OLR Has Talent!

The students of OLR had a chance to show off their God given talent recently at our annual talent show! It was a great success. The groups and solo acts sang and danced much to the audience’s delight. It was an excellent display of talent that the kids, parents and teachers look forward to every … Read more

Science Day

Our Lady of Refuge’s sixth grade class celebrated Science Day with a field trip to the Michigan Science Center. The excursion began with an electricity show in the Sparks Theater where the hair of one student literally stood on end! In a hands-on exhibit, the sixth graders learned about the forms of energy by attempting … Read more

Skool Speeling Bea, oops – School Spelling Bee

Julia Lucia, an eighth grader from room 112, Ms. Karlowicz’s class, is the Our Lady of Refuge Spelling Bee school champion for the Scripps National Spelling Bee for 2015-2016. Julia competed against thirteen other students in grades 5-8. Each student approached the microphone very calmly and recited each word carefully, spelling each word correctly. Julia’s … Read more

5th Grade Retreat

Each grade takes part in a retreat during the school day at OLR, and the 5th graders had their class retreat in January. The focus of the retreat was “The Feast Day of the Baptism of Jesus.” The students learned so much! To begin, Father Thanh came to speak to them about the significance of … Read more

Creature Dan

Recently, Mrs. Murphy’s third grade science unit came to life when Dan Briere and his Little Creatures came to the classroom. Students were able to touch, pet and observe various animals Dan brought in. During this hands-on lesson, students were challenged to answer questions such as which animals were vertebrates or invertebrates. They had fun … Read more

A Visit from St. Nick!

St. Nicholas paid a visit to the students of OLR! His visit helped us to help celebrate and remember his feast day and the true meaning of Christmas. The children heard the story of St. Nicholas’s life, and all of the things he did to make a difference and help those in need. The kids … Read more

New First Grade Teacher – Mrs. Tahmouch

Mr. Robert Pyles, Principal of Our Lady of Refuge School, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Jessica Tahmouch is joining our school faculty as our new 1st grade Teacher. Mrs. Tahmouch grew up in Farmington and moved to Grand Rapids where she attended Grand Valley State University earning her Bachelors Degree in Group Social Studies … Read more

OLR Parish School IOWA Test Scores 2013 – 2014

The IOWA test scores for the 2013 – 2014 school year that Mr. Pyles recently reviewed with the Parents’ Club are now available online in pdf format. Click here to view and/or download the file.  The file is also available through a link that has been added to the “About” navigation bar menu item. Please … Read more

New Fifth Grade Teacher – Katie Garber

Mr. Robert Pyles, Principal of Our Lady of Refuge School, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Katie Garber is returning to the school faculty as our full time 5th grade Teacher.  Mrs. Garber was a substitute teacher at OLR last year. Mrs. Garber, her husband and daughter moved back to Michigan last year after living … Read more

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