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Student Senate to hold auction for gift baskets on Dec. 5

On Friday, Dec. 5, the High School Student Senate will have its annual silent auction for themed gift baskets in front of the High School gym from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Do your holiday shopping and help the Student Senate too!

Food and toy drive to benefit Hilltowns Holiday Collection

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Teachers Association is again this year collecting food and toys for the Hilltowns Holiday Collection sponsored by the Albany County Sheriffs Department. Bring new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods to the main office in either building and place them in the boxes there. The need this year is greater than ever before, so if you would like to help, bring items in before Friday, Dec. 12. Drop-off boxes will also be available during home basketball games.
All items collected will go to families in need right here in the Hilltowns!

BKW high school students were climbing the walls during a recent field trip for Physical Education class. read More

Congratulations to the students who qualified for the first quarter's honor and merit rolls [PDF].

Berne-Knox-Westerlo senior Allie Tedeschi has signed a Division 1 national letter of intent to the University of Hartford for track/cross-country. read More

Dr. John Metallo is eager to quickly learn his new BKW surroundings as Interim Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Check out a profile of his wide-ranging career.

Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Click to order

 

BKW graduates2014-15 College Visits!

The BKW Guidance Office unveiled a list of colleges that will visit this school year. Please continue to visit the Secondary School page, or the Guidance Office for updates on schools and scholarship opportunities.

 




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BKW unveiled an up-to-date fall sports schedule VIEW IT

Here are the new school year's supply lists for 7th grade, 8th grade and 9-12

Congratulations to the 53 member of the BKW High School Class of 2014 which held commencement exercises this morning at the Egg in Albany. view video tribute

Summer Reading Lists for 2014 are now available. If you have any questions, please call the Secondary School Main Office at 872-1482. VIEW LISTS

The BKW school physician will be here on August 5 for any students needing physical exams. Please contact the main office to make an appointment. VIEW FLYER [PDF]

Four BKW High School students were among a total of 45 enrolled in courses offered through the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society this year. read more

The BKW High School Student Senate is sponsoring its third annual Anti-Bullying Week June 2-6 with a variety of school-wide activities. read more

Two students from BKW High School - Krysta Robert and Rhianon Sherry - were part of a team from the Schoharie campus of the Capital Region Career & Technical School ranked No. 1 in the state this year in the Hospitality Management field. read more

A contingent from BKW High School was among a group of 76 students from the Albany and Schoharie campuses of the Capital Region Career and Technical School (CTE) that competed at the SkillsUSA New York State Conference this spring at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. read more

They’re known at BKW as the SSS but to the people they serve these special students are so much more. About a dozen or so BKW students belong to Students Serving Society, a help group founded in 2000 by students who wanted their volunteer efforts to be directed toward goals they created themselves and invested themselves in. read more

Congratulations to all of the students who made the third quarter honor roll!
VIEW MS HONOR ROLL [PDF] | VIEW HS HONOR ROLL [PDF]

Teacher Erin Synder's students at BKW Secondary School participated recently in a in a business interview/ etiquette dinner at  Carrabba's Italian Grill in Latham. READ MORE

Please take a moment to read a letter about the role of testing at BKW, alleviating student test stress and about "opting out" of tests from Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer, Elementary School Principal Audrey Roettgers and Secondary School Principal Brian Corey. READ LETTER [PDF]

Congratulations to senior Delaney Martin for her selection as a Section
2 Girls' Basketball Scholar Athlete!

First there was CSI-Las Vegas. The sequel was CSI-Miami. CSI-New York followed both of them. Now would you believe a fourth show has joined the lineup? We’ll call it … CSI-BKW! READ MORE

BKW welcomed four new faces to the district recently - three administrators and an elementary school teacher. When you see them around, please make sure to say hello and welcome them aboard. read more

Congratulations to the students who qualified for the first quarter's honor and merit rolls. Keep up the good work! VIEW HONOR & MERIT ROLL

Congratulations to the BKW Girls Varsity Basketball team who finished their season as the 2014 WAC South Co-Champions with an impressive record of 9-1!

BKW welcomes four new faces to the Secondary School, Darnell Douglas (School Counselor), AJ Ferris (Foreign Language Teacher), Ryan Larson (PE Teacher & JV Basketball Coach) and Nick Spanswick (Foreign Language Teacher). Welcome them to BKW! READ MORE

Your BKW PTA is sponsoring the third installment of the Secondary School Science & Art Fair, to take place on March 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms for the fair are due by March 5. VIEW MORE DETAILS

We are in the final weeks of yearbook sales! Orders are due by January 24 at the discounted price of $50.00 + tax. No personalization of books is allowed after January 24. Order forms are outside room 155 in the high school or they can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Questions? Reach out to Jill Daviero jdaviero@bkwcsd.k12.ny.us.

The league champion Berne-Knox-Westerlo Boys Soccer Team received numerous awards at this year’s Section II soccer banquet held Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. read more

Funding for rural school districts is in crisis. The local School Boards Association invites the public to join in the discussion about the serious financial issues facing our rural public schools at two upcoming events. Come learn about the problem and find out how to advocate for change. READ MORE

The AP Biology class at BKW will once again be working to find a solution for local farmers who have been struggling with a problem effecting their crop growth and production. READ MORE

Congratulations to the students who qualified for the first quarter's honor and merit rolls. Keep up the good work! VIEW HONOR & MERIT ROLL [PDF]

At the end of October, the BKW PTA held a College and Career night in the Secondary School Cafeteria, where 19 community members and colleges were available to talk to students about their careers and academic programs. READ MORE

BKW girls cross country team wins big at 2013 Cross Country Western Athletic Conference Championship and Sectional's race. Runners Allie Tedeschi and Annielaura Shafer advance to State Champs in Queensbury this Saturday, Nov. 9. READ MORE

Academic changes are happening around BKW — find out how these changes are providing course enrichment at the Secondary School. READ MORE

BKW's new International Student Program has opened enrollment to students from other countries and is helping expand students' cultural awareness. READ MORE & meet our new students

On Friday, Oct. 11, there will be a district-wide early release as part of the mandatory annual drill for school emergency plans. Please read the following description and letter home for more information. VIEW LETTER [PDF]

During this past summer vacation, BKW English teacher Audra Rys ventured to Los Angeles, California, to learn about Korean culture as part of the Korean Academy for Educators (KAFE) conference. READ MORE | VIEW PHOTOS

On Sept. 5, 2013, students in grades 1-12 returned to BKW for the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. view photos of the first day

The tech department is gearing up for it's annual shed sale! These sheds are 10'X12' with one door and one window and are built at BKW. The units cost $1500, which is the price of materials. Please contact Joshua Baker [jbaker@bkwcsd.k12.ny.us] if you are interested in having a shed built!

Please take a moment to read a letter from Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer regarding student performance on the 2013 NYS ELA and Math tests for grades 3-8. READ LETTER [PDF]

Notice: We are currently experiencing issues with some of our teacher's pages which may delay these pages from being accessed and/or updated. The district is working on this issue. Please stay tuned for more information and visit our staff directory to keep in direct contact with your child's teacher.

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November 10

• 1st day of winter sports practices

November 11

• Veterans Day (offices closed)

November 14

PTA-sponsored Movie Night/Athletics Dept. pep rally + dance

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