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!
His most recent book is entitled Chokehold (Policing Black Men) .
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.
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!
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.
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.
Mrs. Sharkey's Library students had a spirited discussion with Professor Rebecca Tarvin of UC Berkeley via Zoom videoconference.
Professor Tarvin is an expert on POISON FROGS.
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!
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.
Elementary School teachers have made additional conference times available for parents who are unable to meet on Conference Day (April 17th).
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: