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."

VOTING NOW OPEN FOR DREAM IT, DO IT
Voting is now open for the Dream It, Do It competition.  Mrs. Cook and the middle school team worked very hard with community partner GFS to produce this awesome video.  You can vote as many times as you would like up to midnight on Friday, March 24th.   Great job team!  Click on the link below to view the video and please be sure to share it with your friends and family.  Don’t forget to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
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NORTH 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 
This past week 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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GARRET BABCOCK SELECTED TO PLAY IN BIG 30 BASKETBALL SENIOR CLASSIC
Oswayo Valley Senior, Garret Babcock, is shown receiving his notification of selection to play in the 3rd Annual Big 30 Basketball Senior Classic from Mr. Bill Howard, Director of Activities.
The game will be played on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Portville High School in Portville, NY.  There will be a girls game starting at 4:00 p.m. and the boys game will start at 6:00 p.m.  These games pit graduating seniors from New York State and Pennsylvania and is similar to the Big 30 Football All-Star Game which is played every in August.  All proceeds from these games go to the Big 30 Scholarship Fund.
Garret is the 4th Oswayo Valley athlete over the years to be selected to play in this prestigious event.  The Oswayo Valley community wishes to congratulate Garret on this honor!
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  TWELVE ARTISTS SELECTED FOR ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL JURIED EXHIBITION
AT THE REGINA A. QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT ST. BONAVENTURE
Ms. Lynzie Rinamon, MSHS Art Teacher, recently submitted twelve pieces of art created by our Middle School students to The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure for consideration in the annual Middle School Juried Exhibition.  We are excited to announce that all twelve pieces were selected by a panel of judges and will be hung in the Quick Center “alongside some of the best artwork produced in our region”, according to Ludwig Brunner, Executive Director.  The artwork was selected from entries from several other schools in our area.  The exhibition opening was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. with a reception in the atrium of the Quick Center at 6:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Allie Bechelli, Derrek Bickel, Alyssa Frair,  Breanna Hagans, Karielle Johnston, Hailey Learn, Jillian Maurer, Shiloh Mehl, Makenzie Mesler, Paris Siebert, Hayden Skiver, and Rachael Taylor!
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     UPCOMING TESTING
 
For a complete list of testing dates, please click on the link below.
 
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SCHOOL BOARD SEAT VACANCY

The Oswayo Valley School District has a Board seat vacancy in Region I, Ceres/North Sharon Townships.  Anyone who resides in the above mentioned townships who wishes to be considered to fill the vacant seat should submit a letter of interest, resume, and verification of residency to the Oswayo Valley School District, Attn: Dr. Michele S. Hartzell, Superintendent, 277 S. Oswayo Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.  Letters of interest must be submitted to the District Office by April 3, 2017.  The current seat is available immediately and is set to go on the ballot in the 2017 election.  Applicants will be contacted at a later date as to when they should appear in front of the Board to be considered for the vacant seat.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman or Mrs. Jackie Fosmer in the District Office at 814-260-1700.

Vision, Mission, and Shared Values

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