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District NEWS

February 15, 2019

Winter Break, Feb. 18-22

There is no school from Monday, Feb. 18 to Friday, Feb. 22.  Enjoy winter recess and the time off. We'll see everyone Monday, Feb. 25.

February 13, 2019

BH-BL Celebrates another successful year of FIRST Robotics

In early February, BH-BL students and parents came together to celebrate another successful year of FIRST robotics programming at ...[FULL STORY]

February 12, 2019

BH-BL High School & Career and Tech student headed to the Culinary Institute of America

High School senior Stephanie Jones is one of only two Capital Region BOCES students headed to one of the most prestigious culinary universities in the fall to build on her knowledge of the culinary arts. [READ FULL STORY]

February 5, 2019

Sophomores visit Siena to learn about BH-BL's & Siena's Early Assurance Program partnership

Recently several BH-BL High School sophomores, along with two guidance counselors and a business teacher, visited Siena College to learn more about the partnership between both schools through the Early Assurance Program. Through the program, students can apply for admission to Siena’s School of Business as early as the tenth grade to secure a seat for the customizable bachelor of science in business degree program, then a master of business administration, all within four years.

January 31, 2019

BH-BL among highest graduation rates in the region

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department released the 2018 graduation rate data which shows that BH-BL continues to have one of the highest graduation rates, 95 percent*, in the capital region. [FULL STORY]

January 29, 2019

Science Research students take first and second place wins at Symposium

Congratulations to Sam Cavanaugh, Dora Law, Isabelle Cataldo and Ava Shimkus who took home first and second place awards at the district's 18th annual Eastern Section Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposium. Nearly 80 students from 18 schools presented their authentic research to professional judges ...[READ FULL STORY]

January 29, 2019

Clothing and School Supplies Drive, Feb. 1 to Mar. 1

The BH-BL High School's Interact Club is collecting clean, gently used clothing and writing utensils for students in Ukraine who have been displaced by war. If you'd like to donate any of these items, drop boxes can be found at any BH-BL school from Feb. 1 to March 1. Questions? Contact HS teacher Cheryl Bach.

January 29, 2019

Fourth-grade students get "slimed" during the high school's annual Science Demo Day

Gooey slime, glow-in-the-dark bubbles, DIY Lava Lamps, and Boo Bubbles were just a few of the experiments fourth-grade students were introduced to last week during the high school's annual Science Demo Day. [FULL STORY]

January 25, 2019

Governor Unveils Executive Budget; BH-BL’s Foundation Aid Increase Proposed at only 0.25%

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. For BH-BL, the governor's proposal would result in a Foundation Aid increase of only 0.25 percent, or $33,682. Foundation Aid is the largest aid category to support operating expenses. [FULL STORY]

January 25, 2019

Changes to Enhanced STAR take effect in 2019

Residents 65+ now must enroll in IVP to receive benefits

Because of changes New York state made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. [READ FULL STORY]

January 14, 2019

BH-BL takes first place in Capital District Regional Future City competition

Team advances to National competition, Feb. 17-19

It was another outstanding competition for O'Rourke Middle School’s Future City team who took first place for the second year in a row at the prestigious Regional Future City Competition held Saturday, Jan. 12 at The Armory at Sage College in Albany. [READ FULL STORY]

January 3, 2019

2019-20 Budget Development Plan & Calendar

School officials and the board have begun work on the 2019-20 school budget. The first order of business was the approval and adoption of the budget context, objectives and development calendar. The board uses this as a guide when building the budget, which goes before voters Tuesday, May 21. [DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR]