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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 High School has been Awarded over $300K in Grant Funds to Revitalize Culinary Arts Program

Junction City High School students will have expanded access to college credits and career training thanks to a career readiness grant from the State of Oregon! JCSD, along with 32 other Oregon school districts received 10.3 million for hands-on learning that offers high school and college credits.

Junction City and Bethel were the only two Lane County School Districts to be named CTE Revitalization grant recipients.

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant awarded to the JCHS program is worth over $300K and will allow a complete renovation of the Culinary Arts Program. The resulting upgrades will make curriculum expansion possible as it increases the classroom/lab capacity, quality of facilities, access to dual credit options and will allow for participation in county and statewide culinary competitions.

Through our close work with Lane Community College industry partners and local businesses, we have identified a path to articulation of our cooking courses which is dependent on identified facilities upgrades.

We are delighted that Junction City students will have another great Career-Technical Education path available.

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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

March 2018

Dear Families:

Thanks to all of you who came to our Literacy night (Dr. Seuss’s B-Day night)! Everyone looked great in their favorite book character costume. We appreciate your continued support of our Family Fun Nights. Your involvement and participation surely enriches our educational experience. Please help me thank the Laurel teachers and all the community members who volunteered their time to make this night a success. A special thank you goes out to our outstanding FFN Team for coordinating the event.  Our next event is the magnificent Laurel’s Got Talent Show, on April 13th! Our music specialist, Alan Cook, has been hard at work preparing for auditions and practice (please see flyer that was sent home in Tuesday folders). Thank you so much for supporting this effort at home, as well, by helping your students practice for the show. We hope everyone can come out and enjoy our talented students.

Our Laurel Vision focus of the month is “Academic Growth”. This is a prime time for us to be talking about personal belief in one’s ability to grow and succeed. We teach kids that they can get smart with effective effort and perseverance. Our brain and intelligence are so malleable, and with high levels of learning, we can all achieve our goals and experience excellence. Please help support our vision by having conversations with your children about self-efficacy and grit. It is important for us to communicate to children that mistakes are proof that we are learning and growing, and failure provides an opportunity for learning and growth. We want to foster strong, confidant learners who are willing to take risk and are not afraid to try new things.

The third and fourth grade students at laurel are getting ready to take the Smarter Balanced test. Currently, the teachers are administering the practice test to allow students to get a feel of what it’s like to take the test. The actual testing period is going to start the week of April 30th. We hope to conclude testing in both reading and math by May 18th. Our students are having a positive experience practicing for this test, and we are anticipating the process to be smooth. In order to support your children to be successful on this assessment please remind them to:
  • Go to bed early every night and get a good night sleep.
  • Don’t stress about it. We will be there to support them and help them in every way possible.
  • Eat healthy, so they can work hard. Avoid sugary breakfast or snacks.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Play after school to get energized and stress free.
  • Think positive and believe in yourself. The test may have items that you do not know how to answer. That is ok. Just do your best!
You can find more information about this assessment on the Junction City Schools website. As always, if you have questions for me, please call our main office.

With Gratitude,
Nadira Rizkallah, Principal


Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2016-17 State Report Card: English Spanish
Mar. 14 End of 2nd Trimester
Mar. 15-16 No School - Teacher Work Day
Mar. 19 School Board Meeting, 6pm
Mar. 21 LES - Spring Photos
Mar. 26-30 No School - Spring Break
Apr. 5 LES - Spelling Bee
Apr. 13 LES - Laurel's Got Talent
Apr. 15-21 National Volunteer Appreciation Week
Apr. 23 School Board Meeting, 6pm
Apr. 23-27 Administrative Professionals Week
Apr. 25 1.5 Hr. Early Release Day
April 23-27 Kindergarten Registration
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Apr. 27 LES - Bingo Night
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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 and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.
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