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National Honor Society to host blood drive on June 2

On Tuesday, June 2, the BKW National Honor Society will be holding a blood drive in the High School gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are looking for regular donations as well as Double Red Cell donations. If you are interested in signing up, please email or call 518-872-1482 x6113.

Lukas Becker awarded $3k Road Runner’s Club scholarship

Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Lukas Becker has been awarded the Hudson Mohawk Road Runner's Club's (HMRRC) Bill Shrader Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Read More

BKW voters approve 2015-16 School BudgetThank you

Voters have approved the 2015-16 budget for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District with 358 votes in favor (70%) and 152 opposed (30%). Read More

Play puts the point in punctuation

You wouldn’t put an exclamation point at the end of this sentence, would you! Well, if you did, look no further than the student-produced original theater production “The Big Bang Quest Mark” to set you straight on the proper use of a question mark  Read More

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BKW honors top scholars

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education recently honored its top scholars at its May 11 meeting. Valedictorian Thomas Fisher and Salutatorian Andrew Bub were joined by other seniors with a 90 percent or higher average at the board meeting.  Read More

Board adopts revised schedule for the end of the school year

At the May 11 meeting of the Board of Education, the Board approved a revised end of the year calendar. Please note that Wednesday, June 24, is now the final day of school for students and teaching staff. In the event that an unexpected closing occurs prior to June 25, then that day will become the final day of school as originally scheduled. Click here to view the schedule [PDF].

Board adopts proposed 2015-16 budget, community to vote on May 19

At a special meeting on Thursday, April 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education adopted a $22,304,857 budget proposal for 2015-16 that continues all current core academic programs and services and calls for a 0.5 percent increase in the tax levy for next year. READ MORE

Journey through the bodyHonor Society students guide 'Journey through the Body'

More than 20 National Honor Society students from Berne-Knox-Westerlo were part of the “Journey through the Body” exhibition at Colonie Center on Friday, April 17.  Read More

A star-studded classroom

Congratulations to the winners of the first film festival held in in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class! Read More

skillsBKW students to compete at statewide SkillsUSA championships

Six Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will compete later this month in the SkillsUSA statewide competition designed to test their technical skills and knowledge. Read More

WAC Students get a glimpse into each other’s lives in film festival

Drawing inspiration from the documentary “Life in a Day,” students in Ms. Del Bene’s English 12 class hosted a festival showcasing short films the students created about their lives. Read More

BKW to see more aid in approved state budget, increases tied to teacher evaluation system

After an unusual state budget process that included a mid-session change in Assembly leadership and preliminary school aid data that was withheld from school districts by the Governor, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District expects an estimated $328,554 increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. Read More


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Congratulations Sue Conklin, an incident-free BKW bus driver since 1987, who has been awarded the AAA Hudson Valley Traffic Safety Award this year. This award is given each year to selected school bus drivers based upon their safety mindedness.

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