Home of the Wolves

POSTED 5/26/2017 - UPDATED 6/30/2017

Free Summer Breakfast & Lunch

OESJ Junior Senior High School will be a Summer Meal Site. Free breakfast and lunch will be served beginning July 5th to anyone 18 years or younger. To see more information, click here. To view menus, click here.

POSTED 8/17/2017

Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. Agenda to follow.

POSTED 8/16/2017

7-12 Class Schedules

Schedules for grades 7-12 will be mailed out on Monday, August 21, 2017. Included in the mailing will be letters from Mr. Slater and the guidance department, along with a new home contact form.  Please fill out the home contact form and have your student return it to either the main office or their homeroom teacher.

POSTED 8/9/2017

Free Meals for all OESJ Students in 2017-2018
All students enrolled in OESJ District will receive both breakfast and lunch for FREE this year. This includes PTech programs. To read more, click here.

POSTED 7/11/2017 - UPDATED 8/9/2017

OESJ Elementary 2017-2018 Class Supply Lists

The OESJ Elementary 2017-2018 Class Supply Lists are available.  Please note that each Kindergarten class has their own list.  To view the updated supply list, please click here.

POSTED 7/18/2017 - UPDATED 8/9/2017

OESJ Middle School 2017-2018 Class Supply Lists

The OESJ Middle School 2017-2018 Class Supply Lists are available.  To view the supply list, please click here for the updated list.

POSTED 7/24/2017

Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Elementary Cafeteria.  The agenda can be viewed here.

POSTED 7/18/2017

OESJ Agriculture Teacher Teaches Workshop at the NYAAE 100 Years of Agriculture Education Inquiry Institute

Chris Smith, High School Agriculture Teacher at OESJ CSD, attended the New York Association of Agricultural Educators (NYAAE) Conference that celebrated 100 years of agriculture education. As part of the conference, Chris attended an Agriscience Inquiry Institute. The NYAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute focused on improving agriscience teachers’ ability to incorporate scientific methodology, problem-solving, and inquiry-based learning into their existing agriscience curriculum. To read more about the conference and see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 7/6/2017

OESJ Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Announced

Congratulations to the many OESJ students that have made Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 fourth quarter. Click here to view students of the Junior/Senior High School. To view students from the Elementary School, click here.

POSTED 7/1/2017

OESJ Kindergarten Graduates


On June 21, Fifty-eight Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Hazzard, Mrs. Gentile, Mrs. Hudyncia and Mrs. Case's rooms celebrated their Graduation Day. Thanks to Mrs. Parry for putting together some of the memorable moments of 2016/2017 in this animoto. Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates!!!

POSTED 6/28/2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!

On Friday, June 23, OESJ held its fourth commencement ceremony.  There were 47 graduates that crossed the stage to receive their diplomas and enter the world.  Liam Sammons, class Salutatorian, gave his speech entitled, “Let’s Live It,” were he thanked his peers, parents, faculty and staff, and reminisced on what the Class of 2017 has accomplished.  Class Valedictorian, Lyndsey Lynch, encouraged her classmates to “take risks– don’t be afraid to take that leap–, find your passion and work hard towards your goals, but most of all, make sure you’re happy along the way”.  Guest Speaker Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara spoke to the graduates and guests.  OESJ is extremely proud of its graduates and wish them the best of luck in their future.  To see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 6/22/2017

Middle School Visits Boston

On Monday, June 19, OESJ 7th and 8th graders visited Boston, Massachusetts.  The Middle School worked all year long raising more than $6,000 to go on this trip.  The students were able to visit the New England Aquarium, watch the IMAX show Amazon Adventure,  take a Harbor walk to view Tall Ships, Quincy Market, and had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. A great time was had by all!  To view additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 6/22/2017

Sixth Grade Graduates!

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OESJ sixth graders graduated today!  Their ceremony included a slide show presentation of their year complete with videos and a mannequin challenge.  This was directed by Mrs. Parry and students worked under her, editing the presentation.  Mrs. Brownell directed the entire 6th grade in the choral tear-jerker by Tim McGraw—“Humble and Kind.”  Mr. Bellinger led the 6th graders in a rocking instrumental number.  Superintendent, Mr. Halloran, and Mrs. Kawryga, principal, spoke to the students.  Their inspirational words will hopefully be carried with the new graduates onto 7th grade.  Sixth graders also had the treat of guest speaker, and soon to be graduate Jeff Baker.  Good luck new 7th graders! To view more videos, click here.

