Home of the Wolves

POSTED 3/16/2018

OESJ Odyssey of the Mind Teams Place 2nd and 3rd

Congratulations to the OESJ Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Teams.

Both teams competed in the regional competition held on March 10th

at Fonda Fultonville CSD.  They did an amazing job showing their creative

skills in teamwork building and “Thinking Out of the Box” for this competition.

You can read more and see picture here.

POSTED 3/14/2018

Ms. Thompson's class enters Writing Contest

As part of writing in January & February Ms. Thompson’s class entered different Scholastic Writing Contests. Katlyn Mosher, Brooklynn Smith, and Myracle Hart choose the “Monster Alarm Story” Starter Contest. The girls had to come up with an original story with text and illustrations, to show what happens after the monster alarm goes off. Liam Achzet choose to enter the “I Survived Idea Contest.” He acted as if he were the author and choose a natural disaster that he would write a book about. He had to write about the disaster and why he choose it.  Alexander Cook entered the “Setting the Scene” contest. He had to write the first two pages of an original story that focused on using words to create a very strong sense of place for the reader. Now, we eagerly await and our students are excited! We will keep you posted on the results!

POSTED 3/14/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards

The February Wolf Award recipients are:

Kindergarten: Lillian Egan, Lindsey Swick, Julia Sammons-Wilbur

1st Grade: Calvin Eakin, Thomas Cavanaugh, Anna Thayer

2nd Grade: EmmaLynn Moxham, Abigal Jasek

3rd Grade: Audrina McAdams, Devin Schell

4th Grade: Verne Turner, Delton Keba, Jada Pearl, Kaydan Moyer

5th Grade: Alyssa Clute, Gavin Dibble, Quintin Schaffer

6th Grade: Kaylee Breton, Mari-jayn Clifford

P.E.: Teddy Youker

Art: Sophia Bellen

Band: Ruby Hand

Music/Chorus: Sadie Snell, Tyler Barnes

Library: Blake Moore

POSTED 3/13/2018

OESJ Jr. High Semi Formal

On March 9th, students in grades 7 & 8 held a semi formal dance at the OESJ jr/sr high school.  Students in grade 8, led by their class advisor, Mrs. Kelly, sponsored this dance organizing every aspect from foods and drinks all the way to the playlist and DJ services.  Students really took ownership of this night and a good time was had by all --including chaperones Mrs. Brundage, Mrs. Jenkins, Ms. Rogers, and Mr. Battisti. Students in both grade levels truly enjoyed a night of positive socialization with their peers and school staff.  Thank you to all who helped make it a great night!

POSTED 3/13/2018

Ms. Jewett’s Class Creates a Documentary

Students in Ms. Jewett's Monsters, Mortals, and Myths class have been studying monster storytelling from ancient classical literature to modern tales of today. Drawing on their love for the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, they created a documentary called, "Stranger Things is not so Strange". They worked in groups to research and explain the real historical events, science, and math concepts that are used by the creators of this modern monster tale. Many juniors and seniors were able to attend the first screening of their film.

POSTED 3/9/2018

Class of 2024 Hosts Successful Spaghetti Dinner

The OESJ sixth grade class held a Spaghetti Dinner on March 5th at the H.C. Smith Benefit Club to raise funds for their end of the year trip to Nature’s Classroom in Lake George this June.  The cost of the trip requires quite a bit of fundraising throughout the year. It is a 4 day interdisciplinary learning experience focusing on the outdoors, team building and ecology. This year’s dinner was a huge success thanks to the help of students, parents, teachers, and community members.  Of course this event could not have been made possible without the H.C. Smith Benefit Club, which gives our students a chance to be a part of serving the food, setting and clearing tables, taking ticket orders, boxing up to-go orders, and running a bake sale. To read more click here.

POSTED 3/6/2018

OESJ to Dismiss Early on March 7th Due to Snow

Due to the significant snow storm scheduled to impact our region tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th, we are going to be closing early to ensure our students are home safe before the worst of the storm arrives. The Elementary school will dismiss at 11:15 am and the Jr/Sr school will dismiss at 11:40 am. Please plan accordingly.

There will be no transportation provided to, or from, out of district programs including BOCES and Jansen Ave PTech.

The BOE meeting scheduled for March 7th has been rescheduled. It will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 8th, in the Elementary cafeteria.

POSTED 3/6/2018

OESJ to Hold Panel Discussion

The OESJ CSD will be holding a panel discussion with district administrators and counselors, law enforcement personnel and regional mental health providers on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm in the Jr/Sr auditorium. The discussion will allow parents and guardians to  learn about OESJ safety enhancements, mental health concerns, and the role of social media and appropriate reporting of potential threats. Participants will also be able to screen the ALICE protocol. Parents and guardians of all grade levels are welcome to join us. To read the letter that was sent home to district parents and guardians click here.

