Oley Valley School District
Digital Newsletter -- April 2017
Students & Parents Learn About Cyber Safety
Spanish Club Students Visit OVES
Mrs. Muriel’s fifth grade recently added a new student who spoke no English and whose first language was Spanish. Her students expressed an interest in learning to communicate with the new student. It was this interest that sparked a series of events that lead to a six-week mini course during Cub Club period taught by 4th year Spanish high school students.
Twelve seniors in Señora Owles Spanish Level Four class volunteered to go to the Elementary School after their own school day was over, once a week for 6 weeks and give 60 elementary school children some basic instruction in Spanish. The program seems to be beneficial thus far and has met with a positive and enthusiastic response from all those involved.
Article submitted by Mrs. Owles, OVHS Spanish Teacher
Safety Patrol Comes to OVES
New safety patrol members participated in a training orientation on March 10th and began their service on Monday, March 20th. A special thank you to AAA for sponsoring the uniforms.
Several Activity Nights a Success at OVES
On March 2, the OVES hosted Family Math & Reading Night. Over 100 students and parents attended and included a variety of exciting hands on activities in the multi-purpose room. Additionally, the PTO book fair was open that evening for purchases.
On March 9, the OVES hosted Family Fitness Night. Almost 200 parents and students attended this event which included a variety of vendors, activities, and healthy snacks. Additionally participants were able to participate in physical activity stations which promoted healthy and fun living.
Thank you to our teacher committees for organizing and facilitating these great events.
OVES STEM PROGRAM VIDEO
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open
Click here to access registration documents.
Day of Service at Hope Rescue Mission
OVMS Students Took Crowds 'Under the Sea' with The Little Mermaid
OVMS Students Participate in the Annual Poetry Slam
On February 28th, students in Ms. Cooper and Ms. Russell's ELA classes participated in the annual Poetry Slam. Students composed, practiced, performed - and sometimes even memorized - their pieces in front of their shared classes.
This event was a very emotional and empowering one, as many students wrote about very personal issues. The assignment was worked on for about three weeks prior to the event, and students put their heart and soul into their works.
Article submitted by Ms. Stormy Russell, MS ELA Teacher
OVHS Students Celebrate Read Across America Day
On March 2, 1998, people participated in the first National Read Across America Day. The National Education Association’s goal was to get kids of all ages excited about reading.
This year, students enrolled in Mrs. Stephanie Kallis’ English II CP classes and students registered in Mrs. Marlaina Schlegel’s BCIU Early Intervention classes celebrated National Read Across America Day with a collaborative activity. The tenth graders visited the Early Intervention Center and read to the students in an effort to promote the value and enjoyment of literacy.
Alysha Ulrich, tenth grader, made the following observation: “I loved reading to the kids for Read Across America Day. So may of us have grown accustomed to the atmosphere of high school, and I think being with the children was as fun for us as it was for them. It was refreshing and entertaining. I would love to do this more often!”
English II CP student Lindsey Williamson commented, “I thought it was a great experience. I got to read to a very shy little boy who started to break out of his shell and point to the pictures in the book and smile by the end of our visit.”
Josh Wrubleski remarked, "Not only did we have a fun time together, we also learned a lot from each other."
Based on student remarks, National Read Across America Day 2017 was a success!
Article submitted by Mrs. Stephanie Kallis, OVHS ELA Teacher
OVHS Students Participate in Speech Contest
On Saturday, March 18th, five Oley Valley High School students advised by Mrs. Stephanie Kallis competed in the annual Reading Rotary 4 Way Test Speech Contest. Savannah Martincic, Jared Mazeika, Alysha Ulrich, Jennifer Wagner, and Ataya Woodard each prepared a 5-7 minute speech on a topic of his or her choice. The purpose of the speech was to address an ethical problem using the principles of the 4 Way Test.
Earning first place honors and $100.00, Ataya Woodard advanced to the regional level that will be held on April 22nd at Kutztown University. Alysha Ulrich earned second place and $75.00, and Jennifer Wagner took third place and $50.00.
Congratulations to all of the students for participating in this extracurricular opportunity and performing exceptionally well.
OVHS Students Participate in Music Festivals
Congratulations to the following students for qualifying to the PMEA All State Orchestra Festival which will be held this April in Erie:
SAT SCORES THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTY!
More information regarding these scores can be found by clicking here for an article written by the Reading Eagle.
For Athletic Schedules & Information visit www.ovlynx.org
Follow the Athletic Department on Twitter @OVLynx for varsity scores and live playoff updates each season.
