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The Oaklea Vision     Back to Top
What is Oaklea Middle School's vision for the future.

Literacy Activities     Back to Top
This will list activities for teachers that can be done in classes to improve literacy.

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Cut and paste as a text file to find out the lexile score for text. This site requires a log-in. Username: oaklea Password: tigers

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Student Requirements     Back to Top

Listed below are the requirements for each grade level. If there is a class listed that is underlined, you may double-click it which will take you to another section that explains that course in more detail.

FIFTH GRADE    Back to Top

SIXTH GRADE    Back to Top

  • Integrated Block
         Language Arts
         Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science/Health
  • Physical Education/Music
  • Homeroom /

SEVENTH GRADE    Back to Top

  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Physical Education/Music/Student Assistant
  • Homeroom

EIGHTH GRADE    Back to Top

Daily Time Schedule     Back to Top


Regular Schedule




Doors Open تتتتتتتتتتت 8:00


1st Bellتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 8:05

Homeroomتت تتتتتتتتتتت 8:10 ِ تت8:17*

Period 1تتتتتتت تتتتتتتتتتت 8:20 ِ تت9:15

Period 2تتتتتتت تتتتتتتتتتت 9:20 ِ 10:15

Period 3تتتتتتت تتتتتتتت 10:20 ِ 11:15


Gr. 5/7تتتتتتتتتت Period 4 Lunchتتتتتت 11:15 ِ 11:55

Period 4 Classتتتتتتتت 11:20 ِ 12:15


Period 5 Classتتتتتتتت 12:00 ِ 12:55

Gr. 6/8تتتتتتتتتتت Period 5 Lunchتتتتتت 12:15 ِ 12:55


Period 6تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 1:00 ِ 1:55

Period 7تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 2:00 ِ 2:55



Late Start Bell Schedule

[Sept. 15; Nov. 17; Jan. 12; March 9; May 11]


Doors Open تتتتتتتتتتت 9:00


1st Bellتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 9:05

Period 1تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 9:10 تِ 10:00*

Period 2تتتتتتت تتتتتتتت 10:05 تِ 10:50

Period 3تتتتتتت تتتتتتتت 10:55 تِ 11:40


Gr. 5/7تتتتتتتتتتت Period 4 Lunchتتتتتت 11:40 ِ 12:20

Period 4 Classتتتتتتتت 11:45 ِ 12:30


Period 5 Classتتتتتتتت 12:25 ِ 1:10

Gr. 6/8تتتتتتتتتتت Period 5 Lunchتتتتتت 12:30 ِ 1:10


Period 6تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 1:15 ِ 2:05

Period 7تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 2:10 ِ 2:55




Homeroom Schedule





Doors Open تتتتتتتتتتت 8:00


1st Bellتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 8:05

Period 1تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 8:10 ِ تت9:05

Period 2تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 9:10 ِ 10:00

Period 3تتتتتتت تتتتتتتت 10:05 ِ 10:55


Period 4 Lunchتتتتتت 10:55 ِ 11:35ت Gr. 5/7

Period 4 Classتتتتتتتت 11:00 ِ 11:50


Period 5 Classتتتتتتتت 11:40 ِ 12:30

Period 5 Lunchتتتتتت 11:50 ِ 12:30ت Gr. 6/8


Period 6تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 12:35 ِ 1:25

Period 7تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 1:30 تِ ت2:20

Homeroomتت تتتتتتتتتتت 2:25 تِ ت2:55*



Early Release Bell Schedule

[Oct. 13; Dec. 15; Feb. 9; April 13; May 25]


Doors Open تتتتتتتتتتت 8:00


1st Bellتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 8:05

Period 1تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 8:10 تِ ت9:00*

Period 2تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 9:05 تِ ت9:55

Period 3تتتتتتت تتتتتتتت 10:00 ِ 10:45


Period 4 Lunchتتتتتت 10:45 ِ 11:25ت Gr. 5/7

Period 4 Classتتتتتتتت 10:50 ِ 11:35


Period 5 Classتتتتتتتت 11:30 ِ 12:15

Period 5 Lunchتتتتتت 11:35 ِ 12:15ت Gr. 6/8


Period 6تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 12:20 ِ 1:05

Period 7تتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتتت 1:10 تِ ت1:55

The River System     Back to Top

Oaklea is a school-within-a-school. Each branch is designated by a river name (Columbia, Santiam, Willamette). Each river is a cooperative team that consists of interdisciplinary teachers and specialists. The river system is used to make student activity decisions, to group staff and students, and to aid in lunch rotation. This is an unique system with many benefits.

A student's "river" is determined by their Homeroom teacher. For example, if a student has a SANTIAM homeroom teacher, then they are a SANTIAM student. There is a list of teachers and rivers found on the Oaklea Staff page.

Beginning with the 1998-99 school year, all fifth grade teachers and students are now located in the "Five Rivers" hallway. Sixth grade students stay within their designated river for core classes. Both these aspects limit 5th and 6th grade students from travelling across the building which makes it easier for them to get to their classes. During 7th and 8th grade, students travel more outside of river for their classes (for example, to math and science specialists).

Home Room     Back to Top

Incoming and new students are assigned to a homeroom teacher who will be their adult mentor for their time at Oaklea. Homerooms, made up of 5th through 8th graders, are created to provide an environment of diversity and understanding. Homerooms also provide a place for students mentoring students.

A student's "river" is determined by their homeroom teacher. For example, if a student has a SANTIAM homeroom teacher, then they are considered to be a SANTIAM student. See River System for more explanation about our school-within-a-school philosophy.

Homerooms meet daily for the first 7 minutes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is where the daily announcements are heard and any other "business" is taken care of. Homerooms then meet for an additional 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Homeroom time includes academic counseling, notebook check, and study hall, as well as for "homeroom activity" and team building activities. Some homeroom days are used for a "River Activity" which involves all the Homerooms from that River in a competition or cooperative activity.

See Daily Time Schedule for more information on how the Homeroom schedule is used to determine lunch times.

Integrated Block     Back to Top

Integrated Block is a three-period class which includes Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Reading and Language Arts are taught "thematically" through the Social Studies Curriculum. Writing assignments and speeches are coordinated with each unit.

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade


China & India



Egypt & Mesopotamia


Native Americans

Greece & Israel

Latin America

Westward Movement

Immigration and Project Reach

Medieval Times

Explore     Back to Top

Explore is an exploratory program for 5th graders that includes:
  • Art
  • Keyboarding & Computers
  • Study Skills & Penmanship
  • Music
  • Health
  • Media Skills

Student Leadership     Back to Top

Student Leadership consists of an open membership of interested students in Grades 7 & 8. Students meet twice each week at 7:30 am. Student Leadership is responsible for the planning and organizing of:

  • Student Dances for 7th and 8th Graders
  • School Social Activities
  • Volunteer and Comuunity Service Activities.
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