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Message from Dr. Tonia Thompson, Interim Superintendent
Dear Parents and Community Members,

At the beginning of October there were a number of online threats made against several area schools and schools across the nation. I want to take an opportunity to remind our parents ways you can help ensure your children remain safe while exploring the internet.   Read More

News at Binghamton City School District
EMS Percussion Group SMASH Performs at Fall Festival
The East Middle School percussion group SMASH performed at the Walnut Street Park Fall Festival on Oct. 26. The group, which is similar to STOMP, uses buckets, barrels and even trash cans to create impressive beats. The group is directed by EMS Music Teacher Robert Crissman. Click here to see photo gallery 
BHS Cheerleaders Compete in STAC Championship
This Sunday Binghamton High School cheerleaders competed in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Fall Cheerleading competition. The JV team took 3rd place and the Varsity team took 2nd place! Click here to see photos of the competition.  
Alexis Shaw named Patriot Scholarship Winner for 2016
One of the most prestigious scholarships at Binghamton High School was awarded to senior Alexis Shaw. “Alexis Shaw is a special young woman,” said Matthew Roberts, her school counselor. “I believe she is the pinnacle of what the Patriot Scholarship represents.”  
21st Annual BHS Thanksgiving Community Dinner Announced
Organizers of the Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner at Binghamton High School are making preparations for this year’s annual event, now in its 21st consecutive year. With the expansion of the dining room and continuation of a shuttle bus service (courtesy of First Student), we can accommodate more guests and assist those with transportation concerns. Home delivery and “take home” meals will not be available. 
BHS Promise Zone Students Make Mats for Homeless
Binghamton High School Promise Zone students have been using their afterschool time to make a difference. The students have been working together to create plastic sleeping mats for area homeless people. Carla Murray, Community Schools Coordinator with the Broome County Promise Zone said the students became interested in helping the homeless and started to do research about how prevalent homelessness is and what groups of people it impacts. 
NY State Senate Sponsoring Thanksgiving Contest for Kids in K-6
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the New York State Senate is sponsoring a creative celebration for children in grades K-6. The theme is 'What are you thankful for?' Students can submit an original poem, one-page essay, or artwork expressing what they are thankful for in the past year. Students must submit electronically, preferably in jpg or pdf format via www.akshar.nysenate.gov. 
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. 
Actress Returns to Binghamton Alma Mater
Students at Binghamton High School got some insight into what it's like to pursue a career in theater from a Binghamton alum. Julia Motyka is a 1997 Binghamton graduate, known for her roles in The Kindergarten Shuffle and In The Family. Primarily a stage actress, she fell in love with the theater while still a student at Binghamton. Watch the story on WICZ 
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