Oley Valley School District
Digital Update -- February 2017
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OVHS & OVMS Students Find Their SPARC!
During the event students were able to visit representatives from BB&T, East Penn Manufacturing, Albright College, Ursinus College, Reading Area Community College, Kutztown University, Penn State University, the US Army and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
Students were also able to participate in mock interviews, how to keep/lose a job challenge, a tie tying demonstration, a dress for success demonstration and they were able to create their own SPARC, identifying what careers they were interested in pursuing after high school.
Heather Adams, from BCTV was the keynote speaker, sharing pertinent information about the skills needed to acquire and retain employment and how to translate those experiences into a career.
Thank you to the OVHS and OVMS School Counselors for organizing the day's events.
Creativity That Helps Others
During the holiday season in art class, third grade students created designs that shared their love of art in a poster design. The poster designs were voted on by the entire third grade and one design was chosen from each homeroom. The winning designs were printed on bags that were filled with art supplies, donated by third grade students and parents. The bags were delivered to Opportunity House in Reading, just in time for Christmas. Not only did the students participate in a drawing contest to determine the top designs to be placed on the bags but they also learned about giving in the process. With this lesson, they shared their love for art and for giving!
Article submitted by Mrs. Andrea Usner, Elementary Art Teacher
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open
Click here to access registration documents.
The annual PTO Princess Ball was held on Friday, January 20, 2017. There were many smiling faces by both dads and daughters at this event.
OVES Students have been working hard to earn PAWS cards.
Great job and keep up the hard work!
- 5000 Mismatch/Fashion Emergency Day
- 7000 Extra Recess
- 9000 Movie
Great job and keep up the hard work!
OVMS Students Compete in Geography Bee
Seventh and eighth grade Social Studies students recently completed the first round of the National Geography Bee at OVMS. Classroom winners were determined after answering seven rounds of trivia questions related to U.S. states & capitals, oceans, native wildlife, and foreign countries. These talented winners moved onto a second round of competition involving similar questions. On Friday, January 27, eighth grader, Zain Wegman, was named the school winner and seventh grader, Kristina Kauffman, earned the first runner-up title. Zain will move onto a third round of competition during which he will take an online geography test. His score will earn him a ranking among other students in Pennsylvania and put him in line to earn a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands! Congratulations to Zain and all our participants!
Article submitted by Mrs. Anne Nigrini, MS Social Studies Teacher
Art Teacher Recognized
German Language Classes Have A Busy First Semester
German students have been very busy this fall. German I has been learning the vocabulary for free time activities and how to construct thoughts into comprehensible German sentences.
German II has concentrated on fashion and held a very dynamic fashion show just before Thanksgiving.
German III is now capable of speaking in the past tense and constructed children’s books about a favorite past event.
German IV worked really hard on including adjectives in their speaking and writing and has just concluded a unit on German artists. They can now describe the paintings auf Deutsch!
Extracurricular activities have included cookie and advent calendar sales, a trip to the Reading Liederkranz for dinner and dancing, celebrating Sankt Nikolustag and the construction of gingerbread houses during German Club. We are looking forward to our annual trip to Penn State German Day in State College, to meet with and compete against German students from across the state.
Article Submitted by Mrs. Joan Weidman, OVHS German Teacher
The following OVHS students were accepted to be participants in Berks County Orchestra: Amelia Martin, Sara Buzalewski, Casey Gaffney, Miranda Patches, Jen Wagner, Karleigh Groves, Madeline Kauffman, Michael Repko, Melissa Geary, Rachael Geary (Not Pictured).
The following OVHS students were accepted to be participants in PMEA District 10 Jazz Band: Brandon Tessier, Josh Schaeffer, Ben Muir.
The following OVHS students were accepted to be partcipants in PMEA District 10 Band: Makalya McIlvee, Ben Muir.
The following OVHS students were accepted to be participants in PMEA District 10 Orchestra: Sara Buzalewski, Eion Lyons, Rachael Geary.
The following OVHS students were accepted to be participants in Berks County Honors Band: Jen Wagner, Katelyn Ponce, Makalya McIlvee, Eve Kopicki, Ben Muir, Brandon Tessier, John Pierdomenico.
