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Sign up for winter sports

Winter athletics registration has opened up for the 2021-22 season. The following sports will be offered: Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV, Modified) Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, Modified) Boys and Girls Bowling (Varsity and Modified) Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Modified) Cheerleading (Varsity, Modified) Boys and Girls Indoor Track (Varsity Only Grades 9-12) Practice begins Nov. 15 for the …

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A floral recipe for career-based learning

Students in Michaela Kehrer’s Floral/Landscape Design class at BKW Secondary School recently completed a career-based learning project while creating arrangements for an ARC employee appreciation celebration. Jess Beretz from Farmhouse Floral Design in Middleburgh offered her expertise as a professional floral designer and worked with the students to produce mason jar bouquets while following a …

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Exploring natural habitats hands-on, in the field

BKW’s 7th grade team learned first-hand about their natural surroundings through a field trip experience at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center on Oct. 6. The students immersed themselves in an afternoon of hands-on learning and exploration at the center, which is located in Thompson’s Lake State Park near John Boyd Thacher State Park. The …

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Award-winning author: Use what you see around you

Jack Gantos is an award-winning author who’s written books for readers of all ages. He also shares his knowledge and experiences with young people, including BKW students. On Oct. 5, students in grades 5 through 7 met with Gantos to discuss strategies to become inspired to write. During a virtual seminar in the auditorium, the …

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Modified basketball, wrestling coaches needed

The BKW Athletic Department has the following coaching openings for winter athletics: Modified Boys Basketball Modified Girls Basketball Modified Wrestling These are paid positions per the BKWTA contract and require all New York State coaching requirements to be met. Please contact athletic director Tom Galvin at tom.galvin@bkwschools.org for further information.

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Reminder: No classes on 10/8 Superintendent’s Conference Day; Elementary School only early dismissal on 10/29

A reminder for BKW families:  Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, is a Superintendent’s Conference Day and there is no school for students that day. Please also note that on Friday, Oct. 29, there will be an 11:45 a.m. dismissal for the elementary school only. Thank you.

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COVID-19 testing at BKW schools begins in October

A message from the Superintendent Dear BKW Families, Our 750 students deserve to have the best learning experiences every day in a safe and healthy environment. Their future depends on it. The following information outlines our school district’s partnership with the Albany County Department of Health to participate in a new, statewide COVID-19 Testing in …

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Supply chain issues may affect menus; meals are available for quarantined students

September 28, 2021 Dear BKW Families, As you may have heard in the news lately, supply chain issues are impacting many industries. The foodservice industry has been particularly hard hit. While we are working and planning diligently to ensure our high standards of service will continue, it is likely that there will be more frequent …

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Dr. Pitterson discusses MS Academic Assistance program

On his Principal’s Page, BKW Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Pitterson thanks families for attending last week’s open house and discusses a Middle School Academic Assistance program to address gaps in students’ academic performance due to the effects of not being in the building every day last year.

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