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Dear BCSD Community,

The Binghamton City School District has started back up again and we are excited about starting a new year of teaching and learning. We have had a busy few months in preparation for the new year. Here are a few highlights:  Read more
 
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four students and teacher stand smiling BHS Students Learn about Chinese Culture During Moon Festival
Students from Binghamton High School's IB Chinese class learned about Chinese culture and traditions at the Rock Center’s Second Annual Moon Festival Gala in Syracuse. Nya Gibson, Natalie Sheehan, Elise White, and Sienna Merrill joined their teacher Ms. Chen Berry for the Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a Chinese gathering for thanksgiving, as friends and family reunite in celebration of the harvest.  
Girl playing violin BHS Junior Chosen to Represent District at NYSSMA's All-State Conference
Congratulations to Sophia Klin who was selected to represent Binghamton High School at New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) All-State Conference. The conference will take place in Rochester, N.Y. from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. The All-State experience began when Klin spent countless hours preparing her NYSSMA Level VI solo. Last spring, over 6,500 sophomores and juniors from across the state of New York prepared for All-State evaluations in the hope of being selected. 
In the news graphic BCSD Awarded $2.9 Million Grant for Afterschool Programs
A nearly $3 million grant will help give more than 400 Binghamton City School District students access to new after-school programming. Binghamton schools received a $2.9 million grant from the New York State Office of Child and Family Services through the Empire State Afterschool Program, the district announced Thursday.The program is funded statewide by a $35 million appropriation in the state budget that allows high-need districts to partner with non-profit agencies to provide after-school programs. View the stories on PressConnects, WBNG, WICZ and WIVT 
In the news graphic 25th Annual Distinguished Graduates Dinner Honors Seven Alumni
Binghamton High School held its 25th alumni dinner on Thursday night.Various alumni filled the art gallery outside of the Helen Foley Theatre to reunite as current students hosted the event. There was a spread of appetizers and punch with music put on by students. Alumni were able to chat and catch up with each other.Each year the school honors several alumni that have reached a national recognition in their field. View the story on WBNG and WICZ 
Student stands with certificate in between two teachers Egan Named Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Binghamton High School student Ella Egan. Egan has been named a 'Commended Student' in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of approximately, 34,000 students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional promise. To be chosen for this honor, she had to place among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.6 million students by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  
B BCSD Wins Two Awards from NY School Public Relations Association
The Binghamton City School District won two awards from the New York School Public Relations Association. The district newsletter ‘BToday’ won an Award of Merit and the video ‘One Teacher’s Story’ won an Award of Excellence. The video can be viewed on the district’s YouTube channel. Both items were created by the BCSD Public Relations Department through Broome-Tioga BOCES. Congratulations to Doug Titus, Christina Kunzman, Clare Stenta and Jimmie Buyck.  
Pre-K openings Spots Still Available for FREE Half-Day Pre-K
There are still openings available for half-day Pre-K for 4 year olds who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1.  There are openings at West, Franklin, MacArthur and BHS. Transportation is not provided, but bust passes may be available to families who need them to get studetns to and from school.  For more information call and availablity please call 762-8197.  
In the news graphic BCSD Brings Children Together Through Buddy Bench
A national movement known as the Buddy Bench, aiming to bring children together on the playground, is coming to the Binghamton Central School District.The concept of the bench is to bring safe spaces to children who might feel lonely or are looking for a friend during lunch and recess at school.Local mom Kate McKan said she came across the idea on Facebook more than a year ago and was inspired to bring it into the community. Read the story on WBNG 
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