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News Archive

District NEWS

February 15, 2018

A letter from Superintendent McGrath regarding school safety following recent incident in Florida

Our hearts are heavy today after yesterday’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and community of Parkland. [READ LETTER]

February 15, 2018

Winter Recess, Feb. 19 to 23

School is closed for winter recess from Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 23. Enjoy the break and we'll see everyone when school resumes on Monday, Feb. 26.

February 15, 2018

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BH-BL Follies, April 13 and 14

Auditions, March 26 and 27

Get ready, get set...and go show off your talents in the annual BH-BL Follies being held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, Apriil 14 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Auditions for the Follies are Monday, March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

February 8, 2018

BH-BL High School has a 99% graduation rate

From today's Daily Gazette: "Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School marked one of the highest graduation rates in the area -- 98 percent -- with just five out of the class' 270 students not graduating in June; two of them graduated in August, lifting the school's graduation rate to 99 percent." [DAILY GAZETTE ARTICLE]

February 8, 2018

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Sirianni accepted into NYS Honors Band

Congratulations to BH-BL trombonist, Cedric Sirianni, who was selected for the 2018 New York State Band Directors Association Honor Band. The Band was chosen from 450 candidates statewide, representing 80 schools. Cedric will be performing with the Honor Band on Sunday, March 4 as part of the NYSBDA Symposium. Way to go, Cedric!

February 5, 2018

HS Science Research students presented at prestigious regional symposium

Sinopoli advances to state competition

Congratulations to BH-BL High School Science Research students Jonathan Sinopoli, Mary Hamilla, Karolyn Bedore, and Darian Topolski for presenting their original research at the ...[READ MORE]

February 5, 2018

Student artwork to appear in 3D Exhibit, Feb. 5-28

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists Grace Apffel, Abby Brino, Josephine Holt, Faith Jandreau, Park Scott, Willow Scott, and Logan Williams, whose artwork has been selected for display at the Art in 3 Dimensions Exhibit at Mohonasen High School from Feb. 5 through 28. There is also a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. [VIEW ARTWORK]

January 25, 2018

Grade 4 students perform science experiments at the high school’s Science Demo Day

What do kids like more than making their own slime? At BH-BL’s annual Science Demo Day we learned that fourth graders also enjoy ... [READ THE FULL STORY AND VIEW PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK]

January 24, 2018

Board adopts new contract with Teachers’ Association

At its Jan. 23 meeting, the BH-BL Board of Education approved a new three-year negotiated agreement with its Teachers’ Association, concluding a bargaining process that began during in the ... [READ MORE]

January 23, 2018

HS Strat-O-Matic Club wins national t-shirt design contest

One of BH-BL's newest after-school clubs, the Strat-O-Matic Baseball Club, recently won the ... [READ MORE]

January 19, 2018

BH-BL's robotics team earns 2nd place in Motivate Award

Congratulations to BH-BL High School’s robotics team, the Mechaspartans, for taking 2nd place in the Motivate Award category at the FIRST Tech Challenge competition this past weekend. The Mechaspartans ...[READ MORE]

January 13, 2018

BH-BL takes first place in Regional Future City competition


It was a big day for several O'Rourke Middle School students who took first place in the Regional Future City Competition and for two BH-BL High School seniors who were named Alumni of the Year. [READ FULL STORY]

January 11, 2018

Kindergarten Registration Information

If you have a child entering kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year and he or she is not yet on our list of incoming students please contact Registrar Jackie Martini at 518-399-9141, ext. 85002 or Registration packets will be mailed to parents Thursday, Feb. 22; the Kindergarten Informational Meeting is Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Pashley Elementary School; and registration is Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Elementary School.

January 2, 2018

Classroom group project and charity efforts bring students together

Students learn lifelong skills in Morocco's courses

If you were at the middle school at all this fall you might have been wondering if the students had set up a small farm. Well, no, they didn’t. But thanks to technology teacher Nick Morocco’s Grade 8 Technological Systems students, the lawn outside of his classroom did look like a farm. That’s because ...[READ FULL STORY]