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Good Afternoon Parents - We wish you all a safe and restful Memorial Day weekend. As you know, Memorial Day has been a national holiday since 1971 however the concept of this day has been around since the late 1800’s during the post Civil War era. The purpose of this day is to honor our fallen soldiers. While you are enjoying family time and picnics - please take a moment to think about so many of our fallen military service men and women. Please be safe and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday May 31st. Please see updates here.
Please view the selection of students' work from Art 6 in this online “BSMS Grade 6 Virtual Community Art Show” sponsored by the Saratoga History Center. Sixth grade paintings were inspired by local historic landmarks in the village of Ballston Spa. Thank you to the Saratoga History Center for this wonderful community arts collaboration.
Updates and Reminders Week of April 4...
Congratulations to the BSHS Class of 2025! Our 8th grade students and families participated in a Moving Up Celebration Parade as we concluded the school year.
Check out their amazing art here...
More creative works are submitted each day from our 6th grade Art Students. You are working so hard at home and we are so proud of you! Visit the 6th Grade "Student Work From Home Art Gallery" On Mrs. Guernsey's BSMS Teacher Site & Check Tweets by @BSpaArts. Look inside for active links.
The Tang museum visited the 8th grade Art classes to share their hands on project ideas. The unique projects provide opportunities for students to learn and understand the issues raised by current and past exhibitions at the Tang. Referencing artworks and themes from these exhibitions, the Tang has assembled interdisciplinary programs that bridge the arts and school curricula.
Students received recognition for their interpretation of the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. & Corretta Scott King Art Invitational. This year's theme " We will be known forever by the tracks we leave". Middle School Art students, Julianna Wiltsie and Mariah Breault were both given certificates for participation in the event.
Ms. Anne Clothier of Brookside Museum presented the first quarter Art 6 classes and parents with a historic look at the Village of Ballston Spa on September 30th. The information will assist 6th grade students in painting their chosen landmark this month for "Artists Are Inspired By Their Community".
Malta Avenue Elementary School students earn the second place trophy in their division at the NY State Odyssey of the Mind Finals Competition in Syracuse and moves forward to compete in the World Championship for Odyssey of the Mind this May in Ames, Iowa.
Please review the latest Message from the Superintendent in reference to school security and the safety of our students and staff.