NEWS HEADLINES [NEWS ARCHIVE]  

POSTED 5/28/2015
2014 - 2015 Sports Banquets Scheduled

The 2014-2015 JV/Varsity Sports Award Banquet will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015, at the High School.  Dinner will start at 5:30, and awards will start at approximately 6:15.  There is no ticket charge for the banquet.


There will also be a Modified Sports Celebration event held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 3 to 5 PM.  This event will take place at the OE Campus.  All modified sports players are invited to attend.



POSTED 5/27/2015
Ponytail Drive a Success in its Seventh Year

Again this year, OESJ CSD held their annual Ponytail Drive, which is now in its seventh year.  This year alone, 21 students, staff members, parents, and community members donated eight inches or more of their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, an organization that gives the resulting wigs out for free to individuals through American Cancer Society branches.  See the entire article, including pictures, here.


POSTED 5/27/2015
OESJ Students Attend 90th Annual NYS FFA Convention

Members of the Mohawk Valley FFA chapter at OESJ High School brought home several honors from this year’s New York State FFA Convention, including a first place state win in the Talent Competition.  See the entire article, including pictures, here.


POSTED 5/27/2015

OESJ Board of Education Special Meeting / Workshop Scheduled

The OESJ Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting / Workshop Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6 P.M. in the OE Campus Gym.  The agenda can be seen here.


POSTED 5/26/2015

Ninth Grade Orientation to be Rescheduled

The 9th grade orientation originally scheduled for May 27, 2015, has been postponed to late August 2015.  A notice will be mailed home when a date has been set.


POSTED 5/22/2015

No School Monday, May 25, 2015

As a reminder, school will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.

POSTED 5/22/2015

Parent Assessment Session Scheduled

HFM BOCES will host a workshop titled “How Do I Know My Child is Learning: A Peek Inside Assessments” on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 at HFM BOCES.  See the flyer for more information.


POSTED 5/21/2015

Girls’ Softball Sectional Game Scheduled

The OESJ Girls’ Varsity Softball team will play their next sectional game Friday, May 22, 2015, at Maple Hill with a 4:30 start time.  The address is 1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, 12033.


POSTED 5/20/2015

OE Campus Concerts Announced

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the OE Campus Elementary Concert and the Middle School Concert will run consecutively. The Elementary Concert will begin at 6:00 PM. Following a short intermission, we will continue with the MS Concert.


POSTED 5/20/2015

Annual Memorial Day Celebration Announced

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Middle School and OE Campus Elementary students will participate in the Oppenheim Parade and Rock Ceremony at the OE campus, and proceed into the gymatorium for the Assembly Concert.


POSTED 5/20/2015

Updated: OESJ Announces Official Voting Results

Voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Tuesday, May 19 approved the proposed 2015-16 budget with a final tally of 427-360, and Proposition number 1 was defeated 369-401.

After the Affidavit votes and absentee votes were reviewed by our school attorney, Erin Morris, the following results for the board of education candidates are as follows:

Neil Clark: 395; Jeremy Brundage: 367; Linda Hart: 363; Chad Eggleston: 280; and Art Dockerty: 143.  

Neil Clark and Jeremy Brundage have secured three year terms beginning July 1, 2015.


POSTED 5/19/2015

OESJ CSD Budget and Board of Education Vote Today

Voting at both the DHR Elementary School Gym and the OESJ E/M School Gym will begin at noon today, May 19th and end at 8 P.M.  Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible.


POSTED 5/19/2015

Girls’ Softball and Boys’ Baseball Sectional Games Announced

The Girls’ Varsity Softball team will play Whitehall at 4:30 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at home at the OE Campus field for their first round of sectional games.  The Boys’ Varsity Baseball team will play their first round of sectional games against Lake George/SPA at 4:00 Thursday, May 21, 2015 at home at the St. Johnsville Park.


POSTED 5/17/2015

“Meet the OESJ School Board Candidates Night” Scheduled

The OESJ Association for Professionals will host a Meet the OESJ School Board Candidates Night on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the High School auditorium.


POSTED 5/13/2015

OESJ Teacher Quarterfinalist for the Grammys Music Educator Award

DiAnne Mott has been student nominated, and is now a quarterfinalist for the Grammys Music Educator Award. Out of 4500 nominations in the country, 213 Music Educators have been selected as quarterfinalists.


This multi-step process includes: student nomination, submission of written essays, 2nd round screening and lesson plan ideas. The next and final process will include numerous video essays featuring our students and school community.


The winner of this Award will attend the Grammys in California, and receive a $10,000 grant for their district.







