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District NEWS

April 20, 2018

BH-BL named "Best Communities for Music Education" school

Congratulations to the entire Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District and community for being named among the nation's Best Communities for Music Education for the 6th year in a row! BH-BL is one of 583 school districts across the nation that is being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for their outstanding music education program.

REPOSTED April 13, 2018

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BH-BL Community Dinner, May 3

Enjoy dinner with family and friends to support a worthy cause

Have you been meaning to get together with your friends or family but just can't seem to find the time? Gather your group and let BH-BL do the cooking for you. Join us for a Community Dinner, Thursday, May 3 at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Rd. Tickets can be purchased at any BH-BL school or Mail n' More, Rt. 50, Burnt Hills. Tickets are $18/adult or $12/child or $50 for a 4-pack. [WHAT'S FOR DINNER?]

April 20, 2018

Board approves 2018-19 budget proposal, vote May 15

Polls open 7 am to 9 pm at BH-BL High School

At its April 17 meeting, the BH-BL Board of Education unanimously approved the $68 million 2018-19 budget proposal that will go before voters on Tuesday, May 15. The plan carries an estimated 1.98% tax rate increase and a 2.90% tax levy increase which is below the district's tax levy cap. Polls are open Tuesday, May 15 from 7 am to 9 pm at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Road. A detailed newsletter will be mailed to residents in early May. [BUDGET DETAILS]

April 20, 2018

Meet-the-Candidates Night, May 9

Residents David Versocki & Lisa Morse running unopposed

Join us on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the HS Board Room to learn more about the candidates running for school board.

April 12, 2018

BH-BL Technology Teacher featured as "Top Educator"

Congratulations to Middle and High School technology teacher Chris Lombardi for being named one of New Channel 13's Top Educators. In addition to teaching, Lombardi is also the set and technical director for all of the high school musical productions. #SpartanPride

April 3, 2018

High School student Zachary Andrew competes in National competition

BH-BL High School and Capital Region Career & Technical Education student Zachary Andrew is competing in the National Automotive Technology Competition at the Javits Center in New York City...[READ FULL STORY]

March 29, 2018

Students' art work on display at Capital Region BOCES Art Show

Congratulations to the BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be on display at the 30th Annual Capital Region BOCES Art Show April 17 through May 18 [VIEW ARTWORK]

March 28, 2018

Shimkus only HS student to present science research project at prestigious symposium

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student Ava Shimkus who recently presented her research project, "Accumulation of microplastic particles in New York State Tributaries," at the 10th Mohawk Watershed Symposium at Union College. Of the 29 presenters from education and industry, Ava was the only high school student who presented. Way to go, Ava!

March 28, 2018

Sixty-two students inducted into World Language Honor Society

Congratulations to the 62 students who were recently inducted into the World Languages Honor Society. To qualify for this honor, students must hold at least an 85% average in their language classes and currently be enrolled in a level 3 class or have completed one in the past. They must also complete five hours of service credit through language-related events/activities. Keep up the good work, Spartans!

March 28, 2018

Board adopts REVISED 2018-19 school calendar

At its March 27 meeting, the Board of Education adopted the revised basic 2018-19 school calendar which includes the dates for the first day of school, half days, days off, and school recess weeks. BH-BL generally follows the Capital Region BOCES calendar, which was recently revised with new dates for the April 2019 break. Due to this change, BH-BL also revised its calendar. The detailed district calendar that includes specific school events is mailed to residents in August.

March 19, 2018

BH-BL Community Comes Together to Fill High School’s Prom Closet

Every year hundreds of BH-BL High School students get decked out in formal attire to attend prom. Every year there are also students who are unable to attend prom because of the associated costs. But thanks to the Prom Closet program students can now “shop” for gently used prom attire and accessories. [READ THE FULL STORY]

March 16, 2018

Three BH-BL Students Medal at SkillsUSA

Congratulations to BH-BL High School students Mayanna Hayhurst, Joe McIntyre, and Tara Hoffman for earning second, third, and fourth place medals, respectively, at the regional SkillsUSA competition on Wednesday, March 14. [FULL STORY & PHOTOS]

March 14, 2018

Stevens library dedication ceremony planned for June 1

Memorabilia being collected until May 15

On Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m., BH-BL will dedicate the Stevens Library Media Center in honor of Mary Joan Egan, a librarian and administrator at BH-BL for more than 40 years. She retired in 1999 at the age of 80. The dedication committee is asking former students, colleagues, and community members to contribute photos, written memories, or other memorabilia to be shared at the dedication ceremony. If you have anything you wish to contribute please send it via email to Alison Cuyler at or Heidi Brower at by Tuesday, May 15. Please only send copies of items, not the originals.

March 14, 2018

Class takes virtual trip to Lake Placid's Olympic Center

BH-BL High School students in Jen Wheeler's Sports Marketing & Management classes have been learning to...[READ FULL STORY]

February 8, 2018

BH-BL High School has a 98% graduation rate

From today's Daily Gazette: "Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School marked one of the highest graduation rates in the area -- 98 percent -- with just five out of the class' 270 students not graduating in June; two of them graduated in August, lifting the school's graduation rate to 99 percent." [DAILY GAZETTE ARTICLE]