O’Maley Fundraiser

O’Maley Academy After School Program Invites You …. 

Please join us for a fundraiser to benefit O’Maley Academy After School Program!


When: Wednesday December 4, 2019

Time: 5:30pm 

 Where: Magnolia 525 Restaurant 

12 Lexington Ave., Gloucester, MA

Dine in or Take out 5-9pm and a portion of all sales goes to O’Maley Academy After School Program

*The O’Maley PTO will simultaneously hold the Dec. meeting at the restaurant at 5:30 so feel free to take part, join in, and share ideas!

We hope to see you there!

O’Maley Free Performance Friday

Please Join Us For Our

 End of Summer Celebration of Learning 

When: Friday August 16th, 2019

Where: O’Maley Innovation Middle School Auditorium and Gym

When: 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM

*Performing Arts Musical Review to start right at 12:00*

Light Food and Beverages will be served

This is a FREE Event

Help us celebrate the end of our summer programming!

…and sign up for O’Maley Academy Fall Programs!

Special thanks to the Open Door Food Pantry, Children’s Family and Friend, The WellSpring House, And The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program for their support of this event

O’Maley Innovation Middle School Students

Seventh graders from O’Maley Innovation Middle School took a walk Monday morning to read picture books they had created to kindergarten students at Beeman Elementary. The O’Maley students, under the guidance of their Phoenix House teachers LaRae Davis and Adrienne Marden, started their book making project with a visit to the Cape Ann Museum to examine the life and creative work of Virginia Lee Burton on display at the Museum’s special “Little House” exhibit.  With the help of the Museum’s staff, students learned about the whole process of picture book creation.

Following the model of project based learning, a part of the Innovation School approach, the seventh graders wrote children’s stories individually or in pairs.  Next, with the the collaboration of Art teacher Ashley Doke and retired O’Maley teacher and local artist J.P. Ware the students created the art work to illustrate their stories.  Retired O’Maley teacher Heidi McGrath then visited the Phoenix House classes to teach the students how to assemble their pages into a bound book.  Finally the young authors/illustrators were ready to share their books with the Beeman kindergarteners.

On April 1 the weather was finally warm and sunny enough for a walk up Cherry Street to read to the children in the classrooms of Ms. Sawyer, Mrs. LeBlanc, and Miss Polizzia.  Judging from their smiles, the younger students not only enjoyed the stories but also were inspired by the example of the older students.

Surely Virginia Lee Burton, author/illustrator of books such as “The Little House”, “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”, and “Katie and the Big Snow”, and mentor of the Folly Cove Designers, would be glad to see her influence continue to nurture the creativity of her young neighbors and the ongoing work of creative collaboration in Gloucester.


Mary Poppins JR at O’Maley Innovation Middle School


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What: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR.

Who:  75 O’Maley Academy Drama Club students in grades 6,7 & 8

Where: O’Maley Innovation Middle School Auditorium

When: Our triple-cast production will perform 6 shows

(Cast X) Friday, March 8, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Y) Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Z) Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast X) Friday, March 15, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Z) Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 1:00 P.M.

(Cast Y) Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 1:00 P.M.

We hope to see you there!!!