NEWS HEADLINES [NEWS ARCHIVE]
Mohawk Valley FFA Members Hold 77th Annual Banquet
On Friday, June 19, the Mohawk Valley FFA held their 77th Annual Banquet to celebrate their accomplishments from the 2014 - 2015 school year. Read the entire article, and see pictures here.
D.H. Robbins Announces June Students of the Month
The David H. Robbins Elementary School has announced the Students of the Month for March. The Students of the Month are: Ryan Achzet, Jordan Simzer, Mackenzie Barker, Caroline Littrell, Blake Bergen, and Nataley Caponera. Teachers nominated students for the Student of the Month Award based on academics and character.
This spring at D.H. Robbins elementary school students took part in working towards awards for fitness during their Physical Education classes. Forty five students achieved either the National award or the Presidential award. Read the entire story and see pictures here.
OESJ Students Partner with Chamber of Commerce
The Mohawk Valley FFA and Kristy Shafer’s Residential Structures class recently teamed up with the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce to construct benches and planters to be placed in town by the St. Johnsville Information Booth. Read the entire story and see pictures here.
The OESJ Second Annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 26, 2015, at 6 P.M. in the High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
There is a mandatory graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 9 A.M. in the High School Auditorium. Seniors will be given their cap,gown, and tassel prior to the commencement ceremony on Friday at 5 P.M. in the High School Music Room. A letter was sent home to all graduating seniors outlining important details and procedures for graduation.
The OE Campus has posted their final exam schedule for grades six through eight. It can be viewed on the Middle School Guidance Department Website here.
OESJ CSD will honor its student athletes on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Diamond Dawgs game in Little Falls. All players, coaches, and parents should be there by 6:15. The Diamond Dawgs will recognize the OESJ teams and awards. The Athletic Director, Dan Hart, will be at the field by 5:45 to hand out tickets for all athletes, parents, and coaches. There will be no charge for admission in to the game.
The JV/Varsity Athletic Banquet scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the tornado watch. A new date will be determined as soon as possible.
Several members of the National Honor Society gathered at the high school to plant a korean dwarf lilac, and a flowering crab tree, which were donated by NHS. The trees are planted by the auditorium entrance. Pictured are Allexis Brown, Alexis Romeyn, Abby Mosher, Addie Brundage, Seth Bly, Aidan Eggleston and Liam Sammons.
Middle School OESJ Wolf Gang Band Captures "Best in Class" honors at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands
Over the weekend, the OESJ Middle School Wolf Gang Band captured “Best in CLass” honors at the Sherburne Pageant of Bands. In addition to this top award, the groups earned:
Underclassmen Awards Night for grades nine through eleven will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 6 P.M. in the High School Auditorium. Senior Class Awards Night will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 6 P.M. in the High School Auditorium.
Assemblyman Santabarbara’s Student Cabinet holds hearing on teacher evaluations
Students from across the 111th Assembly District met at our state Capitol for Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s second meeting of his Student Cabinet, which included a hearing on teacher evaluations with testimony from education experts. Read more on our students’ experience and see pictures here.
A team of OESJ students competed in the OESJ Drug Quiz Show on May 6, 2015, at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Johnstown. The team is pictured below, and a letter commending them for their efforts can be seen here.
Teaching is the Core Grant
As a result of the NYSED Teaching is the Core Grant awarded to the HFM BOCES-led
consortium, our district had the opportunity to review student assessments related to the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). Our district assessment review team (D.A.R.T.) which is comprised of teachers and administrators, who have been trained on the assessment review process, reviewed 68 assessments. For more information, please read the entire article including the action plan here.
The 2014-2015 JV/Varsity Sports Award Banquet will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015, at the High School. Dinner will start at 5:30, and awards will start at approximately 6:15. There is no ticket charge for the banquet.
Again this year, OESJ CSD held their annual Ponytail Drive, which is now in its seventh year. This year alone, 21 students, staff members, parents, and community members donated eight inches or more of their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, an organization that gives the resulting wigs out for free to individuals through American Cancer Society branches. See the entire article, including pictures, here.
Members of the Mohawk Valley FFA chapter at OESJ High School brought home several honors from this year’s New York State FFA Convention, including a first place state win in the Talent Competition. See the entire article, including pictures, here.
OESJ Board of Education Special Meeting / Workshop Scheduled
The OESJ Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting / Workshop Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6 P.M. in the OE Campus Gym. The agenda can be seen here.
Ninth Grade Orientation to be Rescheduled
The 9th grade orientation originally scheduled for May 27, 2015, has been postponed to late August 2015. A notice will be mailed home when a date has been set.
No School Monday, May 25, 2015
As a reminder, school will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.
Parent Assessment Session Scheduled
HFM BOCES will host a workshop titled “How Do I Know My Child is Learning: A Peek Inside Assessments” on Monday, June 1, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 at HFM BOCES. See the flyer for more information.
Girls’ Softball Sectional Game Scheduled
The OESJ Girls’ Varsity Softball team will play their next sectional game Friday, May 22, 2015, at Maple Hill with a 4:30 start time. The address is 1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, 12033.
OE Campus Concerts Announced
On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the OE Campus Elementary Concert and the Middle School Concert will run consecutively. The Elementary Concert will begin at 6:00 PM. Following a short intermission, we will continue with the MS Concert.
Annual Memorial Day Celebration Announced
On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Middle School and OE Campus Elementary students will participate in the Oppenheim Parade and Rock Ceremony at the OE campus, and proceed into the gymatorium for the Assembly Concert.
