OESJ CSD JUNIOR / SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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

POSTED 11/30/2017

Do you know a student who is homeless?
Do you know a student in Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville who is experiencing homelessness? Do you know a student or family who is couchsurfing? They may be homeless, but there are resources available to help. Our school can help. 
Thanks to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, children are entitled to continue their education in a public school setting – including in their home district – if they are temporarily or permanently displaced from their homes. Contact our district McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act liaison: Ann Drummond  (518) 568-2014 ext. 103  #McKinneyVentoAct

Check out this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4dfNl1_C9g&feature=youtu.be


POSTED 11/21/2017

Class of 2018 to hold Ham Dinner & Basket Bingo

The Class of 2018 will be having a Ham Dinner and Basket Bingo on Friday, December 1st.  The dinner will be from 4-7 pm and Bingo from 6-9 pm in the High School cafeteria.









POSTED 11/16/2017 UPDATED 12/4/2017

OESJ JR/SR High Honor Roll

Congratulations to all the High Honor and Honor Roll recipients. Click here to see the list of students. Keep up the good work!


POSTED 11/14/2017

Financial Aid Night held at OESJ

On Monday, October 30th the OESJ Guidance Office hosted their annual Financial Aid Night for seniors. After a brief financial aid presentation by Moira Samek and Rebecca Cozzocrea from the Financial Aid Office at Fulton Montgomery Community College, the FMCC staff along with Mrs. Van Wie were able to answer questions and facilitate the completion of not only the FAFSA application, but for some the TAP and PELL as well.


POSTED 11/3/2017

4th Graders & HS Music Theory Collaborate

4th Grade Band students and High School Music Theory students, under the direction of Mr. Bellinger and Mrs. Mott, combined efforts in a unique collaboration to kickoff the 4th Grader's first band experience. The student-driven project was initiated by the ambitious and insightful high school students who are currently studying the relationship and intricate details of the various instrument families. Upon hearing about the 4th Grade kickoff, the high school class requested to put their knowledge in action by being part of this day. To read more click here.





POSTED 10/30/2017

Second Publication of the OESJ Good News

Please click here to read the second publication of the OESJ Good News. You can also find the link on the Jr/Sr High School page under quick links.




POSTED 10/26/2017

FFA Members visit 6th Graders

On Friday, October 20th Mohawk Valley FFA Members Laura Littrell, Madison Dunbar, Josie Brundage, and Owen Feagles facilitated an activity for the sixth-grade students. During the time spent with the sixth graders, FFA members ran a leadership activity to teach students about being well rounded and making their circle bigger. To read more click here
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POSTED 10/20/2017

Mrs. Kelly’s 8th Grade Brainstorms on Giving Back

Students in Mrs. Kelly's English class recently read the novel A Long Walk to Water and completed a two week project on it.  In this novel, which is based upon true life events, a young man creates a non-profit organization "Water for Sudan" in order to improve and give back to his community.  Students were tasked with brainstorming what they could give back to their own community in our school district.  Their answers ranged from holding benefits and fundraisers for those affected by natural disasters to creating a variety of businesses in the village to starting a program for toddlers and the elderly to learn together.  Seen here are some students presenting on their projects in English class.


POSTED 10/16/2017

OESJ Board of Education Recognizes Students and Staff

Ms. Phoebe Sitterly and members of the Mohawk Valley FFA were recognized at the October 4th Board of Education meeting.  The resolution reads, “Ms. Sitterly has been a tireless advocate throughout her career and always sought opportunities to expose her students to countless learning opportunities”.  To read the entire resolution click here.









The Mohawk Valley FFA was recognized for recently competing in the Big E Parliamentary Procedure Competition and/or volunteering their time to assist teachers and administrators for the OESJ Jr/Sr Open House. To read the entire resolution click here.

Congratulations to all!!



