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August 9, 2017

Grade 6 enrichment offerings enrollment

As part of our academic program, grade 6 students get to experience a rotation of “mini” courses (8 weeks) in their schedules. This year we are pleased to announce that in addition to the courses that every student will receive (PE, health, art, digital literacy, world language, and music), we now have new opportunities for enrichment during the school day. With the exception of band and orchestra, these enrichment activities are non-graded activities that are fun, new experiences we can offer as part of our new schedule. Enrollment in enrichment courses must be made by Aug. 23. [ENROLLMENT FORM]

August 9, 2017

School nurse located in HS Science Room 24

If you are planning a trip to the school nurse for a yellow sports clearance form on Friday, Aug. 11 or Monday, Aug. 14 you will need to go to Science Room 24 located in the high school's science wing. Please enter the high school campus via the Kingsley Road entrance (the Lakehill Road entrance remains closed due to construction) and park in the front lot. Walk through the Walter Reid gates and proceed to the back of the building to the first set of doors on the science wing. Thank you for your patience as we continue our school renovations project.

August 2, 2017

Fall sports begin, Aug. 14

All varsity and junior varsity fall 2017 sports begin Monday, Aug. 14. Modified football begins Thursday, Aug. 24 and all other modified sports begin Monday, Aug. 28. [SEE SCHEDULES] All athletes need a yellow clearance ticket from the school nurse in order to be eligible to try out for a fall sport. See posting below for the school nurses' summer hours.

REPOSTED August 2, 2017

Nurses' Summer Hours

Yellow Sports Clearances

This summer, students who need sports clearances can see either nurse on the following days: The middle school nurse (Mrs. Greco) will be available at the middle school on July 27 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (HS Sport Clearances ONLY this day); Aug. 10 from 7:30-11:30 a.m.; Aug. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.; Aug. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.; and Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The high school nurse (Mrs. Fredericks) will be available on Aug. 11 from noon to 7 p.m. and Aug. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

August 2, 2017

First day of school, Sept. 7

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Next school year begins on Thursday, Sept. 7 for students in grades 1-12. A 2017-18 school calendar & directory will be in residents' mailboxes next week. If you do not receive a calendar, please contact Tara Mitchell at or at 518-399-9141, ext. 85041. Also, a Google calendar is located in the upper right-hand corner of the district's homepage. You can sync your own calendar to our Google calendar so you never miss a BH-BL event.

July 17, 2017

Grades 6-8 supply lists for 2017-18 school year

In case you want to get a jumpstart on your back-to-school shopping, here are the classroom supplies your child will need for middle school next year. [LIST]

July 11, 2017

HS campus & MS parking lot closed due to construction

If you've driven by the BH-BL High School lately you've likely seen the signs stating the campus is closed. This is because we are in the homestretch of the 2013 voter-approved renovations project (phase 3) and crews are working diligently to ensure the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) addition is complete and ready for students in September. At the middle school, the bus loop is open but the main parking lot is closed to give construction crews space while they renovate the science labs and update classrooms. [FULL LIST OF PROJECTS]

Counseling Center introduces Naviance

Naviance is a K-12 college and career readiness program that helps schools align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and connects learning to life.  Guidance Counselors will be introducing students to Naviance over the next few months. [LEARN MORE]


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Richard H. O'Rourke
Middle School

173 Lakehill Road

Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Principal Colleen Wolff

(518) 399-9141 ext. 84000

(518) 384-2588 fax

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