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.
The Midnight in Paris-themed semi-formal dance is Friday, March 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $10 per person and includes the entry fee, pizza and ice cream. Proceeds will benefit Ainsley's Angels of America, which is an organization aimed at building awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Join us for a fun-filled, whimsical night for a great cause. We hope to see you there. Questions? Contact HS teacher Jen Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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]
Congratulations to BH-BL High School and O'Rourke Middle School student musicians who have been accepted into the Suburban Council Music Festival: Alexa Belanger, Carsyn Bonesteel, Nicole Boyea, Carlianna Ewing, Rebecca Friedman, Samantha Girard, Sam Hatfield, Mckenna Hickey, Julie Neville, and Matthew Sinnenberg! The students will gather with other musicians from area Suburban Council schools to rehearse with a guest conductor and perform in concert at Ballston Spa HS on Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.
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.
Anyone who is planning to participate in a spring sport must see the school nurse to receive a yellow Sports Clearance form before the first day of tryouts/practice. See the nurse even if you played a winter or fall sport. If you need an updated physical, the district's physician will be offering free physicals during the school day at the high school and middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Sign up in the nurse's office.
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]
Congratulations to the following BH-BL student artists whose works have been chosen by jurors for display at the 2019 Art in 3D Exhibition: Annabella Zocco, Faith Jandreau (2 works), Fiona Martin, Logan Williams, and Prudence Miller. The exhibit runs from Feb. 6 to the 28 at Mohonasen High School with a reception on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 7 snow date.) Nice work, Spartans! [PHOTOS OF ARTWORK]
Congratuations 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]
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.
Who doesn't love pizza? All pizza lovers are invited to participate in the high school's Interact Club's Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Pizza Works from 2:30-9 p.m. This day ONLY, the pizza shop will donate 20% of the proceeds from all pizza sales to the Interact Club. The club will be using the funds to pay for the shipping costs associated with sending supplies to Ukraine students in need (see post above).
All BH-BL High School parents are encouraged to use the new online attendance form to notify the school when their child will be absent or late, or to request an early dismissal. This information can also be left on the attendance voicemail by calling 518-399-9141, ext. 83310. Parents are required to come in to the building to sign out their child from the main office if they have not submitted the form or left a message by 10:30 a.m. Please note that BH-BL High School administrators reserve the right to contact you directly to verify the legitimacy of the form and any messages left on the attendance voicemail.