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Message from Dr. Tonia Thompson, Interim Superintendent
 Dear parents, staff and community members,

I’m pleased and excited to welcome all our students, parents, staff and community partners back to the new school year. I'm truly honored to be here today serving as the Interim Superintendent for what I believe is one of the best school districts in the nation. I believe this because of what our faculty, staff, students and the larger school community bring to our schools each and every day.         Read More
News at Binghamton City School District
BHS Promise Zone Students Make Mats for Homeless
Binghamton High School Promise Zone students have been using their afterschool time to make a difference. The students have been working together to create plastic sleeping mats for area homeless people. Carla Murray, Community Schools Coordinator with the Broome County Promise Zone said the students became interested in helping the homeless and started to do research about how prevalent homelessness is and what groups of people it impacts. 
NY State Senate Sponsoring Thanksgiving Contest for Kids in K-6
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the New York State Senate is sponsoring a creative celebration for children in grades K-6. The theme is 'What are you thankful for?' Students can submit an original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for in the past year. Students must submit electronically, preferably in jpg or pdf format via www.akshar.nysenate.gov. 
Three New Administrators Approved at BOE Meeting
At last night's board of education meeting three new administrators were added to the district. Velvet Tanner was named the new director of special services. Tanner has served in the district in various capacities over the past 15 years. She has been a special educator and most recently served as the collaborative coach for Thomas Jefferson. She will begin her new role on Oct. 26. Shelly Richards was named the new assistant principal at MacArthur and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. 
Actress Returns to Binghamton Alma Mater
Students at Binghamton High School got some insight into what it's like to pursue a career in theater from a Binghamton alum. Julia Motyka is a 1997 Binghamton graduate, known for her roles in The Kindergarten Shuffle and In The Family. Primarily a stage actress, she fell in love with the theater while still a student at Binghamton. Watch the story on WICZ 
Distinguished Binghamton School Graduates Honored with Dinner
A number of notable figures have passed through Binghamton City School District. The list includes Humanitarian/Author Mary Ann Callahan, Broome County Sheriff David Harder, Davis College President Dr. Dino Pedrone and others who have accomplished a great deal. Watch the story on WICZ and view photo gallery 
BCSD Students Take Part in Teen Traffic Safety Day
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death among adolescents, every year nearly 11,000 teen drivers are killed in vehicles throughout the country. So 'Teen Traffic Safety Day' is an effort to try and curb the number of teens injured or killed in Broome County. Watch the story on Time Warner Cable News and view gallery. 
Pre-K Teachers from the Region Participate in Professional Development
Pre-K teachers from around the region participated in a day of professional development at BOCES. Paul Volkert offered a math workshop in the morning and Anne Marie DePalmo and Mary Ellen Lollie presented about the connections between Conscious Discipline and Responsive Classroom in the afternoon. 
BHS Athletes Don Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink is flooding Southern Tier sports for Breast Cancer awareness month.Binghamton High School and Union-Endicott High School boys soccer had a "Pink Out" game to honor those who have dealt with breast cancer. Watch the story on WBNG.  
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