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February 15, 2018

Winter Recess, Feb. 19 to 23

School is closed for winter recess from Monday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 23. Enjoy the break and we'll see everyone when school resumes on Monday, Feb. 26.

February 15, 2018

follies talent show flyer

BH-BL Follies, April 13 and 14

Auditions, March 26 and 27

Get ready, get set...and go show off your talents in the annual BH-BL Follies being held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, Apriil 14 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Auditions for the Follies are Monday, March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

January 30, 2018

Hot off the press: The O'Rourke Observer

Enjoy the latest issue of the O'Rourke Observer featuring news from club leader Jillian O’Connor and reporters/writers Laura DiPasquale, Mary Pietrow, Elsa Newman, Leah Scalise, Ryanne Gordon, Allison LaBuff, Chad Lewandowski, Tyler Duane, Kathryn Royer, Sophia Belon, and Olivia Ismail. [THE OBSERVER]

January 30, 2018

Guidelines for Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is well upon us. In ensuring good communication and cooperation between home and school, we are sharing the following information as a reminder of how best to keep our children as healthy as possible during this particularly tough season. [READ MORE]

RESPOSTED January 30, 2018

Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony planning meeting, Feb. 12

Now is the time to be a part of helping make your child's Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony memorable. Join the PTA on Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:45 p.m. in Room 309 for a meeting to plan the ceremony and celebration. The PTA is looking for sub-committee chairs and volunteers for all committees to help with this special event. Questions? Contact Sonja Olson, Susan Vine, or Tammy Chrzan.

January 29, 2018

Sports Clearance forms available Feb. 26

Students in grade 7 and 8 who are interested in participating in Interscholastic Sports need to present their coach with a yellow sports clearance form. In order to receive this form from the nurse...[LEARN MORE]

January 30, 2018

Spring Sports Physicals, Feb. 28

The school physician will be at the middle school for sports physicals on February 28th. Students should check with the school nurse,to make sure they have a current physical. If they do not, parents may choose to give permission for a school physical to be performed. Parents must send an email or note in with their child to request a physical at school. Students who need a general school physical can get a physical at that time as well.

Future City team group photo wearing first place medal on a blue ribbon
January 13, 2018

BH-BL takes first place in Regional Future City competition


It was a big day for several O'Rourke Middle School students who took first place in the Regional Future City Competition and for two BH-BL High School seniors who were named Alumnus of the Year. [READ FULL STORY]

January 2, 2018

Classroom group project and charity efforts bring students together

Students learn lifelong skills in Morocco's courses

If you were at the middle school at all this fall you might have been wondering if the students had set up a small farm. Well, no, they didn’t. But thanks to technology teacher Nick Morocco’s Grade 8 Technological Systems students, the lawn outside of his classroom did look like a farm. That’s because ...[READ FULL STORY]

November 27, 2017

Cherish your memories with a yearbook

Now is the time to order your yearbook while they are the lowest price of the year! Go to and secure your book today!


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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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