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OESJ 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.
OESJ Pre-Kindergarten GraduateOn Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30, thirty eight pre-kindergarten students graduatedhere.
PAWS Hosts Cardboard Car Cruise-In
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, PAWS hosted a cardboard car cruise-in for all OESJhere.
OESJ Sixth Graders GraduateOn 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.
OESJ BOE Schedules Special Meeting
POSTED 6/21/2016; UPDATED 6/22/2016
Free Summer Meals Available at OESJ CSD
The Swim Home
Middle School Students Embark on PBL Journey
POSTED 6/11/2016; UDPATED 6/17/2016
OESJ Board of Education Schedules Special Board of Education Meeting
The OESJ CSD Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Junior / Senior High School Auditorium. The agenda can be seen here.
OESJ Elementary Dedicates Field Days
Mrs. Mueller was a physical education teacher and coach for over 30 years in the Oppenheim district. She touched many children's lives and inspired many of her students to go on and become physical education teachers.
Mr. Carter was active in the St. Johnsville community coaching youth sports as well as being on the board of the St. Johnsville youth center. His focus and drive was on helping every kid, no matter where they came from, to be a better person. Mr. Carter passed away this past winter and his family accepted the honor on his behalf.
The students later in the afternoon participated in a fun afternoon of water field days.
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Held
STEM Aluminum Foil Boat Project
Third Grade Students Study Butterfly Development
How Does Your Garden Grow?
OESJ Junior/Senior High School End of Year Events Scheduled
The OESJ Junior/Senior High School has scheduled the following end of the year events:
If you have any questions about the above events, please contact the Elementary School Main Office at (518) 568-2011.
POSTED 5/25/2016; UPDATED 6/11/216
Regents Exam and Review Sessions Scheduled OESJ Senior High School teachers are still holding Regents Exam Review Sessions. View the schedule here. In addition, you can see the Regents Exam schedule here.
OESJ PAWS to Hold Cardboard Car Cruise-in
The OESJ CSD PAWS Organization is hosting a Cardboard Car Cruise-in Competition for students in grades PreKindergarten through Six. Students are encouraged to work with their family to design a cardboard car they can wear or it in, and come to the OESJ Elementary School Drive-In on June 16 at 6 PM. The event is free, and prizes will be awarded. For more information, click on the flyer to the left!
OESJ Elementary School End of Year Events Scheduled
The OESJ Elementary School has scheduled the following end of the year events:
If you have any questions about the above events, please contact the Elementary School Main Office at (518) 568-2014.
POSTED 6/2/2016; UPDATED 6/7/16
June Board of Education Meeting Date Change
At the May meeting, the OESJ CSD Board of Education changed their June meeting from June 1, 2016 to June 9, 2016. The revised agenda and board packet can be seen here.
OESJ Junior and Senior Bands Bring Home Eight Trophieshere.
OESJ Students and Staff Participate in Memorial Day Paradehere.
OESJ Students and Staff Participate in Memorial Day Ceremony
OESJ Seniors Dave Rackmyre and Aron Frasier sang the National Anthem with OESJ Junior/Senior High School Principal David Slater as part of a ceremony at the Saint Johnsville Park on Memorial Day.
OESJ Elementary Student Receives Recognition for Sharing Her Heritage
Elliana Fox in Mrs. Eakin's second grade class is part Choctaw. She gave a presentation to the class on her heritage and received recognition from the Choctaw Chief and Choctaw Nation. Pictured below is the card Elliana recently received from the Chief about the presentation she did in class in December about the tribe.
OESJ Athletic Banquet to be held June 8th
The OESJ Athletic Banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 8th beginning at 6:30 pm at the Benefit Club. Students and family members who are attending the National Honor Society ceremony the same evening at 5:30 should still plan to attend the sports banquet.
Third Grade Students Release Over 50 Butterflies
The third grade students at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville CSD learned about
the amazing life cycle (metamorphosis) of the butterfly for the last month. Read the entire story and see more pics here.
OESJ Athlete Named Fulton County Athlete of the Yearhere. Pictured with Dylan are his parents Janelle Farina and Tom Klock.
Other OESJ athletes that were honored at the chamber dinner were Brad Smith, Devan Battisti, Gabby DiPiazza, Emily Weaver, Hannah Taylor, Hunter Jones, Ezra Lynch, David Anselmo and Ben Grant.
Class of 2017 to Hold Fundraiser
The OESJ CSD Class of 2017 will hold an Ice Cream Social and Penny Auction
Students Create 90% Banner for World No Tobacco Day
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.
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.
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.
Local Students Attend State FFA Convention
On May 5 to 7, eight Mohawk Valley FFA members attended the New York Statehere.
OESJ Student Receives Award from Fulton County Youth Bureau
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
Best in show awards
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.
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.
Project Based Learning in Prekindergarten
Eighteen Prekindergarten students in Mrs. Yoder’s class recently completed a studyhere 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.
Sixth Grade Biologists Teach Microscope Skills
Mrs. Pedrick’s second graders had a chance to learn about microscopes during a
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!
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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.
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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