The team of Kylie Grippen, Amanda Ramey, Carsten Crawford, Mia Hall and Carissa Chandler came in first place at the Broome-Tioga BOCES' Engineering Day 2021 competition. Hear from the team about their winning experience and see their Rube Goldberg Machine in action here: OAMS First Place Team - BT BOCES Engineering Day 2021 Video
Posted Friday, April 16, 2021
This scholarship is in memory of Abbey Mae Luffman who was a member of the OFA class of 2021. The intent of the ‘Abbey Mae Luffman Memorial Scholarship’ is to help others who have similar aspirations as Abbey; someone going into the medical/healthcare field. Owego Free Academy is officially announcing and releasing the scholarship today, February 22nd, Abbey’s birthday.
Posted Monday, February 22, 2021
The Owego Apalachin Central School District was recently recognized by Solution Tree as a 'Model PLC District'. The district’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. OACSD is one of just 22 school districts in the United States to receive this recognition.
Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Over the last eight months, teachers have been leading students through an unprecedented time. 12 News sat down with educators from different grade levels in the Windsor and Owego Apalachin school districts to hear how they have responded in a school year of uncertainty. WBNG spoke with Lorri Mars - 1st Grade AES, Trevor McCloe - 4th Grade OES, Stephanie Reardon - English OAMS and Laura Riley - Science OFA. See the video here: WBNG 12 News - Pandemic Academics: Teaching In 2020
Posted Friday, November 13, 2020
Senator Fred Akshar recognizes 5th Grader, Jenna McEvoy, from Owego Elementary School as the latest Akshar's All-Star. Jenna’s teachers, coaches and peers all recommended her for this award and in their recommendations two words kept coming up: “Leader” and “Humility.”Watch the Zoom call here: https://youtu.be/1_HHEJmgKcoWatch the Video here: https://youtu.be/eGjdc_7o-KA
Posted Thursday, October 29, 2020
The OA Music Department is proud to congratulate 5 outstanding student musicians on their acceptance into All State and All National level ensembles. Senior Jacob Dove will perform with the All National Modern Band on trombone. Seniors Kenndy Dyer-DeCator (alto 1) and Allison Welch (soprano 1) will sing with the Mixed Choir. For the second year, Jayden Ripic will represent OFA in the Wind Ensemble on French horn. Senior Jason Caldwell (percussion) is an alternate for the band.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020
When Owego Free Academy classes moved to remote instruction last Spring, OFA teacher, Sean Swider collaborated with the University of Michigan to utilize their role playing simulation tool ViewPoint to keep students engaged. Mr. Swider used ViewPoint, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation in collaboration with Liz Gerber, the Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. The tool allows users to build customized simulations with participants playing roles to learn problem-solving, collaboration, empathy, and communication skills.
Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Tioga Arts Council (TAC) member, Michael Husted and Van Horn Jewelers officially recognized Owego Free Academy (OFA) student, Alice Dang, as the winner of the first OFA Jewelry Design Challenge.
Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020