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POSTED 5/26/2016

Students Create 90% Banner for World No Tobacco Day

For World No Tobacco Day on May 30th, two sixth grade students, Karis Montana and Kyle Hall, helped to display a 90% banner.  The 90% represents the number of adult smokers who started smoking before the age of 18.  The hope is they will take advertising out of stores and stop the tobacco industry from marketing to youth.


POSTED 5/25/2016

School Closed Monday, May 30, 2016 As a reminder, OESJ CSD will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. School will be in session on Friday, May 27, 2016.


POSTED 5/25/2016

Regents Exam Review Sessions Scheduled OESJ Senior High School teachers will be holding Regents Exam review sessions in the upcoming weeks. View the schedule here.


POSTED 5/23/2016

Wedded Bliss in the Prekindergarten

Mrs. Yoder’s Pre-K class recently hosted a wedding! After 25 weeks of meeting the
Letter People from Abrams Learning Trends, Mr. Q was the final letter to make an appearance in the Pre-K classroom.  Read more about how Mr. Q’s appearance resulted in a wedding, including more pictures, here.



POSTED 5/23/2016

OESJ Junior/Senior High School Yearbooks On Sale

The 2015-2016 Junior/Senior High School Wolfpack Yearbook is now available for sale. Each yearbook costs $35, and can be purchased through Mrs. Lape.




POSTED 5/22/2016

Local Students Attend State FFA Convention

On May 5 to 7, eight Mohawk Valley FFA members attended the New York State

FFA Convention held at the OnCenter in Syracuse, NY. Read more about their experiences here.






POSTED 5/20/2016

OESJ Student Receives Award from Fulton County Youth Bureau

Cynthia Smith received the “Lead by Example Award” Thursday, May 19, 2016, from the Fulton County Youth Bureau. Cynthia was recognized for her outstanding community service. She has been a year long student assistant with Mr. Battisti’s Math 7 class, a Red Cross blood drive volunteer, helped serve the Little Falls Thanksgiving dinner for multiple years, helped with highway cleanup, has been very active in her faith community, and is an outstanding caregiver. Cynthia definitely “Leads By Example!” Congratulations!


POSTED 5/20/2016

OESJ Junior/Senior High School Art Show Winners Announced

The winners of the OESJ Junior/Senior Art Show Winners have been announced.  See the results below.


Best Upcycling Awards    

  • First prize $5.00 Stewart's Card ---- Kirk Dannible

  • Second prize Ice cream sundae card ---- Cayla Corlew


Best in show awards          

  • First prize  $30.00 ----- Megan Hart

  • Second prize  $20.00 ----- Rebecca Bruce

  • Third prize  $10.00 ----- Savannah McFarland


Barn Quilt Raffle Winner ----- Barbara Susi


POSTED 5/20/2016

OESJ Board of Education Announces Special Meeting

A special Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School.  An agenda can be seen here.


POSTED 5/20/2016

OESJ Baseball Team Moves On In Sectional Play

The OESJ Baseball team will play Ft. Ann at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 21 in a Section II Semifinal game . The game will be played at East Field in Glens Falls.



POSTED 5/19/2016

Project Based Learning in Prekindergarten

Eighteen Prekindergarten students in Mrs. Yoder’s class recently completed a study

of medieval castles.  Using multiple resources, the class spent two days studying the parts of a castle and the purpose of each, including thick walls, towers, gatehouse, keep, entrance, and moat.  Click here to learn more about the final work they did, and see pictures of each group’s work!





POSTED 5/17/2016; UPDATED 5/18/2016

OESJ Announces Official Voting Results

On Tuesday, May 17, voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District approved the proposed 2016-17 budget, and also both propositions one and two.


Elected to fill the three open Board of Education seats were Susanne Sammons, Dean Handy, and Linda Hart.


Official vote tallies for the budget, propositions, and Board of Education seats can be seen here.


POSTED 5/17/2016

Sixth Grade Biologists Teach Microscope Skills

Mrs. Pedrick’s second graders had a chance to learn about microscopes during a

sixth grade science class.  Sixth graders Kyle Hall, Owen Feagles, Cadence Johnson, and Jesse Walrath taught the anatomy and functions of the microscope to the eager young scientists for the first part of the lesson.  “Safety Sayge” Ruffino-Mosher and Isaiah Handy taught science safety, and Liam Callahan-Brittain and Maggie Christensen taught students how to prepare a wet slide versus viewing a dry slide.  Then second graders were able to prepare their own slides of pond water and observe various microorganisms.  Sixth graders felt proud to show off their lab skills and second graders loved learning from their sixth grade buddies.  


POSTED 5/16/2016
Don’t Tell My Mummy!

Well….she’s been dead since 3,000 BC, so I guess you don’t have to worry about it!  Sixth graders recently constructed paper mache mummies after learning about ancient Egypt.  Students learned about the mummification process, hieroglyphics and why this was so crucial to an Egyptian’s afterlife.  Students folded newspaper into a mummy shape, added paper mache, let it dry and then painted them.


POSTED 5/16/2016

Elementary School Celebrates Third Quarter Honor and High Honor Roll Students

The OESJ Elementary School recently awarded their students certificates for Third Quarter Honor Roll and High Honor Roll recipients.  See their pictures and names here!


