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News at Binghamton City School District
BCSD Announces Names of Distinguished Graduates
The Binghamton City School District announced seven names to be recognized in October as Distinguished Graduates. The BCSD alumni will be honored on Oct. 13 during the Distinguished Graduate Dinner. To see the complete list of honorees read the article on Press Connects 
Important Information on Changes to First Day of School
The Binghamton City School District will kick off the 2016-2017 school year with TWO superintendent's conference days on Sept. 6 and 7. The first day of classes for students in grades pre-K - 5 (all elementary schools) and 9-12 (high school) is Thursday, September 8. East and West Middle Schools are exceptions and will report as follows: Students in grade 6 will start on Sept. 8 but should NOT report on Friday, Sept. 9. Students in grades 7 and 8 should NOT report on Sept. 8; they will start on Friday, Sept. 9. All students will report on Monday, Sept. 12.  
Sneak Peak of Pre-Season for BHS Football
Defense looks to be the strength of the Patriots this season, especially with Raymond Johnson coming off the edge. "He is one of those guys that we have not seen his best yet," said BCSD Football Coach Mike Ramil. "He is learning football, the more he learns football the better he gets. He is a hard worker. Just a really good kid to to have around." Watch the story on WBNG 
Teachers Learn How to Engage Students in Project Lead the Way Launch
Binghamton is ramping up its Elementary Project Lead the Way implementation. More than 40 teachers from grades K-2 are undergoing training this summer. PLTW Launch allows students to become problem solvers. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. 
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. 
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