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October 24, 2016

BH-BL vocalists accepted into Captial District Youth Chorale

Congratulations to BH-BL vocalists Katherine Ziegler (O'Rourke Middle School) and Abigail Harper (Stevens Elementary School) for being selected as the newest members of the prestigious Capital District Youth Chorale. [MORE]

Manufacturing Day students pose with award
October 19, 2016


MS students win Sustainable Circuit Award at National Manufacturing Day for “The Buszer”

Last week eight middle school students and technology teacher Nick Morocco attended National Manufacturing Day at Global Foundries in Malta where they presented their Lego prototype at a competition against ...[READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO]

October 19, 2016

How to order school pictures

Yearbook pictures will be taken next week and the order forms will be sent home with students on Thursday, Oct. 20. Students can bring their order forms in on picture day or orders can be placed online at Use Picture Day ID WL656113Y0.

October 17, 2016

MS & HS students inducted into Music Honor Society

Congratulations to the following O'Rourke Middle School and BH-BL High School musicians who were recently inducted into BH-BL's new Tri-M Music Honor Society...[READ MORE]

October 14, 2016

School Pictures, Oct. 27 & 28

Smile! It's school picture time. Yearbook pictures will be taken Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28. All photos will be taken on the cafeteria stage. Check the schedule for when your picture will be taken. [SCHEDULE]

October 11, 2016

NYSED is seeking public input on ELA & math standards until Nov. 14

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released new draft P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards for public comment. Two committees comprised of more than 130 educators and parents reviewed every standard and recommended changing 60 percent of the ELA and 55 percent of the mathematics standards. NYSED is accepting public comments on the draft standards through November 4. Take a look at the standards and provide NYSED with your comments. [ELA]  [MATH]

October 6, 2016

Sweethearts and Heroes Forum, Oct. 17

The Sweethearts and Heroes organization will hold a parent forum Monday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pashley Elementary School. Sweethearts and Heroes is an anti-bullying organization that believes in educating society about the impact bullying has on all of our schools, neighborhoods and   individuals. Assemblies will be held the following day for middle school students. Parents are invited to attend the parent forum on Monday, Oct. 17.

REPOSTED September 12, 2016

Order your Lands’ End® Cinch Bag for Chromebooks today

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Lands’ End® cinch bags will be used by all students to keep their school-issued chrome book safe. A $13 supply fee will be collected from all middle school students for the bag. [READ MORE]

REPOSTED August 9, 2016

Students need meningococcal vaccine for 2016-17 school year

All kids entering grade 7 in the 2016-17 school year must have the meningococcal vaccine before they can begin school. [MORE INFORMATION]


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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