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BKW Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 9

The BKW Sports Hall of Fame committee will induct the inaugural class to the BKW Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria....Read More

BKW to conduct early dismissal drill on Friday, Oct. 9

New York State requires all school districts to hold an annual early release drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. BKW will conduct its annual early release drill on Friday, Oct. 9.... Read More

A letter from the Superintendent: The task ahead

While at a recent meeting of the NYS Council of School Superintendents, we had the opportunity to hear from State Commissioner of Education, Mary Ellen Elia... Read More

Nominations sought for Board Recognition Awards, ceremony to be held in April

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education annually recognizes individuals that give service to the district, students with high cumulative averages and employees with 10, 20 and 30 years of service at a Board of Education Recognition Award CeremonyRead More

Elementary students learn that words can heal

TBKW Elementary students on Monday, Sept. 28, participated in the Albany County District Attorney’s Office WORDS Program assembly in the gym. The anti-bullying assembly was held to kick off PBIS Week. Read More

BKW welcomes new staff for 2015-16 school year

Congratulations and welcome to the new teachers and staff that have joined us for the 2015-16 school year. The new staff were welcomed by the Board of Education at its September 21 meeting.Read More

PTA to host first 'Jean Forti Run for Education' on Oct. 24

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent Teacher Association will be hosting the “Jean Forti Run for Education” to raise money for educational programs and supplies for BKW’s students.Read More

Honoring a superhero in our school

Teachers and staff in the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District recently went purple to honor a superhero in our school. Read More

BKW welcomes new staff for 2015-16 school year

Congratulations and welcome to the new teachers and staff that have joined us for the 2015-16 school year. Read More

Late buses begin Monday, Sept. 14

Late buses begin on Monday, Sept. 14, and run Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Buses generally arrive at 3:25-3:35 and begin leaving BKW at 3:30. Click here to view the schedule [PDF].

A letter from the Superintendent: Communication, safety the focus as we start the year

We have had a pretty smooth opening to school, and it is shaping up to be a great year!Read More

Check out back-to-school photos on the BKW Facebook page

Click here to visit the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District Facebook page and see photo galleries of students returning to school. Did you know we also post school news, calendar changes, food service news, and closing and delay information on our Facebook page? So “like” us if you haven't already.


Incoming 7th grade students and parents invited to Sept. 1 Open House

Incoming 7th grade students and parents are invited to attend the Berne-Knox-Westerlo 7th grade orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m.Read More

Community Calendar available

The community calendar for the 2015-16 school year will hit mailboxes soon! In the meantime, you can view a digital copy by clicking here [PDF].


2015-16 school supply lists available

School supply lists are available for the 2015-16 school year. Click here to for the elementary school lists or here to for the secondary school lists.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

The clasas of 2015.Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School held its 81st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at the Center for the Performing Arts in the Empire State Plaza, Albany. View a photo gallery on the district's facebook page


BKW holds 6th grade End-of-Year Ceremony  

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School held its 6th Grade End of the Year Ceremony on Wednesday, June 24. Read More 

BKW welcomes Dr. Timothy Mundell as new superintendent of schools  

At its meeting on June 22, the BKW Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint current Dr. Timothy Mundell as the district's next superintendent. The experienced educational leader will begin in the district on July 1.  Read More

NHS Volunteers at the Welcome TableHonor Society members help community at Welcome Table

Members of the National Honor Society recently visited St. John's/St. Anne's Welcome Table in Albany where they helped serve 203 meals. Read More

Board appoints Marna Meltzer McMorris as Secondary School Principal

At the June 1 meeting of the Board of Education, Marna Meltzer McMorris was appointed the secondary school principal, effective July 1. Mrs. Meltzer McMorris comes to BKW from Niskayuna High School, where she has served as the assistant principal since 2013. At Niskayuna, she was integral in leading the high school’s academic support programs, enforcing student discipline, mentoring new staff and cultivating a positive school and community culture. Read More

Host families needed for the 2015-16 school year

Host families are needed in the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District for the International Students Program. The International Student Program brings students from around the world to BKW to learn in its classrooms and community for a school year, while expanding BKW students’ understanding of international culture. If you are interested in being a host family for one of these students, please contact Secondary School Counselor Darnell Douglas at 872-1483 or

Lukas Becker awarded $3k Road Runner’s Club scholarship

Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Lukas Becker has been awarded the Hudson Mohawk Road Runner's Club's (HMRRC) Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Read More

BKW voters approve 2015-16 School BudgetThank you

Voters have approved the 2015-16 budget for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District with 358 votes in favor (70%) and 152 opposed (30%). Read More

Play puts the point in punctuation

You wouldn’t put an exclamation point at the end of this sentence, would you! Well, if you did, look no further than the student-produced original theater production “The Big Bang Quest Mark” to set you straight on the proper use of a question mark  Read More

Top Scholars

BKW honors top scholars

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education recently honored its top scholars at its May 11 meeting. Valedictorian Thomas Fisher and Salutatorian Andrew Bub were joined by other seniors with a 90 percent or higher average at the board meeting.  Read More

Board adopts revised schedule for the end of the school year

At the May 11 meeting of the Board of Education, the Board approved a revised end of the year calendar. Please note that Wednesday, June 24, is now the final day of school for students and teaching staff. In the event that an unexpected closing occurs prior to June 25, then that day will become the final day of school as originally scheduled. Click here to view the schedule [PDF].

Board adopts proposed 2015-16 budget, community to vote on May 19

At a special meeting on Thursday, April 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education adopted a $22,304,857 budget proposal for 2015-16 that continues all current core academic programs and services and calls for a 0.5 percent increase in the tax levy for next year. READ MORE

Journey through the bodyHonor Society students guide 'Journey through the Body'

More than 20 National Honor Society students from Berne-Knox-Westerlo were part of the “Journey through the Body” exhibition at Colonie Center on Friday, April 17.  Read More

A star-studded classroom

Congratulations to the winners of the first film festival held in in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class! Read More

skillsBKW students to compete at statewide SkillsUSA championships

Six Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will compete later this month in the SkillsUSA statewide competition designed to test their technical skills and knowledge. Read More

WAC Students get a glimpse into each other’s lives in film festival

Drawing inspiration from the documentary “Life in a Day,” students in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class hosted a festival showcasing short films the students created about their lives. Read More

BKW to see more aid in approved state budget, increases tied to teacher evaluation system

After an unusual state budget process that included a mid-session change in Assembly leadership and preliminary school aid data that was withheld from school districts by the Governor, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District expects an estimated $328,554 increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. Read More


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