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  • Forces and Motion at Work

    Seventh grade science students recently completed an Egg Launch Project based on the idea of Virgin Galactic’s Space Mission. The goal of this activity was to safely return a pilot (egg) to the ground after being ejected from the cockpit of a doomed aircraft. Students worked in teams to design and construct a crash pod out of everyday items such as straws, cotton balls and popsicle sticks. The final day of this week long project gave students the opportunity to put their designs to the test when their crash pods were launched with a giant slingshot! The winner was the team that designed a successful crash pod with the lowest overall mass. This project is the fun culmination to our Forces and Motion Unit.

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  • Welcome New Students to BSMS!

    On September 25th, new students to Ballston Spa Middle School were treated to a "new student luncheon". Students were able to share their first few week experiences at Ballston Spa, enjoy a good lunch and make new friends!

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  • BSMS Stands Together

    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...

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  • Driving Safely Around Schools and School Buses

    The Balston Spa School District and the Saratoga County Sherif's Office present a public service announcement about Driving Safely Around Schools and School Buses.

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  • We Support One Another at BSMS

    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.

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  • We have Eastern Bluebirds at the Middle School!

    Thanks to the support from the BSMS PTA, students are helping identify bird species and are assisting in filling the feeder. The bird feeder supports the eighth grade Science Evolution unit and is an excellent resource that allows us to view diversity, animal adaptations and competition. As of today, students have viewed at least 10 species.

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  • Parents Enjoy Student Artwork Display

    Parents, students and staff enjoyed the opportunity once again to see a sampling of student artworks grades 6, 7 and 8 during the first quarter “BSMS Principal’s List Breakfast”. Another opportunity to share with our school and community what students are doing in their Art classes each quarter.

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  • Students Create Display for Social Guidelines

    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.

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  • Pink and Denim Day at BSMS

    The Ballston Spa Middle School teachers, staff, and students participated in Pink and Denim Day on Friday, October 18th. In addition to wearing pink, the students made posters that included breast cancer statistics and hung them throughout the school to raise awareness to this disease. In addition, the Service Club and National Junior Honor Society sold pink bracelets, necklaces, and scrunchies during lunches to raise funds for a donation to the American Cancer Society...

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  • 6th Grade Social Studies Students "Dig Up the Past"

    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.

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  • Students Inspired by Brookside Museum Presentation

    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".

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  • 6th Grade Art Students Learn about Visual Communications and Each Other

    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.

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District News

  • Super Science Saturday- Jan 18

    Super Science Saturday is this Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10 am – 1 pm in the Wood Road Elementary School cafetorium/gymnasium. (Snow Date is January 25th)

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  • VFW Teacher of the Year Awards

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 358 in Ballston Spa honored two Ballston Spa teachers during a recent awards ceremony. The Veterans of Foreign Wars offer a variety of nationally accredited awards and scholarships for both students and teachers.

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  • District Enrolling for UPK Program

    The application packet is available on the BSCSD website or through the UPK agencies. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

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  • Launching Pad Presents Frozen Jr.

    Performances will be held on Friday, January 31; Saturday, February 1; Friday, February 7; and Saturday, February 8 at 7:00pm. There will also be a matinee performance at 1:00pm on February 1 & 8, 2020. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door before each performance.

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