44 Center St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Principal: David Slater
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POSTED 3/28/2018

Mohawk Valley FFA Celebrates FFA Week

The Mohawk Valley FFA celebrated National FFA Week from February 26th to March 2nd. The week consisted of many activities that made impacts on our school and community. Members helped to bring attention to agriculture and FFA through facts that were announced every morning, opening the eyes of students to show how important agriculture is! During the week the chapter also ran its elementary school coloring contest. Read more here.

POSTED 3/26/2018

Give the Gift of Blue

The Mohawk Valley FFA has created a new award that its members can apply for- their own FFA jacket. An FFA jacket is an article of faith, honor and pride that unifies members in a long-standing tradition, reminding them that they are part of something larger. One FFA jacket costs $55 and is embroidered with the state, chapter, and name of the member. A committee of Mohawk Valley FFA members created an application for any Mohawk Valley FFA member that is in sixth through ninth grade. From the applicants, members will be selected to receive their own FFA jacket at our annual banquet in May. If you are interested in supporting this award in any amount please feel free to contact Mohawk Valley FFA Advisor Chris Smith at (518) 568-2011 or christopher.smith@oesj.org.

POSTED 3/24/2018

FFA Members Increase Ag Literacy During National Agriculture Literacy Week!

Laura Littrell, Madison Dunbar, and Josie Brundage helped to increase the agricultural knowledge of the second grade at the OESJ Elementary school on Wednesday, March 21st. The members read the book “Before We Eat: from farm to table” to the second grade classes of Mrs. Pedrick, Mrs. Blanc, and Mrs. Smith. The FFA members read the book to each class, and then led an activity discussing how an apple goes from the farm to the table. The second grade then snacked on apples! Each classroom received a copy of the book so students can continue to learn about agriculture. The Mohawk Valley FFA would like to thank the second grade for allowing us to visit their classroom and Fulton-Montgomery Cornell Cooperative Extension for sponsoring the books left with each classroom.

POSTED 3/23/2018

OESJ Jr/Sr Students Compete at GE

On Saturday March 17th, 15 students from the OESJ Jr/Sr High School competed in the KIDWIND competition at General Electric (GE) in Schenectady. Jolynn Cedeno, Kyara Nichols, Alex Ouderkirk, Rebekah Semple, Skylynn Sargeant, Shelby Groff, Mackenzie Barker, Emilie Peterson, Cadence Johnson, Magdelina Pellerito, Paetyn Logan-Dillenbeck, Jesse Walrath, Margaret Christensen, and Sebastian Ackernecht. This STEM Competition is meant to show students the different aspects of wind energy technology and how it can help our environment. You can read more here.

POSTED 3/22/2018
OESJ Wellness Day at the Jr/Sr HS

Wellness Day was held Friday, March 16th, and was put on by Mrs. Lape and the Wellness Team. Some of the topics were- Substance Abuse Prevention, Understanding Anxiety/Depression, Skin/Hair Care for Teens, Healthy Relationships, Crossfit Training, Dance-A-Thon and ALICE Safety Training. Presenters were set up in the cafeteria for students to visit during their lunch periods. They could get information on Teen Health Issues from the Montgomery County Public Health Nurse, dental care, Mental Health information, Reality Check and sample smoothies made by OESJ students. The students enjoyed themselves and learned valuable information. Thank you to Mrs. Lape and the Wellness Team for all your hard work. You can see pictures here.

POSTED 3/13/2018

OESJ Jr. High Semi Formal

On March 9th, students in grades 7 & 8 held a semi formal dance at the OESJ jr/sr high school.  Students in grade 8, led by their class advisor, Mrs. Kelly, sponsored this dance organizing every aspect from foods and drinks all the way to the playlist and DJ services.  Students really took ownership of this night and a good time was had by all --including chaperones Mrs. Brundage, Mrs. Jenkins, Ms. Rogers, and Mr. Battisti. Students in both grade levels truly enjoyed a night of positive socialization with their peers and school staff.  Thank you to all who helped make it a great night!

