The track at OFA is now open to the public seven days per week from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no cost!
The Alan Krause Citizenship Award is presented annually to an outstanding boy and girl from the freshman class who have demonstrated the qualities of loyalty, responsibility and respect for themselves, their school and fellow students. The award is presented by Mrs. Jacolyn Krause in honor of her husband. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Julia Ives, Lily Norman, and Andrew Bertram!
Mrs. Ladouceur’s Latin American Studies class recently completed a three-day Model Organization of American States Conference at SUNY Plattsburgh. The students researched their assigned countries and issues of concern in the western hemisphere during the second semester and then researched, wrote resolutions, and debated their solutions at the conference. Nine school districts participated in the conference with a total of twelve delegations representing Latin American and Caribbean nations. It was a great conference and a wonderful experience for all students and staff at the Model.
Mr. Dwyer's 1st grade class teamed up with Mrs. Woods 5th grade class to plant some vegetables that they could take home and grow!
Come support the OFA Boys' Varsity Larosse Team!
The Annual VanDusen Track Meet is this weekend!
REMINDER! The 2023-24 school budget vote will take place Tuesday, May 17th in the Edgar A. Newell II Memorial Golden Dome from NOON-9:00PM. Get out and VOTE!
The Blue Devils Trap Team will be holding a bottle drive on May 20th from 9am-12pm. We will happily pick up bottles from your home or you can drop bags off at the dome parking lot between 9am-12pm.
Please note that the US History Regents Exam is scheduled for Thursday, June 1 at 8 am. This administration exam date is earlier than the normal Regents exams due to the new framework. All juniors currently enrolled in US History 11 will be taking this Regents exam on this date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our HS Office or Guidance Office via email or telephone at 393-0900 ext. 31912 or 31926.
The Annual James Pinkerton Varsity Baseball Tournament is this Saturday!
Tomorrow is opening day of our Spring Art Show!
Save the Dates!
The OCSD Jr. Band & Chorus Spring Concert will be held at 6 p.m. in the auditorium on May 9. The Sr. Band, Chorus and Jazz Rock Ensemble will have their Spring Concert at 6 p.m. in the auditorium on May 10.
The track at O.F.A. will be open to the public beginning May 1, 2023! The track will be available for public use Monday-Friday from 6-8 a.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
During the summer, hours will be extended.
Our Varsity Cheerleaders will be competing in the NYSPHSAA Competitive Cheerleading Championships on Saturday March 4, 2023, at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY.
This is a NYSPHSAA cashless event (credit/debit card) through GoFan. Tickets can be purchased at the following link:
Tickets may also be purchased at the site with a debit/credit card.
Last night, our Boys’ Varsity Hockey team and St. Lawrence Central played a Hockey vs. Cancer game in the Golden Dome. This game, while a victory for our boys, was also a success in a much greater way.
The game, which ended in a 6-2 win for OFA, was arranged as a way to raise money for the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center at Claxton Hepburn Hospital. Funds were raised via 50/50 Raffle, Chuck-A-Puck, private donations, and a t-shirt sale coordinated by Misty & Justin Fishel of QT Laser in Ogdensburg.
In addition to fundraising, this game had a deep, meaningful impact on everyone involved. To start the game, OFA Hockey team members honored two school community members, Mr. Pete Amo and Mr. Lonnie Shippee, with a “Sticks Up” tribute. Mr. Amo, a bus driver in the district, had undergone a procedure at the hospital earlier in the day but was still able to make a short appearance for the game. Mr. Shippee, an English teacher in the district, was able to watch the game, which ended with a special surprise.
As a tradition, after each home game, the hockey team gathers in the locker room to name a Player of the Game. The winner is presented with an OFA hard hat, and a chain necklace. The OFA Hockey team honored their two special guests by awarding them the Player of the Game in last night’s locker room ceremony.
We are so proud of the students involved in the planning and execution of this event, and grateful for the OFA Key Club, district staff, and community members who helped to make it possible. Our school community has a way of coming together for those in need, and we could not be prouder to be Blue Devils today.
Our very own Jessica Harman was recently featured by Channel 7 News as an Arts All-Star. Jessica, pictured with Ms. Sara Pabis, is a Senior at OFA and is passionate about music in her daily life.
Jessica hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian after she graduates but plans to keep her love for music alive and well.
You can watch Jessica's full interview here: https://www.wwnytv.com/2023/01/06/arts-all-star-jessica-harmon/
As we approach the start of our winter break on Friday, December 23, I would like to thank staff, students, and their families for a successful start to the 2022-23 school year. The constant buzz and excitement of academic and extracurricular activities have finally returned in full swing, and we are looking forward to all of the good things to come in 2023.
Please take good care of yourselves and your loved ones over this winter break. We look forward to seeing students and staff back in our hallways in the new year on Tuesday, January 3.
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season.
Kevin K. Kendall
Superintendent of Schools
The Ogdensburg City School District will be closed today, Friday, December 16, 2022, due to inclement weather.
Thursday 12/15/2022; Annual Ben Cordwell Girls' Basketball Tournament
In anticipation of poor weather conditions, we have made some changes to the tournament schedule for this evening.
JV OFA (white) versus Norwood-Norfolk (dark) at 5:00 p.m.
JV Hammond (white) versus Madrid-Waddington (dark) at 6:30 p.m.
Varsity Hammond (white) versus M-W (dark) 5:00 p.m.
Varsity OFA (white) versus N-N (dark) 6:30 p.m.
All schools will have games at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Hammond and M-W will have their varsity (5:00 p.m.) play before their JV teams (6:30 p.m.)