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Franklin to Host Parent Engagement Night
09/26/2022
Ben Franklin Elementary School will welcome families to a Parent Engagement Night on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
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Giants Name Vaughn Labor Coach of the Week
09/13/2022
The New York Giants and Gatorade have selected BHS Coach Vaughn Labor as the Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Week for Week 1 of the 2022 season.
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Student Connor Race and Team Climb for a Cause
09/13/2022
MacArthur Elementary fourth grader Connor Race knows firsthand that you're never too small to make a big difference.
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BHS Teacher Presents at International Seminar in Germany
09/12/2022
This summer Binghamton High School Social Studies Teacher Taylor Weigand traveled to Potsdam, Germany as an Alumni-Teacher Fellow representing SUNY Cortland to present a lecture on “Teaching the SDG’s- Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.”
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District to host additional feasibility study forums
09/08/2022
The Binghamton City School District will hold its first of four community forums on Sept. 14 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at MacArthur Elementary School, located at 1123 Vestal Ave.
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BHS Flag Football Team to Play at MetLife Stadium
08/17/2022
Binghamton’s trailblazing girls flag football team will head to MetLife Stadium Aug. 21 to play at a New York Giants preseason game.
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BCSD Celebrates the Class of 2022
06/29/2022
Congratulations to the 280 members of Binghamton High School's Class of 2022.
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BHS Honors Top 25
06/22/2022
Twenty-five Binghamton High School students were honored on June 21 for their hard work in the classroom.
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Patriots are First-ever Girls Flag Football Champs
06/14/2022
The Binghamton Patriots claimed the first-ever Section IV flag football championship, with a big win over Union-Endicott on Sunday, June 12.
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Wilson Celebrates Student Hero David Diaz
06/13/2022
We could not be Patriot Prouder of our student hero, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School second grader David Diaz Jr.
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A (Sensory) Pathway to Understanding
06/10/2022
This spring, Binghamton High School students collaborated to create a pathway for younger students in need of a positive outlet during the school day: a sensory pathway.
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BHS Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award
06/09/2022
BHS Pre-Engineering Instructor, Marta Gaska has been named the June Golden Apple Award Winner by WIVT.
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BHS Earns No Place for Hate Designation
06/08/2022
We are proud to announce that Binghamton High School has earned designation as a No Place for Hate school for the third consecutive year.
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BHS Unified Basketball Builds Inclusion, Community
05/20/2022
The Binghamton High School unified basketball team has had an incredible season, but the team’s success on the court is only the start.
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BCSD Feasibility Study Information
05/04/2022
The Binghamton City School District has been evaluating the current and future use of the district's 10 school buildings, taking into account building conditions, enrollment trends, transportation and building capacity.
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BCSD Seeks Stakeholder Input for Strategic Plan
05/03/2022
This spring, the Binghamton City School District will embark on the exciting journey of determining what the future looks like for BCSD over the next five years through our strategic planning process. We need input from our stakeholders so that we can make the best possible decisions for the future of our district.
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EMS Students Participate in Kids CAN Build Challenge
05/02/2022
A team from EMS participated in this year's great "Kids CAN Build Project." The students created a nine foot structure in the shape of the middle school. The structure used 3,088 cans and was dedicated in loving memory to Aliza Spencer.
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Farrelly's Feet Donates Shoes to Students
04/22/2022
Thomas Jefferson Elementary received a beautiful donation of brand new sneakers Thursday, in honor of late BHS graduate and accomplished runner Noah Farrelly.
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BHS Club Holds Prom Dress Drive
04/01/2022
If prom dresses and suits are taking up closet space, Binghamton High School's Sisterz 4 Sisterz wants your donation.
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Therapy Dog at Wilson Making Positive Impact on Students
03/31/2022
Therapy Dogs are being utilized more and more in educational settings to help with stress relief. In Binghamton, students in Dana Ingerson's music class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School enjoy her therapy dog Brayleigh. Ingerson rescued Brayleigh as a therapy dog as she was battling breast cancer.
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Mann Students Get Special Performance
03/30/2022
Students of Horace Mann Elementary School had the chance to see a special African dance and drumming performance from Binghamton University Students. Each piece featured culturally specific instruments, costumes, songs and dance steps. Kids clapped and cheered as they watched and listened to the different sounds and dance moves the dance group displayed.
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Universal Pre-K Registrations Open Now!
03/17/2022
The BCSD is currently accepting Universal Pre-K Registrations for the 2022-2023 school year.
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BHS Family Workshop Results
03/08/2022
Results are now available from our virtual Family Workshop for Binghamton High school families and faculty on Thursday, Jan. 20.
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Franklin Students Are Broadcasters in the Making
03/07/2022
There are some up and coming broadcasters at Ben Franklin Elementary!
