Congratulations to Conner Ossont, Silver Medalist in the 2021 SkillsUSA Virtual State Competition! Eight students from the DCMO BOCES Norwich campus along with students from other BOCES campuses participated in a high-stakes, skill-measuring Career & Technical Education competition that normally takes place in person over 3 days. This year, Conner had two hours to build in the Carpentry competition. He was recorded with a clock running in the background, and his work was judged from the video. Contestants are judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret blueprints, workmanship, safety and the proper use of tools/equipment/materials, and more.
Posted Thursday, May 13, 2021
At the National Honor Society ceremony at Otselic Valley on May 11, 2021, the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from the Class of 2021 were announced: Morgan Smith and Payton Guernsey, respectively. Congratulations!
Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Drivers Education is expected to be offered at Otselic Valley this summer. Interested students should contact Ms. DeRusso no later than June 1, 2021 so we can assess class size and work with participants on scheduling. Drivers Ed will be limited to 16 students from Otselic Valley at this time. Students age 16 and older are eligible, but seniors, followed by juniors and then sophomores, will be given priority.
Posted Friday, May 7, 2021
The OVCS Proposed Budget Newsletter 2021-2022 is available at several locations on our website (click here, and attached) and on district social media. Additional information is available on the 2021-2022 Annual Budget Information Page. The budget vote and election will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 between the hours of noon and 9 pm at the polling place for district residents: Otselic Valley School Building, 125 County Road 13A, South Otselic, NY. (Please wear a mask.) Two candidates are running for two seats on the Board of Education: Greg Brown and Andy Collins. Whichever candidate gets the most votes will commence the 5-year term; the second candidate will commence the 2-year term. Bios are provided.
Posted Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The annual Duck Derby to benefit the Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association (O V F H A) and the Otselic Valley F F A has been run, and we have three winners! Thanks to a new collaboration between OV’s FFA chapter and the OVFHA, the number of derby ducks sponsored by participants doubled in 2021. After cash prizes are distributed, the balance will be shared between the OVFHA and FFA to benefit their respective programs. So, whose ducks are the winners? You will have to wait till Saturday, May 15 beginning at 9 am to learn winners’ names and see a video, courtesy of OV FFA, of the derby on the virtual event’s website. Visit www.ovfish.org to enjoy a full slate of programming for the 12th annual Fishing & Heritage Day 2021, including the premier of “My Dear Chester,” an original play about Grace Brown performed by OV Senior Morgan Smith.
Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Otselic Valley Seniors Raymond Anderson and Ryan Reisdorf were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony held at the DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus. They joined a select group of students in the Career and Technical Education programs at BOCES who were together recognized for their commitment to excellence, academic achievement, and character. Our warmest congratulations are extended to these exemplary students. Their future is bright.
Posted Monday, May 3, 2021
Who from Otselic Valley Central School would be a good role model for current students? Which former staff members and/or graduates have lived with distinction and service? Who would you like to nominate for the Otselic Valley Wall of Fame? Since 2006, a Wall of Fame has been growing in an effort to "strengthen and add distinction to the memory of the staff and students of the Otselic Valley Central School." Many in our community have served our school well, and it is an honor to remember their legacies via an expanding wall of plaques in a main school hallway. Learn more about the selection process, previous inductees, and the nomination form (also available in the district office) here. Nominations for the 2021 Wall of Fame induction are due MONDAY, MAY 3. Induction of the next member(s) of the Otselic Valley Wall of Fame is expected to take place during the June 26, 2021 Commencement Ceremony.
Posted Monday, April 26, 2021
It's been a long time, but a Mask-querade is coming! Thanks to revised guidance about COVID-19 for large gatherings and creative flexibility by Otselic Valley, there will be an OV Prom on June 5, including an After-Prom event. The “2020’s Roaring ‘Mask’querade" Junior-Senior Prom will take place at Raimo’s Ranch followed by After-Prom at the Bowling Barn, both in Cincinnatus. Prom organizers have their work cut out for them, beginning with costs. A long pandemic prevented fundraising that would have supported these traditional events. Instead, donations by businesses, organizations, and individuals can help fill the fundraising short-fall needed to help pay for costs: the venues, prom decorations, crowns, refreshments, a DJ service for Prom, and prizes for the After-Prom celebration.
Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021