The BH-BL Art program is based on the knowledge that art is a significant part of a student’s life and is an essential part of their education. Art is fundamental to human growth and provides students with intellectual, creative, and emotional experiences that connect them to a common core of knowledge. Art serves as a tool for building self- confidence through personal expression and communication. Art provides invaluable opportunities for students to use their imagination and problem solve using their own creativity. Art allows a forum for expression of the human spirit and validation of feelings in studying, creating and responding to art. Art education will heighten an appreciation for visual literacy and the challenges of creative self-expression needed in the 21st century.
The New York State Education Department has established learning standards for Art denoting the skills and abilities each student should attain at various levels of his or her education - elementary, middle and high school levels. For a complete list of the learning standards for Art, click here.
The BH-BL District Music Education program provides a high-quality music experience to each child in our program. Music faculty and staff are committed to offering expert instructional experiences to enhance and educate our students’ musical education.
The New York State Education Department has established learning standards for Music denoting the skills and abilities each student should attain at various levels of his or her education - elementary, middle and high school levels. For a complete list of the learning standards for Music, click here.
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.
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]
Congratulations to BH-BL High School students whose artwork has been chosen for the Saratoga All-Stars Art Exhibition. The show runs from Jan. 14 through Feb. 25. We hope you'll join us to celebrate with our talented student artists. [VIEW ARTWORK]
Congratulations to the following O'Rourke Middle School and BH-BL High School musicians who were recently inducted into BH-BL's new Tri-M Music Honor Society...[READ MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL high school musicians who have been accepted into the Zone 7 Area All-State Music Festival, and will be performing at ...[READ MORE]
The BH-BL Fine Arts Department is glowing with pride these days with so many students earning music accomplishments. Here are a few ...[READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]
Congratulations to Pashley student Estella Macke who was awarded an Honorable Mention (and $10) for her artwork at the Saratoga County Fair. Nice work, Estella!
Congratulations to the following BH-BL student musicians for being accepted into NYSSMA Conference-All State...[READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO]
Congratulations to Mia Belanger, a 7th-grade student at OMS, who was recently accepted into the prestigious Saratoga Youth Symphony. Way to go Mia!