O’Rourke’s Odyssey of the Mind Team are NYS Champions!

The O’Rourke Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team are New York State Champions! Congratulations to the team of 6th graders (coached by Middle School & High School teacher Kodi Kibler) Stella Kibler, Caroline Welsh, Lucy Capo, Arden Heiner, Emme Fischer, and Paige Reyes for not only winning 1st place in the state competition, but …

Spring Edition of the O’Rourke Observer is Available

Our students’ talents have been highlighted and celebrated in the most recent edition of the O’Rourke Observer. Please view a PDF of the Spring 2021 O’Rourke Observer and enjoy!

Governor Says COVID-19 Defined as Illness for Requesting Absentee Ballot

Governor Signs School Absentee Ballot Legislation On Monday, April 26, Governor Cuomo signed S.5545 (Mayer)/A.6475 (Bronson) into law as Chapter 60. The legislation, which takes effect immediately, officially includes COVID-19 under the definition of illness for the purposes of requesting and receiving an absentee ballot for school district and BOCES elections. Voters are required to …

BH-BL Board Adopts 2021-22 Budget Proposal; Voters Go to Polls May 18

At it’s April 21 meeting, the board unanimously vote in favor of the 2021-22 school budget proposal that goes before voters on Tuesday, May 18. The proposed $72,549,692 budget carries a 2.30 percent tax levy increase and results in an estimated 1.25 percent tax rate increase. Overall spending in the proposed budget will increase by …

Thank you BH-BL nurses for going above & beyond to administer COVID vaccines

Op-Ed from Saratogian Thank you BH-BL School Nurses: Donna Fredericks (HS), Laura Jewell (O’Rourke), Tracey Hay (Stevens), Jodi Reynolds (Pashley), Cheryl Traver (Charlton Heights), April Park (Districtwide) and Courtney Powers (substitute nurse) Additionally, so many other BH-BL staff jumped in to help to assist at the clinics—thank you! Photo left to right: Courtney Powers, Laura …

Three Candidates Vie for Two Board Seats, Learn more at Meet-the-Candidates Night on May 13

On May 18,  in addition to voting on the 2021-22 School Budget and the continuation of an ex officio student board member, residents will elect two of the three candidates running for the board. The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot and in the budget newsletter, are incumbent David Versocki, newcomer …

OMS Future City Team Takes 5th in Nation

How awesome is this? The O’Rourke MS Future City Team placed 5th in the nation (WOW!) and earned the special area award for Best Incorporation of Cultural and Historical Resources. They were also the regional champions! Congratulations to team members Sabine Adams, Gianna DeMartino, Chris Dempsey,  Megan Emerich, Miles Bechtel, Sawyer Brannigan, Chris Guo, Thomas Kotkoskie, …