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 …

Masks no longer required outdoors at New York schools

On Monday, June 7, the New York State Department of Health issued new guidance for schools that includes lifting the mask mandate outdoors on school grounds. Starting today, Tuesday, June 8, Broadalbin-Perth will no longer require students, employees, or visitors to wear masks when they are outdoors on school grounds.  The new DOH guidance clarified …

B-P community celebrates the Class of 2021 with “Senior Drive Through!”

The weather was just about perfect today as the B-P school community celebrated the class of 2021 at both campuses for their “Senior Drive Through.” B-P seniors gathered at the Perth Bible Church this afternoon to decorate their cars. Around 1:20 p.m., the seniors were escorted by a Fulton County Sheriff patrol car as they …

BPES Names Student Stars for April

B-P Elementary School recently announced their “Student Stars” for the month of April. April’s characteristic traits were RESPECT and TRUSTWORTHINESS. Homeroom teachers nominated students who possessed those qualities, with BPES principal Dan Casey and assistant principal Kerri Barker announcing the recipients’ names during morning announcements.  Congratulations to our “Student Stars” in pre-K through sixth grade! …

B-P’s fifth grade class takes part in “Outdoor Education Day”

B-P’s fifth graders took advantage of some summer-like weather this week and moved their classrooms outside! The students rotated through three different stations and participated in activities that reinforced concepts learned in science on habitats and ecosystems, and in the poetry unit of ELA. In addition to reinforcing curriculum, the fifth grade teachers also incorporated …

B-P residents approve budget, buses

By a vote of 371 to 93, residents of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District approved a $38,760,750 budget for the 2021-22 school year. The approved budget calls for a 7.98% spending increase from the 2020-21 school year and no increase to the district’s tax levy. District residents also approved (366 to 95) a proposition that …