School Bus Delay Schedule

School Bus Driver Shortage Could Mean Delays This is a follow-up notification that outlines the Transportation Department’s rotating bus delay schedule, just in case the district needs to implement a one-hour delay on any given day due to a bus driver shortage. This schedule was created to help minimize disruptions for parents by ensuring that …

Congratulations: Kibler Named NYS Master Teacher

Kibler Joins Statewide Network of STEM Educators O’Rourke Middle School math teacher Kodi Kibler has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher. Governor Hochul announced the selection of 18 educators from around the capital region and a total of 221 educators from around New York State to join the NYS Master Teacher program. …

Grade 8 Technology Students Build 301 Birdhouses for Community Project

If you were worried about the housing market for nature’s fine-feathered friends, you can stop. Thanks to O’Rourke Middle School eighth graders in Nick Morocco’s technology class, there are now 301 new and vacant wooden bird houses that will be donated to Saratoga County’s Birdhouse Program. This year, the program’s directors sought out area schools …

Winter 2023 O’Rourke Observer is here!

Kick off the new year by viewing the Winter 2023 O’Rourke Observer. It’s full of student work, including poems, survey results, tips, articles, news, updates and much more. Check it out by following this link to Google Slides.

Congrats to students accepted into All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to perform in the Saratoga-Warren All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival: Grades 6-7 Orchestra: Lilianna Cartier, Meg Gerwitz and Samantha Goodell Grades 8-9  Orchestra: Emeline Comulada Fried, Sophia Corchado, Jaime Dawes, Julia Guyer, Angeline Thomas. Paul St. John and Levi Yaconis Grades 10-12 Orchestra: Liam Sullivan Grades 9-12 Jazz Band: …

Increase in seasonal illness results in enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols

It’s that time of year again–cold and flu season. And that means more and more kids (and adults) will be exposed to lots of germs. As such, we have seen an uptick in a variety of seasonal illnesses in our buildings over the past several weeks. The district will continue to implement its cleaning and …

What to do if your child has Covid-19 symptoms

A message from BH-BL Covid-19 Coordinator Nurse Jodi Reynolds If your child is experiencing any of the Covid- 19 symptoms listed below, the CDC recommends testing. (Testing kits are available in all of the buildings*) Covid-19 Symptoms Fever Cough Shortness of breath Headache Fatigue New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion Nausea Vomiting …