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April 26, 2017

BH-BL Summer Music Program registration deadline, June 9

The BH-BL Fine Arts Department will offer summer music instruction from July 10 through  August 4, 2017. This program is recommended for students of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing and have a desire to improve their musical skills. The music instruction provided during...[READ MORE]

April 26, 2017

Suburban Council Music Festival, April 29

BH-BL students to perform

Good luck to BH-BL middle and high school students who will perform at the Scholastic Suburban Council Music Festival at Schenectady High School on Saturday, April 29. The concert begins at 2 p.m. Congratulations to the following BH-BL musicians who ... [READ MORE]

April 26, 2017

BH-BL students artwork showcased in BOCES art show

Congratulations to the art students selected for The Arts and Enrichment Service of the Capital Region BOCES 2017 Student Art Show. [READ MORE]

April 25, 2017

Grade 8 Class Night, June 16

Events and Awards Ceremony information

Planning is well underway for an exciting lineup of classwide events to celebrate the Class of 2021 and the culmination of their middle school experience. Please read about the details for each event...[READ MORE]

April 25, 2017

Grade 8 Class Night dedication information

Parents of children in grade 8 are encouraged to complete the dedication form for the upcoming Class Night (see post above). [ONLINE FORM]

REPOSTED April 25, 2017

Requests for 8th grade student photos

The PTA is collecting photos of 8th grade students for a photo montage for the 8th grade class dance in June. [MORE INFORMATION]

April 25, 2017

2017 Summer Rec Registration Nights, May 3 and 10

If your children are looking for something to fill up their lazy summer days try Summer Rec, which is a  supervised recreation program that...[READ MORE]

March 30, 2017

MS student artwork to appear in Town of Ballston Library's Art Exhibit

Display open throughout April

Please join us in celebrating our student artists whose work was selected to appear in the annual Town of Ballston Library's Elementary & Middle School Art Exhibit. The exhibit is open to the public from March 30 to April 30 during the library's regular business hours. A reception to honor the artists and their families is Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library's gallery space.

March 22, 2017

Camp Invention at BH-BL, July 10-14

Sign up before May 1 for a discount

You might not be ready to think about summer camps but now is the time to sign up so you don't miss out. Camp Invention is coming to O'Rourke Middle School from July 10 to 14. [DETAILS & SIGN UP LINK]

March 13, 2017

Order a yearbook today!

The 2016-17 OMS yearbooks are selling quickly. In fact, they are almost sold out! Make sure you get copy by going online to order one today. Each yearbook is $33. [ORDER ONLINE]

March 10, 2017

OMS students holding ribbons and trophies

O'Rourke Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team takes first place

Students to compete in NYS tournament in April

Congratulations to the O’Rourke Middle School Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team for earning first place at the OM regional tournament. [FULL STORY]

March 3, 2017

OMS PTA positions open for 2017-18 school year

One of the things that makes OMS activities and events so great is the PTA. If you are interested in making a difference and playing an integral role in creating memories for students, please consider signing up for the OMS PTA. The following positions are open for the 2017-18 school year: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reflections, Odyssey of the Mind, Audit Committee, Bulletin Board, Magazine Drive and Marque Board. Please contact Colleen Grabb at for more information.

February 8, 2017

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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