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October 19, 2018


PTA is Collecting Box Tops for Education

You've probably seen those little Box Tops for Education icons on many food and household packaging, but you've likely just opened the item without paying too much attention to the icon. Well, we now need you to pay attention to the "box tops" because they earn cash for schools! That's right, cash! [KEEP READING]

REPOSTED October 18, 2018

Building Our 2nd Century II Capital Project Vote, Oct. 23

Polls Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Residents are being asked to go to the polls on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to vote on a proposed $34 million renovation project (local cost $9.17 million) that would continue the improvements begun with the voter-approved 2013 Building Our 2nd Century referendum by remaining focused on upgrading and modernizing the district’s aging facilities. The proposed referendum would fund ...[READ MORE]

October 18, 2018

BH-BL musicians accepted into All-County Band & Choral Festivals

Concerts Oct. 20 & Nov. 3

Congratulations to student musicians from both BH-BL High School and O’Rourke Middle School who have been accepted into the Saratoga-Warren All-County Band Festival...[READ MORE]

October 17, 2018

Yearbook Picture Schedule, Oct. 25 & 26

Polish up your smile. Yearbook pictures will be taken Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25 and 26. [PICTURE SCHEDULE]

October 15, 2018

"We Are O'Rourke" Shirts Available for Order

We are O’Rourke! Show your Spartan Pride and support our positive school culture campaign. Order a custom designed “We are O’Rourke” t-shirt today! Click here for easy online ordering! Ordering ends October 31st. *When prompted to leave an optional note- please enter your student’s HR information*

October 12, 2018

"Safe Halloween Wednesday" & Tips for Parents

Message from Glenville & Scotia Police Departments

As the Police Chiefs of Glenville and Scotia, we are asking for your assistance in making this Halloween...[READ MORE]

October 10, 2018

Why kids often give up too easily, lack grit, and fail to take initiative

BH-BL Parent University, Oct. 24

Join BH-BL Parent University and guest presenter Dr. Randy Cale to learn HOW to reverse this by nurturing grit and motivation on Wed., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Spartan Center (former Red Room) at BH-BL High School. Dr. Randy Cale has more than 20 years of clinical experience as a psychologist, parenting expert, therapist, and author. He is known locally and nationally, and has worked with more than 3,000 families.

October 10, 2018

Reflections Contest Entries Due Nov. 19

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Entries are due Nov. 19, so get that creativity flowing! For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at [ENTRY FORM & OFFICIAL RULES]

October 4, 2018

Summer Reading Champs Rack up 70,000 Minutes

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School summer reading champions who, collectively, read more than 70,000 minutes this summer Way to go Gregory Tomik (10,254 mins), Kristina Itani (9,700 mins), Olivia Martin (9,075 mins), Quinn Dougherty (8,920 mins), Danielle Abdoo (7,540 mins), Brayden Cyr (6,025 mins), Mary Pietrow (5,015 mins), Emerson Mosall (4,667 mins), Dorie & Maggie DeMarle (tied) (4,650 mins) & Audrey Mosall (4350 mins).

October 2, 2018

Two middle school Spartans 'took a hike' and accomplished a big goal

If you see Brandon or Logan Garrand in the hallways, be sure to congratulate them on becoming ADK 46ers! It's pretty impressive to be able to say you hiked ALL 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. In fact, it's such a big accomplishment the news even covered it. Check it out: [NEWS STORY]

September 24, 2018

Spartan Junior Basketball & Travel Tryout Registration is Open

Registration for the 2018-19 Spartan Junior Basketball Season and Travel Tryouts is open. The Junior Basketball a program is for children in grades 2-8 and emphasizes basketball fundamentals and team play. The program is run by the BH-BL High School coaching staff and players on Saturday mornings.  [[REGISTRATION INFO FOR GIRLS PROGRAM] [[REGISTRATION INFO FOR BOYS PROGRAM]

August 29, 2018

Let BH-BL help you make the school lunch routine easy-peasy

Are you ready to begin the what-to-pack-for-lunch routine? Don't sweat it. The BH-BL Food Service has got you covered. Staff have put together a robust menu of lunch options for your kids so you don't have to think about it. We also use the super convenient MySchoolBucks app. Sign up today so you don't have to spend your mornings searching between furniture cushions for lunch money.

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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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