OESJ JR/SR HS Monthly Newsletter
From the Desk of Mr. Warren........
The preparation of our winter extracurricular teams has been a welcoming distraction from this unique year. They are making the best of their chance to perform at a high level and make us proud. I am confident they're ready to reboot and start to prepare for what's next.
As a football coach, I always saw being a teacher as one of my most privileged responsibilities. Teachers teach in many different ways; the things we’re able to explain as a coach go way beyond the books. There's an absolute uniqueness about coaching though; you're ready to have an interaction with a student over a two-year period and possibly more at times. The relationship changes when they graduate, but it will continue forever.
The things our coaches teach are dynamic. They relate to technical aspects of the game, and the physical components in fundamentals of the production. The mental process of preparation in execution is vital to the process. As our young students mature they develop a physical and mental aptitude that enables them to perform at their maximum level. Our students are continually improving their ability to become “students of the game.”
Students are not always willing to submit to the learning process, and this is often impacted solely because of their young age. Our students have a lot going on in their lives. They work to find out who and what they are as people. They come to us with a variety of habits that are related to the process of learning about life. They also have certain things that are obstacles when it comes to dealing with those of us who have just a little more experience than they do.
The students we have in our extracurricular programs and all around us work very hard and develop as they go through those programs. Students will be confronted with many obstacles along the way, and at times one of the most significant barriers they must overcome is their ego. We all have one, and in all programs ego is inclusive. If they didn’t have an ego, they wouldn’t have success.
I think our teachers and coaches do a great job of letting our students know that if they believe that this is hard, wait until life hits them. The challenges they are confronted with will always pay them dividends far beyond the court, stage, or field. The best will always have a passion for learning and the realization that we are all works in progress.
It was great to see our senior parents be able to come out and support our Boys Basketball Team for Senior Night. Although they may have fallen short of a win, I am sure that they are learning from the challenges that they were confronted with throughout their season. Senior Night will happen again for our Girls Basketball Team on Monday, March 8, 2021.
OESJ Boys Varsity Senior Night
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
3/3/21- Board of Education Meeting at the Elementary school.
3/14/21-Daylight Savings Time Begins
Hybrid Cohort Schedule
From the Guidance Office
- The 25 week marking period ends on March 5, 2021.
The ASVAB test is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 11th, 2021at 8:15am in the gym. This exam is being offered to 10th graders. All 10th graders received a google form requesting a response about taking the test. Any 11th or 12th graders who have not taken the ASVAB test and are interested, please let the Guidance Office know asap. The ASVAB is an aptitude test that estimates your capacity for academic and vocational endeavors.
- Seniors need to be applying for the scholarships that have been posted on the Guidance Office classroom, Naviance, and the OESJ website. If you are a senior and you have received acceptance letters from colleges, please bring it to the Guidance Office so we can make a copy for your file..
Juniors planning to take the SAT's this spring should register soon at www.collegeboard.org. May 8 and June 5 are the final two test dates this school year. The registration deadlines are the beginning of April and the beginning of the May, respectively.