POSTED 3/6/2018

H.C. Smith Benefit Club Thanks Students and Staff

The H.C. Smith Benefit Club sent a thank you letter to the students and staff for their generous donation to the Annual Give Away Program. To read the letter click here.

POSTED 3/6/2018

Free Narcan Training

A free Narcan Training will take place on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30-7:30pm at the St. Johnsville Community House. Narcan is the opioid overdose reversal drug. If interested in attending please email or call Jenna Mares so we know how many people to have materials for. Her contact information is: (p) 518-842-4202 x3121 or (e) jenna.mares@cc-fmc.org.

POSTED 3/6/2018

15 OESJ students to compete in regional KidWind competitions

Some students used foam cups as blades in the design of their unique wind turbines. Others used bottles. Or aluminum foil. Or cut up plastic Folger’s Coffee cans.

Among the 13 projects at the OESJ KidWind Challenge presentations in the cafeteria last Thursday, there were also different numbers of blades used on their creations: 3, 4, 6 and 12.

Both of those features – the number of blades and the material used for the blades – most likely had an impact on how quickly and smoothly the turbines turned.

The 50 or so eighth-grade students, who worked in teams along with one high school team, were there to show off their hand-made turbines and with hopes of moving on to the next level: a trip to regional competitions at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica on March 8 and GE in Schenectady on March 17. To read more click here.

POSTED 3/5/2018

OESJ Board of Education Recognizes Student and Staff Members

At the February 12, 2018 Board of Education meeting, Coach Jason Brundage was recognized for dedicating many years and countless hours to the OESJ Boys Basketball program. To read the resolution click here.


Paige Morrone, Mikaila Robarge, Jade Dygert and Jesse Walrath were recognized for placing in the annual Spelling Bee. To read the resolution click here. Congratulations to all!

POSTED 3/5/2018

PK and Kindergarten Sign Up

If you have a child that will be 4 by December 1st 2018 (PK) or 5 by Dec. 1st 2018 (K), please call Julie at 568-2014 ext. 117 to sign them up for PK or Kindergarten or download and print off the enrollment packet here and turn it into the Elementary School as soon as possible! Thank you!

POSTED 3/2/2018

OESJ Sectional Game Postponed

The Varsity Boys Sectional game against Whitehall has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 3rd at noon at the Cool Insuring Arena at Glens Falls. The boys play in the Section 2 Class D Sectional Finals. Good luck to Coach Brundage and his team!!

POSTED 3/1/2018

OESJ Elementary Adds Enrichment Opportunity to Beyond the Bell

A new enrichment opportunity has been added to the Beyond the Bell after school program! Hosted by Miss LaQuay and Miss VanValkenburgh, students in 3rd and 4th grade meet on Tuesdays, while 5th and 6th graders meet on Thursdays.
A month underway and the students have already been working hard creatively thinking and building. To read more click here.

POSTED 2/27/2018

OESJ Makes Student Safety a Top Priority

The tragic school shooting at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in  Florida  has made all schools across the country reassess their best efforts to keep students and staff safe at all times.

OESJ takes that responsibility very seriously. We want to take this opportunity to review the safety precautions in place at OESJ schools and, as happens after an incident like the one in Florida, to examine what we can do better. To read more click here.

POSTED 2/26/2018

OESJ 6th Graders to Host a Spaghetti Supper

OESJ 6th graders will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper to raise

money for their class trip to Nature’s Classroom.

Please come show your support!

POSTED 2/20/2018

OESJ Board of Education Recognizes Student and Staff Members

At the January 4th, 2018 Board of Education meeting Mrs. Jackie Lape, Mrs. Cheryl Brown and Mrs. Kate Yoder were recognized for their work through the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program. To read the resolution click here.

Keagan Clemons was recognized for demonstrating excellent leadership qualities and school spirit this school year. To read the resolution click here.


POSTED 2/19/2018

OESJ HS Art Departments Annual Community Art Program

OESJ High School art students will be making 8 barn quilts. Orders will be taken on a first come first serve basis.  All quilts will be completed and ready for pick up by Friday, May 18th. Purchasers are responsible for pick up, installing/displaying their own quilt. Each 4 ft  x 4 ft  quilt is $65.00. Please note that this is a community service project and the price reflects the cost of materials.


Barn quilts are wooden squares painted to look like quilts and positioned on a garage, barn, house, shed, business or free standing post. Barn quilts are based on traditional patterns painted to make them unique to each property and community. Barn quilts will not have any logos or lettering on them, as they are art, not a sign.

To place an order, complete the attached order form here and return by March 16, 2018 to:

Sara Thibodeau

Art Teacher

OESJ High School


POSTED 2/8/2018- UPDATED 2/12/18

OESJ Elementary & Jr/Sr High School Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Announced

Congratulations to the many OESJ Elementary & Jr/Sr High students that have made Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 second quarter. To view students from the Elementary School, click here and the Jr/Sr High School click here.

