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March 24, 2015

Spring sports parent meeting, March 25

BH-BL Athletic Director Joe Scalise is hosting a spring sports parent meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Hope to see you there.

March 20, 2015

Career Fair girl with therapy dog

Career Fair at middle school introduces students to future possibilities

On Thursday, March 19 BH-BL eighth-grade students attended the school's annual Career Fair where more than 25 local community members and parents, representing a variety of careers, gave presentations about their career fields and the education behind it. [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]

March 17, 2015

Summer 2015 Enrichment Opportunities

Sign up now for summer enrichment opportunities. This page will be updated often, so check back frequently to make sure you haven't missed out on any opportunities. [SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES]

March 13, 2015

Safety first: Student drop-off procedures reminder  

To provide better safety and security for students and improve the flow of traffic during morning drop-off, the sidewalk area at the middle school this past summer was extended to the top of Lakehill Road. In doing this, children can now be dropped off at any section of the sidewalk which helps prevent the back up of traffic on Lakehill Road. As of late, we've had children being dropped off on Lakehill Road and crossing the street on their own. This is very dangerous, so please have children exit the vehicle at any portion of the middle school sidewalk to keep the flow of traffic moving. Also, children should be dropped off after 7:15 a.m. Thank you for your attention to student safety.

March 9, 2015

Lindsay Armbruster

O’Rourke Middle School Teacher Honored as SHAPE America Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School Health Teacher Lindsay Armbruster who has been named the Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. [FULL STORY]

March 9, 2015

Free STEM for Girls event, March 28

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) empowers girls to make a difference in the world. Girls in grades 4 through 8 can go experience the fun in STEM at a free event on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Community College's Tec-Smart campus in Malta. Registration ends March 23. [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]

March 6, 2015

Capture memories; buy a yearbook today

Yearbooks are on sale for $31 until April 1, 2015. You can purchase your book online, but hurry there will only be a few left for sale in June. Pre-order your yearbook today! [ORDER ONLINE]

March 5, 2015

Three BH-BL Odyssey of the Mind teams take first place

Congratulations to the three BH-BL Odyssey of the Mind teams for taking first place in the Feb. 28 regional competition. All three teams advance to the state championships in Binghamton in April. [READ MORE]

February 23, 2015

2015 NYS exam schedule

The 2015 NYS ELA, math and science exams will be administered to all grades 6-8 students in April, May and June. Download the schedule and mark your calendars. [EXAM SCHEDULE]

February  12, 2015

MS students art work to be exhibited at Proctors Fenimore Gallery

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School students Corey Simmons, Jared Rosselli, Sadie Mitchell and Taylor Grabo who were selected to have their artwork exhibited at Proctors Fenimore Gallery for the student show "Fool the Eye". [PHOTO GALLERY]

January 27, 2015

Friday Family Fun Nights at the Pool

We've got the cure for wintertime blues: Family Fun Nights! Join us on Fridays, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24 and May 15 for a night of fun in the high school pool from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Aquatic toys and games will be available to make your family swim night super fun. The cost is $2 per person. Lifeguards will be on duty. [FLYER]

January 16, 2015

Future City Winners

O'Rourke Future City team takes 2nd place

Congratulations to the O'Rourke Future City team for taking second place out of 25 schools at the recent regional finals. Out of the five categories, the team took home the title to three of them! The team won Best Research Essay, Best Model, and Best Presentation. They also took home the specialty award for Best Complete Street Design. [FULL STORY & PHOTO GALLERY]

November 14, 2014

Field trip date change

The Grade 7 Field Trip originally planned for May 15 has since been changed to Friday, May 29. Please update your calendars!



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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