POSTED 4/26/2016
OESJ Board of Education Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting to be Held Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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.

POSTED 4/24/2016

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!

POSTED 4/23/2016

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.

POSTED 4/20/2016

Elementary Students Get Excited About Reading Through Accelerated Reader

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.

POSTED 4/20/2016

OESJ Students and Staff Participate In Community Service Project

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.

POSTED 4/20/2016

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.

POSTED 4/19/2016

OESJ Junior/Senior High School Student Commit To Be Fit Program a Success

At the end of the month long Commit To Be Fit program at the Junior/Senior High School, not only do students have improved health habits and a better sense of what makes a healthy plate…..they also won some great prizes!  Read more about the great prizes donated by local business and the students that won them here.

POSTED 4/19/2016

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, with more information available as well!

POSTED 4/13/2016

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.

POSTED 4/11/2016

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.

POSTED 4/10/2016

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.

POSTED 4/9/2016

Elementary Students Utilize XTRAMath to Master Math Facts

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

Cannon, Jacob Walrath, Jaslynn Leach, and Jordan Simzer. Jesse Walrath has mastered addition and subtraction. Carolyn Littrell has mastered all of her facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Congratulations to all the students working hard mastering their facts in three seconds or less. Congratulations also to the students in grades one and two that have started XtraMath! Great job!!

POSTED 4/8/2016
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 4/8/2016
Varsity Boys' Baseball Game Cancelled for Friday, April 8, 2016

The Varsity Boys' Baseball game scheduled for today against Canajoharie has been cancelled.

POSTED 4/7/2016

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!

POSTED 4/7/2016
Varsity Girls' Softball Game Cancelled for Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Varsity Girls' Softball game scheduled for today against Mayfield has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for April 12.

Baseball and Softball Games Cancelled for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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.

POSTED 4/5/2016

OESJ CSD Holds Successful Blood Drive

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
Snow Day Give Back Plan Updated

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.

POSTED 4/4/2016

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.

POSTED 4/4/2016

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.

POSTED 4/1/2016
OESJ Senior Athlete Awarded WAC Honor

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.

POSTED 4/1/2016

Coaches Awarded League Championship Plaques

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.

POSTED 4/1/2016
OESJ Elementary Students Participate in Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser

     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.

POSTED 4/1/2016
OESJ Board of Education Regular Meeting to be Held Thursday, April 7, 2016

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.

POSTED 3/30/2016
OESJ Elementary School Announces February & March Character Awards

In the months of February and March, the following students received Character Awards.  Great work and congratulations to all recipients!  
  • Kindergarten: Ethan Murray, Kellan Herringshaw, Aya Murray, Christian Saunders, Cade Bergen, Allison Mosher

  • First Grade: Myles Hayes, Kyla Koloski, Sage Smith, Justin Vickery, Kayla Handy, Case Stowell

  • Second Grade: Aleda Corlew, Brooke Arduini, Jaklynn Gattman, Stevie Ryan, Kevin Saunders, Zoe Jones

POSTED 3/30/2016
OESJ Athletes Attend WAC Leadership Conference

Students in grades 7-12 were chosen to attend the Western Athletic Conference
(WAC) Leadership Conference held at FMCC. There, they listened to a guest speaker about what it takes to be a leader and knowing your role on a sports team. He also stressed the importance of academics and how scholarship should come first in a student/athlete's life because the reality is that very few high school ball players will go on to play at the college level.  The students were then broken into groups, where they participated in activities with students from all of the other school districts from the WAC. It was a great afternoon for the students to mingle with students whom they have only seen as adversaries in athletics.

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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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