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Dr. Timothy MundellFrom the Superintendent: Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the first significant break to the school year and for many, it is a time of travel, shopping, anticipation of the entire holiday season, and enjoying time with family and friends. It is also a time for taking account of the good things in life and determining to move forward. Read More


Upcoming vacancies on the Board of Education 

As the result of recent municipal elections there will be at least one vacancy on the Board of Education after Jan. 1, 2016. BKW Board of Education members Vasilios Lefkaditis and Earl Barcomb have been elected to new roles in the Town of Knox. Read More


Lockdown drill successfully conducted at BKW schools

The BKW School District held a districtwide lockdown drill at 9 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 19. All school staff and students responded appropriately during the drill.  Read More


Reminder: Early dismissal for elementary, full day of school for secondary students on Friday, Nov. 20

On Friday, Nov. 20, there will be early dismissal for elementary students due to parent/teacher conferences. Students in the secondary school will have a full day of instruction.


Counselors' Corner newsletter now available

How can you help your children be thankful? How can you improve the connection between home and school? Find out in the latest edition of "The Counselors' Corner."  Read More


PTA sponsoring book fair through Nov. 20

The BKW PTA is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair in the High School Library through Friday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.
Each class in the Elementary School will have a day to go over to browse the books and make "wish lists." These will go home for parents to look over. Cash, checks (made out to BKW PTA) and credit cards (with the parent present) will be accepted. Please remember to add 8 percent tax to the whole order. This is a great educational way to support your children in their reading endeavors as well as our school! If you have any questions, they can be directed to Amy Dyer at 872-9049, 369-4502 or We hope to see you there!


Academics, finances, organization and communication at the heart of Board goals

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education sets the standards and expectations for the academic, financial, and organizational operation of the school district ... Read More

Girl Scouts plan garden patio for BKW Elementary

Three BKW students will bring a patio and garden area to the Elementary School as part of their Girls Scouts Service Project. ... Read More

BKW to hold lockdown drill during the week of Nov. 16

All district students and staff will be participating in a formal lockdown drill during the week of November 16. ... Read More

Key Club needs your help in keeping others warm this winter

The BKW Key Club is once again sponsoring a coat drive  for Hilltown Resources during the month of November. Please donate any unwanted coats, hats, scarfs, hoodies, and other winter apparel to the main office in the Secondary School.

Inaugural Jean Forti Run for Education a success

Nearly 150 runners took part in the BKW PTA’s Jean Forti Run for Education Family Fun Run and 5K, as the community came together to raise funds to provide programs and events for the students of BKW schools. ... Read More

From the Superintendent: Data shows academic improvements, areas of opportunity

During the early part of this school year we have spent a good amount of time looking at academic data from the 2014-15 school year. In the data, we see strong improvement in student achievement, and we have identified areas for improvement as well... Read More

District no longer able to accept recycling from the community

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District can no longer accept paper for recycling from the community.The company that was recycling paper for the district has gone out of business and has removed their dumpsters from our property. The dumpsters located on the schools property are for the schools trash only. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Listen to our third graders sing out against bullying!

WGNA’s Rhymin' Richie Phillips visited third graders in Mr. Dergositis’ class on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to record a song about bullying and how our words can hurt or heal. The song, to the tune of Luke Bryan's "My Kind of Night," was played on air on channel 107.7 FM on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:50 a.m. You can listen to the song on WGNA's webiste by clicking here.

BKW Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 9

The BKW Sports Hall of Fame committee will induct the inaugural class to the BKW Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria....Read More

BKW to conduct early dismissal drill on Friday, Oct. 9

New York State requires all school districts to hold an annual early release drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. BKW will conduct its annual early release drill on Friday, Oct. 9.... Read More

A letter from the Superintendent: The task ahead

While at a recent meeting of the NYS Council of School Superintendents, we had the opportunity to hear from State Commissioner of Education, Mary Ellen Elia... Read More

Nominations sought for Board Recognition Awards, ceremony to be held in April

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education annually recognizes individuals that give service to the district, students with high cumulative averages and employees with 10, 20 and 30 years of service at a Board of Education Recognition Award CeremonyRead More



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