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POSTED 11/15/2016

OESJ Pre-K Visits Wyoming!

On Tuesday, November 15th Mrs. Yoder’s and Mrs. Sprouse’s pre-k classes visited the Big Horn Basin Foundation at the Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming.  Such a long trip only took 20 minutes thanks to the Microsoft Educator Community and Skype.  Through Skype in the Classroom the 29 students were able to view the assembled remains of dinosaurs such as allosaurus, stegosaurus, and ichthyosaurus. Click here to read more about the virtual trip and see additional pictures.


POSTED 11/14/2016

Fundraiser for OESJ Senior

On Wednesday, November 23, the OESJ Class of 2017 and the OESJ All Sports Booster Club will sponsor a fundraiser for OESJ senior, Georgia Schaffer. Georgia was involved in a car accident almost a month ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury. To read more, please click here.


POSTED 11/11/2016

OESJ Elementary Celebrates Local Veterans

On Thursday, November 10 the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day Celebration. Over 70 Area veterans were in attendance. Members of the local American Legion were represented as well as other area veterans groups. Many student's family members who have served and are presently serving enjoyed being honored by the many projects, presentations, songs and letters. Principal, Mrs. Kawyrga, led the hour long celebration, with Charlie Weaver speaking on behalf of the veterans and Superintendent Halloran closing the program. The thankful voices of the children spoke for all in attendance. Veterans lined up as students dismissed, walking through the assembled veterans, shaking hands and saying "Thank you." As Mr. Weaver told the Veterans, "We'll see you same time, day before Veterans Day, next year," and until then...thank you for your service.

Click here to see additional pictures.



POSTED 11/10/2016

OESJ 4th Graders Complete STEM project

OESJ 4th Graders completed a STEM project on Weathering and Air.  Students selected a topic to research and present to their classmates.  The choices ranged from weather instruments, such as a barometer, hygrometer, or anemometer, to various types of storms, such as a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or tropical storm.  To see additional pictures and read more, please click here.



POSTED 11/3/2016 - UPDATED 11/9/2016

Helping Hands Food Pantry- Opening at D.H.R. Building

This is to notify all families and residents in the OESJ school district about a wonderful and very much needed community service project that is finally about to become a reality. The Helping Hands food pantry will soon be available for those in need. Click here to read more about the food pantry that will be open at the D.H.R. building.



POSTED 11/9/2016

Mrs. Case’s Kindergartners Vote!

It may be thirteen more years before the Kindergartners in Mrs. Case's class can legally vote, but that did not stop them from practicing. After reading Duck For President by Doreen Cronin, Mrs. Case and her students discussed the voting process and its importance. After some discussion, the polls opened in the classroom.  Click here to read more and see additional pictures.


POSTED 11/4/2016

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.


POSTED 11/5/2016

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.


POSTED 11/4/2016

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.


POSTED 11/1/2016

Notice of Public Hearing

The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jr/Sr High School. The public is invited to discuss the proposed Capital Project.


POSTED 10/31/2016

Volunteer Poll Workers Needed for December 13, 2016

The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District is seeking volunteer poll workers for the December 13th Capital Project vote. Volunteers are needed to staff four shifts the day of the vote (12 to 2 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.) at both polling locations – the Elementary School and the Jr/Sr High School. Volunteers must be residents of the district and at least 17 years old. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact OESJ District Clerk Betsy Brown at (518) 568- 2011 x 3149 or via email at elizabeth.brown@oesj.org. The OESJ Capital Project vote is set for Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Residents of the former St. Johnsville district will vote at Jr/Sr High School, and residents of the former Oppenheim-Ephratah district will vote at the OESJ Elementary School.


POSTED 10/31/2016

OESJ ABC Afternoon

ABC Stands for Attitude, Behavior, and Character. Our OESJ Elementary Students are working on their character development during this day 6 program. On day 6, at 2PM Kindergarten through grade 2 students get together in the gym and learn about ABC. To read more about this program and see additional photos, click here.

POSTED 10/26/2016

OESJ Sets Date for Capital Project

On Monday October 24th, The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution authorizing a public vote on a proposed capital project.  To read more about the Capital Project, click here.  


POSTED 10/26/2016

Montgomery County Free "Healthy Me!" Mobile App

Montgomery County just released it's free "Healthy Me!" mobile app available for smart phones and tablets. To read more about the app and on how to download, click here.


POSTED 10/21/2016

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.


