Absenteeism is a red alert that students will drop out of high school.
OIS: On January 28th we are co-hosting a viewing of the documentary called "SCREENAGERS" for parents and students. The documentary portrays the struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction and the impact it has on our youth. Pizza will be served at 6:00 pm at Belleville High School. The movie begins at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Absences add up! Missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year. #WeWantYouHere #TeamOwen #attendancematters
Two absences per month x nine months of school = less likely to graduate from high school. #Attendancematters
This is our final call to support Owen families over the holiday's. You can purchase a gift from our Amazon list or you can drop off any new board game in the main office. As always we thank you for what you do! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
Attend today, and achieve tomorrow. #TeamOwen
Sitters to Ease Moms Jitters! Owen Intermediate School is offering childcare this Friday from 5:30-8:30. $10 for first child and $5 after that...includes pizza and drink. Crafts, movie, gym, games and more. All proceeds help to support our student programming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sign up. Permission slips will come home tomorrow.
GIVING TUESDAY ** if your interested in giving back to the community, please consider purchasing a board game for one of the families at Owen Intermediate. Please spread the word far and wide. Your support DOES make a difference in the life of a child. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
Tomorrow is Cyber Monday. Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? If so, take a look at the Amazon list and consider purchasing an item for a family in need at Owen. Every little bit counts! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
Thank to all of the families that donated gifts to our families in need. Your support is appreciated. Thank you to the following families: Karen Peckrul, Melissa Perala, Joe, Jacob and Tammy Kennedy, Pamela Benguian-Doemer, Amy Pearce and Lori Curtis. Thank you!!!
80% of success is showing up! #attendancematters #keepcoming #TeamOwen
We are overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of love and generosity by our families, friends, colleagues and the community. Thank you for helping our families in need during the holiday time. #TeamOwen https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
Some of our Owen families are in need for the holidays and we wanted to give you an opportunity to help out. One way is to purchase an item from this Amazon list. It will be shipped directly to the school. Click on the link and spread the word. How can your family help others? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13Q99MI989TJ6?ref_=wl_share
When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. #attendancematters #attendanceworks #graduate
Owen 6th Grade Camp Parents Due to schools being closed, buses WILL NOT be running and therefore camp is cancelled for today. If school is open tomorrow we will be going to camp as scheduled.
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed for school today (11/12) due to poor road conditions.
Good afternoon Owen Families, Due to inclement weather, 3C Running and Tennis & Tutoring is cancelled today. Please call the office at (734)697-8711 with any questions. Thank you, Owen Staff
6th Grade Camp Luggage Drop Off Party is November 11th from 4-6 pm.
Students who regularly meet with mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, 37% less likely than their peers to skip a class, and are 36% more likely to aspire to enroll in and graduate from college.
Absences add up! Missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.
The survey was fixed! Good Morning! Please take this short parent survey. https://forms.gle/WK8UCyd7jRJtsw3k7
Positive student behavior support helps educators and parents appreciate good behavior, and motivates all students to achieve.
Positive school climates not only minimize unnecessary suspensions and expulsions, but also reduce disorder in the classroom and bolster learning.
Hey Families, did you know it is National Hispanic Heritage Month? This is a great time to visit the library! Here’s a link for a local event! https://www.thehubdetroit.com/southwest-detroit-restaurant-week-ushers-in-hispanic-heritage-month/
“School keeps you safe, it educates you, it prepares you for your future. Don’t miss out!”
Tickets are still available for the Sunset Celebration. Don’t miss out on the fun and fundraising for our schools. https://vbpsef.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/SunsetCelebration2019/tabid/1065863/Default.aspx
“By 6th grade, chronic absences becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school”
Our Tiger Store opens on Monday! Remind your students to bring their tiger tickets to school. Rewarding good behavior is critical.
Don’t forget 5th Owen students can still pick up schedules today from 12:30- 3:00 pm. Don’t hesitate. Come meet us.
Mr. Salhaney, the new principal, can’t wait to meet all the students and families this Friday and Monday at orientation! Go Tigers!
Owen Tiger News For The Week Of June 9, 2019 Field Day- https://forms.gle/ZjYf5fSjgXaQcnTa9 Summer Band Camp- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek6G89pTi0F3XRXQAXnreDncJQsOQGq8zJUmTspAx1tpdLNg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
OIS - FRIENDLY REMINDERS Our Usborne $5, $8, and $10(tax free) Book Fair ends tomorrow, June 7th. It's a great time to purchase summer reading books. Please show your support. Locker Clean-Out is on Monday, June 10th. Students may not bring any backpacks to school after this date. We still need volunteers for Field Day on June 11th. Come have fun with the kids. Thank you!