POSTED 3/13/2018

Ms. Jewett’s Class Creates a Documentary

Students in Ms. Jewett's Monsters, Mortals, and Myths class have been studying monster storytelling from ancient classical literature to modern tales of today. Drawing on their love for the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, they created a documentary called, "Stranger Things is not so Strange". They worked in groups to research and explain the real historical events, science, and math concepts that are used by the creators of this modern monster tale. Many juniors and seniors were able to attend the first screening of their film.

POSTED 3/6/2018

15 OESJ students to compete in regional KidWind competitions

Some students used foam cups as blades in the design of their unique wind turbines. Others used bottles. Or aluminum foil. Or cut up plastic Folger’s Coffee cans.

Among the 13 projects at the OESJ KidWind Challenge presentations in the cafeteria last Thursday, there were also different numbers of blades used on their creations: 3, 4, 6 and 12.

Both of those features – the number of blades and the material used for the blades – most likely had an impact on how quickly and smoothly the turbines turned.

The 50 or so eighth-grade students, who worked in teams along with one high school team, were there to show off their hand-made turbines and with hopes of moving on to the next level: a trip to regional competitions at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica on March 8 and GE in Schenectady on March 17. To read more click here.

POSTED 2/20/2018

OESJ Board of Education Recognizes Student and Staff Members

At the January 4th, 2018 Board of Education meeting Mrs. Jackie Lape, Mrs. Cheryl Brown and Mrs. Kate Yoder were recognized for their work through the Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program. To read the resolution click here.

Keagan Clemons was recognized for demonstrating excellent leadership qualities and school spirit this school year. To read the resolution click here.

POSTED 2/19/2018

OESJ HS Art Departments Annual Community Art Program

OESJ High School art students will be making 8 barn quilts. Orders will be taken on a first come first serve basis.  All quilts will be completed and ready for pick up by Friday, May 18th. Purchasers are responsible for pick up, installing/displaying their own quilt. Each 4 ft  x 4 ft  quilt is $65.00. Please note that this is a community service project and the price reflects the cost of materials.


Barn quilts are wooden squares painted to look like quilts and positioned on a garage, barn, house, shed, business or free standing post. Barn quilts are based on traditional patterns painted to make them unique to each property and community. Barn quilts will not have any logos or lettering on them, as they are art, not a sign.

To place an order, complete the attached order form here and return by March 16, 2018 to:

Sara Thibodeau

Art Teacher

OESJ High School


POSTED 2/8/2018

OESJ Juniors Create a Documentary

OESJ Juniors in Ms. Jewett's English and Mr. Yvar's U.S. History class, worked with Special Ed. teacher Rose Sammons, Library Media Specialist Karen Johnson, and Bill Cooper in the Technology Dept. to create a documentary Titled: The American Civil Rights Movement. Students worked in small groups to research and then create a short film to tell the story of one part of the American struggle for equality and justice, which spans decades and continues today. The entire project was assembled from these pieces into one full length film. Students were treated to a pizza party where they viewed the final product, a Film "Wrap Party". Students and teachers all learned together that the film-making industry is tough and requires good communication skills, time-management, and a great deal of grit.

POSTED 1/30/2018

BOE Recognizes Student at Meeting  

Keagan Clemons was recognized at the January BOE meeting for The resolution says, “demonstrating excellent leadership qualities and school spirit this school year”. To read the entire resolution click here.

POSTED 1/30/2018

​YC Biddy Cheerleaders Show Their Support  

The St. Johnsville Youth Center Biddy Cheerleaders showed their Wolfpack pride at the Boys JV basketball game last week. The girls cheered from the sidelines, performed at halftime and got to interact with the Varsity Cheerleaders. In turn, some of the biddy cheerleaders traveled to Schoharie to watch the Varsity team compete in the "Small Town Throwdown Competition" on Sunday.

POSTED 1/6/2018

PTECH and AgPTECH visit OESJ 8th Graders

Eighth grade students at OESJ listened to a presentation about the PTECH and Ag PTECH programs through HFM BOCES on Thursday, January 4, 2017.  Any eighth grade student from OESJ who is interested in either of these programs can complete the online application at:  hfmboces.org/applynow

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