Archive for March, 2021

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BCMS student earns top honors in global game design competition

Filed in Archive, Student Spotlight by on March 31, 2021
BCMS student earns top honors in global game design competition

In the world’s first international game-making challenge for kids ages 10-18, a young video game developer from Bethlehem Central Middle School has been named a top winner. He is Ezra Cotton, a seventh-grader who recently earned a $2,000 grand prize with a video game that challenges players to put their gaming skills and their environmental […]

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NYS testing information for grades 3-8

Filed in District, District News by on March 31, 2021

An important message for grade 3-8 families from Assistant Superintendent Dave Hurst: Dear BCSD Grade 3-8 Family, I want to share some updates about the NYS Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math Tests and the Grades 4 & 8 Science Tests scheduled for this spring. These tests are typically held annually, but they were […]

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Mar. 31: One positive COVID case

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on March 31, 2021

One new case of COVID-19 was reported today, Mar. 31, at Bethlehem Central High School. A student at the high school has tested positive. The student has been in remote learning so the district was not required to do contact tracing related to this case. The student will not return to school until cleared by […]

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Mar. 30: One positive COVID case

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on March 30, 2021

One new case of COVID-19 was reported today, Mar. 30, at Bethlehem Central High School. A student at the high school has tested positive. The student has been in remote learning so the district was not required to do contact tracing related to this case. The student will not return to school until cleared by […]

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Rising rock star talks to students about music, performing and more

Filed in Archive by on March 29, 2021

She’s a rising rock star, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice and a graduate of Suburban Council rival Shaker High School, but that didn’t stop singer and guitarist Moriah Formica from spending time (virtually) with BC music students as part of Women’s History Month. The 20-year-old, who told the Bethlehem students she discovered her […]

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Inspiring a community of shoppers

Filed in Elsmere by on March 29, 2021
Inspiring a community of shoppers

Hannaford customers should look for something special this week: hand-decorated shopping bags with words of wisdom from Elsmere K-5 students.

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Mar. 28: One positive COVID case

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on March 28, 2021

One new case of COVID-19 was reported today, Mar. 28, at Bethlehem Central High School. A student at the high school has tested positive. All close contacts have been identified and notified directly of the need to quarantine. The individual who tested positive will not return to school until cleared by the health department. Please […]

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Letter from Principal Kloss, Mar. 26

Filed in Elsmere by on March 26, 2021

Dear Elsmere Families, As we move into the warm weather, please remember appropriate playground footwear (no open toed shoes) and label those cute spring jackets and sweatshirts. We are fortunate to have so many students who live within walking and biking distance to school. For the safety of your child, please review guidance on this […]

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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Mar. 26

Filed in Slingerlands by on March 26, 2021

Dear Families, Parent Drop Off  I would like to see all kids dropped off by 9:25 in the morning.  The process is very efficient now and I would like teachers to be able to start instruction by that time. If you arrive after 9:25, please walk your child to the front door. PLEASE SLOW DOWN […]

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Video: Jump Start Your College Search

Filed in BCHS by on March 26, 2021

The Bethlehem Central High School Counseling Center hosted a special Zoom event on Wednesday, March 24 for students in grades 9 and 10, and their parents, providing information about how to begin preparing for a student’s college search. The session was presented by John Young, Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.