American Rescue Plan (ARP) – ESSER Funding Plan

The 2021-22 enacted state budget includes language requiring local education agencies, such as school districts, that receive funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP-ESSER) to post on their website a plan by school year of how these funds will be spent. …

B-P celebrates the Class of 2021 with outdoor commencement ceremony on Patriot Field

It was near perfect weather for Broadalbin-Perth’s outdoor commencement ceremony on Patriot Field as members of the community celebrated graduating seniors in the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25. B-P Senior High School Principal Mark Brooks emceed the ceremony, with Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson, B-P Board of Education President Stephen Syzdek and Assistant …

B-P staff recognized at end of the year celebration; Outstanding Patriots of the Year announced

Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson hosted a B-P staff recognition program Thursday, June 24, announcing employees who achieved tenure, recognizing staff members celebrating milestone years of service, honoring 14 retirees, and revealing the district’s four Outstanding Patriot of the Year award winners for the 2020-21 school year. “I am incredibly proud of the way the …

Broadalbin-Perth High School Graduation Week Itinerary

Broadalbin-Perth High School is once again partnering with the Ozoner Drive-In to hold a virtual graduation ceremony. The video will play at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. The 30-minute video, including traditional program items like speeches and the reading of graduates’ names, will be played on the big screen.  …

BOE Letter: ‘We want masks off our children’

Dear parents, students, and staff of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, A huge amount of effort has gone into the prevention, detection, tracking, diagnosing, treating, and finally vaccinating against COVID cases in NY. Organizing and implementing such a huge project is truly a feat and should never be diminished. Whether one may argue about the …

B-P recognizes eight senior student-athletes who will continue their athletic careers at college

Eight senior student-athletes from Broadalbin-Perth were recognized this week for their commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers at college. The athlete’s families were in attendance as Tucker Gifford, B-P’s Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Nursing and Mark Brooks, B-P Senior High School Principal, commended their contributions to the B-P athletics department …

Birds of prey a big hit at B-P this week!

Nancy Kimball is a certified wildlife rehabilitator with North Country Wildcare (NCWC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping injured or orphaned wild animals. NCWC’s rehabilitators cover Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Fulton and Essex counties in upstate New York. Any rehabilitator’s goal is to ultimately nurse a wild animal back to full strength …

Creativity in music class allowed BPES students to continue learning through COVID

Mary Rasefske teaches music at Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School and has a wide variety of musical instruments that students typically use during class including ukuleles, tambourines, xylophones, boomwhackers, drums, recorders and more. This year’s COVID-19 pandemic altered the way that children were able to interact and learn in music class. Added safety and disinfecting protocols meant …

BPES’ FLL Explore team finishes season with special presentation

B-P Elementary School has a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Explore team called the Kits. They are coached by Jill and Robert Becker, along with B-P high school student Emily Mickan who is a member of B-P’s high school robotics team, the Nut Jobs.  FLL Explore is a non-competitive robotics program designed for children ages six …