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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 Bombers Travel Baseball Team Car Wash, April 14

Bethlehem Bombers Travel Baseball Team is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, April 14 at the Hewitt’s Garden Center in Glenmont. Come make your car shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $8!

  • BCMS to host Harmony for Hope on May 17

Bethlehem Central Middle Scool will host Harmony for Hope: an a cappella concert to benefit Anne’s Quest Foundation on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Come join local a cappella groups as they raise their voices in song in the fight against cancer. Tickets at the door. Adults are $10. Students, seniors and military are $5. For more information email

  • Art on the Rail Trail announces The Young People’s Mural!

This mural will be located behind the Slingerlands Firehouse and will be designed and executed by a select group of young people. We are asking for 15 smart, fun and artistic people (between the ages of 9-18) to offer their creative ideas and talent for this project. The event will be led by Andrea Hersh, local artist and painter of the mural at the corner of Adams Street and Hudson Avenue. Andrea will lead the students in creating collages on May 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library. The group will vote on one design on that evening as well. The group will come together at the site of the mural on the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, at the Slingerlands Trailhead, to paint the mural. The mural is 44′ x 6′ and the theme of the artwork will be ‘Nature on the Rail Trail’.  The date of the mural painting is TBD.  All of the student’s designs will be displayed at an ART Fundraiser on June 13. Please watch Facebook for details and information about this year’s fundraiser.  Students will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, with the first 15 to register being chosen. To register, send an email to

  • Twin Rivers Council, BSA

The Twin Rivers Council, BSA offers year-round membership for youth grades K-12. Cub Scouting (grades K-5) is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. Scouts BSA (grades 6-12) is a year-round program for boys and girls that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. Summer programs, camping and activities starting soon! To find a Cub Scout Pack or Scouts BSA Troop near you, visit If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Elkins at

  • Become a Bethlehem Art Association member TODAY

The community based art association offers opportunities for students and parents to exhibit artwork and participate in workshops. The art association also provides art scholarships for graduating seniors at BCHS. New for 2019, the Bethlehem Art Association is offering student memberships for students in grade 6 and up for $10! For more information visit the Bethlehem Art Association website here:

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.