Mission Statement:

Our partnership with the community is an integral piece in our endeavor to fulfill our mission: "Inspiring, developing, and empowering life-long learners to enrich the world."

Bocce Championship

The Bocce Championship match will be held at the Oswayo Valley Middle/High School on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Please come out and support OV’s Bocce team as they take on Port Allegany and Bradford!

National Honor Society Inductees

The Oswayo Valley National Honor Society recently held its 62nd  induction ceremony.  The NHS inducted five new members:  Seniors- Colton Gietler and Sarah Stickles and Juniors- Zane Malogrino, Kelsey Turk, and Macy West.  During the ceremony the inductees were spoken to about the four qualities of the National Honor Society: service, character, scholarship, and leadership by the keynote speaker, Dr. Kayla Zimmer, Assistant Professor of Graduate Literacy at Alfred University. The School District would like to congratulate its new inductees.


Yearbook Orders

If you haven’t ordered your 2020 Oswayo Valley Middle/High School Yearbook, the time to do so is now!  The cost is $55 per book, but can be ordered with $5.00 down with the balance due in May.  Students, please see Mrs. Poirier in the Middle/High School to reserve your copy today!  Yearbooks can also be ordered online at www.jostens.com.  The deadline to order a yearbook is Friday, February 28, 2020.

Shinglehouse American Legion Donation

The Oswayo Valley Elementary School received a generous donation from the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 to contribute to our Character Counts program. Without the support of our local American Legion, the tremendous results we have seen from the implementation of this program would not be possible. It is with great appreciation that the Oswayo Valley School District would like to thank the American Legion for the support of our Character Counts program.

Character Education is the deliberate effort to help people understand, care about, and act upon core ethical values.  Through the framework of the Character Counts Program, the students of the Oswayo Valley School District are exposed to the six pillars of character to help instill the values of character; Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Besides emphasizing and promoting a focus on positive school climate, other defining elements of CHARACTER COUNTS! ® are intensive decision-making strategies, mindfulness, growth mindset and behavioral change theories. CHARACTER COUNTS! ® practical strategies produce exceptional results in the academic, social, emotional, and character development domains.

CHARACTER COUNTS! ® is a fully integrated student development framework that incorporates the most critical research findings and current theories from all major research and evidence-based strategies.  CHARACTER COUNTS! ® helps to infuse their central methods into the DNA of organizations and assist youth to reach their academic potential, to have the ability to succeed in school, to live happy, worthy, and fulfilling personal lives, and become engaged, responsible, and productive citizens.

The values of the American Legion and the six pillars of the Character Counts program coincide with each other, which makes for a great partnership opportunity between the Oswayo Valley School District and the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.

Growing and promoting character within our students provides the possibility of future generations to become productive, contributing members of society within their communities or while serving this great country within the armed forces.


PASA Testing

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments.  Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0% of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA.  A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6(c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information.  The Oswayo Valley School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on the Oswayo Valley School District’s participation rates should be directed to Mr. Jed Hamberger, Superintendent.

Bids for Art/Jewelry Supplies & Equipment

The Oswayo Valley School District is accepting sealed bids for art/jewelry making equipment and supplies.  The equipment and supplies will be sold as a lot and are sold as is. Pictures can be emailed upon request.  Inspection of items are by appointment only and can be arranged by contacting Mr. Trent Bryant, Maintenance Supervisor, at 814-260-1701 x 264.  Sealed bids may be dropped off at the District Office or mailed to the Oswayo Valley School District, 277 S. Oswayo St, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.  Please be sure to mark art/jewelry bid on the outside of the envelope.  Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Young Writers Competition

Several of Mrs. McGee’s Middle School ELA students volunteered to participate in the Young Writers Competition called “Spooky Stories.”  Each entry had to be exactly 100 words.  Out of 10,000 entries received, seven students from Oswayo Valley were selected to have their work published in the Young Writer’s Book.  Each student will receive a copy of the book and they will also be entered into a further competition for cash prizes.

Congratulations to Grace Ford, Chloe Metcalf, Braiden Bachand, Patricia Chatham, Georgia Donovan, Trevor Miller, Grace Rositzke, and Mia Shaffer on their “spooktacular” writing and having their work published!  We wish them the best of luck in the future competition!



Art in the Wilds

Congratulations go out to four OV students who took part in the 2019 Art in the Wilds Competition in June!  The official results were released and OV received the following awards:

Morgan Spinks – First Place in 2D Category

Makena Austin – Third Place in 2D Category

Aanastasia Licht – Second Place in 3D Category

Paris Siebert – Winning T-Shirt Design

Paris’s t-shirt design will be the official shirt for the 2020 Art in the Wilds!

Congratulations, ladies on a job well done!



Regina A. Quick Center MS Juried Art Exhibit

Congratulations go out to the following students whose art work was selected to be part of the Regina A. Quick Center Middle School Juried Art Exhibit!

Grade 6:  Braiden Bachand, Olivia Cunningham, Treva Maynard, Mia Shaffer, and Dawson Welch
Grade 7:  Charlotte Austin-Keech, Jadyn Fleischman, and Brooke Voorhees
Grade 8:  Grace Ford, Mallory Goodliff, Laci Miller, Kael Parrish, and Scott Wylie
The opening reception will be held at the Regina A. Quick Center on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Please come out and support our artists!

Skills USA State Competition

Congratulations to OV Senior, Jade Huffman, for taking the gold medal in Restaurant Services at the Seneca Highlands IU9 Skills USA Competition!  As a result of her first place victory, Jade will travel to Hershey in April to participate in the State Competition.  This will be Jade’s second trip to the State Competition as she won the silver medal last year.  Congratulations, Jade and best of luck at States!

Teacher in the Workplace Grant

Oswayo Valley was named as a recipient of the Teachers in the Workplace Grant as announced by Governor Wolf!  $2.2 million dollars was awarded to 92 local education entities.  Funds will be used to expose students to workplace environments, college and career fairs, and internship opportunities for students to pursue after graduation at Oswayo Valley.  To read the article, please click on the link below.

Rural Regional College

Eligible high school juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA can take dual enrollment (Early Entry) classes at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) to earn college credits.
NPRC classes can be taken outside of normal school hours at convenient locations.  Each 3-credit class is $180.  First-year early entry students may enroll in a maximum of six (6) credits during their first term of enrollment and may enroll in a maximum of 12 credits each following term of enrollment.  Please contact the Guidance Office or admissions@rrcnpa.org to learn more about earning college credits with NPRC while in high school.
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant Associate degrees and certificates in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is proudly pursuing regional accreditation.
Please click on the links below for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following employment opportunities available.  For more information and to complete an online application, please visit the “Employment” tab on our website.

Substitute Employees for the 2019-20 school year in the following areas:

Cafeteria, Custodian, Instructional Aide, Nurse Assistant, Secretary, and Teacher

If you have any questions regarding these positions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.


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