POSTED 10/19/2016 - UPDATED 10/21/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedule a Special Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Junior Senior High School Auditorium.   There will be a vote to set the Capital Project Vote for December 13, 2016.  On Monday, October 24, 2016 the Curriculum and Instruction Committee will meet at 5:00 P.M., and the Policy Committee will meet at 5:30 P.M.  On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 the Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 P.M., and the Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 5:30 P.M.  All Committee Meetings will be held in the Superintendent’s Office. To view the agenda, please click here.


POSTED 10/19/2016

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.


POSTED 10/18/2016

OESJ Elementary Upcoming Events

The OESJ Elementary is cordially inviting parents to attend two events in the month of November.  On November 1, 2016, we will be having our first Character Education meeting at 6:00 p.m.  On November 9, 2016, we will be having our Parent Connection meeting at 6:00 p.m.  A memo went home to all students and can be viewed here.


POSTED 10/13/2016

OESJ Elementary School to Honor Veterans

The OESJ Elementary School will be honoring Veterans on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.  Veterans are encouraged to attend. To view the invite, click here.


POSTED 10/13/2016

The Love of Reading in the Library Learning Commons

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.


POSTED 10/12/2016

OESJ Elementary Water Results

Mr. Halloran, Superintendent of Schools, sent a letter to all parents and guardians regarding the results of our OESJ Elementary School water testing results.  Click here to read the memo.  In addition, please click here to see the Certificate of Analysis for OESJ Elementary water lead testing conducted by Fulmont Laboratory & Consultants. The state threshold is 15 parts per billion.  All faucets that tested high are out of service until test results register within the acceptable range.


POSTED 10/8/2016

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.


POSTED 10/6/2016

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.


POSTED 10/4/16

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.


POSTED 10/4/2016

Pre-K Has a Heart… and a brain and lungs

Mrs. Yoder’s Pre-K class is working on an “All About Me” theme as part of reading, social studies, and science.  The emphasis of the unit is to “be you-nique”.  Students are learning how special the human body is as part of the science focus. To read more and see additional pictures, click here.


POSTED 10/1/2016

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.




POSTED 9/30/2016

OESJ ABC Afternoon Highlights Respect

Our ABC Afternoon sponsored  a photo booth for our upcoming "Respect," theme. To read more and see additional pictures click here.



POSTED 9/30/2016

9th Grade Honors English Class Present Argument to Panel


9th Graders in Miss McAleese's Honors English class were given project guidelines in which they had to chose a side, based on textual evidence, whether or not vending machines containing unhealthy snacks and beverages should be removed from schools. To read more and see additional pictures click here.


 

   2016 Homecoming Schedule of Events


Thursday, September 29

  • 4:30 - Modified Volleyball vs. Canajoharie at the Elementary School

  • 4:30 - Modified Boys Soccer vs. Galway at the Village Park

  • 4:30 - Modified Girls Soccer vs. Galway at the High School

  • 7:00 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Fonda at the Village Park    

                     

Friday, September 30

  • 4:30 - 1st Annual Homecoming Parade - Main Street - American Legion to Village Park.

    • Please join the OESJ Athletic Department as we recognize our Fall athletes in a parade down main street.This parade will include all levels of our Fall sports teams, as well as the OESJ Band, the OESJ FFA, local Fire Departments, youth soccer, the American Legion and others. Lets line the streets between the American Legion and the Village Park to show our support for all the hard work and dedication put forth by OESJ Athletes and the OESJ Community.

  • OESJ Athletics Meet & Greet - Immediately Following the Parade

    • Please join the OESJ Athletic Department immediately following the parade on the baseball/soccer field for a meet and greet with our student athletes and coaches. A captain from each sports team will be giving a short speech about their life as an athlete and how much their sport and athletics in general mean to them. Following these brief speeches, parents, youngsters, and community members will have a chance to meet the athletes and coaches and ask any questions about their sport or athletics at OESJ in general. This will be a very informative time to get to know the athletes and coaches or to get information about how to get involved in OESJ Athletics.

  • 7:00 - Varsity Girls Soccer game vs. Northville at the Village Park

  • Homecoming Bonfire - Immediately Following the Game


Saturday, October 1

  • 7:00 - 4th Annual OESJ Alumni Soccer Game at the Village Park

POSTED 9/29/2016

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.



POSTED 9/29/2016

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.

POSTED 9/29/2016

OESJ Elementary Holds Open House

The OESJ Elementary School Open House was held on Tuesday, September 27th starting at 6:30. Parents and families visited classrooms, browsed the book fair, sponsored by PAWS and stopped off at the photo booth which was sponsored by ABC Afternoon Character Education Program. Ice cream was served in the cafeteria with many Board of Education members there to help with the scooping. Pictured from left are BOE members: Stephanie Dye, Linda Hart, Susie Sammons and Dean Handy. Not pictured are Neil Clark and Superintendent Halloran who rounded out the group. Thank you all for your support!



