Thursday, January 29, 2015

Strong Showing at MCCC




Montgomery County Community College is hosting the 2nd Annual Tri-County High School Art Show, Mixed Media, Wednesday, January 20, 2015 to Friday, February 27, 2015. The Fine Arts Studio is housed in the former Kiwi Shoe Polish Factory. Warm wooden floors, exposed brick walls and high ceilings give the studio ambiance that would be welcomed in absolutely any upscale location. The venue is a reputable backdrop for the display of fine art and the high school show does not fall short; it is worth a visit as a break from the bitter cold.

Students from public, parochial and private schools throughout the tri-county area were invited to participate in the exhibition. The artwork features a variety of subjects and styles in an array of media. College art faculty members judged the artwork.
The "Meet the Artists" Reception on January 28, 2015 featured an awards ceremony bringing recognition to the creators of 15 of the 175 pieces on display. Owen J. Roberts students had a strong showing of inspiring pieces of art in many mediums walking away with 6 of the 15 awards given.

OJRHS Art teacher Ms. Tracey Schiavello was moved by the level of work the students have produced thus far this year. "I say it every year," exclaimed Schiavello, "but I truly am amazed and inspired that the bar continues to go up on the quality of work our students produce--gallery level work!"

Julianna Clark
"Ganesha"
Mixed Media

Sarah Berkey
“Blue”
Charcoal

Tess VanDerWerf
“Sense to Senses”
Charcoal

Juliana Clark
“Tess”
Oil

David Snyder
“Life is big”
Self Portrait

Jennifer Miller
“kimono”
Fabric

 Fine Arts Center Gallery
West Campus, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown
Gallery Hours: M-TR, 8 AM-9:30 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM



Sarah Berkey

Tess VanDerWerf
“Sense to Senses”
Charcoal

Jennifer Miller
“kimono”
Fabric


David Snyder
“Life is big”
Self Portrait

2015-2016 District Calendar Approved

The 2015-2016 School Calendar was approved by the Owen J. Roberts School District Board of School Directors on January 28, 2015. The calendar is available for download on the district website.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Science Research Supporters

Encouragement for budding scientists comes from many directions at Owen J. Roberts School District. Students are supported by family, school and community.


Community and parent volunteers with professions in the fields of science and engineering report to the Board of Directors about the positive experience of supporting students with science research


At the Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015, Dr. Heidi Lehmann, K-12 Science and Technology Supervisor, introduced a small sampling of the many community and school supporters for the district's science research program.
Many professionals from local/regional science organizations were present including representatives from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Glaxo Smith Kline and Lockheed Martin gave testimony to the importance of students being able to experience science and engineering.


There were several Science Research Coordinators in attendance at that meeting who spoke to the coordination of the exhibit and program.  Building-level coordinators work with the Dr. Lehmann and the building principal to develop, implement, and evaluate their school’s science fair.
Our coordinators work alongside our student scientists by providing competition guidelines, allocating equipment and expertise, as well as encouragement to stretch and challenge learning.



But the real work is done by budding scientists who take their curiosity to a level that may be analyzed and reported upon. Science research allows students a hands-on approach to learning in areas that the student finds relevant.
Behind the scenes judging



Science Research events are well attended. Pictured is a recent event at North Coventry Elementary

Owen J. Roberts' young scientists have been displaying and sharing results of their research throughout the month of January at our various elementary schools and middle school. Science Research Competitions showcase student projects and provide a forum for friendly competition. Several students from each school have been selected to represent our district at the Chester County level and potentially move to regional competition.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teen Jean Collection

The High School Key Club, along with students Nicole Chermak and Emily Vance, are working to collect gently used denims for those in need. Jeans may be brought to the high school.