44 Center St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452
Principal: David Slater
(518) 568-2011
(518) 568-2797 (fax)

POSTED 6/22/2017

Middle School Visits Boston

On Monday, June 19, OESJ 7th and 8th graders visited Boston, Massachusetts.  The Middle School worked all year long raising more than $6,000 to go on this trip.  The students were able to visit the New England Aquarium, watch the IMAX show Amazon Adventure,  take a Harbor walk to view Tall Ships, Quincy Market, and had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. A great time was had by all!  To view additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 6/19/2017

OESJ Middle Schoolers Learn Local History

Students in grades 7 & 8 celebrated the end of the school year this past week by spending 3 days exploring St. Johnsville's local history!  On Wednesday, June 14th, students in grade 8 traveled to the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library.  There they toured the library and museum.  On Thursday, June 15th, all student in grade 7 & 8 attended a day long field trip to Fort Klock.  Some of the activities students participated in were trying their hand at writing with ink and quills, helping out at the Blacksmith Shop, and watching musket and cannon demonstrations!  By working in small groups students and staff were able to see life in the 1700's & 1800's first hand!  To read more and see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 6/13/2017

Inaugural “Walk of the Wolves”


On Monday, June 12th, the graduating Seniors of the OESJ Class of 2017 took a trip up to the Elementary School to walk the hallways for a final farewell. All of the students and teachers in the Elementary School lined the hallways to applaud the Seniors efforts and they even provided them with many “Thank You” Gifts and congratulatory send offs. The event was the first of its kind at OESJ and provided many of the Seniors a nostalgic send off with their former teachers. The younger students also got the opportunity to see how special this moment was and provided them with some motivation to strive to attain this opportunity for themselves.

POSTED 6/13/2017

OESJ Wolf Pack Band Takes First at the Violet Festival

The OESJ 7th-12th grade Marching Band took First Place Best High School Band in the Dolgeville Violet Festival Parade on Saturday, June 10th. The Parade also served as the Senior's Marching Farewell- as the class of 2017 Senior Musicians left their place of march and led the group from in front of the banner. The final straight away becomes their final honored march. It concludes with the band encircling them, and paying tribute to the seniors accomplishments. Thank you Senior Musicians, for being the first HS Class to complete all four years at OESJ HS Band! You have set a great path to follow!

POSTED 6/12/2017

OESJ Wolf Pack Bands Place at Sherburne

The 7-12th grade OESJ Wolf Pack Bands Placed in 9 categories recently at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands in highly competitive Competition. Although scores and trophies don't define our kids, the fact that they were consistent across so many categories demonstrates the skills of these well rounded musicians.  The OESJ Band placed as follows: JH Small Ensemble placed 1st; JH Drumline placed 2nd; JH Concert Band placed 4th; HS Small Ensemble 3rd; HS Jazz Ensemble 3rd; HS Concert Band 3rd; HS Drumline 2nd; 7-12th grade Marching Band 4th; 7-12th grade Color Guard 3rd.  Congratulations OESJ!

POSTED 6/12/2017

2017 Regents Schedule

The 2017 Regents Schedule is available.  Please click here to view.

POSTED 6/12/2017

Fulton County 2017 Lead By Example Recognition Dinner

On Thursday, June 8, 2017 the Fulton County Lead by Example Recognition Dinner was held at the Johnstown Senior Center in Johnstown, New York. Students from all the school districts in Fulton County were honored for their leadership in their schools and communities. Jeffrey Baker was our student representative from OESJ. He was the recipient of the Fulton County Lead By Example Award for 2017. To read more about Jeffrey, click here.

POSTED 6/9/2017

OESJ Students Perform at Poetry Slam in Utica

On Thursday night, OESJ High School Students from Ms. Jewett's Poetry and Creative Writing classes attended an open mic poetry slam in Utica, at the Tramontane Cafe.  Stepping out of their comfort zone, the students were both nervous and excited.  In front of a packed and cheering crowd, they performed their original works of poetry, and everyone in the room was blown away by their talent, performance skills, and their bravery.  It was such a thrilling success, that the students have plans to attend this open mic again, which is held every Thursday. Congratulations to: Helene Blair, Kyleigh Hayner, Realey Ickles, Devyn Jones, Keagan Clemons, Coby Cover, Kyara Nichols, Abby Countryman, and Faith McFarland.

