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May 8, 2017

Sports physicals, May 31

Students planning to play on a school athletic team this fall must have an updated sports physical on file with the athletic department. The school physician will be at the middle and high schools on Wednesday, May 31 during the school day. This will be the last time athletic physicals will be offered before the fall athletic season begins. Students should sign up with the school nurse any time before May 31.

May 9, 2017

K-6 Summer Forum, June 27-July 28

Registrations due May 26

Summer Forum is a program that provides children of all ability levels with enriching, hands-on experiences they will enjoy as they learn and explore. This summer will feature Arts & Crafts, Musical Theather, Youth Challenge and  courses for children in grades K-6. This summer, classes will meet at Pashley Elementary School, 30 Pashley Road, Glenville from Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, July 28. Registration closes May 26.  [LEARN MORE]

May 5, 2017

2017 final exam schedule

To help parents and students stay on track with all of the end-of-the-year activities, here is the June 2017 exam schedue. [SCHEDULE]

May 3, 2015

A letter to O'Rourke Middle School Parents

Providing our students necessary and appropriate social and emotional support is a priority within the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District, which is why this letter is intended to make you aware of a controversial series on Netflix entitled “13 Reasons Why” that is trending amongst our students. [READ LETTER]

REPOSTED May 3, 2017

Grade 8 Class Night, June 16

Events and Awards Ceremony information

Planning is well underway for an exciting lineup of classwide events to celebrate the Class of 2021 and the culmination of their middle school experience. Please read about the details for each event...[READ MORE]

REPOSTED May 3, 2017

Grade 8 Class Night dedication information

Parents of children in grade 8 are encouraged to complete the dedication form for the upcoming Class Night (see post above). [ONLINE FORM]

April 26, 2017

BH-BL Summer Music Program registration deadline, June 9

The BH-BL Fine Arts Department will offer summer music instruction from July 10 through  August 4, 2017. This program is recommended for students of all ages and abilities who enjoy playing and have a desire to improve their musical skills. The music instruction provided during...[READ MORE]

April 26, 2017

BH-BL students artwork showcased in BOCES art show

Congratulations to the art students selected for The Arts and Enrichment Service of the Capital Region BOCES 2017 Student Art Show. [READ MORE]

REPOSTED April 25, 2017

Requests for 8th grade student photos

The PTA is collecting photos of 8th grade students for a photo montage for the 8th grade class dance in June. [MORE INFORMATION]

March 22, 2017

Camp Invention at BH-BL, July 10-14

You might not be ready to think about summer camps but now is the time to sign up so you don't miss out. Camp Invention is coming to O'Rourke Middle School from July 10 to 14. [DETAILS & SIGN UP LINK]

March 3, 2017

OMS PTA positions open for 2017-18 school year

One of the things that makes OMS activities and events so great is the PTA. If you are interested in making a difference and playing an integral role in creating memories for students, please consider signing up for the OMS PTA. The following positions are open for the 2017-18 school year: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reflections, Odyssey of the Mind, Audit Committee, Bulletin Board, Magazine Drive and Marque Board. Please contact Colleen Grabb at for more information.

Counseling Center introduces Naviance

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]


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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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