Friday, September 13, 2019

Suicide Awareness--Seize the Awkward

As suicide Awareness Week comes to a close, we hope to carry forward what we learned. The following morning announcement at the Middle School is a perfect example of what to keep on our minds:

In continuing to recognize suicide awareness week, it's important to understand the facts and statistics associated with teen depression-- only 33% of teens ask for help when they are feeling down; while over 80% of teens respond positively to treatment once they ask for help.
Seize the awkward, when you notice a friend is posting comments that indicate he is down; ask him if everything is ok?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Arianna Arditi is National Merit Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Arianna Arditi for achieving the status of National Merit Semi-Finalist.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships for high school students in the United States. Every year, high school students across the country enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, better known as the PSAT/NMSC (and commonly just referred to as the PSAT). The test measures reading, mathematics, language and writing abilities.  The focus of the test is on ability rather than memorized knowledge.  About 3.5 million students from about 22,000 high schools take the test each year, and of those, about 1.6 million meet requirements to enter the program.
Approximately 16,000 of the 50,000 who received top scores are designated as Semi-finalists. This is done on a state-representational basis to ensure a cross-section of students from across the United States. In other words, they are the highest scorers from each state.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Runners to Your Mark

Don't miss the Superhero Showdown! Both adult and student runners will be strutting their superhero stuff!

Smooth the Transition to Kinder with Pre-K Counts

There are still a few slots open for qualified families. Find out more

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

2018-2019 Sportsmanship Award

Owen J. Roberts High School is proud to share that they received the 2018-2019 Sportsmanship Award voted on by the PIAA District One League member schools. This award speaks to both the character of our athletes and strong leadership for which they are provided. Congratulations to our coaches, athletes, school and community for every contribution toward this honor.

The award was presented at the Annual PIAA District One Fall Meeting held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 9:30am at the Westover Golf Club.

Go Wildcats!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Track Named for Longtime Coach

Track naming committee surround Coach Michael

Track Named in Honor of Coach David Michael

On August 24, 2019, the Owen J. Roberts High School Track was officially named David Michael Track in honor of longtime coach, Mr. David Michael, who recently retired but still volunteers. The dedication ceremony was held prior to the second annual David Michael 5K, which has been established to benefit running sports at Owen J. Roberts. 

Parents of athletes and members of the community including first approached the district about honoring Coach David Michael for his service and success as a teacher coach for Owen J. Roberts School District. Following School Board Policy 701.1 and Regulation 701B, and after hearing the proposal from a formal nominating committee, the Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors unanimously voted in April 2018 to recognize Coach David Michael by naming the high school track Coach David Michael Track.

Mr. Michael was a Health and PE teacher for 35 years, held the position of track and field coach for 38 years and was the cross country coach for 42 years. In addition to many Pennsylvania State Track and Cross Country medalists and qualifying teams, his legacy included seven Girls Cross Country Championships, three Boys Cross Country Championships and one Girls Track & Field Championship. He also coached three first team All-State Cross Country Runners, was Cross Country Coach of the Year ten times and Track & Field Coach of the Year four times. 

Wildcat Country

Read Laura Catalano's story about the Paw Print Project on central campus in the Pottstown Mercury.
The project will continue this coming weekend as NJROTC cadets take on another strip of campus roadway.