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Mrs Carlin's third grade class has been learning about kindness all year. They have talked about the ripple effect and boomerang effect. One of our kindness challenges was to make a picture with stickers for the Head Start class in the building. The third graders loved seeing how happy the pictures made the younger children. A week later the Head Start class came and surprised the third graders with play dough that they had made! That is the boomerang effect- when kindness comes back to you. The last project of the year was to decorate a rock and hide it somewhere for someone else to find. Finding these colorful rocks brings joy to others. This is the ripple effect! So, if you see a rock around town, you can take a picture of it and post it on Facebook to Chenango County Rocks. Then relocate it to bring joy to someone else! 
8th Grade Student, Alexis Brown, wins Chenango County Traffic and Safety Poster Contest. 8th Grade Student Wins Poster Contest!
Congratulations to Alexis Brown, an 8th grader at B-G, who recently won the Chenango County Traffic Safety Poster Contest. Alexis’s design was chosen for the theme ‘Don’t Drive Distracted’ and should be on posters this fall. Thank you to Dolores Nabinger for helping B-G participate in this contest, and good work Alexis! 
B-G Blues Band Marches in Bainbridge Parade
The B-G Blues Band participated in the rescheduled Memorial Day Parade in Bainbridge on June 10, 2017 looking sharp in their new uniforms and sounding great! Check out the photos in the Jr-Sr High School Photo Gallery!  
Change In School Calendar!
The last day of school for Elementary Students will be June 22, 2017. This will be a full day of instruction!  
Gettysburg Address - Guilford Memorial Day Celebration
Ethne Degan and Cooper Sienko read the Gettysbug Address on Memorial Day. Check it out on YouTube 
Katie Tiley Student Katie Tiley Recognized in 38th Annual Fine Arts Show

Katie Tiley received recognition for her exceptional artwork in the recent 38th Annual Fine Arts Show sponsored by the Jericho Arts Council Gallery Committee in Bainbridge. Ms. Tiley, a senior at B-G, submitted two pieces of artwork into the show. The acrylic + embroidery piece above caught the attention of the jurors, who awarded her with a 2nd place prize in the Drawing / Mixed Media category. Congratulations Katie!

Varsity Softball MAC League All Stars B-G Varsity Softball has Seven Members Named to MAC League All-Star Teams
BG Varsity Softball had 7 members named to the MAC league all-star teams. Kori Thornton, Megan Palmatier, and Jillian Cannistra were named to the first team. Alli Miller and Ashley Mathews were named to the second team with Bree Barber and Kassidy Davy being named honorable mention.  
High School Art Students High School Art Students Compete in Art Exhibition
High school art students Katlyn Mullin and Samara Greene hold up their artwork that was featured in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition exhibition, sponsored by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s office. While their work was not chosen to be displayed in Washington D.C., both students represented Bainbridge-Guilford well. Katlyn submitted her oil pastel portrait of a friend, and Samara submitted a self portrait acrylic painting. 
Trevor Halaquist WCDO Athlete of the Month!
Congratulations to Trevor Halaquist on receiving the WCDO Athlete of the Month presented by CHOBANI! Great job Trevor!  
Scholar Recognition Recipient Brandon Scherhaufer Brandon Scherhaufer was selected to attend the 2017 Scholar Recognition Banquet.
Brandon Scherhaufer was selected to attend the 2017 Scholar Recognition Banquet. It recognizes students who are leaders in their school, and demonstrate community service, and academic excellence. Brandon attended the banquet with Mrs. Anderson, the teacher he chose as having a positive influence on his academic career at Bainbridge. He was joined by his parents, Mr. Zakrajsek, and Mr. Ryan. 
B-G Girls Varsity Volleyball Team 2016 BG Bobcats Volleyball Girls Excel
We are pleased to announce that the Bainbridge Guilford Volleyball Program will have four student athletes participating in the 2017 IREVA High Performance Program this summer. Three girls have made 2017 travel teams which will train in NY before traveling to Ft Lauderdale, FL in July for the USAV High Performance Championships where they will compete against other regional teams, USAV teams and international teams. In order to be selected, the girls needed to attend tryouts where they competed against girls throughout the region regardless of school size or location. The girls who made travel teams are Abigail Selfridge and Zamira Caldwell (class of 2019), and Erica Selfridge (class of 2021). In addition, Marissa Cuozzo (class of 2019) will be attending an IREVA Training Camp where she will be given lots of high level instruction. Such a great honor for all these girls who work hard both in school and on the court and such an honor for a small school to have not one or two but THREE representatives in Ft. Lauderdale … they better practice a response to the question “where is Bainbridge-Guilford?”We are certain they will make us proud and come back ready to share their new talents with us! Thank-you Coach Tami Selfridge for your dedication to this sport and the B-G Bobcats! 
Summer Feeding Program!
Free for all children 18 and Under
Special needs children to age 21

June 26th – August 4th
(Closed July 4th)

Summer Feeding Sites Will Be:

Greenlawn Elementary School
43 Greenlawn Ave Bainbridge
Breakfast 8:00-9:00
Lunch 11:00 – 12:00 Greenlawn

