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Delmar, NY 12054
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Dr. Thomas Douglas

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New school immunization requirements

New York state recently implemented a new immunization schedule to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough. No new vaccines are required, but the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses has changed. READ MORE

Bethlehem Central to phase out Chinese program

At its July 1 meeting, the Bethlehem Central Board of Education unanimously decided to move forward with a phase out of the Chinese language-learning program following a search for a teacher that has  failed to produce a viable candidate to lead the program in the 2014-15 school year. READ MORE

Congratulations BC Class of 2014!

On Friday, June 27 at the SEFCU Arena, the Bethlehem Central Class of 2014 had its commencement ceremony. Congratulations, you've made BC proud! Click here to find out the post-Bethlehem plans of our graduates (courtesy of the BC Talon.) VIEW PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION

Transportation news and annual awards

Al Karam, a 14-year employee of the Bethlehem Central School District who has served as Transportation Director for the last 12 years, will end his Bethlehem career on June 30 as he moves to Shenendehowa to serve as that district's Director of Transportation.

Before departing, Karam took time to do something he does every year: celebrate the distinguished service provided by his department's employees. READ MORE

District honors this year's retirees

The Bethlehem Central School District honored 18 longtime employees who have retired or will retire before the end of the 2013-14 school year at a special reception held on June 18. Accompanied by family and friends, several of this year's retirees attended the event, where they were celebrated by their colleagues, administrators and members of the Board of Education. READ MORE

Bethlehem student McKenzie Jerome is CTE’s Student of the Year

Bethlehem’s own McKenzie Jerome has been named the Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association Student of the Year at the Capital Region Career and Technical School (CTE). READ MORE

Congratulations to BC's newly-tenured educators

Six BC educators received tenure in their current positions at the June 4 Board of Education meeting. Tenure is awarded following a comprehensive review of the individuals' work over a period of years, beginning when they are hired. READ MORE

Bethlehem trio takes first place in regional Stock Market Game

 BCHS seniors Kevin Rooney, Joe Kapczynski,and Greg Brazis-Eberle finished first among 155 Capital Region teams in The Stock Market Game, a program which introduces students to the fundamentals of investing. Their team also ouperformed more than 4,200 teams from across the U.S. to finish near the top of the national-level competition. READ MORE

Board of Education approves bids; work begins on BC facilities improvement project

It's official! Bethlehem Central is under construction. On Wednesday, June 4, the Bethlehem Central Board of Education approved seven contracts worth $16.6 million for construction work on the district’s Facilities Improvement Project approved by voters in March 2013. This will impact access to the district's buildings and grounds this summer. READ MORE

BCHS students earn GE STAR Awards, recognize teachers in return

Congratulations to students Michael Latter and James LaChapelle who have each been named winner of the GE STAR Award. Michael and James will each receive a $3,500 award. In addition to the student award, each finalist was able to select a teacher to recognize and to guide the use of a $500 award to Bethlehem Central High School. Michael has recognized music teacher Jason Dashew and James recognized science teacher Charles Reed. READ MORE

Four more BC student-athletes headed to NCAA Division 1 programs

Four Bethlehem Central High School students were honored June 4 in a ceremony representing their signing commitments to play NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate sports. They join seven other classmates who signed letters of intent earlier this year to compete at the top level of NCAA play. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

BCHS students recognized for French proficiency regionally and nationally

A large group of BCHS French students participated in this year's National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, where many ranked high regionally and nationally. Each student who places first through tenth in the chapter will be recognized on June 13 at Union College for their French proficiency. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Fifth Grade Survivor Day 2014

On Friday, May 30, more than 300 Bethlehem fifth graders from the district's five elementary schools took part in the annual ice-breaker event for incoming middle schoolers, known as Survivor Day. READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS

Crash survivor Bailey Wind shares story, looks to inspire at BCHS

You could hear a pin drop, in a room full of high school seniors, as a sandy-haired 18-year-old stood straight and tall on the BCHS auditorium stage and said, “I became a different person on December 1, 2012 because someone made poor choices.” READ MORE

Spring Scholar-Athlete Teams named

Congratulations to the following BC spring sports teams named scholar-athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA): boys' lacrosse, girls' lacrosse, boys' tennis, girls' track & field and boys' track & field. The honor is assigned to a team with an academic average of 90 or above.

2014-15 budget passes with 69% approval

Voters have approved the 2014-15 budget for Bethlehem Central School District with 2,496 voters in favor (68.65%) and 1,140 (31.35%) opposed. The bus purchase proposition has also passed with 2,156 (59.87%) voters in favor and 1,445 (40.13%) opposed.

Joanne Cunningham, Christine Beck and Matt Downey were elected to serve full, three-year terms that begin on July 1. Downey and Cunningham currently serve on the board. Beck will fill the seat being vacated by Dr. Caitrin Navarro, who decided not to seek re-election.

BC artists featured in Congressional Art Show

Congratulations to BC student artists Gabriella Buehler, Amanda Crowley, and Teagan Szymaszek, for their recognition as part of Congressman Paul Tonko's 2014 Congressional Art Competition. READ MORE

History teams find success at national tournament

Several Bethlehem students traveled to Washington DC last weekend to compete in the 2014 National History Bee & Bowl. A total of 15 students, nine from the high school and six from the middle school, tested their skills against other top history and geography students from 216 public and private schools from across the United States. READ MORE

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

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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