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July 13, 2015

Bus stop change forms due!

Reminder! If you are submitting a bus stop change form for the 2015-16 school year, the form is due now. Please complete the form and drop it off at your child's school ASAP. [DOWNLOAD FORM]

July 7, 2015

Supply List for 2015-16 school year

Next school year doesn't start until Tuesday, Sept. 8, but in case you and your children want to get a head start, here are the supply lists for the 2015-16 school year. [GRADE 6]  [GRADE 7]  [GRADE 8]

July 7, 2015

School nurse summer hours for sports physicals

If you need to get a completed sports health clearance form, the nurse will be at the middle school this summer from 12 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; Thursday, August 13 and Monday August 24. Check the high school web page for the nurse’s availability if these dates do not work for you. Please bring the following with you: A sports recertification form, completed by a parent/ guardian if your physical was done prior to August 1 for modified sports or July 18 for high school-level sports and a copy of your physical with the date of the exam being after 8/1/14 (if you don’t confirm the date of your physical on file with the nurse prior to the clearance).

June 23, 2015

MS students and teachers work together to create a new tradition

A cross-curricular and collaborative project that began with middle school physical education teachers attending a PEP Summit Conference where they learned about successful teaching philosophies, ideas, and strategies that could then be implemented into the BH-BL curriculum, came to fruition this spring in a fun and exciting way for students. [FULL STORY & PHOTOS]

June 23, 2015

Literary Arts Journal

2015 Literary Arts Journal now available

The 2014-2015 Literary Arts Journal, which is a celebration of BH-BL's talented students and their dedicated and supportive teachers, is complete and available online. Printed copies are also available but the Journal co-editors are thrilled to share the full-color version electronically. "It is very exciting to be able to showcase the pieces in the colorful version in which they were initially intended," explained one co-editor. Download your copy and enjoy reading and viewing middle school students' creative entries! [JOURNAL]

June 18, 2015

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Interested in Jr. FIRST or FIRST Lego Leagues?

BH-BL is seeking students and parents (to be coaches) who are interested in joining a Jr. FIRST Lego League (grades K-3) or a FIRST Lego League (grades 4-8 or up to age 14) next school year. Teams will consist of six students and will meet once a week for one hour for eight weeks. If you are interested, please contact Dacey Bonney at by June 26. (Not every student is guaranteed a placement.) The number of teams will depend on the number of coaches and financial limitations.

June 9, 2015


Ready, set...Read!

The lazy days of summer don't mean that students can't find time to read! A great way to get kids interested in summer reading is by involving them in a reading schedule or events. And BH-BL is making that easy. Check out its new summer reading program entitled Every Hero Has A Story, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Ballston Library and the BH-BL Library Media Department. [LEARN MORE]

June 9, 2015

Board of Education recognizes retirees and outstanding students

At its annual Board of Education recognition ceremony and reception, the BH-BL Board of Education and school leaders recognized the 2014-15 retirees and outstanding students from each school. [PHOTOS]

REPOSTED June 8, 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]

May 11, 2015

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Join us in celebrating 100 years of excellence at BH-BL

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and centennial celebration October 10

BH-BL will be turning 100 next school year! It’s quite an accomplishment to be able to celebrate 100 years of academic excellence and progression, and as such BH-BL has big plans! On Saturday, Oct. 10... [READ MORE]

May 7, 2015

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TWEET...O'Rourke MS is now on Twitter

That's right, BH-BL has moved into the twittersphere! You can now follow O'Rourke Middle School Principal Colleen Wolff at @ORourkeMS to learn about school happenings, view pictures, and more. And, don't forget to follow BH-BL School District at @BHBLSchools where you'll be kept in the know about district and school news. We'll even retweet posts from High School Principal Tim Brunson, Athletic Director Joe Scalise and O'Rourke Middle School Principal Colleen Wolff. Follow them at @BhblHSPrincipal, @BHBLAthletics and @ORourkeMS.


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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