POSTED 6/21/2017

Robotics Culmination Presentation


As a culmination to the Robotics Unit in Technology Class, NAO the humanoid robot came to the OESJ Elementary School. Mrs. Dee and Mr. Strange from Neric presented NAO to students in grades 3-6. NAO is a programmable robot that is personalizable and interactive. Mr. Strange discussed NAO’s capabilities and Mrs. Dee helped the students program NAO.  NAO talked to the students, sang and did a dance, and interacted with students. This program brought STEM to life.

POSTED 6/21/2017

Robotics and Coding in Elementary Technology

Students are very excited to learn Robotics and Coding in technology class. Grades 3-6 learned Blockly coding to program Dash and Dot Robots. Students measured distances and angles, used map and geography skills, and then used Blockly coding to program Dash to travel the world on a map.  Next, they programmed Dash to make his way through mazes, draw shapes and play the xylophone. Click here to check out the great Dash and Dot videos and pictures.

POSTED 6/19/2017

OESJ Middle Schoolers Learn Local History

Students in grades 7 & 8 celebrated the end of the school year this past week by spending 3 days exploring St. Johnsville's local history!  On Wednesday, June 14th, students in grade 8 traveled to the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library.  There they toured the library and museum.  On Thursday, June 15th, all student in grade 7 & 8 attended a day long field trip to Fort Klock.  Some of the activities students participated in were trying their hand at writing with ink and quills, helping out at the Blacksmith Shop, and watching musket and cannon demonstrations!  By working in small groups students and staff were able to see life in the 1700's & 1800's first hand!  To read more and see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 6/17/2017

So Long, Finned Friends!

OESJ sixth graders released the brook trout they have been raising all year.  The trout started as fertilized eggs (which happened during our trip to SUNY Cobleskill) and developed into large fingerlings which were released into a local stream.  Mother and daughter team Mrs. Murcray, science teacher, and Mrs. Dopp, teaching assistant, led the release.  Mrs. Dopp instructed the students on how to find microinvertebrates in the stream bottom and guided the students on how to identify the trouts’ favorite snacks.  Mrs. Murcray made sure each student released a trout and then led the students in the “Bye Bye Trout” song.  This trip is symbolic; as our trout swim downstream, we wish our students the best as they go “down the hill” to 7th grade! To see additional pictures and video, click here.

POSTED 6/15/2017

5th Grade Tellagami Book Reports

The students in Mrs. Brundage’s, Mrs. Etherton’s and Mrs. Oppenheimer’s 5th grade classes created Tellagami videos in computer class. The students wrote wonderful book reviews, created characters, and made mini gami videos on iPads. The book reviews were excellent, they were written with such thought, feeling and expression. The 5th graders were so excited to create the characters and record their own voice for the Tellagami character. Their videos make you want to head to the library to read the books they reviewed. Click here to watch their Tellagami Book Reviews.

POSTED 6/14/2017

Students in OESJ Elementary Learn Robotics


At the beginning of May, students in grades 3-5 were introduced to Robotics using Cubelets. Through discovery learning, the students built cubelet robots. Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots. The students built robots that drove around on a tabletop, responded to light, sound, and temperature. Every unique arrangement was a new robot. Check out their robots and watch their excitement.

Students in grades K-2 were introduced to programming using Blue-Bot Robots. The children used the directional and sequence buttons on the back of the Blue-Bots to program them to move across the mat and solve a problem. Students even programmed them to dance. The Robots excited the students to problem solve. To see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 6/14/2017

Let Nature be your Classroom

OESJ sixth grader’s just returned from the trip of a lifetime!  They attended a 3 night, 4 day trip to Nature’s Classroom at Silver Bay in Lake George.  Nature’s Classroom is an environmental education program offering 13 locations and the best in connecting the classroom to the outdoors for the past 40 years.

Students, parents, teachers, and administration start preparing for this trip in September.  There are fundraisers, including a spaghetti dinner and Nature’s Vision merchandise sale.  All profits from the 6th grade school store go to the trip as well. To read more and see additional pictures, please click here.


POSTED 6/13/2017

Inaugural “Walk of the Wolves”


On Monday, June 12th, the graduating Seniors of the OESJ Class of 2017 took a trip up to the Elementary School to walk the hallways for a final farewell. All of the students and teachers in the Elementary School lined the hallways to applaud the Seniors efforts and they even provided them with many “Thank You” Gifts and congratulatory send offs. The event was the first of its kind at OESJ and provided many of the Seniors a nostalgic send off with their former teachers. The younger students also got the opportunity to see how special this moment was and provided them with some motivation to strive to attain this opportunity for themselves.

