OLR’s “Optimistic” Students

Congratulations to our students who recently participated in Optimist Speeches sponsored by the Optimist Club of Keego Harbor. James Kouza came in first place, with Alma Tatem coming in second and Yasmeen Faranso in third place. Our students worked so hard on writing and delivering their speeches. It was a great learning experience for them … Read more

7th Grade Volunteers at Gleaners Food Bank

The 7th graders recently spent a morning volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank in Pontiac. We packed over 400 bags of sweet potatoes for our neighbors in need and folded bags in support of their largest direct mail fundraiser. We enjoyed our time working together to support those less fortunate during the Lenten season. [pb_slideshow group=”51″]

First Grade Was A Zoo!

The first graders enjoyed dressing up as the animal that they researched for a recent animal report in Science class. They learned that researching and reporting what they have learned is so much fun! [pb_slideshow group=”50″]

Little Creatures Visit 3rd Grade

For the 17th year Dan Briere, better known as Creature Dan, has visited our 3rd grade classes. What a success!! As always, he brings a lively experience to our young learners. He integrates a hands on approach to our science lessons bringing in animals and talking about their habitats into the classroom.  He brings along animals from … Read more

OLR is So Proud of Our 2014 Graduate, Clare Brinkman!

OLR is so proud of our 2014 graduate, Clare Brinkman.  Clare recently received a full appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy – Class of 2022!  She was attracted to the Coast Guard because of its humanitarian mission, and that doesn’t surprise the staff here at Refuge that know her.  Clare is a perfect … Read more