POSTED 6/8/2017

2017 FMCC/HFM BOCES Student Recognition Dinner

On June 6, 2017 students from around the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Region came together at HFM BOCES for the 2nd annual Student Recognition Dinner. Dustin Swanger, ED. D, President of FMCC wrote; “Among our honorees are students who have travelled abroad to perform missionary work, climbed all the Adirondack High Peaks, championed opportunities for the disabled, participated on championship teams and in award-winning music groups and helped educate fellow students about diversity in their communities and in the world. We also honor a student tonight who overcame  traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. She’ll still graduate on time with her class later this month.”
These students have been recognized for their academic and extracurricular excellence along with their devotion to their communities and be able to preserve to be successful. The following OESJ students were among the honorees. Congratulations to Lyndsey Lynch, Liam Sammons, Aidan Eggleston, Tyler Clark and Georgia Schaffer.  To read more, please click here.

POSTED 6/8/2017

Addie Brundage named Fulton County Female Athlete of the Year

On Wednesday, June 7th, senior Adelina Brundage was named the 2016-2017 Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Female Athlete of the Year at the 30th Annual Sports Award Banquet held at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. Addie was chosen for her outstanding athletic achievements as a 3 sport athlete, participating in Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field. In soccer, Addie was a 1st team WAC All Star, a Section 2 All Star, she was named a 4th team New York State All Star, and scored over 50 career goals as a 4 year Varsity starter. In Basketball, she was named a 2nd Team WAC All Star and was a member of this years Track & Field team with Fort Plain where she ran the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the 4 x 100 meter relay, the 4 x 400 meter relay and participated in the triple jump.  To read more, click here.

POSTED 6/5/2017

OESJ Students Honored at “Made of Something Stronger” Event

On May 19th the inaugural Made of Something Stronger event was held at the Winner’s Circle in Fonda.  Four OESJ students along with an OESJ teacher were honored for being made of something stronger. The event was established to shine a light on students  who possess a strong work ethic and character along with high academic accomplishments, have been involved in extracurricular activities and have who served the community. Four students and one teacher from each school in the county were invited to participate.  Abby Mosher, Adelina Brundage, Aidan Eggleston and Liam Sammons represented the OESJ students and Sarah Jewett was the teacher representative. To read more about each student, click here.

POSTED 6/1/2017

31st Annual Scholars' Recognition Program

Each year, CASDA honors a graduating senior and a dedicated teacher from each high school in the capital district. Scholars are selected by their schools on the basis of scholarship, achievement, leadership and service to their school and community. Each student scholar invites a teacher who has significantly influenced their education to join them at the dinner. This year the dinner was held on May 17th at the Albany Marriott.  Congratulations to Liam Sammons and Matthew Battisti.

POSTED 6/1/2017

7th Grade Girls Attend Girls STEM Conference

On Tuesday, May 23, Mrs. Sitterly and Ms. Dopp took 15 seventh grade girls to the Future Women of STEM Conference. This all day event  was aimed to encourage young people to consider a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  The conference took place at the Fulton Montgomery Community College campus in Johnstown.  After a yummy breakfast, girls moved onto 3 workshops given by local professors and professionals.  To see additional pictures and read more about the workshops, click here.

POSTED 5/25/2017

9th Annual Ponytail Drive a Success

The 9th annual OESJ Ponytail Drive ended with 19 people donating their hair to be made into free wigs for people battling cancer. That is enough hair for about 3 wigs. It was difficult for many participants to part with their hair, but so uplifting to watch their selflessness.

Congratulations to all those with a new haircut today, and keep this event in mind for next May. To see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 5/24/2017

OESJ Jr/Sr High Art Show Results & Barn Quilts

Faculty and staff in the Jr/Sr High building voted, sharing the name of the artist they thought created the best work.  The votes were tallied to determine prizes.  The awards are as follows:

Kyleigh Hayner   -----1st prize, $30.00

Megan Hart  -----2nd prize, $25.00

Alexis Romeyn ------3rd prize, $20.00

Congratulations to the winners.  

The completed 2017 Barn Quilts were also on display. To see the finished barn quilts, please click here.

POSTED 5/24/2017

Precision Agriculture Class Visits SUNY Cobleskill

On Friday, May 19, students from Mr. Smith’s Precision Agriculture course visited SUNY Cobleskill to get hands-on experience in the world of precision agriculture. Bruce Wright, a professor at SUNY Cobleskill for 40 years, provided the students with an overview of how precision technologies work in precision agriculture. Professor Wright explained how GPS signals are corrected to make them more accurate. To read more and see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 5/17/2017

OESJ Career & College Class Visits Local Businesses

Ms. Bellinger’s Career & College Prep class visited five local businesses this semester in order to gain information about different careers.  Ben Morley, Austin Swartz, Morgan Rockefeller, and Megan hart went to:  Sportee Designs, the Post Office, Judy King Insurance, Dannible's, and Lee Publishing.  All of the business owners were very welcoming, generous, and helpful.  To read more about their visits, please click here.

