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  • BSMS Family Show Your Spirit Virtually!

    Even though we aren't physically together, let's join together in spirit! Share your photos on Twitter #BSMSSpiritChallange #BSCSD #BSPACares to bring us all together in this challenge and show our Scottie Pride!

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  • BSMS Emergency Closure Lesson Plans

    To locate lesson plans created by your child's teacher, click on the link...

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  • Drama Club Donates to Community Organizations

    Several charitable organizations recently received donations from the Ballston Spa Middle School’s drama club, Launching Pad Productions, after a very successful presentation of Frozen, Jr. The students chose to give a $150 donation to support the Rotary Club of Ballston Spa’s annual Spread the Love Food Drive that was held in conjunction with the school production during February. Members of the Rotary attended the performances and collected donations and two truckloads of food from the generous members of the Ballston Spa school community who attended the play. The food collected is being distributed to the area Food Pantries to share with families throughout the community...

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  • Teams Qualify for NYS Odyssey of the Mind Competition

    Three Ballston Spa teams have qualified to move on to the New York State level Odyssey of The Mind competition at SUNY Binghamton in April. The Effective Detective team from Ballston Spa High School, the Gibberish or Not team from Ballston Spa Middle School and the Balsa Limbo team from the Malta Avenue Elementary School all completed this year’s regional event in first place and qualified to move on. In addition, the Milton Terrace/Wood Road Elementary School combined team won the coveted Omer Trophy at this year’s regional event...

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  • BSMS Students Explore Science & Engineering

    The Ballston Spa Middle School recently welcomed the Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors into the school to share research topics that they have studied at RPI and to inspire the students about the role of engineering and technology in society. Over 600 Middle School students participated in the science and engineering program during their science or technology classes. The college aged ambassadors taught the younger students an engineering lesson and provided a demonstration or a hands-on design activity...

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  • Launching Pad Presents Frozen Jr. in Ballston Spa

    Frozen Jr. will be performed by a cast of over 50 students with another 60+ crew members putting the show together behind the scenes. 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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  • Geography Bee Champion for the Second Time!

    On January 23, over 50 Middle School students competed after school in the School Round of the Geography Bee...

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  • Rube Goldberg Projects Come to a Completion

    This week in 7th grade science, students finished the culminating project for their simple machine unit. Classes developed a “Miniature Golf Course” that included the use of the 6 simple machines. Each group was assigned to make a 6-12 step Rube Goldberg Machine that linked to the neighboring groups project. Students then linked their smaller project to their classmates to make one giant Rube Goldberg machine with 56 different steps. Projects included wedges, screws, incline planes, pulley, lever and wheel & axle. Projects were constructed of recycled materials primarily cardboard and old toys. This project marked the culmination a 2 week unit for students.

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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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  • 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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