PreK Parent Information set for Feb. 5

Parents wanting to learn more about the BKW PreK program are invited to a PreK Parent Information Night 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Elementary School Cafeteria. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 7 Student registration forms are available online. Free and Reduced Lunch Form PreK registration will take place in the Elementary …

Educating all—BKW’s promise to every student

Educating BKW students means educating all BKW students. That is especially true of students with disabilities. “Our students come to us with different athletic, artistic, or learning abilities,” said Director of Pupil Services Susan Sloma. “Our goal is to do our very best to help students achieve to their greatest potential whether on the playing …

Switzkill Farm Calendar of Events

January 2019 8—Switzkill Farm Meeting – 7:00 12—Hiking Club 9:30 20—Full Moon Hike 8:00 PM @ the barns 26—Hiking Club 9:30 @ the barns February 2—“STOP THE BLEED” Class Limit X (TBD) 3—Radio Controlled Car Drive 10:00 @ Barns 53—Switzkill Farm Meeting – 7:00 9—Hiking Club 9:30 @ the barns 16—Celebrate Winter Event 23—Hiking Club 9:30 @ the barns March 2—Master Gardeners or Tree Prep TBD 3—Radio Controlled Car Drive 10:00 @ …

Learn about dangers of vaping at Jan. 31 meeting

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office will present “The Dangers of Vaping and Marijuana Use” at 6:30 p.m. on  Thursday, Jan. 31 in the BKW Auditorium. The evening features a conversation with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Division to learn about the growing trends of vaping and marijuana usage among teens and young …

ES Breakfast honors veterans

BKW Elementary School honored about 40 of the communities’ veterans with a Veterans Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 9 in the elementary cafeteria. Students invited family members who had served in the military, then joined them for breakfast served by Erin Snyder’s students. Each veteran was greeted with a flower and fifth graders presented each with …

BKW students take the lead to fight bullying

The BKW Elementary Student Council and the High School Student Senate joined forces to combat bullying during the district’s anti-bullying week Oct. 22-26. Each day was filled with activities reinforcing the simple message—there is no place for bullying at BKW. Elementary events included: Daily anti-bullying messages read each morning during announcements. Principal Annette Landry read …

BKW Elementary launches Instagram page

Are you looking for a great way to see some of the great things taking place at BKW Elementary School? Just check out our Instragram page at https://www.instagram.com/bkwelementary/ Our teachers and students are out and about each day with cameras in hand to capture life at BKW. Take a look and be sure to follow us!

Impressive growth in latest BKW 3-8 assessment results

At Tuesday’s BKW Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Mundell shared good news—the district is showed steady growth on the 2017 New York State Grades 3-8 ELA and math assessments. The following day he described his presentation. “Because the rigor and format of the exam changes from year to year, it is impossible to …