A teacher at Owego Free Academy has left the classroom to head back to Afghanistan this week. Mike Oddo is a technology education teacher at OFA, but he also serves as Command Sergeant Major of the 365th Engineer Battalion of the United State Army... Read More.
The Owego Apalachin School District has finally received approval to begin construction on their new elementary school. After eighteen months of negotiating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the district received written confirmation from FEMA last week promising to fund 85 to 90 percent... Read More.
It was high school graduation weekend across the Southern Tier. Among the many districts, Owego Free Academy held their 140th Annual Commencement. The ceremony, broadcast on News Radio WEBO Saturday morning, graduated over 150 Seniors. They spent the morning reflecting on their experiences,... Read More.
The Owego-Apalachin School District added two more names to its Wall of Fame Wednesday evening. At last night's induction ceremony and dinner, Matthew Porcari and George Truesdail were honored. Porcari was a 1997 graduate of Owego Free Academy, and was a firefighter killed in... Read More.
Demolition of the Owego Elementary School began yesterday morning. The building was heavily damaged in the 2011 flood. The district hopes that its replacement will be completed in the same location, two years from now. Elementary students are currently being bused to... Read More.
It's a bittersweet day for the Owego community as demolition of the Owego Elementary School began this morning. The building, which was heavily damaged by the flood of September 2011, will be torn down to make way for a new building which the district... Read More.
Results are in, from the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition in Michigan. The team from Owego Free Academy placed 6th in the world. The team received an honorable mention, tying for 6th in a field of 54. The OFA team... Read More.
School budgets were voted on across New York State yesterday, and locally all of the proposed budgets passed. Every district proposed an increase in school tax, but the lowest was the Owego-Apalachin School district with only a 1% increase. Binghamton, Union-Endicott, and... Read More.
The Owego Apalachin School District is receiving more money from the state than originally expected. At Thursday night's board meeting, board members learned that the amount of state aid for the 2013-2014 budget has been increased by $870,000. Superintendent Dr. Bill Russell spoke of... Read More.
The Owego Free Academy Odyssey of the Mind team finished in 5th place at the state competition, but their creativity earned them a ticket to the world competition in Michigan next month. At the beginning of the year, Odyssey of the Mind teams are given... Read More.