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February 1, 2016

BH-BL seniors win big at Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Congratulations to BH-BL HS seniors Luke LeBel and Gwenda Law for taking first place in their sessions at this weekend's Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, and to Matthew Cyrus for taking second place in his session. LeBel and Law will move on to compete against 28 other students March 8 and 9 at the Upstate JSHS for the honor of representing New York State in the National Competition. Cyrus also advances and will compete in the poster session at the Upstate Fair. This is another outstanding example of academic excellence at BH-BL! We wish the students good luck at the next round of competitions!

February 1, 2016

Art in Three Dimensions show to feature BH-BL students' work, Feb. 1-25

Congratulations to the BH-BL HS art students whose sculptures were selected for the annual juried Art in Three Dimensions Show. [MORE]

February 1, 2016

HS students artwork to appear in "Represented" art show, Feb. 1-29

Congratulations to the BH-BL HS students whose artwork was selected for the show "Represented" at... [MORE]

January 29, 2016

BH-BL HS teacher Jen Wheeler named Top Teacher

Congratulations to BH-BL HS business teacher Jen Wheeler for being named a top teacher by channel 13. Way to go Mrs. Wheeler! [NEWS VIDEO]

January 28, 2016

Elementary & HS students perform science experiments together during Science Demo Day

Dry ice bubbles, computer programming, Oobleck (aka Science Slime), Glow in the Dark Bubbles, CD Hovercrafts, Elephant Toothpaste, an Iodine Clock, and Lava Beakers were just some of the nearly 20 different science experiment stations that students in fourth grade were ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

January 25, 2016

BH-BL's HS robotics team advances to Regional competition

Congratulations to the BH-BL HS robotics team for doing so well in a recent competition at Albany Academy that it moves to the Regional Competition at PACE University. The team also took ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

January 22, 2016

BH-BL HS accepts "Tools for Schools" check for 250,000 points

This past week representatives from Price Chopper presented BH-BL HS teacher Ms. Bach and students with a "Tools for Schools" check for 250,000 points for ... [READ MORE]

January 20, 2016

Capital Region school districts face uncertainty over Gap funds

For BH-BL, Gov.'s proposal withholds $600K in state aid through GEA, results in flat foundation aid

BH-BL Superintendent Patrick McGrath spoke to Gazette reporters about what the Governor's education budget proposal means for BH-BL--the state will continue to withhold more than $600K in state aid through the GEA and foundation aid will be flat. Tough decisions lay ahead for district leaders if the GEA is not restored. In the meantime, we encourage residents to reach out to local legislators to ask for the elimination of the GEA now--not over a two-year period. [READ GAZETTE ARTICLE]  [ADVOCACY INFORMATION]

January 19, 2016

Congratulations to Courage Award winner Nico Petel

Congratulations to BH-BL HS student Nico Petel who was one of only two area students to receive the 2016 Student Courage Award, which is presented annually by the Martin Luther King Lecture series at Siena College. The Courage Award honors young men and women in the Capital Region who have demonstrated personal courage by taking positive action against racism, prejudice or bias-related violence in their community. Nico is the first BH-BL student to receive this award. Spartan Pride!

January 19, 2016

BH-BL Kids Korner preschool program registration, Jan. 19-Feb. 12

For the last 20 years BH-BL's Family & Consumer Sciences Department has operated a preschool, Kids Korner, in the spring at the high school. Kids Korner is a learning lab planned and implemented...[READ MORE]

January 15, 2016

BH-BL's Jr. FIRST Lego Team participated in first districtwide showcase

Congratulations to the more than 110 students (and parents) who are part of the district's popular Jr. FIRST Lego League for ... [READ MORE]

January 12, 2015

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BH-BL HS senior chosen for prestigious music program

Congratulations to BH-BL HS senior Allison Taft who was recently chosen to be an Albany Pro Musical apprentice for the second year in a row. This is a prestigious ... [READ MORE]

REPOSTED January 12, 2016

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School leaders to submit technology investment plan to state for SmartSchools Bond funding

At its January meeting, the Board of Education approved the district's comprehensive technology investment plan that will be submitted to the state to be considered for SmartSchools Bond money...[READ MORE & VIEW PLAN]

January 12, 2016

Future City team takes 2nd in region

Congratulations to the O'Rourke Middle School Future Cities team for taking second place in the ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

January 12, 2016

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BH-BL graduation rate top in region

BH-BL's graduation rate of 95% is #1 in the region, according to today's article in the Schenectady Gazette. Keep up the good work Spartans! [READ ARTICLE]

January 8, 2016

LeBel named an Intel Science Semi-finalist

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student Luke LeBel for being recognized as an Intel Science Talent Search Semi-finalist for his work on creating an index that will help predict hurricane precipitation amounts. The STS is one of the oldest and most prestigious science fairs in the United States, often called the "Junior Nobel Prize". Good luck to Luke on the next steps to possibly being named a finalist!

January 8, 2016

Szczepaniak and Zeglen participate in Give Back Day

Giving back to Albany Medical Center goes deep for Lauren Szczepaniak who was only 10 days old when...[VIEW NEWS CLIP]

January 8, 2016

Centennial assemblies explore BH-BL history

Elementary school students learned about the district's history in a Centennial assembly where they got to see how BH-BL schools, dress styles, music and more have changed throughout the decades. Enjoy this slideshow video about BH-BL's history. ‪[SLIDESHOW VIDEO]

January 6, 2016

Students' artwork displayed in All Star exhibition, Jan. 16 through Feb. 27

At the 12th annual All Stars exhibition from Jan. 16 through Feb. 27, Saratoga Arts will showcase the work of Saratoga County high school students, including nine from BH-BL. Congratulations to ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

January 5, 2016

BH-BL student honored with Schwarz welding scholarship award

Congratulations to BH-BL and Career & Technical Education student Connor Craig for being the latest recipient of the Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand Memorial Scholarship. The award was presented recently by the Schwarz family and teacher Corey Gable during a ceremony in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) welding classroom. [READ MORE]

January 5, 2015

Greater Capital Region school superintendents outline legislative priorities

School superintendents from across seven counties in the Greater Capital Region have come together to outline the changes needed at the state level to spur a period of progress and achievement for New York’s students and schools. The priorities are detailed in a legislative position paper...[READ MORE]

January 4, 2016

BH-BL Voice of Democracy winners recognized by VFW

In December, the VFW Post 4660 held a Voice of Democracy awards ceremony at a Glenville Town meeting to congratulate and recognize ... [READ MORE]


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Central School District

50 Cypress Drive

Glenville, NY 12302

Superintendent Patrick McGrath

(518) 399-9141 ext. 85002

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