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BCS Foundation Awards Nearly $40K in Grants in 2021
03/02/2022
Each year the Binghamton City Schools Foundation provides grants to school district staff members for special projects or activities that fall beyond the scope of the district's operating budget. The foundation funds worthwhile programs, equipment, trips, or activities that ordinarily can't be supported as part of the school operating budget but benefit the growth, education, and development of students.
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BCSD Teacher Named NYS Master Teacher
03/01/2022
Recently Governor Kathy Hochul announced the incoming group of Master Teachers for the state of New York. This year 230 teachers joined the ranks of the statewide network of educators. One of those chosen was Binghamton City School District teacher Jeff Sabol.
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Mask Mandate Lifted Effective March 2, 2022
02/28/2022
Governor Hochul announced at a news conference Sunday that she is lifting the NYS mask mandate for schools, beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The Governor said her decision was based on the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance that connects community spread and hospitalizations.
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BCSD to Pilot Girls Flag Football Program
02/23/2022
Binghamton High School is one of 48 schools across New York State that will start a girls flag football program this spring.
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Mentorship Makes a Difference in Student Lives
02/22/2022
Spectrum News visited East Middle School during January's National Mentor Month to highlight some of the amazing bonds formed through this program.
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Elementary Students Embrace Social-Emotional Learning
02/15/2022
Sometimes, our little learners experience big feelings, and they need help coping with them. This school year, school social worker Cristin Plourde has been bringing social-emotional learning lessons to classrooms at MacArthur Elementary, including Mrs. Steed's first grade class.
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Masks Continue to be Required
01/25/2022
We would like to provide clarity regarding the Nassau County Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding mask mandates. Public schools in New York State have been directed by the New York State Education Department to continue to mask in school.
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BHS Senior Nysein Reese Awarded Patriot Scholarship
01/13/2022
We could not be Patriot prouder of senior Nysein Reese, the winner of this year’s prestigious Patriot Scholarship. Reese plans to attend the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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In-person instruction will resume at middle schools on Friday 1/14/22
01/12/2022
Full in-person instruction will resume at both East and West middle schools on Friday, Jan. 14.
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BCSD Middle Schools Update for Week of Jan. 10-14
01/07/2022
We are writing with an update regarding our plans to provide instruction for middle school students next week. Unfortunately, our district continues to be negatively impacted by a COVID-related bus driver shortage.
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2022 Budget Roundtable
01/04/2022
Budget Roundtable, ThoughtExchange: The Binghamton City School District is working to identify priorities and gather input from our stakeholders as we craft our budget for the 2022-2023 academic year. We will hold a budget roundtable on Monday, Jan. 10. It will take place at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
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At Home COVID-19 Kits Available
01/03/2022
New York State has provided us with at-home COVID testing kits. While our district provides testing for students at school, we would also like to make them available for testing at home.
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BCSD Offers Testing and Test Kits After Winter Break
12/30/2021
Students return to school from the long winter recess on Monday, Jan. 3, as local COVID-19 cases are on the rise and home testing kids are in short supply across the state. In response to this, the Governor announced earlier this week that New York State will be providing schools with additional testing kits so every student has the opportunity to test. We anticipate these additional tests to arrive in the district sometime next week.
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EMS Students Donate to Traci CARES Food Pantry
12/21/2021
Students at East Middle School are collecting non-perishable food items this holiday season to support the Traci CARES Food Pantry as well as the Binghamton community.
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BCSD Offers Free Rapid COVID Testing
12/20/2021
The Binghamton City School District is pleased to be offering testing opportunities to all students and staff, on a completely voluntary basis, both before and after our winter recess. Rapid testing will take place in all buildings on a walk-in basis on Wednesday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Jan. 3.
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Fall BToday 2021 Hits Mailboxes
12/13/2021
The most recent issue of BToday will be hitting mailboxes soon.
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Congratulations to our Fall Scholar Athletes
12/09/2021
The Binghamton City School District is pleased to announce our Fall Teams who have attained Scholar-Athlete Awards through the NYSPHSA (NYS Public High School Scholar Association) Program!
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Students show gratitude with soup drive
12/07/2021
In November the fourth graders at Calvin Coolidge Elementary focused on the district-wide character trait of gratitude by holding a canned soup (and other non-perishable food item) drive for CHOW.
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BHS hosts 26th annual community Thanksgiving meal
11/29/2021
It’s a time-honored Binghamton tradition 26 years in the making, and a favorite for our students and community. Binghamton High School student volunteers hosted the annual Thanksgiving Dinner in a COVID-friendly fashion.
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BHS Alum Returns to Talk TV Career
11/23/2021
BCSD graduate Austin Tanner returned to his roots to talk with BHS students about his career in broadcasting on Monday, Nov. 22.
