Friday, March 31, 2017

World Language Honor Societies Induction

On March 30, 2017, Owen J. Roberts High School students were inducted into the
Société honoraire de français, the Delta Epsilon Phi German Honor Society, the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, pledging their dedication to language excellence.

Alyssa LaBella Honored as Widener Leader

Congratulations to Alyssa LaBella, who has been selected to receive the High School Leadership Award – a $20,000 scholarship to Widener University over four years as an undergraduate.

This awards program is designed to recognize high school students in the region, like Alyssa, 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 recognized Alyssa’s for
spearheading a campaign to raise personal care items for an orphanage in Haiti, making a difference in the world in a significant way

Check out Alyssa LaBella's achievement on the Widener University website:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Family Strong Movie Night

OJR Elementary School 
Family Movie Night!
Watch a current movie where the heroine overcomes great odds to save her village....

Where: High School Auditorium
When: March 31st, doors will open at 6:30 P.M., and the movie will begin at 7 P.M.
-Admission is FREE
-Snacks will be available for sale at a brief intermission
-Games, face painting, and Basket Raffle!
*All children must be accompanied by an adult*

*Talk it out! Handouts and resources on Resilience (the ability to find resources to thrive during times of high stress) will be provided by the OJR Wellness Council.

Questions? email

Citadel Awards Carrie Mitton

On March 24, 2017, at East Vincent Elementary School, Citadel representatives awarded Ms. Carrie Mitton her second Citadel Heart of Learning Finalist Award for Owen J. Roberts School District. Ms. Mitton was also an awardee for Owen J. Roberts in 2011.
The Citadel Heart of Learning Award was developed by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit 16 years ago to recognize, reward, and thank the outstanding teachers we have in Chester County. The program has grown in such popularity that Citadel receives thousands of heartfelt nominations each year. 
Principal Dr. Cheryl Bell with Citadel representatives surprise Ms. Mitton
East Vincent Elementary students surrounded Ms. Mitton as she humbly accepted the award. Nominations for Ms. Mitton described a dedicated, energetic, and encouraging teacher, “born to teach”. One nomination read, “We want the school to know what a treasure you have in this teacher as an instructor and within the district.” 
Ms. Mitton will receive a $500 award to purchase supplies or other items for her classroom. “We are so proud to honor teachers like Carrie Mitton with the Citadel Heart of Learning Award,” said Abby Brooks, Manager, Citadel. “It’s evident from the nominations we received that Carrie is dedicated to making learning a fun experience, ensuring the success of her students, and going above and beyond the standard teaching requirements.”

In May, finalists from all school districts in Chester County will gather at the banquet for final awards. This year, Citadel and the CCIU worked to create fun, "candid-camera" videos to be aired during the Citadel Heart of Learning Awards Banquet in May. Congratulations on this recognition, Ms. Carrie Mitton.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Students Shine at Best Buddies Ball

This weekend, students in the Life Skills and Community Connections Program, along with numerous adult volunteers and Best Buddies members, attended the Best Buddies Ball at the Double Tree Hilton in Valley Forge.  It was a fun-filled event!  Students had a blast dancing, eating, singing, and celebrating life and friendship.  Candis Wiese, Life Skills Support Teacher, said, "We feel so lucky to be a  part of this amazing organization!!!" Owen J. Roberts High School was awarded "Most Dedicated Chapter". Congratulations, Best Buddies!

"Best Buddies is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of  people with disabilities. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society."