Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School

Many of the renovations to the secondary school are set to be completed by the beginning of the school year, while the construction at the elementary school will take place in phases in different sections of the building over the course of a year.

Exploring the stream bed at Switzkill Farm

Richard Ronconi, member, Switzkill Farm Board

Berne-Knox-Westerlo staff said that one way the community can support the Farm to School program is for parents to complete the free or reduced-price school meals application. If 40 percent of BKW students qualify for free meals, the district would be able to serve free meals to all of its students.

A small number of students at Middleburgh hope to join Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s wrestling team, BKW officials say.

In the same meeting where Nathan Elble was elected Berne-Knox-Westerlo school board president, he voted to appoint his wife to a teaching position, a decision school staff backed, saying that she is the best of 100 candidates for the job.

The new school board president says communication is key.

Chasity McGivern is the area representative for the American Scandinavia Student Exchange, known as ASSE, a not-for-profit organization that places foreign-exchange students around the world. Cameron Goss, from Australia, and Julia Solé, from Spain, were both high honor students at Berne-Knox-Westerlo this year.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduate

“When you throw up your diploma and your cap, you have commenced to ‘we,’” said Berne-Knox-Westerlo Superintendent Timothy Mundell, at the Class of 2019’s graduation on Saturday.

Nicole Carr

Nicole Carr, the Class of 2019 valedictorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo, enjoys drawing comics. One revolves around a character she said somewhat resembles her. Another is titled “Meet Stu,” about her cat named Stuart.

“You can’t skip chapters,” advises Adrianna Fahd, the Class of 2019 salutatorian at Berne-Knox-Westerlo. “You have to live through everything, even if it’s hard.”


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