POSTED 9/28/2016

A Message from Senator Amedore

Are you prepared if an emergency strikes? Residents throughout the 46th Senate District - and all of New York - have been devastated by natural disasters, including flooding from Irene and Lee and extreme winter conditions. To read more click here.


POSTED 9/27/2016

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.




POSTED 9/26/2016

OESJ Elementary Students Learn to “Make a Good Choice”



The students and teachers started the school year with a very positive message: Make a Good Choice! The message was presented in a very entertaining way by guest storyteller, actor, and singer, Lou Del Bianco. Lou shared many stories from his childhood and inter
acted with the children, getting them to think about what choices they would make if they were in his shoes. Students joined Lou in his lively original songs and raps. Throughout the presentation, Lou taught about tolerance, respect, responsibility, kindness, honesty, responsibility, cooperation, and more! We hope that right from the start, students at OESJ will remember Mr. Del Bianco’s stories, make good choices daily, and have a safe, successful school year!

POSTED 9/26/2016

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.






POSTED 9/23/2016

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.


POSTED 9/22/2016

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?"


POSTED 9/12/2016

Elementary Student Handbook Available

The 2016-2017 OESJ Elementary Student Handbook is available. The handbook can be viewed here.


POSTED 9/8/2016

OESJ Alumni Soccer Game Scheduled

The OESJ Alumni Soccer game is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.  The game will be held at the Soldiers and Sailors Park and the cost to play is $15.  This year will feature a new shirt design! Proceeds with benefit the OESJ Baseball Booster Club.


POSTED 9/2/2016 - UPDATED 9/6/2016

Committees to meet Prior to Regularly Scheduled BOE Meeting

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting at 6:30 P.M. at the Elementary School Cafeteria.  The Audit Committee will meet prior to the meeting at 6:00 P.M.  The board packet can be viewed here and the agenda can be viewed here. The Building and Grounds Committee with meet in the Elementary Media Center at 5:30 P.M.


POSTED 9/1/2016

September 2nd Modified Practice Times

Modified Boys Soccer (10:00 am - 12:00 at the HS)

Modified Girls Soccer (3:30 - 5:00 at the HS)

Modified Volleyball (3:00 - 5:00 pm at the ES)


POSTED 8/31/2016

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 click here.


POSTED 8/25/2016

OESJ Jr/Sr High School Completes Chromebook Boot Camp

During the month of August, the Technology department along with administration were 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.


POSTED 8/25/2016

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.

POSTED 7/13/2016 - UPDATED 7/28/2016

Elementary & Junior High School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for the 2016 - 2017 school year are available for the Elementary School and the Junior/Senior High School.  Please click here to view your child’s supply list for the Elementary School. Please click here to view your child's supply list for the Junior High School.  Check back frequently for any updates.








POSTED 8/11/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedules Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the Junior / Senior High School Auditorium.  The agenda can be seen here and the board packet can be viewed here.



POSTED 8/6/2016

OESJ Girls Summer Soccer Takes First Place

The OESJ girls summer league soccer team took first place in the Herkimer County Community College summer league with a 2-1 victory in the championship finals at the college. The team went into the championship

tournament with a 6-2-1 record and was seeded second. The girls beat Little Falls in the semi-finals, 4-2. They then went on to avenge last week's loss to undefeated Dolgeville by beating them in the finals. The team is comprised of girls in grades 8-12 who played all summer to prepare for the upcoming season. Congratulations!
Kneeling: Addie Brundage, Lexi Romeyn,  Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Abby Mosher, Jessica Benton (assistant coach) ,  Bella Masi. Standing: Trinity Rathbun, Fontana LaCoppola, Sam Weaver, Cait Handy, Emilie Engle, Rebecca Trumble, Sydney Eggleston,  Ashley Engle, Abby Johnson, Kam Battisti, Mariah Hurteau.


POSTED 8/3/2016

Fall Sports Parent Meeting Scheduled

The OESJ Athletic Department will hold its mandatory Fall Sports Parent Meeting & Meet the Coaches night in the High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Every participating 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.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Meet the coaches who will be working with your son or daughter.

  • Go over the athletic policies (schedules, eligibility, expectations, etc...)

  • Develop an understanding of sportsmanship expectations for student athletes, parents, and spectators.

  • Discuss information on physicals, health history forms, FamilyID and concussion management.

