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Contractors break ground for the covered play shelter at Territorial Elementary. Completion is set for February 2017 provided the weather cooperates.

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Lane ESD Manufacturing Consortium
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Lane workforce visits JCHS
The Lane Workforce Partnership sent members of the Lane ESD Manufacturing Consortium to visit with Mr. King’s advanced Metals class last Tuesday. Industry representatives included plumbers, bricklayers, excavation, sand & gravel employees, and CTE-related programs at LCC. Presenters did a great job of explaining the paths from our shops and programs to employment, the importance of developing good work habits and skill sets while in high school, and the kind of living wages that good employees earn in each industry.  This visit went SO well that the Lane Workforce Partnership will be coming back with 4 more employers (Johnson Crushers, Peterson-Pacific, Seneca Sawmills and Ideal Steel) on April 20th from 1:30 to 3 PM.

Thanks to our College and Career Center Coordinator Liz Bolton for shepherding these career outreach opportunities to our students.
Lane workforce visits JCHS
Lane workforce visits JCHS


OREGON RISING. Great Schools. Great State.

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.

For more information about the project and to view the complete set of videos please visit:

Kathleen Rodden-Nord, Ph.D.

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I probably shouldn’t say this out loud, but it is the first week of March and I am hoping that we have seen the last of this year’s snow days, delayed starts and alternate bus routes!  We did miss six days of school, and also had several delayed starts. In order to meet the State’s Instructional Hour requirements, the board approved a plan to “add back” 3 of the missed school by having students attend on June 19, 20 and 21. There also will be some changes to this month’s calendar, in that March 16th and 17th are now student days, and March 23rd and 24th are now non-student days.  Please visit the District website at to get the scoop on changes to the calendar.  While you are there, take a few minutes to check out the “Bond Updates” section to see images of the progress of the Territorial Play Shelter, and to see our plans for the high school addition. There are some very cool interior, exterior, landscape and site plan images- as well as a link to an animation that will zoom you through the outside of the addition. 

What follows is the February 2017 issue of the Junction City Schools Update, along with some news from Monday night’s (February 27th) school board meeting.   Happy reading, and stay warm and dry!

Territorial students completed the Winter Easy CBM Benchmark assessments this month, with teachers meeting to review data on February 13th.  They saw growth across grade levels in Reading and Math Measures, with 89% of students scoring in the “low risk” category on the CCSS Math measure of the Winter Benchmark assessment.  Currently 5 of our 6 classrooms have moved above the 80% “low risk” target and 3 grade levels now have more than 90% of students identified as “low risk” in Math.  We attribute this improvement to our focus on Math instruction over the past four years, the availability and use of Common Core aligned curriculum for core instruction, the inclusion of “Double Dose” time in the schedule, and the addition of specific math intervention activities outside of the core.  Teachers also saw growth in student scores on Reading measures school-wide, with 83% of students identified as “low risk” in those measures on the Winter Benchmark.  At this point in the year, 4 of 6 grade levels have reached year-end targets, with more than 80% of students scoring in the” low risk” category in Reading.  Teachers collaborated to identify specific strategies to support student learning and growth in core subjects going forward with an eye toward moving our “some risk” and “high risk” students up at least one level on the Spring Benchmark scheduled for May.

During the February 8th Early Release time, Territorial teachers met with Lane ESD Science guru Bob Curtis for a workshop focused on applying Next Generation Science Standards to hands on activities in the area of Engineering and Design.  Additionally, Bob provided insight and feedback on available and aligned curriculum and resources.

The annual Grandparent’s Day Tea was a great success, with outstanding grandparent participation.  We estimate that over 150 grandparents and special guests joined a child or two or three for tea and pastries February 10th.   Entertainment was provided by Territorial students and directed by Music teacher Amy Burrow.   Each class performed a song or instrumental selection for their guests.  Festivities wrapped up with students and grandparents visiting a photo booth to commemorate the day before stopping off to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair.  Many” thanks” to our faithful TPA volunteers and Territorial Staff, all of whom worked very hard to make this a memorable day for students and grandparents alike.  TPA volunteer and Book Fair Coordinator, Wendy Thelander reported sales of over $3,000 this year.

Fifteen Territorial students participated in the Oregon Battle of the Books Program this year, with two teams continuing on to the District competition held on February 24th at Oaklea Middle School; ultimately, one team from Territorial qualified to move on to the regional competition to be held March 18th at North Eugene High School.   Good luck OBOB Bobcats!

Planning for Outdoor School activities is well underway; a theme of “Long Ago at Lutherwood” will take us back to yester-year as students school wide spend the week engaging in a variety of hands-on, enriching activity stations including leather craft, archery, stream science, archaeology,  old time games, pioneer challenge and outdoor cooking to name a few.  We are incredibly grateful to the Territorial Parent Association volunteers who work year-round to raise funds for this fun and memorable culminating experience as well as those staff and parents who are engaged in the planning and preparation necessary to make TES Outdoor School a success.

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Important Dates, Information »
Mar. 16-17 Calendar Changes - Students' attend school on these days.
Mar. 20 School Board Meeting, 6pm
Mar. 21 JCHS - Finals Schedule, Periods 1-3
Mar. 22 JCHS - Finals Schedule, Periods 4-5
Mar. 23-24 No School - Record Keeping/Professional Activities Day
Mar. 27-31 No School - Spring Break
Apr. 5 JCHS - Site Council Meeting, 3:30pm
Apr. 5 OMS - Spring Photos
8th Grade Panoramic Photo
Apr. 7 OMS - Parent Group Meeting, 8:15am
Apr. 11 OMS - 5th/6th Grade Awards
Apr. 12 JCHS 1.5 hour Early Release
Apr. 13 LES - Parent Group Meeting, 6pm
Apr. 13 TES - 2017-18 Kinder Meet & Greet, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Apr. 20 LES - Family Fun Night
Apr. 20 TES - "Stars of Territorial" Talent Show, 6:30pm
Apr. 21 TES - "Stars of Territorial" Talent Show Assembly, 8:30am
Apr. 24 School Board Meeting, 6pm
Apr. 24-28 LES - Kinder Registration. Click Here for More Information
Apr. 26 Administrative Professionals Day
Apr. 26 TES - First Spring Garden Club Meeting, 2:30 - 4pm
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 JCHS - Parent Teacher's Conferences
NOTE: This is a calendar change from the 27th of April.
June 21 Last Day of School provided no further inclement weather closures take place.
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