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, …

Coding taught at the elementary school

During the month of December, all students in grades K-6 completed the Hour of Code. Computer science is a very important technology skill, it teaches logic, problem solving, and creativity. It will help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. In January, students in grades 3-6 started a coding course. Mrs. Parry would like to …

Blue-Bot Robots

Students in grades K-2 continued to learn about programming using Blue-Bot Robots. The children used the directional and sequence buttons on the back of the Blue-Bots to program them to move across the mat and solve a problem. The Robots excited the students to problem solve.

Experienced educator Joseph Natale to lead OESJ in the 2018-19 school year

The Board of Education has turned to an experienced educator to lead the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville school district (OESJ) through the 2018-19 school year, kick start the capital project and help mentor the next superintendent. Dr. Joseph L. Natale has been named OESJ’s interim superintendent through June 30, 2019. He began June 11th and succeeds David Halloran, who …

A ‘sweet’ time had by all at a Night in Candy Land

The OESJ Class of 2021 hosted an event for all PreK-6th grade students and their families. The theme of the event was, “A Night in Candy Land.” Little ones danced the night away to music donated by Pure Entertainment with their special guests. The prince and princess of Candy Land were there spreading joy among …

Elementary Students Study Augmented Reality

Students in grades K-6 learned about Augmented Reality in Technology Class. Students used the QuiverVision app on iPads to make their two dimensional drawings spring from the paper. Grades K-2 have been learning about animals and colored animals. Grade 3 and 4 have been studying the seven continents and colored maps. Grade 5 discussed the …

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