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How to learn Shakespeare: let me count the ways How to learn Shakespeare: let me count the ways
You can study a play by reading a script, or you can learn it another way. How about experiencing the work of art from the inside by actually being on stage? By actually playing a character? That was the option for a group of lucky Vikings. In June Mrs. Kalin’s 9th grade E L A students had a Shakespeare Day which included time on stage. It wasn’t a formal performance exactly: in class students had studied “Romeo and Juliet,” one of William Shakespeare’s most frequently staged plays, and they prepared scenes to act out with classmates on the M P R stage.  Read More
Mrs. Lori Youngs, 6th grade teacher, named the DCMO BOCES 2019 Library Support Staff of the Year Mrs. Lori Youngs, 6th grade teacher, named the DCMO BOCES 2019 Library Support Staff of the Year
The D C M O B O C E S 2019 Library Support Staff of the Year recognition was awarded to an Otselic Valley 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Lori Youngs. She was nominated by Mrs. Julie Hammer, our school librarian, who noted how effectively and persistently Mrs. Youngs keeps reading central to her classroom. "She is a collaborator...we have spent many hours discussing units, digging deeper into curriculum, and finding resources to support student learning."  Read More
Board of Education changes follow annual reorganizational meeting Board of Education changes follow annual reorganizational meeting
At the Otselic Valley Central School District Board of Education reorganizational meeting held July 1, the annual swearing-in took place, and the Board made decisions about board composition and committee structure for 2019/2020. Paul O’Connor was elected Board President, and Diane Smith was elected Vice-President. The newly elected Board member, Betty Robinson, took the oath of office. Gail Burpee was also sworn in as next year’s District Clerk. Additionally, Georgia Gonzalez was appointed by board majority vote to a 11-month appointment for the board seat vacated by Mark Swayze.  Read More
Board members Foster and Wood recognized by the N Y S S B A Board members Foster and Wood recognized by the N Y S S B A
At the final Board of Education meeting of the 2018-2019 year, outgoing member Jeremy Foster and current member Brian Wood were both awarded Certificates of Recognition from the New York State School Boards Association (N Y S S B A)  for their efforts to continually expand their governance knowledge and skills. Mr. Foster earned the Board Master Award--Level 3 award, and Mr. Wood earned the Board Achievement Award. Both awards reflect accumulated points for participating in N Y S S B A training activities include the board officers academy, state-mandated training, legal conferences, and/or custom board retreats.  Read More
Otselic Valley again hosts the Summer Food Service Program: FREE breakfast and lunch for ANY child age 18 and under Otselic Valley again hosts the Summer Food Service Program: FREE breakfast and lunch for ANY child age 18 and under
The Otselic Valley Central School Distric announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (S F S P).  From July 8, 2019 through August 22, 2019, ANY child age 18 years and under can eat without charge. Breakfast will be served 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM, and lunch will be served 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM. Please note that meals will be served Monday through Friday each week the program is available, although the last day of the program at Otselic Valley is Thursday, August 22, 2019.  Read More
Smith, O'Connor recognized at Scholar Recognition Partnership event Smith, O'Connor recognized at Scholar Recognition Partnership event
Otselic Valley was one of 41 schools participating in the Business and Education Scholar Recognition Partnership Program and banquet held at SUNY Oneonta in May. The program, which is supported by major sponsors including NBT Bank, enhances relationships between the business community, schools, and institutions of higher and continuing education while recognizing outstanding achievement by a member of the graduating class and a mentor chosen by the student. This year's recipients from Otselic Valley were Brynley Smith and Mrs. Carolina O'Connor.
 
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Chenango County Dairy Princesses from O V
Congratulations to the newly crowned Chenango County Dairy Princess Paige Warren, the Chenango County Alternate Dairy Princess Cassie Agren, and the Chenango County Dairy Ambassadors Peyton and Skyler Graham. Their jobs are to promote the dairy industry and dairy products by speaking to school and public groups. Crowning occurred at the annual banquet held in Norwich on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Almost half of the Chenango County Dairy Court are Otselic Valley students! 

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Cameron wins the Scripps National Spelling Competition at Otselic Valley
Cameron wins the Scripps National Spelling Competition at Otselic Valley
In an exciting (yes!) 17 rounds, Cameron Bartlett won the spelling bee followed by first runner up Jacob Bunting and 2nd runner up Carlie Golden. Cameron will participate in the Regional Spelling Bee Competition on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at SUNY Oneonta, Goodrich Theater. Congratulations everyone, and good luck Cameron! (Photo, L-R: Carlie, Jacob, Cameron) 

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