Amethyst Scherer selected for Area-All State Mixed Chorus

Amethyst Scherer, the daughter of Shayla Dixon, was recently selected for the Area All-State Mixed Chorus for Zone 7.  Amethyst has been working towards this goal since 9th grade, attending NYSSMA (New York School of Music Association) Solo Festivals each year.  To earn a place in this elite chorus, a student needs to achieve a …

OESJ JR/Sr High school announces High honor roll and honor roll for the 1st quarter

Congratulations to all our students who made high honor and honor roll for the first marking period. High Honor Roll 7th GRADE Sara Brownell, William Brundage, Kenneth Calabrese, Brandi Charboneau, Collin Eakin, Ruby Hand, Taylor Hayes, Sydney Hazzard, Brooke Johnson, Lily Johnson, Jeffrey Lillard, Andrea Manners, Paige Morrone, EmmaJo Schmidtmann, Emily Sheldon, Baler Stowell, Justin …

OESJ community to consider a $9.4 million capital project on Feb. 4

Capital project would carry no cost to taxpayers The OESJ community will be asked to consider a $9.4 million capital project on Feb. 4 that – at no cost to taxpayers – would replace fire alarms, doors, windows, window blinds, lifts at the bus garage and two high school boilers; install new energy-efficient lighting; and paint …

2-1-1 can help distressed families

Dialing 2-1-1 can help parents and guardians quickly, easily and anonymously connect to resources within their communities. 2-1-1 is a nationwide toll-free dial-in service and website to help people in non-emergency situations access local public health and safety resources, including getting help with food, shelter or non-emergency mental health care; tax assistance and veterans’ services; …

OESJ using Raptor system to further protect students

Visitors to the school buildings should bring their drivers licenses since OESJ is now using the Raptor Visitor Management System. You will need to show your license or other government identification in order to get into the buildings. The system compares visitors government-issued identification against a comprehensive national list of registered sex offenders. The Raptor …

Flu Facts for the upcoming season

Flu season is right around the corner! At left are a few reminders about how to control the spread of the flu virus. Here are some helpful links about the flu: NY State Department of Health website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/ Flu information in other languages: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/childhood_adolescent/ Centers for Disease Control website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm Download the graphic above as …

Von Baker selected for Area All State Concert Band

Von Baker, the son of Jeff and Barb Baker, was recently selected to represent OESJ as an Area All-State Concert Band Tenor Saxophonist in Zone 8. To qualify applicants must be accomplished at a level 6 NYSSMA performance ability on their concert instrument, surpass the norm in dedication and responsibility, be recommended by their director’s, and …

OESJ students return to school for the 2019-20 school year; construction still going on at both buildings

As OESJ students returned to many changes from the end of June, they settled into their routines. At the elementary school, the new auditorium is still under construction but new classrooms, a new band room and an expanded cafeteria, among other improvements, are all in place. At the Jr./Sr. High School, the new agriculture and …

Tax rate increase lower than projected at May budget vote

The Board of Education last week set tax rates for the 2019-20 school year, rates that are less, in many instances, than the 3% predicted at the time of the May budget vote. The tax levy still increased by 3 percent to $4.974 million. The tax levy is the total amount of taxes the school …

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