MS Daily Announcements

What’s happening at the Middle School today?

Thursday, October 21, 2021  

Tomorrow is an A-Friday.

Students and staff are reminded to get their Yearbook Picture taken today or tomorrow on the stage. Students will have their pictures taken during their PE class on those days. Bring your smiles!

Do you think you could recognize your teachers from when they were in middle school?  Come check out the poster in the main office window to take a look at what staff members looked like when they were in middle school. Fill in the contest sheet for a chance to win an Apple or Target gift card.  Contest sheets are due by Friday, October 29.  


The following clubs will be meeting today during Activity Period:

    • The French Club in room 221.  All students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend.  
    • The O’Rourke Observer in room 318.
    • Art Club in room 141

Popcorn is available for sale today during Activity Period outside the cafeteria.  You can get a bag of this legendary popcorn for only $1.

Student banking will be available at the middle school this Thursday.  For students with accounts at First New York Federal Credit Union, you can bring in deposits in to the main office every Thursday.  Please put deposits in an envelope, write the student’s name, date, account # (if known) and amount on the envelope.  If you are interested in having your child open an account at this bank, let Ms. Sum know and she can forward you the paperwork.  Any questions, email Ms. Sum at or call/text her at (518) 383-4715.  Looking forward to an active banking year at OMS!

Upcoming activities/meetings next week:

Students in grades 7 and 8 who are interested in joining the Bowling Team can attend a meeting at the high school next Tuesday, October 26th during activity period. For more information, contact Coach Bianchi at

Are you an 8th grader interested in high school cheer? Come to the high school lower cafeteria after school on Tuesday, October 26th for the winter cheerleading preseason meeting. Any 8th grader interested in trying out for cheer should attend!

Attention all Drama Club members:  If you have not joined our Google Classroom page yet, please email Mrs. Rayome or Mr. Mascelli to get the code.   Any student in grades 6, 7, or 8 who is interested in being a part of the Drama Club should attend our next workshop on Tuesday, October 26, during Activity Period in room 137.  

Magic The Gathering Club will hold its first meeting next Wednesday in room 112 during Activity Period.

Attention O’Rourke. The Student Council would like to invite you to our annual Pumpkin Decorating contest. On Wed. Oct 27, during Activity Period, we will gather in the cafeteria to decorate pumpkins. In order to participate, you must pick up an entry form in the Main Office and return it to the Main Office by 2:30 on Tues, Oct 26. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you on the 27th.

The OMS PTA will be holding the Saratoga Olive Oil fundraiser again this year. This fundraiser was SUCH a success last year, they have decided to make this an annual event!  Order forms and money (checks only please) will be due November 1st.  Checks made payable to:  OMS PTA  Delivery will be prior to Thanksgiving Recess. **IMPORTANT:  Make sure your child’s NAME is on the order form (at the top) along with your email address in case there are questions**

The PTA Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 6th.  The OMS PTA Holiday Craft Fair is BACK…and BETTER THAN EVER!  November 6th from 9am to 2pm.  After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, our vendors are stocked and ready to go!  Come get a jump start on your holiday shopping by supporting LOCAL crafters.  There is something for EVERYONE!  The Boy Scouts will also be on hand to feed those hungry shoppers…make sure to stop by and support them as well.  Bring your wallets…bring your shopping lists…and bring your masks (sorry…mandatory even if you are vaccinated) and have a GREAT TIME!

It’s Founder’s Day Nomination Time!  Please consider nominating a teacher and/or volunteer from our OMS community who you think deserves recognition for their outstanding, “above and beyond” dedication to our school, district, and the BH-BL community. Nomination forms are included in the posted announcements and are due by 12/10/21.  Please send your completed nomination forms to Danielle Lanigan at

Please note: past winners of this award are not eligible for nomination, so please check this list before submitting the nomination form:

This Friday’s 6th grade REC night is cancelled.

Let’s make it a Good Day!