Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hot Chocolate Run

Yes, there will be chocolate!

Yes, there will be FUN!!!!!

 This run benefits two amazing organizations, the Best Buddies Club and the Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation. We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Annual Free Concert & Tea

Get into the spirit of the season by joining the High School Anchor Club and High School Music Department on Monday, Dec. 10 at OJR High School, 901 Ridge Road, for:

·         A concert by talented high school musicians
·         Student-served beverages & desserts prepared by Chartwells Catering

Please RSVP by Dec. 3 to Ms. Sheila McIntyre, or 610-469-5663

*Inclement weather date December 11

Monday, November 26, 2018

Burn off the Bird

East Coventry Elementary School has a fun annual campaign called Burning Off the Bird to inspire leading a healthy lifestyle. The week after Thanksgiving, the entire student body is intentional in getting in extra steps. Today, Principal Oswald visited all classrooms to introduce the walking challenge. Mrs. Jordan came along to promote a focus on healthy eating as well!

Mrs. Mitchell marked a new Burn off the Bird walking path course in the hallways of the brand new building. 

Each homeroom class will take one round trip walk in the hallway each day and Mrs. Mitchell will add a one round trip loop during her PE class with each class.  This will total one mile for the week.

Principal Oswald (aka Turkey) & Mrs. Jordan distributed mile marker cut out sneakers to students this morning.  The sparkly turkey got the full attention of students (and teachers)!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

JROTC Drill Competition Included Eleven Teams from Four States

Owen J. Roberts NJROTC hosted a drill competition here at the high school on November 3rd. There were eleven units with more than 300 students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Southern Delaware. The day-long competition included inspections, armed/unarmed marching drills, and athletic contests. 

Athletic competitions included Troll Under the Bridge
The final competition involved all 300 cadets on the floor for individual competition. A drill sergeant called commands and each cadet must exhibit skills of discipline, bearing, snap, command, and control to follow each command and in order to remain in the competition. The competition continues until only one cadet remains standing.

Knockout Drill

Monday, November 19, 2018

Record PMEA Placements

Combined Chorus and Instrumental Auditions

Held Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bayard Rustin HS, West Chester

Congratulations to the following students:

CHOIR: As a result of successful scores at the PMEA District 12 Choir auditions on Saturday at Bayard Rustin HS, the following students will be representing OJRHS at the PMEA D12 Choir Festival from February 7-9, 2019 at West Chester University:

Michael Maher, 1st Place - Tenor 2
Isabelle Moes, 2nd Place - Alto 1
Joshua DiMarino, 4th Place - Bass 1
Lily Leighton, 6th Place - Soprano 2
Robin Mailum, 7th Place - Tenor 2
Jillian Birkbeck, 14th Place - Soprano 1
Wyeth Casperite, 14th Place - Tenor 2
Katarina Bobo, 16th Place - Alto 1

Hundreds of students auditioned.  The top 20 in each vocal part qualify for the District 12 Choir.  

ORCHESTRA: As a result of successful scores at the PMEA District 12 Orchestra auditions on Saturday at Bayard Rustin HS, the following students will be representing OJRHS at the PMEA D12 Orchestra Festival from January 10-12, 2019 at Ridley High School.

1. Devyn Engle - Horn
2. Matilde Heckler - 1st Violin
3.Rebecca Kucharik - Percussion
4. Lane Magness - Bass
5.Jack Pezzillo - Horn
6. Samuel Turley - Trombone
7. Anya Winemiller - 2nd Violin

BAND: Eleven students qualified for PMEA District Band Festival this year which will be held here at OJRHS from January 24-26, 2019.  This is the most students that OJR has ever sent to the festival and a tremendous honor for them and for all of us here at OJR.  The students are:

Noemi Bender – Clarinet
Cullen Buettler – Trombone
Devyn Engle – French Horn
McKinley Frees – Contra Clarinet
Michael Kronengold – Trombone
Dan Kucharik – Percussion
Dylan Monteiro – Tenor Saxophone
Jack Pezzillo – French Horn
Kelly Smolik – Flute
Sam Turley – Trombone
Matilde Heckler – Piano
Owen J. Roberts had more high school students in total qualify for district band, district orchestra, and district chorus than any other participating PMEA District 12 competing high school!