STUDENT F THE M NTH
Congratulations to our April
Students of the Month
Trait of the Month: Independence
Dimetrius definitely exhibits the monthly trait of independence. He has a positive attitude and is someone with a mature outlook. He does not like getting involved with peer negativity and makes his own choices independently from peer persuasion and pressure. He gets along well with the majority of other students in school and is kind and respectful.
Tyner is clearly one of the more independent students we’ve had both in and out of school. Outside of school, he works hard to assist his grandfather who has dementia. He buys groceries and cooks. He helps clean. He does the laundry. So, outside of school, he’s clearly had to become very independent early to simply survive.
Although he may not have to cook, clean or shop at school to survive, Tyner’s a very independent student as well. He displays the type of emotional independence that can lead to success. He can identify and discuss problems and thankfully has been willing to work toward building greater social, coping and problem-solving skills. He is genuine and himself in front of others. He ignores negative peer pressure and he doesn’t seem to get all wrapped up or attached to unhealthy peers. He’s his own independent man.
Students worked hard to earn their ServSafe certifications. This certification gives students the knowledge to prepare meals in a clean and safe environment. A Servsafe certification can also help students obtain employment in the hospitality arena.
Fun in the Kitchen!
Culinary students not only learn new culinary skills everyday but also have fun doing it!
Marine Corp Museum
Students are busy decorating the school for the holidays. The Building Trades students worked hard on creating a mantle for displaying the stockings creatively designed by students.
Students had the opportunity to participate in Fredericksburg's Window Wonderland where they put their riddling skills to test trying to find the 40+ riddles in the windows of downtown participating businesses.
Breast Cancer Awareness
The Bulldogs raised over $1,000 throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Awareness Committee spearheaded the project which proved to gain momentum very quickly. With the help of staff, students and friends, the many handfuls of spare change quickly grew into hundreds of dollars… $1,346.82 to be exact.
Committee members and Student Council representatives presented a check to the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation for Breast Cancer Fund on Thursday, October 28 in the amount of $2,693.64; however, thanks to a last-minute anonymous donor which was also matched by ERI, the total amount of the donation was $4,000!!! One hundred percent of the proceeds raised go to support MWHF’s efforts of awareness, detection, and treatment.
Oberle is very excited to be selected as this year’s Non-for-Profit beneficiary of The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Network of Enterprising Women (CNEW). All proceeds they raise during the year will be donated to our school.
Oberle hosted CNEW’s September luncheon on the 24th to give members an opportunity to tour the school and learn more about our mission. After the luncheon, volunteers from CNEW and Oberle built an outdoor sensory music wall that students can utilize for therapeutic or recreational needs. We are so thankful for strong community partnerships!
The students and staff at Oberle are extremely grateful for being sponsored by The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Network of Enterprising Women (CNEW). Representatives from CNEW visited the school on December 15th to present the students and staff with the proceeds from their fundraising efforts this year. This generous donation of over $5400 will help purchase additional supplies and equipment for Oberle. We thank you from the bottom of our Bulldog hearts.