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Superintendent's Message
Dear Community Members,
A new year brings new opportunities. The beginning of a new year is also a time for resolve and perseverance. As we start 2017, I invite you to carry your support for the school district forward. There are many things that make the Binghamton City School District a special place for our students. Each day we work together to meet the academic, social, emotional, behavioral and physical needs of each student. Read More
News at Binghamton City School District
BHS Sophomore Performs with Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra
BHS sophomore Sophia Klin performed with the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Binghamton Youth Symphony conducts an annual competition to choose soloists to perform with the Symphony Orchestra at the annual Winter Concert held in January each year. The soloists must be members of the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra. Read more in Press & Sun 
BHS Students Chosen for PTSA 3R Recognition Award
BHS teachers/faculty have an opportunity to recognize one student for the month of December who has demonstrated the characteristics of the 3R’s: Ready, Respectful, Responsible, as identified on the PBIS chart on the Binghamton High School webpage.
Binghamton Board of Education welcomes new member
At its regular meeting on December 20th, the BCSD Board of Education voted to appoint John Weaver to fill the term vacated by Thomas Scanlon. Scanlon was legally required to step down from the board upon winning a seat on the Binghamton City Council. New York State Education Law prohibits a board member of a small city school district from holding any city office other than police officer or firefighter. Weaver’s appointment is effective until the next regular election which is set for May 16, 2017. 
Binghamton Bearcats Teach 8th Graders Importance of School
Eighth graders at East Middle School got a visit from the Binghamton Bearcats for the 'Stay in to Win' program. The nationwide program is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and aims to promote student success and to prevent drop outs. Watch the story on WBNG, WICZ and WIVT 
BCSD Wins National Award for Scenic Design
Binghamton High School’s production of 'Once Upon a Mattress' was awarded 1st Prize in a national contest sponsored by Kenmark Scenic Studios. The contest featured Best Use of a theatrical backdrop in a scenic design. Binghamton High School’s 2016 production of 'Once Upon a Mattress' was one of five national finalists. 
Jefferson Students Keep Fit with Walking Club
Students at Thomas Jefferson received a grant through Donor’s Choose and Target this summer for new Fitbits to use. Advisor Kimberly Bogart started a walking club for the fourth and fifth grade students. The students walk during their lunch hour. 4th grade participates on Tuesdays and 5th grade participates on Thursdays. So far, the students have logged 200,000 steps and are striving to get 30 minutes of physical activity every time they walk.  
MacArthur Students Learn About North America in a Big Way
Students at Binghamton's MacArthur Elementary are getting a larger-than-life lesson in geography. Librarian Lonna Pierce has secured National Geographic's Traveling World Map for two weeks. The giant map is displayed on the hallway floor for students to crawl on and learn more about the world. The map is of North America and measures at 35x26 feet. Watch the story on WIVT and WICZ and see the photo gallery 
Horace Mann Students Learn About Recycling from Artist
Students at Horace Mann learned about the importance of recycling today when guest artist Lydia Adams Davis came to perform. Davis has been delighting audiences for 20 years and performs environmentally themed programs about recycling and preservation. See photo gallery and watch the story on WBNG 
Important Announcements:
Upcoming Events
PTA Council Meeting
Mon Jan 23 2017
Regents Exams
Tue Jan 24 2017
to Fri Jan 27 2017
Jefferson Winter Concert
Wed Jan 25 2017
PTSA Meeting
Wed Feb 8 2017
Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night
Fri Feb 10 2017

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