NEWS HEADLINES [NEWS ARCHIVE]  

POSTED 4/27/2015 OESJ Board of Education Workshop Scheduled The OESJ Board of Education Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 6 P.M. in the High School Library.   The agenda for the workshop can be seen here.


POSTED 4/27/2015

JV Baseball Game Change Announced

The JV Baseball game scheduled against Duanesburg for Tuesday, April 28, 2015, will now be held at Duanesburg with a start time of 4:30.


POSTED 4/27/2015

Varsity Game Locations Announced

The Varsity Baseball game scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015, at 7:15 against Spa Catholic will be played at the East Side Recreation Complex at 226 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs.  The Varsity Softball game scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015, at 7:15 against Spa Catholic will be played at Geyser Park, Saratoga Springs.


POSTED 4/27/2015

Community Focus Group Resource Available

The Report of the Community Member Focus Group Meeting held on April 23, 2015, is available to be viewed here.


POSTED 4/23/2015; UPDATED 4/27/2015
Board of Education Special Committee Meeting Scheduled
There will be a Board of Education Special Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5 P.M. in the High School library.


The following is the agenda:

1.  Tasks that have been accomplished since the last meeting

2.  Summer schedule for possible grade configuration changes in 2015-16

3.  Update on new forms required by staff after using equipment

4.  State aid calculations for future building project

5.  Status of heating/ventilation system upgrades

6.  Other


POSTED 4/24/2015
Community Focus Group Resource Available
The Agenda/Resource Reference Data used for the Community Focus Group Meeting on April 23, 2015, is available to be viewed here.


POSTED 4/23/2015

OE Campus Announces Third Quarter Honor and High Honor Roll

OESJ Elementary/Middle School Principal Jeanine Kawryga has announced Honor and High Honor rolls for the third quarter of 2014-15 school year.  See the list of students in its entirety here.


POSTED 4/23/2015

High School Announces Third Quarter Honor and High Honor Roll Recipients

The OESJ Senior High School has announced its third quarter Honor Roll and High Honor Roll recipients for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  See the list of students in its entirety here.


POSTED 4/23/2015

David H. Robbins Elementary Announces Gold and Silver Star Students

The David H. Robbins Elementary School has announced the names of students on the third quarter Gold and Silver Star lists for the 2014-2015 school year.  See the list of students in its entirety here.



POSTED 4/23/2015
Board of Education Committee Meeting Scheduled
There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education Curriculum and Instruction Committee Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 5 P.M. in the High School library.


The following are the agenda items:

1.  Update on the ELA committee's recommendations to the superintendent

2.  Summer physical education/health/wellness committee

      A. Development of a district physical education plan for the State

      B. Coordination of physical education requirements to include wellness, health, safety and other areas acceptable to the state to meet physical education requirements.

      C. Coordination of physical education activities with other curricula areas.


POSTED 4/22/2015
Modified Games Against Mayfield Cancelled
The Modified Baseball and Softball games scheduled against Mayfield for today, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, have been cancelled.


POSTED 4/21/2015

OESJ High School Student Receives Honor

Kyle Raux has been accepted into the Business and Marketing Honor Society of New York State.  Kyle has demonstrated outstanding achievement during his high school academic career in Business Education by taking five business classes and achieving an overall GPA of approximately 89 in those courses. Kyle has shown character, service, and leadership through school store activities and responsibilities.  


Kyle also received the Business Math award last year and will be recognized in May as the Outstanding Business Education Student at the Business & Marketing Educators Association Student Awards Dinner in Albany.


POSTED 4/21/2015

OESJ Elementary “Dives into Reading”

Students in grades PK-5 at the OE campus kicked off their PARP program on March 2.  The theme this year was “Dive into Reading”.  The elementary hallways were decorated as if you were swimming underwater.  Read the entire story, including pictures, here.


POSTED 4/21/2015

Wolf Awards Announced for March

The OESJ Elementary/Middle School announces their March 2015 Wolf Award Winners in a ceremony on April 17, 2015.  See the entire story, including a picture of the winners, here.


POSTED 4/21/2015
Home Games Against Duanesburg Cancelled
All home games scheduled against Duanseburg for today, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, have been cancelled.


POSTED 4/20/2015
Home Games Cancelled
All home games scheduled for today, Monday, April 20, 2015, have been cancelled.


POSTED 4/20/2015
Board of Education Special Meeting Scheduled
The OESJ Board of Education will hold a Special Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the High School Auditorium.  The board will be meeting to approve both the BOCES and OESJ budgets.
The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.


POSTED 4/16/2015

Community Focus Group Appointed

At its special meeting of April 15, 2015, the OESJ Central School District School Board appointed the Community Focus Group.  Read the entire story and see the name of the volunteers who were appointed here.   

POSTED 4/13/2015
Board of Education Special Meeting Scheduled
The OESJ Board of Education will hold a Special Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the OE Campus Library.  The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.


POSTED 4/10/2015
Baseball Tournament Rescheduled
The Second Annual Ben Conte Memorial Baseball Tournament originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18. 2015.


