POSTED 10/26/2016

OESJ Sets Date for Capital Project

On Monday October 24th, The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution authorizing a public vote on a proposed capital project.  To read more about the Capital Project, click here.  

POSTED 10/26/2016

Montgomery County Free "Healthy Me!" Mobile App

Montgomery County just released it's free "Healthy Me!" mobile app available for smart phones and tablets. To read more about the app and on how to download, click here.

POSTED 10/21/2016

OESJ Boy’s Soccer Team Advances in Sectionals

OESJ won their quarterfinal soccer game, beating the #3 seeded Hartford Tanagers by the score of 2-1.  Jack Brundage tied the game in the first half off a corner kick by Jeff Baker and Zack Mosher scored the game winner with an assist by Trent Barker.  AJ Hayes had 15 saves and Mike Smith, Bob Snell, Seth Myers and Nick Grant played great defense to hold Hartford scoreless for the final 76 minutes of the game.  OESJ will play Wednesday at 5:00 pm vs. the winner of Germantown and North Warren, at Mohanasen High School.

POSTED 10/19/2016 - UPDATED 10/21/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedule a Special Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Junior Senior High School Auditorium.   There will be a vote to set the Capital Project Vote for December 13, 2016.  On Monday, October 24, 2016 the Curriculum and Instruction Committee will meet at 5:00 P.M., and the Policy Committee will meet at 5:30 P.M.  On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 the Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 P.M., and the Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 5:30 P.M.  All Committee Meetings will be held in the Superintendent’s Office. To view the agenda, please click here.

POSTED 10/19/2016

OESJ Homecoming Recap Video

OESJ 2016 Homecoming.mp4

During Homecoming weekend, OESJ held various events to celebrate their student athletes.  A pep rally was held at the Junior Senior High School.  The first Annual Homecoming Parade was marched down St. Johnsville’s Main Street, followed by a Meet & Greet with athletes. OESJ athletes and alumni also participated in Soccer and Volleyball games.

POSTED 10/18/2016

OESJ Elementary Upcoming Events

The OESJ Elementary is cordially inviting parents to attend two events in the month of November.  On November 1, 2016, we will be having our first Character Education meeting at 6:00 p.m.  On November 9, 2016, we will be having our Parent Connection meeting at 6:00 p.m.  A memo went home to all students and can be viewed here.

POSTED 10/13/2016

OESJ Elementary School to Honor Veterans

The OESJ Elementary School will be honoring Veterans on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.  Veterans are encouraged to attend. To view the invite, click here.

POSTED 10/13/2016

The Love of Reading in the Library Learning Commons

Mr. Liberatore’s 7th and 9th period classes are taking advantage of the new library furniture to make themselves comfortable every Wednesday afternoon. Students pick any book they want to immerse themselves in and indulge in 40 minutes of reading for the joy of it.

POSTED 10/12/2016

OESJ Elementary Water Results

Mr. Halloran, Superintendent of Schools, sent a letter to all parents and guardians regarding the results of our OESJ Elementary School water testing results.  Click here to read the memo.  In addition, please click here to see the Certificate of Analysis for OESJ Elementary water lead testing conducted by Fulmont Laboratory & Consultants. The state threshold is 15 parts per billion.  All faucets that tested high are out of service until test results register within the acceptable range.

POSTED 10/8/2016

OESJ Students Explore Career Opportunities

The Career and Technical Education Center located at HFM BOCES offers several career exploration opportunities for juniors and seniors at OESJ. Students enrolled in these programs get hands on practical experience in the career of their choice. Click here to read more and see additional pictures.

POSTED 10/6/2016

Junior Senior High School Welcomes Spanish Exchange Students

The OESJ Jr./Sr. high school and community recently hosted 9 exchange students from Spain. Students from Spain came through a program called Global Friendships with a desire to learn more about our culture and what school life is like in the USA. Click here to read more and see more pictures.

POSTED 10/4/16

OESJ Students Participate in H.O.P.E. Event

On September 27, the OESJ Jr./Sr. HS had twenty-three students from the CHOICES Program and the general student community attend the H.O.P.E Educational Event at the Paul Nigra Center in Gloversville, N.Y.  Our school district was well represented and the students participated in many wellness activities like drumming, aerobics, inspirational crafting, listening to music by Flame, watching an educational film "More Than Sad," and getting information from educational booths. The students did a wonderful job and were active learners! Click here to see more pictures.

POSTED 10/4/2016

Pre-K Has a Heart… and a brain and lungs

Mrs. Yoder’s Pre-K class is working on an “All About Me” theme as part of reading, social studies, and science.  The emphasis of the unit is to “be you-nique”.  Students are learning how special the human body is as part of the science focus. To read more and see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 10/1/2016

OESJ High School Library Transformation:

Moving from a traditional library space towards a learning commons.

