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Delmar, NY 12054
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Singing alum & The Voice contestant scores lifelong fans in return visit to BC

She has the talent that's for sure, but it may be a secret weapon that propels Bethlehem's own Dani Moz to the top of the competition on the popular reality show, The Voice. That secret weapon? The BC pride the singer brought with her this week as she made three emotional and charm-filled visits to the schools she attended growing up in Delmar. READ MORE

Final state aid figures provide clearer budget picture

The Bethlehem Board of Education moved closer to adopting a proposed 2014-15 budget Wednesday when district administrators updated state aid projections following passage of the final state budget earlier this week. The district will receive an additional $580,000 above what had been allocated under the Governor’s Executive Budget proposal, according to Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Douglas. READ MORE

Board of Education honors students for outstanding achievement

Dozens of students from elementary through high school were honored for their recent achievements by the Board of Education at its April 2 meeting. They included Odyssey of the Mind champions, National History Day competitors, Albany County's representative at the League of Women Voters' Students in Albany conference, and the high school's seven National Merit Scholar Finalists. READ MORE

BC students excel in National History Day competition

Eleven students from the middle school and high school will advance to state-level competition after achieving first and second place scores in the regional National History Day contest.

Winter athletes honored not once, but twice

Several BC winter athletes who participated in sectional-level competition or higher were honored by both the Board of Education and Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. MEET THE ATHLETES

Donation to help remind students to Hang Up
and Drive!

Members of the Bethlehem Police Department stopped by BCHS on Tuesday, March 25, to present members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) with checks totaling $500 to be used to bring a special guest speaker to the school. That speaker, Jacy Good, will deliver to students a compelling personal story of how a young man talking on a cell phone caused an accident that would change Jacy's life forever. READ MORE

Friday, May 23 to be regular school day

Friday, May 23 will be a regular school day for all students at BCSD. The day is listed in the original calendar as a "contingency day" and is used if the district needs to make up for an excess snow day. The 2013-14 calendar allowed for one snow day, and the district has used two. The number of snow days vary from year to year and are determined based on the academic calendar. 

BOE adopts 2014-15 school year calendar

On Wednesday, March 19, the BCSD Board of Education adopted the basic 2014-15 school year calendar. A more detailed calendar will be printed and mailed in August. VIEW 14-15 CALENDAR

2014 Board of Education Election is May 20

There will be three Board of Education seats on the ballot in the 2014 election, which will take place on the date of the budget vote, May 20, 2014. Nominating petitions are available from the district clerk and must be obtained in person. LEARN MORE

Preliminary budget reveals $4.8 million gap; full GEA restoration could fill bulk of shortfall

The Board of Education began public discussion of the 2014-15 Bethlehem Central School District budget at its meeting on Feb. 26 with a look at preliminary budget figures which show an estimated gap of $4.8 million for the coming school year. READ MORE

Parents for Excellence, Embracing a Higher Standard: the Common Core, Feb. 25 recap

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Bethlehem Central’s Parents for Excellence hosted a meeting entitled Embracing a Higher Standard: the Common Core. The meeting brought together Bethlehem parents to discuss the need for higher academic standards and to strategize ways that parents can help catapult student success at Bethlehem Central. READ MORE

Recap of Common Core In The Classroom

To help parents better understand what our curriculum looks like to students in the classroom under the state’s new Common Core Learning Standards, teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level described new aspects of the curriculum, such as writing and close reading in ELA to algorithms and fractions in Math. READ MORE & SEE VIDEO

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Residents asked to call on state leaders to end GEA

The Bethlehem Central School District is asking residents to join the effort to let state leaders and area legislators know that the Bethlehem Central School District and its property taxpayers can no longer absorb huge losses in state aid. READ MORE

Kindergarten registration information

Kindergarten registration information was mailed to all eligible families currently in the Bethlehem Central database. If you did not receive a kindergarten registration packet, please fill out a Preschool Student Information Form for your child and registration materials will be mailed to you. If you had not previously done this, your child would not be in the BCSD database. Contact District Registrar Melissa Haas at (518) 439-2442 if you have any questions.

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