Mission Statement:

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

SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION CHANGED TO

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M.

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OV BASEBALL TEAM CLINCHES DISTRICT TITLE

The Green Wave crashed over Clarion today in St. Mary’s winning 10-0 to clinch the District Championship!  Way to go team!  We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming State Championship games!

baseball

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MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

April students of the month

Oswayo Valley is proud to announce April’s Students of the Month – representing the High School is John Post and Emma Gross receives the nomination for Middle School.

John is the grandson of Tom and Marcia Lamar.  He is in the 10th grade and likes to participate in Basketball, Band, Special Olympics and 4-H.  In fact, John, who is the president of his 4-H club, was recently honored for his 4-H service project with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.  John’s project was to assemble backpacks for the children of military personnel being deployed.  Math and Reading are his favorite subjects and in the future, John hopes to gain employment at the local Shop-n-Save.  John had the following advice for his classmates:  “Work hard, get your work done and have fun…but not too much fun!”  When asked about John, Mrs.  Thompson said “John is a very persistent individual who always keeps trying at anything that is thrown at him. He gets along well with his peers and is eager to help others who need it.”

Emma is the daughter of Cody and Nedra Gross.  She is in the seventh grade and enjoys participating in Volleyball, playing her saxophone in Band as well as playing flute and violin on the side, and 4-H.   Emma’s favorite subject is Math.  Mr. Cummings, her Math teacher, had this to say about Emma:  “Emma is an extremely hard worker, who tackles even the toughest of tasks with energy and a desire to do her very best. She knows when it is time to work, but also when it is time to have a little fun. Her wit and humor add an extra dimension to the class. Keep up the great work Emma!”  Emma is very interested in the medical field and plans to make that her future career.  Emma had this advice for her classmates: “Don’t procrastinate and get your work done.”

Congratulations John and Emma!  We are proud of your accomplishments!  Keep up the great work!

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2015-16 SPORTS SIGN-UPS 

Please visit http://ovathletics.weebly.com/sports-sign-ups.html to sign up today.

The last day to sign up is Friday, May 8, 2015.

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BASKETBALL/TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS

We are pleased to announce that the basketball/tennis court renovations are now in progress.  The new courts will replace the old ones at the present location on Oswayo Street. The projected date of completion is the end of summer. This project is funded by the Norton Foundation, Oswayo Valley Educational Foundation, and the Oswayo Valley School District. Upon completion, the community will have two new basketball courts. One of the courts will be dual purpose with markings and setup for tennis. The new surface will be concrete.  Thanks to all who are helping to make this project a reality!

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MAINTENANCE MANAGER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

At their March 9, 2015 meeting, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Mr. Steve Bell as Maintenance Manager for retirement purposes effective August 21, 2015.

Mr. Bell joined the OV staff in November of 2006.  He is a huge asset to the District and will be greatly missed by all.  When asked what he will miss most about OV, Mr. Bell said “definitely my friends”, but he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife and helping his friends and family.  He already has a long list of things to do!  We thank Mr. Bell for his outstanding service to the District and congratulate him on his retirement!

As a result of Mr. Bell’s resignation, the District is currently seeking qualified applicants for this position.  Interested individuals should select the “Employment”  tab on our website and complete an online application.  Any questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.

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OSWAYO VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ZERO-BASED BUDGETING FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

As the district moves forward in uncertain financial times, a zero based budget resolution was passed by the Oswayo Valley School Board on Monday November 10, 2014. With costs continuing to rise, enrollment decreasing and funding from the state stagnant, the board felt that taking a zero based budget approach  was the right thing to do for the 2015-16 budget. A copy of this resolution is attached below. The board is committed to offering a solid education program and maximizing every dollar in every area is of utmost importance in times like this.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this process.
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OSWAYO VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2015-18
The Oswayo Valley School District’s Comprehensive Planning Committee completed work on the school district’s new Comprehensive Plan for 2015-2018. Twenty-seven (27) people worked together over the course of the past eight (8) months to complete this plan. The plan must now be on review by the public for the next thirty  (30) days prior to submission to the state for their review and approval. Should you have any comments or suggestions with regard to the plan, please contact the Superintendent via email at tbrown@oswayo.com.

Oswayo Valley SD Comprehensive Plan 2015- 2018

Oswayo Valley School District 2013