School Bond Update 4/26/17 Excitement builds as construction bids are gathered for the new high school wing. Groundbreaking looks to happen in May!
New Display Boards should be arriving today with the most updated rendering of the high school. The display boards can viewed as they are rotated throughout school functions and local businesses. Click the image below for a sneak peek!
(Draft) High School Design:
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Territorial's Covered Play Structure is complete and students' are enjoying outside play... with all of the rain this year, the project is very much appreciated.
Thank you voters!!
On May 12th, 40 JCHS student-scientists took a field trip to participate in the U of O Science Day. Highlights of the trip included visits to Zebra Fish lab, Bio Chem demo, Nano Technology lab, Laser lab and Leaf Cutter Ant Colony (only school in the US doing research). Students were able to view and participate in cutting edge technology executed primarily through undergrad research!
Many of our graduating seniors- a number of whom will be pursuing higher education in the STEM fields- were honored at the Annual Education Together Foundation Awards night, May 16th.
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: May 2017
Warm weather has finally arrived and the end of the school year is fast approaching. Graduation is around the corner, and we are busy planning for our students’ successful transitions from grade to grade and school to school. We also are getting ready to kick off construction for our new addition to Junction City High School! We will be having a ground-breaking ceremony next Wednesday, June 7th, at 1:15 PM on the high school football practice field near the West Wing. Please see the attached invitation and plan to attend and celebrate with us.
The May 2017 JCSD Update is full of news about upcoming events, and also includes an overview from the Board’s May 22nd meeting. Also attached with this Update is my 2017-18 Budget Message from the May 8th budget committee meeting.
JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL Congratulations to Junction City High School’s 2017 Top Tigers – Jacob Reyes and Maddie Smucker. The annual fundraiser generated more than $14,200 for JC Local Aid, the Children’s Miracle Network, and the JCHS Associated Student Body.
On April 26, the JCHS documentary film, Voices of Hate – Voices of Hope, was shown at an assembly in the West Wing Gym. Social Justice League students emceed the event and provided open mic time for students to offer their thoughts and reactions. Interest is growing from local churches to share the video with their congregations as a way to advance the conversations of empathy and equity in the broader community. The video was also featured at last week’s Social Justice League Film Festival, and was very well received and thought-provoking.
On April 27, JCHS conducted the 2017 Talent Show under the direction of Mara Liechty and Linda Jackson. Vocalist Bella Motes took 1st place, Ryan Sherman took 2nd with a guitar solo.
The Empty Bowls fundraiser held at the JCHS gym in early May generated nearly $1,300 for the Junction City Soroptimists’ Bunches of Lunches program. Musical acts included students from Laurel & Oaklea, the JCHS Talent Show winners, and the U of O’s acapella group, Mind the Gap. A female barbershop quartet group also included JCHS music teacher Mara Leichty. The ceramic bowls- created by Bob Lee’s art students- were beautiful, and the soups- created by Leslie Lucier’s culinary arts students- were so delicious that patrons have been begging for the recipes!
Special thanks to JC Fire and Police for staging “Operation Prom” at Peden Field on May 4th. ASB leadership and Laura Lemhouse acted out the scene of a prom night accident involving an impaired student driver. Special thanks to presenters Crystal Riley, retired JCPD officer Brian Patterson, and Fire Chief Brandon Nichol, as well as ASB President Caitlyn Victor for her convincing portrayal of shock, grief, and anger as an innocent survivor. The prom itself was a drama-free, incident-free success.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.