Help the PTSA Celebrate HS Staff, March 31-April 6

The BH-BL High School PTSA would like to thank staff for all their hard work mobilizing to keep students engaged, connected and learning during this difficult time. As well as for preparing meals, switching to a new teaching modality, delivering meals to students, keeping the community connected and caring for students. “The High School PTSA …

Special Board Mtg, 3/31

The Board of Education is holding a special meeting of the board on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. The public can attend the meeting via Google Meet. Here’s the link to join the meeting. View the agenda here.

March 24 Board Meeting Live Streamed

The Governor recently issued an executive order temporarily changing the laws governing public meetings during the public health crisis. Although district buildings are closed to the public in order to adhere to social distancing practices, the Governor is allowing Board of Education meetings to be held so districts can continue to conduct business. The meetings, …

Honoring Former Superintendent Dr. O’Rourke

It is with a heavy heart that the BH-BL community says goodbye to former Superintendent Dr. Richard “Dick” O’Rourke. He passed away Friday at the age of 90. Dr. O’Rourke served as the school district’s 3rd superintendent, from 1969-1994. He was one of only six superintendents in BH-BL’s 105-year history, and is the district’s longest …

HS Drama Club Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, March 12 (ONLY)

On Thursday, March 12, Governor Cuomo put significant restrictions on large group gatherings beginning Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. This means the High School play, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will be performed this evening (Thursday, March 12) only. The other two shows are cancelled.  All tickets purchased for this evening’s performance will be honored. People …

Hodgkinson’s curiosity puts him in the fast lane to a career as a diesel mechanic

Curiosity. That’s what drives Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School student Nicky Hodgkinson and why the junior from the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District is enrolled in the Diesel Tech program. “I like to take things apart and see what makes them work,” he said while working on a large engine in the …

Students’ Artwork Selected for Regional Show, March 17-April 18

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists Abigail Brino and Julia Ettkin for having their works accepted into the High School Regional Art Exhibition at Sage College’s Opalka Gallery. Their work will be on display March 17 through April 18. Go check it out! (Opening reception is March 20 at 5 p.m.)

NYS Exam Information

On March 25 and 26 and after spring break on April 22 and 23, the New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments will be administered to students in grades 3-8.  The statewide ELA and math assessments are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction, and …

Students Enjoy O’Rourke’s 2nd Annual Personal Development Day

The positive energy was palpable today at O’Rourke MS as students participated in the 2nd annual schoolwide Personal Development Day. For the second year in a row, O’Rourke Middle School staff have been embracing innovative ways to help students build character through the school’s new multi-year Character Education Program. The program allows school leaders to …