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B-G students spell out their response to school violence. This photo will be sent to the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in memory of the 17 lives that were lost on February 14, 2018.

BOCES Educational Forum – April 12, 2018

DCMO BOCES is hosting an exceptional community education event.  The Educational Forum will open doors for educators, families and community leaders to explore a leading approach to customizing education to achieve success.  To expand our horizons we invited nationally recognized consultant Mark Perna. Mark’s revolutionary Education with Purpose® philosophy helps young people define their goals sooner, improving their performance through purpose-driven learning.

Mark Perna will unveil groundbreaking innovations that are making the difference for students nationwide. These proven strategies, pioneered through years of experience with educational organizations of all sizes, will change the game for educators and the students they seek to serve.

Who Should Attend?
School Administrators, Educators, Parents, Employers, Business Leaders, Legislators, Employers, and Community Members.

What Will You Learn?
You’ll gain key insights on today’s generation, how they make decisions, and how to build meaningful connections with them. You’ll also find out how the proven Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy helps keep students from all backgrounds engaged and enthusiastic about their studies. Plus, you’ll experience the inspiring Career Tree® model that schools across the nation are using to expand students’ opportunities. Finally, the unforgettable Wade Factor story will inspire you to make a bigger difference in your sphere of influence.

Educational Forum Information and Registration:

Girls Varsity Basketball Capture Section IV Championship Title!

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team on defeating Watkins Glen to capture the Class C Section IV title.  They will advance to play Syracuse Academy of Science at Onondaga Community College this Saturday 3/10 at 5:00 pm. All tickets are $8.00. Children 10 and under are free.  All fans attending will need to enter through the Main SRC Entrance via Lot 13. Good luck to our Girls Basketball team!

The Girls Varsity Basketball Team will play in the Championship game at 1:00 PM on Sunday at SUNY Cortland.
NY State School Facilities Association Leaders Visit Southern Tier Chapter
The Southern Tier Chapter held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 20.  School Facilities Association President Mike Coghlan, CDF and SFMI Chairperson Brian Bentley CDF attended the meeting. Both leaders gave updates from the state organization, as well as listened to feedback in order to promote communication between the state and local levels. More than 20 members, retirees and vendors were present.  Mike and Brian offer a big thank-you to State Director Howie Thompson, Director of Facilities at Bainbridge-Guildford CSD, and Chapter President Ralph Schuldt, Director of Facilities, at Susquehanna Valley CSD, for their hospitality and great conversation!

Safety Forum February 27th in the Jr-Sr HS Auditorium!
On Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Jr-Sr HS auditorium the BG district will host a Safety Forum.  In light of the recent events in Florida and on our own campus, the time has come to bring parents, staff, students and the community together for a candid conversation about how the district handles these situations, and what we have in place to ensure the safety of our children.  
The district administration, BOE members, and law enforcement will be present to discuss these events with you and give parents a chance to ask questions and offer any suggestions they might have.  We hope to see you there.  Please call the school at 967-6321 with any questions you might have.
Spectrum News Coverage of the Safety Forum
Jon Castle New York State High School Football Coaches Association Class D Scholar Athlete of the Year – Jon Castle
Congratulations to Jon Castle for being selected by the NYSHSFCA as the New York State Class D Scholar Athlete of the Year.  Jon’s hard work and dedication to his academics and game of football earned this award.  He was selected out of every player in New York State that plays football in Class D.  
Varsity Girls Basketball Sectional Game
February 24 at 6PM
Regular (Adult & Student)$5.00
Senior Citizen (65+) $3.00 
Children under 10 free !
Ed Fuller Qualifies for State Championship on March 10th! Bobcat Bowler Qualifies for States
On Friday February 9th, Ed Fuller qualified for the NYS Bowling Championship. He did so, by not only finishing first in Section IV at State Qualifiers but by rolling a perfect 300 game to start the day (and 2nd 300 of the season). Ed will represent BG in Syracuse on March 10th aspart of the Section IV All-Star team.
BG Odyssey Teams Bring home Five Trophies; One Team Moves on to State Finals
Check out the results of the competition under the EXTRACURRICULAR Activiteis button - Odyssey of the Mind. CONGRATS to all Teams!  
B-G Accepting Pre-K Applications
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District is accepting applications for its Pre-kindergarten program.  Only parents who are district residents with an age-eligible child may apply.  To be eligible a child must be four years old prior to December 1, 2018 and cannot be five years old before that date. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 to be considered for selection. Selection of applicants for the available slots will be determined soon after this date.

