Oley Valley School District
Digital Newsletter -- November 2017
OVES Celebrates Halloween
PTO Fun Run Returns to OVES
Students took part in the 2017 Oley Valley Elementary School Fun Run on October 26. The Fun Run raises money for the PTO to help support student field trips, teacher projects, and other programs/activities that support the students at OVES. Students raised money by gathering donations for each lap they ran. The goal was to complete 35 laps. The students really enjoyed the Fun Run. Thank you to the PTO and parent volunteers who helped out on the day of the Fun Run.
Fire Prevention Tips Shared at OVES
Thank you to the Oley Valley Fire Department for visiting the elementary school during Fire Safety Week. Students in grades K-3 had the opportunity to examine the fire trucks, look over the gear and tools used by firefighters, and watch the firemen put on the needed gear to fight a fire.
OVMS Students Make Pen Pal Connections.
During the month of October and into early November all 7th grade World Geography students participated in a pen pal exchange through Penpalschools.com. Each student was matched with four pals, three were from throughout the US and one was from a foreign country. Each week students read an article on different topic, watched a video and then responded to their pals about the topic. These topics included: daily life, food, history, art & literature, and a final reflection.
Article submitted by 7th grade social studies teacher Mrs. Colleen Breen.
Pumpkin Decorating for a Cause
Red Ribbon Week Brings Spirit to OVMS
- Monday - Wear Red Day - Drug Free is the Key!
- Tuesday - Favorite Sports Team Day - Team Up Against Underage Drinking!
- Wednesday - Crazy Sock Day - Students will be asked to sign the Pledge Against Cyber Bullying - Don't Be Mean on the Screen!
- Thursday - Neon or Bright Colors (Also a great day to wear your Lauren Schaeffer 'Optimism' Good Life tee shirt if you have one!) - Be OPTIMISTIC About a Bright Future!
- Friday - Costume Day - You Can Be Anything If You Are Drug Free!
OVHS Students Learn About Cyber Responsibilities
FFA Students Attend the National Convention
Several members of they Oley Valley High School FFA attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana during late October.
Our Food Science team placed 3rd overall nationally!
- Zaren Kerper -- Gold Medal -- 1st Place
- Reese Kauffman -- Gold Medal -- 5th Place
- Reese Kauffman -- Gold Medal -- 13th Place
- Kelsey Schlegel -- Silver Medal
OVHS Students Become a Senator for a Day
2017 Angel Tree Fundraiser
Your VISA gift card donation, cash donation, or Walmart gift card donation will assist those families in meeting our students' basic needs for the winter months and this Holiday Season. Donations will be accepted in the Office of the Superintendent (located in the Oley Valley High School) through Friday, December 8, 2017.
The communities' generosity and overwhelming response to the Angel Tree Fundraising Drive has made each passing year more successful than the last, with 72 students benefiting from your donations in the 2016 year. Thank you for remembering those in your community, and helping to fulfill the needs of our students and their families during these winter months and holiday season.
School Delay/Closing 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
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.
Winter HS sports will start on November 17th; MS Winter sports will start on November 28th. All Winter Physical Packets and Recertification forms are due to the Athletic Office by Friday, November 10th. Winter practice and contest schedules can be found at www.ovlynx.org
Fall Team Achievements & All-Star Honors –
Cross Country –
Rebecca Snyder – BCIAA Champion, 4th place at District 3 Championship, 7th place at PIAA Championship. All-County & Berks County Female Runner of the Year.
Conner Gollwitzer – All-County, 4th at BCIAA Championship, 4th at District 3 Championship, 9th at PIAA East Regional, 17th at PIAA Championship.
Gunner Wegscheider – All-Division 2, District 3 Qualifier
Madison Wolf – All-Division Honorable Mention, District 3 Qualifier
Grace Bertin – District 3 Qualifier
Girls Soccer –
Division 3 Champions
All-County - Sydney Weise, Eliza Meals, Allyson Kemmerer
All-Division 3 - Kylee Hetrick, Lindsey Williamson, Julia Mortimer
All-Division Honorable Mention – Madison Reinert, Chloe Gilbert, Meredith Groves, Karleigh Groves, Danielle Trimbur
Division 3 Coach of the Year – Andrew Haas
Boys Soccer -
District 3 Finalist
PIAA Qualifier (still playing)
All-County – Jaegar Frangakis, Ethan LaVerdure
All-County 2nd Team – JP Pierdomenico
All-Division 2 – Josh Daniels, Ben Muir
All-Division Honorable Mention – Galen Williamson, Alex Kochey, Alex LaVerdure
Field Hockey -
Division 3 Champions
District 3 Champions
PIAA Qualifier (still playing)
Berks County Player of the Year – Sophia Gladieux
All-County – Sophia Gladiuex, Shannon Lackey, Sarah Beers
All-Division 3- Madison Kline, Becca Heffner, Sophia Mackrella, Sydney Gillingham, Hannah Beers
Upcoming Athletic Booster Club Meeting:
Monday, December 4th @ 7:00
*All meetings will be held in the High School Cafeteria
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.
Important Upcoming Events
- 11/8/17 -- School Board Combined Committee Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 11/9/17 -- MS PTSO Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 11/9/17 -- HS Fall Play -- 7:00PM
- 11/10/17 -- MS Veterans Day Program 1:00PM
- 11/10/17 -- HS Fall Play -- 7:00PM
- 11/11/17 -- Veteran's Day
- 11/11/17 -- HS Fall Play -- 7:00PM
- 11/12/17 -- American Education Week
- 11/13/17-11/17/17 -- Agriculture Lab -- OVES
- 11/14/17 -- HS Band & Orchestra Concert -- 7:00PM
- 11/15/17 -- School Board Meeting -- 7:00PM
- 11/16/17 -- National Honor Society Induction -- 6:00PM
- 11/17/17 -- End of First Trimesters
- 11/17/17 -- HS Winter Sports Start
- 11/20/17 -- Elementary School Closed
- 11/20/17 -- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 11/21/17 -- Elementary School Closed
- 11/21/17 -- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 11/22/17 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (AM)
- 11/22/17-11/27/17 -- Schools Closed
- 11/28/17 -- ES PTO Meeting -- 6:30PM
- 11/28/17 -- MS Winter Sports Start
- 11/29/17 -- NJHS Induction -- 7:00PM
- 12/1/17 -- MS School Store
- 12/1/17 -- 7th & 8th Grade Dance -- 7:00PM
- 12/2/17 -- ES Holiday Shoppe
- 12/2/17 -- SAT Assessment
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:
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.