On Thursday, March 9th, students in grade 7 hosted a Gallery Walk in the OESJ high school gymnasium from 3pm-4pm. These students presented their building project proposals for the upcoming school building project. Students worked in groups of approximately four students per group to create what they believed to be needed in the upcoming building project. To read more and see additional pictures, please click here.
OESJ-AP Scholarship Games Rescheduled
The OESJ-AP scholarship games have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30 at the High School due to possible weather conditions.
OESJ-AP Scholarship Games
The OESJ-AP scholarship games will be Tuesday, March 14th at the high school. This event raises money for the OESJ-AP scholarship fund. All proceeds from this event are given as scholarships to seniors. There are games for every grade level pre-K through 12, basket raffles, large item raffles, concessions, a bake sale and the evening ends with a staff vs. seniors volleyball match. Doors open at 4:15, and costs $2.00 for adults (grade 9 and up) $1.00 for children. There's a family max charge of $10.00.
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 second quarter. Click here to view students of the Junior/Senior High School. To view students from the Elementary School, click here.
OESJ to Host Two Sectional Basketball Games
The OESJ Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams will be participating in first round sectional contests next Tuesday, February 21st, at the Jr./Sr. High School gym. The girls will be taking on Loudonville Christian at 6pm, followed by the boys taking on Salem at 7:30. Per Section 2 policy, hosting a sectional doubleheader requires us to charge admission to the games. Children 8 and under are free and the entry fee for all other spectators will be $3. There are no pre-sale tickets, as they will all be sold at the door the night of the games. Please come support our Varsity Basketball Teams!
IMPORTANT: Yearbook Orders for Grades 7-12
Important message regarding 2017 grade 7-12 yearbook orders:
Since our yearbook is something that holds memories for you to have forever, and since it is an expensive purchase......we have an idea that we hope will help more students be able to have one! Instead of paying the whole $30 at once, we are offering an easier 3 payment plan of $10 each! If you are interested in setting up a payment plan, please see Mrs. Lape or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The $10 payments will be due: February 17, March 17, and April 13. The deadline to take advantage of this offer is February 17. The 2016-2017 yearbook will surely be a treasure that you will be glad to have!
High School HAVOC Fundraiser
The Dynasty proudly presents High School HAVOC to be held as a fundraiser at OESJ High School. The event will be held on Saturday, February 18 beginning with a “Meet & Greet” at 5:00 PM. Profits will go towards the OESJ 7th and 8th Grade Field Trip to visit Boston this spring. Boston is the sear of our nation’s early history. Students will explore parts of the Freedom Trail and work in some science with a trip to the New England Aquarium!
OESJ Band Performs in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, OESJ Band performed in Washington, D.C. Students appeared at Fort McHenry, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Cathedral. Congressman John Faso presented Band Teacher, Dianne Mott, with a flag that was flown over the capitol in honor of the band To see additional pictures and video, please click here.
OESJ Spelling Bee 2017
Twenty-eight, 4th – 6th grade students, stepped onto the stage of the Marge Curtis Auditorium to compete in the Annual OESJ District Spelling Bee. They did an amazing job spelling in front of their peers, teachers and families. The 2017 Spelling Bee for OESJ Central School District took place on Tuesday, January 10. To read more and see additional pictures, please click here.
OESJ Basketball Schedule Change
The OESJ boys and girls basketball games have been postponed for tonight due to the inclement weather. The boys home game in the Coach Cutspec Classic has been moved to tomorrow, Friday, December 30th. The JV boys will play at 1 pm with the Varsity boys to follow at 2:30 against Bainbridge-Guilford. The girls away game in the Little Falls Tournament has also been moved to tomorrow, Friday December 30th. The Varsity girls will play West Canada Valley at 5 pm at Little Falls High School and the JV Girls will play WCV at 7 pm at Little Falls Middle School. The second round of the tournament is still TBD and the schedule will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.
