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Democracy by design: Students to vote on classmates' artwork Tuesday, May 16

The budget’s not the only thing on the ballot this Tuesday, May 16. Students can vote on their favorite bulldog design, created by their peers in the high school. Earlier this year, students in Mrs. Johnson’s Graphic Design class were asked to create an image that they felt would be a good representation of BKW schools. ...Read More


PTA promotes health and wellness in Elementary School

BKW Elementary PTA Health & Wellness Days are May 1-3, and the PTA has organized a fun few days to be extra mindful of all aspects of health and wellness. ...Read More



From the principal: Planning for 2017-18 school year

We have recently begun the process of planning for the 2017-18 school year. Part of the process includes the development of placement lists. Teachers and administrators spend a tremendous amount of time determining class rosters while taking into consideration such factors as: learning style, teaching style, social/emotional needs, academic needs, and learning rate. ...Read More


Students getting off a school busSpring into school bus safety

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the air is warmer and the sun is out longer at night. It’s one of the best times of the year. This time of year is also one of the most dangerous in pupil transportation. To continue in keeping our passengers safe, here are a few reminders for the remainder of the school year. In working together, we can close out another school year safely! ...Read More


Board adopts end-of-year schedule

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Kindergarten registration is May 8-10

Kindergarten Registration is May 8, 9 and 10 for incoming kindergarteners. If you have a child that turns five on or before December 1, 2017, and are in need of a registration packet, please contact Mrs. Dibble in the Elementary School office at (518) 872-2030.


Second graders bring history to life at Biography Wax Museum

student dressed as astronaut giving a presentationOn Thursday, March 16, students in the second grade brought historical figures to life at a Biography Wax Museum.

In preparation for the event, students had to research and important historical figure and  construct a four-to-five-paragraph research paper.

Then on the day of the museum the second graders embodied their historical figures for the day. As other students filtered through the museum, the second graders would give brief presentations on their figure.

See photos of this and other great things on our Facebook page.




Our students are real sweethearts!

Elementary students made Valentines for the seniors at the Helderberg Senior Center.  Elementary students made Valentines for the seniors at the Helderberg Senior Center.

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Book Madness!

A March Madness style bracket with 16 books listedOur 3rd grade students are running a Book Madness Bracket, much like the March Madness Bracket in college basketball. Students selected 16 books to face off. They read two books competing against each other and vote for the one they like better. The top eight books move on to the Elite 8 and the process starts all over again. ...Read More




Where do all the wild things go?

Mrs. Kinal from the Albany Pine Bush visited the Kindergarten classes recently to present a program called “Winter Ecology: Where Do All the Wild Things Go?” Students learned about migration, hibernation and staying active.

Class of ’18 fundraiser brings circus to town on Jan. 28

You can take in an exciting show and help the Class of 2018 at the same time! ...Read More


Acts of kindness bring Grinch to school

During the month of December, Mrs. Smith’s second grade class earned hearts for acts of kindness to fill our Grinch's heart (that was 2 sizes too small). ..Read More






Students gear up for the holidays at PTA Holiday Shoppe

Elementary students' eyes were all aglow at the BKW PTA holiday Shoppe on Friday, Dec. 2.
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BKW Elementary receives results of lead testing

No drinking or cooking outlets test positive

As you may be aware, recent legislation requires public schools in New York to test for lead in all water outlets. This letter is to inform you of the results of our water testing with the assistance of a state-supported laboratory. Of the 70 water outlets throughout the school building, only one was found to have lead levels exceeding the state-required action level of 15 parts per billion. ..Read More


Charting the course for student success

A look at the data that drives a BKW education

BKW instruction – the academic experience of every student in our care – is driven by numbers. And the trend is that we’re making great strides in many key areas.. ..Read More




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