Spotlight

  • BSMS Student Creates a Winning Entry

    In April 2020 Sheriff Michael Zurlo announced a COVID-19 poster contest for the K - 12 students of Saratoga County. The theme was “What Saratoga County First Responders Mean to Me." In total 74 posters were submitted by the talented children of Saratoga County. A committee of judges was composed and twelve winning posters were selected; six from K - 5 and six from 6 - 12. Janis Dieterle, an 8th grade student from Ballston Spa Middle School, poster was one of the winners! The winning posters will be on display in the Supervisors Boardroom in the County Municipal Building. The remaining posters will be on display in the public area of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and throughout the Saratoga County Municipal Building.

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  • Artists from Home

    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.

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  • Tang Projects Bridge the Art and School Curricula

    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.

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  • Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr, Students Submit Artwork to Siena's Art Invitational

    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.

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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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