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POSTED 4/23/2014
Tonight's OESJ board meeting location changed to middle school
Due to the upcoming school play in the high school auditorium, the OESJ Board of Education meeting tonight (Wednesday, April 23) will be held at the middle school.

POSTED 4/22/2014
OESJ board to meet Wednesday, April 23
The OESJ Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the OESJ High School auditorium. [View agenda...] Please note the meeting location has been changed to the middle school. 

POSTED 4/22/2014
Seven candidates seek OESJ Board of Education seats
Seven Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville residents will appear on the May 20 ballot for three seats available on the OESJ Board of Education. [Read more...]

POSTED 4/22/2014
OESJ High School play set for April 24 & 25
The OESJ High School Drama Club will present "Just Another High School Play" by Bryan Starchman on Thursday, April 24 and Friday April 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door. Members of the Drama Club include Ryan Becker, Jessica Senft, Laiken Whittredge, Grace Yezierski, Marissa Nellis, Amy Yezierski, Jack Dudar, and Allie Dobson.

POSTED 4/16/2014
OESJ honor rolls announced
OESJ schools have released the names of students appearing on the third quarter High Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Gold and Silver Star lists. [Read more...]

POSTED 4/15/2014
OESJ Odyssey of the Mind team places third in regional tournament
The OESJ Odyssey of the Mind team was the third place winner this year at the New York State Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. [Read more and see photo...]

POSTED 4/2/2014
OESJ High School students begin applications for National Honor Society
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School is preparing to induct members into the school’s National Honor Society chapter. [Read more...]

POSTED 4/2/2014
OESJ students participate in Fulton County Drug Quiz
A group of Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville fifth- through eighth-graders competed March 26 in the 24th annual Fulton County Drug Quiz Show at the Holy Trinity School Hall in Johnstown. [Read more and see photo...]

POSTED 4/2/2014
OESJ Finance/Personnel committees to meet Thursday, April 3
The OESJ Finance and Personnel committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in the high school conference room.

POSTED 4/1/2014
Petitions available for board of education election
Nominating petitions are currently available for OESJ residents interested in running for one of the three board of education seats that will be on the May 20 ballot. [Read more and download petition...]

POSTED 3/31/2013
Mohawk Valley FFA members earn spot at state competition
As a result of their recent win at the substate level, Mohawk Valley FFA members have earned the chance to compete at the state FFA Convention this May. [Read more and see photo...]

POSTED 3/28/2014
OESJ Middle School chefs show off skills in regional competition
Four OESJ Middle School students demonstrated their culinary talents by competing in the Junior Iron Chef Competition held Saturday, March 22 in Delhi. [Read more and see photos...]

POSTED 3/25/2014
NYS tests to begin April 1
Reminder to parents and students: New York State English Language Arts (ELA) tests will be given to OESJ students in grades 3-8 from Tuesday, April 1 through Thursday, April 3. [Read more...] 

POSTED 3/25/2014
Physical activity earns DHR students Radio Disney concert
For the second year in a row, students at OESJ’s David H. Robbins Elementary School Friday, March 21 earned a Radio Disney Dance Concert as a reward for their high ranking in the Get Active, Get Fit Challenge. [Read more and see photo...]

POSTED 3/18/2014
OESJ students explore creative writing at conference
Two OESJ High School students got the opportunity to learn more about the field of creative writing by working with six published authors during a recent writer’s conference in Little Falls. [Read more...]

POSTED 3/17/2014
OESJ High School graduation set for June 27
After reviewing input received through an community and student survey, the OESJ Board of Education has set the OESJ High School graduation ceremony for 6 p.m., Friday, June 27. [Read more...]

POSTED 3/12/2014
OESJ board to meet once a month, regular committees meetings established
Reducing the number of full board meetings to be held each month, the OESJ Board of Education has established the first Wednesday of the month as its new, regular monthly meeting date. [Read more...]

POSTED 3/12/2014
OESJ voter registration events planned
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District has scheduled several voter registration events for residents who are currently unregistered to vote but wish to participate in the May 20 board of education election and budget referendum. [Read more...]

POSTED 3/7/2014
OESJ students learn science, literature, history through music
Thanks to the donation from a regional family, a troupe of professional musicians visited OESJ schools this week presenting concerts and small group workshops for students in grades K-12. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/28/2014
FFA members teach elementary students about dairy
FFA members at OESJ High School gave David H. Robbins Elementary School students a hands-on lesson recently about where ice cream comes from. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/28/2014
D.H. Robbins students raise funds for American Heart Association
David H. Robbins Elementary School students concluded the school’s Jump Rope For Heart program Monday, Feb. 24 raising approximately $2,700 for the American Heart Association. [Read more and see photos...]

POSTED 2/25/2014
OESJ wrestler heading to state tournament
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School junior Triston Engle has earned the fourth seed position in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II (small-school) Tournament this weekend. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/21/2014
OESJ committees to begin monthly meetings
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education committees will begin holding monthly, public meetings as part of a restructuring of the board’s monthly meeting schedule. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/20/2014
Honor rolls and achievement lists announced
OESJ schools have announced high honor rolls, honor rolls and achievement lists for the second quarter. Visit the individual school Web pages to view the lists. [Click here to see all the lists...]

POSTED 2/19/2014
OESJ High School kicks off community art project
Orders are currently being taken from community members and business owners for custom made cow art projects painted and designed by OESJ High School art students. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/19/2014
February 2014 OESJ News
The February edition of the OESJ Districtwide newsletter was mailed to homes the week of Feb. 10. The newsletter is also available for download[Download the newsletter...]

POSTED 2/18/2014
Registration open for OESJ 2014-15 pre-K and kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is now open for children of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/18/2013
New voter registration event set for OESJ residents
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will hold its first voter registration event from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at both the David H. Robbins Elementary School and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School. [Read more...]

POSTED 2/7/2014
OESJ Middle School students explore career opportunities
More than a dozen community volunteers Thursday, Feb. 6 demonstrated what it takes to pursue a successful career in a variety of fields ranging from arson investigation to tree surgery. [Read more and see photos...]

POSTED 2/6/2013
OESJ students selected for All County Music festivals
More than 40 OESJ student musicians were selected for the Fulton and Montgomery County All County Music festivals this year. [Read more and see photos...]

POSTED 1/29/2013
DHR students open school's Olympic games
The D.H. Robbins Elementary School opened its fourth winter Olympiad Monday, Jan. 27. [Read more and see photos...]

POSTED 1/28/2014
OESJ teacher publishes novel
Heidi Sprouse, a pre-kindergarten teacher at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School, has published her first novel – an adult romance story centered on two lifelong sweathearts struggling with change. [Read more...]

POSTED 1/27/2014
Gov. Cuomo delivers 2014-15 executive budget proposal 
Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal for next year the state’s investment in schools would increase by $807 million or 3.8 percent. If approved by the state Legislature as outlined, OESJ would see a 2.55 percent increase, or $329,475 more, in state aid under the governor’s proposal compared to last year. As a result of the merger, the district will also again next year receive more than $1.4 million in state merger incentive aid in addition to regular state aid. [Read more...]



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