Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heart Health Month Celebration

Chef2School Heart Healthy Smoothies

February is heart health month. Heart disease is one of the most preventable conditions. A good diet and plenty of exercise drastically reduce the risk of heart disease.
Playground Zumba

In honor of heart health month, District Chef Nels Benton has been visiting schools offering fruit smoothies as part of lunch through Chartwells' Chef2School program. Today, Chef visited East Coventry Elementary School.

Mrs. Lisa Bailey and the Wellness Committee coordinated recess Zumba as part of the heart healthy celebration today. The weather fully cooperated and the students enjoyed a good dose of sunshine and fresh air on this February day as well!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mrs. Reiche wins Coaches Award

Mrs. Reiche talks with Senator John Rafferty

Congratulations to Mrs. Patrice Reiche, who won the Coaches Award at the recent First Lego League Championship.

Students from the region participated in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season and learned all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 16* from 80 countries made a splash with the theme HYDRO DYNAMICS.

Mrs. Reiche's North Coventry students studied contaminants that enter our waterways. Through their research, they began to understand the opioid crisis. Mrs. Reiche worked to empower her students to be real-life  problem  solvers, so when they learned about safe drug disposal methods, they contacted all our local lawmakers. Senator Rafferty took audience with the North Coventry Robotics team students on Tuesday, January 9 as part of the students’ advocacy regarding safe disposal of medication and the avoidance of pharmaceuticals going into our waterways or getting into the wrong hands. The Senator vowed to partner and assist the group of 9-11 year-olds in their work to battle the Opioid crisis.  
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season, teams chose to solve a real-world problem. They also built, tested, and programed an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams operated under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Owen J. Roberts is very proud of Mrs. Patrice Reiche for the work she accomplished, for her inspiration of future leaders, and for the First Lego League well-deserved recognition! We are also proud of all of our First Lego League participants.

Brigadoon, March 15-18

Owen J. Roberts High School will present Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon, the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world.   Featuring such standards as "Almost Like Being in Love," "Come to Me, Bend To Me," and "Heather on the Hill," Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life.

New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon -- forever.

Brigadoon will be performed at the Owen J. Roberts High School March 15 through March 18, 2018. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm with a matinee on  Sunday at 2:00 pm.  Ticket prices are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students and Senior Citizens.  Tickets go on sale on February 16, 2018 and can be purchased by visiting online ticketing at

Prom Fashion Show February 23

OJR High School PTSA Fashion Show

“Glitz, Glamour & Moonlit Nights”

Friday, February 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium

$7.00 - advance/$10.00 - door
For advance tickets, please contact Heather Getley @

Show Night - there will be four ticket tables:
·         Advance Ticket Order Line (ordered tickets but need to pay $10.00 per ticket)
·         Pre-paid Ticket Line (payment made of $7.00 per ticket / ticket in hand)
·         Will Call Table (payment made of $7.00 per ticket / need to pick-up ticket at the table)
·         No advance purchase made - all tickets $10.00

A limited number of tickets are available and selling out fast!
Don't miss these talented juniors and seniors:

Kelly Adams
Reagen Amand
Autumn Andrzejewski
Alana Ayres
Payton Barcus
Taylor Bari
Evangeline Barrett
Rachel Barrett
Mackenzie Batyko
Julia Brennan
Gavin Brown
Paige Cadieux-Petrie
Catherine Cervi
Ben Colt
Liam Conway
Grace Culver
Ryan Davis
Cameron DelGatto
Ashley Dempsey
Caroline Deviney
Michael Dietrich
Meghan Donnelly
Danny Duffy
Emily Evans
Abigail Fili
Mia Flavin
Max Gallagher
Mary Gautreau
Lexi Getley
Taylor Giandonato
Alex Glasier
Kelsie Hansell
Gretchen Harken
Olivia Harmanos
Kevin Hatten
Cameron Hofmann
Lauren Hughes
Emily Hughes
Maddie Isenberg
Carly Jennion
Aaron Jeong
Sydney Jordan
Heidi Joyce
Hannah Karaman
Matt Karcewski
Sarah Kennedy
Kaitlyn Kerlin
Ryleigh Kqira
Emma Kratz
George Kullen
Mackenzie Kurtz
Brendan Layton
lexa luckowski
Zaria McDonough
Caitlin McGee
Cassandra Micklesavage
Derek Monastra
Dana Moore
Max Murphy
Fiona Murray
Molly O'Brien
Caitlin O'Malley
Vidisha Pandey
Rachel Pelletier
Abigail Perry
Matthew Pron
Jake Puderbach
Hannah Pugh
Graham Pugh
Lexie Ramsey
Cameron Richards
Autumn Sands
Carrie Saylor
Holden Smith
Elyse Stuart
Elizabeth Swaim
Meghan Swaim
Danika Swech
Sophia Szczepanek
Sarah Tabatabaei
Meghan Trego
Madison Van Horn
Lena Weinsteiger

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Melinda Burns and Maxwell Gallagher Named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations, Maxwell Gallagher and Melinda Burns
The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2017 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. Congratulations to Melinda Burns and Maxwell Gallagher for advancing to Finalist standing. These academically talented Owen J. Roberts High School seniors are now eligible for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. 

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit
Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying
Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool
of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-
scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s
percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed
scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record,
participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment,
and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record through-
out high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn
SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Morgan Prichard Wins Widener Leadership Award

Congratulations, Morgan Prichard

Congratulations to Owen J. Roberts High School Junior, Morgan Prichard, who was selected to receive the High School Leadership Award – a $20,000 scholarship to Widener University over four years as an undergraduate.

Widener University and the Oskin Leadership Institute, in partnership with NBC10, founded the High School Leadership Awards program in 2011 to identify the region’s high school students who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.  

This awards program is designed to recognize high school students in the region, like
Morgan, who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change. With this award, the Widener University High School Leadership Awards Committee recognizes Morgan’s ability to demonstrate courage by standing up for what is right, finding a way to address a wrong, or making a difference in a significant way. Morgan will be recognized at the National Constitution Center and invited to participate in a leadership development conference at Widener.