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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 Parents and Guardians,

It has been such a pleasure getting to know your children. I spent the past few weeks getting into classrooms and meeting all the wonderful students we have at Laurel. Everyone has settled into their day’s routines…students and teachers are having lots of fun teaching and learning! I am so impressed with the level of engagement and the love for learning.

I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who supported us through the first week of adjusting to the pick-up policy. Your patience and cooperation made it so much easier and everyone here at Laurel appreciated your commitment to keeping all of our kids safe.

Please join us for a Social with the Principal Monday, October 20th, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Laurel Media Center. All families are invited to an open house style meet and greet. Bring any questions, compliments, or comments you may have, or just stop by for some refreshments!

Nadira Rizkallah, Principal

Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2013-14 State Report Card: English Spanish
Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 5 Student and Staff Return to School
Jan. 9 LES - Popcorn Friday
Jan. 14

1.5 Late Start Day

Jan. 19

No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day

Jan. 23

LES - Popcorn Friday

Jan. 26

School Board Meeting 6:00 PM

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