Jack Brundage attends Scholar-Athlete Banquet

Congratulations to Jack Brundage for representing OESJ at the Section 2 Scholar-Athlete Brunch in Albany. A deserving recognition for his efforts both in the classroom and on the court. Jack was also recently named the Vent Fitness Athlete of the Week.

Grade 8 Living Wax Museum comes to life

The Jr. Sr. High School gym was certainly filled with “characters” after school on Tuesday. Who knew that Marilyn Monroe had three husbands? Or that Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty? Or that Henry Ford financially backed the German Nazis before World War II. Those are just a few tidbits from the grade 8 Living …

OESJ Jr/Sr HS Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter

The High Honor Roll award will be given to students with an average of 90 or better. The Honor Roll award will be given to students with an average between 85 and 89. HIGH HONOR ROLL   7th Grade Ryan Achzet Georgia Bailey Dylan Barnes Blake Bergen Kaylee Breton Kendra Breton Chloe Callahan Brittain Zoe …

OESJ Backpacks for Kids program receives $17,000 donation from 100 Women Who Care

OESJ’s Backpacks for Kids Program, which provides meals on weekends to 35 children, has received a $17,000 donation from the 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills. Jackie Lape, OESJ’s Jr. Sr. High School nurse who oversees the program, spoke to the nonprofit 100 Women Who Care group at the St. John’s Episcopal Church …

Both OESJ schools deemed ‘Schools in Good Standing’ under the new federal ESSA law

The 2019 ESSA accountability designations for NYS schools have now been released and Superintendent Joseph Natale is proud to announce that both the OESJ Elementary School and Jr/Sr High School have been deemed “in good standing” by the state. A school identified as “in good standing” under the newly enacted federal ESSA (Every Student Succeeds …

Governor proposes education aid increases in 2019-20

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. The executive budget proposal is the formal beginning of budget negotiations …

Changes are coming to the state’s Enhanced STAR program for seniors

Because of changes New York state made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. In most communities, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March …

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 …

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