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POSTED 7/18/2018

Sports Physicals to be held in August

Sports physicals will be held August 8th starting at 12:30 at the Jr/Sr High School for any student in grades 7-12 who will be playing a sport and needs a physical. This is on a first come first serve basis. Also, students will need a completed and parent signed athletic history form with them for the physical. You can find the form here.

POSTED 7/17/2018

Elementary & Junior High Supply Lists

Students can find their supply lists for the elementary school here and junior high here.

POSTED 6/27/2018

Coding Taught at Elementary

During the month of December, all students in grades K-6 completed the Hour of Code. Computer science is a very important technology skill, it teaches logic, problem solving, and creativity. It will help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.

In January, students in grades 3-6 started a coding course. Mrs. Parry would like to announce the top student in each grade that wrote the most lines of code and completed the most levels.  

In grade 3 Ryker Williams wrote 603 lines of code and completed 71 levels.

In grade 4 Brooklyn Smith wrote 1,219 lines of code and completed 57 levels.

In grade 5 Jayden Brown wrote 956 lines of code and completed 132 levels.

In grade 6 McKayl Logan-Dillenbeck wrote 1,486 lines of code and completed 150 levels.

Our top school coder is Liam Achzet who wrote an amazing 7,180 lines of code and completed 175 levels. Congratulations to all the computer science whizzes.

POSTED 6/27/2018

OESJ 6th Grade Graduation

Sixth grade graduation was held at OESJ on June 21st. Students will be moving on to the Junior High at the High School building this fall. Awards were given for the highest average in each subject and highest average overall. There were also Citizenship awards, the Never Give Up award, and the Always do the Right Thing Award. Students made video presentations of their favorite elementary memories, their trip to Nature's Classroom, sixth grade memories, and "Andy's Coming."  All presentations were made possible with the help of Chris Parry, technology teacher. Students were led by choir and music teacher, Rachel Brownell, in singing Luke Bryant's "I Believe Most People are Good." Parents could enjoy seeing what their students want to be when they grow up with the help of virtual reality. Congrats Class of 2024!!

POSTED 6/25/2018

Blue-Bot Robots

Students in grades K-2 continued to learn about programming using Blue-Bot Robots. The children used the directional and sequence buttons on the back of the Blue-Bots to program them to move across the mat and solve a problem. The Robots excited the students to problem solve.

POSTED 6/24/2018

Kindergarten Graduation

On June 20, Fifty Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Hazzard, Mrs. Gentile, Mrs. Nagell and Mrs. Case's rooms celebrated their Graduation Day. Thanks to Mrs. Parry for putting together some of the memorable moments of 2017/2018 in this animoto. Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates!!!

POSTED 6/22/2018

Congratulations Class of 2018!

In front of family and friends, the 38 Class of 2018 graduates bid farewell to the halls of OESJ Jr./Sr. High School this evening.
The fifth annual commencement was held in the school auditorium.
Valedictorian Madison Richardson offered a few pieces of advice to the graduates: "Take action. Every story you've ever connected with, every leader you've ever modeled, every little thing that you've ever accomplished is the result of taking action," she said. "Everyone has a choice to choose. You need to decide what you want to define who you are. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life." Read more about graduation here.

POSTED 6/21/2018

Natale chosen to lead OESJ during the 2018-19 school year

   The Board of Education has turned to an experienced educator to lead the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville school district (OESJ) through the 2018-19 school year, kick start the capital project and help groom the next superintendent.
   Dr. Joseph L. Natale has been named OESJ’s interim superintendent through June 30, 2019. He began June 11th and succeeds David Halloran, who has been appointed superintendent of the Gloversville Enlarged School District.
   Natale is excited about leading the district for the 2018-19 school year and is looking forward to working with staff, students and the community as the $24 million capital project gets underway this fall. Read more here.

POSTED 6/20/2018

OESJ “SOARED Across America

During the month of P.A.R.P.(Parents as Reading Partners), students at OESJ “SOARED Across America”. The month was filled with many exciting activities. Students learned about Mount Rushmore from Lou Del Bianco, Flag etiquette from the American Legion, and Eagles from Jonathan Wood in the Raptor Project. Students read at home with their families every night, classes “buddied up” and read, and Freedom the mascot visited classes with 5th graders to read books about America. Classes did research on our 50 states and made awesome displays. Students used Virtual Reality headsets to travel to America’s National Parks. PARP night was filled with games, displays, crafts and everything American. Our PARP month ended with a Red, White, and Blue Ball and our principal Mrs. Kawryga getting covered with feathers and becoming an eagle. PARP month was an exciting adventure.

