700 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Office Hours: 7:30a-4p
Budget Vote: May 21, 2013 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• BCHS "Heart & Soul" Senior Art Show
• School Budget Vote & District Election, BCHS Gym, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Cafe/Empty Bowls, SPAS, 4:30-8 p.m.
• Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Memorial Day, No School/Offices Closed
• BCHS Awards Ceremony, 7 p.m.
Q4 Interim Reports posted on BC@Home
Interim reports for fourth quarter are now available on BC@Home.
BCHS again makes Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools
Photos, prizes and volunteers still needed for Graduation Celebration
PHOTOS: The Senior Celebration Committee is asking parents to submit photos of their children for the Photo Wall that decorates the hallway during Senior Celebration. Pictures can be from any grade and casual and group shots are particularly fun. Send in as many as you want, but try to send in at least one. Please enlarge and print photos on 8 x 10 letter size paper (no photo paper). There will be a drop off box in the main office for Senior Wall Photos. All photos are needed by June 10.
PRIZES: Please make donations as we are still in need of funds for prizes to make the 2013 Graduation Celebration a great success! Checks can be made payable to: Bethlehem Senior Celebration, PO Box 532, Delmar, NY 12054. Thank you!
Visit our Facebook page for additional information: Bethlehem 2013 Graduation Celebration
BCHS students take second place at SkillsUSA state championships
BCHS’s Tyler Collen and Amanda DeMarco each took second place in their respective events at the 2013 New York State SkillsUSA competitions in Syracuse on Friday, April 26. READ MORE »
BCHS students excel at Fed Challenge
Most people worry about the economic recovery, but five BCHS students recently developed and presented a monetary policy to make it happen. Seniors Philip Groenwegen, Ian Masters, Jamie Rosen, Josh Stern and Mujtaba Warsi recently placed third in the High School Fed Challenge organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. READ MORE »
June Exam Schedule & Bus Schedule
BCHS French students triompher at National French Contest
Students, along with French teachers Michèle Atallah and Lizette Liebold, to be honored in June
On March 14, 2013, a large group of BCHS French students participated in this year’s National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. BC students were among more than 95,000 students nationally that participated in the contest. READ MORE »
Pre-registration underway for summer session of BCSD Driver Education course
Q3 Honor and Merit Rolls Now Available
Bethlehem Students Compete in National History Bowl Tournament
Nine Bethlehem Central High School and Middle School students competed last weekend in the National History Bee and Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C., that featured 198 teams from all across the U.S. and as far away as Guam, London and Tokyo. READ MORE »
BCHS ‘Angels’ soar in Washington
Two BCHS students and members of the Challenger
Angels cheer squad, senior Jessica Klein and freshman Julia Huber,
had the opportunity to perform a routine at the President’s Council
on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s annual meeting recently. The
Angels, 14 special needs cheerleaders in a squad organized by
Colonie Pop Warner, headed to Washington on May 6 and performed for
the council at its annual meeting.
Click here to read more and see photos of the event, courtesy of the Times Union.
BCHS Senior competes at Syracuse University
Out of 100 seniors from around the country selected to compete, BCHS Senior Olivia Lupoli's policy "Seniors Helping Seniors" and her debate of its merits, placed fourth overall in Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship Scholarship Competition winning her $8,000 for college. Congratulations Olivia!
Four BCHS students win honorable mention in national essay contest
Four BCHS 9th grade students (Emily Bouton, Garrett Dribusch, Mallory Epstein, Julia Nugent) have been awarded with honorable mention for their outstanding essays, entered into the national DuPont Essay contest as part of a literacy assignment in Enriched Biology. They chose a topic of interest and created an exceptional essay that focused on a global challenge. Congratulations!
Mock Trial team Wins Albany County Tournament
Congratulations to the mock trial team for an
excellent showing in this year’s tournament. This was the first year
Bethlehem has participated in the mock trial tournament since 2001.