  • Complete any paperwork that still needs to be completed for the Fall season.

  • Ask questions. (Athletic Director, High School Principal, School Nurse will be in attendance)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 15th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.


POSTED 7/29/2016

Fall Sports Physicals Scheduled

Physicals for Fall sports will be held on August 2nd & August 10th from 1:00 - 3:00 in the nurse's office at the Jr./Sr. High School. Any student athlete planning to participate in a Fall sport must have a physical completed by either their private medical provider or the school district medical provider prior to the first day of practice. They must also fill out a health history form prior to the first day of practice. The links to the forms are listed below. Please bring the completed health history form with you to your physical.


You are encouraged to schedule an appointment during these time slots using the scheduler link below in order to avoid extended wait times. A maximum of 3 participants may sign up for each time slot.


Appointment Time Slots for Physicals:

August 2nd Sports Physicals Appointment Slots


August 10th Sports Physicals Appointment Slots


Health History Forms:

Private Medical Provider Health History Form


School District Provider Health History Form


Please complete the remaining information by accessing the FamilyID link on the right side of the screen.

POSTED 7/28/2016 Board of Education Schedules Regular Meeting for Wednesday The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 6:00 PM in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium.  The agenda can be seen here.


POSTED 7/13/2016 - UPDATED 7/28/2016

Elementary & Junior High School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for the 2016 - 2017 school year are available for the Elementary School and the Junior/Senior High School.  Please click here to view your child’s supply list for the Elementary School. Please click here to view your child's supply list for the Junior High School.  Check back frequently for any updates.


POSTED 7/15/2016

OESJ Board of Education Schedules Special Board of Education Meeting

The OESJ CSD Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the Elementary Cafeteria. You can view the agenda here.


POSTED 7/13/2016

Board Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

There will be a Board of Education Meeting held this evening, July 13, at the Elementary Cafeteria.  Executive Session will be held at 5:00 pm, followed by a reorganizational meeting at 6:30 pm.  The agenda can be seen here.


POSTED 7/7/2016

2016-2017 OESJ CSD Calendar

The calendar for the 2016 - 2017 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their March meeting. View it here.



POSTED 7/7/2016

Honor and High Honor Roll Lists Announced

The OESJ Elementary School and Junior / Senior High School have released their honor roll and high honor roll lists for the second quarter.  View the Elementary School list here and the Junior / Senior High School list here.  Congratulations to all students on your accomplishments!

Avid Elementary Readers Given Awards

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Mrs. Parry presented Accelerated Reader awards at the end of the year assembly on June 20th. Click here to read more.






OESJ Kindergarten Graduates


The OESJ Elementary School celebrated the Graduation of 59 Kindergarten Students on June 22. Click here for pictures and more.



POSTED 7/7/2016

Honor and High Honor Roll Lists Announced

The OESJ Elementary School and Junior / Senior High School have released their honor roll and high honor roll lists for the second quarter.  View the Elementary School list here and the Junior / Senior High School list here.  Congratulations to all students on your accomplishments!




POSTED 6/27/2016

OESJ Pre-Kindergarten Graduate

On Tuesday, June 21
st at 8:30, thirty eight pre-kindergarten students graduated
at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.


POSTED 6/28/2016




2016-2017 Immunization Information Released

Parents and guardians are asked to take a moment to review the following important immunization information here.


POSTED 6/23/2016

PAWS Hosts Cardboard Car Cruise-In

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, PAWS hosted a cardboard car cruise-in for all OESJ

Elementary students.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.




POSTED 6/23/2016

OESJ Sixth Graders Graduate

On Thursday June 23, 2016 OESJ sixth graders graduated!  This was the students last year in the Elementary Building; next year they will enter Junior High at the OESJ Senior Campus.  Mrs. Kawryga handed out diplomas and Mrs. Parry put together a beautiful set of presentations of pictures from the entire school year, which can be seen here.  Awards presented were: Highest Science Average: Margaret Christensen, Highest Math Average: Kyle Hall, Highest ELA Average: Kyle Hall, Highest Average Overall: Kyle Hall, Citizenship Awards: Tavia Schaffer, Owen Dunderdale, Perfect Attendance: Mason Snell, Isaiah Handy, Matthew Steele.


POSTED 6/21/2016; UPDATED 6/22/2016

Free Summer Meals Available at OESJ CSD

Made possible by a USDA Grant, the OESJ CSD is excited to announce that there will be free breakfast and lunch for kids and teens this summer at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School.  In addition, the OESJ Elementary School will be providing free breakfast and a snack to summer school attendees.  Click on the flyer for more details!