P.A.R.P. 2018

POSTED 6/20/2018

OESJ Elementary Wolf Awards

The OESJ Elementary announces the May Wolf Award recipients.

Kindergarten: Leella Kretser, Kayne Hart, Iris Windecker

1st Grade: Brady Brown, Temprance Corso, Hunter Corso

2nd Grade: Brennan Trumble, Grace Steenbergh, Isabella Berry, Alyvia Richards, Preston Senatore, Keaghan Stowell, Isabella Alvarez, Louis Dobradi

3rd Grade: Myles Hayes, Jackson Polidori, Aristotle Hand, Emma Countryman

4th Grade: Elliana Fox, Aleda Corlew, Zoe Jones

5th Grade: Hailey Steele, Ruby Hand, Blake Moore

6th Grade: Carly Wells, Mikayla Thomas, Gracelynn Rice, Bryce Valleau

                                              P.E.: Mia Herb

                                              Art: David Doxtader, Tristan Zimmerman, Brooklynn Smith

                                              Music: Kendra Breton, Mikaila Robarge, Elizabeth Wilmot

                                             Library: Jackson Polidori

You can view more pictures from the program and the students farewell to Mr. Halloran here.

POSTED 6/20/2018

OESJ 7th & 8th Graders Experience the ADK

Students in grades 7 & 8 had the opportunity to attend a two-day overnight trip to the Adirondacks this past Thursday June 14th & Friday June 15th.  Sixty-five students escorted by 6 staff members and 4 parent chaperones left early Thursday morning to Fort Ticonderoga on upper Lake George. There they toured the Fort, participated in an hour long experience of "A Life of a Soldier" and had a picnic lunch.  Afterwards they traveled back down the lake to Hidden Lake Camp, a private resident camp owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York. At Hidden Lake students were able to participate in an afternoon of team building activities and try out the low ropes course led by trained camp staff.  Thursday ended with a family-style dinner at camp, a night game, and a big campfire complete with s'mores! After spending the night at camp and enjoying breakfast together students loaded the busses for another great day; this one was spent in Tupper Lake at The Wild Center! Here students toured the facility, explored the "Wild Walk", and participated in a New York State Trout program building upon their knowledge from their previous years of Trout in the Classroom.  Staff, students, and parents had many positive responses to this trip and said it was a great way to end their year! You can view more pictures here.

POSTED 6/20/2018

Annual Trout Release

   OESJ sixth graders released the brook trout they have been raising all year.  This year boasted the largest number spawned from eggs to date--a whopping 142!  Students traveled to SUNY Cobleskill last fall to spawn the eggs, brought them back to the tank in the classroom and studied them all year.

   Once at the stream mother-daughter team, Mrs. Murcray 6th Science teacher, and Mrs. Dopp SPED teaching assistant, led the students in the release.  Dopp taught students how to identify macroinvertebrates and collected samples for students to study. She also had the students collect stream data pertinent to the health of our trout, including water temperature and PH.   Murcray taught students to release the trout and helped everyone reflect on the journey from egg to fingerling! So long brookies!

POSTED 6/18/2018

6th Grade Visits Nature’s Classroom

Sixth grade students at OESJ attended Nature’s Classroom in Lake George during the first week of June. Students were exposed to a variety of outdoor activities, team building and science based projects. The trip lasted three nights and four days.

Students start fundraising and planning for the trip in September.  All students regardless of financial situations are able to go. The OESJ Board of Education donates towards the trip, as well as anonymous donors and Nature’s Classroom offers financial aid. You can see more pictures here.

POSTED 6/14/2018

Recycle-able Regatta

The 27th Recycle-able Regatta was held at Vosburgh's Pond on June 6th. This event is to show the student's the importance of recycling and helping the environment, while also having fun with a little competition. The participants from OESJ where represented by Arianna George, Trace Keba, Tristan Stevers, and Abigail Smith. Arianna and Trace came in third place for the middle school race and won the trophy for Best Use of Recyclable Materials. Tristan and Abigail won for Best Design. Click here to see more pictures.

