POSTED 8/25/2016

OESJ Jr/Sr High School Completes Chromebook Boot Camp

During the month of August, the Technology department along with administration were busy with “Boot Camps”, where students and parents gathered to hear why the deployment of Chromebooks for all students was important. Read the entire story here.

POSTED 8/25/2016

Connect to OESJ Jr/Sr High School via Remind

Want to stay connected to the OESJ Jr/Sr high school and receive important updates from the administration? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging system that helps schools share information with students and parents. All personal information is kept private and it’s easy to sign up! This is not a replacement for our phone message system; it’s just another way to stay connected.  To sign up, simply send a text message to 81010 and enter the following message: @oesjcsd1 in the message box. Instructions can also be found at Remind.

POSTED 8/11/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedules Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the Junior / Senior High School Auditorium.  The agenda can be seen here and the board packet can be viewed here.

POSTED 8/6/2016

OESJ Girls Summer Soccer Takes First Place

The OESJ girls summer league soccer team took first place in the Herkimer County Community College summer league with a 2-1 victory in the championship finals at the college. The team went into the championship

tournament with a 6-2-1 record and was seeded second. The girls beat Little Falls in the semi-finals, 4-2. They then went on to avenge last week's loss to undefeated Dolgeville by beating them in the finals. The team is comprised of girls in grades 8-12 who played all summer to prepare for the upcoming season. Congratulations!
Kneeling: Addie Brundage, Lexi Romeyn,  Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Abby Mosher, Jessica Benton (assistant coach) ,  Bella Masi. Standing: Trinity Rathbun, Fontana LaCoppola, Sam Weaver, Cait Handy, Emilie Engle, Rebecca Trumble, Sydney Eggleston,  Ashley Engle, Abby Johnson, Kam Battisti, Mariah Hurteau.

POSTED 8/3/2016

Fall Sports Parent Meeting Scheduled

The OESJ Athletic Department will hold its mandatory Fall Sports Parent Meeting & Meet the Coaches night in the High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Every participating J.V. and Varsity athlete must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. We strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend this program to assure that all the necessary paperwork has been filled out and to receive other important information about OESJ athletics.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Meet the coaches who will be working with your son or daughter.

  • Go over the athletic policies (schedules, eligibility, expectations, etc...)

  • Develop an understanding of sportsmanship expectations for student athletes, parents, and spectators.

  • Discuss information on physicals, health history forms, FamilyID and concussion management.

  • Complete any paperwork that still needs to be completed for the Fall season.

  • Ask questions. (Athletic Director, High School Principal, School Nurse will be in attendance)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 15th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

POSTED 7/29/2016

Fall Sports Physicals Scheduled

Physicals for Fall sports will be held on August 2nd & August 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 in the nurse's office at the Jr./Sr. High School. Any student athlete planning to participate in a Fall sport must have a physical completed by either their private medical provider or the school district medical provider prior to the first day of practice. They must also fill out a health history form prior to the first day of practice. The links to the forms are listed below. Please bring the completed health history form with you to your physical.

You are encouraged to schedule an appointment during these time slots using the scheduler link below in order to avoid extended wait times. A maximum of 3 participants may sign up for each time slot.

Appointment Time Slots for Physicals:

August 2nd Sports Physicals Appointment Slots

August 10th Sports Physicals Appointment Slots

Health History Forms:

Private Medical Provider Health History Form

School District Provider Health History Form

Please complete the remaining information by accessing the FamilyID link on the right side of the screen.

POSTED 7/28/2016 Board of Education Schedules Regular Meeting for Wednesday The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 6:00 PM in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.  The agenda can be seen here.

POSTED 7/13/2016 - UPDATED 7/28/2016

Elementary & Junior High School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for the 2016 - 2017 school year are available for the Elementary School and the Junior/Senior High School.  Please click here to view your child’s supply list for the Elementary School. Please click here to view your child's supply list for the Junior High School.  Check back frequently for any updates.

POSTED 7/15/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedules Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the Elementary Cafeteria. You can view the agenda here.

POSTED 7/13/2016

Board Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

There will be a Board of Education Meeting held this evening, July 13, at the Elementary Cafeteria.  Executive Session will be held at 5:00 pm, followed by a reorganizational meeting at 6:30 pm.  The agenda can be seen here.

POSTED 7/7/2016

2016-2017 OESJ CSD Calendar

The calendar for the 2016 - 2017 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their March meeting. View it here.

POSTED 7/7/2016

Honor and High Honor Roll Lists Announced

The OESJ Elementary School and Junior / Senior High School have released their honor roll and high honor roll lists for the second quarter.  View the Elementary School list here and the Junior / Senior High School list here.  Congratulations to all students on your accomplishments!

