OESJ students hear from survivor of Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz camp

OESJ students participated in a teleconference over Distance Learning with Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor on Wednesday, December 19. Mrs. Kor is a survivor of the Mengele twin experiments at Auschwitz. Here is what Wikipedia says about Mrs. Kor “Eva Mozes Kor (born January 31, 1934) is a Holocaust survivor. Along with her twin sister Miriam, Kor was subjected to human experimentation under Josef …

Construction humming along at both schools

Construction is humming along at both the Jr./Sr. High School and the Elementary School as part of the $24 million renovation/capital project approved by the community in December 2016. Construction is expected to be done over two years, ending by the spring of 2020. Here’s an overview of the project: demolition of the maintenance building …

Students from four area school districts, including OESJ, hear from Holocaust survivor Ivan Vamos

On Friday, November 30, AP U.S. History, AP Psychology and History of the Holocaust students from Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville , Mayfield, Fonda-Fultonville and Galway and attended a Holocaust Survivor Presentation in Albany. Mr. Ivan Vamos shared his story of survival as a young boy in Budapest, Hungary, just as Adolph Hitler’s Germany was invading Austria.  “Every day …

OESJ Ptech holds first panel discussion

Students in the OESJ PTECH Academy met with a panel of professions in the home building, insurance, and banking fields.  They answered student questions and shared their knowledge and experience in starting and running their own business.  Common themes they spoke of had to do with gaining experience with on the job training, working your …

OESJ sets targets for 2018-19 testing results

With the goal of ensuring that more students reach proficiency on the NYS grades 3-8 ELA and math tests, as well as Regents exams, OESJ administrators have committed to targets for student performance on the spring exams. Interim Superintendent Joseph Natale suggested the targets as a way of sparking creative solutions to the test results. …

Veterans day celebration held at OESJ Elementary

Students at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary celebrated Veterans Day on November 9, 2018. Veterans were invited to OESJ Elementary for the celebration. Students and staff honored all those wonderful soldiers who have done, and continue to do so much for us.  We wouldn’t be able to enjoy our freedoms without these brave men and women and …

Welcome to our SROs

  We are fortunate this year to have two SROs at each OESJ school. At the Elementary School, St. Johnsville officer Thomas Oare patrols the halls; at the Jr./Sr. High School, Don VanDeusen keeps an eye on the building. Both officers are busy building relationships with students. Oare is retired from the Johnstown Police Department; …

Capital project groundbreaking kicks off two-year construction

$24 million capital project getting underway at both schools; spring 2020 completion goal Six construction bids came in 4 percent below budget The long-anticipated capital project has broken ground and will be going full steam ahead in the coming months. The $24.016 million project was approved by the community on Dec. 13, 2016. The state …

Ag classes enjoy the nice weather

Ms. Whalen’s Plant Science and Careers in Agriculture classes enjoyed the nice weather last week and took some class pictures.                Precision Ag class used a drone to fly over the athletic fields and take a picture of our class.

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