Enacted by the legislature in 2011, open enrollment provides an additional method of school choice for Oregon students, which allows them to apply for a permanent admission to a school district via HB 2681. Non-resident students may apply to transfer from their resident district to attend Junction City School District through the open enrollment process. Interested non-resident students must submit a completed Junction City School District Open Enrollment form to the Junction City School District Office beginning March 1, 2014 and closing on April 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than May 1, 2014. Click Here for the 2014-2015 Open Enrollment Openings available in each school.
JCHS Robotics Moves on to
FTC West Super Regional in Sacramento, CA
JCHS Robotics, the blue dwarves, took 5th in their division (out of 25) and won the motivate award (out of 50 teams) and will be competing in the FTC West Super Regional in Sacramento, CA March 19-22.
Over 178 teams participate in Oregon and 13 will represent our state in a 72 team 13 state super regional tournament, in hopes of competing at the world championship in St. Louis! Congrats to Gabe Shepherd, Zane Eddy, Trystan Caffey, Kelly Chen, Marcus Walter and Ryan Sherman.
February is CTE Month!
JCHS has a great collection of elective offerings including a full music and art programs (K-12), business, and culinary arts. We are also partnering to provide a healthcare careers pathway program which includes college credit and an LCC-issued health occupations certificate for entry level medical work and an edge for admission to competitive nursing programs.
JCHS was awarded a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization Grant from the Oregon Department of Education for $495,280! This project will improve hands-on opportunities for kids starting in the 2014-15 school year.
The project in a nutshell: The Welding shop moves into the old auto shop, more than doubling facility size and equipment inventory. New machining equipment will include a CNC mill and CNC plasma table. A CNC router table will be added to the adjacent woodshop, and our drafting room will be fully equipped with computers, CAD software, modeling tables, a large format printer and a 3D printer.
Yet, facility upgrades are only the beginning. Core academic teachers will bring CTE learning into their classrooms, adding familiarity and focus to the value of our professional programs. We expect JCHS graduates to have the competitive skills to pursue higher education or enter the workforce directly in the fields of manufacturing, engineering and architecture.
Plans are developing to being a Skills USA chapter. This student entrepreneurship program will allow students to hone their skills for Woods, Metals, Drafting, and Culinary competition.
JCHS would like to thank our industry partners: Lane Community College, OSU Engineering, gLAs Architects, Willamette Valley Company, Knudtson Manufacturing, the Cabinet Factory, NW Stamping & Precision, JAS Industrial, Bulk Handling Systems, and Western Pneumatics.
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.
4th graders from Laurel Elementary
wishing all happy holidays while performing at
Valley River Center, December 19th.
Principal, Bill Bechen
With another calendar year in the books, I wanted to take the time and thank all of you who have been involved at Laurel for your precious time, energy, and talents! If I try to name everyone, I’ll undoubtedly miss someone, but parents, staff, and the communities have all made a positive impact in some way over the past year, and we are all grateful for the support for Junction City’s youngest students.
The new year is when students really “hit their stride” and we begin to see a lot of growth both academically and socially. The high expectations and routines teachers have established in the fall months have created safe and productive environments, and the kids thrive! I am eager to see them grow! Feel free to talk with your child’s teacher about how you can help your student grow at school!
Parenting Classes being offered Laurel and Territorial families are invited to find out more about the free 10 week parenting classes that will begin later in the month. Territorial principal, Dina Marschall and Laurel counselor, Angie Elstone will be the instructors. Childcare will be provided free of charge.
If you are interested please call the school: 541-998-2386, or email Angie directly: firstname.lastname@example.org