POSTED 6/14/2018

Virtual Reality

Students in grades 3-6 virtually SOARED across America during P.A.R.P. this month.
Students went on a Google Expedition to America’s National Parks. By simply looking into the headsets VR helped bring the whole country to the classroom. Mrs. Parry helped guide the students through the Grand Canyon, Florida Everglades, Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano, El Capitan in Yosemite and Yellowstone Park. The VR headsets and the Google Expedition kits were borrowed from NERIC-Model Schools. Click here to see more pictures.

POSTED 6/11/2018

Summer meals will be available at the Ag. Ptech building in St. Johnsville

The annual breakfast and lunch program will be held at the Ag. PTECH building at 61 Monroe Street in St. Johnsville from July 9-August 24. Breakfast funs from 8-10 a.m. and lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the menus and more information here.

POSTED 6/7/2018

Congratulations to these five seniors honored by the HFM BOCES and FMCC

Congratulations to OESJ seniors Dakota Corapi, Dustin Dolder, Laura Littrell, Madison Richardson and Matthew Spain for being recognized at the third annual Fulton Montgomery Community College and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Student Recognition Dinner on Monday night, June 4.
The dinner honored nearly 60 outstanding seniors from high schools in the region.
Honorees were selected to attend the awards dinner to recognize their academic and personal achievements during high school.
They were joined at the dinner by Superintendent David Halloran and Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal Adam Heroth.

POSTED 6/6/2018

Breakout EDU

During Technology Class, students in grades 5 and 6 used Breakout EDU boxes borrowed from Model Schools, NERIC in Albany. Breakout EDU brings “Escape Room” strategy to the classroom. Breakout EDU is a game that had fifth and sixth graders thinking critically, problem-solving, troubleshooting, working collaboratively and having so much fun they didn’t realize how much they were using math to solve Volume puzzles in order to open a locked box.

Each class was split into 2 teams. First, the students had to look for clues around the room. Next, they had to solve problems to unlock a small box. Inside the small box were more clues. The teams then had to work collaboratively to solve over 15 more problems in order to open 4 more locks on the big box. Students were so excited to solve the problems and unlock the box. Click here to see more pictures.

POSTED 6/2/2018

A “Sweet” Time had by all at The Sweet Royalty Dance

On May 11th, the OESJ Class of 2021 hosted an event for all PreK-6th grade students and their families.  The theme of the event was, “A Night in Candyland.” Little ones danced the night away to music donated by Pure Entertainment with their special guests.   The prince and princess of Candyland were their spreading joy among the children as they took pictures with them. Precious Moments Photography donated their services to take posed pictures and candids. They captured smiles and happiness all evening.  This event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that donated, worked, and attended. You can view pictures from the dance here.

POSTED 5/30/2018

9th Graders Perform “Shakespearean Tragedy” Original

Miss. McAleese's and Miss. Schmidt's 9th grade students performed their own "Shakespearean Tragedy" for the school last Thursday. The students worked in groups to write an original script that ties into a concept from Global Studies, and key pieces from their Shakespeare unit in ELA. The play is titled "The Battle of Love," and the 9th grade class will be performing again on Friday June 1st at 6 PM. Admission is $2 and all proceeds will benefit the Class of 2021. Come out and enjoy the show!​

POSTED 5/21/2018

Opening Day

Many people equate May 1st as the opening day of turkey season.  For OESJ 6th graders opening day proved to be a successful one from a hunting perspective and an educational one.  Mr. Jordan, 6th grade teacher and veteran turkey hunter, took his father hunting on the morning of May 1st. His father got a beautiful Tom which he donated to OESJ’s 6th grade science class.To read more and see pictures click here.

POSTED 5/21/2018

7th Grade Attends STEM Conference at FMCC

A select group of seventh grade girls choose to attend this year's STEM conference held at FMCC.  The event focused on topics designed to encourage young girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math with fun, interactive workshops and activities. While at the STEM conference the girls had the experience of being on a local community college campus and met professionals and role models in the STEM fields from around the area.

7th STEM

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