Changes to STAR tax-relief program
New STAR applicants will receive a rebate check instead of a tax credit
Anyone who purchased and is paying school taxes on a home for the first time in 2016-17 will receive their STAR savings as a rebate check. There is also a provision that allows existing homeowners to choose either the STAR exemption or the new income tax credit. ..
Changes to pick-up, drop-off procedures for 16-17 school year
Throughout this past school year, our transportation department and building level administrators have monitored morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off procedures. Historically, BKW has tried very hard to accommodate family needs for changes in student drop-off locations, even making changes very late on a given day..
District mourns the loss of former student Walter Craft
Grief counseling support available for students and families
Today police confirmed that one of our former students, Walter Craft, passed away in Stillwater earlier this week. Though Walter left the district in 2015, he touched many people’s lives during his eight years at BKW. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to Walter’s family and friends during this difficult time...
From the Superintendent: District accepts resignation of Secondary School Principal
On Wednesday, June 29, the Board of Education accepted the resignation of Mrs. Marna McMorris from her position as Secondary School Principal. Mrs. McMorris has served in the role for one year and we appreciate her work in supporting our staff and students during that time. As Mrs. McMorris moves on to new professional opportunities, we wish her the very best.Read More
BKW 2nd grader honored by Albany County Executive
BKW’s Emma Detlefsen recently became the youngest recipient of Albany County’s Citizen of the Month award, when the second grader was honored by County Executive Daniel P. McCoy for her activism and dedication to spreading awareness about lymphedema...Read More
Bulldogs sign to play at Morrisville State
Kaitlyn Curvin and Christina Grippin have signed commitments to play softball and volleyball for the Division III school next year. ...Read More
Sheriff donates to Backpack Program
On Monday, May 9, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple presented a check for $2,750 to the school for our BKW Backpack Program... Read More
College Caravan stops at BKW
Twenty-seven colleges, universities and trade schools were at BKW on Monday to tell our sophomores and juniors about their programs.
Stock up on summer reading at PTA's final book fair of the year
Summer is upon us and now is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading! What’s better than a book at the beach, the pool or even camping? That's why you should take advantage of the PTA's final Scholastic Book Fair of the school year.
New scoreboard a team effort
Winning is a team effort. So too, apparently, is getting a new scoreboard to keep track of those wins. The new scoreboard at the BKW baseball field cost approximately $6,500, and was paid for, in large part, by the BKW Sportsboosters’ many fundraising efforts. Read More
BKW voters approve 2016-17 School Budget
Voters have approved the 2016-17 budget for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District with 418 votes in favor (73%) and 156 opposed (27%). ..... Read More
BKW's Shayla Lyons signs National Letter of Intent
Stonehill College is getting one of BKW’s best students, who also happens to be a phenomenal athlete..... Read More
Knitted with love: Student sells potholders to raise funds for ill cousin
It took nearly an hour for Emily Edwards, a 9-year-old in in Mrs. Cranker’s class, to knit her first potholder to raise money for her cousin Cameron, who has cancer... Read More
Be sure to check the revised end-of-year schedule
W e’ve had to reschedule some events – and add a few
days off because of the lack of snow days –
so please click here for our updated calendar for the end of the school year
e’ve had to reschedule some events – and add a few days off because of the lack of snow days – so please click here for our updated calendar for the end of the school year [PDF].