POSTED 7/5/2016

Superintendent’s Message Regarding Staff Member Passing

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our OESJ school community of the untimely passing of Secondary Special Education teacher, Ms. Dale Boudry.   Ms. Boudry tragically died as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on Friday, July 1.  

Dale served the Oppenheim-Ephratah and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District for the past eighteen and a half years.   Prior to working for the district, Dale was a Case Manager and Service Coordinator at the Herkimer Resource Center for nine years and served in the United States Army as an Electronic Warfare Voice Interpreter for six years. Dale is survived by her sons, Arthur and Patrick Parmer, granddaughter Emerson Parmer, mother Patricia Couchman, and brother William Boudry.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale and her loved ones during this very difficult time.  

Services are being arranged through the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home located at 100 Otsego Street in Ilion, NY.  Calling hours have been set for 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with a service to follow at 7:00 PM. Ms. Boudry's obituary and further details regarding the service can be seen here. Dale’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association and Herkimer Humane Society.  

We have arranged for counseling services through the Family Counseling Center at the Junior/Senior High School for anyone needing assistance coping with this loss.  Please contact Mrs. Jackie Lape in the nurse's office at 568-2013 for more information. I encourage parents and guardians to discuss this matter with your children if you determine they are age appropriate, as it may be difficult for them to process this tragedy in isolation.  Please be mindful this may be very upsetting for our children, regardless of whether or not they knew Ms. Boudry.  

Ms. Dale Boudry was well liked and respected by all who knew her.  OESJ mourns the loss of such a good friend and dedicated educator.

POSTED 6/28/2016

OESJ CSD Graduates Class of 2016

On Friday, June 24, 2016, OESJ graduated 55 seniors!  High School Principal Mr. David Slater welcomed the graduates, friends, and families to commencement.  OESJ Salutatorian, Cynthia Smith, gave an encouraging speech on succeeding in life entitled, “I Love Turtles,” although she assured that the speech had nothing to do with turtles.   OESJ Superintendent Mr. David Halloran addressed the graduates by congratulating them on their achievements and wishing them the best of luck in their future endeavors.  Valedictorian Samantha Lamphere reminisced about the many memories the senior class has made and the many more yet to come.  Diplomas were presented by Mr. Halloran and the Board of Education President Mrs. Mary Weaver.

POSTED 6/28/2016

2017 Senior Yearbook Information Announced

Attention 2016-2017 OESJ Seniors - check out important information regarding senior yearbook pictures and other information here.

POSTED 6/28/2016

2016-2017 Immunization Information Released

Parents and guardians are asked to take a moment to review the following important immunization information here.

POSTED 6/28/2016

Class of 2016 Celebrates Baccalaureate
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville senior class celebrated baccalaureate on

Thursday, June 23. at the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church.  Read the entire story, including more pictures, here.

POSTED 6/27/2016

OESJ Pre-Kindergarten Graduate

On Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30, thirty eight pre-kindergarten students graduated at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.

POSTED 6/23/2016 PAWS Hosts Cardboard Car Cruise-In On Thursday, June 16, 2016, PAWS hosted a cardboard car cruise-in for all OESJ

Elementary students.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.

POSTED 6/23/2016

OESJ Sixth Graders Graduate

On Thursday June 23, 2016 OESJ sixth graders graduated!  This was the students last year in the Elementary Building; next year they will enter Junior High at the OESJ Senior Campus.  Mrs. Kawryga handed out diplomas and Mrs. Parry put together a beautiful set of presentations of pictures from the entire school year, which can be seen here.  Awards presented were: Highest Science Average: Margaret Christensen, Highest Math Average: Kyle Hall, Highest ELA Average: Kyle Hall, Highest Average Overall: Kyle Hall, Citizenship Awards: Tavia Schaffer, Owen Dunderdale, Perfect Attendance: Mason Snell, Isaiah Handy, Matthew Steele.

POSTED 6/23/2016

OESJ BOE Schedules Special Meeting
There will be a brief executive session meeting of the OESJ CSD Board of Education on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. in the District Office.  The agenda can be seen here.

POSTED 6/21/2016; UPDATED 6/22/2016

Free Summer Meals Available at OESJ CSD

Made possible by a USDA Grant, the OESJ CSD is excited to announce that there will be free breakfast and lunch for kids and teens this summer at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School.  In addition, the OESJ Elementary School will be providing free breakfast and a snack to summer school attendees.  Click on the flyer for more details!

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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