The team exceeded expectations when they won the Albany County
portion of the tournament and advanced to the regional round at the
Saratoga Springs City Center. In the regional round they lost in the
quarterfinal round by only one point. Throughout the tournament our
team was constantly praised for their professionalism, collegiality,
Members of the mock trial team include Connor Armbruster, James Barriere, Jeremy Falk, Noah Falk, Jordan Gross, Satjiv Kanwar, Jack LaVigne, Jack Maguire, Quinn Maguire, Jamie McCormik, Kevin Risch, and Simone Roberts-Payne. A special thanks to Judge Ryan Donovan, Judge Richard McGuire, Attorney Katelyn Primomo, and Attorney Paul Jureller for their hard work preparing our students for this tournament. We are fortunate to have the support of our community professionals and are very appreciative.
Healthy living the focus of ‘Girls Night Out’ at BCHS
On Friday, April 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bethlehem High School girls were busy discovering how much fun a “Girls’ Night Out” can be. READ MORE »
Spanish class connects with students from Mexico City
Students in Mr. Mitchell's Lab School Spanish 4 class reach out via Skype to students studeying English in Mexico City. Mr. Mitchell's students were tasked with communicating solely in Spanish, while the students in Mexico City had to hone their English skills. READ MORE »
Junior Joseph Garry
awarded by Cap Com
Federal Credit Union for Making a Difference
Cap Com Federal Credit Union has recently honored BCHS junior Joseph Garrey for his outstanding commitment to community service and volunteering. READ MORE »
BC athletes honored by County Executive
during ‘Week of Champions’
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy honored
the Bethlehem girls’ basketball team on Wednesday, March 27, for
their 20-1 season, and recognized Bethlehem junior Gunnar Zemering,
who became the second Bethlehem boys swimmer to win a state title.
READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS »
BCHS senior wins Intel's Excellence in Computer Science award
On Saturday March 23, BCHS senior Andrew Wilkinson received the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award at the annual Intel Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair held at RPI. In order to participate in this event students must complete authentic research on their own in the field of science or engineering. READ MORE »
Class scheduling for 2013-14 has begun
The scheduling process for the 2013-2014 school year has begun. High School Administration and Subject Supervisors have taken the course requests of the students and started to develop a staffing plan that will best meet their needs. Once the budget process is complete, next year's schedule can be finalized and BCHS students should have a good sense of what their schedules will look like.
BCSD takes first in Science Bowl
Over the weekend of March 2, the Middle School and High School Science Bowl teams each came in first place in their respective divisions and a second team from the middle school came in third place. Congratulations to all of the BC teams! VIEW PHOTOS »
BCHS Girls Basketball play in Section II Finals
Congratulations to our Lady Eagles on a
wonderful season and for making it to the Section II Girl's Basketball Finals!
The Bethlehem Eagles face-offed against the Albany Falcons at the
Times Union Center on March 4.
READ MORE »
BC History Bowl teams take top spots in regional tournament
The BC Varsity History Bowl team took both first and second places (with teams of just three) in the Upper Hudson Regional Tournament earlier this month.
BC Talon launches new website
The BC Talon has a new online nest, going digital-only in 2013. The student-run news publication will no longer print newspapers but will continue to provide the hard-hitting and well-written school news coverage BC residents have come to expect.
Bethlehem’s Science Olympiad team has won the right to compete at the New York State Science Olympiad
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Capital Region Science Olympiad was held at St. Rose College in Albany. Bethlehem’s team won 13 medals and won the right to compete at the New York State Olympiad on March 8 and 9 in Central Valley New York.
2013-14 Curriculum Handbook now available
Online orders still available for 2013 Yearbook
You can still order a 2013 yearbook if you have not already so by ordering online only at this point. Visit jostensyearbooks.com, choose Bethlehem HS and follow the directions from that page.
More High School News
• BC Talon
• Guide to Afterschool Activities [PDF]