Students were very excited to find that the high school library had all new furniture to start the 2016-17 school year. The traditional wooden library furniture was replaced by tables and chairs on casters, upholstered chairs, and a variety of low tables and ottomans. The old furniture has been re-purposed in classrooms throughout the building.  To read more and see additional pictures click here.

POSTED 9/30/2016

OESJ ABC Afternoon Highlights Respect

Our ABC Afternoon sponsored  a photo booth for our upcoming "Respect," theme. To read more and see additional pictures click here.

POSTED 9/30/2016

9th Grade Honors English Class Present Argument to Panel

9th Graders in Miss McAleese's Honors English class were given project guidelines in which they had to chose a side, based on textual evidence, whether or not vending machines containing unhealthy snacks and beverages should be removed from schools. To read more and see additional pictures click here.


   2016 Homecoming Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 29

  • 4:30 - Modified Volleyball vs. Canajoharie at the Elementary School

  • 4:30 - Modified Boys Soccer vs. Galway at the Village Park

  • 4:30 - Modified Girls Soccer vs. Galway at the High School

  • 7:00 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Fonda at the Village Park    


Friday, September 30

  • 4:30 - 1st Annual Homecoming Parade - Main Street - American Legion to Village Park.

    • Please join the OESJ Athletic Department as we recognize our Fall athletes in a parade down main street.This parade will include all levels of our Fall sports teams, as well as the OESJ Band, the OESJ FFA, local Fire Departments, youth soccer, the American Legion and others. Lets line the streets between the American Legion and the Village Park to show our support for all the hard work and dedication put forth by OESJ Athletes and the OESJ Community.

  • OESJ Athletics Meet & Greet - Immediately Following the Parade

    • Please join the OESJ Athletic Department immediately following the parade on the baseball/soccer field for a meet and greet with our student athletes and coaches. A captain from each sports team will be giving a short speech about their life as an athlete and how much their sport and athletics in general mean to them. Following these brief speeches, parents, youngsters, and community members will have a chance to meet the athletes and coaches and ask any questions about their sport or athletics at OESJ in general. This will be a very informative time to get to know the athletes and coaches or to get information about how to get involved in OESJ Athletics.

  • 7:00 - Varsity Girls Soccer game vs. Northville at the Village Park

  • Homecoming Bonfire - Immediately Following the Game

Saturday, October 1

  • 7:00 - 4th Annual OESJ Alumni Soccer Game at the Village Park

POSTED 9/29/2016

10th graders writing their first Thematic Essay in Global Studies

Students have been learning about changes in Europe such as the Protestant Reformation.  Pictured are students using their Chromebooks to write a thematic essay about Martin Luther's 95 Theses.

POSTED 9/29/2016

Advanced Welding Class Utilizes Chromebooks

Advanced welding students are pictured using their Chromebooks to review wire feed welder safety before heading into the shop for the semester. The review is using an online resource called Kahoot. Kahoot allows the students to review while keeping score.  Advanced welding is a new course at the high school this year. Students must have completed the Metal Fabrication and Welding course before enrolling in the Advanced Welding course. Advanced Welding will explore topics like TIG welding, oxyfuel cutting, and students will spend a lot of time in the shop completing welding projects.

POSTED 9/29/2016

OESJ Elementary Holds Open House

The OESJ Elementary School Open House was held on Tuesday, September 27th starting at 6:30. Parents and families visited classrooms, browsed the book fair, sponsored by PAWS and stopped off at the photo booth which was sponsored by ABC Afternoon Character Education Program. Ice cream was served in the cafeteria with many Board of Education members there to help with the scooping. Pictured from left are BOE members: Stephanie Dye, Linda Hart, Susie Sammons and Dean Handy. Not pictured are Neil Clark and Superintendent Halloran who rounded out the group. Thank you all for your support!

POSTED 9/28/2016

A Message from Senator Amedore

Are you prepared if an emergency strikes? Residents throughout the 46th Senate District - and all of New York - have been devastated by natural disasters, including flooding from Irene and Lee and extreme winter conditions. To read more click here.

POSTED 9/27/2016

OESJ Class of 2019 Officers Elected

The Class of 2019 held their class election on September 21, 2016.  Congratulations to the officers elected.  From left to right: Jack Brundage - Vice President, Robert Snell - President, Adan Vasquez - Treasurer and

Cayla Corlew - Secretary.

