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REPOSTED September 28, 2016

Board seeking community input on Veterans' Tax Exemption Act

At the Veterans' Tax Exemption Informational Forum on Sept. 20, the board and public learned about the exemption and what it means to qualifying veterans and non-qualifying taxpayers living in BH-BL. Before the board makes a decision about whether or not to enact the exemption and at what level, it would like to hear from the BH-BL community. Please take a moment to answer a brief survey. The board will use the survey responses during their decision- making process. Before you take the survey, please take a moment to watch a recording of the forum and review the handouts, if you did not attend the forum. The survey will close on Oct. 20.  [VIDEO OF FORUM]  [PRESENTATION]  [VET TAX GUIDE HANDOUT]  [ONLINE SURVEY]

September 28, 2016

BH-BL Homecoming, Oct. 8

All are welcome to join BH-BL on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the high school's Centennial Field for Homecoming festivities and the football game. Kick off is at 1:30 p.m., but there will be lots of class and club vendors and activities before and during the game. We hope to see you there wearing Spartan colors! #BHBLSpartanPride.

September 28, 2016

Spartan Catering dinners available at Homecoming, Oct. 8

After a day filled with Homecoming festivities and fun, who really wants to cook dinner? Don't worry, we've made it easy for you. Spartan Catering is selling dinners for $10. Pre-order your dinners now, then pick them up at Homecoming between 3 and 4:30 p.m. (Dinner sales will be limited at the game, so pre-order today!) Pre-sale dinner tickets are available at the high school or contact Todd Bucci at What's for dinner? Option 1: Pulled pork served on a Kaiser roll with potato salad, coleslaw, a cookie and a drink. Option 2: A half chicken with a baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll, cookie and a drink. Option 3: Eggplant Parmigiana dinner.

September 26, 2016

BH-BL students accepted into prestigious music programs

The BH-BL Fine Arts Department is glowing with pride these days with so many students earning music accomplishments. Here are a few ...[READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

September 23, 2016

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Join the BH-BL Team and become a substitute

Brief interviews Sept. 28 & Oct. 6

BH-BL school leaders are looking for substitute teachers, teaching assistants, and clerical positions. To get on the list, please visit us for a brief interview on Wednesday, Sept. 28 between 8 a.m. and noon or Thursday, Oct. 6 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Interviews are held at O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Rd. Call Dottie Salvatore at 399-9141, ext. 85015 to set up an interview. (Walk-ins are also welcome!) [FLYER] Did you know that substitute teachers earn $111/day; TAs earn $85/day and clerical staff earn $10/hour?

September 23, 2016

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New Parent Portal up & running

The new Parent Portal where parents can view important dates and announcements, and view their children's attendance information by period, their schedules, report card grades and progress reports is now up and running. If you haven't registered, visit our Parent Portal page to learn how. Also, each school's webpage has a Parent Portal link off of the Quick Links bar on the right side of the page. [PARENT PORTAL]

September 12, 2016

OMS students were busy reading this summer

Congratulations to top readers Carmela Jerry, Kieran Stone and Quinn Dougherty

It was a busy summer for 85 middle school students who participated in the summer reading program through the Town of Ballston Library. Together, they racked up a total of 100,525 minutes of reading! [READ MORE]

September 9, 2016

First Day of School Photos

The first day of school--despite the heat--was a success. More than 3,000 BH-BL students were welcomed back by their bus drivers, teachers, principals and many more on their first day of the 2016-17 school year! Check out photos on the district's Facebook page at:

June 29, 2016

Superintendent Offices now at O'Rourke Middle School

The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Registrar, Communications and Community Liaison offices have moved to temporary space at O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Road. The new mailing address is BH-BL District Office, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. Phone extensions are the same. As part of the district's $34.2 million voter-approved renovations project, the district offices will be relocated to the high school in the 2017-18 school year.