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Stock up on summer reading at PTA's final book fair of the year

Summer is upon us and now is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading! What’s better than a book at the beach, the pool or even camping? That's why you should take advantage of the PTA's final Scholastic Book Fair of the school year.  Read More


picture of Emily Edwards holding a potholderKnitted with love: Student sells potholders to raise funds for ill cousin

It took nearly an hour for Emily Edwards, a 9-year-old in in Mrs. Cranker’s class, to knit her first potholder to raise money for her cousin Cameron, who has cancer...  Read More


BKW hosting kindergarten orientation on April 20

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School will be holding a parent orientation on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. for incoming kindergarten. If you have a child that turns five on or before December 1, 2016 and have not yet received a packet in the mail, please call Mrs. Farnam at (518) 872-2030.


BKW Elementary students celebrate Pick a reading Partner month

Last month, many BKW retirees, local community members, and staff members read to each of the elementary classes for PARP, Pick a Reading Partner month.  Read More





BKW Sports Boosters thank everyone for another successful dodgeball tournament

The BKW sports boosters would like to thank all the elementary students, teachers, aides, parents and the full gym of spectators who helped make this year’s Elementary Dodgeball Tournament such a great success. Thanks to the 16 teams and more than 125 students who participated. Also a big thanks to Mike Flower, Dylan Duncan and Justin Houck who helped this amazing event run smoothly.




Students enjoy Read Across America Day

Mrs. Miccuci’s class had some special guest readers for Read Across America Day last week. Read More




Young scientists strut their stuff at BKW Elementary

Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 recently participated in the annual BKW Science Fair. Click here to view a photo gallery on BKW’s Facebook page. 


Changes ahead for NYS grades 3-8 exams in ELA and math

As the spring testing season approaches, state education leaders have announced a series of changes to the state’s English language arts (ELA) and math exams for grades 3-8.Read More



First graders celebrate 100th day of school

Students wearing crowns standing in a classroomStudents in Mrs. Mahoney's first grade class recently celebrated their 100th day of school!


Universal Pre-K Information Night on Tuesday, Feb. 23

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District will hold a Universal Pre-K Information Night on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the Elementary School cafeteria. Read More


BKW Elementary Principal Leslie SmithFrom the principal: Welcome back to the New Year!

Happy New Year! It was so great to see all of the students and staff return to school. During breakfast Monday morning, many students were very eager to share with me how they spent their break... Read More



Explorers carol at Lady of Mercy

The BKW Explorers recently sang Christmas carols to the patients at Our Lady of Mercy Nursing Home in Guilderland. Two of the members played their clarinets and two played their recorders. the 4-H group also handed out cards that the children made!






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