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April 24, 2014

BH-BL athletic director relies on broad experience to take on new roles next school year

BH-BL Athletic Director Robert McGuire was recently appointed as PEP Grant director and facilities consultant for the district’s Building our 2nd Century renovation project. In order to properly dedicate his time to the new roles, McGuire will step down from his position as athletic director. [READ MORE]

April 24, 2014

Stevens Odyssey of the Mind team advances to world finals

Congratulations to the Stevens Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team for taking second place at the State Competition on Saturday, April 12 at Binghamton University. [READ MORE]

April 22, 2014

Capital Region BOCES Art Show to feature 8 BH-BL students' work

Art work on display April 22 to May 22

Congratulations to BH-BL high school art students who had their work selected to be on display at the 26th Annual Capital Region BOCES Student Art Show. The Art Show, located at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, in Albany, is open to the public by appointment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will run from April 22 through May 23, 2014. [VIEW ARTWORK]

April 22, 2014

2014-15 school year calendar approved

At the April 8 meeting, the board approved the one-page 2014-15 school year calendar. In August, a more detailed and comprehensive 2014-15 calendar will be mailed to all households. [ONE-PAGE CALENDAR]

REPOSTED April  22, 2013

Meet-the-Candidates Night, May 5 at MS cafetorium

New location to accommodate online streaming

The Meet-the-Candidates Night, where residents have an opportunity to meet and ask BH-BL Board of Education candidates questions prior to board elections on May 20, has been moved to Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium. Please update your calendars to reflect the new date and location. The event will be moderated by the Saratoga League of Women Voters. Residents will have an opportunity to elect three community members to the board of education on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. If residents are unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed online. A link will be made available at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 5.

April 11, 2014

Summer 2014 Enrichment Opportunities

The long summer days are almost here, do you know what your children will be doing? Is he or she interested in STEM programs, Spanish, Chinese/Tai Chi, Ecology or maybe Micro-controllers? There's lots to do. Take a look at some of the many enrichment programs and classes offered  at BH-BL, neighboring schools, BOCES centers and even Siena and RPI colleges. [LEARN MORE]

April 11, 2014

Board adopts 2014-15 proposed budget to go before voters May 20

At its April 8 meeting, the board of education adopted the 2014-15 proposed budget that will go be before voters on Tuesday, May 20. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the high school gym. The proposed budget is $60,458,535 and calls for a tax levy increase of 1.94 percent, preserves current programs and services, and seeks to position BH-BL for a strong educational and financial future. The proposal represents a $1.4 million or 2.44 percent spending increase. In addition to the 2014-15 school budget, residents will be asked to consider a land purchase proposition (which carries no tax impact); a bus purchase proposition; and to elect three candidates to the board of education. A detailed budget newsletter is expected to be in mailboxes in early May. Visit our budget webpage for more budget-related information.

REPOSTED April 11, 2014

Absentee ballot applications available

If you are unable to vote in person in the 2014-15 school budget vote on Tuesday, May 20, you may request an absentee ballot by completing and submitting an absentee ballot application. Contact District Clerk Christopher Abdoo at 399-9141, ext. 85025 to request an application or download the application here.

April 7, 2014


BH-BL High School Music Department earns Festival Sweepstakes Award for "Most Outstanding Total Program"

At this past weekend's WorldStrides Heritage Music Performance Festival, BH-BL raked in 18 awards with three students earning the distinction of "outstanding" in various categories. [READ MORE]

March 31, 2014

BH-BL's music education program received "Best Communities for Music Education" designation by NAMM

The NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants), which recognizes and celebrates commitment to music education for all children, recently named BH-BL as a "Best Communities for Music Education" district. [LEARN MORE]


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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