Updated: OESJ Announces Official Voting Results
Voters in the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Tuesday, May 19 approved the proposed 2015-16 budget with a final tally of 427-360, and Proposition number 1 was defeated 369-401.
After the Affidavit votes and absentee votes were reviewed by our school attorney, Erin Morris, the following results for the board of education candidates are as follows:
Neil Clark: 395; Jeremy Brundage: 367; Linda Hart: 363; Chad Eggleston: 280; and Art Dockerty: 143.
Neil Clark and Jeremy Brundage have secured three year terms beginning July 1, 2015.
OESJ CSD Budget and Board of Education Vote Today
Voting at both the DHR Elementary School Gym and the OESJ E/M School Gym will begin at noon today, May 19th and end at 8 P.M. Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible.
Girls’ Softball and Boys’ Baseball Sectional Games Announced
The Girls’ Varsity Softball team will play Whitehall at 4:30 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at home at the OE Campus field for their first round of sectional games. The Boys’ Varsity Baseball team will play their first round of sectional games against Lake George/SPA at 4:00 Thursday, May 21, 2015 at home at the St. Johnsville Park.
“Meet the OESJ School Board Candidates Night” Scheduled
The OESJ Association for Professionals will host a Meet the OESJ School Board Candidates Night on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the High School auditorium.
OESJ Teacher Quarterfinalist for the Grammys Music Educator Award
DiAnne Mott has been student nominated, and is now a quarterfinalist for the Grammys Music Educator Award. Out of 4500 nominations in the country, 213 Music Educators have been selected as quarterfinalists.
This multi-step process includes: student nomination, submission of written essays, 2nd round screening and lesson plan ideas. The next and final process will include numerous video essays featuring our students and school community.
Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting Tentatively Scheduled
The OESJ BOE Finance Committee has tentatively scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the OE Campus library.
Annual High School Art Show Scheduled
The Annual High School Art Show will be on display Monday May 18th- Friday May 22nd, 2015. Students, Parents and Community members can view the show during regular school hours. The faculty and staff will be voting on their favorite work of art. The top vote getters will receive cash prizes as follows: 1st $ 15.00, 2nd $ 10.00, and 3rd $5.00. The winners will be announced Friday morning. More information can be found on the flyer.
Date Set for For Fall 2015 Sports’ Physicals at the High School
Sports physicals will be done at the high school by our school physician, Dr. Julie Perlanski, on Wednesday, May 20. Please call the high school at 518-568-2011 or the middle school at 518-568-2014 ext. 112 to schedule and appointment as soon as possible. If you will be a 7-12 grader in the 15-16 school year, please consider having a physical in the event you would like to play sports or obtain a working card. If you have questions, please call us immediately.
Letter to the District
Mr. David Halloran has released a letter to the students, staff, parents, and community members. Read the letter in its’ entirety here.
Board of Education Policy Committee to Meet
The OESJ BOE Policy Committee will meet at 5 P.M. on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 in the High School library. The following is the tentative agenda:
Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting
The OESJ BOE will hold a Special Board Meeting Thursday, May 14th, 2015. The board will be in executive session at 6 P.M. to interview individuals to provide legal services for the board. The meeting will be in the High School library.
National Junior Honor Society Induction Announced
The OESJ National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on May 28, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. in the cafetorium at the O-E campus. Congratulations to the 28 students who will be inducted.
2015 Ponytail Drive Scheduled
This year’s Ponytail Drive will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 3:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the OE Campus Cafeteria. All are welcome to donate. See the flyer for more information on how to sign up!
Let the hatching begin!
Mohawk Valley FFA members Liam Sammons and Jeff Baker are hatching chickens to raise as their Supervised Agricultural Experience through the FFA. They will keep records as they grow them into a small entrepreneurship business, and will be eligible for awards next year through this project.
Music Concert Scheduled
The OESJ High School and DHR Elementary Music Dept. present their Spring Concert Wednesday May 13th at 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium. Featured on the program will be the DHR Elementary Choir, DHR Elementary Band, High School Band, High School Choir, Select Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Handbell Choir. Each group will be performing a variety of musical selections. The concert is free and open to the public.
Softball Game Cancelled
The Varsity Girls' Softball game scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, against Little Falls is cancelled.
POSTED 5/4/2015; UPDATED 5/5/2015 OESJ Board of Education Budget Hearing and Meeting Scheduled The OESJ Board of Education Budget Hearing and Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, starting at 6 P.M. in the High School Auditorium. An updated agenda for the workshop can be seen here.
OESJ to Hold Budget Hearing and Voter Registration
On Thursday, May 7, the OESJ CSD will hold it's Budget Hearing prior to the regular board of education meeting. The Budget Hearing will begin at 6:00p.m. in the high school auditorium and the regular board of education meeting will follow.
Also, on Thursday there will be voter registration at both the DHR and the OESJ Elementary/Middle School buildings from 2:30-6:30 p.m.. Anyone who is not sure if they are registered to vote, may stop by either building on Thursday or they may call the District Clerk at 518-568-2014, ext. 104 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org to double check.
The OESJ School District seeks to provide the best possible education for every student. We strive to maintain an excellent learning environment to ensure every student graduates from high school prepared for college and career success.
The mission of the OESJ Central School District is for every student to experience an enriching environment where they will master the skills necessary for 21st century learning and reach their full potential for applying knowledge. All OESJ students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful and authentic learning through teachers’ use of research based, innovative instructional practices. We will educate our students to become life-long learners, cooperative workers, quality producers and outstanding citizens.