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June 14, 2018

Grade 6 Enrichment Choices Due June 21

Each 6th grade student has a rotation of “mini” courses (8 weeks) in their yearly schedule. Next school year, we have new opportunities for Enrichment for 6th grade students during the school day. Select your enrichment courses and submit them by June 21. [COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & SELECTION LINK]

REPOSTED June 14, 2018

Grade 8 Class Night, June 15

Class Night is June 15 & Photos for montage due June 7

The annual 8th Grade Class Night Ceremony is Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. Students should arrive at the high school at 5:30 p.m.

June 11, 2018

There's still time to get a yearbook!

Did you get your yearbook? They are still on sale for $40 (cash or check to BH-BL CSD) while supplies last. Students may see Mrs. Kibler in room 220.

June 8, 2018

Board honors retirees and students at Recognition Night

At their annual Recognition Night, BH-BL Board of Education members recognized this year's retirees and outstanding students from all five schools who have displayed academic success as well demonstrated exceptional character education traits and qualities.  [PHOTOS]

June 5, 2018

Students pay respects to Charlton Veterans

Over Memorial Day weekend, O'Rourke Middle School teachers Kevin Ahern and Monica Hills took nearly 50 students to visit three cemeteries in Charlton (Jeremiah Smith, Scotch Church in West Charlton, and Sweetman Cemetery) to voluntarily place new flags on the graves of Charlton Veterans. The teachers organized the event with Charlton Town Historian Marv Livingston who also gave a presentation to the students about the three veterans who were being honored.

students posing with flags

June 5, 2018

Ewing earns NYS PTA Reflection Award

Congratulations to sixth grader Carlianna Ewing whose entry titled, “Some Day” has earned the honor of NYS PTA Award of Merit and will be displayed at the NYS PTA Convention in Saratoga Springs in November. 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 "Within Reach." O’Rourke Middle School students created & sa piece of artwork, took a photograph, or wrote a story about the theme.


June 4, 2018

OMS Girls on the Run finish 5K

Congrats to the O'Rourke Middle School Girls on the Run Heart & Sole team for finishing their season with a 5K run against nine other teams from the Capital Region. The 16 middle school girls all ran with their running buddies and coaches who have been supporting them throughout the season. Way to go Siri Adams, Alanna Best, Shelby Carusone, Shelby Cataldo, Karla Colley, Abby Crowe, Hailey Doherty, Kaitlin Hopper, Sophie Howard, Mandi LaBombard, Abbie Miller, Anna Overholt, Ava Vendetti, Elise Waller, Natalie Warner, and Olivia Wood; (coaches) Lindsay Armbruster, Kelly Chila, Karen Kersch, Kodi Kibler; and (running buddies) Sue LaRosa, Jennifer Sutliff, Cheryl Garrant, Laurie Coniglione, Kathy Henry-Starace, and Kate Jones.

girls wearing green shirts and tutus

REPOSTED June 1, 2018

Final Exam Schedule

The school year is quickly winding down. June will be here before we know it. Final exams begin June 15. [FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE]

May 22, 2018

The O'Rourke Observer

The latest edition of The O'Rourke Observer is now available for your reading pleasure. [O'ROURKE OBSERVER]

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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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