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JCHS Journalism Students Win Honors at
National High School
Journalism Convention
San Francisco, CA
The publications crew attended the National High School Journalism Convention over the weekend in San Francisco. We took eight outstanding JCHS kids, who joined about 5,000 high school students for three days of intense journalism cramming (then we walked their booties off over hill after hill all over San Francisco).
JCHS Journalism Awards
On Friday late afternoon our students competed against the best in the nation in journalism competitions. We are beyond excited to announce that three students brought home awards for their work.

Lili Hernandez earned an honorable mention in cover/endsheet design.
Alli Bedacht earned an honorable mention in theme design.
Sarah Swancutt earned an honorable mention in portrait photography.
JCHS Journalism Awards
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Oaklea Middle School to Host
Regional OBOB Tournament
March 3, 2018
8am - 3:30pm
We are delighted to offer Junction City students the opportunity to participate in OBOB!  Through this program, our students have access to high-interest, high-quality literature.  OBOB guided discussions challenge students to work together, to think deeply, and to effectively share their thoughts and ideas.  AND, they love the competition and representing their schools!

We are honored to be hosting Lane County's middle school level OBOB tournament, and are very grateful that one of our master teachers at Oaklea, Stacey Johnson, was willing and able to take on the role of tournament director. This tournament will require a great deal of volunteer support; patrons interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities are encouraged to contact Stacey at Oaklea.
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Junction City School District is committed to Engage, Inspire and Educate all our students by offering physical education, music, comprehensive art, computer technology, as well as enrichment and academic support in before and after school programs.
Enrollment: 520
Student Teacher Ratio: 28.11/1
Licensed Staff: 21.3


Principal, Nadira Rizkallah

June 2018

Dear Families:

There is not a person that I talk to, teacher, parent or community member, that doesn’t want to continue to help make our school better. Some want to focus on strengthening basic skills; others, critical thinking. Some want to promote citizenship or character; others want to enhance social and emotional well-being. Some emphasize core values; others, the need to respect diversity. All, however, recognize that schools need to be a safe place for our students, staff and community.

With that in mind, I am excited to announce that as part of the Junction City District’s bond work this summer, Laurel Elementary is going to get safety and security updates to ensure that all entry points to the school are secured. Specifically, we are going to be installing a vestibule outside of the front entrance, which will serve as a secure buffer” for gaining access to the front lobby.

The main doors will be unlocked and open to parents and students at arrival and dismissal times, and will be locked all other times of the day. The secretaries will have to “buzz you in” if you are visiting during the day, and if they do not recognize you, they might ask you to identify yourself and the purpose of your visit. While this might create some inconvenience to our visitors and our staff, it will provide a layer of added security to the building, which in turn will allow us to keep our students safe. Similar security improvements are taking place at all four of our district’s schools this summer.

As a result of the construction of the security vestibule, parents and students should be aware that the covered area in the front of the school is going to be used up for the additional set of doors. This means that students will not have that covered area available as a shelter in the morning, especially on rainy, cold days. It is advised that students arrive to school as close to 8:00 am as possible so there is a minimum of wait time outside before the doors open at 8:00. In addition to the front entrance safety and security upgrades, all entrance points to the building will have ADA upgrades. The interior of our school will undergo energy and efficiency upgrades that include LED lighting and plumbing fixture upgrades for water conservation.

We are very excited for these upgrades and look forward to having a more secure and efficient facility.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me at 541-998-2386.


Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2016-17 State Report Card: English Spanish
Sept. 24 School Board Meeting, 6pm in the District Board Room, 325 Maple Street, JC
Sept. 26 1.5 Hour Early Release. School ends at 1:05pm
Sept. 27 LES - Back to School Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Oct. 10 1.5 Hour Early Release. School ends at 1:05pm
Oct. 11 LES - Parent Group Meeting
Oct. 12 No School Day - Non Contract Day
Oct. 16 National Boss Day
Oct. 18 National Shake-Out Drill
Oct. 19 LES - Picture Day
Oct. 22 School Board Meeting, 6pm in the District Board Room, 325 Maple Street, JC
Oct. 24 1.5 Hour Early Release. School ends at 1:05pm
Oct. 25 No School - Teacher Work Day
Oct. 26 No School - Teacher Work Day
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Fridays are T-shirt day. Show your school spirit and wear your
Laurel tie-dye T-shirt!

(541) 998-2386 Fax: (541) 998-8422
(541) 520-2042 Attendance
Numero telefonico de mensajes/asistencia:541.998.5030 x400
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 tendersby@junctioncity.k12.or.us and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.
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