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From the Principal: Welcome to Fall!

Welcome to fall! The trees are turning, sweatshirts and jeans have replaced t shirts and shorts, and everyone is settling into the busy routine of school. ...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


Nominations wanted for Board Recognition, 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 Ceremony. Read More


PTA to host first 'Jean Forti Run for Education' on Oct. 24

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Parent Teacher Association will be hosting the “Jean Forti Run for Education” to raise money for educational programs and supplies for BKW’s students. Read More

Late buses begin Monday, Sept. 14

Late buses begin on Monday, Sept. 14, and run Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Buses generally arrive at 3:25-3:35 and begin leaving BKW at 3:30. Click here to view the schedule [PDF].

Principal Marna McMorrisFrom the Principal: A busy and positive start to school

Secondary School has been very busy! We started things on September 2, hosting the district breakfast and assemblies. That evening we held the 7th grade orientation and open house, and changed the program a bit to include welcome addresses by the PTO and Sports Boosters. Read More


Check out back-to-school photos on the BKW Facebook page

Click here to visit the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District Facebook page and see a bunch of photo galleries of students returning to school.
Did you know we also post school news, calendar changes, food service news, and closing and delay information on our Facebook page? So “like” us if you haven’t already!

Principal Marna McMorrisA back-to-school message from Secondary School Principal Marna McMorris

It’s hard to believe that summer has drawn to a close and the first weeks of school are here! We’ve been hard at work all summer preparing for what promises to be an exciting, opportunity-filled year. Academic departments have been working on curriculum projects designed to inspire, motivate and challenge. Read More

Incoming 7th grade students and parents invited to Sept. 1 Open House

Incoming 7th grade students and parents are invited to attend the Berne-Knox-Westerlo 7th grade orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. We will be meeting in the auditorium in the Secondary School. Read More

2015-16 community Calendar available

The community calendar for the 2015-16 school year will hit mailboxes soon! In the meantime, you can view a digital copy by clicking here [PDF].

2015-16 supply lists available

School supply lists are available for the 2015-16 school year. Click on the links below to view them.

7th grade supply list [PDF]

8th grade supply list [PDF]

9th-12th grade supply list [PDF]


Fourth Quarter honor rolls announced

Congratulations to the students who earned a spot on the High school and Middle school honor rolls for the fourth quarter! Click here to view the High School Honor Roll [PDF] or here to view the Middle School Honor Roll [PDF].


Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

The clasas of 2015.Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School held its 81st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at the Center for the Performing Arts in the Empire State Plaza, Albany. View a photo gallery on the district's facebook page

2015 summer reading lists available

Summer Reading Lists for the summer of 2015 are now available. Read More

BKW welcomes Dr. Timothy Mundell as new superintendent of schools  

At its meeting on June 22, the BKW Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint current Dr. Timothy Mundell as the district's next superintendent. The experienced educational leader will begin in the district on July 1.  Read More


BKW senior Schuyler VanBuren earns welding scholarship

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District senior Schuyler VanBuren is the recipient of a scholarship that will help her pursue her dreams of welding professionally.  Read More


Students, staff, community members benefit American Red Cross by pumping out the pints

The BKW National Honor Society got 30 pints of blood donated by staff, community members and fellow students at their June 2 blood drive, surpassing their goal of 26 pints.  Read More

Board appoints Marna Meltzer McMorris as Secondary School Principal

At the June 1 meeting of the Board of Education, Marna Meltzer McMorris was appointed the secondary school principal, effective July 1. Mrs. Meltzer McMorris comes to BKW from Niskayuna High School, where she has served as the assistant principal since 2013. At Niskayuna, she was integral in leading the high school’s academic support programs, enforcing student discipline, mentoring new staff and cultivating a positive school and community culture. Read More

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


English 12 class to host student-film fest June 8-12

From June 8 to 12, students in Mrs. Del Bene's English 12 class will once again showcase their filmmaking abilities with a student-film festival. Showings will be held from 8:55 to 9:33 each day in the High School Auditorium. Click here to see the film festival flier [PDF].


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


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

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