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BCSD Students attend STEAM Fair
Students from around the region, including East and West Middle School and BHS, attended a four-day Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Academy sponsored by the Eastern Southern Tier STEM Hub. Innovation, problem solving, flexibility were central themes for student projects presented to the public Thursday afternoon at the Binghamton University STEAM Fair. Solar ovens, cardboard boats and eco-materials were on display. See photo gallery here. 
Go Green Institute Teaches Kids About Science Over Summer

Middle school students from around the region were given the opportunity to learn the sciences and participate in hands-on "green" projects. The Go Green Institute at Binghamton University wrapped up Friday afternoon. During a two-week intensive program, students learned about a variety of sciences including mechanical engineering and chemistry. Watch the story on WBNG and WICZ.   

MASH Camp Lands at Lourdes
Several Binghamton students got a firsthand look at an emergency medical transport helicopter that landed in the parking lot at Lourdes Hospital just for them. The Binghamton students are part of a larger regional group participating in the 2 day intensive MASH Camp which is co-sponsored by Lourdes and Southern Tier P-TECH. The camp is designed to give high school students real-life exposure to a broad array of career opportunities in the medical fields as they don scrubs, visit labs, check out treatment technology and more. See the story on WBNG and WIVT. 
P-TECH begins the third season
60+ up-and-coming ninth graders from across the region – including 22 Binghamton students – and their parents attended a special orientation at SUNY Broome on Thursday, beginning their unique journey to an Associate’ Degree in one of several technology or health-related fields. Funded by a state grant, the Pathways to Technology – Early College High School (P-TECH) program enrolls about 60 ninth-grade students drawn from Broome – Tioga area schools and provides them with mentors and coaches through partnerships with local businesses. 
Binghamton Board of Education welcomes new members
The seven member Binghamton school board is back up to full power having elected two new members in May and filling one vacated seat by appointment. Priority issues of concern for the near term include defining the process for finding a permanent superintendent and updating/revising the district’s strategic plan and professional development plans. 
MacArthur: Tragedy and Triumph
Click HERE to watch our latest YouTube video. A short story about the rebuilding of the MacArthur Elementary School after the historic 2011 flood swept down the Susquehanna River basin. 
Students Go Green this Summer during Science Program
For kids summer is generally time for sleeping in, riding bikes and swimming, but not for the sixth graders in the Go Green Institute at Binghamton University. About 50 students from the Binghamton City School District are participating in the seventh-annual summer science program. See gallery. 
Interim Director of Personnel to Mentor Successor
The New York State Education Department has approved a waiver which allows Interim Director of Personnel Mary M. Surdey to stay on in that capacity through Aug. 16, 2016.  
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