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Upcoming Events

April 21-25

Healthy Kids Week

April 22

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 30-May 2

Grades 3-8 NYS Math Testing

May 1

BCMS Parent Orientation, 7-9 p.m.
Elsmere, Hamagrael & Glenmont parents
(You can attend either event if you cannot make your designated night)

May 6

BOE Meet the Candidates Night, 6:30 p.m.

May 7

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 12

Eagle PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 13

BCMS Parent Orientation: 7-9 p.m.
Slingerlands & Eagle parents
(You can attend either event if you cannot make your designated night)

May 20

School Budget Vote & BOE Election, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., BCHS


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About Eagle Elementary School


Eagle Elementary School, the Bethlehem Central School District's sixth and newest elementary school, opened its doors to students for the first time in September 2008.

The Bethlehem Central Board of Education decided to build the new school in an effort to alleviate elementary school overcrowding and give the district room for future space flexibility. The construction of Eagle is part of the district's $93 million building project, which the community's voters approved in 2003 to renovate and upgrade each of the district's buildings.

The naming of this newest Bethlehem Central elementary school was also a community affair. Students, parents, community members and staff members submitted potential names, with students ultimately voting on the finalists in the fall of 2006. Eagle was the clear favorite. "The district mascot is an eagle, and BCSD is a strong community," a Slingerlands student wrote at the time on behalf of the new name.

While Eagle opened in the fall of 2008, the school is not done growing. The district's decision to implement full-day kindergarten required additional elementary classrooms. In October 2007, as part of a referendum made possible by a special state construction funding program, voters approved an 8-classroom addition to accommodate the full-day kindergarten program. This addition will be complete in time for the full-day program's implementation in September 2009.

In January 2008, the Board of Education appointed longtime BC educator Dianna Reagan to be Eagle's first principal. Reagan began her teaching career in Bethlehem 18 years ago and later became an assistant principal at Slingerlands and elementary ELA supervisor.