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Superintendent's Message
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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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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 
B logo BCSD Announces New Principal for Jefferson
We would like to welcome Sarah Wiggins as the new principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Most recently Wiggins has served as the director of the Committee on Special Education for the Greene School District for the past two years. Prior to moving into administration, she served as a general education elementary teacher at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades for 11 years at Chenango Valley Central School District. Currently, she plans to complete her 30 days at Greene and start officially at Binghamton on Sept. 29. During this transition, Joyce Westgate will be substituting as principal. Thank you to all of the volunteers who served on the two search committees.  
In the news Preseason Playbook- A look at the Patriots Football Team
2016 was all about the B. The Binghamton Patriots won its first Class AA Section IV title since 2012 but have some questions to answer heading into the 2017 season."We won Section IV for the first time in years and that's a big accomplishment for us," said Binghamton senior running back Eric Fortner. "Now we just want to up it a notch. We want to take it to states and win states. We're not just okay with Section IV this year." Watch the story on WBNG. 
TK Openings available Transitional Kindergarten Openings Still Available
Transitional Kindergarten or TK openings are still available. TK serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, functioning to provide students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success. Children must be five years old by Dec. 1. For more information please contact Brenda Lidestri at 762-8100 ext. 308. 
Group of girls wearing Google sunglasses outside BCSD Girls Explore Careers in STEM and Reach for the Moon
BCSD girls in grades 8 and 9 were encouraged to reach for the moon and explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. They visited TechWorks and used Apollo-era computers like the ones the characters used in the movie 'Hidden Figures.' The girls also estimated Apollo landing zones with hands-on math, did some coding led by Binghamton University students and saw the simulator designed and built in the Greater Binghamton Airport. 
Pat the Patriot BCSD Athletic Calendars Easier to Navigate with ScheduleGalaxy
ScheduleGalaxy is now the provider for the Binghamton City School District for their athletics program web-based scheduling system. ScheduleGalaxy enhances both the scheduling process and public access to contest information. ScheduleGalaxy provides quick access to team schedules and is free from commercial advertisement. It also gives users the ability to receive email alerts for any schedule changes and provides directions to contests from your current location via Google maps. Users can even view schedules, directions and schedule changes from their smart phone.  
B logo BCSD Announces the 25th Annual Distinguished Graduates for 2017
The students of Binghamton High School will host the Binghamton City School District’s 25th Annual Distinguished Graduates Dinner at Binghamton High School on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets for this benefit dinner are $40.00. Call 607-762-8202 to request a dinner menu and reservation form. 
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Upcoming Events
Spirit Week
Mon Sep 18 2017
to Fri Sep 22 2017
Homecoming Game
Fri Sep 22 2017

Distinguished Graduates Dinner
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