Friday, February 21, 2020

Synchronized Swim Teaches Cooperation


Learning the basic fundamentals of swimming during PE class assures that students are engaging in a safe aquatic experience. Having our children becomming swim safe is a life lesson for which our community can be proud. Not only will proper aquatic training teach your child how to swim -- training and water safety helps save lives.

Students learn to float, hold their breath properly underwater, and other starting points for learning the basics of how to paddle, swim and participate in aquatic activities. The American Council on Exercise suggests that children and teenagers should have up to 60 minutes of exercise each day. Swimming works most muscle groups in the body, improving flexibility and increasing muscle strength. It's a life-long activity.




Instructors Lindsay Staufenberg and Suzy Snyder at Owen J. Roberts Middle School, also teach students how to work collaboratively and develop an end team-project with their synchronized swimming lessons and friendly competition. Students must select music and develop a routine to perform.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 2020 School Board Meeting Highlights

PMEA Regional Band Selections

Congratulations to eight OJR High School band members who qualified for the PMEA Regional Band Festival which will is being co-hosted by Avon Grove & Unionville high schools from March 26th through 28th, 2020.  This is a wonderful achievement for these students and quite an honor for them and for all of us here at OJR.  The students are:  Noemi Bender, Will Blackledge, Danny Flogaus, McKinley Frees, Heather Greer, Lillian Heckler, Michael Pezzillo, and Sam Turley.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Now Welcoming 2020-2021 Kindergarten Students


Kindergarten Registration is open!

Owen J. Roberts School District is pleased to introduce the Student online registration process for the 2020-21 school year.  Most of the paperwork required is available electronically.  Please note that Kindergarten students must be age 5 by September 01, 2020 and First Grade students must be age 6 by September 01, 2020. Check out the following link for directions https://www.ojrsd.com/domain/930

Counselor Nuding Recognized by College Board

Congratulations to High School Guidance Counselor Mrs. Meghan Nuding!

College Board is pleased to recognize Meghan Nuding from Owen J Roberts HS for the 2019-20 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. Mrs. Nuding was nominated for her exemplary work as a professional school counselor. Meghan received a letter of recognition and lapel pin from College Board during National School Counseling Week, February 3–7.

In addition to receiving the letter and pin, the recognized counselor is profiled on the College Board website, and her nomination has been shared with additional staff in your district.
Lorraine Hastings, Vice President, Counselor Community Engagement, wrote, "It’s an honor to highlight the important work of innovative, results-oriented counselors who are committed to student success and opportunity. Join us in acknowledging this school counselor for their dedication to helping your students."

Leap into Generosity



                                     Contact:
                                                                                Cindy Hutcheson 
                                                                                                OJREF Executive Director                                                                                                     chutcheson@ojref.org                                                                                                         773-544-6080


HELP THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF OJR SCHOOL DISTRICT BY NOT ATTENDING THE OJR EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
OJREF Hoping to Raise Funds by Encouraging
Online & Mail Donations on Leap Day
(February 16, 2020): The Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation (OJREF), through donor’s generosity, is hoping to fund valuable mini-grants to impact the lives of Owen J. Roberts School District (OJRSD) students. To support OJRSD’s mission and vision, the OJREF would like you to take a non-traditional approach to giving by forgoing attending a pricey event and, instead, donating to the Foundation. Donations can be made at www.ojref.org.
Because February 29th comes around only every four years, the OJREF is using this bonus day as a reason to be EXTRA generous. The OJREF will use the generosity to provide mini-grants to the OJRSD community for technology, library materials, musical instruments, innovative educational resources and much more.
Donations can be made at www.ojref.org or mailed to OJR Education Foundation, Attn: Non-Event Fundraiser, PO Box 127, St. Peter’s, PA 19470. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at chutcheson@ojref.org.
The Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3)charity that operates independently from the district and is dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy to support educational innovation and the Mission of the OJRSD.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Students Facilitate Be the Match

Maddie and Sophia present to the North Coventry Elementary School PTO

Maddie and Sophia spreading the word outside of Kolb's Dairy Store in Spring City
Three Owen J. Roberts High School students are working on a project to add members to the registry that may help a patient in need of blood stem cell or marrow donation. Maddi Braun, Sophia Ferrizzi and Chase Wiedl, OJR International Baccalaureate students, get the word out by presenting to parent groups, attending wellness fairs, and even setting up information tables at local businesses. BeTheMatch.org

The students learned that thousands of patients with blook cancers like leukemia or other diseases such as sickle cell anemia need a marrow transplanat to survive. Many patients don't have a fully matched donor in their family. Patients and their familyies depend on Be the Match Registry.

Mock Trial Team Advances

Congratulations to the Owen J. Roberts Mock Trial team. OJR is the only team to have won both of their first trials, out of 17 registered teams. The team will be in the District semi-finals sometime later this month. #OJRProud

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ten Students to Compete in Tri-County Exhibitiion


We are proud to share than alumnus Avae Busch, Class of 2019 and previous OJR AP STUDIO ART student created the art used for the art show promotional piece!

Ten Owen J. Roberts High School Artists will be featured at this year's JURIED show, the 7th Annual Tri-County High School Exhibition and Competition at West Campus in Pottstown. The show highlights the best of high school student work from Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. Exhibition dates are February 18 - March 18.


Please join us in congratulating these students who will be exhibiting artwork:
Katrina Subick
Felicia Wolfer
Haley O'Donnell
Claire Feltenberger
Robert Tranter
Hailey Quinn
Matilde Heckler
Katie Gerber
Brooke Dietrich
Claire Cathers
 

We are also excited to announce that for the first time, Owen J. Roberts High School artists WILL ALSO EXHIBIT AT MCCC'S BLUE BELL CAMPUS IN MARCH!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Children's Musical Workshop


Do you have a 2nd - 6th grader interested in the theater arts? Well, this is their opportunity to be mentored by some of the cast members of the OJRHS - High School Musical production. Workshop help at OJRHS on 2/29/20.