Get Smart With Shopping!

Kindergarten through third grade piloted a reward based incentive program created by Mrs. Jill Fredericks. The Shopping Cart Monday Program was created to help engage students with their own learning paths in iReady.  Each child met with their teacher to create personal goals in iReady Math and iReady Reading. Each week students and teachers kept …

Jack Brundage Named Fulton County Male Athlete of the Year

Jack Brundage, a senior at OESJ, was named Fulton County Male Athlete of the Year at the 32nd Annual Sports Award Banquet held by the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Johnstown Holiday Inn. Jack is a three-sport athlete and the Western Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable Player in both boys’ soccer and boys’ …

Board of Education extends Dr. Natale’s contract for the 2019-20 school year

The Board of Education on Wednesday, June 5, extended Interim Superintendent Dr. Joseph Natale’s contract for the 2019-20 school year while the district searches for a permanent superintendent. Natale also agrees to mentor his successor. Natale’s salary will be $137,500. OESJ pays no health or retirement benefits for Natale. Natale came to OESJ in June …

Golladay Receives Youth Leading by Example Award

Shaina Golladay received the Youth Leading by Example Award on Thursday, May 23rd at the Fulton County Office of the Aging. The Fulton County Youth Bureau celebrated and recognized outstanding student leaders within the Fulton County region. Shaina was chosen by her teachers as a senior who is a positive role model. Shaina has volunteered …

More than 100 students enjoy OESJ’s prom 2019

More than 100 OESJ students – 104 to be exact – attend the Prom at The Georgian with a view of Lake George last Saturday, May 11. Grand March attendees packed the HS auditorium. Each couple strolled along a lantern lit walkway under the Eiffell Tower in Paris The crowning ceremony was highlighted by Juniors: …

Capital Project Update at Jr/Sr High School

Current construction as part of the ongoing Captial Project at the Jr./Sr. High School will cause important changes to the building that will take effect starting tomorrow, Monday, April 29th. The following are the important changes you need to be aware of: 1. There will be NO through traffic. Morning drop-off procedures will remain the …

Skyrocketing health care costs impacting 2019-20 school budget

Tax levy would rise by 3% under the budget proposal; spending plan includes academic initiatives Faced with a crushing increase in health insurance costs for OESJ’s 157 staff members, the Board of Education has developed a budget that will increase the tax levy, add new programs and eliminate some staff positions. The spending plan going …

Board of Education plans to search for a new superintendent next year; hopes to keep current interim in place

The Board of Education is pleased with the direction that Interim Superintendent, Dr.Joseph Natale, has positioned the district in while serving as the chief administrative officer these last nine months. For that reason, board members have decided to extend their search for a new superintendent into the 2019-2020 school year and open discussion with Dr. …

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