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  • BSMS Spirit Day Coming Up Soon!

    Be sure to wear your purple and gold or any BSMS apparel! The School Spirit items available for sale in the lobby from 7-7:30 am.

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  • Congratulations to Gregory Kaatz!  The 2020 BSMS National Geographic Geography Bee Champion!

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

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  • 7th Grade 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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