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January 17, 2017

Ice storm expected to arrive today has potential to impact afternoon dismissal

Meteorologists are predicting an ice storm for the area that will arrive this afternoon possibly during the district's normal dismissal hours. At this time, all BH-BL schools are operating on a regular schedule. However, school officials are concerned about the timing of the storm and its potential impact on student safety. A decision will be made by 11 am if the afternoon dismissal schedule needs to be altered or can remain the same. Student safety is a priority and we want to keep families informed so we encourage parents to check the BH-BL website, social media channels, and SNN (email) today for updates.

REPOSTED January 12, 2017

Free viewing of "Screenagers" film, Jan. 17

BH-BL parents and students are invited to attend a free viewing of the new film "Screenagers" on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the BH-BL HS auditorium. 
The film focuses on how the digital age impacts children by .... [DETAILS & SCREENAGERS PREVIEW]

January 11, 2017

Friends of Music Mini-Grant Program deadline, Feb. 28

The BH-BL Friends of Music offers a Mini-Grant program to help support students interested in music. Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance for the purchase of music instruments, equipment, supplies, private lessons on a band or orchestra instrument, and summer music camp tuition. See a music teacher for an application. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

January 12, 2017

NYSSMA Instrumental and Vocal Solo Festival registration deadline, Jan. 20

 Students wishing to participate in the NYSSMA solo festival need to complete an application and submit payment by Friday, Jan. 20. Past participants should note that fees have changed. Checks should be made payable to BH-BL Schools. The NYSSMA Instrumental and Vocal Solo Festival is April 7 and 8 at Bethlehem Middle School. [APPLICATIONS]

December 19, 2016

RPI Engineering Exploration Day, Feb. 18

Students in grades 3-6 and their parents are invited to Exploring Engineering Day on Saturday, Feb. 18. This free half-day, hands-on program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is held in celebration of National Engineers Week and is intended to help young students better understand what engineering is and what engineers do. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. [REGISTER]  [MORE INFORMATION] (Snow date: Feb. 25.)

December 6, 2016

BH-BL’s School Delay and Closing Procedures reminder

New procedures help district make more accurate school closing decisions

Now that the winter weather has arrived, we’d like to remind parents and students of BH-BL’s school delay and closing procedures. When determining whether to delay or close school, the decision-making process begins at 4:30 a.m. and includes ...[READ MORE]

November 4, 2016

Order your 2016-17 yearbook today!

Cherish your middle school memories with a yearbook. Pre-order your 2016-17 yearbook through November 30th for just $28.  The price will increase to $33 beginning December 1st so order early and save some money!
Parents can order online at


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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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