Gonzales, a native of Junction City, Ore., was selected on the basis of academic excellence, character, leadership and service experience. He will receive an annual scholarship of $8,000 for his remaining years of college, along with ongoing mentoring and the ability to attend annual conferences with Kemper Scholars from across the country.
Gonzales will attend a conference in Chicago in August to meet other Kemper Scholars and discuss their experiences with the program. The following summer, he will intern for a Chicago nonprofit company — choosing from a selection of museums, public radio stations, theaters and other organizations.
During the summer of his junior year, Gonzales will intern at a for-profit company of his choosing, and has the potential to travel abroad.
Each year, 18 students are chosen for the Kemper Scholars Program. Willamette University is one of 16 schools allowed to nominate students for the opportunity.
Oregon Battle of the Books
The Oregon Battle of the Books is a great program that supports and promotes reading. The sections are divided into grades 3-5, 6-8 and high school. Each grade level has sixteen books that are on the reading list. In February we had a district competition held at Oaklea. Our grades 3-5 competed against Oaklea, Laurel and Territorial. Becky Smith was in charge of the Laurel group, Rebecca Carmichael for Territorial and Sherrene Kulm and Carol Davis for Oaklea's group. All students that participated in OBOB took part in the Battle. Oaklea's band played Eye of the Tiger as students arrived. Parents and siblings were invited to attend and chairs were assembled in Oaklea's small gym. The teams are divided into groups of four with one alternate. Teams were asked eight "In which book" questions and eight content questions. Points are kept through out the competition and totals added at the end. The top team in each group grade level continues on to compete at the regional level. Grade 3-5 regionals were held at North Eugene High School. Grades 6-8 regionals were held at North Eugene High School. Our Oaklea grades 6-8 made it to the "Sweet sixteen" before being eliminated. We are very proud of all partcipants this year. All students read many books and were great competitors.
Tell us how we can improve our schools! The School District is working with the community to identify needed facility improvements to continue to ensure that our schools are safe, healthy, efficient and cost-effective. The District will build on an initial study of facility improvement needs completed in 2007 and 2008 to identify the most appropriate combination of enhancements. Your ideas are essential to ensuring this process reflects the goals of parents, families and other District residents. Please complete this brief survey to tell us which types of improvements are most important to you. Thanks for helping us with this important effort! Click Here for Survey
For more information on the Facilities Steering Committe, Please visit the FSC web page at: http://www.junctioncity.k12.or.us/fsc.html
School Board Meeting, 6pm
LES - Music Performances, 7pm
JCHS Career Fair, 8-12pm (Modified Bell Schedule)
LES - Walk-a-Thon (Outdoor School)
No School - Teacher Work Day (Daycare Closed)
No School - Memorial Day
LES - Outdoor School (4th Grade)
LES - Swimming Week for 1-3rd Grade
JCHS - Senior (Class of 2013) Dessert, 7pm in the Cafeteria