Including architects' drawings, newsletter & list of all projects
At its April 21 meeting in the MS Library at 7:30 pm, the Board is expected to adopt the proposed 2015-16 school budget which will go before voters on Tuesday, May 19. A detailed budget newsletter will be mailed to all residents in early May. Other important budget-related dates include the Budget Hearing on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in the MS Cafetorium and Meet-the-Board-Candidates Night on Wednesday, May 13 in the MS Cafetorium at 7:30 pm.
School leaders and the board hosted the final 2015-16 budget forum on Tuesday, April 14, where they presented the nearly complete budget proposal, which included the proposed tax levy increase of 2.68%, the estimated tax rate increase of 1.76% and details of what's included in the budget proposal. If you were unable to attend in person a recording of the presentation is available. [FORUM RECORDING] [POWERPOINT PDF]
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. Petitions and information to be included in the budget newsletter are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 20.
The Division of the Budget released state aid runs for school districts across the state today. It is being reported that the overall increase in aid for school districts is $1.33 billion, an estimated 6 percent increase. This includes an increase in Foundation Aid and a 58 percent restoration of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) statewide. However, BH-BL falls below the state average increase and is projected to receive a 2.7 percent increase in state aid in the 2015-2016 school year. [READ FULL STORY]
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]
Several BH-BL students earned awards this past weekend at the 25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to... [READ MORE]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Congratulations to the 35 high school students who were recently inducted into the World Language Honor Society. [READ MORE]
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.
[READ FULL STORY & VIEW PHOTO VIDEO]
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 email@example.com. Petitions and information to be included in the budget newsletter are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 20.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.