NEWS HEADLINES [NEWS ARCHIVE]
The OESJ Board of Education will hold their regular, monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the Junior / Senior High School Auditorium. The agenda can be seen here.
As a reminder, the OESJ CSD will have no school from Wednesday, November 25 to Friday, November 27, 2015. Classes will resume on Monday, November 30, 2015.
The OESJ Elementary School and Junior / Senior High School have released their honor roll and high honor roll lists for the first quarter. View the Elementary School list here and the Junior / Senior High School list here. Congratulations to all students on your accomplishments!
The OESJ CSD will hold an Emergency Early Release Drill on Tuesday, November 24. As part of this drill, all students in both buildings will be released 15 minutes earlier than a normal day. Therefore, the Elementary building will dismiss at 2:30 and the high school building will release at 3:00.
OESJ Agriculture Education teacher Christopher Smith has been awarded the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Teacher Turn the Key Award. This award is met to recognize participation in professional activities, and included a scholarship to attend the NAAE Conference, where he was able to engage in special programming during the convention that is designed to address the concerns of early career agricultural educators. Congratulations to Chris Smith on this great achievement!
Monday, November 23, 2015 Deemed “Take the Survey Day”
Schools in the HFM BOCES region have designated Monday, November 23, 2015, as “Take the Survey Day.” Recently, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released a survey regarding the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards that all community members are encouraged to take. Read more on the survey here, including a link to the survey, in a letter from Dr. Michel, HFM BOCES District Superintendent.
The Mohawk Valley FFA attended the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Nine Mohawk Valley FFA Members boarded a bus on the morning of October 25 with advisors Chris Smith and Kristy Shafer as well as 90 other NY FFA members advisors from chapters around New York State ready for their eight day trip. Read more their trip, including pictures, here.
The OESJ BOE Committees will hold their monthly meetings the week of November 23. Agendas for each meeting, including the location, date and time, can be seen here.
In order to allow scheduling of parent / teacher conferences, OESJ CSD students will have a half day on Thursday, November 19, 2015, and no school on Friday, November 20, 2015. All students will be fed lunch on Thursday. Any questions regarding conferences should be directed to your students’ school.
Chris Smith’s welding class is working on a project that involves reusing old circular saw blades, table saw blades, hand saws, shovel heads, etc. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, and can be delivered to the Junior / Senior High School office during normal school hours.
This Friday the OESJ AP Scholarship Games will be held starting at 5 P.M. at the Junior/Senior High School. There will be games for each age level, as well as concessions, a bake sale, face painting, ice cream, and raffle baskets. See the flyer below for a schedule of the night’s events.
It all started when three authors met at a book signing event in late September. Jenny Milchman, a nationally established mystery and suspense novelist, Daniel Barrett, a grant writer from Troy and new author that has been published as well, and Heidi Sprouse, OESJ Pre-K teacher and author, were talking shop about writing when Ms. Milchman mentioned her Take a Child to a Bookstore Day and foundation that she began several years ago in her quest to encourage families to get their children out to the bookstore. Read the entire story here about how this conversation has led to an amazing opportunity for our OESJ Prekindergarten students.
Here is your chance to show off you school spirit while supporting the Senior Class. Order forms have been sent home with each student, and can also be seen on the right. Samples are available to view in each main office.
Jeff Baker, a Junior band member at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School, has been chosen to perform in the Area Allstate concert band for Zone Eight in Oneonta on November 21. This will be the trumpet player’s second year performing in this ensemble. Jeff is the son of Jeffrey and Barb Baker of Lassellsville, NY.
There is a meeting scheduled for all 7 - 12 grade students interested in playing winter sports and their parents for Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 6 P.M. in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.
PreKindergarten teacher Heidi Sprouse is also a published author, with works including “Adirondack Sundown” and “All the Little Things.” She will debut a new book soon, and sat down to talk with WNYT about it. See the clip here.
After beating Eldred for the Section D Regional Championship 2 - 1 in overtime, the OESJ Lady Wolves soccer team will go on to play Wheatland-Chili Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 12 P.M. at SUNY Cortland in the state semi-finals. Tickets to the event are $6, and a student spectator bus for grades 7-12 is being offered. 30 students are needed for the bus to travel, and students can sign up in the Junior / Senior High School Main Office. Come support the Lady Wolves!
As a reminder, OESJ CSD will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veterans’ Day.
The Parade Committee for the Gloversville Veterans’ Day Parade originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015, has cancelled the parade. As a result, the OESJ Wolfpack Band will not be marching on Saturday. Notices were sent home with students last week.
Due to a recent incident in the parking lot where a car was hit, we are re-evaluating the process to be sure our students are safe.
We have had a meeting where we discussed a plan to improve safety of students and traffic flow during dismissal. Our plan is to move staff parking out of the side of the cafeteria lot nearest to the cafeteria starting on November 6th so that parents may park there. We will continue to have two to three traffic attendants out there to help with student safety and traffic flow.
We are open to helpful ideas that will help us arrive at the best possible solution to our problem. Please be sure to stay on the sidewalks as much as possible when walking to and from the building.
In the future, please refer to both Facebook and our school's web page for breaking news.
Sixth grade students traveled to SUNY Cobleskill College on October 23, 2015 for their Trout in the Classroom field trip. Read the entire story and see more pictures here.
POSTED 10/30/2015; UPDATED 11/2/2015
The OESJ Board of Education will be changing their regular meeting to Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the Elementary School Cafeteria. The change is being made in order to allow anyone who wishes to attend the Girls' Varsity Soccer game on Wednesday the ability to do so. The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.
GO LADY WOLVES!
As always, if you have any questions or need help, please call 518-568-2014 ext. 104.
Varsity Girls’ Soccer Sectional Game Site Changed. October 26, 2015
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.
Spanish Club to Host Movie Night for Grades 7 - 12
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team to Play in Sectional Semifinals Game Friday
Winter Sports Registration Available
BOE Committee Meetings Scheduled