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BHS Students Raise Awareness of Dangers of Drunk Driving
11/23/2021
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) raised awareness of the dangers of drunk and distracted driving at Binghamton High School's annual holiday tree lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
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Students chosen as Akshar All-Stars
11/18/2021
On Nov. 18 two fifth grade students from the Binghamton City School District were recognized as Akshar All-Stars. Thomas Jefferson student Abigail Okogu and Horace Mann student Dante Osborne received a surprise visit from Senator Fred Akshar to announce their awards.
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Getting the Good News Out
11/17/2021
We are calling on our school community to help us highlight the wonderful people, accomplishments and events that deserve to be recognized. Let us know about the great things that are happening inside and outside of our school building.
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We want your feedback about board meetings
11/16/2021
The Binghamton City School District is looking for input into when and how board meetings are held (day of week, time of day, location, access etc…). Under Open Meetings Law, the public has the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to board member debate and watch the decision-making process.
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Rod Serling School of Fine Arts Presents Clue
11/15/2021
This weekend students from the Binghamton High School Rod Serling School of Fine Arts will present Clue at the Helen Foley Theatre. The play is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game.
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WBNG Features BHS Senior Xymier Thomas
11/15/2021
On the latest episode of WBNG's 1st and 12, Scott Sasina features Binghamton High School senior Xymier Thomas.
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Students Compete at Engineering Day
11/10/2021
This week students from Binghamton City School District participated in the annual Engineering Day Event at Broome-Tioga BOCES. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 10, students in grades 3 – 8 came together to compete with students from 17 local school districts.
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BCSD Elementary Schools to Host Vaccine Clinics
11/05/2021
The Binghamton City School District is excited to partner with the Broome County Health Department to offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to eligible students, ages 5 and above.
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Building for the Future - BCSD Capital Project
11/04/2021
The Binghamton City School District is proposing a $41.7 million capital project which will be voted on by taxpayers on Dec. 14. The project includes upgrades for infrastructure, technology, accessibility, programs and health and safety projects.
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Principal Kyle Skinner Celebrated as Educator of the Week
11/03/2021
This week, FOX 40 and ETM Solar Works congratulate Mr. Kyle Skinner on being named Teacher of the Week. This is year four as Principal at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School for Mr. Kyle Skinner. First grade teacher, Amy Putney, nominated Mr. Skinner for Teacher of the Week.
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Contest Underway to Redesign BCSD Patriot
11/03/2021
The Binghamton City School district is looking for students to create a new image for our Patriot. Top designs will embody what it means to be a Binghamton Patriot, someone who loves and supports the school district, demonstrates pride and represents all students!
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BCSD weather information for 2021-2022
11/01/2021
This year the Binghamton City School District will be utilizing five built-in snow days, which will be non-instructional days. If all five snow days are used, the district will identify future days needed for inclement weather as remote learning days.
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Get notified on your child's progress with SchoolTool mobile app
11/01/2021
Now there’s an easier way to stay informed about your child’s current school schedule, grades, assignments and more with the new SchoolTool Mobile App. With the SchoolTool Mobile App you can get in-the-moment push notifications about your child’s assignments, grades and attendance.
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BCSD Seeks Advisory Group Members
10/29/2021
The Binghamton City School District is embarking on an exciting comprehensive planning process for a long-term facilities improvement project that will shape the vision for our school buildings in the years ahead.
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BCSD Transportation Information
10/25/2021
The Binghamton City School District is making every effort to ensure eligible students have access to reliable transportation to and from school. The nationwide shortage of school bus drivers is impacting districts around the country, including ours.
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BCSD Celebrates School Board Members
10/19/2021
The Binghamton City School District celebrated its Board of Education with an annual breakfast Tuesday morning, in observance of National School Board Recognition Week. School board members are elected representatives, who volunteer their time with the ultimate goal of supporting the district and increasing student achievement.
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Sign up for Winter Sports with Family ID
10/18/2021
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com), which is now part of the ArbiterSports family!
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BCSD Names New Athletic Director
10/04/2021
There’s a new leader at the helm of Patriot Athletics! The Binghamton City School District is proud to introduce Mr. Jeremiah Johnson as our new Director of Athletics and Student Engagement.
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Could the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit benefit you?
09/30/2021
The IRS is reaching out to America’s school districts to request their partnership in disseminating information about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021, which could provide families, financial assistance of up to $1,800 per qualifying child.
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Learning Continues Year-Round for BCSD Teachers
09/08/2021
School was out for summer, but the learning continued for teachers across the Binghamton City School District! A rich variety of professional development opportunities were offered to both new employees (we added nearly 60 new members to our instructional team this summer!) and veteran teachers.
