About Roberts

SCHOOL MOTTO
O. M. Roberts...Where we learn, work and play together

LEMA ESCOLAR
Donde aprendemos, trabajamos y jugamos juntos


SCHOOL COLORS
Blue and Gold
Azul y Dorado


MISSION STATEMENT


The O. M. Roberts Elementary School faculty and staff are committed to the belief that all our students can learn.  By guiding them to apply higher level thinking skills in every situation, our students can channel their curiosity and develop control over the learning process.  We strive to keep communication lines open to develop a cooperative spirit between school and home and to provide an environment conducive to learning.  We will continue to devise and improve on these strategies.

NUESTRA MISIÓN

El personal docente y de empleados de la Escuela Primaria de O. M. Roberts están comprometidos a la doctrina de que todos nuestros estudiantes pueden aprender.  Guiándolos y exhortándolos a aplicar destrezas de pensamiento de niveles más altos, nuestros estudiantes pueden canalizar su curiosidad y desarrollar el control sobre el proceso de aprendizaje.  Nos esforzamos en mantener las líneas de comunicación abiertas para desarrollar un espíritu de cooperación entre la escuela y el hogar y proporcionar un ambiente que conduzca al aprendizaje.  Continuaremos creando y mejorando estas estrategias.

 

SCHOOL SONG
CANCIÓN ESCOLAR

Roberts School, Roberts School – we pledge our loyalty
(Escuela Roberts, Escuela Roberts – juramos nuestra lealtad

Roberts School, Roberts School – we honor you today
(Escuela Roberts, Escuela Roberts – te honramos hoy)

We’ll work and strive in all we do to make you feel so proud 
(Trabajaremos y nos esforzaremos en todo para que te
sientas muy orgullosa)

To honor you the ages through, we say it strong and loud
(Para honrarte a través del tiempo, lo decimos alto y fuerte)

Roberts School, Roberts School, you’re our destiny
(Escuela Roberts, Escuela Roberts, tu eres nuestro destino)

Named for one who was wise and true, O. M. Roberts School!
(Con el nombre de quien fue sabio y auténtico, ¡Escuela O. M. Roberts!)

HISTORY

O. M. Roberts Elementary School was built in 1960 and dedicated on March 5, 1961. The architect was Charles Lawrence of Caudill, Rowlett, and Scott. The contractor was C. J. Leftwich of Leftwich, Stein, and Harris. The first Principal of O. M. Roberts was Mrs. Evelyn Williams. 


 

OUR NAMESAKE 
 
Oran Milo Roberts was born in South Carolina on July 19, 1815.  He studied law at the University of Alabama, served in the Alabama Legislature, and moved to San Augustine, Texas, in 1841. He was elected governor in 1878 and re-elected in 1880.  He was instrumental in establishing the University of Texas, Sam Houston State Teachers College and Prairie View A & M College.  During his tenure as governor, he also aided in the re-organization of the A & M College of Texas. When he left the governor's office, he taught law at the University of Texas for 10 years.  He died in Austin on May 19, 1898 at the age of 83 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

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