POSTED 6/13/2017

OESJ Wolf Pack Band Takes First at the Violet Festival

The OESJ 7th-12th grade Marching Band took First Place Best High School Band in the Dolgeville Violet Festival Parade on Saturday, June 10th. The Parade also served as the Senior's Marching Farewell- as the class of 2017 Senior Musicians left their place of march and led the group from in front of the banner. The final straight away becomes their final honored march. It concludes with the band encircling them, and paying tribute to the seniors accomplishments. Thank you Senior Musicians, for being the first HS Class to complete all four years at OESJ HS Band! You have set a great path to follow!

POSTED 6/12/2017

OESJ Wolf Pack Bands Place at Sherburne

The 7-12th grade OESJ Wolf Pack Bands Placed in 9 categories recently at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands in highly competitive Competition. Although scores and trophies don't define our kids, the fact that they were consistent across so many categories demonstrates the skills of these well rounded musicians.  The OESJ Band placed as follows: JH Small Ensemble placed 1st; JH Drumline placed 2nd; JH Concert Band placed 4th; HS Small Ensemble 3rd; HS Jazz Ensemble 3rd; HS Concert Band 3rd; HS Drumline 2nd; 7-12th grade Marching Band 4th; 7-12th grade Color Guard 3rd.  Congratulations OESJ!

POSTED 6/12/2017

2017 Regents Schedule

The 2017 Regents Schedule is available.  Please click here to view.

POSTED 6/12/2017

Fulton County 2017 Lead By Example Recognition Dinner

On Thursday, June 8, 2017 the Fulton County Lead by Example Recognition Dinner was held at the Johnstown Senior Center in Johnstown, New York. Students from all the school districts in Fulton County were honored for their leadership in their schools and communities. Jeffrey Baker was our student representative from OESJ. He was the recipient of the Fulton County Lead By Example Award for 2017. To read more about Jeffrey, click here.

POSTED 6/9/2017

Elementary End of the Year Schedule

There will be full days of school June 19th - 22nd for OESJ Elementary. There will be early dismissal at 11:30 on Friday, June 16th.  Please see the schedule below:


June 16th - early dismissal (11:30)

June 19th - full day

June 20th - full day

June 21st - full day

June 22nd - full day (last day of school)

POSTED 6/9/2017

OESJ Students Perform at Poetry Slam in Utica

On Thursday night, OESJ High School Students from Ms. Jewett's Poetry and Creative Writing classes attended an open mic poetry slam in Utica, at the Tramontane Cafe.  Stepping out of their comfort zone, the students were both nervous and excited.  In front of a packed and cheering crowd, they performed their original works of poetry, and everyone in the room was blown away by their talent, performance skills, and their bravery.  It was such a thrilling success, that the students have plans to attend this open mic again, which is held every Thursday. Congratulations to: Helene Blair, Kyleigh Hayner, Realey Ickles, Devyn Jones, Keagan Clemons, Coby Cover, Kyara Nichols, Abby Countryman, and Faith McFarland.

POSTED 6/8/2017

2017 FMCC/HFM BOCES Student Recognition Dinner

On June 6, 2017 students from around the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Region came together at HFM BOCES for the 2nd annual Student Recognition Dinner. Dustin Swanger, ED. D, President of FMCC wrote; “Among our honorees are students who have travelled abroad to perform missionary work, climbed all the Adirondack High Peaks, championed opportunities for the disabled, participated on championship teams and in award-winning music groups and helped educate fellow students about diversity in their communities and in the world. We also honor a student tonight who overcame  traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. She’ll still graduate on time with her class later this month.”
These students have been recognized for their academic and extracurricular excellence along with their devotion to their communities and be able to preserve to be successful. The following OESJ students were among the honorees. Congratulations to Lyndsey Lynch, Liam Sammons, Aidan Eggleston, Tyler Clark and Georgia Schaffer.To read more, please click here.

