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Oaklea is into ART
ArtCore Grant Awarded
Exciting News!  In addition to receiving the Studio to Schools grant, Oaklea will be one of five middle schools in Lane County to receive a shared $2.2 million of Federal government funding for the Arts. This is called the "ArtCore" grant.

ArtCore is an immersive studio-to-school arts integration project that will be implemented in five Lane County middle schools. In collaboration with Lane Arts Council, the University of Oregon, and participating districts, ArtCore will bring new, creative and collaborative opportunities to teachers and students. With a significant research component, ArtCore will help deepen our collective understanding about creativity, the arts, and teaching and learning at the middle school level.

The funding will be combined with the Studio to Schools grant money, and will encompass four to five years of art for Oaklea Middle School students!

We would like to thank Ross Anderson, from the Educational Policy Improvement Center, Liora Sponko, Executive Director of the Lane Arts Council, and the rest of the team at Lane Arts for their help in writing the proposal for the ArtCore grant and highlighting the features that will make Oaklea an excellent candidate to receive the funding.  Brian Young, Principal of Oaklea Middle School, reports that he is tremendously excited to see how the arts enrichment funding will strengthen student creativity, critical thinking, and engagement in classroom study.  Studio to Schools and ArtCore will combine to truly benefit all students at Oaklea.

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 Families,

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope that this year brings you peace, joy and lots of laughter. Our start of 2015 year has been wonderful. It was amazing watching our students’ enthusiastic, smiling faces as they passed through the hall the first day back from the Winter Break. They came back eager to learn and got right into their awesome learning mode. Way to go Laurel Leopards!!!

We have exciting news to share with you. Just before the break, Denice Correll joined our Laurel family as the new administrative assistant/head secretary. Denice comes to us with an extensive experience in office work and will be a great asset to our school. Denice lived in the Junction City community and her kids went to Laurel. Please help me welcome Denice to our wonderful staff.

Laurel Elementary will be holding a glasses drive during the week of January 26th! We will be accepting all types of glasses: prescription, sun, safety, even broken glasses! These donations will be given to our local Lions Club who help better the lives of many by giving those less fortunate access to glasses and eye care! Be on the lookout for more information in your student’s next Tuesday folder!

Nadira Rizkallah, Principal

Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2013-14 State Report Card: English Spanish
Jan. 23 LES - Popcorn Friday
Jan. 26 School Board Meeting 6:00 PM
Feb. 13 No School (Day reserved for inclement weather make-up day)
Territorial Daycare Closed
Feb. 16 No School - Presidents' Day Holiday
Territorial Daycare Closed
Feb. 17 Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions. Open to all Junction City School District students. 3:30pm in the JCHS Cafeteria.
Feb. 17-20 Missoula Children's Theatre Rehearsals
Missoula Children's Theatre Presents:
Feb. 21

Performance times to be announced.
Feb. 23 School Board Meeting, 6pm - District Board Room
Feb. 25 1.5 Late Start Day
Feb. 26 LES - Family Night, 5:30-7pm
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