NEWS & EVENTS
BCMS 2020-21 Reopening Plan
July 31, 2020
Together, we are preparing to begin a new school year that will be unlike any other. These unprecedented circumstances require us to reinforce a commitment to health and safety, redesign teaching and learning, and think strategically about how we support a safe and successful school year for students, staff and families.
Today, the Bethlehem Central School District 2020-21 Reopening Plan was submitted to New York State. Though no decision has been made by Governor Cuomo regarding the reopening of schools in the fall, we are moving closer to the scheduled start of the school year and we need to be prepared and keep everyone informed of what the new school year could look like. The plan will be updated continuously on the website.
Sign Up For Free Summer Meals
July 1, 2020
Since school buildings closed in March, the district has been providing FREE breakfast and lunch for BCSD students and children in the community age 18 and under. Due to the continuing COVID pandemic, the district has been approved to provide free meals over the summer too. The summer meal service will be once-a-week ONLY but will include five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals for each child. Meal pick-up will be on THURSDAYS from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning June 25 and will continue through September 3. Click HERE to sign up!
Final PTO Meeting of 2019-20 Year
June 15, 2020
The Bethlehem Middle School PTO held their final PTO meeting of the year. They voted on the officers for the upcoming school year. In addition, Bethlehem Middle School Principal Mike Klugman was their special guest for the evening. He provided an update on the 2020-21 school year and answer any questions you have. You can watch the entire meeting on YouTube by clicking here!
Tay Fisher Hangs with PTO
June 8, 2020
Former Siena Saint and Harlem Globetrotter Tay Fisher joined the Bethlehem Middle School PTO for a live Q&A. Tay talked about his time with the Saints, touring the world with the Globetrotters and also delivered some important messages for all during these troubled times. Miss the interview? Check it out on YouTube!
BCMS Art Contest Winners
Posted May 4, 2020
The BCMS PTO held an art contest for all current middle schoolers! Ava Gasson was the winner. Sophie Kobayashi came in 2nd, Derek Clark and Mysha Sajid came in 3rd. The artwork will be displayed on the front and back covers of the 2020-2021 school assignment notebook. Over 1,000 new notebooks will be created and the artwork will be displayed in color!
Mr. Warford Receives Top Honor
April 2, 2020
Mark Warford, assistant principal at Bethlehem Central Middle School since 2008, has been selected as a 2020 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. An educator since 1995, Warford was honored for his outstanding work on behalf of our students and their academic & social growth as well as a role model when it comes to preserving our resources. We couldn't be prouder!
The Dangers of Gateway Drugs
March 2, 2020
The BCMS PTO hosted a presentation for parents on drug abuse prevention and gateway drug trends among teens. First Sgt. Tracy Mance, of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and Albany County STOP-DWI program was accompanied by BCMS School Resource Officer Det. Adam Cobb to discuss alcohol, marijuana and vaping trends and provide a question-and-answer session.
MopCo Visits BCMS PTO
February 10, 2020
MopCo, the award-winning improv group from Schenectady, performed for the parents and students at the general PTO meeting. The special program addressed topics such as bullying, teamwork, accepting failure and￼ having fun.