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    Communications Staff-10/29/14
Positive message blended with bicycle stunts
Students in the middle and intermediate schools heard a positive message and watched a performance of jaw-dropping bicycle tricks Wednesday, Oct. 29, during an assembly with Bicycle Stunt World Champion Chris Poulos. Read More »

Piñata project carries drug-free theme

Eighth-grade students in Diane Sollecito-Campos’ health class made piñatas in observance of Red Ribbon week (Oct. 24-31), which asks students to pledge to live a drug-free lifestyle
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Voters to decide on $2B ‘Smart Schools’ bond Nov. 4

When New York voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in addition to candidates for office, they will decide on a $2 billion bond referendum that would provide each school district with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements that could also include classroom space for prekindergarten programs.
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B-P staff to take on Harlem Superstars

How will a team made up of Broadalbin-Perth faculty stack up against the Harlem Superstars in a battle of basketball skills?

The community is invited to find out Nov. 14, when the BPCSD Dream Team, comprised of teachers from each building in the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, take on the comedic basketball team with “Globetrotter”-type skills.
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Introducing BPTV: Watch all your favorite videos

Can’t get enough of the Class of 2014’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” video? Or maybe you missed the series of videos highlighting the efforts toward “Re-imagining Broadalbin-Perth.” Easy access to these classics is available through BPTV.
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State offers resources for combating heroin, opioid abuse

Heroin and opioid abuse is a rapidly growing problem in New York State and nationwide. New York's schools have been asked by the state departments of health, education, and alcoholism and substance abuse services to help raise awareness and share information about the risks, warning signs and resources available for help.
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Patriot Pink Out raises more than $5K

The Broadalbin-Perth High School boys soccer team raised $5,058 for the American Cancer Society through the 2014 Patriot Pink Out on Oct. 18.
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Students get up-close look at raptors

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, first- and second-grade students at The Learning Community were able to see birds of prey up close through the program “Silent Wings” through the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York.
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Seventh-grader wins anti-bullying T-shirt contest

Hailey Lazier, a seventh-grade student at the middle school, won the school's anti-bullying T-shirt contest.
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BPHS offers ACT prep class

Broadalbin-Perth students interested in taking the ACT exam this year have an opportunity to take a prep class at school through Capital District Consulting. The sessions will be held 7-9 p.m., Nov. 12, 17, 19, 24, and Dec. 1 and 8, and the entire class costs $150 per student. Class size is limited, so students are encouraged to register online at CapitalDistrictConsulting.com. Interested students should talk with their school counselors if they have any questions related to this prep course or the ACT exam.

‘Successories’ initiative to recognize faculty, staff making a difference

Who helped you become a success? Ask any adult and, chances are, at least one person who makes the list was a teacher. Or a school bus driver. Or a coach.

“The individuals who work at Broadalbin-Perth schools have such an amazing impact on our students every day. Too often, their efforts go unnoticed or unappreciated. So, we wanted to provide an easy way for people to say ‘thank you’ whenever they feel as though a member of our faculty or staff is going above and beyond for our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson.
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BPMS students win Prevention Council poster contest

Three Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students have been named winners in the YOUth DECIDE Poster Contest, which was sponsored by the HFM Prevention Council in conjunction with the New York Council on Problem Gambling.
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Pre-K classes visit YMCA as part of program

As part of its nearly $600,000 per year full-day pre-K grant, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District has partnered with the Fulton County YMCA to offer physical education programming for each of its four full-day pre-K classes.
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