Join BH-BL's Parent University for an engaging and informative presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at O'Rourke Middle School library where Dr. Randy Cale will share strategies that teach parents how to eliminate homework battles forever, establish healthy habits, and get kids on track for success.
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping by visiting the 39th Annual BH-BL Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at O'Rourke Middle School. Admission is free and there will be more than 50 different vendors selling hand-crafted items. There will also be food items for sale and Girl Scout Troop 2694 will host a pet-themed craft for kids ($2). We hope to see you there.
The OMS PTA is putting together the 2017-18 middle school directory. If you'd like to be added to it, please complete the directory form (it was sent home with all sixth graders) and return it to the main office. There are also copies of the form in the main office.
Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School Musicians accepted into the Saratoga-Warren All-County Band Festival: Mia Belanger, Tyler Carlson, Samantha Girard, Mckenna Hickey, and Julie Neville. They will be performing with other area musicians in concert on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Galway High School. Good luck!
Put on your creative caps and get ready for this year's PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest. The theme for the 2017-18 school year is "Within Reach." Entries are due Friday, Nov. 3. [LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST]
Please update your calendars by moving middle school yearbook picture retakes from Oct. 30 to Thursday, Nov. 30.
Does a later bus pick up time sound good to your child? How about eliminating the waiting period on the bus in the morning? And, get ready for students to also say goodbye to gathering in the cafeteria before the start of school. This summer the middle school busing schedule as well as the arrival and dismissal procedures were restructured to be more efficient and supportive of decreased wait times and increased instructional time. [READ MORE]
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]
Parent Today subscribers are learning how to navigate financial aid forms, focus seniors on the graduation endgame, and make science and math fun for younger students through the Great Backyard Bird Count. You can sign up for this free e-newsletter and website. [MORE]