POSTED 10/12/2017

Board of Elections Visits OESJ HS

Mr. Yvars invited the Montgomery County Board of Elections to O.E.S.J. and its representative, Mr. Terrance Smith, explained the voting process to the seniors in the library. The seniors were also registered to vote, and a question and answer period ensued.






POSTED 10/10/2017- UPDATED 10/11/2017

OESJ Boys Soccer WAC Champions Shirt

Anyone interested in ordering a Boys Soccer WAC Champion shirt please use the attached form here. Orders must be in by Thursday, October 12th at 10:00 am. Congratulations to the Boys Soccer team and Coach Snell!


POSTED 10/10/2017

Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be a Blood Drive at the OESJ JR/SR High School on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 1:00-6:00 pm in the auditorium. To schedule an appointment please contact Ms. McAleese at molly.mcaleese@oesj.org.


POSTED 10/10/2017

Spirit Week at Jr/Sr High School

The Jr/Sr High School will be having Spirit Week the week of October 10th.  

  • Tuesday, October 10th- Twin Day

  • Wednesday, October 11th- 70's Day

  • Thursday, October 12th- USA Day

  • Friday, October 13th- School Spirit Day (wear school colors)


POSTED 10/4/2017

The Changing Times

The students in Ms. Bellinger's and Ms. Johnson's Good News Journalism class will be publishing a monthly newsletter emphasizing positive events taking place in our community and around the world. To read the first publication click here.


POSTED 9/26/2017

College Caravan Visits OESJ



On Monday September 25, OESJ hosted the CDCA Fall College Caravan. Twenty-five colleges/universities from New York, Massachusetts and Vermont were set up in the high school gym for this "mini college fair". OESJ high school students were able to speak with admissions counselors as well as gather information on college majors and career opportunities. To see more pictures and the colleges that attended click here.







POSTED 9/25/2017

OESJ Students Explore Different Careers

Students in Ms. Jewett's English Class spent the week exploring careers with the help of Business and Careers teacher Ms. Bellinger. They were given information on many options available in today's economy, including advanced manufacturing, and careers that address the "skills gap", all which could lead to promising careers and the revitalization of communities. To see more click here.








POSTED 9/25/2017

Mohawk Valley FFA Members Compete at The Big E

Six Mohawk Valley FFA Members participated in The Big E Parliamentary Procedure Competitions on Friday, Sept. 15th in Springfield Massachusetts. The Mohawk Valley FFA team qualified by placing second in the New York State Competition. The team competed against eight other teams from eight other states. In total there were thirteen states represented through the FFA competitions at The Big E. FFA Members Laura Littrell, Madison Dunbar, Jacob Battisti, Casey Watson, Jesse Watson, and Owen Feagles put their Parliamentary Procedure knowledge to the test and placed fifth in the competition! Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us get this far!


POSTED 9/21/2017

10th Grade Uses Murder Mystery in Classroom

10th Grade students in Miss McAleese's class are learning about how a text's point of view can help develop the central idea. Students are working on a "Point of View Clue" project, in which they have all been given new identities as suspects for a murder mystery in the classroom. Students have been given a story line in which they can draw conclusions and make a claim about who committed the murder and how they went about it. To read more click
here.







POSTED 9/9/2017

First Week of School for OESJ Students

It was a busy week for students at OESJ as they started their new school year. The hallways and classrooms were filled with excited students and faculty. To view more pictures click the links below.

Elementary pictures

Jr/Sr High School Pictures



POSTED 9/9/2017

Class of 2021 to hold Student & Parent Meeting

The Class of 2021 advisors will be having a student and parent meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6pm in the High School Auditorium. They would like to introduce themselves, discuss the election of officers, fundraising and class finances.  You can email Jill Fredericks or Staci Battisti with any questions.



POSTED 9/7/2017

Students Recognized at BOE Meeting

Shaiann Bouck and Zachary Mosher were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2017 for their outstanding character and work ethic as summer custodians. Click here to see the resolution.













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