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.

 

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O’Maley 8th Grade Visits DC

O’Maley Middle School students visited DC last week and got a private talk from our Senator Ed Markey on the steps of the Capital!

 

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Mary Poppins JR at O’Maley Innovation Middle School

MARY POPPINS JR. ‘FLIES’ INTO 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!!!

Mary Poppins JR

You Are Cordially Invited to………

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MARY POPPINS JR. ‘FLIES’ INTO O’MALEY INNOVATION MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

O’Maley Guidance Parent Night – Social Media

The O’Maley Innovation Middle School Guidance Counselors will host  “Social Media and the Impact on Student Success,” a Parent Night on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 in the O’Maley Library. All parents are invited and are encouraged to attend as this rapidly changing arena is affecting the social and emotional health of adolescents and impacting their academic experience. Some highlights of the presentation will include:

*Understanding the sites kids are on and how they’re using them

*Tips for parents to monitor yet respect privacy

*How to keep your child safe

*Understanding the social media laws

Refreshments will be provided and child care is available if needed (please request in advance).

 

 

O’Maley School Career Night Tonight!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE

WHEN YOU GROW UP?

                    Come speak to professionals and hear what it is like to be a pilot, coach, engineer, chef, musician, lawyer, athletic trainer, doctor and much more!

CAREER NIGHT: Tonight!

Thursday, November 29 at 6:30pm

Where: O’Maley Innovation Middle School

**FREE HOMEWORK PASS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND**

**AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES**