Our call to action “They Are Because We Are”

When Class of 2018 valedictorian Marcy Forti spoke at graduation, she acknowledged the role others played in her success. She told the audience, “I am because you are.” Those words remind the entire BKW community that we must live into our roles—whether as teachers, parents, fellow students, administrators, or community members. We must act, knowing …

BKW Elementary—Code of Conduct

Student Rights To: Learn in a positive school community  Be treated with respect and dignity Have a clean and safe school environment Student Responsibilities Follow the student code of conduct Tell an adult if there is a problem Contribute positively to the school community Parent Responsibilities Send children to school ready to participate and learn  …

Become a substitute teacher, TA, or nurse in 22 area districts

Capital Region BOCES is looking for substitute teachers/TAs/nurses for all 22 area school districts. Learn more and find necessary forms at https://www.capitalregionboces.org/employment/apply-to-become-a-substitute/ You can elect any or all of the districts, or you can choose to only be called for your home district. Don’t have access to a computer? Call 518-464-5127 or 518-464-3927 to request an application. Substitute Registry Service …

Safety First—Meet our SRO Nate Bray

Visitors to BKW Schools will find an unfamiliar, but reassuring person walking our halls—our new school resource officer Albany County Deputy Sheriff Nate Bray. Deputy Bray began on the first day of school this year. His role is three-fold. He mediates student and family issues, educates students on drug and alcohol awareness and bullying, and …

Athletic Dept. announces 2018 Athlete Hall of Fame

The BKW Athletic Department will induct its 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame members at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the High School Cafeteria. Honored this year will be: Coach – Jim Gillis Athletes – Jill Lendrum-Norray Bob Rowe Deforest Deitz George Martin Sr. Team – 1972 Cross-Country Team Supporter of Athletics – Bob …

Tax bills mailed late, due date extended

The service mailing BKW’s 2018 school tax bills did not send them until Sept. 5. Due to the late mailing, school officials have extended the penalty-free due date until Tuesday, Oct. 9.

A look at 2018-19 school opening by Dr. Mundell

For the most part, opening day went well. Like all first days, students looked forward to seeing friends, but were sometimes uneasy about their new classroom environments. Quickly, however, everyone seemed to settle into a routine as if we had never recessed for the summer. Most disconcerting were the several phone calls related to transportation. …