POSTED 10/3/2015
Board of Education Meeting Scheduled

There will be a Board of Education meeting held at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in the High School Auditorium. The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.

POSTED 9/30/2015
Half Day Scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015

As a reminder, the OESJ CSD will be having a half day for students, tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, 2015. The Elementary School will dismiss at 11:30, and the Junior/Senior High School will dismiss at 12:00. All students will have a lunch period before going home.

POSTED 9/30/2015
Varsity Girls’ Soccer Game Postponed

Tonight’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer Game has been cancelled and rescheduled to tomorrow night, Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7 P.M. at the Soldiers and Sailors Park.

POSTED 9/29/2015
Modified Games Cancelled

Boys and Girls modified soccer games scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, are cancelled.

POSTED 9/28/2015
Junior / Senior High School Open House Scheduled

You are invited  to attend our Junior/Senior High School Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and get an overview of their curriculum. Student schedules will be available the night of the open house in the lobby.  They have also been sent home with your students.  If on your student’s schedule it says “home contact form,” please stop at the desk in the lobby to complete one.  We will also have acceptable computer use forms, parent portal forms, and free and reduced lunch forms in the lobby.  Hope to see you there!

POSTED 9/28/2015
OESJ Homecoming Week Scheduled for September 28 through October 2

The OESJ CSD will have their homecoming week events from Monday, September 28 through Saturday, October 3.  There will be team games, school dress-up days for spirit week, an alumni soccer game, and a student penalty shot competition.  Find all the details here.

POSTED 9/27/2015

OESJ Board of Education Committee Meeting Agendas Available

The OESJ BOE will hold committee meetings this month on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, and Thursday, October 1, 2015, due to another commitment on Tuesday. More information, including the agendas can be seen here.

POSTED 9/23/2015

Students Beautify the School

Students in Chris Smith’s Plant Science and Technology course helped to beautify the school through a hands-on learning project. See the entire story, including more pictures, here.

POSTED 9/16/2015; UPDATED 9/23/2015
Student Penalty Kick Shootout and Alumni Soccer Game and Set for October 3
New this year, in addition to the alumni soccer game, there will be a penalty kick shootout free for all students in grades K - 8 starting at 6 P.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Soldiers and Sailors Park.  There will be a competition for the following grade level groups, with trophies awarded in each group: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.

The annual alumni soccer game will now begin at 7 P.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Soldiers and Sailors Park. The game is open to all OESJ, Oppenheim-Ephratah, and St. Johnsville alumni. All participants are asked to donate $15, and will receive a shirt as well. All proceeds will go to benefit the baseball team's spring baseball trip to Myrtle Beach. Contact Coach Darin Lynch ( to sign-up.  

POSTED 9/21/2015

Register with Price Chopper Tools for Schools

Enroll your Price Chopper Advantage Card and earn points for our school on every dollar spent!  Follow the steps found on this flyer to register your card, or take your card to a Price Chopper Customer Service counter.

POSTED 9/17/2015
Board of Regent Ouderkirk Tours Elementary School

On September 15, 2015, OESJ Elementary school received a surprise visitor. Beverly L. Ouderkirk, newly appointed member of the Board of Regents of New York State, was visiting our HFM BOCES on September 14th and speaking to local school officials and staff. When she heard that our school was designated as “Persistently Dangerous”, she felt a visit was in order.

After a tour of the school and classroom visits with Dr. Michel, Superintendent Halloran and Principal Marzeski, what she saw was certainly to the contrary. “This does not look like a persistently dangerous school as compared to the others on the list. This is a wonderful school and I see many smiles and happy faces.”  Regent Ouderkirk discussed with administrators the reasons for getting on the list in the first place and the steps being taken for over reporting. Superintendent Halloran stated that this is a perfect opportunity to build our school culture and continue with our focus on character education.

Pictured is Regent Ouderkirk visiting with students Kendra Smith (left) and Brianna Battisti (right) in Mrs. Marchese's fourth grade classroom.

Follow this link to learn about Regent Ouderkirk’s vast experience in public education:

POSTED 9/10/2015
Letter from Elementary School Principal Rebecca Marzeski

OESJ Elementary School Rebecca Marzeski has release the following letter for parents and community members regarding the start of the 2015 - 2016 school year. You can view it in its entirety here.

POSTED 9/4/2015
First Day of School, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015. We look forward to the start of a tremendous 2015 - 2016 school year.

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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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