Oley Valley School District
Digital Newsletter -- October 2017
The 2017 Oley Community Fair
OVES Celebrates International Dot Day
Students at OVES celebrated International Dot Day on September 15th. Thanks to our staff at OVES that participated in this fun school wide event. Together we celebrated the book The Dot by Peter H Reynolds.
According to their website http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/, over 10 million people from 170 countries joined our celebration of creativity and decided to MAKE THEIR MARK and change the world!
Students created their own dots in each of the grade levels. Students from Mrs. Usner’s art enrichment class created 3-D dots using the app Quiver.
OVES Donations Arrive in Texas!
The Golden Acres Elementary School and Catherine Bethke Elementary School in Texas received their supplies donated by OVES staff, students, and community. The staff and communities in those two school districts are very thankful and appreciative of the generosity and kindness shown by the Oley Valley community. A big thank you to Elite trucking for shipping the supplies to Texas.
New Afterschool Program Comes to OVMS
On Monday, October 2, 2017 the Oley Valley Middle School, in partnering with the Tri Valley YMCA, opened its YMCA afterschool program. This program is free for middle school students to attend. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. The program’s home base is in a Middle School classroom.
The program will offer a wide variety of typical program activities including study time, games, art projects, etc. The program will also use school resources to offer unique opportunities for enrichment. These include regular sessions in the Middle School’s new ViewMaster Virtual Reality Lab, a monthly writers workshop given by a published novelist (and OVMS English teacher), organized sports/games/activities run by OVMS physical education teachers as well as community service opportunities both on and off-campus.
The program can also serve as a supplement to other school programs already in place. While we cannot provide transportation for students who stay after school, students can sign-in to the Y-Program when the school activity is completed. The Middle School offers afterschool tutoring from 2:30-3:30pm Monday through Thursday. Some students stay after for Jazz Band or Select Chorus. The program is there if they cannot be picked up until later.
While the program is brand new, we anticipate rapid growth. We greatly appreciate all of the support provided in getting this program started. Superintendent Dr. Tracy Shank and OVCEF Executive Director (and school board member) Mrs. Joanne Ewing were instrumental in ensuring that this program got off the ground. Many thanks to the Oley Valley Community Education Foundation and to the United Way for providing funding for this program. Thanks also to the Tri Valley YMCA staff for working with the Oley Valley Middle School.
This program is provided at no cost to parents. Parents must, however, complete a registration form for child to attend. Forms can be obtained from the district website, from the Middle School Facebook page or from the main office. Donations are accepted. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Mr. Dan Marks, Middle School Principal at 610-987-4100, ext. 4308.
OVHS Celebrates Homecoming Week
9th Grade Students Learn About Career Opportunities
Thank you to the BBEC and their business partners for sponsoring this opportunity.
OVHS Students Perform at Naturalization Ceremony
Click here for the WFMZ article which covered the ceremony.
For Athletic Schedules & Information visit www.ovlynx.org
For directions on where Berks County High Schools and Middle Schools play their home contests please visit www.bciaa.org. Please note that clicking on an opponent on www.ovlynx.org will only give you directions to the opposing school’s High School, which is not necessarily where they play their contests.
Follow the Athletic Department on Twitter @OVLynx for varsity scores and live playoff updates each season.
Fall sports are starting to wrap up with most playoffs starting October 14th. Stay tuned for post-season honors and playoff achievements!
Winter HS sports will start on November 17th; MS Winter sports will start on November 28th. Signups for Winter sports will take place during lunch periods the week of October 23rd. All Winter Physical Packets and Recertification forms will be due to the Athletic Office by Friday, November 10th.
Class and Varsity Jacket order forms can be picked up in the Athletic Office. All orders are due by Friday, October 13th. Sample jackets can be tried on in the Athletic Office for sizing purposes. All jackets ordered will arrive before the December Holidays!
The Athletic Booster Club is selling PA Lottery Daily Number Raffle Tickets. Each ticket has 5 daily numbers on it and cost $10. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please see a Fall Student-Athlete or contact the Athletic Office.
Upcoming Athletic Booster Club Meeting:
Thursday, October 12th @ 7:00
*All meetings will be held in the High School Cafeteria
2017 Angel Tree Project
If you are interested in donating to this program please contact Mrs. Deb Bernecker via phone at 610-987-4100 ext 1191 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in need of donations and would like to be an Angel Tree recipient please contact Deb Bernecker at the contact information listed above. All requests for donations will remain confidential.
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.
Dr. Jeffrey F. Zackon 5K Memorial Run & Walk
Important Upcoming Events
- 10/9/17 -- In Service -- Schools Closed
- 10/11/17 -- Buildings & Grounds Worker Appreciation Day
- 10/11/17 -- PSAT
- 10/11/17 -- School Board Combined Committee Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 10/12/17 -- MS PTSO Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 10/12/17 -- Athletic Booster Club Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 10/15/17 -- National School Bus Safety Week
- 10/16/17 -- MS Picture Retakes
- 10/17/17 -- ES Picture Retakes
- 10/18/17 -- School Board Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 10/19/17 -- ES Parent Discussion Meeting -- 6:30PM
- 10/19/17 -- Secondary Transition Night -- 7:00PM
- 10/20/17 -- ES School Store
- 10/20/17 -- 9th Grade BCTC Visit
- 10/22/17 -- Red Ribbon Week
- 10/24/17 -- ES PTO Meeting -- 6:30PM
- 10/27/17 -- End of Quarter 1 (OVHS)
- 10/27/17 -- 7th & 8th Grade Dance -- 7:00PM
- 10/27/17 -- ES Halloween Parade
- 10/27/17 -- ES Movie Night 7:00PM
- 10/28/17 -- ACT Assessment
- 10/30/17 -- Start of Quarter 2 (OVHS)
- 10/31/17 -- Halloween
- 11/1/17 -- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- 11/3/17 -- MS School Store
- 11/3/17 -- ES Make-It, Take-It
- 11/4/17 -- SAT Assessment
- 11/5/17 -- Daylight Savings Time Ends
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!
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 vacancies:
Middle School Special Education
HS Math (LTS)
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following job opportunities:
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following substitute vacancies:
Substitute Certified Teachers
Substitute Instructional Assistants
Substitute Licensed Practical Nurses
Substitute Dining Services
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following coaching vacancies:
MS Asst. Girls Basketball
HS Asst. Cheerleading
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.