POSTED 5/13/2015

Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting Tentatively Scheduled

The OESJ BOE Finance Committee has tentatively scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the OE Campus library.



POSTED 5/13/2015

Annual High School Art Show Scheduled

The Annual High School Art Show  will be on display  Monday May 18th- Friday May 22nd, 2015.  Students, Parents and  Community members can view the show during regular school hours.  The faculty and staff will be voting on their favorite work of art.  The top vote getters will receive cash prizes as follows:  1st $ 15.00, 2nd $ 10.00, and 3rd $5.00.  The winners will be announced Friday morning.  More information can be found on the flyer.

POSTED 5/11/2015

Date Set for For Fall 2015 Sports’ Physicals at the High School

Sports physicals will be done at the high school by our school physician, Dr. Julie Perlanski, on Wednesday, May 20.  Please call the high school at 518-568-2011 or the middle school at 518-568-2014 ext. 112 to schedule and appointment as soon as possible.  If you will be a 7-12 grader in the 15-16 school year, please consider having a physical in the event you would like to play sports or obtain a working card. If you have questions, please call us immediately.


POSTED 5/11/2015

Letter to the District

Mr. David Halloran has released a letter to the students, staff, parents, and community members.  Read the letter in its’ entirety here.


POSTED 5/11/2015

Board of Education Policy Committee to Meet

The OESJ BOE Policy Committee will meet at 5 P.M. on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in the High School library.  The following is the tentative agenda:

  • Policies needing annual reviews.

  • Credit bearing courses

  • Minimum class sizes

  • Naming of facilities/rooms

  • Other



POSTED 5/11/2015

Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting

The OESJ BOE will hold a Special Board Meeting Thursday, May 14th, 2015.  The board will be in executive session at 6 P.M. to interview individuals to provide legal services for the board.  The meeting will be in the High School library.



POSTED 5/8/2015

National Junior Honor Society Induction Announced

The OESJ National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on May 28, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the cafetorium at the O-E campus.  Congratulations to the 28 students who will be inducted.


POSTED 5/8/2015

2015 Ponytail Drive Scheduled

This year’s Ponytail Drive will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the OE Campus Cafeteria.  All are welcome to donate.  See the flyer for more information on how to sign up!


POSTED 5/6/2015

Let the hatching begin!

Mohawk Valley FFA members Liam Sammons and Jeff Baker are hatching chickens to raise as their Supervised Agricultural Experience through the FFA.  They will keep records as they grow them into a small entrepreneurship business, and will be eligible for awards next year through this project.


With that said, they started to hatch overnight, and you can watch the excitement through our live webcam!  The link is http://163.153.91.45/ The username is oesjview, and the password is passview.


POSTED 5/5/2015

Music Concert Scheduled

The OESJ High School and DHR Elementary Music Dept. present their Spring Concert Wednesday May 13th at 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium. Featured on the program will be the DHR Elementary Choir, DHR Elementary Band, High School Band, High School Choir, Select Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Handbell Choir.  Each group will be performing a variety of musical selections. The concert is free and open to the public.


POSTED 5/5/2015

Softball Game Cancelled

The Varsity Girls' Softball game scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, against Little Falls is cancelled.

POSTED 5/4/2015; UPDATED 5/5/2015 OESJ Board of Education Budget Hearing and Meeting Scheduled The OESJ Board of Education Budget Hearing and Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, starting at 6 P.M. in the High School Auditorium.   An updated agenda for the workshop can be seen here.


POSTED 5/4/2015

OESJ to Hold Budget Hearing and Voter Registration


On Thursday, May 7, the OESJ CSD will hold it's Budget Hearing prior to the regular board of education meeting.  The Budget Hearing will begin at 6:00p.m. in the high school auditorium and the regular board of education meeting will follow.  


Also, on Thursday there will be voter registration at both the DHR and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School buildings from 2:30-6:30 p.m..  Anyone who is not sure if they are registered to vote, may stop by either building on Thursday or they may call the District Clerk at 518-568-2014, ext. 104 or by emailing her at anna.oconnell@oesj.org to double check.

POSTED 4/30/2015 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 Cafeteria.   The agenda for the workshop can be seen here.


POSTED 4/29/2015

Modified Sports Team Volunteers Their Time

Last weekend, the OESJ Boys’ Modified Baseball team along with the St. Johnsville Youth Center and the Montgomery County Division of Youth volunteered their time raking and cleaning the yards of our local WWII Veterans.  


POSTED 4/29/2015 OESJ Class of 2016 Chicken BBQ Scheduled

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.   


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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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