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District NEWS

December 6, 2016

BH-BL’s School Delay and Closing Procedures reminder

New procedures help district make more accurate school closing decisions

Now that the winter weather has arrived, we’d like to remind parents and students of BH-BL’s school delay and closing procedures. When determining whether to delay or close school, the decision-making process begins at 4:30 a.m. and includes ...[READ MORE]

November 30, 2016

Hurricane Sawyer blew into Charlton Heights to wreak havoc

I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll leaf blow your house down. Wait, what? That's not how the story goes. This must be enrichment (PACE) teacher Carrie Sunkes' unit about hurricanes! [FULL STORY]

November 28, 2016

BH-BL student athletes shine during fall season

It was another great season for BH-BL student athletes this fall. They worked hard both on and off the field. Here are the results of all their ...[MORE]

November 28, 2016

Coach Bynon receives Amazing Person Award for Coaching

If you see Coach Gary Bynon be sure to congratulate him for being honored with an Amazing Person Award for Coaching from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD). Way to go, Coach!

November 22, 2016

New water testing results at BH-BL

Like many school districts around the region, BH-BL’s test results show elevated levels of lead in several water outlets. At this time, we have results from all five schools. A complete list of results are available...READ MORE.

November 15, 2016

Board to decide on Veterans' Tax Exemption, Dec. 13

BH-BL board members held a public forum in September to explain how the Veterans' Tax Exemption would impact BH-BL residents, collected feedback via community survey throughout October, and held a public hearing Nov. 14. At its Dec. 13 meeting, the board will decide if it will enact the Veterans' Tax Exemption at level 1 and include Gold Star parents.  [LEARN MORE]

November 15, 2016

MS students participate in Technology Day

More than 50 grade 8 students from O'Rourke Middle School teacher Ed Hanlon's technology classes recently attended the General Electric Technology Day, which is a STEM education project collaboratively developed by Schenectady-area educators and GE technical experts to enrich the ...[FULL STORY & PHOTO GALLERY]

November 10, 2016

BHBS Alumni Hockey Game, Nov. 26

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa varsity hockey team is hosting its annual alumni game on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. at SCRF (full gear required.) We hope you'll be able to join them.

November 2, 2016

Smart Schools Investment Plan update

As BH-BL heads into the second year of the Smart Schools Investment Plan, which is aimed at helping NYS schools modernize their technology equipment and network infrastructure and security practices, a few changes were made to the original technology plan submitted to the state. The board plans to approve the latest tech plan changes at its December meeting. At this point, the district has used nearly $618,000 of the $1.9 million allocated from the state for major network infrastructure upgrades at the middle and high schools (LAN, wireless, management). [VIEW CHANGES] [VIEW FULL TECH PLAN]


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