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."

 MANDATORY PARENT MEETING FOR SENIOR CLASS TRIP

There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all senior class students who will be going on the Senior Class Trip.  The meeting will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the MSHS.   If you have any questions, please contact the office at 260-1701 or email Mrs. Kathy Cook (kcook@oswayo.com) or Ms. Rebecca Smith (rsmith@oswayo.com).

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OV Splash March 2017

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NORTH PENN WOODS GOLF LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM

Oswayo Valley Junior, Nathan Prouty is shown displaying the plaque he received for being selected to the North Penns Woods Golf League All-Star Team.  Nathan was consistently the low scorer for the Oswayo Valley team.  He was also selected to advance to the District 9 Tournament held in St. Marys.  Congratulations Nathan!

(Photo courtesy of Mrs. Amy Unverdorben)

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ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY FOR ONLY $5 DOWN

There is still time to order your 2017 Oswayo Valley Yearbook!  If you have not placed your order and would like to do so, please see Mrs. Poirier in the High School.  The cost for the yearbook is $51, but for only $5 down you can order your yearbook today.  Final payment will be due prior to distribution.  You may also order the yearbook online at jostens.com, however, full payment will be required to place your order.  Be sure to reserve your copy today!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. COOK AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM FOR 

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHY AWARD FOR THE DREAM IT, DO IT COMPETITION!

DREAM IT, DO IT

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 TNORTH TIER LEAGUE BASKETBALL ALL-STAR TEAM

Oswayo Valley Junior Theo Henry and Senior Garret Babcock have been selected to the North Tier League basketball all-star team. These two students join eight other players from throughout the league as members of the team. Congratulations to both Theo and Garret on a very successful season!

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2017 WesternPAFOOTBALL.net ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Six Oswayo Valley students that were members of the Otto-Eldred football team have been notified that they have been selected to the 2017 WesternPAFootball.net All-Academic Team.  Senior Grant West was selected to the Gold Team for having a GPA of 4.0 or higher.  Senior Garrett Babcock and Junior Maverick Waterman were selected to the Silver Team for having a GPA between 3.5 and 3.9.  Senior Greg Estes, Junior Gage Babcock, and Sophomore Michael Vandergrift were selected for having a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49.  The selection to a team covering the entire western half of the state of Pennsylvania is a terrific accomplishment for our student athletes.  Congratulations to all of these young men!
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OSWAYO VALLEY CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA
The Oswayo Valley School District joined the National Education Association in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Read Across America.  Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd – Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books to celebrate reading (NEA, 2017).

 

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the Oswayo Valley community and family members that read to our students this week.  Thank you for supporting our schools, teachers, and students.  We can’t do it without you!

 

Superintendent Dr. Michele S. Hartzell with Mrs. Bryant’s Kindergarten students
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FOUR ARTISTS SELECTED FOR ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL JURIED EXHIBITION
AT THE REGINA A. QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT ST. BONAVENTURE
We are pleased to announce that four (4) students have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University for the High School Juried Exhibition.  The four were selected from over 300 entries by other area schools.  Congratulations go out to Olivia Jandrew, Sarah Malogrino, Rebecca Miller, and Karina West! An opening reception was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Quick Center.
Congratulations once again to our artists!
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 2017 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART SURPASSES GOAL AND RAISES $5,100
$43,000 RAISED SINCE 2004 
In February the Oswayo Valley Elementary Gym was a symphony of sounds from the rhythmic sound of pounding feet,  swishing ropes, and children laughing and counting jumps.  For the 12th year, OV students observed the American Heart Association’s JUMP ROPE For HEART.  Ms. April Mashensic, Phys. Ed Teacher, incorporates the program into her curriculum promoting wellness and healthy life styles. All students PreK-Grade 5 participate in the jumping, but only Grades 3, 4, and 5 are the Heart Heroes; a name given to those who voluntarily raise funds for AHA.  This year’s total of $5,100 was the highest collection for a single year since the program began.
This project is ideal for elementary students.  Students learn about heart health, inexpensive exercise options, and how funding can be raised for the worthwhile research conducted through AHA.  Amazingly, students also become ambassadors for the cause as they speak about the benefits to those who support them.
Wellness practices are important lessons for young people as they learn to make decisions for themselves. Learning about the hazards of smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise should have a positive impact on their life long choices and personal habits.
This year’s challenge by the American Heart Association was to join the ZOO CREW with token key chains being awarded to fund raisers.  Each chain had an animal that expressed helpful hints such as ‘Avoid Sugary Beverages’; ‘Eat More Vegetables’; and ‘Be More Physically Active’.
A celebration party was held after school on Friday, February 10 at Good Times in Olean. The cost of the rewards event was underwritten by the Elementary Parent Teachers Organization.
In its 12 years of existence, the program has grown and has become a tradition for intermediate grade level students.  It has become a right-of-passage event.  The Oswayo Valley Community can share with great pride, the accomplishments of the students and Ms. Mashensic in this worthwhile charitable event.
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      UPCOMING TESTING
 
For a complete list of testing dates, please click on the link below.
 
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Vision, Mission, and Shared Values

Vision, Mission, and Shared Values
Oswayo Valley School District 2013