March 11 & 12 - UPK-6 Pictures
March 11 - NJHS Induction Ceremony (6:30 p.m.)
March 13 - Progress reports sent home
March 14 - Kid's Night Out
- FFA Spring Dance
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 20 - 1/2 Staff
Development Day (11:15 a.m. Dismissal)
March 20 - First Day of Spring
March 20 - Music Follies
March 21 - Superintendent's Conference Day (No
school for students)
March 27 - Read-A-Loud (6:00 p.m.)
March 27 & 28 -
Kindergarten Registration (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
March 28 - National Honor
Society Ball (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
Three things you can do right now on behalf of our rural School District
1. Call the Governor's Office (518)474-8390 and tell his representatives
that you would be inclined to vote against a $2B "Smart Schoolroom" bond issue
unless the distribution of those funds took into consideration the wealth of
each school district. Currently, NY State distibutes technology, library,
and textbook funding on a "flat" per pupil basis. We are concerned that
this proposal is a "trap". It is wrong when students in very poor rural
and ubran school districts get the same support as students in the wealthiest
districts in the state. With the regressive impact of the GEAs and
operating under a tax cap that raises $50 per pupil in low wealth districts
versus over $450 per pupil in wealthy school districts, we need to fight to
assure all new support for education is distributed on a "wealth equalizing
2. Consider modifying the letters included
here that provide our residents with our school district's data.
Please prepare a letter to each of the Education Committee members in Albany or
make a phone call on our district's behalf. Democracy works best when
citizens make their voices heard!
3. Finally, forward a copy of these letters to 3-5 additional members of our
community. Ask them to look for the convenience advocacy materials that
are on our website. Encourage them to (1) utilize the materials to send a
message to our legislatures, then, (2) forward the materials to 3-5 of their
friends with the same encouragement to become an ative advocate on behalf of our
rural school districts.
ACT NOW: YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!
Unused Emergency Closing Days
The Board of Education approved using the 5 unused
emergency closing days for 2013-2014 as follows:
May 16, April, 10,
May 27, May 23, and June 27, 2014. In the event that a snow day(s) was
needed prior to the close of school on April 9, 2014, classes would be held on
May 16, April 10, May 27, May 23, and June 27, 2014, respectively.
Do You Know Who I Am?
Join us and the New York State School Boards Association as
we celebrate school board service! Meet school board members from across
the State. Learn what they do and how they help our students and our
community. Then, share your own positive stories about your school board.
The campaign unfolds on the NYSSBA Facebook page:
Fitness Center/Zumba Classes
The Fitness Center is now open to students, staff and
community members when school is in session from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday through
Thursday. Anyone interested in accessing the Fitness Center will need to
complete a mandatory training. If you have already been trained to use the
Fitness Center then you may begin at any time. Please contact our Athletic
Director, Adam Britton, if you need to be trained. You must be at least 14
years old in order to use the Fitness Center. Community pricing is as
Daily individual rate: $2.00
Monthly individual rate: $16.00
Monthly family rate: $32.00
Zumba is also being offered when school is in session on Monday's and
Wednesday's from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The cost of admission is $5.00 for adults
and $3.00 for students. You must be at least 14 years old to participate
in Zumba classes.
For information on UPK Registration for the 2014-2015 school
year, please click
5-hour Pre-licensing Class Rescheduled
BMC students will have the opportunity to sign up for a
5-hour pre-licensing class to be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.
Students need to be at least 16 years of age and have a learner's permit by
March 20th. Students need to sign up in the High School Office.
For Your Information
FYI is a newsletter produced by BMC students. Please
here to read the most recent issue.
1/2 Staff Development Day
BMC will hold a 1/2 staff development day
on March 20, 2014. Students will be dismissed at
from the Shared Superintendent
here to view a Letter from our
Shared Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Donna André.
School Report Card
To view the School Report Card, please click
Response to Intervention
For information regarding Response to
Intervention, please click
Click here to view
current BMC calendar
For ways to help BMC, please visit the links below:
Tools for School
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