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Dear Community Members,
As we move into the fall season, with winter not far behind, I often find myself using this transition to reflect on the many challenges our teachers face in their daily lives at school. Recently, I launched a new, internal publication called just that: “Reflections” – in which I hope to share my thoughts about our challenges and how we hope to respond to them  Read more ...
News at Binghamton City School District
First Day of School at MacArthur
For students in MacArthur Elementary School, today was the day they had been waiting for, for almost five years. It was the first day in their brand new school. For many of them, today was the first time in the building. Principal Maria McIver addressed the students in the morning and told them what an honor it was to be in the new building and reminded them to treat it with respect. The students then made their way to their new classrooms. Walking through the hallways, the teachers acted as tour guides pointing out where everything was and what would be put in at a later date. View gallery 
BHS hosts community Thanksgiving dinner
For the 20th time BHS staff, students and volunteers serve a plate full of holiday cheer to about 1,500 local residents at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. See the media coverage here: PressConnects, WICZ, WIVT, WBNG.  
Annual Tree Lighting Reminds Community to Drive Safely
Binghamton High School students renewed their push for safety this holiday season while remembering a former student. A ceremony was held Tuesday to remember a Binghamton High School student nearly two decades after her death.The Binghamton High School student organization Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) held the ceremony for Katie Titus, who was killed in a non-alcohol related crash in 1996. See coverage on TWC News, WBNG, WICZ and WIVT  
New MacArthur Opens its Doors for Sneak Peak

Standing in the sun-bathed entryway of the new MacArthur Elementary School, Principal Maria McIver was teary-eyed Tuesday as she spoke about finally moving students into the school after four long years. See the coverage on Press Connects, WBNG, WIVT, WICZ, WNBF, TWC News and WSKG.   

At long last; MacArthur students and families get a look at their new home
On Monday, November 23, over 450 MacArthur students and their families attended an open house set up just for them. On November 24 the relocation of grade 3-5 classrooms will begin in earnest with classes for those students set to begin in the new MacArthur building on Monday, November 30. See photo gallery here. 
Author Gives 500 Books to BCSD Third Graders
Nila J. Webster, a well know author of children’s books, wants to ensure that every third grade student in Binghamton will have a chance to hear a magical message of anti-bullying through her book, “The Gift of You/The Gift of Me”. This special gift was made in honor of her mom, Jani Johe Webster, who grew up in Binghamton. Webster's grandmother was also a Binghamton resident for over 70 years. Ms. Webster has been a very active philanthropist and school supporter over the years, having donated thousands of copies of her books to schools all over New York and New England. 
BHS to Hold 20th Thanksgiving Dinner
Patrick Walsh's Thanksgiving will start around 5 a.m. when he arrives at Binghamton High School's cafeteria to help with an annual event that feeds more than a thousand community members. Read story on PressConnects.  
BHS Hosts 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Organizers of the Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner at Binghamton High School are making preparations for this year’s annual event, now in its 20th consecutive year. With the expansion of the dining room and creation of a shuttle bus service (courtesy of First Student), those with transportation concerns will be able to attend. Home delivery and “take home” meals will not be available. The dinner is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 at the Binghamton High School’s two main cafeterias.  

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