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WMHT supports at-home learning with on-air and online educational programming

Our local PBS station, WMHT Public Media, is offering an educational programming block targeted to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed.  From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day line-up will cover …

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Counseling resources for the BKW school community on COVID-19

If you or your family would like to speak with a counselor about the COVID-19 virus or related stress, please contact the Counseling Department at 518-872-1482, Option 3.  Below are a list of resources as well:   Talking to kids about COVID-19 (video) https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Talking to Elementary Children about COVID-19 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3eApRJDPdVxpOlq1eEU124oIWpfQDK1/view?mc_cid=567c0051db&mc_eid=04c403aabb https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus Social Story about …

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Butternut squash featured on Taste Test Thursday

BKW Elementary School students enjoyed March Taste Test Thursday today. This month’s Harvest of the Month was butternut squash. Nutrition Fact: Butternut squash contains beta-carotene, which is what gives squash its bright orange color. Students enjoyed NYS maple mashed butternut squash in the school cafeteria.

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Elementary students deliver Valentines love to area seniors

A dozen BKW 4th and 5th graders delivered Valentines, song, and smiles on Valentine’s Day once again this year. The Hearts for Seniors program, headed up by Mrs. Thurber and Mrs. McArdle is designed to teach and encourage empathy for the seniors in our community. Valentine’s Day cards were created by K-5 students. There were smiles …

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Student & parent-friendly Counseling Center expands services

BKW has a great team of student support professionals – staff who assist with college and post-graduation planning; personal, interpersonal and social issues; behavioral and mental health concerns; wellness and overall health promotion; and special education services and programs. Thanks to this year’s capital construction project, these professionals and their support staff have a space …

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Kicking off Read for Ronald McDonald House

BKW Elementary students have been big supporters of Albany’s Ronald McDonald House, and this year will be no different. On Friday, Feb. 14, they officially kicked off their Read for Ronald McDonald House 2020 readathon at a special assembly. Until March 16, the students will keep track of time they spend reading for donations to …

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2nd graders explain safe driving around school buses

Why should we drive safely around a school bus? Three BKW second graders gathered in Elementary Principal Annette Landry’s office one February morning to explain why. Our students, William, Addison and William, did a great job! We can all learn from them. Watch the video of the students. And by the way, our school resource …

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Natasha brings life – and fun – to STEM

STEM – science, technology, engineering, math – and a bit of creativity as well: Students in Bill Dergosits’ 3rd grade class at BKW Elementary are learning how to code and program robots, including Natasha. What can Natasha do? View our video to see what the student below programmed her to do in class recently.

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