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February 9, 2016

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BH-BL bus drivers needed

Bus drivers play an integral role in the safety and well being of our students—and we want you to be a part of that. We are looking for dedicated school bus drivers to join our transportation team. Contact the BH-BL Transportation Office at 399-9141,
ext. 83524 to learn more about becoming a driver.

February 2, 2016

Calendar Update: May 4 is Grade 5 Parent Orientation

The Grade 5 Parent Orientation on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at OMS was inadvertently left off the 2015-16 districtwide calendar. Please update your personal calendars. We look forward to meeting all the parents of next year's incoming sixth-grade students!

February 2, 2016

Project Chinese registration due Feb. 12

WSWHE BOCES in collaboration with BH-BL is providing middle and high school students with the opportunity to participate Project Chinese at the middle school. Registration deadline: Feb. 12 [INFORMATIONAL FLYER] [REGISTRATION FORM]

January 29, 2016

New York State Exam Schedule Available

As you prepare your calendar of events for the year, please keep in mind that middle schools across New York State are held to a strict testing schedule.  The New York State Exam Schedule is available here for your information.

January 28, 2016

Student and Parent Forums on Internet Safety

We are excited to offer an opportunity for 7th- and 8th-grade students as well as all middle school parents to learn about internet awareness and safety.  The presentations are brought to us by New York Finest Speakers and will be held in the middle school cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb, 10. The student assemblies areduring the school day and the parents/guardians information session will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. New York Finest Speakers is a group of retired law enforcement professionals who now educate teens and their parents about this important topic. Click here for more information. 

January 27, 2016

Class Night volunteers needed

The 8th Grade Class Night will be held on Friday, June 17. We are looking for parents of 8th-grade students to help plan this wonderful night for our children. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jacquie Bohlke at

January 12, 2016

Future City team takes 2nd in region

Congratulations to the O'Rourke Middle School Future Cities team for taking second place in the ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

REPOSTED January 5, 2016

Early bird special on 2016 yearbooks ends Jan. 15

The 2016 OMS yearbook is on pre-sale for $26.50 until Jan. 15. After Jan. 15 yearbooks will be sold for $31.50. All yearbook orders conclude April 16. To pre-order your 2016 yearbook, go to and type in Richard H O'Rourke in the "school name" section. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]

January 4, 2016

Hurry! Centennial Books are selling quickly

If you have not already purchased a copy of "100 Memories of BH-BL" Centennial book which is a 100-page, full-color, hardcover book that highlights 100 memories of BH-BL and includes more than 400 photos, you'll want to get one soon. The second (and last) order of books is selling quickly. The books are $25 each and are available at the District Office/Hostetter Building, 50 Cypress Drive in Glenville. Stop by during the work week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or contact Communications Specialist Tara Mitchell at or 399-9141, ext. 85041 to purchase a book. (Please note: Books can be shipped for an additional $8.) Payment can be made using cash or checks made payable to BH-BL CSD.

December 14, 2015

PACE testing information

BH-BL provides advanced programming opportunities for high-ability students in grades 3 through 8 through its PACE (Programs for Achieving Children’s Excellence) program, which is a comprehensive, coherent and articulated series of programs designed to challenge students. Learn more about the SCAT testing needed to qualify. [PACE GRADES 6 & 7]  [GRADE 6 SCIENCE ACCELERATION]

December 8, 2015

MS students raise nearly $4,000 for Toys 4 Tots

BH-BL Middle School students recently held a schoolwide coin drive where they raised nearly $4,000. Today, National Junior Honor Society students and... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

November 24, 2015

OMS 8th-grade students participate in 20th annual Community Service Day

Students learn valuable lessons about giving back to their community

The entire BH-BL 8th-grade class participated in the middle school's 20th annual Community Service Day. Accompanied by parents and school staff, the students each provide two hours of service to nearly 30 diverse agencies including soup kitchens, nursing homes, and ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

October 8, 2015

Calendar correction in June 2016

Please update your printed district calendar to reflect Thursday, June 16 as a half day for MS.


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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