The entire BH-BL 8th-grade class participated in the middle school's 20th annual Community Service Day. Accompanied by parents and school staff, the students each provide two hours of service to nearly 30 diverse agencies including soup kitchens, nursing homes, and ... [READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS]
Back by popular demand is the "100 Memories of BH-BL" Centennial book. If you did not purchase a copy of the 100-page, full-color, hardcover and spiral bound Centennial Book that highlights 100 memories of BH-BL and includes more than 400 photos, you'll want to place your order now. We are only ordering 200 additional books. The books are $25 each and will be delivered to the District Office by Dec. 17. The books will make wonderful holiday gifts for alumni, retired teachers, parents, students, current teachers, etc. To order a copy today, please contact Communications Specialist Tara Mitchell at email@example.com or 399-9141, ext. 85041. (Please note: If you need the book shipped to you, please include an additional $8 per book for shipping & handling.)
October 10 was a great day to be a Spartan! BH-BL held a ceremony to celebrate its Centennial, officially name the new turf field and unveil a new field sign. The day-long event included the Homecoming football game, Homecoming festivities, a varsity field hockey game under the lights, fireworks and an alumni cabaret entitled "HOME." In case you missed the ceremony, here's a video montage (below).
Please update your printed district calendar to reflect Thursday, June 16 as a half day for MS.
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]
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]