POSTED 5/11/2016

OESJ Elementary Welcomes Alex the Jester

Alex the Jester paid a visit to OESJ Elementary on Friday, May 6, just in time for the PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) "Enter the Kingdom of Reading" program. Alex the Jester performs in the style of a medieval court jester, a tradition which combines music, juggling, prop comedy, and stage magic. Alex speaks the gibberish language "Grammelot." It has a few foreign words and lots of nonsense sounds. It helps him to perform in foreign countries. The United States State Department sponsored Alex in Russia as a "cultural ambassador." He has been featured on Showtime, PBS, and America's Got Talent. Click here to see more pictures.


POSTED 5/11/2016

Varsity Baseball and Softball Game Changes

In order to get all of our league games in for the season, the following changes have been made:

-Girls' Varsity Softball will play a doubleheader against Ft. Plain and SPA Catholic (moved from Friday, May 13th) on 5/12/16 at Ft. Plain. The first game will begin at 3:15 against Ft Plain with the other to follow.

-Varsity Baseball against SPA Catholic on Friday, May 13th has been moved to Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 at the village park.


POSTED 5/8/2016
OESJ to Host 8th Annual Ponytail Drive

The 8th Annual Ponytail Drive will be held on Tuesday, May 17 starting at 3:30 in the OESJ Elementary School Cafeteria. All students, staff, parents, family members, and community members are welcome to donate, with licensed hair stylists donating their time to the cause. See the flyer for more information and to sign up to donate!



POSTED 5/8/2016

OESJ Envirothon Team Competes at Regional Envirothon Event

The OESJ Envirothon Team, The Red Wolves, competed in the Saratoga Regional

Envirothon on May 4, 2016.  The event took place at the Saratoga State Park and included many area schools from area counties.  Representing Fulton county was OESJ and Broadalbin-Perth. The Red Wolves studied various aspects of the New York State environment with advisers, Mr. Harris, and Ms. Dopp.  This prepared them for the six stations in the competition: Current Issues, Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Oral Presentation. For their first time, the team had a very good showing, and know what to expect for next year. When asked what he thought about this experience, Chris Sweeny-Pabis said, "I thought it was quite fun, I'd do it again!"  Pictured is the The Red Wolves Mike Ward, Chris Swartz, Robert Snell, and Chris Sweeney-Pabis.



POSTED 5/8/2016

OESJ Elementary Students Raise Money for Little League

A group of students in the fourth grade created a spirit week to celebrate National Humor Month and the end of New York ELA and Math exams.  They created posters using Google Docs and displayed them around the school.  Students who participated could donate money if they wanted.  Some of the silly days included, "Crazy Hat or Hair Day," "Backwards Day", "Wacky Wednesday," and "Mis-Match Pajama Day."  In all, the students and school raised $121.75.  All money was donated to the St. Johnsville Little League.  Students involved included Chloe Scanlon, Nathan Cannon, Jacob Walrath, Ryan Achzet, Kaylea Hickey, Dylan Barnes, Annette Johnson, Aylaa Pellerito, and Sophia Bellen.  Pictures is the students presenting the donation to Little League Representatives Jodi Eakin and Emilee Snell during an assembly.  We are very proud of the initiative taken by this group of students and their extreme generosity.


POSTED 5/6/2016
Superintendent's Letter in Response to Pennysaver Ad

Superintendent David Halloran has released the following letter in response to the ad in this week's Pennysaver. Read it in its entirety here.


POSTED 5/5/2016

OESJ Elementary Kicks off PARP Month

The OESJ Elementary School kicked off their annual Parents As Reading Partners

(PARP) reading program. The theme this year is "Entering the Kingdom of Reading.” The program is meant to promote literacy and a love of reading while involving parents. To build on that theme, the entrance to the school has been turned into a castle complete

with bridge, moat and drawbridge. Teachers came in over the April break to build the castle along with volunteers and retired teachers. The program kicked off on May 2 with a visit from the Puppet People. For the month long program calendar, please click here.


POSTED 5/5/2016

OESJ to Launch New Archery Program in Fall 2016

Mr. T.J. Jordan and Mr. Dan Hart, teachers at OESJ Elementary, presented a new archery program that will be offered at the school to the Board of Education and the community at their meeting on Wednesday, May 4.  Equipment was provided through grant funds. The teachers were trained by the National Archery in Schools Program. The program will start in grades four
through six in the fall.






POSTED 5/4/2016 OESJ Junior/Senior High School Annual Art Show Scheduled The OESJ Junior/Senior High School Annual Art Show will take place the week of May 16 to May 20 during regular school hours and on Tuesday May 17 until 8 P.M.  Student work from art classes and the 2016 Community Art Barn Quilts will be on display. More information can be found on the flyer here.


POSTED 5/4/2016 Board of Education “Meet and Greet” Reception Scheduled

The Parent-School Relations committee of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville (OESJ) Central School District will host a meet and greet reception on Wednesday, May 11, 2016,  from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The meet and greet event will take place in the cafeteria at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School, 44 Center Street, St. Johnsville. The community is invited to attend in order to have the opportunity to meet the Board of Education candidates. Light refreshments will be served.  A flyer for the event can be seen here.


Don’t forget the Budget Vote and Board of Education Vote on May 17, 2016. There are three open seats for the Board of Education.


POSTED 5/3/2016
OESJ Elementary PARP Calendar Released
The OESJ Elementary School has released the calendar of PARP activities for the month of May. See it here.


POSTED 5/2/2016
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 5/2/2016 2016-2017 Budget Documents Added Added to the Budget section of our website, under '16-'17 Budget Statement and Required Attachments, the following documents are now available: School Academic Report Card, Salary Disclosure, Property Tax Report Card, 2016-2017 Three Part Budget, Fiscal Accountability Summary, Exemption Report, and Revenue 2016-2017.




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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.

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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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