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 …

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. …

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.

NYS testing shows solid results in most grades

The state Education Department has released the results of statewide testing in English Language Arts and mathematics from the spring. Read about OESJ’s test results. At OESJ, the results show that in most grades, the proficiency levels (levels 3 and 4), exceeded 40 percent and topped 50 percent in some cases. The proficiency result means …

Abduction attempt in Gloversville; OESJ parents talk to your children

OESJ wants to make the community aware of two incidents reported to local police agencies: On Monday, there was a reported attempted child abduction at the intersection of North Clark Drive and Summer Street in the city of Gloversville. The incident involved three students who were approached by a white male, wearing glasses, with a …

Ball in the House Performs at OESJ Elementary

What a way to start the school year! O.E.S.J. students and faculty were amazed and entertained by the talents of Ball in the House on Friday, September 7, 2018. Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group based out of Boston, Massachusetts. They commonly perform over 200 shows a year throughout the U.S., …

Students return to classes, eager for a terrific year

Students returned to classes today at the elementary school and jr./sr. high school, well rested from the summer break. At each building, students met a new addition to the staff – school resource officers. At the elementary school, St. Johnsville officer Thomas Oare patrolled the halls and met with students; at the jr./sr. high school, …

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