OESJ Elementary Announces January Wolf Awards

Congratulations to the January Wolf Award Recipients! Kindergarten – Lazarus Hand, Alexander Johnson, Emma Higgins 1st Grade – Hunter Mickel, Chase Szymanski, Hayden Przestrzelski 2nd Grade – Alicianna Bersani, Keith Snyder, Linus Hand 3rd Grade – Gianna McAdams, Logan Crannell, Jeremiah Schaffer 4th Grade – Danica Schwasnick, Hannah Walrath, Madeline Sammons-Wilbur 5th Grade – Kaylee Heroth, …

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 …

December and January BOE Recognitions

Mr. Russ Bellinger, Mr. Dan Hart and Brandon Hulten were recognized at the December Board of Education meeting for their bravery in helping a person in a motor vehicle accident. You can read the resolution for Mr. Bellinger and Mr. Hart here. Brandon’s can be read here.     Ms. Jill Fredericks and Ms. Amanda Schwasnick …

Spelling Bee held for Grades 4-8

On Friday January 4th, the top 30 spellers in grades 4-8 competed in the 2019 School Spelling Bee in the Marge Curtis Auditorium. After 17 rounds of intense spelling, seventh grader Annette Johnson was crowned champion.  The runner up was sixth grader Paige Morrone.  Third place was earned by eighth grader Jaslynn Leach.  The fourth …

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 …

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 …

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