Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Calling Alumni Trombone Players

The OJR High School Band would like to invite any current or former trombone player to play along with the band at our spring concert in May.  We’ll be playing the famous trombone feature “Lassus Trombone” and I’d like to have as many trombone players as possible join us that night.  It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for a while – the music is not that hard and we’d love to have you join us – it’s going to be fun! 

The date of the concert is Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm in the HS Auditorium.  We will also have a dress rehearsal the night before (Wed, May 10th) starting at 6:00pm in order to run through the piece together. 

If you play trombone and are able to join us, please email Mr. Todd Mengel at TMengel@ojrsd.com for music and additional details.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Orchestra Students Advance

Congratulations to the following Owen J. Roberts High School students, who after a successful re-audition at the PMEA District 12 Orchestra Festival at West Chester University, have advanced to the PMEA Region 6 Orchestra.  

Daniel Horning, 1st place - Trumpet
Daniel DiMarino, 2nd place - Violin,
Emma Flinchbaugh, 2nd place - Flute

Friday, January 27, 2017

West Vincent Staff Cooks for Ronald McDonald House

West Vincent faculty and staff cooked and served a meal for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, a Hospitality Kiosk and Ronald McDonald Camp.

One of the many services that the PRMH provides for the families is the Meal Program. The evening meal is a welcomed relief for families as they return from a long and often exhausting day at the hospital. The dinner not only provides the families with a nutritious meal that might otherwise be skipped, but it also creates an opportunity for families to interact with one another, share their stories, and learn from people who are in similar situations. 

West Vincent staff created a meal consisting of a salad, main entrĂ©e, side dishes of starch and vegetable as well as dessert. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Outstanding Inspection

The Owen J. Roberts Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit received an outstanding grade for their annual inspection today, January 18, 2017. Inspecting Officer, Commander Jimmie Miller USN (Ret) conducted the inspection.
During the ceremonial phase, Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Worley, Superintendent of Schools Michael Christian, High School Principal Richard Marchini and Commander Miller each welcomed parents and spectators.

Commander Miller described the NJROTC program as a citizen's development program focusing on honor courage and commitment. He celebrated parents, Master Guns, and the cadets for their hard work and dedication.
"What is the area manager's priority for you?" he asked cadets. "Have fun!" He explained that this is the one chance to have a high school experience and recommended that each day be remembered with joy and fun.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

School Director Appreciation

In January, school districts across the Commonwealth like to pause and recognize a group of nine individuals in each district who dedicate their time and energies on a volunteer basis to help direct school districts. School Board Directors make the decisions necessary to have environments where students can succeed.
Thank you to the Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors:

Mrs. Kristina J. Barcus   
Mrs. Melissa C. Booth
Mrs. Pamela Clouser Wolfe
Mr. James B. Frees II
Mr. Douglas K. Hughes
Mrs. Lisa A. Huzzard
Mr. William A. Kleinfelter
Mr. William S. LaCoff
Mrs. Heather A. McCreary

Friday, January 13, 2017

New Levels in Music

Congratulations to the following Owen J. Roberts High School students, who after a successful re-audition at the PMEA District 12 Chorus Festival at Penncrest High School, have advanced to the PMEA Region 6 Chorus.  The top 10 of 20 students in each part move forward. 

Daniel DiMarino, 1st place – Bass 1
Rebecca Emery, 1st place – Tenor 1
Michael Maher, 2nd place – Tenor 1
Cassie Marks, 2nd place – Alto 1
Madison Frederick, 4th place – Alto 1
Lucas Gray, 6th place – Bass 1
Cheyenne Hails, 7th place – Soprano 2
Max Gallagher, 8th place – Tenor 1
Robin Mailum, 10th place – Tenor 2

For choral enthusiasts, the concert is at 11 am tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, at Penncrest High School. Tickets are available at the door for $5.