Exciting News! In addition to receiving the Studio to Schools grant, Oaklea will be
one of five middle schools in Lane County to receive a shared $2.2
million of Federal government funding for the Arts. This is called the "ArtCore" grant.
ArtCore is an immersive studio-to-school arts integration project that will be implemented in five Lane County middle schools. In collaboration with Lane Arts Council, the University of Oregon, and participating districts, ArtCore will bring new, creative and collaborative opportunities to teachers and students. With a significant research component, ArtCore will help deepen our collective understanding about creativity, the arts, and teaching and learning at the middle school level.
The funding will be combined with the Studio to Schools grant money, and will encompass four to five years of art for Oaklea Middle School students!
We would like to thank Ross Anderson, from the Educational Policy Improvement Center, Liora Sponko, Executive Director of the Lane Arts Council, and the rest of the team at Lane Arts for their help in writing the proposal for the ArtCore grant and highlighting the features that will make Oaklea an excellent candidate to receive the funding. Brian Young, Principal of Oaklea Middle School, reports that he is tremendously excited to see how the arts enrichment funding will strengthen student creativity, critical thinking, and engagement in classroom study. Studio to Schools and ArtCore will combine to truly benefit all students at Oaklea.
Important Dates, Information »
JCHS - 10:15am, Rm. 116
College Rep Visitation
Northwest Christian University
TES - Harvest Festival
Daylight Savings Time Ends
JCHS - Winter Sports Sign-up
TES - Life touch Picture Retakes
JCHS - Site Council Meeting, 3:30pm
LES - Life touch Picture Retakes
No School - Veterans Day Holiday
OMS - Book Fair
Taste of Territorial at Long Tom Grange
JCHS - Winter Sports Practices Begin
1.5 Hour Late Start Day
OMS - 5th /6th Grade Fun Night
School Board Meeting, 6pm
End of First Trimester
No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
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February is CTE Month!
JCHS has a great collection of elective offerings including a full music and art programs (K-12), business, and culinary arts. We are also partnering to provide a healthcare careers pathway program which includes college credit and an LCC-issued health occupations certificate for entry level medical work and an edge for admission to competitive nursing programs.
JCHS was awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant from the Oregon Department of Education for $495,280! This project will improve hands-on opportunities for kids starting in the 2014-15 school year.
The project in a nutshell: The Welding shop moves into the old auto shop, more than doubling facility size and equipment inventory. New machining equipment will include a CNC mill and CNC plasma table. A CNC router table will be added to the adjacent woodshop, and our drafting room will be fully equipped with computers, CAD software, modeling tables, a large format printer and a 3D printer.
Yet, facility upgrades are only the beginning. Core academic teachers will bring CTE learning into their classrooms, adding familiarity and focus to the value of our professional programs. We expect JCHS graduates to have the competitive skills to pursue higher education or enter the workforce directly in the fields of manufacturing, engineering and architecture.
Plans are developing to being a Skills USA chapter. This student entrepreneurship program will allow students to hone their skills for Woods, Metals, Drafting, and Culinary competition.
JCHS would like to thank our industry partners: Lane Community College, OSU Engineering, gLAs Architects, Willamette Valley Company, Knudtson Manufacturing, the Cabinet Factory, NW Stamping & Precision, JAS Industrial, Bulk Handling Systems, and Western Pneumatics.