Per New York State Regulations, selection for Pre-kindergarten slots for the 2018-19 school year will be done randomly after all applications have been received by the deadline if more than 36 applications are received. Assuming that State funding will be held at the same level for next year as last year, we will be able to accept a total of 36 students.

Similar to last year, our program will include two full day classes. Both classes are housed in the Guilford Elementary School. Each classroom has a pre-K teacher and a classroom aide. Our program runs Monday – Friday from 8:05AM to 2:30 PM. Children may not ride school transportation until they become four years old.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school until their child becomes 4 years old.

The deadline for all Pre-K applications is 4:00 pm Friday, April 20, 2018.  Applications must be received at the main office of the Guilford Elementary School on or before this date. Applications may be picked up at Guilford Elementary or mailed to you upon request. For further information contact the Guilford Elementary School secretary, Kathi Ives at 895-6700.
Kindergarten Parent Information Night
There will be a Kindergarten Parent Information Night for parents of students entering kindergarten in September of 2018. This meeting will be at the Guilford Elementary School on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Guilford cafeteria.  The purpose of this meeting is to begin the registration process and to inform parents about our Kindergarten program and the Kindergarten screening process.  You will be able to sign your child up for a screening time slot at that time.  If we do not have a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunizations, or proof of residency on file, please bring those items for us to copy at that time. Please call 895-6700 if you have any questions.

Drawing by Alexis Brown B-G Students Display Artwork at Hartwick College

Bainbridge-Guilford High School was well represented in the Hartwick College High School Art Exhibition during the month of January. Students displayed artwork in the Foreman Gallery (Anderson Center) on Hartwick College’s campus with students from other area schools. A variety of B-G artists submitted a total of 18 works of art, all fitting this year’s theme of Portraits. Their achievements were celebrated at a closing reception in the gallery.

The following students exhibited work:

Nikola Spychalski (painting [2], photography); Samara Greene (painting [2], drawing); Kenndra Ceresna, Jillian Davis, Gavin Farrell [3] (photography); Alexis Brown, Autumn Giles, Haley Morse, Cheyenne Northrup [2], Emmalynne Sherman, Hannah Sprow (drawing).

Special thanks go out to Rich Barlow of Hartwick College for organizing this year’s show.

Cordel Varndemark with Senator Fred Akshar Akshar’s All Star Award!
Cordel VanDermark, a senior at Bainbridge-Guilford Central School and Conservation Program student at DCMO BOCES, received the All-Star award from the 52nd Senate District Office of Honorable Fred Akshar.  This monthly award is an initiative to recognize a handful of students based on their demonstration of great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement among their peers.  
New Marching Band Banner with creator Carole Beach B-G Music Department News
The B-G Music Department and color guard would like to extend a huge thank you to Bainbridge resident Carole Beach.  Last year Carole donated some of the materials and her time to sew an updated front banner for the marching band and color guard.  The banner is a beautiful addition to the group and compliments the new uniforms nicely.  We are grateful to Carole for her donation and proud to have it leading the B-G Blues Marching Band and Color Guard!  
Twitter Logo Superintendent Ryan is on TWITTER!

His account is @Timothy88346075. Follow his TWEETS as he travels the district visiting classrooms and events!

B-G Girls Volleyball State Champs Celebration
On Friday, January 12th, the B-G High School celebrated the unveiling of the State Champ Banner and Plaque commemorating the Girls Volleyball Team. Check it out on this WBNG-TV news clip! 
Cold Weather Precautions
At this time of year, it is a good idea to talk with your children about cold weather safety. Extra care is needed especially in younger children to be sure that frostbite does not occur.

• Make sure all children including teenagers have appropriate outerwear every day. Warm jackets, hats, scarves, boots, and an extra pair of gloves in their pockets will protect them during extremely cold temperatures.

