Derr’s Six Three-Pointers Push Kutztown Over Undefeated Jefferson

11/29/2017 | Women’s Basketball | Box Score

KUTZTOWN | Rylee Derr scored a season-high 20 points, going 6-of-11 from distance and making three of those in the fourth quarter, to lead the Kutztown University women’s basketball team (4-3, 0-2 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) over the Jefferson University Rams in Wednesday evening hoops action from Keystone Arena.

Trailing 47-44 with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter, the Golden Bears ripped off an 11-0 run, which included two Derr threes, to take a 55-47 lead with 9:16 left in the game. A resilient Ram squad showed no quit, however, trimming the deficit to one down 61-60 with 4:33 to go. Clinging to a one point advantage, Derr delivered in the clutch again with three consecutive crucial

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Oley Valley School District news

PTO Fun Run Returns to OVES

Students took part in the 2017 Oley Valley Elementary School Fun Run on October 26. The Fun Run raises money for the PTO to help support student field trips, teacher projects, and other programs/activities that support the students at OVES. Students raised money by gathering donations for each lap they ran. The goal was to complete 35 laps. The students really enjoyed the Fun Run. Thank you to the PTO and parent volunteers who helped out on the day of the Fun Run.

Fire Prevention Tips Shared at OVES

Thank you to the Oley Valley Fire Department for visiting the elementary school during Fire Safety Week. Students in grades K-3 had the opportunity to examine the fire trucks, look over the gear and tools used by firefighters, and watch the firemen put on the needed gear to fight a fire.

OVMS Students Make Pen Pal Connections

During the month of October and into early November all 7th grade World Geography students participated in a pen pal exchange through Each student was matched with four pals, three were from throughout the US and one was from a foreign country. Each week students read an article on different topic, watched a video and then responded to their pals about the topic. These topics included: daily life, food, history, art & literature, and a final reflection.

Article submitted by 7th grade social studies teacher Mrs. Colleen Breen.

LVC Students Attend Leadership Conference

Students are pictured during one of the educational sessions.

More than 100 Lebanon Valley College students attended the College’s seventh annual Leadership Conference on November 5. This year’s theme was “People, Purpose, Passion.”

Local students who attended included:

Melanie Haas of Mohrsville, a graduate of Hamburg Area Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education at The Valley.

Krystal Nolte of Lenhartsville, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education at The Valley.

Nicole Werner of Sinking Spring, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.

Brianna Metsger of Sinking Spring, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English at The Valley.