BALLSTON SPA HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES AND REMINDERS – APRIL 28, 2021 **New: Prom Contracts Now Available **New: Class of 2021 – PTSA Shirts (Sized Needed), Senior Movie Night and Senior Sendoff Update **New: National Honor Society Ceremony Update **New: Community Garden – 4’ x 16’ Beds Available Notes from the School Counseling Office Student Spirit Events and Fundraisers Student ID Pick-Up Free Meals for All Ballston Spa Students 11th Grade Students and Families – Notes from the School Counseling Office Remember to Order Your Yearbook Upcoming/Important Dates to Remember
On Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm we will be having a materials distribution for remote only students. Distribution will take place in the main lobby of the high school. Students/families will come to the front door, provide us with your name and we will bring your materials out to you. **Please note: Materials are always available for pickup Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. If you would like to inquire if your student has materials to pick-up or are unable to pick up materials during the school day or on Thursday, May 20, please reach out to Lawrence Moultrie, Assistant Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org. **Every remote student does not have materials to pick up. Please reach out to your teachers to check if they have left items for you.**
Tyler Cook, a junior at Clean Tech Early College High School and BSHS, won an international poetry competition offered by the Global Learning in Agriculture initiative GLAGCreates in partnership with Poetry X Hunger. Submissions to the contest were received from locations around the globe, including Honduras and Malawi. Tyler’s poem, Hunger Pains, was unanimously selected as the overall winner of this contest by a panel of professional poets. It was celebrated at a Poetry Café event attended by an audience of over 100 international food security experts, professional poets, and others invested in eradicating hunger. To further honor his work, The Global Teach Ag! Network (GLAG) asked hunger warriors from all over the world to read sections of Tyler's work and has compiled these into a video reading of the poem that is being used as a call to action to inspire others to work to end hunger.
All staffing and student programming maintained, little to no impact anticipated on tax bills. The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 18, 2021 from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta).
The next FREE food distribution will be held on May 10, 2021 starting at 9:30am at the Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) at 990 State Route 67, Ballston Spa. All families/community members are invited to enter the parking lot and remain in their cars while volunteers load FREE food/supplies into their car.
Everyone in the Ballston Spa school community is invited to join together for our annual 5k for Education Walk/Run, the Scotties Stampede. It will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 am, starting at the district’s tennis courts on Garrett Road.
A district-wide Wellness Day focused on health and wellness will be held on May 22, 2021 in the Ballston Spa Central School District. The feature event is the running of the annual Ballston Spa 5k for Education Walk/Run, the Scotties Stampede, at the Ballston Spa Middle/High School Complex.