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Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Prominent Law Professor Paul Butler recently spoke at OWN 2 Howard Beach during their graduation ceremony.  As the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University, his areas of scholarship include criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory, and he is often featured as a legal analyst for MSNBC.  We thank Professor Butler for inspiring our young students with his words and his presence! Navigate to Professor Butler's Georgetown Faculty Page to learn more about his career and... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
OWNCS has been identified as a "2018-2019 Recognition School" by the New York State Education Department for its performance in the 2017-2018 school year.  Recognition School status is awarded to schools that have demonstrated high academic achievement, student growth, and a high graduation rate. Congratulations to all our students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators -- all of whom played a role in achieving this notable distinction! Click here to learn more about Recognition School... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tenzin and Sunita represented OWNCS in the 2018-2019 Middle School Athletic League All-Star Game at The Morton School. An amazing accomplishment by our scholar-athletes!
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Congratulations to our Student Athletes of the Month!    
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Mr. Glenn Roth (Special Education, OWN1 MS) was recently interviewed by The Daily Eagle and  A lifelong baseball fanatic, Mr. Roth organized a tribute to the great Jackie Robinson, including a talk by Ivo Philbert of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a musical performance by the OWN Glee Club, as well as a spoken recitation of a famous Robinson speech by our students. Read the article. Read The Daily Eagle article.
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The 2018-2019 CSAA Region 1 Champions!Congratulations to the 2018-2019 CSAA Region 1 Champions! We join our Athletic Director Mr. Brown, and our dedicated coaches, Mr. Reid and Mr. Hughes, in celebrating the Coed Soccer Team's unbeaten record this season (10-0!).  An amazing accomplishment to cap a season of hard work and unrelenting effort.  Go Falcons!  
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Mr. Kofi Addo-Nkum, author of "The Hunter and the Eaglet: a Ghanaian folktale retold," regaled our students with an inspiring story of hope and compassion during his visit to OWN2, Howard Beach.  Our students were enriched by this deep exploration of Ghanaian culture -- from a knowledgeable and engaging source!
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019
OWNCS was recently featured in an iHeart Radio segment, entitled "KTU Cares: A Salute to Local Heroes."  Our CEO Brian Ferguson, board members Melissa Chin and Richard Bogle, and veteran 2nd grade teacher Dimitra Stephanides participated in a wide-ranging discussion covering charter schools in general, the history of our particular schools, the vibrant growth and expansion of our learning communities, and the factors that distinguish Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools.   We invite you to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Assemblyman Brian Barnwell and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas attend OWN's annual Multicultural Festival. The yearly celebration culminates with OWN students, OWN parents, and OWN staff celebrating and appreciating the diversity of over 70 countries represented in the school.