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Superintendent's Message
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Dear BCSD community members, 

I hope you were able to find time with family and friends over the winter break. The new year reminds us all to reflect upon the good things… like our wonderful support staff, teachers, administrators, students, families and our community. We are all members of a special family in the Binghamton City School District, and we have many things for which to be grateful and appreciative.  

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B Logo BCSD School Safety Message
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news from Florida. As educators and as parents, it is difficult to comprehend such catastrophic events. We feel closely connected to the children, teachers and staff, families and community who were so devastated by this loss of innocent lives. I want to reassure you that we take school safety and security very seriously across the Binghamton City School District. We are vigilant and proactive when it comes to our children's safety and have clear plans and procedures to deal with emergency situations. We will look to learn what we can from this latest school tragedy and use that information over the coming weeks to determine what, if any, improvements can be made in security and response procedures. 
students in prom attire posing for pictures After Prom Committee Sells Raffle Tickets to Raise Money
The 2018 BHS After Prom Committee will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for the 2018 After Prom Party. Each ticket is $100 and only 300 will be sold. The first prize winning ticket holder will receive $10,000, 2nd prize will win $2,000.  There will be a raffle party and drawing hosted at The Relief Pitcher on April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Food and beverages will be provided for ticket holders.  Attendees must be 21 years and older. To purchase a raffle ticket, complete the raffle ticket form and mail form and payment to Pamela VanPutte, 3 Dellwood Place, Binghamton, NY 13903.  Checks can be made payable to BHS After Prom Committee.   
In the News Horace Mann Students Perform Poems During Poetry Cafe

Students at a Binghamton elementary school were expressing themselves in verse today. Horace Mann 5th graders held their 3rd annual Poetry Cafe. One of the classrooms was transformed into a French cafe-like setting with coffee, tea, cocoa, and cookies for parents and guardians to enjoy. Watch the story on WIVT  

P T S A Award BCSD PTSA Earns Award from NYS PTA
Congratulations to the BCSD PTSA which was awarded the 2017 Alumni/Community Badge from the New York State PTA. The PTSA earned this honor by having at least 15% of members be alumni or community members. This is a wonderful achievement that shows how much members in our community have embraced and supported the BCSD! 
Science club members at science fair Southern Tier Science Fair Calls for Entries
Calling all students in grades 5 through 12. The Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair is coming to SUNY Broome on Saturday, March 17. Registration will open in February and the deadline is March 11. All students who register before March 6 will receive a Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair T-shirt.  Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded. For more information and to register online visit the Science Fair Website 
Budget Survey BCSD Seeks Input for 2018-2019 Budget
It’s that time of year when the Binghamton City School District starts looking at the numbers for the upcoming 2018-2019 school budget. Part of the process of putting together a budget for the district is gathering input from our stakeholders, like parents, community members and staff. We want to know what is important to you and your family.  Make your voices heard, fill out a quick budget survey and let us know what you think. There will also be an opportunity to share your input at a community round table budget meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 9 at the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton.


In the news Graphic BHS Student Lexi Gruss Named 12 Athlete of the Week
Section IV girl's basketball is loaded with talent. The Binghamton Patriots are one of those uber skilled teams and are off to a 5-0 start. 12 Sports' Athlete of the Week Lexi Gruss has been putting her name on the map for the Patriots, thanks to a lot of hard work that transformed her game. Watch the story about Lexi Gruss on WBNG 
NYSPHSSA Logo Eight Teams Named Fall 2017 Scholar-Athlete Teams by NYSPHSAA
Eight Binghamton High School sports teams have been named Fall 2017 Scholar-Athlete Teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association: Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming and Diving, Girls Tennis and Girls Volleyball.  To earn the distinction teams needed 75 percent of their athletes to have an average that totaled 90 percent or greater.  All student athletes who are recognized will receive a scholar-athlete certificate and an award of a NYSPHSAA pin.  
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