Despite uncooperative weather, spring sports are off to a great start! For up-to-date game and practice schedules please visit the athletic website. Also don’t forget to sign up for schedule change alerts on the website to be notified when the spring weather forces changes to the schedules.
Fall 2017 sport signups will take place during lunch periods at the end of April. All students should listen to morning announcements for the exact date and make sure that they sign-up during the lunch signups. Physical packets for the 2017-2018 school year will be given when students signup, and any student who is only planning on playing a Winter or Spring sport next year should also pick up a physical packet. All physicals for the 2017-2018 school year must be completed after June 1, 2017. This year we will hold our sport physicals on Thursday, June 1st. More information on the school sport physicals will be included in the packet received when students signup. We will have new physician coverage this year for the sport physicals that will allow us to make the process quicker. No gender-specific exams will take place (no hernia checks) and we will again assign specific times when students return their physical packets. Attending the school sports physicals is the easiest way to ensure your child is cleared to participate in a sport for the 2017-2018 school year!
Calling All Veterans...
Please send or e-mail a photo, first name, last name, graduating year, armed forces branch, years of service and theater of operation to:
Oley Valley Middle School
3247 Friedensburg Road
Oley, PA 19547
or email Dan Marks with the information.
If you do not have a photo to give us, please stop by the Oley Valley Middle School so we may take a digital image of your photo.
Thank you for your service!
Oley Valley Community Education Foundation
The Oley Valley Community Education Foundation's mission is "To enhance educational opportunities for the students, residents, employees, and alumni of the Oley Valley School District while encouraging community support and participation."
OVCEF has provided our students and teachers with activities and tools including Promethean Interactive Whiteboards, scholarships, and the mobile Ag lab.
Click here for more information and ways to donate toward this great organization.
Looking for Bus Drivers!
The Quigley Bus Service is looking for school bus and van drivers for the Oley Valley School District. Part-time positions are available driving morning, afternoon or both. Quigley will train new drivers.
Apply in person on weekdays between 9:00AM-5:00PM at 326 Main Street, Bally, PA.
Oley Valley Employment Opportunities
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following certificated vacancy:
Extended School Year Teachers
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following job opportunities:
Full Time 260 Day Custodial
Extended School Year Life Skills Assistants/Substitute Assistants
Extended School Year Learning Support Assistants/Substitute Assistants
Extended School Year Nurse/Substitute Nurse
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following substitute openings:
Substitute Certified Teachers
Substitute Instructional Assistants
Substitute Licensed Practical Nurses
Substitute Dining Services
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following coaching vacancies:
Important Upcoming Events
- 4/10/17 -- Schools Open -- Snow Make Up Day
- 4/11/17 -- Schools Open -- Snow Make Up Day
- 4/12/17 - 4/17/17 -- Schools Closed
- 4/19/17 -- 10th Grade Parent Night -- 6:30PM
- 4/19/17 -- School Board Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 4/24/17 - 4/28/17 -- PSSA Math Window Grades 3-8
- 4/25/17 -- School Board Finance Meeting
- 4/25/17 -- ES PTO Meeting -- 6:30PM
- 4/26/17 -- Administrative Professionals Day
- 4/26/17 -- ES Art Show -- 6:30PM
- 4/28/17 -- ES PTO Movie Night -- 7:00PM
- 5/1/17 - 5/5/17 -- PSSA Science Window Grades 4 & 8
- 5/1/17 -- AP Exams (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology)
- 5/2/17 -- Teacher Appreciation Day
- 5/3/17 -- AP English Literature Exam
- 5/4/17 -- ES Parent Discussion Meeting -- 6:30 PM
- 5/5/17 -- School Lunch Hero Day
- 5/5/17 -- AP US History Exam
- 5/5/17 -- MS School Store
- 5/5/17 -- MS Courtyard Dance -- 7:00PM
Oley Valley School District Board of Directors
Stephen S. Burns, President
David Pollock, Jr., Vice-President
Carl J. Kubitz, Jr., Treasurer
Joanne Ewing, Board Member
Christopher Hannum, Board Member
Robert Heckman, Board Member
Darrell L. Markley, Ed.D., Board Member
Ralph Richard, Board Member
Dawn Zackon, Board Member
Maria Jones, Board Secretary (non-member)
John Stott, Esquire, Board Solicitor
Oley Valley School District
The Oley Valley School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression and prohibits Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or practice in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. Compliance issues/questions should be directed to the Office of the Superintendent.