BCSD Superintendent Updates

  • Superintendent Update - September 22, 2023

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 9/22/2023

    Superintendent Update, September 22, 2023

    Congratulations to BHS Students!!

    Recognized as Commended Students for their performance on the 2022 PSAT by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation:

    • Rubio Castagna-Torres
    • Isabella Migliore
    • Wallace Wei

    Awardee of the College Board National Recognition Program based on GPA, PSAT, and AP scores:

    • Keira Robinson

    One of 308 students worldwide to earn a perfect score on the Spring 2023 AP Drawing Exam:

    • Vanessa Murphy

    Congratulations to Rubio, Isabella, Wallace, Keira, and Vanessa for their outstanding accomplishments! We are very proud of you!

    Calendar Updates

    At Monday’s board meeting, a majority of the BCSD Board of Education voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’/Italian-American Heritage Day on the district calendar.  You can access the information about the board meeting minutes or meeting videos here on our website: https://www.beaconk12.org/domain/579

    Governor Hochul signed a law requiring schools to be closed on the Lunar New Year.  This will impact school calendars for the 2024-2025 school year.  Just a reminder, the BCSD will be closed for Eid al Fitr on April 10, 2024, which is not a state requirement but was a local calendar decision.  

    Monday, September 25 school is closed for Yom Kippur.  

    Spirit of Beacon Day Parade at 1:00 on Sunday, September 24.

    It is happening rain or shine, we hope to see you there!

    Students For Gender Equality

    BHS' Students for Gender Equality club will have a table at Spirit of Beacon Day and will be collecting donations of clothing for BHS' Thrift Store, if there is anything you would like to donate.

    Upcoming Home Athletic Events:

    Wednesday, Sept 27 Girls Swimming  4:30

                                       Girls Tennis          4:45

                                        Boys Soccer          4:30

    Thursday, Sept 28       Boys Soccer           4:30

    Friday, Sept 29            JV Volleyball         4:30

                                          V Volleyball            6:00

                                         Girls Tennis            4:30

                                         V Football               5:30


    Homecoming Week Schedule October 2-7

    The Homecoming Week Schedule is attached to this email.

    Have a great weekend!

    Matt Landahl

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  • Security Reminders for our Large Athletic Events This Fall

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 9/13/2023

    Dear Beacon Community,

    I want to remind the community of our security procedures for outdoor/nighttime athletic events.  Having these nighttime events is very important to us and we love providing a place for our students and the community to cheer on our student-athletes and also hang out with each other.  We have always developed and implemented strong security plans for these events in collaboration with the Beacon Police Department and our own security staff, administrators, and teacher chaperones.   Last year, we developed these security procedures and we will continue with them this year as well.  These changes are not in response to any specific Beacon-related concern but instead are an attempt to be proactive.

    We are implementing the following measures for our large gathering, outdoor events.

    • All attendees at these events are subject to a handheld metal detector security wand implemented by our security personnel.  This measure is in place in many local schools at their events and also at professional athletic events, concerts, etc.
    • We ask that bags and backpacks not be brought into the event.  In the event that a bag cannot be placed back in a vehicle, it is subject to a brief inspection by our security team.
    • Single point of entry to our events.  Once you leave, you cannot reenter the event.
    • No pets or animals are allowed (except certified service animals).

    We will have these measures in place at the following events:

    9/14 V Football v. Burke (530pm)

    9/21 JV Football v. Goshen (430pm) & V Girls Soccer v. Haldane (630pm)

    9/29 V Football v. Saugerties (530pm)

    10/3 V Girls Soccer v. O'Neill (430pm) & Fall Sports Recognition (630pm)

    10/6 V Football v. New Paltz (530pm)

    10/12 JV Football v. Cornwall (430pm) & V Boys Soccer v. O'Neill (630pm)

    I hope to see you at these events!



    Matt Landahl

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  • Superintendent Update - September 8, 2023

    Posted by Victoria Jackson on 9/11/2023

    Superintendent Update September 8, 2023

    This is just a short update this week, I just want to thank all of our bus drivers, bus monitors, food services staff, the facilities team, technology staff, clerical staff, security monitors, classroom aides, teaching assistants, teachers, and administrators for a great first week of school!

    It was so great to see all of our students back this week!

    If you are looking for something to do over the next week, check out one of our BHS athletic home games!

    Upcoming Athletic Home Games

    Saturday, September 9        10:00am  JV Football

    Monday, September 11        4:30- JV Volleyball

                                                6:00- Varsity Volleyball

    Wednesday, September 13 4:30 Girls Swimming

                                                4:30 Girls Tennis

                                               4:45 JV Football

    Thursday, September 14     4:30- JV Volleyball

                                                5:30- Varsity Football

                                                6:00- Varsity Volleyball

    Have a great weekend!

    Matt Landahl

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