Thursday, October 25, 2018

Update on the Fall PIAA District 1 Playoffs

From the High School Athletic Office:

The HS Boys Soccer team defeated Downingtown West on Tuesday, 10/23/18 by a score of 2-1 to advance to the Second round of PIAA District 1 Playoffs. The Wildcats will face Lower Merion today, (Thursday, 10/25/2018). Location: Lower Merion High School; Game time 3:00 PM

The HS Girls Field Hockey team defeated Springford last night by a score of 2-0 to advance to the Third Round of PIAA District 1 Playoffs. They will face CB South here at OJR on Wildcat South on Friday, 10/26/2018 – game time 3:45 PM

Reminder, the HS Girls Soccer team start their PIAA District 1 quest tonight against Haverford here at OJR in Wildcat Stadium at 7:00 PM

Good luck and GO WILDCATS!

If a German Expressionist Painted...

Frau Kristine Simmons' 8th grade Middle School class with their "If a German Expressionist Painted a Snowman" mural project, which is now hanging in the back hallway of the Middle School. Be sure to visit it during parent conferences!

Students Visit Local Manufacturing Company

A group of 8th grade students traveled to ONEXia, Inc. in Exton, PA to learn about the manufacturing process.  They conducted interviews and took video that they will use to come back to the classroom and create a video that promotes "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?"  
Their final video will be judged in February and is up against other schools in Chester and Delaware counties.  What's So Cool About Manufacturing is sponsored by the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties.  

Advisors:  Jen Armstrong and Lisa Duffy
Students: Kaila Jakubik, Daniel Greenspan, Aaron Tokay, Connor Spannuth, Xander Massey, Sam Stone, and Dylan Woodgate

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Integrated Fall Fest Fosters New Friendships

Today, the Owen J. Roberts High School and Middle School Best Buddies organizations hosted the fabulous and fun Fall Fest at Wildcat Stadium.

This is an integrated event that incorporates many Best Buddies clubs from the local regional area.  12 other Best Buddies chapters will be attending this event with a total of 185 buddies and close to 300 total people!  The Best Buddies members are in charge of interactive fall and Halloween-inspired stations that promote socialization and physical activity.  It is also a time to meet new friends and to expand friendships within other clubs in the area.  Each group is inter-mingled with different members from other schools so that they can meet new friends.  The buddies run the stations and assist where needed.  

Brave HS Blood Donors

Owen J. Roberts High School students understand that a safe and stable blood supply is predicated by a strong and willing community. Today, Miller-Keystone Blood Center was at the high school for a semi-annual blood drive. More than 100 students and many staff signed up to give blood. In addition to donors, more than 30 student Key Club volunteers helped man the drive assisting and supporting peers.

According to MKBC, “Blood transfusions save more than 4 million Americans each year. From cancer patients to accident victims, premature babies and more, the generosity of blood donors contributes to saving lives right here in our community. Miller-Keystone Blood Center is the only blood supplier to 22 hospitals in our region.”