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BKW to conduct early dismissal drill on Friday, Oct. 7 

New York State requires all school districts to hold an annual early release drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. BKW will conduct its annual early release drill on Friday, Oct. 7., and students will be dismissed 15 minutes before the normal dismissal time.. Read More


Changes to Board of Education meeting schedule

The meeting previously scheduled for October 3 has been canceled and a regular meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 17.
The Board will also hold a work session on Monday, October 24.


Dr. Timothy MundellMrs. Smith accepts position at Mohonasen, district begins search process for elementary principal

Yesterday, I received a letter of resignation from Mrs. Smith, our elementary principal. Mrs. Smith was presented with an opportunity to serve as Principal at Bradt Primary School, in the Mohonasen Central School District. She accepted the position and was appointed by the Mohonasen Board of Education this past Monday evening...Read More



From BKW to Hollywood

Actress Kathy Bates dedicates Hollywood Star to BKW student Emma Detlefsen

Third grader Emma Detlefsen has made such an impact with her efforts of raising support and funds for lymphedema awareness, the ripples have reached the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ..Read More


We're redesigning the BKW website and need your feedback

We're giving our website a makeover and would like your input on what you'd like to see in a new design!  Please help us by completing this short 8-question survey. Thank you for your time and your feedback. Click here to take the survey!


A new way to follow BKW athletics

Bulldog sports fans can find schedules, rosters, directions to away games, and more on BKW’s new athletics calendar, where you can see upcoming events, view and print the schedules for individual sports teams, and even get directions to away games! Read More




Attention Westerlo Residents Who Receive Basic STAR Exemption

Please discard the previous school tax bill that you recently received. Due to a clerical error, the Basic STAR Exemptions were excluded from the bill.
Corrected bills have been mailed.
If you have any further questions, please call our School Tax Collector at 518-872-5138.


PTA to host 'Jean Forti Run for Education' Saturday, Oct. 15

Kids Fun Run at 12:15, 5k begins at 1

 The BKW PTA is hard at work planning its 2nd Annual Jean Forti Run for Education - Kids Fun Run and 5K Event. The event will take place at the Thompson's Lake Campground on Saturday, October 15.. ..Read More



BKW student Wyatt Spencer lives on through scholarship

Benefit golf tournament to be held on Sept. 24 at Colonie Country Club

Wyatt Spencer has left a legacy of kindness, leadership, and loyalty with the BKW community. ..Read More



2016-17 School Calendar

The 2016-17 school calendar will hit mailboxes in the coming weeks, but you can get a sneak peek right now!
Click here to view or download the calendar [PDF].



Save the date: Alumni Association Dinner and Dance on October 1

The BKW Alumni Association will be hosting its 82nd Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Western Turnpike Country Club in Guilderland. They will honor all classes whose graduation year ends with a 1 or a 6. Click here to read the Alumni Banquet letter for more information and to see all the activities for Homecoming weekend.


Changes to STAR tax-relief program

New STAR applicants will receive a rebate check instead of a tax credit

Anyone who purchased and is paying school taxes on a home for the first time in 2016-17 will receive their STAR savings as a rebate check. There is also a provision that allows existing homeowners to choose either the STAR exemption or the new income tax credit. ..Read More


Changes to pick-up, drop-off procedures for 16-17 school year

Throughout this past school year, our transportation department and building level administrators have monitored morning and afternoon bus pick-up and drop-off procedures. Historically, BKW has tried very hard to accommodate family needs for changes in student drop-off locations, even making changes very late on a given day..Read More



BKW 2nd grader honored by Albany County Executive

BKW’s Emma Detlefsen recently became the youngest recipient of Albany County’s Citizen of the Month award, when the second grader was honored by County Executive Daniel P. McCoy for her activism and dedication to spreading awareness about lymphedema...Read More


Picture of a baseball team standing in front of a scoreboardBulldogs sign to play at Morrisville State

Kaitlyn Curvin and Christina Grippin have signed commitments to play softball and volleyball for the Division III school next year. ...Read More






Sheriff donates to Backpack Program

On Monday, May 9, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple  presented a check for $2,750 to the school for our BKW Backpack Program... Read More




Picture of a baseball team standing in front of a scoreboardNew scoreboard a team effort

Winning is a team effort. So too, apparently, is getting a new scoreboard to keep track of those wins. The new scoreboard at the BKW baseball field cost approximately $6,500, and was paid for, in large part, by the BKW Sportsboosters’ many fundraising efforts. Read More



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