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September 29, 2014

Odyssey of the Mind informational meeting, Oct. 7

If your child likes thinking outside of the box, using hir or her imagination, writing stories, building, being spontaneous, acting, creative thinking, solving problems, working in a team and hands-on activities then you'll want to come check out the student-driven project, Odyssey of the Mind, which is lots of fun. The districtwide Odyssey of the Mind informational meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the O'Rourke Middle School cafeteria. [FLYER]

September 29, 2014

Taste of Burnt Hills, Oct. 20

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Education Foundation will hold its annual Taste of Burnt Hills fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the BH-BL High School Cafeteria, 88 Lakehill Road. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Mail 'n' More, Route 50, and will also be available at the door. [MORE]

September 19, 2014

BH-BL now offers easy-to-use online school lunch payment program available at BH-BL

Great news! We are offering an exciting new option to help make your life easier.® is an online system that will allow you to set up a school lunch program account for your children, deposit funds into your children’s accounts, review purchases, check balances and more. You’ll even get an email poke when account balances are low. Additionally, there’s a mobile app that allows parents to view and replenish their child’s account using a smartphone.  [LEARN MORE] [SIGN UP]

September 18, 2014

Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Case confirmed in Capital Region

As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York and the Capital Region. The following information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is being provided to help BH-BL become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. [MORE INFORMATION]

September 15, 2014

BH-BL tax rates to increase an average of 1.13 percent

In late August, the Board of Education adopted the 2014-15 property tax rates for the BH-BL school district. The average tax rate increase is 1.13 percent, which is slightly lower than had been anticipated due to more rapid than expected growth in overall property values. [READ MORE]

September 14, 2014

BH-BL Physical Education in the news

Daily Gazette article "Not your parents' gym class: Teamwork stressed today" by reporter Kelly de la Rocha. [READ ARTICLE]

September 5, 2014

First day of kindergarten

Congratulations to the newest members of the BH-BL family--our kindergarten students who began school today!


September 5, 2014

Way to go Spartans!

Congratuations to the BH-BL athletic department and its players and coaches for receiving the Suburban Council Sportsmanship Award for the 2013-14 school year. This is a great accomplishement for BH-BL and a true testament to our students who always carry themselves--on and off the field--in a dignified manner. The banner is on display in the gym at the high school.

September 5, 2014

Sporting events admission guidelines reminder

No unattended children at evening varsity sporting events

Athletic events are a very important aspect of school life and provide a wholesome way to influence the positive growth and development of our students. We encourage students to attend athletic events, however, students in grades 4 through 8 must be accompanied by an adult. [READ GUIDELINES]

September 4, 2014

Welcome back to school!

Today was the first day of the 2014-15 school year. There were many smiles from students and faculty, and a feeling of excitement filled the classrooms. Check out the photos to catch a glimpse of the first day back. [PHOTO ALBUM]

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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