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Let history take its course

Course will examine the archaeological record of biblical times

On Monday, Jan. 7, Steven Stark-Riemer will begin teaching “Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel.” The eight-session course will dive into the development of biblical archaeology by looking at several time periods and how events later affected the lives of the people who now live in the Middle East.

Voters OK Ballston Spa Projects

$8.9M bond will cover second phase of facilities renovations

An extensive facilities upgrade plan will be going ahead after Ballston Spa School District voters approved an $8.9 million referendum to fund the second phase of renovations to multiple district buildings.

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History takes center stage

Home schooling experiment leads to young theater troupe

Ruth Henry was never a big fan of the subject of history. But when she decided to home school her three girls in 2003, she knew avoiding it just wasn’t an option.

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Students learn how to save a life

CPR investment rolled out at Sand Creek Middle School

First Niagara invested $10,000 to donate 275 CPR Anytime kits to 20 schools in the Capital Region.

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Totally tech

Elementary students visit TEC-SMART for day of hands-on learning

Kids from area schools took part in an Educational and Interactive Nanotechnology activities day at HVCC’s TEC-SMART Malta Campus on Thursday Oct. 4. From magic sand to polymer worms, they were engaged in activities with an educational component.

Planned Parenthood cleared for return to Shen

Group was banned from sex ed last year, abstinence advocates decry decision

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the board adopted a Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum that clears the way for Planned Parenthood representatives to return to the classroom as guest speakers. That was a recommendation returned by the district’s Health Advisory Council.

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Back to school for Shen students [photo gallery]

Students embarked on their first day back to schoolwith filled backpacks and smiles to boot at Karigon Elementary School in the Shenendehowa School District. Shen schools started back on Wednesday, September5.

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Community gathering to benefit Kenya kids

In Kenya, a harambee can be as simple as a community gathering. The name comes from the Swahili word meaning “together pushing forward.” One local group is looking to embody that spirit and help Kenyans at the same time through an event at Village Pizzeria in Middle Grove on Friday, Sept. 7.

Update - A Special Notice from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School

BH-BL High school is taking preventive measures in response to death of Queensbury football player.

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New tests lessen ImPACT of concussions

Many local schools already using new protocols for high school athletes

At the start of their high school careers, all eligible student athletes in Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake are given the ImPACT test. It’s administered on a computer and takes about 40 minutes to complete.

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Districts get an education in nutrition

Updated school food rules arriving this fall at a cafeteria near you

School districts across the country are integrating new food rules based on federal nutrition standards introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak back in January.

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Good clean learning

Ballston Spa High School and others to benefit from NYSERDA award

Nearly 100 high school students participating in the CleanTechnologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School located at the Hudson Valley Community College Campus in Malta will have some more hands-on technology when the new school year starts up.

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Scholarships remember community favorites

This year’s Daniel Ward scholarship also recalls Bob Carney

Years after the fact, the Ballston community’s giving spirit is still benefiting students. Three recent high school graduates are heading to school this fall with a little extra help thanks to scholarships funded by community donations.

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‘Life is good’

BHBL teacher and Guilderland resident remembered as fountain of positivity

Beloved teacher Richard Barton, who taught in Burnt Hills Ballston Lake’s Richard H. O’Rourke Middle School, passed away on July 16. To everybody he knew, Barton was a lover of life and always had a smile. He is pictured here with a card signed by over 700 middle school students.

School supply lists go digital

Some Sand Creek Middle School parents have a new way of getting supply lists for the upcoming school year. Instead of wrinkled pieces of paper sent home the last day of school, they have Teacherlists.com, a website that launched in April and already has supply lists posted for 48,000 classrooms nationwide.