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Book Up Initiative

Dear Oblock Families,


One of the most important goals at Oblock is to create lifelong readers, who find books, authors, and genres they love, and continue to do so long after they leave these halls.

Book Up!


At the beginning of December, Oblock students began participation in our school-wide reading initiative, Book Up.  As part of this program, students are allotting the first 15 minutes of each study hall period to put their devices down and to pick a book up.


This aspect of the initiative is meant to help our students on a multitude of fronts:


  • Student academic performance has been shown to increase exponentially with just 15 minutes of daily reading.

  • Stress and anxiety for adolescents is at an all time high, so giving permission to slow down and decompress has become all the more important as a coping tool for our students.

  • Screen time is becoming more prevalent in our students’ lives, and studies show the importance of striking a healthy balance of time away from devices.

  • Time is precious in the hours after school with the demands of sports, activities, and classwork.  The in-school reading time allows students to complete their daily independent reading homework for their reading and English classes, thus opening up time for other responsibilities outside of school.


May you have a happy, safe, and book-filled New Year!


 
Make a Wish
With the faculty support of Dress Down Days, student participation in Candy Grams and the support from our school and community of REACH OUT, A. E. Oblock Junior High School’s total donation to Make-A-Wish is $1,180! 

Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

 
Bus Pass Requests
Any student who would like to ride a bus home with a friend must bring in a note from your parent to the office as soon as you arrive to school. All bus passes are subject to there being enough room on the requested bus for the student to ride. The office must call transportation to verify that the request can be granted. Once the request is granted, the office will sign and date the request for the student to present to the bus driver. If the request is denied, the student will have to ride their regular bus home.