OESJ Jr/Sr High School Announces High Honor and Honor Roll

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 12th Grade Thysha Boyer, Harold Coffin III, Abigail Countryman, Shaina Golladay, Hannah Lamphere, Faith McFarland, Tabitha Picard, Nicholas Sanguine, …

Sixth graduating class from OESJ says farewell

The sixth commencement of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District was held tonight, an annual event that sends graduates off to begin their future adventures to college, work or the armed services. 52 students received diplomas. Check out the commencement program here. The Class of 2019 received tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and …

NYS removes religious objection as a reason not to have children vaccinated

Here is the letter being sent to the parents of students who have had religious exemptions for vaccinations in the past as well as all entering pre-K and kindergarten students. *** FROM: OESJ Superintendent Joseph Natale TO: Parents and guardians DATE: June 20, 2019 RE: Removal of religious exemption from vaccination requirements With the worst …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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