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April 13, 2018

Is technology consuming your child and your household?

Join BH-BL Parent University and Dr. Randy Cale on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the O'Rourke Middle School library where parents will learn strategies to put an end to the struggles and battles over turning off their children's phones, tablets, computers, and video games. [LEARN MORE]

April 13, 2018

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BH-BL Community Dinner, May 3

Enjoy dinner with family and friends to support a worthy cause

Have you been meaning to get together with your friends or family but just can't seem to find the time? Gather your group and let BH-BL do the cooking for you. Join us for a Community Dinner, Thursday, May 3 at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Rd. Tickets can be purchased at any BH-BL school or Mail n' More, Rt. 50, Burnt Hills. Tickets are $18/adult or $12/child or $50/family of four. [WHAT'S FOR DINNER?]

April 12, 2018

BH-BL Technology Teacher featured as "Top Educator"

Congratulations to Middle and High School technology teacher Chris Lombardi for being named one of New Channel 13's Top Educators. In addition to teaching, Lombardi is also the set and technical director for all of the high school musical productions. #SpartanPride


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April 3, 2018

High School student Zachary Andrew competes in National competition

BH-BL High School and Capital Region Career & Technical Education student Zachary Andrew is competing in the National Automotive Technology Competition at the Javits Center in New York City...[READ FULL STORY]

March 29, 2018

2017-18 Regional Reflections Award Winners

Congratulations to BH-BL HS student artists Aamon Smith, Veronica Fulgieri, Morgan Woodbeck, Chloe Jacobs and Sidney Krawiecki for winning the National PTA Reflections Awards. Their work will be judged at the New York State level after winning a spot in the Regional level. Good luck, Spartans. [VIEW ARTWORK]

March 29, 2018

Students' art work on display at Capital Region BOCES Art Show

Congratulations to the BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be on display at the 30th Annual Capital Region BOCES Art Show April 17 through May 18 [VIEW ARTWORK]

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March 28, 2018

Sixty-two students inducted into World Language Honor Society

Congratulations to the 62 students who were recently inducted into the World Languages Honor Society. To qualify for this honor, students must hold at least an 85% average in their language classes and currently be enrolled in a level 3 class or have completed one in the past. They must also complete five hours of service credit through language-related events/activities. Keep up the good work, Spartans!

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March 28, 2018

Shimkus only HS student to present science research project at prestigious symposium

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student Ava Shimkus who recently presented her research project, "Accumulation of microplastic particles in New York State Tributaries," at the 10th Mohawk Watershed Symposium at Union College. Of the 29 presenters from education and industry, Ava was the only high school student who presented. Way to go, Ava!

March 19, 2018

BH-BL community comes together to fill high school’s Prom Closet

Every year hundreds of BH-BL High School students get decked out in formal attire to attend prom. Every year there are also students who are unable to attend prom because of the associated costs. But thanks to the Prom Closet program students can now “shop” for gently used prom attire and accessories. [READ THE FULL STORY]

March 19, 2018

Student Work Accepted into Regional Art Exhibit


Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists Nathan Slisher and Morgan Woodbeck for their having their artwork accepted into the 2018 High School Regional Art Exhibit. [VIEW ARTWORK]

March 16, 2018

Three BH-BL Students Medal at SkillsUSA

Congratulations to BH-BL High School students Mayanna Hayhurst, Joe McIntyre, and Tara Hoffman for earning second, third, and fourth place medals, respectively, at the regional SkillsUSA competition on Wednesday, March 14. [FULL STORY & PHOTOS]

March 14, 2018

Class takes virtual trip to Lake Placid's Olympic Center

BH-BL High School students in Jen Wheeler's Sports Marketing & Management classes have been learning to...[READ FULL STORY]

REPOSTED March 7, 2018

Order your yearbook today!

High School yearbooks are available for $75. Visit to place your order directly through the yearbook link.

Little girls in African wearing dresses
February 26, 2018

Making a difference one little dress at a time

BH-BL alumni Zoe Rockwell and FACS teacher Danielle Manning have been teaming up for the past several years to work on a project that helps clothe children in Africa, Little Dresses for Africa. Using new or gently used pillowcases, Manning teaches students in her Fashion & Textile classes how to transform a standard pillowcase into an adorable dress and t-shirts into shorts. The students learn more than sewing skills with this project. They also learn about compassion, kindness, and the importance of giving back and helping others. Rockwell brings the dresses with her to Africa where she delivers them to underprivileged villages. Manning is accepting donations of gently used or new pillowcases, spools of thread, and elastic. She can be reached at

February 8, 2018

BH-BL High School has a 98% 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]

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