Help support Owen's 3rd Annual Luau Know-How on Tuesday, June 4. You can help make for a successful fun learning day for our students! Please click this link to donate items to support the activities that day. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094cafa62aa0fd0-luau3 Non-perishable items can be dropped off at any time to the office. Please bring the watermelons the day before the Luau! Thank you for all your support!
As many of you know, each spring the ducks nest in our Owen courtyards. Our students and staff take care of the ducks feeding them and keeping fresh water out for them. One of the hazards of doing this chore is that from time to time nature sends other critters into our building. This morning a sparrow flew into Mr. Krug's room. After humanely catching the bird, Mr. Krug took advantage of a teachable moment to talk about birds and make this completely spontaneous situation a learning opportunity!
It's A Hard Knock Life! Ms. Chester and the Musical Theater & Drama Intramural after one day of practice! Great performance everyone! https://photos.app.goo.gl/q4sNYjqyJKngPCT66
Click the link to fill out the Owen Summer Band Camp Registration Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSek6G89pTi0F3XRXQAXnreDncJQsOQGq8zJUmTspAx1tpdLNg/viewform
Check out this awesome preview of the upcoming Sound of Music performance by BHS Productions: https://youtu.be/7NQk-W_4J58
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the March is Reading Month (MIRM) Challenge at Owen this year! Here are the winners for the 2019 MIRM Challenge 5th Grade Girls: Dreanna Scrivner 12556 Pages Halayna Brown 9871 Pages Ella Mida 9333 Pages Boys: Irving Camacho - 25909 Pages Angel Pagan - 6181 Pages Jaylen Rambus - 5659 Pages 6th Grade Girls: Tatianna Girad - 12399 Pages Kara Tharp - 9667 Pages Zaria Johnson - 6464 Pages Boys: Derek Vartanian - 4780 Pages Desmond Yarborough - 3918 Pages Andrew Reed - 3673 Pages Top Classrooms - 6th Grade - Mr. Boykin 5th Grade - Mrs. Kramer
BHS Productions is pleased to present the spring musical, The Sound of Music. Show times and dates: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 p.m.), Friday, April 12 (7:00 p.m.), and Saturday, April 13 (2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.) Tickets are available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2309
Interested in viewing our own Belle-Voxel-Bots and many other teams in the space-themed First Robotics Competition today? The competition starts at 10:30 a.m. and will stream live here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmi04
VBPS & BHS Team 6615, the Belle-Voxel-Bots, invite you to the First Robotics District Event this weekend at BHS. This family event is great introduction to science & technology. For updated info on this Deep Space themed event, check here: http://tinyurl.com/voxelbots
6th Grade Owen Parents-The 6th Grade Parent Night at McBride will be on Thursday, February 28, following their visit to McBride with their teachers that day during school. The McBride counselor will visit Owen students this Friday during the school day.
Due to the extreme weather we have been experiencing over the last two weeks, the second report card marking was extended. Reports will go home with students on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Owen Families-All After-School activities for today have been canceled. This includes After-School Tutoring and Media Arts Club. Thank you in advance.
Thursday Night Math Challenge! Imagine Nation – Are you ready for a math night? This Thursday, January 24, all Imagine Math students that complete and pass 2 lessons from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in your local time zone will be awarded 2,500 bonus math points! Tell all your friends and make plans to pass your math lessons this Thursday! This school year, be on the lookout for random nighttime and weekend challenges to earn you more bonus points.
Congratulations to Owen's own Media Center Specialist Mr. Richards for recently being named co-editor of the Michigan Association for Media in Education's monthly newsletter! We are proud of Mr. Richard's contributions here at Owen and to media specialists across Michigan. http://www.mimame.org/about-our-organization.html
Media Arts Club is cancelled today, January 8, 2019. We apologize the inconvenience. The students have been notified. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you.
BHS Student Council is excited to host a holiday craft and vendor show, Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the BHS Commons. Admission to shop nearly 80 vendors is free! Proceeds benefit the Class of 2019. Crafters & vendors: https://tinyurl.com/bhscraftshow
Hello 6th Grade Parents, If your child attended camp please check their luggage to make sure everything that was picked up belongs to them. Also, please check for any missing items. We have a lot of leftovers in the office. Thank you
The campers are on their way back to school! We expect them to arrive at approximately 12 PM. See you soon!