OESJ is Georgia Strong
On November 23, a benefit for OESJ Senior Georgia Schaffer was held at the OESJ High School. “Georgia Strong” t-shirts were sold to support the benefit. Pictured standing left to right are Melissa Eagles, Pam Tuner, Denise Sherman, Sue Pedrick, Alma Getman, and Shelli Miller.
7th & 8th Grade Pie Sale
Pies will be at the High School for pick up starting Thursday, December 22, anytime after 3:00. They also can be picked up during the High School Concert.
Thank you to all who support the Pie Sale!
POSTED 12/9/2016/ UPDATED 12/19/2016
OESJ 2016 Updated Christmas Concert Schedule
4-6 Elementary Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 21st 6:00 PM Elementary School
7-12th Grade Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 22nd 6:30 PM HS Auditorium
OESJ Jr/Sr Academic Extravaganza
OESJ is holding an Academic Extravaganza, December 13, 2016 from 5:30-7:30. To read more, click here.
Patatas Bravas & Guacamole
Eighth grade students in Mrs. Hayes’ Home and Career Skills classes and Mrs. Elliott’s Spanish classes have been learning about different foods. In Spanish class, students read and interpreted a traditional Mexican recipe for guacamole and also a traditional dish from Spain called, “patatas bravas”. To see additional pictures and read more, click here.
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 first quarter. Click here to view students of the Junior/Senior High School. To view students from the Elementary School, click here.
Agriculture Education Students Tour Power Distributors Warehouse and Learn about Fuel Injection
On Wednesday, November 16th students from the OESJ CSD Agriculture Education program visited the Power Distributors regional warehouse. Students of the Small Engine Repair, Agriculture Engineering, and Advanced Welding courses took the day to learn more about the small engine industry. The day started in the shop at the facility where the students observed the assembly of an engine from start to finish. Click here to see additional pictures and to read more.
OESJ Student Performs in Area All State Concert
Jeff “Dutch” Baker exceptionally represented OESJ at the Zone 8 Area All State Concert Band performance on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19 at SUNY Oneonta. Jeff was selected for this elite group 3 years in a row- based on his NYSSMA scores at various Solo Festivals. The trumpeter and his director set the goal of achieving Area All State status when he was in 7th grade. Through much work and talent, Jeff’s achievements have well surpassed his original destination! Jeff Baker, congratulations on living the dream! Way to “Shine On”!
Winter Sports Parent & Meet the Coaches Meeting Scheduled
The OESJ Athletic Department will hold its mandatory Winter Sports Parent Meeting & Meet the Coaches night in the High School Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday November 9th. Every participating Modified, J.V. and Varsity athlete must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. We strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend this program to assure that all the necessary paperwork has been filled out and to receive other important information about OESJ athletics. Further information can be found on the athletic portion of the district website.
The purpose of this meeting is to:
Meet the Athletic Director and coaches who will be working with your son or daughter
Go over schedules and expectations.
Review OESJ's Athletic policies and expectations.
Fill out all paperwork necessary for participation for the Winter Sports Season.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:15 pm in the High School Auditorium.
Class of 2017 Hosts Spaghetti Dinner & Basket BINGO
The Class of 2017 will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Basket BINGO on November 10, 2016. For more information, please click here.
OESJ 7th & 8th Graders celebrate Día de los Muertos
Seventh and eighth grade students in Mrs. Hayes’ Home and Career Skills classes and Mrs. Elliott’s Spanish classes have been learning about a popular Mexican holiday called Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. In Spanish class students have read closely and completed a word web about the history, customs, and traditions surrounding Day of the Dead. Click here to read more about the celebration and see additional pictures.
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.
OESJ Homecoming Recap Video
Copy of HOMECOMING Revised.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.
The Love of Reading in the Library
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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 clickhere.
OESJ Jr/Sr High School Completes Chromebook Boot Camp
During the month of August, the Technology department along with administration was 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.
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.