Jack Brundage Named Fulton County Male Athlete of the Year

Jack Brundage, a senior at OESJ, was named Fulton County Male Athlete of the Year at the 32nd Annual Sports Award Banquet held by the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Johnstown Holiday Inn. Jack is a three-sport athlete and the Western Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable Player in both boys’ soccer and boys’ …

Golladay Receives Youth Leading by Example Award

Shaina Golladay received the Youth Leading by Example Award on Thursday, May 23rd at the Fulton County Office of the Aging. The Fulton County Youth Bureau celebrated and recognized outstanding student leaders within the Fulton County region. Shaina was chosen by her teachers as a senior who is a positive role model. Shaina has volunteered …

More than 100 students enjoy OESJ’s prom 2019

More than 100 OESJ students – 104 to be exact – attend the Prom at The Georgian with a view of Lake George last Saturday, May 11. Grand March attendees packed the HS auditorium. Each couple strolled along a lantern lit walkway under the Eiffell Tower in Paris The crowning ceremony was highlighted by Juniors: …

Capital Project Update at Jr/Sr High School

Current construction as part of the ongoing Captial Project at the Jr./Sr. High School will cause important changes to the building that will take effect starting tomorrow, Monday, April 29th. The following are the important changes you need to be aware of: 1. There will be NO through traffic. Morning drop-off procedures will remain the …

Skyrocketing health care costs impacting 2019-20 school budget

Tax levy would rise by 3% under the budget proposal; spending plan includes academic initiatives Faced with a crushing increase in health insurance costs for OESJ’s 157 staff members, the Board of Education has developed a budget that will increase the tax levy, add new programs and eliminate some staff positions. The spending plan going …

Board of Education plans to search for a new superintendent next year; hopes to keep current interim in place

The Board of Education is pleased with the direction that Interim Superintendent, Dr.Joseph Natale, has positioned the district in while serving as the chief administrative officer these last nine months. For that reason, board members have decided to extend their search for a new superintendent into the 2019-2020 school year and open discussion with Dr. …

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 …

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. …

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