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: October 2017
I hope you have been enjoying our beautiful Fall weather- and I also hope the weather stays nice for tomorrow afternoon’s JCHS Women’s Soccer playoff game against Valley Catholic! Our Lady Tigers were undefeated and named Sky-Em League Champions for the second year in a row! Tomorrow’s kick-off will be at 3 PM on the JCHS Varsity Soccer Field; student tickets are $4 each, and adult tickets are $6.
The October 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. TERRITORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Territorial students enjoyed a wonderful Harvest Festival last week! Thanks to the many TES parents and volunteers whose dedication, creativity, and willingness to step in and make things happen is truly inspiring. Territorial may be growing, but it is still our “small school with a big heart”.
Last month, students had the opportunity to create and design ceramic projects with Andrea DiPalma Yansane, an Artist in Residence with the Lane Art Council. A big thanks to Ms. Peterman and Mr. Gift for their generous donation to make that happen, as well as to the Lane Arts Council who awarded us with a grant of almost $800 to cover the remaining cost of the program. During this program, students learned about basic hand-building techniques such as pinch pot, coil, clay sculpting methods, and adding attachments to sculptural and pottery forms to make unique and creative projects that included animal sculptures as well as pots with removable lids. Students also learned about all of the stages in the ceramics process from digging clay out of the earth, to firing it in a hot kiln, to how to best create pieces that will be used daily in their homes.
Finally, students learned about glazing and under glazing, texture, and pattern use which helped students finish their pieces with a unique self-expressive flare! Kids were engaged and inspired by having their hands in clay everyday throughout the residency working independently and as a group with Andrea’s individual attention. Students gained an understanding of three dimensional design techniques and color theory while developing their own ideas and styles by completing these kid-tested clay projects. Additionally, students benefited by learning how to use tools safely and effectively, and how to troubleshoot ceramic issues that arose, as well as how to talk about their work critically.
While conferences took place last week in some of our other schools, Territorial’s Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at the conclusion of the first trimester in December. By conferencing in December- with completed report cards in hand- teachers will have the ability to not only speak to the standards of achievement expected for each grade level, but also provide detailed information about current student progress toward those standards. Also at conferences, teachers of 4th and 5th grade students will share individual student score reports from last spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessments as well as an overview of our school data from those same state assessments.
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.