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District News - October 25, 2018

Bee Informed Baldwinsville Central School District's e-Newsletter

Oct. 25, 2018

Marching Band Headed to 2020 Rose Parade

The Baldwinsville Central School District marching band, the Marching Bees, has accepted an invitation to participate in the 131st Rose Parade, January 1, 2020, in Pasadena, California. On October 24, Baldwinsville’s Marching Band Director, Casey Vanderstouw, made a surprise announcement regarding the parade at an assembly of all music students from Baker High School, Durgee Junior High School, and Ray Middle School in the Baker High School auditorium.
Baldwinsville is the first New York State band selected for the Rose Parade in over thirty years! Only 15 high school bands from around the country are invited to participate in the parade each year. Read more by clicking HERE.


November 9 is a Half-Day of School

November 9 is a 1/2 day of school for all students due to professional development for staff safety training. 
Dismissal on November 9 will be as follows:
Baker High School – 11:02 a.m.
Durgee Junior High School – 11:11 a.m.
Ray Middle School – 11:15 a.m.
Elementary Schools – 12:15 p.m.

Board of Education Update

Oct. 22, 2018 Regular Meeting
In observance of New York State School Board Recognition Week, October 22-26, the district and each of its schools recognized board members for their leadership and commitment to the district. Each school presented the Board with a gift, a musical performance, or a video to show their appreciation.
Reports were presented on the following:
*Update on Funding the Future;
*Capital Project Update;
*Enrollment (BEDS Data) w/Projections; and
*Strategic Action Plans from Baker and Reynolds.
The Board reviewed several policies for first and second readings and heard proposals for two new courses at Baker High School – Cybersecurity and Interpretation of Film. The Board approved the addition of the courses. 

The Board authorized the Superintendent to execute, on its behalf, the collective bargaining agreement between the district and the Baldwinsville Association of Principals and Instructional Supervisors (BAPIS) for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The Board also approved the funding of the collective bargaining agreement between the district and BAPIS for that period.

Upcoming Events


October 30, 2018

1/2 Day for K-5 for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Agency Fair for Transition Age Youth
5-7 p.m., Baker Cafeteria

October 31, 2018

1/2 Day for K-5 for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 6, 2018

Durgee & Baker Bands
7 p.m., Auditorium

Nov. 7, 2018

Positivity Project Curriculum Night
6-8:30 p.m., Baker Auditorium
More Information

Nov. 8, 2018

Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent
7 p.m., Public Library

RJ Delisle, Director of Technology, will join Superintendent McDonald to talk about technology in our schools.

Nov. 9, 2018

Half-Day for All Students for Staff Professional Development

Nov. 16 & 17

Durgee Presents:
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
7 p.m., Baker Auditorium
Tickets - $8, $10, & $12

You can order tickets by calling the box office at 315-638-6039.

B'ville Golfer is Channel 9 Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to senior Max Dec! He is Channel 9's Athlete of the Week. You can watch a video about this honor by clicking HERE.


Baldwinsville Central School District | 29 East Oneida Street | Baldwinsville, NY 13027 | 315.638.6043