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(Oregon Battle of the Books)
Region 3 South Champions!
The Rabid Unicorns competed in March in the Region 3 South Championship, and earned the title of champions as they beat out North Eugene High School in the finals and were undefeated!!  They will now travel to the State Championship this Saturday at Chemeketa Community College.  Please congratulate and encourage Alex Keathley, Jackie DeBoer, Beth Knope, Kieley Leatherwood and Brennan Leatherwood, as they compete against teams from across the state of Oregon in the hunt for the state title!

OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) is a reading comprehension quiz bowl that requires contestants to remember as much detail as possible literature represented in the competition.


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

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I can’t believe it is almost time to start the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you found plenty of time to play, laugh and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. As we gear up for the new school year, I am looking forward to a wonderful time full with high spirit, celebration, collaboration and lots of new learning.

We have had a few new staff members join our Laurel family this year as follows:
Melissa Tofell  First Grade
Kelly Ciaverelli Second Grade
Meghan Reed Second Grade
Sunshine Anstine Third Grade
Mary Randall Third Grade
Amanda Christie Fourth Grade
Kelly Parish SLC Special Ed
Paul Griffith Counselor
Please join me in making them feel at home.

Please note that supply lists have been distributed to many retail stores such as Bi-Mart, Safeway, Shopko, Walmart, Target, Office Max, and Staples. In addition to the supply list there is a fee for each grade as follows: Kindergarten ($20.00), 1st and 2nd Graders ($30.00) and 3rd and 4th graders ($5.00).

Class lists will be posted on the front windows at Laurel on August 29th. Some teachers may be mailing letters to students on August 28th to introduce themselves and welcome the students to their new grade. 

You are invited to our annual school supply drop-off event on Tuesday, September 2nd from 1:00-2:30. This is a fun event for students and families. It is also a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet our amazing staff, learn about the many great programs happening at Laurel and in the community, and help their student make a successful transition back to school. We will conclude the supply drop-off activity promptly at 2:30.   At the same time (1:00 - 2:30), I will have a “Meet and Greet the principal (Nadira Rizkallah) and the counselor (Paul Griffith) Event” in the school’s lobby. Please come by and say hello and join us in kicking off another amazing year.

We can’t wait to see all students on September 3rd for the first day of school.  All teachers and staff have been hard at work, preparing for the students’ arrival. Please make sure your child is here ready to start the day on time. Doors will open daily at 8:00, and breakfast will be served to all students from 8:00-8:15. Instruction will start promptly at 8:15. We appreciate your help in getting students to school on time.

Enjoy your final few days of summer vacation!

Nadira Rizkallah, Principal

Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2012-13 State Report Card: English Spanish
Aug. 29 Class Lists will be posted on the front windows at Laurel.
Sept. 2 School Supply Drop-off, 1-2:30pm
Meet your new principal and counselor!
Sept. 3 First Day of School, 8am
Laurel Kindergarten Group A attends.
Sept. 4 Laurel Kindergarten Group B attends.
Sept. 5 Laurel Kindergarten Group A attends.
Sept. 8 Laurel Kindergarten Group B attends.
Sept. 9 Laurel Kindergarten Group A attends.
Sept. 10 Laurel Kindergarten Group B attends.
Sept. 11 Laurel Kindergarten - All groups attend
Sept. 15 LES - Health Screenings, Grades K-4
Sept. 17 1.5 hour Late Start
Sept. 19 LES - Popcorn Friday
Sept. 22 School Board Meeting, 6pm - District Board Room
Sept. 25 LES - Open House, 5:30-7pm
Sept. 27 Education Together Gala
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If you would like to receive the Superintendent's Newsletter by email, Click here.
Fridays are T-shirt day. Show your school spirit and wear your
Laurel tie-dye T-shirt!

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