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About Eagle

Eagle Elementary School, the Bethlehem Central School District’s 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 was 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.

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.