Students return to classes, eager for a terrific year

Officer Thomas Oare meets with a student on the playground at the elementary school
Officer Thomas Oare greets a student on the playground at the elementary school

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, Don VanDeusen kept an eye on the building and began to build relationships with students.

Officer Don VanDeusen meets with students in the cafeteria
Officer Don VanDeusen meets with students in the jr./sr. high school cafeteria

Oare is retired from the Johnstown Police Department and VanDeusen is retired from the Gloversville Police Department, where he served as police chief.

Check out more pictures from opening day:

Elementary School

Students running through the gym Student reading his work at his desk

Students wait in the hallway with books in their hands

Check out more elementary photos here – https://www.facebook.com/pg/OESJschools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1931648150234611

Jr./Sr. High School

Students standing at their lockers Teacher discussing social studies Students laughing at the cafeteria table

Check out more photos from the Jr./Sr. High School here – https://www.facebook.com/pg/OESJschools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1931657940233632