District Communications/Publications

Kelly Cary
School Information Officer
(315) 638-6180

The mission of the School Information Office is to provide accurate and timely information and news to the entire school district community, as well as to inform the community of students' and staff members' achievements.

School Information Officer Kelly Cary is responsible for media relations as well as for the content and management of the district's web site, producing the district's newsletter, The Hive (formerly The Beecon), content for the district's BEE Informed email news service, the district's official Facebook page, and the district's Twitter account. 

If you have an idea for a story or a press release regarding school/district news, would like to report student or staff achievement (as it relates to the school/district) or a school event you would like publicized, please contact Kelly Cary at
kcary@bville.org or (315) 638-6180.

Bee Informed E-Mail News Service
The BEE Informed E-Mail News Service enables members of the school district community to receive district news every week in an e-newsletter. The newsletter is usually published every Friday of the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Read the latest e-newsletter and visit our archives HERE.

Sign up HERE to receive the newsletter.

The Hive Newsletter (formerly The Beecon)

The district publishes a monthly newsletter, The Hive (formerly The Beecon), which is mailed to district households. The newsletter will keep you up to date on student and staff achievement, district programs, initiatives and events. Read the current issue.

School Messenger Notification System
The district uses this message system for important notifications to parents, as well as emergency messages, such as school closings. Messages are sent via the telephone and emails. Parents automatically receive these messages. You do not have to register to receive them; however, parents can opt in to receive the messages as text messages. To opt in for text messages, provide your child's school with your cell phone number. This update will be effective within 24 hours, after which you can text the word YES to 68453 from your wireless device. Please note that the district does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

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Mobile App
The district has a free mobile app you can download from the app store or Google Play. App features include news, notifications, calendars and a staff directory. Search for the Baldwinsville Central School District.

The Hive (formerly The Beecon) Archives
2015-2016 2016-2017
August 2015 August 2016
October 2015 October 2016
December 2015 December 2016
2016 Capital Project  
February 2016  
April 2016  
2016-2017 Budget Newsletter  
June 2016  
June/July 2016 Special Newsletter  

School News
Results of District's Testing for Lead in Water from Faucets: The Baldwinsville Central School District tested its school buildings for lead in the schools’ handwashing sinks in September 2016. On January 4, the District received the results of the testing at Van Buren Elementary School, Palmer Elementary School, and McNamara Elementary School. No lead levels over 15 parts per billion were found in the sinks at Palmer and McNamara; however, 16 sinks at Van Buren tested positive for elevated levels of lead. All of these sources of water are bathroom or ... more >>
Kindergarten Registration Set for March 16: Kindergarten open registration for the 2017–2018 school year will take place at the elementary schools in the Baldwinsville Central School District on Thursday, March 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Families currently in the district student database will receive an informational letter in the mail in February.   Registration will take place at the elementary school of the student’s current attendance area for his or her home address.  ... more >>
Information on Proposed 2017-18 Budget: The Baldwinsville Central School District believes that input from our community is vital in the development of our annual budget. In the fall, the District asked community and staff volunteers to participate in several advisory committees for specific areas of the budget, including; 1. Athletics; 2. Facilities; 3. Instructional & Technology; 4. Special Education; and 5. Transportation. These advisory committees were charged with identifying investments and cost savings in order to preserve ... more >>
Durgee Teacher Named A Solar System Ambassador: Jill Gravante, an Earth/Physical Science teacher at Durgee Junior High School, has been named a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The Solar System Ambassadors Program is a public outreach program designed to work with volunteers around the country who communicate information about JPL’s space exploration missions and discoveries to people in their local communities. JPL missions include exploration of Jupiter, Mars, asteroids, comets, and ... more >>
Twenty-four Jr. High Students Selected for County Music Fest: Twenty-four junior high students (grades 7-9) have been selected to perform in the junior high school all-county music festival, to be held January 20 & 21 in Solvay. Students are accepted through an audition process. Congratulations to:   All-County Band: Durgee Jr. High  (L to r) Oliver Exware, Allyson Howard-Green, Kyle Rogers, and Olivia Ransiear All ... more >>

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Last updated on 1/13/2017