Friday, February 28, 2020

A Nation of Diverse Readers

This past year, NEA (National Educational Association) rebranded its Read Across America celebration to appeal to students of all ages and backgrounds. Replacing the old Read Across America logo with the Cat in the Hat leaning over the U.S. map, the new Read Across America logos (below) have been developed.

This year, East Vincent Elementary School joined in the celebration of a nation of diverse readers! Throughout the week of February 24th - March 2nd, staff will be celebrating reading and literacy where we motivate our students to fall in love with reading as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with books, authors, and activities that represent an array of experiences and cultures.
Dr. Lloyd attends a "Book Tasting" event

Older students preview books to read to the younger grades

The theme for the Book Tasting at East Vincent is "windows and mirrors". Mirror books are texts where children can see themselves, their families, and their communities reflected and valued, which gives them a sense of belonging. Window books are texts where children can see into the lives of others which helps develop empathy and understandings about the wider world. The plans include teaching students about mirror and window books, finding mirror and window books through a school-wide book tasting, and completing follow-up activities to share those books as well as what students have gained as a result of these activities. 

Do you see yourself in the book, or do you see somewhere you would like to go?

Thursday, February 27, 2020

High School Musical March 19-22

Show Dates and Times:
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 7p
  • Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 7p
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 7p
  • Sunday, March 22 @ 2p

Friday, February 21, 2020

Synchronized Swim Teaches Cooperation

Learning the basic fundamentals of swimming during PE class assures that students are engaging in a safe aquatic experience. Having our children becomming swim safe is a life lesson for which our community can be proud. Not only will proper aquatic training teach your child how to swim -- training and water safety helps save lives.

Students learn to float, hold their breath properly underwater, and other starting points for learning the basics of how to paddle, swim and participate in aquatic activities. The American Council on Exercise suggests that children and teenagers should have up to 60 minutes of exercise each day. Swimming works most muscle groups in the body, improving flexibility and increasing muscle strength. It's a life-long activity.

Instructors Lindsay Staufenberg and Suzy Snyder at Owen J. Roberts Middle School, also teach students how to work collaboratively and develop an end team-project with their synchronized swimming lessons and friendly competition. Students must select music and develop a routine to perform.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 2020 School Board Meeting Highlights

PMEA Regional Band Selections

Congratulations to eight OJR High School band members who qualified for the PMEA Regional Band Festival which will is being co-hosted by Avon Grove & Unionville high schools from March 26th through 28th, 2020.  This is a wonderful achievement for these students and quite an honor for them and for all of us here at OJR.  The students are:  Noemi Bender, Will Blackledge, Danny Flogaus, McKinley Frees, Heather Greer, Lillian Heckler, Michael Pezzillo, and Sam Turley.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Now Welcoming 2020-2021 Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten Registration is open!

Owen J. Roberts School District is pleased to introduce the Student online registration process for the 2020-21 school year.  Most of the paperwork required is available electronically.  Please note that Kindergarten students must be age 5 by September 01, 2020 and First Grade students must be age 6 by September 01, 2020. Check out the following link for directions

Counselor Nuding Recognized by College Board

Congratulations to High School Guidance Counselor Mrs. Meghan Nuding!

College Board is pleased to recognize Meghan Nuding from Owen J Roberts HS for the 2019-20 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. Mrs. Nuding was nominated for her exemplary work as a professional school counselor. Meghan received a letter of recognition and lapel pin from College Board during National School Counseling Week, February 3–7.

In addition to receiving the letter and pin, the recognized counselor is profiled on the College Board website, and her nomination has been shared with additional staff in your district.
Lorraine Hastings, Vice President, Counselor Community Engagement, wrote, "It’s an honor to highlight the important work of innovative, results-oriented counselors who are committed to student success and opportunity. Join us in acknowledging this school counselor for their dedication to helping your students."