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The BKW Board of Education honored the top scholars for the 2016-17 school year at its May 8 meeting. They are: Hannah Brooks, Michelle Ferraino (Valedictorian), Kai Fischer, Liam Hanley (Salutatorian), Nicole Hayden, Stephanie Mason, Lukas Moller, Kristen Norray, Kaitlyn Peck, Olivia Seymour, Justin Sprung, and Zachary Wright.
Congratulations to all of the students in grades 7 through 12 who made the honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Click here to view the third quarter honor roll.



Democracy by design: Students to vote on classmates' artwork Tuesday, May 16

The budget’s not the only thing on the ballot this Tuesday, May 16. Students can vote on their favorite bulldog design, created by their peers in the high school. Earlier this year, students in Mrs. Johnson’s Graphic Design class were asked to create an image that they felt would be a good representation of BKW schools. ...Read More



Prom tickets on sale through May 12

A reminder that prom tickets are on sale through Friday, May 12, and can be purchased Outside of the secondary school cafeteria during lunches.


College Caravan pulls in May 15

The College Caravan will be coming to BKW on Monday, May 15, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.  This is an amazing opportunity for students to find out what post-secondary opportunities may be available to them. More than 20 colleges, universities and trade schools will be here to speak with students about opportunities and what they need to do now in middle/high school in order to access these prospects. ...Read More

Students getting off a school busSpring into school bus safety

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the air is warmer and the sun is out longer at night. It’s one of the best times of the year. This time of year is also one of the most dangerous in pupil transportation. To continue in keeping our passengers safe, here are a few reminders for the remainder of the school year. In working together, we can close out another school year safely! ...Read More


BKW students at Journey through the bodyStudents go on 'Journey Through the Body'

Students in Mrs. Moshier's Science class took a “Journey through the Body” at Colonie Center on Friday.  ...Read More





 Board adopts end-of-year schedule

Click here to view the schedule.


Student-athletes sharpen leadership skills at conference

Twenty students from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in grades 7-12 attended the Western Athletic Conference Leadership Conference Wednesday, March 22. ...Read More


BKW shines at All-County Music Festival

Students in an orchestra

The weekend of March 18-19, 31 middle school and high school students from BKW participated in the Schoharie All County Music Festival at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.  Distributed between the middle school band, high school band, and high school chorus, these students rehearsed for 8 hours in their respective ensembles and performed an amazing concert Saturday afternoon.  We commend them for a job well done!  

See photos of this and other great things on our Facebook page.


From the principal: Tips for taking important tests

I am aware that test taking can sometimes bring a certain amount of trepidation for students. However, testing is an important part of a sound education program. ... Read More






Charting the course for student success

A look at the data that drives a BKW education

BKW instruction – the academic experience of every student in our care – is driven by numbers. And the trend is that we’re making great strides in many key areas.. ..Read More

Seniors: A reminder to sign up for REMIND

There are a lot of senior-related activities and information that the Guidance Office will want to make sure that you are aware of. They will be using REMIND app and messaging system, in addition to SNN, to share this information with you.
One awesome feature of REMIND is that you will be able to respond to the Guidance Office with questions that they can answer back via text or email  - without sharing personal contact information! REMIND keeps phone numbers and emails private and does not share that with the Guidance Office or anyone else.
Download the app at For text messages, text @bkw2017 to 81010.


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




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