POSTED 6/8/2017

Addie Brundage named Fulton County Female Athlete of the Year

On Wednesday, June 7th, senior Adelina Brundage was named the 2016-2017 Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Female Athlete of the Year at the 30th Annual Sports Award Banquet held at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. Addie was chosen for her outstanding athletic achievements as a 3 sport athlete, participating in Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field. In soccer, Addie was a 1st team WAC All Star, a Section 2 All Star, she was named a 4th team New York State All Star, and scored over 50 career goals as a 4 year Varsity starter. In Basketball, she was named a 2nd Team WAC All Star and was a member of this years Track & Field team with Fort Plain where she ran the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the 4 x 100 meter relay, the 4 x 400 meter relay and participated in the triple jump.  To read more, click here.

POSTED 6/5/2017

OESJ Students Honored at “Made of Something Stronger” Event

On May 19th the inaugural Made of Something Stronger event was held at the Winner’s Circle in Fonda.  Four OESJ students along with an OESJ teacher were honored for being made of something stronger. The event was established to shine a light on students  who possess a strong work ethic and character along with high academic accomplishments, have been involved in extracurricular activities and have who served the community. Four students and one teacher from each school in the county were invited to participate.  Abby Mosher, Adelina Brundage, Aidan Eggleston and Liam Sammons represented the OESJ students and Sarah Jewett was the teacher representative. To read more about each student, click here.

POSTED 6/2/2017

Sixth Grade Attends Conservation Day

OESJ sixth graders attended the annual Conservation Day held at Herkimer KOA Campgrounds.  Students walked to different stations and learned about human-environment interactions, ecology, and had hands on experience letting trout go in the West Canada Creek.  One of the highlights was a bee presentation by Mrs. Murcray’s dad, Mr. Jeff Rutkowski.  Mr. Rutkowski is a beekeeper and loved sharing his knowledge.  Students enjoyed learning that the female bees kick the male bees out of the hive when they are no longer physically able to do the work needed to keep the bee hive going! To see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 6/2/2017

From Turkey to Stream

Joe Alberico visited the OESJ sixth grade to help continue students’ knowledge of the brook trout.  This presentation is part of the Trout in the Classroom program; students have been raising brook trout all year and are set to release them next week.  Joe is a fly fishing specialist, Trout in the Classroom coordinator, and entomologist (we call him the “insect guy”). Joe taught sixth graders how to identify all stages of the stonefly, mayfly, and caddisfly—the brook trout’s favorite snacks. To more about what the sixth grade class did and see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 6/2/2017

START YOUR ENGINES! Ready…...Set…..Go!

PAWS is holding its 2nd annual Cardboard Car Cruise-in for PreK-6th grade.  This is a family event. Parents are encouraged to help children design their vehicle. Paper boxes or small moving boxes work great!  Drive your car to the drive -in on June 14, 2017 by 6PM and sign in to be eligible for prizes.  Each child must be chaperoned by an adult.  We will have special racing visitors at this event. There will be several stations to visit this year.  Please have your child wear old clothes. It may be a little messy. This is a free event. There will be lots of fun that we need to plan for. Please return the name  of the students and number of chaperones that will attend.  This will help us plan for everyone to have a good time. Please contact Mrs. Fredericks if you have any questions at 568-2014 or jill.fredericks@oesj.org.

POSTED 6/1/2017

31st Annual Scholars' Recognition Program

Each year, CASDA honors a graduating senior and a dedicated teacher from each high school in the capital district. Scholars are selected by their schools on the basis of scholarship, achievement, leadership and service to their school and community. Each student scholar invites a teacher who has significantly influenced their education to join them at the dinner. This year the dinner was held on May 17th at the Albany Marriott.  Congratulations to Liam Sammons and Matthew Battisti.

POSTED 6/1/2017

7th Grade Girls Attend Girls STEM Conference

On Tuesday, May 23, Mrs. Sitterly and Ms. Dopp took 15 seventh grade girls to the Future Women of STEM Conference. This all day event  was aimed to encourage young people to consider a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  The conference took place at the Fulton Montgomery Community College campus in Johnstown.  After a yummy breakfast, girls moved onto 3 workshops given by local professors and professionals.  To see additional pictures and read more about the workshops, click here.

For past news stories, visit the NEWS ARCHIVE.


The OESJ School District seeks to provide the best possible education for every student. We strive to maintain an excellent learning environment to ensure every student graduates from high school prepared for college and career success.


The mission of the OESJ Central School District is for every student to experience an enriching environment where they will master the skills necessary for 21st century learning and reach their full potential for applying knowledge. All OESJ students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful and authentic learning through teachers’ use of research based, innovative instructional practices. We will educate our students to become life-long learners, cooperative workers, quality producers and outstanding citizens.
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