POSTED 5/15/2017

OESJ Junior & Senior High Art Show

During May 15th - May 19th, student artwork will be on display in the hallways surrounding the Gym and in the lobby adjacent to the distance learning room. Open daily during regular school hours as well as until 8 pm on May 16 during the school BOE vote.  Also on display will be the Annual  Community Art Project Barn quilts.

POSTED 5/15/2017

OESJ Ponytail Drive Tomorrow, May 16

There is still time to sign up for the 9th annual OESJ Ponytail Drive.  We are up to 18 people who have committed to donating their hair during this event on Tuesday.  Contact Ms. Jewett at the high school with any questions and to book your time slot with one of the talented hair stylists at the event.  Remember, you aren’t only helping create free wigs for The American Cancer Society, it’s a FREE professional haircut for you. The event is held at the elementary school from 3:30-8:00. To see additional information, click here.

POSTED 5/15/2017

OESJ Jr/Sr High School Music Concert Change

After surveying Parents and Students about the best date for our Spring Concert the OESJ 7-12th Concert has been moved to Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 PM to accommodate scheduling conflicts of highly active and achieving students in our District!

POSTED 5/9/2017

OESJ Outstanding Business Education Student

Business education instructor, Laura Bellinger, asks you to join her in congratulating Nicholas Papura for being recognized as the OESJ 2016-17 Outstanding Business Education Student.  Nick participated in such classes as:  Business Math, Career & College Prep, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.  Nick was awarded for academic achievement in business classes as well as for his positive attitude.  Nick’s parents, Stephanie and Bruce Dye, and Ms. Bellinger attended an awards dinner Thursday, May 4, in Albany, where Nick was recognized, along with students from 18 other schools.  The guest speaker was Ashley Miller, sports photojournalist for News Channel 13, WNYT.  Ms. Miller suggested that the students intern, network, and “do what you love”.  This event is sponsored by the Business and Marketing Educators’ Association of the Capital District.  Honorees received gift bags, plaques, and two scholarships were awarded.  Congratulations to Nick from the Business Department!  Pictured: Ashley Miller, WNYT CH. 13 sports journalist with Nicholas Papura, OESJ Outstanding Business Student, and Brad Boyles, Business and Marketing Educators' Association of the Capital District.

POSTED 5/8/2017

OESJ Red Wolves Compete in Regional Envirothon

On Wednesday May 3, the OESJ “Red Wolves” Envirothon team participated in the regional competition at Saratoga Spa State Park.  They competed against eleven other teams in the areas of Forestry, Aquatics, Soils and Land Use, Current Events and Wildlife.  The team tied for second place in the areas of Forestry and Aquatics and look forward to participating again next year. Pictured from left to right are team members Robert Snell, Christopher Swartz, Christopher Abare and Team Advisor Mr. Scott Harris.

POSTED 5/8/2017

OESJ Student Groups Assist with Canal Clean Sweep

Helmont Mills Purchasing and Human Resource Manager, Marty Callahan organized this year’s Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 29th, at the St. Johnsville Marina.  He reached out to OESJ student organizations, including the OESJ FFA and National Honor Society, to assist with the clean up.  The volunteers also planted trees in the area.  Marty stated that they had volunteers from the community and the student groups for a successful clean up and thanked sponsors Lombardo’s and the Little M.  To see additional pictures, please click here.

POSTED 5/4/2017

2017 Regents Review

Regents Review has started at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School.  Please click here to view the review schedule and periodically to check for check for changes.

POSTED 5/4/2017

OESJ Agriculture Teacher Selected as NYAAE’s Outstanding Young Member

Chris Smith, Oppenheim-Ephratah-Saint Johnsville’s High School Agriculture Teacher, has been selected to receive the 2017 New York Association of Agricultural Educators (NYAAE) Outstanding Young Member Award. This award is given to agriculture teachers that have been teaching between three and five years. The award is established to promote qualified teachers remaining in the agriculture teaching profession due to the shortage of teachers. The award is based on experiential learning, involvement and utilization of student organizations, professional growth, and the ability of the teacher to create partnerships, and market the program. The application will be submitted to the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Region where it will be judged on the national level. If selected as the NAAE Region VI winner, Chris would attend the 2017 NAAE Convention in Nashville, TN with all travel and conference expense paid for by John Deere. Good luck, Mr. Smith!

POSTED 5/4/2017

OESJ Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Announced

Congratulations to the many OESJ students that have made Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 third quarter. Click here to view students of the Junior/Senior High School. To view students from the Elementary School, click here.