POSTED 2/8/2018

OESJ Juniors Create a Documentary

OESJ Juniors in Ms. Jewett's English and Mr. Yvar's U.S. History class, worked with Special Ed. teacher Rose Sammons, Library Media Specialist Karen Johnson, and Bill Cooper in the Technology Dept. to create a documentary Titled: The American Civil Rights Movement. Students worked in small groups to research and then create a short film to tell the story of one part of the American struggle for equality and justice, which spans decades and continues today. The entire project was assembled from these pieces into one full length film. Students were treated to a pizza party where they viewed the final product, a Film "Wrap Party". Students and teachers all learned together that the film-making industry is tough and requires good communication skills, time-management, and a great deal of grit.

POSTED 2/3/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards

The January Wolf Award recipients are:

Kindergarten- Elliana Handy, Sarah Schoff, Rylie Williams

First Grade- Mya Countryman, Adam Rachon, Isabella Jasek

Second Grade- Ava Claus, Emmit Banick, Allison Mosher

Third Grade- Ryker Williams, Noah Pearl, Aaliyah Rachon

Fourth Grade- Alissa Banick, Jaklynn Gattman, Isabella Johnson, Jalyssa Langford, Anabel Morrison

Fifth Grade- Amber Hart, Peyton Winn, Elizabeth Wilmot, Abby Stewart, Miracle Hart

Sixth Grade- Jocelyn Simzer

Art- Ryan Achzet

Band- Mari-jay Clifford

Chorus- Brianna Battisti, McKayl Logan-Dillenbeck, Justin Stultz

Library- Jason Gilchrist

POSTED 2/1/2018

Flu Facts  

Below is information on the flu along with some tips.

POSTED 1/30/2018

​YC Biddy Cheerleaders Show Their Support  

The St. Johnsville Youth Center Biddy Cheerleaders showed their Wolfpack pride at the Boys JV basketball game last week. The girls cheered from the sidelines, performed at halftime and got to interact with the Varsity Cheerleaders. In turn, some of the biddy cheerleaders traveled to Schoharie to watch the Varsity team compete in the "Small Town Throwdown Competition" on Sunday.

POSTED 1/28/2018

​Fifth Graders Complete STEM Projects

Fifth graders recently completed STEM projects to separate different kinds of matter. They were presented with the task of building a matter separator with their partner. Students worked through the design model organizer and the engineering process. We had many great ideas and projects.

POSTED 1/18/2018

Governor Unveils Executive Budget

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an executive state budget proposal that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. To read the article click here.

POSTED 1/16/2018

​Warm Fuzzy or Cold Prickly

ABC Afternoon is focusing on caring as a quality character trait for January and February.  Showing someone you care is a good way to fill their virtual buckets.  Warm fuzzies are all the good feelings that we bring to someone’s day.  Helping a friend out when in need and doing a random act of kindness are both ways to fill a bucket with warm fuzzies. Cold pricklies are what happen when someone dips from your bucket or does something unkind.  This is also known as bucket dipping.  The K-2 students were challenged with an “at home project.”  The task was to create a warm fuzzy or cold prickly with their families and bring it to school to display.  The assignment was created to open a dialog between students and families and to bring awareness of how we treat others.  Penelope Clauson (pictured) and parents created their bucket duo over the weekend.

Our ABC Program welcomes families to attend our program on day 6 at 11:45 in the OESJ

Elementary Gym.  Stay up to date by following us at OESJ ABC Afternoon on Facebook.

POSTED 1/11/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards Postponed

The OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards are postponed until tomorrow, January 12th at 8:30.

POSTED 1/11/2018

​Fourth & Fifth Graders Give Instead of Receive During the Holidays

OESJ Elementary Fourth and Fifth Grade Students opted out of the usual gift exchange this past holiday season. Instead, they focused their efforts into donating to the local food pantry.  This change was received with overwhelming support from families .  Fourth and fifth graders collected multiple boxes of food that will help supply the shelves at the Helping Hands Food Pantry located in the DHR Building.  Helping Hands is open on the third Wednesday and the fourth Thursday from 3:30 - 6:00 PM.


POSTED 1/9/2018

Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Spelling Bee!! The winning word this year is ricochet.

Champion - Jade Dygert      

2nd - Jesse Walrath

3rd - Mikaila Robarge

4th - Paige Morrone

POSTED 1/6/2018

PTECH and AgPTECH visit OESJ 8th Graders

Eighth grade students at OESJ listened to a presentation about the PTECH and Ag PTECH programs through HFM BOCES on Thursday, January 4, 2017.  Any eighth grade student from OESJ who is interested in either of these programs can complete the online application at:  hfmboces.org/applynow

For past news stories, visit the NEWS ARCHIVE.

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