Varsity Volleyball Team Participating in Power of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

The varsity volleyball team will be participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Power of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness tournament on October 19th and need your help fundraising for this great cause. The funds raised for Side-Out go toward a clinical trial specifically for patients with stage 4 breast cancer, the most advanced form of the disease …

Juniors and Seniors attend College Fair

On Tuesday, September 17, the Tri-County Counselors Association offered an opportunity for high school students, in their college search process, to meet and interact with 70 college admissions representatives. Mrs. Van Wie and Mrs. Stalteri brought 31 juniors and seniors to the College Fair held at FMCC. The students were encouraged to ask questions and compare academic institutions in an effort to make …

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 …

NYS removes religious objection as a reason not to have children vaccinated

Here is the letter being sent to the parents of students who have had religious exemptions for vaccinations in the past as well as all entering pre-K and kindergarten students. *** FROM: OESJ Superintendent Joseph Natale TO: Parents and guardians DATE: June 20, 2019 RE: Removal of religious exemption from vaccination requirements With the worst …

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