POSTED 5/4/2017

OESJ Students attend Forum at SCCC

On April 26, business teacher, Ms. Bellinger and four students:  Austin Valleau, Tiffany Groff, Emily Zeidner, and Raymond Cheney attended a forum at Schenectady County Community College.  A panel of two human resources managers and three employees from different businesses spoke and took questions.  The goal of the forum was to help young people who are exploring getting into the workplace to build their interview skills and confidence. To read more about the forum, click here.

POSTED 5/1/2017

Mohawk Valley FFA Member as a Candidate for NY FFA District V President

On April 18th, 2017, Madison Dunbar, the 2016-2017 Mohawk Valley FFA Reporter, went through the NY FFA District President Selection Process. This process consisted of an agriculture knowledge test, a stand and delivered speech, and a personal interview where Madison was scored on a rubric. Madison was scored on her ability to show many things in her interviews like character, communication, critical thinking, passion for success, and influence just to name a few. To read more about Madison and the FFA, click here.

POSTED 4/29/2017

Budget and Prepositions Public Hearing

The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Elementary School prior to the Regular meeting. The public is invited to discuss the proposed Budget and Propositions.

POSTED 4/25/2017/UPDATED 4/26/2017

Voter Registration and Voting Locations

OESJ Central School District will be holding a Board of Education Vote on May 16, 2017.  To see if you are registered to vote, please click here.  To find out where your voter location is located, please click here. Unregistered community members can register to vote at the District Office from 8:00 am -3:00 pm, Monday - Friday until May 9. There will also be a registration day at the OESJ Elementary School on May 3 from 2 pm - 6 pm.

POSTED 4/10/2017

Born 2B Viral Event at OESJ High School

OESJ High School will be hosting the event “Born 2B Viral,”  at the High School Auditorium on  Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please join St. Mary's Healthcare and the Behavioral Health Implementation Committee for a FREE community-wide event focusing on the importance of cyber safety. Hear from speakers and families who have experienced first-hand what it means to be vigilant about teen safety, whether over the internet, through a gaming system or live in-person. There will be a O&A session with our panel, and community resources will be available for more information.  Light refreshments will be served.

POSTED 4/10/2017

Grand Opening of Helping Hands Food Pantry

Thanks to the help of MANY helping hands, the food pantry at DHR school will have it's grand opening on Wednesday, April 12, at 4:00pm. All are invited to join the celebration! As pictured - Mr. Lynch's Varsity Baseball team pitched in to help the pantry become a reality by putting donated shelving units together and then stocking the shelves with all the donations brought in by the elementary school's
helping hands who collected food donations as part of the popular Parents As Reading Partners program. Following the grand opening the food pantry will be open to the public each month on the third Wednesday and the fourth Thursday from 3:30-6pm. Food pantry clients will need to complete an application and have with them 3 items: 1)  ID for each member of their household, 2) proof of address, and 3) proof of income. Applications will be good for one year. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Lape, OESJ District Health Coordinator at 568-2013 or Mrs. M-C at 568-2011.

POSTED 4/6/2017

16th Annual FFA Farm Toy Show a Success

On Saturday, April 1st, unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating, but that did not stop the vendors and the members of the Mohawk Valley FFA. The show hit its largest vendor turnout in the last five years! In addition, we reached a record number of people in attendance reaching over 150, which was over an additional 50 people compared to previous years. This number may not seem to be as large as other shows bring in, but the vendors in attendance have always been happy and able to move toys! This year the toy show featured many activities for children. To read more about the Toy Show and see additional pictures, click here.

POSTED 4/6/2017

OESJ Class of 2019 Hosts Spaghetti Dinner

The Class of 2019 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the HC Smith Benefit Club on Monday April 24th from 4-8 pm.  There will also be a bake sale that evening. Please consider buying a ticket and taking a night off from cooking!  Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.50 for children 12 and under.  Take out meals are available.  Tickets will be available at the door for purchase or you can email bryan.crowe@oesj.org.

POSTED 3/31/2017

OESJ 7th and 8th Grade Spring Fling Scheduled

The OESJ 7th and 8th Grade Spring Fling Semi-Formal has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29.  This will be hosted at Iroquois Lanes and cost $20 per student.  Enjoy dancing, food, and a DJ  from 7 pm - 10 pm.  Glow Bowling will follow from 10 pm - 12 am.

POSTED 3/30/2017

Mohawk Valley FFA Members Headed to State Competition

The competition season started on March 4th for the Mohawk Valley FFA as they headed to Hamilton, NY for the District V Leadership Development Competitions. Nine members competed that day in many different competitions. Owen Feagles a seventh-grade member competed in the junior creed speaking contest. Carolyn Littrell a sixth-grade member competed in junior extemporaneous public speaking and placed third and will move on to the substate competition. To read more and see additional pictures, please click here.


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