• Develop an emergency plan and review it with your children in case you are not home either before or after school. If a bus is delayed, they need to know where, when, and how to get help. Tell your child that if you are not home while they are waiting outside for the bus, how long they may wait outside, where to go in the event the bus is delayed, and what the dangers and risks of extreme weather are.

Gilrs Volleyball team photo at the State Championship Game. Bobcats Girls Varsity Volleyball Team are State Champs!

Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Volleyball Team on winning the NYS Class D Volleyball State Championship!! 

Student Attendance Auto Call
In our continued effort to guarantee your child’s safety, the Bainbridge Guilford Central School District will continue the automated attendance calling system. This call will go out to all students that have been marked “unexcused” from when the morning attendance was taken. If you receive such a call, please call the school to notify us of your child’s whereabouts.

If you know in advance that your child will be out of school, please notify the approriate attendance office ahead of time and this will prevent the automated call. 
Attendance Offices: 
Jr-Sr High School - Emily Gregory - 967-6368
Greenlawn Elementary - Kelly Cirigliano -  967-6330
Guilford Elementary - Lori Pike - 895-6703 

Substitutes Needed!
The Bainbridge-Guilford CSD is seeking applicants for substitute positons:
• Teachers - $90/day
• Nurses - $85-LPN; $100-RN
• Teacher and Bus Aides - minimum wage
• Food Service Workers - minimum wage
• Bus Drivers - 90% of contract rate
Applications are available under Application Forms on the EMPLOYMENT page on the website (www.bgcsd.org) or by contacting the District Business Office at 967-6335.

Attention Parents and Guardians!
Please update your contact information with your student’s Main Office Building secretary. For safety purposes it is imperative to have your current contact information! Thank-you!  
Request For Proposal
RFP - Independent Audit Services
The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District invites the submission of sealed Request For Proposals for Independent Audit Services (#2018-1). RFP's will be received until 2:00 PM on the 23rd day of March, 2018, at the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District, Business Office, 18 Juliand Street, Bainbridge, New York, 13733, at which time and place all RFP's will be accepted. The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District reserves the right to reject any and all RFP's

RFP Specifications:  RFP - Independent Audit Services
After School Care Program
Starting November 6, 2017, this program will be offered to students in grades prek-6 at the Greenlawn Elementary each day that school is in session. More information is available in the documents on this site and by calling the District Office at 607-967-6321.
Smart Bond Info!
We are excited to be able to move forward with the SmartBond initiative in order to better serve the entire Bainbridge-Guilford educational community. The presentation on the TECHNOLOGY page of the website describes what the initiative contains throughout New York State, as well as our initial proposal for Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District.  The initial proposal is open for public comment, and we invite the entire community ‘s thoughts and questions.  Please visit the TECHNOLOGY Page to view these documents! 
Instructional Calendar
Single page calendar of holidays, half-days and Staff Development days. PLEASE NOTE: MARCH 22 will be a DISTRICT WIDE HALF-DAY!
Tools For Schools!
Price Chopper “Tools for Schools”
Have you linked your AdvantEdge Card to our schools?
Simply sign up and shop to help our school earn free classroom equipment all donated by Price Chopper.
Enroll at www.pricechopper.com. Our School Codes are:
Jr-Sr high’s - 17003
Greenlawn - 17005
Guilford - 17040
Share this with family, friends and neighbors to sign up too! The more supporters we have, the more opportunities our school has to earn points when they shop! Thank-you!
Weekly Calendar
Use the DISTRCT CALENDAR page found under the DISTRICT drop-down Menu to print weekly events.
When you are on the DISTRICT CALENDAR PAGE, use the CALENDAR FILTERING options to choose which events you wish to view. Check the appropriate boxes, then click on APPLY FILTERING. Clicking on MONTHLY PRINT VIEW will print only the events that you have filtered. 
Athletic games and practices can be found on the ATHLETICS Page.  
Upcoming Events
Parents as Reading Partners (PARP)
Thu Mar 1 2018
to Sat Mar 31 2018
B-G Booster Club Meeting
Mon Mar 19 2018
B-G Color Guard
Mon Mar 19 2018
B-G Football Wt Room
Mon Mar 19 2018
Football Team
Mon Mar 19 2018
B-G Color Guard
Tue Mar 20 2018
Central School District

18 Juliand Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Phone: 607.967.6300
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