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School pictures are being distributed Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th. If you have an issue with your pictures and/or package (missing/incorrect order/etc.) or if you’d like to still order a package, call the company (Lauren/Premier Studios) directly at: 1-866-696-8142 or visit their website (premierschoolpictures.com). Re-Take Day will be on Wednesday, November 13th. Click the title to see the schedule.
The Ballston Spa Middle School PTA Reflections Is Here for 2019-2020. This year’s theme “Look Within” and enter your visual art, photography, film production, dance choreography, literature or music composition all entries due by Friday, November 22 at the main office. Entry forms located in the BSMS main lobby at the greeting desk.
Student Council and National Junior Honor Society spread Alzheimer’s Awareness at the middle school throughout the week of September 17th – 21st. Students and staff were asked to wear purple on Friday, September 20th to show their BSMS pride and to support this important cause. The middle school raised a little over $700 dollars for Team Diana throughout the week...
Students in Art grade 6 during 4th quarter are finishing up their team installations. The display is in support of the No Place for Hate initiative using the overarching theme “We Support One Another At B.S.M.S”. Thank you to Officer Becker for being a part of this piece entitled “Stop Bulling” using cars following the rules of the road led by Officer Becker.
The Gateway Art Class has created their first phase of BSMS Social Guidelines/ No Place for Hate mural. Inspired by a quote from author Maya Angelou. Students will continue to add to their mural during the 2019-2020 school year.
Anne Clothier from the Brookside Museum recently visited Ms. Mion and Ms. Pusatere’s 6th grade Social Studies classes. The students were learning about Prehistoric times. Ms. Clothier introduced the students to “the fascinating world of Archaeology”. As part of the presentation, students were able to examine and discuss local artifacts as well as pretend they were archaeologists, by excavating their own artifacts.
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".
Students in grade 6 Art classes share something about themselves represented within their final paper pyramid sculptures. Learning more about their new classmates, similarities we share and how visual communication can have an impact on creating a "No Place for Hate" learning environment.
The program started with providing weekend meals to 30 students and the goal is to provide food for 175 students this school year. The cost to provide weekend meals for one student for the school year is $183. Revenue to support the program is raised by individual and corporate donations as well as through any available grant sources.
The Ballston Spa Community Education Program is currently offering two adult sports opportunities from 8:00-10:00 pm with Co-ed Indoor Soccer held on Mondays and Men’s Basketball on Wednesdays. The popular Walk About program provides a safe, indoor walking course for those interested in a low impact fitness activity.