Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Upbeat Strings FOX Sports Theme

Merrill Reese Calls "Keys to the Concert"

Merrill Reese, the voice of the Philadelphia Eagles, called “The Keys to the Concert” on Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 p.m. in the OJR Middle School Auditorium.

Mr. Reese has roots in Pottstown (WPAZ). We invited him to visit during Owen J. Roberts Upbeat Strings Orchestra Camp for students in grades 3-6. This year’s camp set list is comprised of all sports-related songs including the Eagles Victory Song. While he was unable to make a personal appearance, he provided students with a 1.5 minute audio of his “KEYS TO THE CONCERT”.

Keys to the Concert excerpt:

“The kids then leave their section and all hit the field, at the same time. This is where it gets tricky. You’ve got cellists running their route of eighth notes right as the drummers are laying down a steady beat. They’ve got to keep the group together as the violins are dancing up the sidelines making the big play. It’s a TOUCHDOWN for the orchestra when the big moment happens when the kids as all come together to make music that audience can move their feet to.”

Video of Fox Sports Theme

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June 2015 Recognitions

The Board of School Directors recognized the following students at the public meeting on June 22, 2015

Congratulations to the following members of DECA who competed in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL:

Laura Bauernschmidt, Alex Bendyk, Sam Bolig, Richard Brigandi, Rachel Brobst, Siena Carroll, Ryan Dede, Maggie Duffy, Mark Dyer, Eliza Fitch, Ethan Gelting, Andrew Griffin, Conner Harlow, Emily Haverstick, Katie Higgins, Ryan Knox, Tyler McGee, Ryan Michener, Brooke Miller, Emerson Odagis, Caroline Rajtik, Annie Reisenwitz, Conner Ruyak, Maddie Sager, Eliza Stoner, Emily Stoner, Danielle Wood

Thanks to Coach Burtnett for his dedication to these students!
Congratulations to the high school girls softball team for winning the PIAA District 1 AAAA Championship and qualifying to play in PIAA State Tournament:

Samantha Garritano, Camryn Glenn, Kylie Glenn, Graceton Griffith, Bridget Guinan, Avery Hart, Rylie Hijosh, Emily Jackson, Annaliese Long, Nicole MacMullin, Maggie Milantoni, Sydney Schnarrs, Emily Shaheen, Regan Sigourney, Brianna Smith, Cayla Snyder, Darby Stuart, Nicole Testa, Alissa Vining, Lauryn Wensel

Thanks to Coach Kirby and Assistant Coaches Mr. Schwab and Ms. Beaver for their dedication to the team.
Congratulations to the high school boys baseball team for qualifying to play in PIAA Districts and States:

Alexander Condello, Grant Fitzsimmons, Ethan Gallagher, Corey Hennessey, Griffin Hensley, Robert Himes, Eric Keppel, Jacob Leclerc, Blake McCourt, Collin McCourt, Riley McGinley, Dawson Stuart, Nathaniel Tomlin, Christopher Weaver, Dylan Wisen, Joseph Zgleszewski
Thanks to Coach Gilbert and Assistant Coaches Mr. Nesley, Mr. Brewer and Mr. Clemens for their dedication to the team.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aqua Squad Meets Alumnus Congressman Costello

The East Vincent e-Cybermission team, the Aqua Squad, met Congressman Ryan Costello in Washington D.C. yesterday as part of their tour for the National e-Cybermission competition. The team was especially excited to learn that Congressman Costello was an alumnus of both East Vincent Elementary School and Owen J. Roberts High School.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EV Aqua Squad in DC

You can support the East Vincent Aqua Squad by VOTING for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD on Thursday, June 18, 2015 between 1:30 – 8:00 pm at

Three East Vincent students and their teacher, Ms. Carrie Mitton, are visiting the National Mall and museums as part of a 5-day, all-expenses paid experience sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. They won the trip as part of their success in the e-Cybermission contest. The team, the Aqua Squad, won the state title and then took top prize in regionals. The sight-seeing paves the way to the national competition and awards ceremony.

The students set out to prove that the drinking water in the school fountains was not only safe to drink, but eh economically responsible choice over bottled water.

Students have been featured in the Reading Eagle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pottstown Mercury, Fox 29 Weekend and today on PHL 17 Eyeopener News!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Middle School students had a packed day today. The Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show kicked off the day with their special brand of science. Students received their yearbooks and celebrated with water ice. They watched a rocket launch, had opportunities to interact with local scientists and engineers, and shared some of their physics and science projects with one another.