Residents are being asked to go to the polls on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to vote on a proposed $34 million renovation project (local cost $9.17 million) that would continue the improvements begun with the voter-approved 2013 Building Our 2nd Century referendum by remaining focused on upgrading and modernizing the district’s aging facilities. The proposed referendum would fund ...[READ MORE]
Join BH-BL Parent University and guest presenter Dr. Randy Cale to learn HOW to reverse this by nurturing grit and motivation on Wed., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Center (former Red Room) at BH-BL High School. Dr. Randy Cale has more than 20 years of clinical experience as a psychologist, parenting expert, therapist, and author. He is known locally and nationally, and has worked with more than 3,000 families.
CHES had 177 students who participated in this summer's reading program, a collaborative effort between the Town of Ballston Community Library and BH-BL library media department. In all, the students logged 132,000 minutes! "We topped last year's total, both in number of participants and minutes read," explains Library Media Specialist Sue Tomlinson. Congratulations to summer reading champions Kyle Crudele (8,139 minutes, highest), Arden Heiner (7,884 minutes, second highest), Andrew Heiner, Ryan O'Connell, Krish Itani, Kyle Crudele, Krisha Itani, Cohen Kerby, Caleb O'Connell, Arden Heiner, Megan Goodell, Mason Williams, and Kiernan Crary-Gracz.
Charlton Heights Elementary School art teacher Cindy Thomas-Turgeon taught students about zentangle art, and how it works with patterns and repeated designs. Together they researched examples and talked about how doodling can help some people relax and help others strengthen their listening skills. Students in each grade were assigned a colored paper feather according to the rainbow (Kindergarten = red; First grade = orange; etc.) and then got busy with black sharpies putting their research and knowledge to work! The finished feathers were attached to a winged silhouette hanging in the hallway. At Back-to-School Night parents were encouraged to take a photo with the finished product. Take a look at these super cool photos of CHES parents on the district's Facebook page!
Registration for the 2018-19 Spartan Junior Basketball Season and Travel Tryouts is open. The Junior Basketball a program is for children in grades 2-8 and emphasizes basketball fundamentals and team play. The program is run by the BH-BL High School coaching staff and players on Saturday mornings in the high school gym. Cost is $65. The program runs Nov. 3 to Feb. 16. Travel Tryouts are for students in grades 3-7. [REGISTER]
Are you ready to begin the what-to-pack-for-lunch routine? Don't sweat it. The BH-BL Food Service has got you covered. Staff have put together a robust menu of lunch options for your kids so you don't have to think about it. We also use the super convenient MySchoolBucks app. Sign up today so you don't have to spend your mornings searching between furniture cushions for lunch money.