Elementary & Jr/Sr HS Concert Date Changes

The Jr/Sr High School Spring concert will now be held on June 4th at 6:00 pm. This is due to athletic events being held on the previous date. The Elementary Spring concert will now be held on June 11th at 6:00 pm at the Jr/Sr HS auditorium.

OESJ Students place 3rd in the Odyssey of the mind State Tournament March 23, 2019.

Congratulations Team Hide in Plain Site Team members Myles Hayes, Henry Schoff, Ava Murray, Devin Schell, Kayleigh Araujo and Kaylee Heroth coached by Nicole Murray, Abbey Schoff and Lisa Hayes for placing 3rd in the Odyssey State Tournament in Binghamton.  They performed against 18 teams and scored 283.59. This team placed 2nd and 1st via …

Nearly 60 students create scientific sensations during Elementary Science Fair

Years ago, science fairs were pretty basic: papers about dissecting a beetle, the effects of music on plants or a hamster running on a wheel. The first OESJ Elementary Science Fair was much more involved – students did their research before creating their projects. Each science fair exhibition included an hypothesis (they answer their project’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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