JCHS College bound students exceeded the state and national averages on the 2017 ACT. In addition, students were more likely to reach important ACT college readiness benchmarks and surpassed state scores in all 5 areas of study.
JCHS Yearbook Takes First Place!
This summer five JCHS students and their advisor Liz Henderson attended Yearbooks Northwest yearbook camp on the campus of Willamette University. Mariah Evans, Lili Hernandez, Jessica Puderbaugh, Carley Webster and Alli Bedacht spent three days learning from national yearbook experts on the areas of design, concept, writing, editing, photography and more. The culmination of the camp was the creation of a theme package to be used for the 2017-2018 yearbook. Out of 32 schools present from Oregon, Washington and California our students took first place earning the Outstanding Theme Package award!
Oaklea Middle School Awarded
Don't Quit Fitness Grant
School wins $100,000 Fitness Center
Governor Kate Brown announced that three
Oregon schools have been selected by the National Foundation for
Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) Don’t Quit! campaign to
receive $100,000 fitness centers. Neil Armstrong Middle School in
Forest Grove, Weston Middle School in Weston, and Oaklea Middle School
in Junction City were each chosen after an application and review
process conducted by NFGFC.
“Congratulations to Neil Armstrong Middle School, Weston Middle
School and Oaklea Middle School on their selection,” Governor Brown
said. “It’s no secret that when healthy eating and exercise are
introduced during adolescence, young people continue to make those
good decisions throughout their lives. I thank the National Foundation
for Governors’ Fitness Councils for helping these three middle
schools promote active lifestyles in young Oregonians.”
The state-of-the-art fitness centers will be unveiled this fall. Each
fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships and
does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.
2016-17 Principal, Brian Young stated: "We thank Betsy Wolfston for her work to
convince us to apply for this grant, and for helping us submit an
outstanding application. I'd also like to thank Ed Madison and his
JLI team through the U of O for their work to complete an amazing
video to showcase the real need for new equipment at Oaklea.
Christopher Trotchie filmed, produced, and edited the video for us.
Thanks to Chris Surface and Raquel Cope as well. As you will see,
they did a tremendous job in the video.
This was an awesome example of using a current community partnership
(Lane Arts Council, ArtCore team, and the U of O JLI program) to pool
resources together in applying for more opportunities for our kids."
Oregon Rising is a public outreach effort that's focused on learning about what Oregonians want for their children and their schools. At the heart of the work is the prompt to dream big, and to share the dream. In the first phase, we provided a survey and held community meetings. In both, we asked you to describe the education Oregon students would receive, if it were up to you.
Within two months, we heard from more than 10,000 Oregonians, from all walks of life and from every county in the state. Next, we will share our findings and then together, develop a vision and plan that can deliver what Oregonians want.
Oregon Rising refers to one thing we find most people agree upon: When our children are successful, we are all successful. Thus, our tagline: Great Schools, Great State. Because we believe great schools are the foundation for a great State of Oregon, and a great state of our economy, our communities and our future.
JUNCTION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT UPDATE Kathleen Rodden-Nord, Ph.D.
JUNCTION CITY SCHOOLS UPDATE: September 2017
Autumn has truly arrived; football season is in full swing, Open Houses have taken place at all our schools and parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. The September 2017 edition of the JCSD Schools Update is full of information about what has been happening- and what is coming up- at each of our schools. The Update also provides information about what happened at last Monday’s board meeting.
Before launching into each school’s report, I would like to ask our staff, parents and community members to join me in expressing appreciation for Project Hope, and to specifically thank the following individuals, groups, and businesses for their amazing donations toward Project Hope. The project brought countless school supplies, clothing, shoes, and even haircuts to our Junction City students, and also assisted in beautifying all 4 of our campuses for staff & student arrival. Also, we would like to shout out a huge thank you to Project Hope for our newly refinished gravel parking lot at the West Wing of JCHS. This project depended on numerous business and churches that donated time, monetary funding, or even food for the volunteers:
Willamette Christian Center
Christ's Center Church
Life Bible Church
King's Grace Fellowship
Eugene Sand & Gravel
City of Junction City
We would like to specifically thank Janell Wallis of Christ’s Center for spearheading the gravel lot project. She was determined and tireless in her effort to see this project through. Her work is deeply appreciated! Eugene Sand & Gravel construction provided an unbelievable donation of labor and equipment, totaling an estimated $3000! An anonymous driver from Eugene Sand and Gravel donated his time to do all the labor. Rexius donated the use of their water truck for settling after the initial grading.
The City of Junction City donated the water used for the project.
The Project Hope contributors donated the new gravel, valued at close to $1000.
Mark Christensen of Rexius, a JCHS alum ran point on the lot project.
The total estimated cost of the project was right around $5000. This donation went above and beyond our expectations, and truly was a shining example of a community coming together to make this an even easier construction year for our staff, students, and athletic spectators. We are truly thankful to all involved!
JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL JCHS students and staff celebrated a wonderful homecoming week. Leadership students kicked off the week with an all-school assembly with class relays, spirit competitions, announcement of Homecoming court, and recognition of fall sport athletes. The Noise Parade and class activities at Peden Field took place on Wednesday, Sept 27th, with the football game and halftime events happening on Friday, Sept. 29th. Homecoming week was highlighted by our own Tiger alum, Justin Wilcox, returning to coach his Cal Bears against the Oregon Ducks. The Pac-12 network was on the JCHS campus to do a feature story on Justin's high school roots, including interviews with Coach Mark Henderson, Craig Rothenberger, and former teammates.
The network ran the story during the pregame of the Cal Bears vs. UO Ducks game and it was a wonderful showcase for JCHS!
Junction City High School staff worked collaboratively to revamp our Wednesday schedule. Teacher Access is now in a separate time frame, allowing students to check in with teachers first thing in the morning. TEAM period has become a class that focuses on mentorship with a special focus on college and career readiness. Our freshmen who participated in the Summer Bridge program will continue to work in the same TEAM with Liz Henderson. Special thanks to Liz- as well as Chris and Liz Bolton- for their work to develop career-related lessons and activities throughout the school year. We will also be re-introducing required community service hours for our sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We will be providing ample opportunities for our students to give back to the JC community and strengthen our connections with our local businesses and other district patrons.
Thus far, our high school staff and students have embraced our emphasis on patience and flexibility with the new building construction underway. The pathway between the east and west wings has already been rerouted twice, and the student body has been great about walking longer distances; thanks to our facilities department and the general contractor for their efforts to communicate clearly, early and often regarding any changes to travel routes around campus.
Fall sports teams, including volleyball, football, cross country, and boys’ and girls’ soccer are now deep into Sky-Em league play. Our athletes are competing well and making us proud that that they represent our high school and district. Our girls’ soccer team is getting some press for their thus-far undefeated league season.
The JCHS Site Council had their first meeting of the year on October 4th and we are very interested in adding new parents and community members. October 11th is PSAT Day, and Fall Conferences will be held on the evening of October 12th.
JUNCTION CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
325 MAPLE STREET
JUNCTION CITY, OR 97448
District Office Phone: (541) 998-6311 www.junctioncity.k12.or.us
The Junction City School District does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. All District staff and students are expected to adhere to these policies; discrimination of any kind shall not be tolerated in our District and should be reported to the District Human Rights Director, Tom Endersby. Tom's office is located in the District Office at 325 Maple Street. Tom's e-mail address is email@example.com and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.