your children, deposit funds into your children’s accounts, review purchases, check balances and more. You’ll even get an email poke when account balances are low. Additionally, there’s a mobile app that allows parents to view and replenish their child’s account using a smartphone.  [LEARN MORE] [SIGN UP]

September 18, 2014

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Case confirmed in Capital Region

As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York and the Capital Region. The following information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is being provided to help BH-BL become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. [MORE INFORMATION]

September 15, 2014

BH-BL tax rates to increase an average of 1.13 percent

In late August, the Board of Education adopted the 2014-15 property tax rates for the BH-BL school district. The average tax rate increase is 1.13 percent, which is slightly lower than had been anticipated due to more rapid than expected growth in overall property values. [READ MORE]


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Central School District

50 Cypress Drive

Glenville, NY 12302

Superintendent Patrick McGrath

(518) 399-9141 ext. 85002

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