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Annual Notifications and Community Announcements

The Bethlehem Central School District is committed to keeping families and residents up-to-date on important information and events in the community. This online resource helps us meet that goal while saving money on printing costs and protecting our natural resources.

Annual Notifications

To access the most up-to-date notifications for families and residents of the Bethlehem Central School District, visit our Annual Notifications page.

Community Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry.

If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please click here to access the online submission form. *Please note that this submission does not automatically update our website. Please do not expect an immediate response. This page is manually maintained.

Click here to read our Terms & Conditions

  • Bethlehem YMCA Youth & Government Program

We empower youth! The Youth and Government program offers kids an experiential learning opportunity where they learn legislative process, connect with local government officials, research and create their own bills, and showcase their talent at the annual state conference hosted in our Capitol Building.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.  at the Bethlehem YMCA. There will also be a parent informational meeting on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information visit or contact Rusty Decker at

  • Bethlehem Basketball Club

If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, stop by the BBC informational meeting: Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Town Park Office.Registration must be completed online and all divisions are co-ed. Pay by credit card, Paypal, or check. Space is limited. Check out for details. For more information email or contact Tim Austin at 518-429-4810

  • Bethlehem Cheerleading Club 

Cheerleading requires athleticism, strength, flexibility, coordination, and dedication. With its great physical rewards, cheer is also a social, team-based activity that can help boost kids’ self-confidence and leadership skills. Who wouldn’t want that for their children?? We have a preseason program that runs in September and October and our regular season runs from November through March. Check out our website for further information.

  • Bethlehem YMCA Travel Basketball League

The Bethlehem YMCA is currently recruiting volunteer coaches and players for Travel League Basketball teams.  We are trying to put together 3 teams; 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade and 7th/8th Grade. There will be FREE! open gym time in October for prospective players and coaches.  Team practices will begin in November and the league games will begin December 3rd. Games are played on Saturdays, late morning or early afternoon at various YMCA locations in the Capital District. Players get 10 regular season games plus playoffs, team jerseys and matching shorts (to keep) and certified basketball officials at each game. Contact Rusty Decker

  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout Information

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives. Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades 1-5. Boy Scouts is open to all boys ages 11 (or 10 and finished 5th grade) through 18. Venturing is a co-ed program available to all youth ages 14 through 21. For more information visit or contact Jake Horner at 585-409-0622 or

Terms and Conditions

By checking the appropriate box on the Community Announcements Submission Form, you are indicating you have read the following terms and conditions related to Bethlehem Central’s Community Announcements page:

  • Submissions for the page will only be accepted through the Web-based “Community Announcements” form. No faxes, phone calls, hard copies or e-mails will be accepted. It is important that this process is streamlined so that all eligible community groups who submit announcements can have them posted.
  • Announcements must advertise recreational and educational activities and programs that benefit children within the school community. These activities, events and programs must take place within school district boundaries to be considered for publication (per Board of Education Policy No. 1810.)
  • Community organizations must provide a contact e-mail address or website to accompany their announcement.
  • Announcements advertising fundraisers must be associated with the school district or students, and as such, will be published only after the fundraiser has received the necessary approvals under district policy governing such fundraising activities (Board of Education Policy Nos. 1222 and 5251).
  • Community organizations submitting an announcement must indicate they have read the terms and the conditions.