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February 22, 2017

Follies tryouts, March 15 & 16

Sign up by March 10

Calling all students! It's time to show off your talents at the annual districtwide Follies on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Auditions are Wednesday, March 15 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Sign up online no later than March 10. [RULES]

February 22, 2017

Shrek Jr Playbill

OMS Drama Club presents Shrek JR., March 10 & 11

Get your tickets now, shows sell out quickly

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task-- if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.The O'Rourke Middle School Drama Club proudly presents Shrek JR. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 11 at  2 and 7 p.m. All tickets are $9 and available online at

February 22, 2017

Legally Blonde the Musical logo with a dog

HS spring musical, March 17 & 18

Join the high school Drama Club for a performance of Legally Blonde the Musical on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Buy them online today--they sell out quickly! Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde the Musical follows the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods along with her Chihuahua, Bruiser as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

REPOSTED February 22, 2017

Kindergarten registration, March 13 & 14

Informational meeting for parents, March 6

Registration packets for children entering kindergarten in 2017 will be mailed out at the end of February. If you are unsure if your child is on the list for kindergarten next year, please contact Registrar Jackie Martini at 399-9141, ext. 85002 or Tell your neighbors and friends too. Also on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Pashley Elementary School the district is hosting an informational meeting for all parents who have children entering kindergarten in Sept. 2017. Kindergarten registration is Monday and Tuesday, March 13 & 14 at Stevens Elementary School.

February 14, 2017

Happy Day at CHES

It's a double whammy day for Charlton Heights students in Mrs. Ollari's first-grade class who are having fun celebrating Valentine's Day AND the 100th Day of School! (See first photo above.)

February 14, 2017

Boys X-Country State Champs honored by Senate & Assembly

Congratulations to the BH-BL Boys X-Country team and Coach Button for being recognized as state champions today in Albany on both the senate and assembly floors by Senator Tedisco and Assemblywoman Walsh. Great job, Spartans! (See second photo above.)

February 10, 2017

Congratulations to EJHS Symposium winners Sinopoli and Karl

Congratulations to science research students Jonathan Sinopoli and Evan Karl for placing second and third, respectively, in their sessions at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Sub-regional Symposium. [FULL STORY]  

February 10, 2017

O'Rourke Tri-Music Honor Society students give back to community

Under the leadership of the Tri-Music Honor Society's Vice President Emilie Bennett, several O'Rourke Tri-Music students came together to make Valentine's Day cards and trays of lasagna for The Guardian House which provides shelter and amenities to homeless female veterans.

February 10, 2017

BH-BL's 95% graduation rate ranks #2 in region

The 2016 graduation rates are final and BH-BL's 95 percent rate ranks #2 in the capital region and well above the statewide average of 79 percent. Keep up the good work, Spartans! [TIMES UNION ARTICLE]

February 8, 2017

Board adopts Veterans' Tax Exemption

At its Feb. 7 meeting the BH-BL Board of Education held a second vote on the Veterans’ Tax Exemption to include the entire board. The exemption passed, 5 to 2, and is scheduled to go into effect for the 2017-18 school year. [MORE]

February 7, 2017

BH-BL HS students recognized as PTA Reflections Award winners

Congratulations to BH-BL HS students William Halm, Shannon Satterlee, Veronica Fulgieri, Darian Topolski, and Sydney Oliver who were named the 2016-17 PTA Reflections Award winners. The National PTA developed the Reflections program in 1969 to interest children, parents, teachers and communities in the arts. This year's contest theme was "What’s Your Story." The students' artwork will now be judged at the state level. Good luck, Spartans!

January 27, 2017

Student artwork to appear in "Represented" Art Show, Feb. 1-28

Congratulations to BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be displayed in the "Represented" Art Show at The Charlton School from Feb 1 through 28. We hope you'll stop by to see Grace Apffel's "Kickstart" charcoal drawing; Meghan Haffey's "Pantheon" ​gouache and ink drawing; Mayanna Hayhurst's​ "Rabbit Hole"​ Photoshop painting; Emily Lavoy's photograph; and Juliet Hull's "Unsettling Disarray"​ Mixed Media Emotional Expression​. [PHOTO GALLERY]

January 25, 2017

Three board seats up for re-election

In the 2017-18 school year, three seats on the current board will be open for re-election. If you are interested in running for the board, please contact Tara Mitchell to pick up a Board Candidacy Packet which includes a petition, a biographical worksheet, and other important information. The packet can be picked up at the District Office/Communications Office, O'Rourke Middle School, 173 Lakehill Road. Petitions are due to the district office/Tara Mitchell no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 17. However, petitions and biographical information (and a photo) are welcomed early.


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