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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]
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.
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!
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 www.celebratemydrive.com/home
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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]
Great news! We are offering an exciting new option to help make your life easier. MySchoolBucks.com® 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]
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]
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]