POSTED 7/5/2016

Superintendent’s Message Regarding Staff Member Passing

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our OESJ school community of the untimely passing of Secondary Special Education teacher, Ms. Dale Boudry.   Ms. Boudry tragically died as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on Friday, July 1.  


Dale served the Oppenheim-Ephratah and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District for the past eighteen and a half years.   Prior to working for the district, Dale was a Case Manager and Service Coordinator at the Herkimer Resource Center for nine years and served in the United States Army as an Electronic Warfare Voice Interpreter for six years. Dale is survived by her sons, Arthur and Patrick Parmer, granddaughter Emerson Parmer, mother Patricia Couchman, and brother William Boudry.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale and her loved ones during this very difficult time.  


Services are being arranged through the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home located at 100 Otsego Street in Ilion, NY.  Calling hours have been set for 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with a service to follow at 7:00 PM. Ms. Boudry's obituary and further details regarding the service can be seen here. Dale’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association and Herkimer Humane Society.  


We have arranged for counseling services through the Family Counseling Center at the Junior/Senior High School for anyone needing assistance coping with this loss.  Please contact Mrs. Jackie Lape in the nurse's office at 568-2013 for more information. I encourage parents and guardians to discuss this matter with your children if you determine they are age appropriate, as it may be difficult for them to process this tragedy in isolation.  Please be mindful this may be very upsetting for our children, regardless of whether or not they knew Ms. Boudry.  


Ms. Dale Boudry was well liked and respected by all who knew her.  OESJ mourns the loss of such a good friend and dedicated educator.



POSTED 6/28/2016

OESJ CSD Graduates Class of 2016

On Friday, June 24, 2016, OESJ graduated 55 seniors!  High School Principal Mr. David Slater welcomed the graduates, friends, and families to commencement.  OESJ Salutatorian, Cynthia Smith, gave an encouraging speech on succeeding in life entitled, “I Love Turtles,” although she assured that the speech had nothing to do with turtles.   OESJ Superintendent Mr. David Halloran addressed the graduates by congratulating them on their achievements and wishing them the best of luck in their future endeavors.  Valedictorian Samantha Lamphere reminisced about the many memories the senior class has made and the many more yet to come.  Diplomas were presented by Mr. Halloran and the Board of Education President Mrs. Mary Weaver.

POSTED 6/28/2016

2017 Senior Yearbook Information Announced

Attention 2016-2017 OESJ Seniors - check out important information regarding senior yearbook pictures and other information here.

POSTED 6/28/2016

2016-2017 Immunization Information Released

Parents and guardians are asked to take a moment to review the following important immunization information here.

POSTED 6/28/2016

Class of 2016 Celebrates Baccalaureate
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville senior class celebrated baccalaureate on

Thursday, June 23. at the St. Johnsville United Methodist Church.  Read the entire story, including more pictures, here.



POSTED 6/27/2016

OESJ Pre-Kindergarten Graduate

On Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30, thirty eight pre-kindergarten students graduated at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.

























POSTED 6/23/2016 PAWS Hosts Cardboard Car Cruise-In On Thursday, June 16, 2016, PAWS hosted a cardboard car cruise-in for all OESJ

Elementary students.  Read the entire story and see more pictures here.


POSTED 6/23/2016

OESJ Sixth Graders Graduate

On Thursday June 23, 2016 OESJ sixth graders graduated!  This was the students last year in the Elementary Building; next year they will enter Junior High at the OESJ Senior Campus.  Mrs. Kawryga handed out diplomas and Mrs. Parry put together a beautiful set of presentations of pictures from the entire school year, which can be seen here.  Awards presented were: Highest Science Average: Margaret Christensen, Highest Math Average: Kyle Hall, Highest ELA Average: Kyle Hall, Highest Average Overall: Kyle Hall, Citizenship Awards: Tavia Schaffer, Owen Dunderdale, Perfect Attendance: Mason Snell, Isaiah Handy, Matthew Steele.



POSTED 6/23/2016

OESJ BOE Schedules Special Meeting
There will be a brief executive session meeting of the OESJ CSD Board of Education on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. in the District Office.  The agenda can be seen here.



POSTED 6/21/2016; UPDATED 6/22/2016

Free Summer Meals Available at OESJ CSD

Made possible by a USDA Grant, the OESJ CSD is excited to announce that there will be free breakfast and lunch for kids and teens this summer at the OESJ Junior/Senior High School.  In addition, the OESJ Elementary School will be providing free breakfast and a snack to summer school attendees.  Click on the flyer for more details!










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