Guilford Elementary School
138 School Drive Guilford
Breakfast 8:00-9:00
Lunch 10:30 – 11:30 Guilford
Bailey Hotaling All-State Scholar Athlete- Bailey Hotaling
Congratulations to Bailey Hotaling for being selected to the All-State Scholar Athlete team by the New York State High School Football Coaches Association. Bailey earned this award by being a conscientious competitor both in the classroom and on the football field. Student-Athletes were selected from over 150 schools in New York that participate in football. Student-Athletes must have over a 90 average and be significant contributors to the football team. Bailey satisfied both of these requirements easily. Good luck to Bailey next year, as he will attend Hartwick College to study Environmental Science and play football for the Hawks. 
Five students who earned Associate Degree from TC3 B-G Students Earn Associate’s Degree
Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District offers the opportunity for students to earn an Associate’s Degree from Tompkins-Cortland Community College BEFORE they graduate from high school. Five students in the Class of 2017 have achieved this honor and are pictured here: Abbi Miller, Olivia Garror, Rachel Hinkley, Caitlyn Diamond, and Griffin Fisher. Additionally, the following seniors earned at least 24 college credits while in high school: Kyle Rideout, Austin Carr, Brandon Scherhaufer, Skylar Clark, Kamryn Farrell, Aidan Nolan, Bailey Hotaling, Konnor Bookhout, Camille Hawkins, Nevada Heaney, Rebecca Reyes, and Lindsey Barnhart.

Through this collaborative effort with TC3 and SUNY Broome, B-G students can choose from more than 20 concurrent enrollment courses and online courses covering a wide variety of subjects. Even if student do not earn enough credits for an Associate’s degree, it is great way for them to explore career interests and learn at the college level, while saving on future tuition charges if they choose to attend college after graduation. If you would like further information about this program, please contact the high school guidance office at 607-967-6320.

Best wishes to all our graduates in your future endeavors!
Brandon with Senator Akshar Brandon Scherhaufer Receives YES!LEADS Scholarship!
Congratulations to Brandon Scherhaufer, recipient of the 2017 Jill Kavanagh Memorial YES! LEADS Scholarship presented by Senator Fred Akshar and Lourdes Hospital on May 4, 2017. This scholarship recognizes outstanding YES! LEADers who have exceeded expectations to assist and improve YES! LEADS in their high school and community.

Applicants had to have been a member of Yes! Leads for at least 2 years, and the winner was chosen by Senator Fred Akshar and his staff based on the students contributions to their Yes! Leads program, their responses to several short answer questions, and a recommendation by their Yes! Leads advisor.

Brandon will be attending college in the fall majoring in Political Science.
Illegal Passing of School Buses - APRIL ‘COUNT DAY’ RESULTS: 39,620!
Our April ‘COUNT DAY’ results continue an alarmingly high rate of illegal passing in the 2016-2017 school year. Our average for this year’s campaign is more than 12,000 passes per day higher than last year’s c

In March 2017, our survey revealed 54,962 illegal passes, up from the 39,000 in February. The April survey reported 39,620. That level keeps our average daily count at 41,724 for this school year, with an average of 2,261 right side passes. That compares with 29,533 in the 2015-2016 school year, for a 41% increase year-to-year.

These are the average number of illegal passing of school buses in New York state, daily, for the month. The number is determined by taking a sample of districts/operators from across the state of a particular day and then these numbers are statistically expanded out based on the number of buses/routes/drivers in the state to come up with the average number.

We will continue our “COUNT DAYS” in May 2017 and will invite all NYAPT members to join the survey. The results of the May survey will be shared with the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services for their annual effort to estimate illegal passing totals nationally.
2017 Kindergarten Enrollment Information
If you missed the Kindergarten Parent informaton night, please check out the Parent Letter and the Parent Info Packet 
BG Softball Team Picture B-G Softball Team Wins SFCU Tournament!
On April 22nd, BG varsity softball competed in the Sidney Federal Credit Union tournament beating Harpursville in the first round 7-0 and Sidney in the championship round 11-0 to win the tournament. 3 members of the team along with members of the other schools were named to the all-tournament team: Jillian Cannistra, Kori Thornton and Alli Miller. Megan Palmatier was named most valuable player of the tournament. 
Five canoe Paddles painted by students with Bainbridge Theme. Student Artists Participate in the Bainbridge Art Trail

In addition to the canoe paddle Adirondack chairs you will see around Bainbridge next month, the Jericho Arts Council has added wooden canoe paddles to the Bainbridge Art Trail. These are five of the canoe paddles that were painted by B-G high school students, all with different interpretations of the theme ‘Bainbridge’. These paddles will be on display at the Street Art Fest on April 29th in downtown Bainbridge and in store windows around Bainbridge for the month of May. They will be auctioned off at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta on May 27th.

From left to right: ‘Growing Up’ by Ashley Parsons; ‘Town Pool’ by Samara Greene; ’Summer in Bainbridge’ by Katlyn Mullin; ‘Frog Pond’ by Jadyn Olcott; and ‘Old Bainbridge’ by Katie Tiley.

Correction to April Blue and White!
Please note that on page 5 under Budget Vote /Election Information, Candidate Vacancies for School Board, both terms are presently held by Jeanne Shields and Gary Smith. Mrs. Shields and Mr. Smith have submitted petitions to run again for school board along with Ms Grace Benkovitz. Additional candidate information will be available in the Budget Brochure.  
Student Attendance Auto Call

Attention Parents/Guardians!

In our continued effort to guarantee your child’s safety, the Bainbridge Guilford Central School District will be implementing an automated attendance calling system starting Monday, April 3, 2017. 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.

With our new system if you know in advance that your child will be out of school, please notify the district ahead of time and this will prevent the automated call. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the school at 607-967-6321.

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! 
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.
Instructional Calendar
Single page calendar of holidays, half-days and Staff Development days.
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
Football Team
Mon Jun 26 2017
Football Team
Wed Jun 28 2017
Football Team
Fri Jun 30 2017
JrSr HS Report Cards
Fri Jun 30 2017
Central School District

18 Juliand Street
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Phone: 607.967.6300
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