If you like thinking outside of the box, using your imagination, writing stories, building, acting, solving problems, working in a team and participating in hands-on activities then you won't want to miss the Districtwide Odyssey of the Mind informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the BH-BL HS Library (change of location from what was listed on the calendar). [FLYER]
On Saturday, Oct. 10, BH-BL is hosting a Centennial Celebration and a day of festivities in conjunction with Homecoming to honor the district's history. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a ceremony to officially name the field and unveil the new sign. There will also be a variety of musical performances, a student-led vending fair, the Homecoming football game, a field hockey game, fireworks and a theatrical performance with returning alumni as the grand finale. View the detailed schedule [SCHEDULE] and mark your calendar to join us at the BH-BL High School fields on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
The MS PTA 2015-16 Directory is in the process of being completed. This year, the directories will be emailed to families. A printed directory will be sent home only if no email address is available. Any student who was not listed in last year's directory will receive a pink form for parents to fill out in order to be included in this year's directory. Please complete the form with ONLY the information you want to share, sign it and send it back to the school's main office by Monday, Sept. 28. If your student was listed in last year's directory but there is a change or correction to the information, please download the Directory Information form and return it by Monday, Sept. 28. [FORM]
BH-BL in conjunction with WSWHE BOCES is offering middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in Project Chinese--both in person and online. In-person session begins Nov. 17. Online session begins Oct. 21. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER] [REGISTRATION FORM]
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 balfour.com and type in Richard H O'Rourke in the "school name" section. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]
The 37th annual PTA OMS Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are a crafter and are interested in renting space to sell items, please complete an application. [APPLICATION] [FLYER]
This school year, O’Rourke Middle School will pilot teams in grades 7 and 8. The concept will be presented in detail to parents at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. In the meantime, please review the Question & Answer packet put together to provide parents with an understanding of the concept of teaming and what it means for students. [Q&A PACKET]
This week, all student email passwords were reset. To log in to email, students must enter their student ID number and then can reset their password. If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Department at 399-9141, ext. 85022.
It has been a busy summer OMS and there's lots of information to share. Please take a look at the following links to make sure you and your child are prepared for the first day of middle school. See you on Sept. 8. [SUMMER LETTER] [IMMUNIZATION LETTER] [PICK UP & DROP OFF PROCEDURES]