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164 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901    |    P 607.762.8100
Start and Dismissal Times
Regular School Day Start End
Elementary 7:50 2:40
East Middle School 8:25 3:25
West Middle School 8:25 3:25
High School 8:00 2:45
Attendance Numbers
Binghamton High School: 762-8200
9th Grade 762-8255
10th Grade 762-8160
11th/12th Grade 762-8252

East Middle School:  762-8309
West Middle School:  763-8406

Benjamin Franklin: 762-8340
Calvin Coolidge:  762-8290
Horace Mann:  762-8270
MacArthur: 762-8119
Theodore Roosevelt:  762-8280
Thomas Jefferson:  763-8430
Woodrow Wilson:  763-8440
News & Information
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four students and teacher stand smiling BHS Students Learn about Chinese Culture During Moon Festival
Students from Binghamton High School's IB Chinese class learned about Chinese culture and traditions at the Rock Center’s Second Annual Moon Festival Gala in Syracuse. Nya Gibson, Natalie Sheehan, Elise White, and Sienna Merrill joined their teacher Ms. Chen Berry for the Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a Chinese gathering for thanksgiving, as friends and family reunite in celebration of the harvest.  
Student stands with certificate in between two teachers Egan Named Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Binghamton High School student Ella Egan. Egan has been named a 'Commended Student' in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of approximately, 34,000 students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional promise. To be chosen for this honor, she had to place among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.6 million students by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  
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.  
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. 
BHS Freshmen Orientation Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 image BHS Freshmen Orientation Aug. 24 and Aug. 25
The first day in a new school can be overwhelming; however, to help eliminate some of those first day concerns, we would like to invite students to attend the annual BHS 9th Grade Orientation. This year 9th Grade Orientation will be held on Aug. 24 and 25. Last Names- A-K will attend on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Last Names- L-Z will attend on Friday,  Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Binghamton Farm Share image Binghamton Farm Share
Sign up for a weekly box of fresh, tasty vegetables grown by a local farmer. Click here for more information. 
graphic that says in the news BCSD Planning for the Future with Community Conversations
The Binghamton City School District is engaging community members and parents with strategic planning to set priorities and establish an action plan for the future. "Our hope is that our students find their own voice, and find their passion and what they love to do and our teachers and our faculty and administration are here to support that and craft those opportunities for them to be successful, said Tonia Thompson, BCSD Superintendent." Watch the story on WICZ 
Three New Administrators Approved at BOE Meeting image Three New Administrators Approved at BOE Meeting
At last night's board of education meeting three new administrators were added to the district. Velvet Tanner was named the new director of special services. Tanner has served in the district in various capacities over the past 15 years. She has been a special educator and most recently served as the collaborative coach for Thomas Jefferson. She will begin her new role on Oct. 26. Shelly Richards was named the new assistant principal at MacArthur and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. 
FREE Pre-K Available to City of Binghamton Residents image 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.

Join the PTA or Booster Club and Make a Difference image 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 image 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 
Getting Ready For Kindergarten?
There are lots of ways to help your child get ready for Kindergarten. Click here for ways parents and families can support your child's development. 
New Resources for Parents Helping with Math Homework
Commoncore.org has released a library of resources specifically designed for parents. Check out this and all our parent homework help resources here. 
Contact Information
Director of Pupil Services
Debbie Card – 762-6014
Registration: 762-8114
Working Papers: 762-6014
Office Secretary
Jinny Dennison – 762-6014
District Health Office 762-8145 
Karen Yeager: 762-8118
First Student: 762-8299
BC Transit: 763-4464 
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