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."

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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THE APRIL 23, 2015 BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.  

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MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

March Students of the Month

Oswayo Valley is proud to announce March’s Students of the Month – representing the High School is Brian Gilroy and Daniel Rossborough receives the nomination for the Middle School.

Brian is the son of Diane Gilroy and Steve Gilroy.  He is a senior this year and plans to attend Messiah College in the fall with a major in Computer Information Science.  Brian participates in multiple activities, both in and out of school.  A few of his activities are Band, Chorus, Show Choir, Church Activities, Golf and having fun with computers.  Math is Brian’s favorite subject.  Some words of advice to his fellow students are “Be on time and on task.”  Although Brian didn’t mention it himself, Brian has been an integral part of the technology department here at Oswayo Valley.  He has assisted in things ranging from computer troubleshooting to controlling the audio equipment for various events.  Mr. Smith said “The music department is lucky to have a hard working student like Brian!”  Congratulations Brian!  We are proud of all of your accomplishments and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Daniel is the son of Michael and Stephanie Rossborough.  He is in the sixth grade and enjoys spending his time participating in Special Olympics, drawing, painting and helping others.  Daniel’s favorite subjects are Keyboarding and Art.  Daniel recently won the 2015 Special Olympics’ T-shirt Award.  This year’s t-shirt will showcase Daniel’s drawing and his name.  The shirts will be green in honor of O.V.’s school colors. Mrs. Thompson had this to say about Daniel; “Daniel is a perfectionist who works hard to do his best on his work.  He will try his best even if the task is difficult.”  Congratulations Daniel and keep up the great work!  We are proud of all of your accomplishments!

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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

The Oswayo School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the vacant Superintendent position that is available at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Our current enrollment is approximately 438 (Pre-K-12) with an annual budget of $7.7 million.

Applicants must possess a PA Letter of Eligibility and have strong executive skills, knowledge of current educational trends in curriculum and finance, and positive communication skills in relating well with students, staff, parents, and the community.  Salary is based upon training and experience.

Interested applicants may contact Sandy Vossler at the Seneca Highlands IU9 for application information and an application packet.  She may be reached at 814-887-5512 or by email at svossler@iu9.org.

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OV HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED FOR

REGINA A. QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS JURIED HIGH SCHOOL SHOW

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The following students submitted pieces for consideration and were selected to be a part of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts juried high school show.  The jurors complimented OV and said our students were “consistently of a high quality.”

Twelfth Grade – Marie Bauder, Chantal Cook,

Kayla Keech, Sara McGee, Virginia Olds

Eleventh Grade – Jaymie Bennett and Jillian Wichert

Tenth Grade – Sarah Malogrino and Hannah Metcalf

Ninth Grade – Emilee Andress and Tricia Gallagher

An opening ceremony was held at the Quick Center on March 11, 2015.  Congratulations to all of our students!

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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