BCSD Superintendent Updates

  • Superintendent Update - November 10, 2022

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 11/10/2022

    Superintendent Update

    Dear Beacon Community,

    I'm writing a brief update as we head into the long weekend.

    Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all who have served our country with honor, dedication, and great sacrifice.  A reminder that schools are closed tomorrow in honor of the holiday.

    Good Luck to Rachel Thorne and Henry Reinke who will both be running in the Cross Country State Championship this Saturday!  

    Thank you to all who participated in yesterday’s blood drive!  We had over 75 participants and thanks to everyone who made it possible!  It was a very well-run event and we appreciate the community support!

    Save the Date- On Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00, The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County will do a Zoom presentation for parents in our school district about drug prevention and education.  We will send out the link for the meeting next week and we will try to record it as well.  Attendees can submit questions as well.

    Have a great weekend!  Good luck to our Cross Country and Soccer athletes competing in state competitions this weekend!

    Matt Landahl

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  • Superintendent Update - November 8, 2022

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 11/8/2022

    Dear Beacon Community,

    I just wanted to take a moment to provide a couple of reminders and to also thank you for your support of our professional learning day today.  Teachers at all levels were able to spend today developing curriculum and working in departments and grade levels on planning for the school year.  It is great to have this day to advance our work.

    BHS Blood Drive Tomorrow- Wednesday, November 9.  Information for the blood drive is attached to this email and on our district's Facebook and Instagram pages.  The public is asked to sign up for slots between 2:30-6:30.

    Congratulations to our BHS Boys Soccer Team!!!! They have advanced to the Class A State Semi-Finals!!  The semi-final game is on Saturday at 12:30 at Monroe-Woodbury!  This is an amazing accomplishment and you can purchase tickets for the game at this link: https://gofan.co/nysphsaa

    The Sargent Student Council Turkey Trot is Saturday, November 19th at 9:00 am!!  You can walk or run! Information to sign up is attached to this email.  

    Have a great night!


     Blood Drive Paris Moore 
     Sargent Student Council Turkey Trot 

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  • Superintendent Update - October 14, 2022

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 10/17/2022

    Dear Beacon Community:

    I wanted to take a minute for some community reminders.

    Homecoming Athletic/Community Events Next Week all at Beacon High School!

    Monday Girls Soccer 4:30- Senior Recognition

    Girls Swimming 4:30

    Girls Volleyball 6:00 Senior Recognition

    Tuesday Boys Soccer 4:15 Senior Recognition   Fireworks for the Community at 6:15 on turf field!!

    Wednesday Girls Volleyball 6:00

    Thursday, Boys and Girls Cross Country 4:15- Senior Recognition

    Friday Football and Varsity Cheer 5:30 Senior Recognition

    Important City of Beacon Survey

    The City of Beacon is currently developing a Community Facility and Program Report. The Report will include an inventory of existing recreational facilities and programs and a community needs assessment to identify and evaluate opportunities to improve and build upon existing programs and facilities. Based on the findings of the Inventory and Assessment, the City shall develop a final report outlining alternatives and prioritized recommendations for the potential provision of additional facilities, programs, and services for the next ten (10) years.

    Please help the City of Beacon plan the future of its community facilities and programs. This survey is open to all users of Beacon’s community facilities and programs. It is our hope to determine the need for a centrally located “Community Center” to assist in serving the current and future needs for our community.

    Great news right?! You may be asking yourself, “how can I help?” Well, let’s talk about that a minute…..

    1.  You may already be familiar with lots of great facilities and programs here in Beacon but please take a few minutes to review the Community and Facility Program Inventory here: https://beaconny.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/A_Existing-Facilities-Inventory_Beacon-Parks-2022-08-22.pdf    As you will see, there are many facilities and programs managed by the City of Beacon but this is just a portion of what is available to the residents of the City of Beacon. Many great entities provide facilities and programs for the residents of the City of Beacon. They include state and county agencies, local non-profits, as well faith based and civic organizations, to name a few. Now you have a little background it’s time to…….

    Take the survey here!https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N82LRYM       The complete survey should take you about 20 minutes to complete. Outreach and participation are key to having a better understanding of what our community uses and what our community seeks for the future.

    2.  Spread the word! We would very much appreciate your help in getting the our community to participate. Consider sending this to your friends and families. Share our social media posts. Add a personal note as to how this could help your school, your organization, the park you love, or programs you utilize.

    Thank you for your time in helping us plan for the future here in Beacon.




    Office of Pupil Personnel Services Parent Forum Supporting Diverse Learners

    Join Heather Chadwell Dennis in discussing specially designed learning for students on October 24, 5:30-6:30 at BHS.

    Booster Vaccine Clinic for 5+

    We are trying to put a booster clinic together next Thursday, October 20 after school.  We will confirm next week if we are able to do it.

    Have a great weekend!

    Matt Landahl


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