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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

March 2018

Dear Families:

We had a beautiful transition back to school from Spring Break. Students and teachers were excited to get back to learning and had a blast sharing all the fun activities they engaged in over the break.  

Laurel’s Got Talent show was out of this world. As always, the students’ talents were amazing, heartwarming, and just plain adorable. Thank you all for fostering the talents of your children and supporting them in expressing themselves and having the courage to perform in front of a crowd!

Our all-time favorite, BINGO Night, is fast approaching. Get yourself ready to win some prizes and fun goodies on April 27th at the Guaranty Showroom here in town! Please watch for a flyer coming home in your child’s Tuesday folder for more details. We are looking to raise $10,000 to support Outdoor School for our fourth graders, and this night is a huge contributor to this enrichment activity. If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute by donating to this fundraiser, our Parent Group would love to accept your generous donations. The staff and children at Laurel thank you, and our community partners, so much for all that you do to support our school!

You are all invited to attend the Empty Bowls fundraiser that mainly supports our Bunches of Lunches program. This community never ceases to amaze me with their generosity, warmth and care for one another. We have a group of our students performing and entertaining the crowd! Come enjoy a warm meal, music, and good company, while supporting this amazing program.

Remember! April 25th is an early release day. Students will go home at 1:00 pm.

The third and fourth grade students at laurel are getting ready to take the Smarter Balanced test starting April 30th. Currently, the teachers and proctors are administering the practice test to allow students to get a feel of what it’s like to take the test. Our students are having a positive experience practicing for this test, and we are anticipating the process to be smooth. This year all test sessions will take place in the classrooms. As such, we are working as a whole school to minimize disruptions and interruptions during the test. If you are planning to check your 3rd or 4th grade student out during the day, please notify the office early in the day, so teachers can be prepared to send your student to the main office. It would be fantastic if you schedule any doctor’s appointments outside of your child’s testing times. Please refer to the testing schedule being sent by your teacher for exact times.

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.

Warmest Regards!
Nadira Rizkallah, Principal


Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2016-17 State Report Card: English Spanish
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
Apr. 26 Empty Bowls Event at JCHS, 5pm
April 23-27 Kindergarten Registration
Click Here for more information
Apr. 27 LES - Bingo Night, 6-8pm, Guaranty's Show Room, Family Fun Night
May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 LES - Parent Group Meeting, 6pm
May 11 LES - Laurel Carnival, Family Fun Night
May 14 No School - Teacher Work Day
May 23 1.5 Hour Early Release
May 28 No School - Memorial Day Holiday
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(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 and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.
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