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District NEWS

July 17, 2014

BH-BL unveils first-in-the-area Outdoor Community Fitness Center

It's summer, so why go inside to workout when you can do a gym workout outside at the new BH-BL Outdoor Community Fitness Center. Thanks to the three-year Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, BH-BL staff were able to design, build and fund an outdoor fitness center to further promote lifelong physical well being. [FULL STORY & VIDEO]

July 17, 2014

BH-BL student recognized as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Congratulations to Lubov McKone (2014 graduate) who was recognized as a National Merit ​Scholarship Finalist. She is one of 4,500 winners across the United States to receive a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship. Lubov will attend Boston University in the fall. [FULL STORY]

July 10, 2014

Value of a BH-BL education at top of list

In a recent article in the Times Union, BH-BL was ranked by the Center for American Progress as the highest performing school district in the area (tied with Niskayuna) receiving an 82 in the achievement index and receiving the top score--6 out of 6--in the return on investment category. [FULL STORY]

July 2, 2014

BH-BL Names Joe Scalise New Director of Physical Education and Athletics

Joe Scalise is the new BH-BL Director of Physical Education and Athletics effective Friday, August 1. He was appointed by the Board of Education Tuesday night and replaces Robert McGuire, who was appointed PEP Grant Director and Facilities Consultant for the district’s Building our 2nd Century renovation project. [FULL STORY]

June 30, 2014

District website captures NSPRA National Award of Merit

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District website, redesigned and launched this past September, has won a National Award of Merit in the 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Contest. [FULL STORY]

June 27, 2014

BH-BL ranks 5th among area school districts

BH-BL was once again ranked No. 5 among 85 area school districts in The Business Review's annual School Report for 2014. A school district's overall score is a weighted tabulation that takes into account student test score results and graduation rates. [READ MORE]

June 25, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Today at the district's 95th commencement ceremony, nearly 300 BH-BL students proudly walked across the stage at SPAC to accept their diplomas. Check out a video montage on our Facebook page.

June 25, 2014

Graduates: Behold and embrace your box of chocolates

This month's Parent Today's online newsletter includes some sage advice from BH-BL Principal Tim Brunson. Login and read the story. Or, sign up to receive this free online education-related newsletter. [SIGN UP] Our district ID is 12302.

June 24, 2014

BH-BL ranked one of the best science schools in the region

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District in Saratoga County ranked eighth on this year's science rankings. The district offers a three-year science research program that allows students to research, collect data, publish and present their findings on a topic of their choice. Read the full Albany Business Review newspaper article. [FULL STORY]

June 24, 2014

Science research program at BH-BL sparks students' interest in STEM

Read the full Albany Business Review newspaper article. [FULL STORY]

June 23, 2014

Stevens fifth-graders take a ‘byte’ out of computer programming at Hour of Code

Fifth-grade students were gathered in the computer lab on Friday, June 20, to learn basic computer programming to make a Zombie avatar navigate through a series of mazes. With help from professional computer programmers from the NYS Comptroller’s Office, students learned the basics of programming and writing code (Javascript, HTML, etc.). [FULL STORY & PHOTOS]

June 10, 2014

2014 Retired Staff and Outstanding Students Recognition ceremony

At the 2014 Retired Staff and Outstanding Students Recognition ceremony, the BH-BL Board of Education and school administrators thanked retiring staff and outstanding students for their hard work and dedication over the years at BH-BL. Without them, BH-BL wouldn't be the superb school district it is. Thank you! [PHOTO GALLERY]


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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