POSTED 4/6/2015
Board of Education Special Meeting Scheduled
The OESJ Board of Education will hold a Special Board of Education Meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the High School Library.  The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.


POSTED 3/31/2015

OESJ Seeks Volunteers to Help with Election

The district is seeking volunteers to help on the day of the election, May 19, in both the DHR Elementary School and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School, to serve as poll workers. Two helpers are needed for two hour shifts beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 19 and ending at 8:00 p.m.  The poll workers help direct voters to the privacy booths and to the voting machine and must be district residents.  Lunch, dinner and beverages are provided for the poll workers.   


If you are interested in helping out, please contact District Clerk, Anna O'Connell, at 518-568-2014 ext. 104 or anna.oconnell@oesj.org.  


POSTED 3/31/2015

OESJ Central School District Spring Break Begins This Week

The OESJ Central School District will begin Spring Break on Friday, April 3, 2015.  Thursday, April 2, 2015 will be the last day of classes for students prior to Spring Break.  Classes will resume following Spring Break on Monday, April 13, 2015.


POSTED 3/31/2015

Absentee Ballots Available

Residents who will not be in the area on May 19 or otherwise unable to vote in person may apply for an absentee ballot at the District Office or able to be downloaded here. If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted no less than seven days prior to the vote. If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted and absentee ballots may be issued until May 18.  Completed absentee ballots must be turned in to the District Clerk by 5:00p.m. on the day of the vote, May 19.  



POSTED 3/31/2015

OESJ Central School District Gearing Up for the District Election

The district budget and candidate vote will take place on May 19, in both the DHR Elementary School and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School from noon to 8 p.m.  On the ballot, the voters will be asked to approve the budget for the 2015-16 school year, approve the establishment of a capital reserve fund, and elect board member candidates to fill two open positions.  


Board candidate petitions are available here at this time.  Candidates are encouraged to read the information sheet (available here) that goes along with the petition and if they have further questions to contact Anna O'Connell, District Clerk, at anna.oconnell@oesj.org or 518-568-2014 ext. 104.  Petitions are due back to Anna by April 20, 3:00 p.m.


POSTED 3/31/2015

OESJ to Continue with Voter Registration

The district residents of the OESJ CSD are reminded that in order to vote in the district election on May 19, they need to be a registered voter either by the County Board of Elections or by the school district. The link to a voter registration form for all counties in the state of New York is http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform.pdf .  County registration forms are also available in the post office and library.  The county registration form must be completed and returned to the county the resident resides in no later than May 5.  


If a resident chooses not to register with the county, they may register with the school district at any school board meeting or during our voter registration sessions.  Our state mandated registration session will be in both the DHR Elementary School and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School on May 7 from 2:30-6:30.  There will be other public registration sessions that have not yet been announced.


POSTED 3/30/2015 OESJ Board of Education Work Session and Regular Meeting Scheduled

The OESJ Board of Education will hold a work session Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5 P.M. in the OE Campus Cafeteria.  The regular board meeting will follow immediately at 6:30. The agenda for the regular meeting can be seen here.


POSTED 3/27/2015; UPDATED 3/30/2015

Community Focus Group to be Formed

The OESJ Central School District School Board is seeking applicants to serve on a Community Focus Group.  The purpose of the group is to provide representation for all residents, taxpayers and stakeholders of the school district.  The Focus Group will convene with an “outside guest” for a scheduled meeting.  Read the message in its entirety here.



POSTED 3/25/2015

SES Study Team Documents Published

The Oppenheim-Ephratah St. Johnsville Central School District School Board engaged the SES Study team last fall to conduct a comprehensive study of the school district’s finances, economies of scale, an enrollment study and a capacity study.  Read more on the process and the studies, and view the studies in their entirety, here.


POSTED 3/24/2015

Community Meeting Scheduled

There will be a community meeting next Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium.


Dr. Paul Seversky will be presenting the results of his findings, "Are there options to the current practice that might provide more effective ways or patterns to organize ow the PreK-12 program is implemented/delivered over the next three years?".


The entire study will be posted on the district website on Wednesday, March 25th. Hard copies of the study will be available at the presentation.

POSTED 3/24/2015

OESJ Board of Education Workshop Scheduled

The OESJ Board of Education Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6 P.M. in the OE Campus Cafeteria.   The agenda for the workshop can be seen here.


POSTED 3/24/2015

Adirondack Shakespeare Company Performs for OESJ Students

On Friday, March 20, OESJ eighth and ninth graders were treated to a performance by the Adirondack Shakespeare Company.  Read the entire story, including pictures, here.


POSTED 3/24/2015

Mohawk Valley FFA Members Earn Spot at State Competition

As a result of their recent win at the substate level, Mohawk Valley FFA members have earned the chance to compete at the state FFA Convention this May.  Read the entire story, including a picture of the winning team, here.



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DISTRICT VISION

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.

DISTRICT MISSION

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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