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May 18, 2018

Fine Arts Showcase & Induction Ceremony, May 21

Join us on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m., at BH-Bl High School for the district's annual Fine Arts Honors Showcase, featuring performances by the Orchestra, Concert Band and Concert Choir, a presentation of artwork by honored seniors, and a short awards ceremony honoring graduating seniors. New this year is the induction of six alumni into the BH-BL Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame. Congratulations to musicians Colonel (Ret.) Thomas H. Palmatier (’72) and Stephen Kostyniak (’91), artists Paul Harding (’94) and Andy Curlowe (Wojcik) (’02), and thespians Lawrence Merritt (Maranville) (’55) and Susan Boyajian (’81).

REPOSTED May 18, 2018

Athletic Program Informational Meeting, May 21

Parents who are new to the BH-BL School District athletics program and students who are interested in trying out for a high school sports team are encouraged to attend the Athletic Program Informational Meeting with BH-BL Athletic Director Joe Scalise on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

REPOSTED May 18, 2018

Stevens library dedication ceremony, June 1

On Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m., BH-BL will dedicate the Stevens Library Media Center in honor of Mary Joan Egan, a library media specialist and administrator at BH-BL for more than 40 years. She retired in 1999 at the age of 80. Seating for the ceremony is limited. Please RSVP by May 29 to Director of Libraries Suzanne Rayome at or 518-399-9141, ext. 84016.

May 18, 2018

Capital Region Teacher Recruitment, June 13

Do you like working with students of all ages? Do you believe you have what it takes to inspire all students to learn? Are you looking for a meaningful career that uses your skills and strengths? Join us Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Shenendahowa High School East auditorium to learn from seasoned teachers about why they love what they do. [MORE INFORMATION]

May 2, 2018

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, June 9

Congratulations to the following who will be inducted into the BH-BL Athletic Hall of Fame on June 9: Erin Little 2007, Erika (Swits) Cook 2008, Andrew Cook 1996, Andrea (Sinnenberg) Wanat 1988, David Fisher 2008, and Matt Bielecki 2004. And to community members Lisa & George Budesheim; Coach George Dudas; administrator Tim Sinnenberg; and Legacy Athletes Bruce Hamlin 1967, Donald Van Vranken 1942, and Sandor Szabo 1959. To purchase tickets, contact BH-BL Athletic office 399-9141, ext. 83307

UPDATED May 18, 2018

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NEW DATE: Spring Carnival, June 21

The PES PTA is hosting a districtwide Spring Carnival on Thursday, June 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at PES. Admission is free for adults; $5/child. Admission includes yard games, carnival show (12:45 p.m.), entertainment & games every 30 minutes with DJ Mike Libertucci and there are fire truck and police car tours. There will also be a Dunk Tank (try to dunk Principal Bonacio and other PES staff!), Shooting Star Basketball, pony rides, petting zoo, KP's Smokehouse BBQ, cotton candy, balloon animals and more (not included in admission). All proceeds support the Pashley Outdoor Track Fundraiser.

May 15, 2018

Residents approve 2018-19 school budget

BH-BL residents approved the 2018-19 school budget with 1,090 yes votes to 389 no votes, and an approval percentage of 74%. Board candidates David Versocki (1,182) and Lisa M. Morse (1,207) will fill the upcoming vacancies and serve three-year terms beginning July 1. Next year's budget will result in an estimated 1.98% tax rate increase. Thank you for voting today!

May 11, 2018

Students sign letters of intent

Three more seniors signed their Letters of Intent in a ceremony at the high school this afternoon. Congratulations to the following student athletes who have committed to compete in their sport at a collegiate level: Brittany Katz (tennis at St. Michael's College), Jake Stanko (football at UAlbany), and Alex Turczyn (swimming at LeMoyne College).

May 11, 2018

OMS students earn PE Awards

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School dtudents who were recently awarded the Sandra G. Morley Leadership Award. They were selected by their physical education teachers for exhibiting sportsmanship, citizenship, and a desire to learn and improve. They lead physically active lifestyles, are leaders and have a positive influences on their peers

May 3, 2018

Student musicians earn top awards at Toronto Music Festival

Congratulations to all of the BH-BL High School music ensembles for their performances at the Toronto Festival of Music--ratings of "Excellent" achieved by all six groups! [READ ABOUT THE AWARDS]

May 1, 2018

Student artwork entered in Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to high school student artists Rebecca Kelley, Marielle Scott and Jake Tashman for having their artwork selected to be entered into the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which is...[VIEW ARTWORK & LEARN MORE]

April 20, 2018

BH-BL named "Best Communities for Music Education" school

Congratulations to the entire Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District and community for being named among the nation's Best Communities for Music Education for the 6th year in a row! BH-BL is one of 583 school districts across the nation that is being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for their outstanding music education program.