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Middle School NEWS

Thursday, Sept. 4 is the first day of school

Grade 6 orientation is Wednesday, Sept. 3

UPDATED August 29, 2014

Project work at middle school right on schedule

MS parking lot will OPEN Sept. 2

The new O'Rourke Middle School parking lot is finished and will be ready for use on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The lot is being kept closed over the holiday weekend to allow for the asphalt and paint to completely dry, but it will be open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2--Opening Day for all BH-BL staff. [FULL STORY & VIEW PHOTOS]

August 7, 2014

Grade 6 Orientation, Sept. 3

On Wednesday, Sept. 3 all sixth-grade students will get a sneak peak into life as a middle school student during orientation from 7:45 to 11:45 a.m. Buses will be available to transport students to and from school for this session. [MORE INFORMATION]

August 7, 2014

Time to update your SNN categories

With the start of the school year right around the corner, you may want to make sure that you are signed up to receive School News Notifier (SNN) messages for the right school(s), particularly if your children will be entering a new school this fall. [LEARN MORE]

July 24, 2014

2014-15 school year supply lists

The glossy flyers and sales ads announcing back-to-school supply deals have already started filling mailboxes. To help busy families get prepared, we are sharing our school supply lists. [GRADE 6]   [GRADE 7]   [GRADE 8]

July 14, 2014

2014-15 Student Handbook available

If you'd like to get a head start on back-to-school responsibilities, we've posted the 2014-15 Student Handbook that parents and students are required to review. After reviewing it, parents and students must sign and return page 3. [STUDENT HANDBOOK]

July 10, 2014

Value of a BH-BL education at top of list

In a recent article in the Times Union, BH-BL was ranked by the Center for American Progress as the highest performing school district in the area (tied with Niskayuna) receiving an 82 in the achievement index and receiving the top score--6 out of 6--in the return on investment category. [FULL STORY]

June 27, 2014

BH-BL ranks 5th among area school districts

BH-BL was once again ranked No. 5 among 85 area school districts in The Business Review's annual School Report for 2014. A school district's overall score is a weighted tabulation that takes into account student test score results and graduation rates. [READ MORE]


New SNN categories available

You said it, we listened.

Parents of BH-BL Middle and High School students said they would be interested in having the daily school announcements (posted on the school webpages) directly e-mailed to them. As a result, we created two new SNN categories—MS Daily Announcements and HS Daily Announcements. Parents are now only an e-mail away from learning even more about school happenings. [LEARN MORE]


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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