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BKW District-wide School Safety Plan

In accordance with the law, Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District posts its District-wide School Safety Plan on its website. A printable PDF is available. Copies are also available from the district clerk. Residents of the district may forward comments regarding the plan to the district clerk at anne.farnam@bkwschools.org. BERNE-KNOX-WESTERLO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT-WIDE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN …

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The Big Apple Crunch hits BKW Elementary

BKW Elementary School youngsters participated in the Big Apple Crunch, a national initiative sponsored by the Farm On! Foundation on Oct. 25 to encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits.  Farm On believes that education starts in the lunchroom and that students won’t perform their best if their bodies aren’t given the best fuel. By …

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BKW elementary holds Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

BKW Elementary School concluded a successful Anti-Bullying Awareness Week (Oct. 21-25) sponsored by the Student Senate. Some of the lesson learn and discussions during the week centered on: Pre-Kindergarten — Kindness and being a good friend Kindergarten — Name calling and being a good friend – Mrs. Landry Grades 1-2 — Understanding and building empathy – Dr. Emmerich …

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BKW observes National School Bus Safety Week

BKW joined school district across the country in observing  National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25. This event is held during the third full week of October each year to promote school bus safety across the country. BKW participates in this event, and we thank our transportation department for keeping our children safe on their …

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Celebrating School Board Recognition Week October 21-25

Please join BKW Schools in celebrating School Board Recognition Week October 21-25. It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and the men and women serving on the Board of Education devote countless hours to make sure BKW schools are helping every child learn at a higher level. They make tough decisions every month …

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BKW one of just two schools in state to pilot Cyber S.W.A.T.

BKW is one of just two school districts in the state to pilot Cyber S.W.A.T., or Safety While Accessing Technology, a grant-funded internet safety program to be led by BKW’s School Resource Officer, Albany County Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Bray. Deputy Bray will help BKW students learn how to safely navigate online communities, while making positive …

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Farm to School expert returns to alma mater

Classroom, community and cafeteria: Farm to School connects all of these, while children learn and grow. On Oct. 15, BKW class of ‘71 alumnus Joseph Kiefer, a food justice consultant, Farm to School expert, Vermont Food Bank founder, and co-founding partner of Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), spoke to faculty and staff at his …

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Keeping the literary light on

                BKW 6th grade students learned about censorship and showed their passion for reading during Banned Books Week in late September. They learned about literary freedom with Mrs. Keyser in the elementary library, who urged them to “Keep the light on, students!”  

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