The following OVHS students were accepted to be participants in the Lebanon Valley College Honors Band: Katelyn Ponce, Sarah Gladiuex, Josh Schaeffer, Zack Nawrocki, Nick Repko, Castine Donoff (Not Pictured).
Parent Forum on Digital Citizenship/Cyber Safety
The presenter is Senior Supervisory Special Agent Janene Holter from the PA Office of Attorney General.
The event will be held in the Oley Valley Middle School auditorium and will begin at 6:30PM
Register in advance here to be entered into a prize drawing.
School Closing/Cancellation Information
The Oley Valley School District uses the following methods to inform the public of closings, delays and early dismissals:
- School Messenger -- Mass phone call system
- Social Media -- Facebook/Twitter
- School District Webpage -- www.oleyvalleysd.org
- Mass Media -- WFMZ, WGAL, CBS3, NBC10, 6ABC, WEEU
- Text Messaging -- REMIND
- The 1, 2, and 3 hour delay schedules can be found here.
The Oley Valley School District makes every effort to inform the public as soon as possible regarding a change in the school schedule.
For Athletic Schedules & Information visit www.ovlynx.org
Follow the Athletic Department on Twitter @OVLynx for varsity scores and live playoff updates each season.
Spring Sport signups took place during lunch periods in early February. Spring Sports Physical Packets and/or Re-Certification Forms were distributed during the lunch sign-ups and are due to the Athletic Office by February 24th. As a reminder, any student participating in a sport must have a physical performed after June 1, 2016 for the first sport of the school year that they participate. Any subsequent sport participation during the same school year only requires a re-certification form to participate in the next season. Your cooperation in submitting all forms by the February 24th deadline is greatly appreciated and also helps ensure a smooth start to the Spring season! HS Spring Sports will start on Monday, March 6th, MS Spring Sports will start on Tuesday, March 14th. Spring schedules can be found on the athletic website.
Thank you to all of the Winter Student-Athletes who participated in the Athletic Booster Club winter fundraisers. Your continued support of the Booster Club is greatly appreciated!
On March 7th at 7:30 in the High School Cafeteria there will be an information session for all parents of student-athletes in grades 8-12 on NCAA requirements and what it takes to play a sport at the collegiate level. This parent and student presentation is designed for anyone who may be interested in intercollegiate athletics whether it be at a NCAA institution or other college options that also provide athletic scholarships. If you would like more information on this presentation or find out if it is something that may benefit your family please do not hesitate to contact the Athletic Office.
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:
The Oley Valley School District currently has the following job opportunities:
Full Time 260 Day Custodial
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:
MS Softball Coach
Important Upcoming Events
- 2/15/17 -- School Board Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 2/17/17 -- 7th & 8th Grade Dance -- 7:00PM
- 2/19/17 -- National FFA Week/National Engineers Week
- 2/20/17 -- Presidents Day -- Schools Closed -- Snow Make Up Day Possible
- 2/24/17 -- ES PTO Movie Night -- 7:00PM
- 2/25/17 -- Superjazz
- 2/28/17 -- School Board Finance Committee
- 2/28/17 -- ES Book Fair -- 8:30AM-4:30PM
- 2/28/17 -- ES PTO Meeting -- 6:30PM
- 3/1/17 -- ES Book Fair -- 8:30AM-4:30PM
- 3/2/17 -- Read Across America Day
- 3/2/17 -- ES Book Fair -- 8:30AM-4:30PM
- 3/2/17 -- HS Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert -- 7:00PM
- 3/2/17 -- ES Family Reading & Math Night -- 6:30PM
- 3/3/17 -- ES Book Fair -- 8:30AM-4:30PM
- 3/6/17 -- School Board Committee Meetings
- 3/6/17 -- HS Spring Sports Begins
- 3/8/17 -- School Board Combined Committee Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 3/9/17 -- Bus Evacuation Drill
- 3/9/17 -- ES Family Fitness Night -- 6:30PM
- 3/9/17 -- MS PTO Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 3/12/17 -- Daylight Savings Time Begins
- 3/13/17 -- In Service -- Schools Closed
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.