No Shave November keeps growing and growing... check out our follicle superstars here: http://tinyurl.com/vbpsnsn
Hello Tiger Parents! It is not too late to come and talk to your child’s teacher. We have conferences at Owen from 1-4 and 5-8.
Friendly Reminder: Students that are not picked up by 4:00 PM will be sent to Latchkey. All unregistered students are charged a $10.00 fee payable in cash at time of pick-up. This includes any students returned to the school by transportation. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Due to the 6th Grade Activity Afternoon there will not be board games or cross country intramural this afternoon.
BHS Marching Tigers is one of this week's 4Frenzy Best Marching Band Top 10! Vote them into number one! https://tinyurl.com/votebhsbands
Calling all Owen parents and friends! Volunteers needed to work concessions at U of M’s game this Sat. It’s fun and proceeds to Owen!
Remember, tomorrow (Sept 11) is our Hungry Howie's fundraiser! All families need to do is order Hungry Howie's for lunch or dinner like you would normally do! Call (734) 697-4545 & let them know your child's homeroom teacher's name & Owen will receive 10% of sales for the day!
Friday, August 24-6th Grade Registration Last name A-M 9-11:30AM Last name N-Z 12:30-3PM Monday, August 27-5th Grade Registration Last name A-M 9-11:30AM Last name N-Z 12:30-3PM Explore our building at Open House Wednesday, August 29 6-8PM See you soon Tigers!
Let us know your thoughts on changing school colors and mascots for Owen & McBride https://goo.gl/forms/4dhRGubTUpy5E8AP2 Thanks!
Hi #TeamOwen families and friends! We are still hoping for some additional volunteers and/or donations for annual second annual Know-How Luau on June 1st. Help our students with this fun and exciting learning opportunity! Please consider donating your time during the day or a box of baking soda, a seedless watermelon or a 3 pound bag of apples to help make our day a success. Click here to donate your time or an item: http://bit.ly/OwenLuau2018
We are looking for a full time position for a mechanic/ courier. Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/resa/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?district=1771&category=Maintenance%2FCustodial
We are so proud of our #TeamOwen band students and teachers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3UQI-Wqclc&feature=youtu.be
Van Buren Public Schools are CLOSED due to inclement weather.
Van Buren Public Schools STEAM Showcase, featuring all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! Saturday, February 3rd, 10 am-noon @ the BHS Media Center. Come check out all the cool stuff we're using across the district!
The Van Buren Public Schools Administration Building will be closed for the entire Winter Break (12/25 - 1/5)
McBride Middle School and Belleville High School students will be released at 2:00 pm today. This is being done to ensure that the elementary bus runs start on time this afternoon.
Power has been restored to all buildings and school will resume on Monday, Nov. 13.
Parent / Teacher Conferences tonight from 5pm to 8pm at #TeamOwen!
Mr. Roberson, Ms. Moore, and Ms. Norman worked hard painting our Clothes Pantry at Owen which will serve the community. More to come!
Thank you parents and students for a wonderful Scholastic Book Fair. We will have our first Follett Book Fair in January 2018. Stay Tuned!
The Owen Intermediate Library Media Center is updating its website soon! Stay tuned!
Van Buren Public Schools was notified by the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office that the unmarked bus this morning was a new transportation provider for another school. The authorities noted that this was not an abduction scenario.
An unmarked school bus has been reportedly seen stopping in the West Willow neighborhood trying to pick up students. Do Not Allow your students to approach any bus not clearly marked with Van Buren Public Schools on it. Police have been contacted.
Belleville High School Students and Staff will not report today, Monday, October 16, due to a power outage.
"This was my class of 6th graders today when I read them the story of Big Al. It is a picture book about treating everyone fairly and they were offered the chance to move closer to see the picture. ALL but four kids moved up and were adorable when I was reading." ~ Mrs. Heather Fischer #TeamOwen 6th Grade Teacher
Reminder - Tomorrow is our Hungry Howies puzza night fundraiser. All orders at the Belleville Hungry Howies that mention Owen Intermediate will give us 10% of the proceeds for those orders! Join us at Open Owen & have your pizza delivered to Owen to eat in the cafeteria. The gym, computer labs, & library will all be open. This is a family event-Parent supervision is required. Please do not drop off your students. Join us from 5 to 7 PM!
Congratulations to #TeamOwen 's own Mrs. Moore for being recognized by the Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education! #AmazingTeacher http://www.fox47news.com/yes/michigan-teacher-shows-excellence-wins-award
#TeamOwen Reminder! Today is hat day!
Come make slime and other engaging activities to learn about #TeamOwen 's math & science curriculum. From 6 to 8 tonight!