POSTED 9/26/2016

OESJ Elementary Students Learn to “Make a Good Choice”

The students and teachers started the school year with a very positive message: Make a Good Choice! The message was presented in a very entertaining way by guest storyteller, actor, and singer, Lou Del Bianco. Lou shared many stories from his childhood and inter
acted with the children, getting them to think about what choices they would make if they were in his shoes. Students joined Lou in his lively original songs and raps. Throughout the presentation, Lou taught about tolerance, respect, responsibility, kindness, honesty, responsibility, cooperation, and more! We hope that right from the start, students at OESJ will remember Mr. Del Bianco’s stories, make good choices daily, and have a safe, successful school year!

POSTED 9/26/2016

Heimlich Maneuver Training for Students

After an incident in the High School Cafeteria, Mr. Slater requested Safety Specialist Jessica Kirby-Barnes provide training on how to effectively use the  Heimlich maneuver during student lunch times. Due to this informative session, both students and cafeteria staff are more aware of how to react and what to do during a choking episode thanks to Mrs. Kirby-Barnes! Job well done!  This photo shows Alexis Sanguine practicing under the direction of Mr. Slater and Mrs. Kirby-Barnes.

POSTED 9/23/2016

OESJ Seniors Awarded RIT Scholarships

The Rochester Institute of Technology recognizes students who have distinguished themselves academically, are active and involved members of their school and community, and demonstrate interest and ability in higher education. Liam Sammons and Abby Mosher have been recognized for the Innovation and Creativity Award Program and are eligible for a $28,000 RIT Innovation & Creativity Scholarship. Jeffrey Baker and Lyndsey Lynch were recognized for the Computing Medal Program and are eligible for a $28,000 RIT Computing Medal Scholarship. Congratulations to Abby, Liam, Jeff and Lyndsey who have proven that hard work and dedication do earn you recognition and academic scholarships.

POSTED 9/22/2016

9th Graders Experience Interdisciplinary Learning in ELA and Social Studies

9th graders have been learning how to write an argumentative essay in Miss McAleese's ELA class.  ​In Global studies students have been learning about the Paleolithic Era and Neolithic Revolution. Pictured are 9th grade students applying their ELA knowledge in Miss Collins' Global studies class answering the question, "Were people better off before or after the Neolithic Revolution?"

POSTED 9/12/2016

Elementary Student Handbook Available

The 2016-2017 OESJ Elementary Student Handbook is available. The handbook can be viewed here.

POSTED 9/8/2016

OESJ Alumni Soccer Game Scheduled

The OESJ Alumni Soccer game is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.  The game will be held at the Soldiers and Sailors Park and the cost to play is $15.  This year will feature a new shirt design! Proceeds with benefit the OESJ Baseball Booster Club.

POSTED 9/2/2016 - UPDATED 9/6/2016

Committees to meet Prior to Regularly Scheduled BOE Meeting

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting at 6:30 P.M. at the Elementary School Cafeteria.  The Audit Committee will meet prior to the meeting at 6:00 P.M.  The board packet can be viewed here and the agenda can be viewed here. The Building and Grounds Committee with meet in the Elementary Media Center at 5:30 P.M.

POSTED 9/1/2016

September 2nd Modified Practice Times

Modified Boys Soccer (10:00 am - 12:00 at the HS)

Modified Girls Soccer (3:30 - 5:00 at the HS)

Modified Volleyball (3:00 - 5:00 pm at the ES)

POSTED 8/31/2016

September 1st Modified Practice Times

Modified Boys Soccer (4:00 - 5:30 at the HS)

Modified Girls Soccer (3:30 - 5:00 at the HS)

Modified Volleyball (4:00 - 5:30 at the Elementary School)

POSTED 8/24/2016 - REPOSTED 8/29/2016

Fall 2016 Sports Schedules

The Fall 2016 Sports Schedules are now available online.  To access the schedules click here.

POSTED 8/25/2016

OESJ Jr/Sr High School Completes Chromebook Boot Camp

During the month of August, the Technology department along with administration were busy with “Boot Camps”, where students and parents gathered to hear why the deployment of Chromebooks for all students was important. Read the entire story here.

POSTED 8/25/2016

Connect to OESJ Jr/Sr High School via Remind

Want to stay connected to the OESJ Jr/Sr high school and receive important updates from the administration? Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging system that helps schools share information with students and parents. All personal information is kept private and it’s easy to sign up! This is not a replacement for our phone message system; it’s just another way to stay connected.  To sign up, simply send a text message to 81010 and enter the following message: @oesjcsd1 in the message box. Instructions can also be found at Remind.

POSTED 7/13/2016 - UPDATED 7/28/2016

Elementary & Junior High School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for the 2016 - 2017 school year are available for the Elementary School and the Junior/Senior High School.  Please click here to view your child’s supply list for the Elementary School. Please click here to view your child's supply list for the Junior High School.  Check back frequently for any updates.

For past news stories, visit the NEWS ARCHIVE.


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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