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Professor Paul Butler Speaks at OWN2

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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 scholarship.

His most recent book is entitled Chokehold (Policing Black Men) 

OWNCS Earns Distinction of NYSED Recognition School

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 status and to download the complete list of schools.

iHeart Radio Interview Features OWNCS

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 listen to the interview in its entirety!

OWN Delivers Care Packages for Puerto Rico Relief

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Our OWN students lovingly collected cash and assembled care packages for families in need in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Hazel and Nikola, our student representatives, hand delivered the items at the Museo Del Barrio to the Mayor of Monrovis, Puerto Rico.  

Special thanks to Ms. Guridis for spearheading the relief efforts!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to meet with teachers during April to discuss their child’s educational progress. It is the school’s belief that conferences provide information that is beneficial to children’s academic growth.  

Conference Day Schedule
Wednesday April 17th  (1-7 PM) 

Elementary School teachers have made additional conference times available for parents who are unable to meet on Conference Day (April 17th).    

Each OWN Elementary School appointment will be 10 minutes.
Each OWN2 Elementary School appointment will be 20 minutes.
Each Middle School appointment will be 5 minutes.

Registration will begin Monday April 1st and will end at midnight the day before the scheduled conference.  

All conference appointments are scheduled online via Teacher Reacher web application.

Please set up a Teacher Reacher Parent Account if you do not already have an account. Tutorials for creating accounts and making appointments are available on the Teacher Reacher website by clicking on the Support link on the top menu bar.  

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming conferences to discuss your child’s progress.    

If you need assistance setting up your conference appointments, please call:

OWN Elementary School (718) 392-3405
OWN Middle School (718) 274-2902
OWN2 Elementary School (347) 390-3290