NEWS HEADLINES [NEWS ARCHIVE]
The OESJ Board of Education will hold a budget hearing on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the Elementary School Cafeteria. Following the budget hearing, the Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting. The agenda and supporting documents for the meeting can be seen here.
OESJ Elementary Announces “Good Character” Award Winners
The OESJ Elementary School recently announced and awarded their April Good Character Award Winners, pictured to the right. Congratulations to all!
OESJ CSD to Conduct Comprehensive Culture Survey in May
In an effort to better understand the sentiments of stakeholders in regards to the school community, the OESJ School District has developed a comprehensive culture survey to illuminate the varying positions of residents, students, parents and employees. We believe that information gleaned from the survey will help us gain a clearer understanding of a variety of challenges and opportunities facing the district. Read more information here.
Students are excited about reading! Mrs. Parry announced the names of the students that have taken Accelerated Reader Quizzes and have earned points and rewarded them for their hard work. Read more here.
On Saturday, April 16, approximately 35 OESJ students and staff worked along with volunteers from the St. Johnsville Youth Center as a part of the Montgomery County Youth Bureau's project to provide yard clean-up for Veterans who are no longer able to do the work themselves. The volunteers worked about four hours and were then treated to a great lunch provided by St. Johnsville's Morris J. Edwards Post 168 American Legion.
OESJ CSD Closed for Spring Break Beginning Friday, April 22
The OESJ Central School District will be on spring break beginning Friday, April 22, 2016, through Friday, April 29, 2016. School will resume for students on Monday, May 2, 2016.
OESJ Junior/Senior High School Student Commit To Be Fit Program a Successhere.
OESJ Elementary Kicks Off St. Jude Math-a-Thon
The OESJ Elementary School hosted a kick-off assembly on Friday, April 22nd and officially started the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-a-Thon fundraiser on Monday, April 18. Donations can be accepted online at www.fundraising.stjude.org/oesj, with more information available as well!
Board of Education Schedules Special Meetings
The OESJ Board of Education has scheduled three special meetings. The first will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 5 PM in the District Office at the Junior/senior High School. The second will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 6 PM in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. The third will also be held on Wednesday in the same location, immediately following the adjournment of the meeting that begins at 6. Agendas for each meeting can be seen here.
Game Cancellations for Monday, April 11 and Game Change for Thursday, April 14, 2016
Today, Monday April 11, 2016’s Varsity Baseball, Varsity Softball, and JV Baseball games are cancelled.
The JV Baseball game for Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 4:30 against Canajoharie is now a home game.
Elementary Students Celebrate Math Through Pi Day and March Math Madness
OESJ Elementary School students celebrated Math by wearing shirts with numbers on them on Pi Day, March 14th which is 3.14. This day also kicked off our March Math Madness Competition. Mrs. Parry had every student in grade one through six complete a five minute addition fact test. The students that had the most correct in each group became the “Sweet 16”, but so many students did extremely well we had a few more then 16. Read the entire story, including the announcement of the winners, here.
Elementary students are working hard to master their math facts by doing XTRAMath on the computer or iPad. Mrs. Parry announced the students that have mastered their facts at the Wolf Award Assembly. The following students have mastered addition: Ashlyn Strobel, David Doxtader, Georgia Bailey, Paul Rice, Collin Eakin, Nathan
Superintendent David Halloran has released the following letter in response to the ad in this week's Pennysaver. Read it in its entirety here.
The Varsity Boys' Baseball game scheduled for today against Canajoharie has been cancelled.
Mohawk Valley FFA Members Compete in Career Development
On Saturday, April 2, the Mohawk Valley FFA participated in the Central Region Substate Career Development Event competitions at Vernon-Verona-Sherill Central School! Dylan Corapi competed in Jrunior Creed, Laura Littrell competed in Job Interview and Jeff Baker, Liam Sammons, Aryn Feagles, Aidan Eggleston, Zach Tinkler, and Jacob Battisti placed third in the Parliamentary Procedure. All members that have competed to this point have made the OESJ Agriculture Program, School, Community, and FFA Chapter PROUD!
The Varsity Girls' Softball game scheduled for today against Mayfield has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for April 12.
POSTED 4/6/2016; UPDATED
Today's Varsity Baseball game against Fort Plain has been cancelled and rescheduled for April 27. The Softball game at Fort Plain was also cancelled and will be rescheduled for April 20 at home.
We would like to thank all of the blood donors who came to "give the gift of life" and help make the OESJ blood drive a success. The blood drive, organized by district health coordinator and Jr./Sr. High School Nurse Mrs. Jackie Lape, was staffed by student volunteers and well attended by students, school staff, and community members. It was the first Red Cross Blood Drive held at the school in four years, with plans to resume the annual tradition and support the great work of the American Red Cross in our community.
POSTED 3/22/2016; UPDATED 4/5/2016
As a result of the snow day on April 4, OESJ CSD will be using their one remaining snow day on Friday, April 22, 2016. School will be in session on Friday, May 27, 2016.
OESJ CSD Information Regarding NYS Grades 3 through 8 Assessments
The OESJ Central School District will not be giving an alternate assessment to those students opting out of the grades three through eight state assessments. Parents/Guardians with further questions should contact their child's school.
School Closed for Monday, April 4, 2016
The OESJ Central School District is now closed for today, Monday, April 4, 2016, due to inclement weather.
On Wednesday night at the Western Athletic Conference Coaches' Dinner, Hannah Taylor was awarded her glass trophy for being named WAC North Division Co-Player of the Year for her outstanding play in soccer. Hannah went on in the season to be named Section 2 Class D Player of the Year and was named to the NYSSWA Class D First Team All-State.
Wednesday night at the Western Athletic Conference Coaches' Dinner, league championship plaques were awarded for all fall and winter sports. Coach Benton accepted the award on behalf of the Lady Wolves for their 2015 WAC Northern Division Girls' Soccer Championship. Coach Brundage accepted the award on behalf of the Wolves for their 2015-16 Northern Division Basketball Championship.
During the month of February, students at OESJ Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association. Students jumped rope during P.E. class and gathered donations from friends and family outside of school. Read the entire story and see more pictures here.
The OESJ Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. The agenda and supporting documents for the meeting can be seen 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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