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BHS Half-Day Virtual Academy
08/27/2021
Binghamton High School is offering a half-day virtual academy for eligible juniors and seniors.
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BCSD Requests for Medically Fragile Students
08/09/2021
We anticipate full in-person student instruction, 5-days per week, for BCSD students for the 2021-2022 school year. There will not be a hybrid learning option as there was last year, although we do know that some students may have unique medical situations that require fully remote instruction.
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BToday Class of 2021 Edition
08/09/2021
The newest edition of BToday, featuring the Class of 2021 will be hitting mailboxes soon, but you can read the entire edition in advance online now!
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2021- 2022 School Supply Lists (pre-k - grade 8)
07/30/2021
A list of school supplies has been added to the district website for the 2021-2022 school year!
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Treasured BCSD Nurse Celebrates 55 Years of Service
07/30/2021
She lightheartedly calls herself “the gray-haired witch”, but anyone who’s ever met Joyce DeRitis knows that calling her a witch couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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Fall Sports Sign Ups
06/16/2021
Are you interested in participating in Fall Sports? Sign up forms have been added to the district athletics page
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BCSD Teacher Wins Award for Heroic Actions
05/20/2021
Ed Gee, a Horace Mann physical education teacher and West Middle girls basketball coach, was awarded for his heroic actions in saving a man’s life in January 2020.
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New grant gets kids up and moving
04/29/2021
The well-known proverb says that necessity is the mother of invention. During the pandemic, physical education teachers in the Binghamton City School District have been facing challenges teaching students who are learning at home.
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BCSD Occupational Therapist Authors Book
03/11/2021
A veteran occupational therapist of two decades, Binghamton City School District’s Kim Wiggins saw a need for easy-to-apply lesson plans for parents, therapists and teachers. Ideas that would allow them to approach sensory issues with children in grades K through 5, helping them past obstacles and allowing the children to move on to other areas of learning.
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BHS Presents "The 39 Steps"
03/02/2021
When Binghamton High School’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts presents their annual play “The 39 Steps” - it’ll be from a safe distance. The one-time streaming performance will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19.
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Sign up for 'Fall Sports'
02/22/2021
The Broome County Health Department has approved the district’s plan to participate in Interscholastic Athletics. The Broome County Health Department has issued protocols and procedures we must follow to be able to participate.
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Results of 2021-2022 Budget Survey
02/19/2021
Last month, the district launched a ThoughtExchange to gain insight from the community about the 2021 - 2022 school budget. Thank you to all who participated and provided input.
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The BCSD will begin LIVE streaming Athletic Contests
02/19/2021
The district will now be LIVE streaming many of our athletic competitions via the BCSD Athletics YouTube page. Any student, staff, family or community member can log on for free to view our Patriots compete.
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Senior Malik Griffith Awarded Patriot Scholarship
01/27/2021
Congratulations to Binghamton High School senior Malik Griffith, the winner of this year’s Patriot Scholarship!
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Binghamton staff remember Traci Simrell
01/15/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, and our school community is no exception. We are mourning the tremendous loss of our friend and colleague, Traci Simrell who died in December.
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Winter BToday Released Online
12/23/2020
The winter edition of BToday has been released online. This issue will be digital only and features stories and photos from the start of the school year.
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Sounds for the Season Holiday Concert
12/16/2020
Tune in to Facebook on Thursday at 7 p.m. to watch the Binghamton High School Sounds for the Season Holiday Concert!
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Weather memo to BCSD families
12/15/2020
In advance of the inclement weather, here is some important information that was distributed to families in November about snow days and the strategic decision to close or delay school.
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BCSD Budget Survey for 2021-2022
12/11/2020
This year, more than any year prior, the Binghamton City School District needs to hear from our stakeholders in regards to the upcoming school budget.
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BHS Hosts 25th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
11/16/2020
This year due to COVID-19 the annual Binghamton High School Community Dinner will look a little different. This year 500 meals will be distributed for carry out only. Meals will be available for pick up on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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NYS School Board Recognition Week Oct. 19-23
10/19/2020
The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 19 - 23 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members.
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Dawne Anna Adams named director of personnel
10/16/2020
We welcome back Dawne Anna Adams to the Binghamton City School District. Adams is the new BCSD director of personnel.
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Welcome Back to BCSD!
09/04/2019
Dear Binghamton families, I hope you’ve had a restful and enjoyable summer break, filled with plenty of opportunities for rejuvenation and quality time with those you love most. As we bid farewell to summer, we welcome the new school year with eagerness and enthusiasm.
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Treasured BCSD Nurse Celebrates 55 Years of Service
She lightheartedly calls herself “the gray-haired witch”, but anyone who’s ever met Joyce DeRitis knows that describing her as a witch couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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