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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
Westgate Takes New Role as Interim Assistant to the Superintendent
Joyce Westgate was appointed as the interim assistant to the superintendent. She will play a key role in continuing to move the district initiatives forward and maintaining continuity during this transitional time. She began her career in education as an English teacher at the former West Junior High School in 1968. She has worked within the district in numerous positions and capacities since then.  
FREE Pre-K Available to City of Binghamton Residents
The Binghamton City School District’s Pre-K program is FREE and open to all children who are 4 by Dec. 1 and live in the City of Binghamton. Half day openings are currently available at Binghamton High School (BHS Pre-K) and MacArthur Elementary Pre-K. There are also half day openings at the Jewish Community Center and Campus Preschool at Binghamton University. Families can register at 98 Oak St in Binghamton or call (607) 762-8197 for more information.  
Binghamton High School shows major gains in math performance
Binghamton High School shows major gains in math performance.
Hard work on the part of administrators, faculty and students produce significant improvement in Regents Algebra test results and in several other math courses as well.
Read the Press and Sun Bulletin article HERE.  
Join the PTA or Booster Club and Make a Difference
The recent movie ‘Bad Moms’ portrays PTA members as overzealous, domineering women who plan elaborate bake sales. Binghamton PTA Council President Laura Warwick and Binghamton High School PTSA President Jennifer Taylor said these stereotypes can hamper parent participation. Besides – it’s just not true. Today’s PTA is your opportunity, as a parent or caregiver, to make a difference in the lives of children. 
September is Attendance Awareness Month
The Binghamton City School District is stressing the importance of good attendance. It has pledged to raise awareness on the value of attending school regularly and the importance of reducing chronic absenteeism. This as it joins a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month this September. Watch the story on WICZ and TWC 
School Begins for Grades 7 and 8!
Click HERE to see the "first day" photo gallery. 
Convocation 2016
On the morning of September 6th, 1,100 members of the BCSD staff gathered at the Binghamton DoubleTree to kick off the new school year with two full days of professional development, meetings, and classroom preparations. As part of the opening celebration, staff had an opportunity to watch a newly created video called "Proud to be - BCSD". You can watch the video on our YouTube channel. 
Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop Finds New Home at BHS
This August the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop presented four sold out performances of the hit international musical Les Miserables at the BHS Helen Foley Theatre. After almost 18 years at Binghamton University organizers of the three week musical theatre workshop were thrilled to take residency in their new home at Binghamton High School.  
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