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March 27, 2015


PACE students write their own Dr. Seuss books

Oh! The Places They'll Go!

BH-BL's grade 5 PACE (Program for Achieving Children's Excellence) students finished their unit on Dr. Seuss where they examined how to ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

March 24, 2015

Science winners

BH-BL students earn awards at annual Science & Engineering Fair

Several BH-BL students earned awards this past weekend at the 25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to... [READ MORE]

REPOST March 24, 2015

Finance Committee meeting moved to April 2   

 The originally scheduled March 31 Finance Committee Meeting has been moved to Thursday, April 2. The distict is hoping to have final state aid numbers at that time. The Finance Committee meeting is at 7 p.m. in the HS library.

March 24, 2015

Absentee ballot applications now available  

If you will be out of town or are physically unable to get to the voting polls for the annual school budget vote and board elections on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, you can apply for an absentee ballot. [LEARN MORE]

March 23, 2015

BH-BL Board of Education, BH-BL Teachers' Association and BH-BL District Administration release joint statement

On Monday, March 23, a joint statement that addresses state budget negotiations, teacher evaluations and standardized testing was released by the BH-BL Board of Education, the Teachers' Association and district administration. [READ JOINT STATEMENT]

March 20, 2015

Career Fair girl with therapy dog

Career Fair at middle school introduces students to future possibilities

On Thursday, March 19, BH-BL eighth-grade students attended the school's annual Career Fair where more than 25 local community members and parents, representing a variety of careers, gave presentations about their career fields and the education behind it. [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

March 20, 2015

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TWEET...BH-BL is now on Twitter

That's right, BH-BL has moved into the twittersphere! You can now follow us to learn what's happening at BH-BL. Our handle is @BHBLSchools. We'll use this space to keep you informed of district and school news. We'll even retweet posts from our High School Principal Tim Brunson and our Athletic Director Joe Scalise who tweets athletic news! Follow them at @BhblHSPrincipal and at @BHBLAthletics.

March 19, 2015

35 students inducted into World Language Honor Society

Congratulations to the 35 high school students who were recently inducted into the World Language Honor Society. [READ MORE]

March 13, 2015

Students show off state "collections" at U.S. Jackdaw Fair

Fifth-grade students in Mr. Moore’s and Mrs. Hall’s classes were the stars of their United States Jackdaw Fair today at Charlton Heights Elementary School.  

March 10, 2015

Two open board seats in May election

Petitions available at the district office

Two seats on the BH-BL Board of Education will expire at the end of the school year. If you are interested in running in May for a three-year term on the board, please stop by the district office, 50 Cypress Drive, Glenville, to pick up a petition and Board Candidate packet. Visit our board members' roles & responsibilities webpage to learn more about what it means to be a board member. If you have questions about Board Candidate packets, please contact Communications Specialist Tara Mitchell at 399-9141, ext. 85041 or Petitions are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 20.

March 9, 2015

Lindsay Armbruster

O’Rourke Middle School Teacher Honored as SHAPE America Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School Health Teacher Lindsay Armbruster who has been named the Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. [FULL STORY]

March 6, 2015

Students touching a weather balloon

Weather chasers bring Doppler on Wheels to BH-BL

 BH-BL High School earth science students met weather experts from the Center for Severe Weather Research today along with college professors and students from Hobart - William Smith who gave students a hands-on approach to learning about weather. [READ MORE & PHOTO GALLERY]

March 6, 2015

RPI Engineering Day

BH-BL HS students get their hands dirty for the sake of engineering

BH-BL High School students spent the day working on engineering-related projects with students from RPI who are in the college's Engineering Ambassadors Program. Students had to put their civil engineering hats on and build a model structure that could withstand a simulated earthquake; get their hands dirty as they learned the chemistry behind an oil spill clean up and tried out a few different clean up methods; rely on their nuclear engineering skills to build a "rocket,"; create their own water filtration system to offer solutions to third world countries; and they had to brush up on their biomedical engineering skills to "create" connective tissues for implantation. [PHOTO GALLERY]

March 5, 2015

Three BH-BL Odyssey of the Mind teams take first place

Congratulations to the three BH-BL Odyssey of the Mind teams for taking first place in the Feb. 28 regional competition. All three teams advance to the state championships in Binghamton in April. [READ MORE]

March 3, 2015

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Historical Wax Museum comes to “life” with the touch of a button

On Friday, Feb. 27, Charlton Heights second-grade students in Mrs. Brooks’ class brought their month-long research project to life at the 14th annual Historical Wax Museum. Visitors only had to "push a button" to bring a character to life. [READ FULL STORY & WATCH VIDEO]

March 3, 2015

2015-16 School Budget Forum presentation available

School officials held their first--or preliminary--budget forum on Tuesday, March 3, where they shared the latest state and school budget news. A copy of the presentation is here. [PDF OF PRESENTATION] [VIDEO OF PRESENTATION] As always if you have questions, please contact the Superintendent or Business Administrator. The next budget forum is Tuesday, April 14.

January 27, 2015

Friday Family Fun Nights at the Pool

We've got the cure for wintertime blues: Family Fun Nights! Join us on Fridays, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24 and May 15 for a night of fun in the high school pool from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Aquatic toys and games will be available to make your family swim night super fun. The cost is $2 per person. Lifeguards will be on duty. [FLYER]

January 15, 2015

BH-BL bus drivers wanted


Are you looking to earn some money AND still have your summers and school vacations off? We've got the perfect job for you. Stop by the BH-BL Transportation Office or call Rich Hewlett at 399-9141, ext. 83525 to learn more about how YOU can become a bus driver at BH-BL.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Central School District

50 Cypress Drive

Glenville, NY 12302

Superintendent Patrick McGrath

(518) 399-9141 ext. 85002

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