Mohawk Valley FFA Celebrates FFA Week

The Mohawk Valley FFA celebrated National FFA Week from February 26th to March 2nd. The week consisted of many activities that made impacts on our school and community. Members helped to bring attention to agriculture and FFA through facts that were announced every morning, opening the eyes of students to show how important agriculture is! …

FFA Members Increase Ag Literacy During National Agriculture Literacy Week!

Laura Littrell, Madison Dunbar, and Josie Brundage helped to increase the agricultural knowledge of the second grade at the OESJ Elementary school on March 21st. The members read the book “Before We Eat: from farm to table” to the second grade classes of Mrs. Pedrick, Mrs. Blanc, and Mrs. Smith. The FFA members read the book …

2nd & 3rd Graders Get a Visit from Fulton County Sheriff’s Dept.

Sgt. Stemmler, Deputy House, Deputy VanAlstine, K9 Sadie, and Deputy Stewart of the Fulton County Sheriff’s department visited the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. The officers visited to follow up on stories that the classes have been reading about officers and their K9s. . The students were very excited to meet officer Sadie and see …

OESJ Jr/Sr Students Compete at GE

On Saturday, March 17th, 15 students from the OESJ Jr/Sr High School competed in the KIDWIND competition at General Electric (GE) in Schenectady. They included Jolynn Cedeno, Kyara Nichols, Alex Ouderkirk, Rebekah Semple, Skylynn Sargeant, Shelby Groff, Mackenzie Barker, Emilie Peterson, Cadence Johnson, Magdelina Pellerito, Paetyn Logan-Dilenbeck, Jesse Walrath, Margaret Christensen, and Sebastian Ackernecht. This …

OESJ Wellness Day at the Jr/Sr HS

Wellness Day was held Friday, March 16th and was put on by Mrs. Lape and the Wellness Team. Some of the topics were- Substance Abuse Prevention, Understanding Anxiety/Depression, Skin/Hair Care for Teens, Healthy Relationships, Crossfit Training, Dance-A-Thon and ALICE Safety Training. Presenters were set up in the cafeteria for students to visit during their lunch …

Guilty of Learning

Sergeant Barnes and Officer Pavlot of the Ilion Police Department visited OESJ sixth graders for a presentation on Forensic Science.  Students just finished their DNA and Crime Scene Unit in Mrs. Murcray’s Science class, so this was the perfect experience to bring everything together. Throughout the unit, students learned about the structure of DNA and …

OESJ Board of Education Recognizes Student and Staff Members on March 7

At the March 7, 2018 Board of Education meeting, Mr. Tim Barnes and Mr. Dan Hart were recognized for organizing the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser which raised over $5,200 for the American Heart Association. Annette Johnson was recognized for her perseverance and determination in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart competition and being an …

OESJ Odyssey of the Mind Teams Place 2nd and 3rd

Congratulations to the OESJ Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Teams. Both teams competed in the regional competition held on March 10th at Fonda Fultonville CSD.  They did an amazing job, showing their creative skills in teamwork building and “Thinking Out of the Box” for this competition. “A Stellar Hangout” placed 3rd overall in the competition. …

OESJ February Elementary Wolf Awards

The February Wolf Award recipients are: Kindergarten: Lillian Egan, Lindsey Swick, Julia Sammons-Wilbur 1st Grade: Calvin Eakin, Thomas Cavanaugh, Anna Thayer 2nd Grade: EmmaLynn Moxham, Abigal Jasek 3rd Grade: Audrina McAdams, Devin Schell 4th Grade: Verne Turner, Delton Keba, Jada Pearl, Kaydan Moyer 5th Grade: Alyssa Clute, Gavin Dibble, Quintin Schaffer 6th Grade: Kaylee Breton, …

Ms. Thompson’s class enters Writing Contest

As part of writing in January and February Ms. Thompson’s class entered different Scholastic Writing Contests. Katlyn Mosher, Brooklynn Smith, and Myracle Hart choose the “Monster Alarm Story” Starter Contest. The girls had to come up with an original story with text and illustrations, to show what happens after the monster alarm goes off. Liam …

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