In the elementary school, teachers are embracing the math modules set out by the state as guides for curricula. Throughout the district, administrators are hoping hires of teaching assistants and teaching coaches will set BKW on the right track with the Common Core standards.
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Fifty-three students graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a ceremony on June 28. The otherwise jovial event was especially poignant when awards were given in memory of a student and two alumni who died in recent years.
BKW's salutatorian learned gardening and cooking from her mother. Now, she's graduating with a coveted restaurant job and a spot in Schenectady County Community College's restaurant and hotel management program.