The Middle School PTA will be hosting its annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon for the entire O'Rourke staff on Friday, May 11th. The PTA will be collecting donations to be used for the luncheon. Please use this link to sign up. http://signup.com/go/zApkgMD
Join BH-BL Parent University and Dr. Randy Cale on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the O'Rourke Middle School library where parents will learn strategies to put an end to the struggles and battles over turning off their children's phones, tablets, computers, and video games. [LEARN MORE]
Have you been meaning to get together with your friends or family but just can't seem to find the time? Gather your group and let BH-BL do the cooking for you. Join us for a Community Dinner, Thursday, May 3 at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Rd. Tickets can be purchased at any BH-BL school or Mail n' More, Rt. 50, Burnt Hills. Tickets are $18/adult or $12/child or $50/family of four. [WHAT'S FOR DINNER?]
We are O’Rourke! Show your Spartan Pride and support our new positive school culture campaign. Order a custom designed “We are O’Rourke” t-shirt today! Supplies are limited, so don’t wait! Ordering ends May 11. T-shirts will be distributed in early June. Click here for easy online ordering!
Congratulations to Middle and High School technology teacher Chris Lombardi for being named one of New Channel 13's Top Educators. In addition to teaching, Lombardi is also the set and technical director for all of the high school musical productions. #SpartanPride
Are you ready to watch BH-BL students showcase their talents? Join us at the district's annual Follies on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Congratulations to the BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be on display at the 30th Annual Capital Region BOCES Art Show April 17 through May 18 [VIEW ARTWORK]
In a few weeks, the New York State grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments will be administered to students. Beginning this year, the number of assessment sessions will be reduced from three to two. Students will take the ELA exam on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12. They will take the math exam Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.
Please visit the art exhibit on display at the Town of Ballston Community Library featuring work from many of our elementary and middle school students.
You only have until April 1 to order your OMS yearbook for $35. Go to https://yearbookforever.com/#school/354871/2018 and secure your book today!
Enjoy the latest issue of the O'Rourke Observer featuring news from club leader Jillian O’Connor and reporters/writers Laura DiPasquale, Mary Pietrow, Elsa Newman, Leah Scalise, Ryanne Gordon, Allison LaBuff, Chad Lewandowski, Tyler Duane, Kathryn Royer, Sophia Belon, and Olivia Ismail. [THE OBSERVER]
It was a big day for several O'Rourke Middle School students who took first place in the Regional Future City Competition and for two BH-BL High School seniors who were named Alumnus of the Year. [READ FULL STORY]
If you were at the middle school at all this fall you might have been wondering if the students had set up a small farm. Well, no, they didn’t. But thanks to technology teacher Nick Morocco’s Grade 8 Technological Systems students, the lawn outside of his classroom did look like a farm. That’s because ...[READ FULL STORY]
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]