JCHS College bound students exceeded the state and national averages on the 2017 ACT. In addition, students were more likely to reach important ACT college readiness benchmarks and surpassed state scores in all 5 areas of study.
JCHS Yearbook Takes First Place!
This summer five JCHS students and their advisor Liz Henderson attended Yearbooks Northwest yearbook camp on the campus of Willamette University. Mariah Evans, Lili Hernandez, Jessica Puderbaugh, Carley Webster and Alli Bedacht spent three days learning from national yearbook experts on the areas of design, concept, writing, editing, photography and more. The culmination of the camp was the creation of a theme package to be used for the 2017-2018 yearbook. Out of 32 schools present from Oregon, Washington and California our students took first place earning the Outstanding Theme Package award!
Oaklea Middle School Awarded
Don't Quit Fitness Grant
School wins $100,000 Fitness Center
Governor Kate Brown announced that three
Oregon schools have been selected by the National Foundation for
Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) Don’t Quit! campaign to
receive $100,000 fitness centers. Neil Armstrong Middle School in
Forest Grove, Weston Middle School in Weston, and Oaklea Middle School
in Junction City were each chosen after an application and review
process conducted by NFGFC.
“Congratulations to Neil Armstrong Middle School, Weston Middle
School and Oaklea Middle School on their selection,” Governor Brown
said. “It’s no secret that when healthy eating and exercise are
introduced during adolescence, young people continue to make those
good decisions throughout their lives. I thank the National Foundation
for Governors’ Fitness Councils for helping these three middle
schools promote active lifestyles in young Oregonians.”
The state-of-the-art fitness centers will be unveiled this fall. Each
fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships and
does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.
2016-17 Principal, Brian Young stated: "We thank Betsy Wolfston for her work to
convince us to apply for this grant, and for helping us submit an
outstanding application. I'd also like to thank Ed Madison and his
JLI team through the U of O for their work to complete an amazing
video to showcase the real need for new equipment at Oaklea.
Christopher Trotchie filmed, produced, and edited the video for us.
Thanks to Chris Surface and Raquel Cope as well. As you will see,
they did a tremendous job in the video.
This was an awesome example of using a current community partnership
(Lane Arts Council, ArtCore team, and the U of O JLI program) to pool
resources together in applying for more opportunities for our kids."
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
I’m excited for the start of my 20th year at Oaklea Middle School, my first as Principal! We have so many great things happening that I know will make your time spent here valuable, enriching, and challenging. I also want to take the time to introduce our new Assistant Principal, Joy O’Renick who is super excited to meet every one of you. We will have a number of new staff this year that are eager to assist you in your learning. The energy and positivity of this staff is poised to take us where we need to go, so I hope you’re ready!
Oaklea was one of three schools in the state of Oregon to be awarded the “Don’t Quit!” fitness grant. This enormous grant is going to transform our “Cave” into a state of the art circuit training facility that will be used by our whole school! In October we’ll have the giant ribbon cutting ceremony with Jake Steinfeld (Body By Jake) coming to work out with us. Do you think you can do more pushups than Jake?
We’ve still got our Art going at Oaklea. Miss Betsy will be back working with fifth and sixth grade and we’ve got another Art Weaver, Miss Schuessler, who will work with the seventh and eighth grades. These two along with your teachers are going to help you find new ways to express yourself and develop your craft while supporting your core classes. We want to see each of you attain the characteristics of an Oaklea Graduate and our art program is a huge part of that goal. Oaklea has had some amazing art these past few years and we are looking forward to more!
For planning purposes, please note that new students to Oaklea (incoming fifth grade, sixth graders from Territorial, and any new seventh and eighth graders) are welcome to come in for supply drop off day on Thursday, August 31st from 1-3pm. This is a great time to put supplies in your locker and to meet your new teachers. The first day of school for everyone will be Tuesday, September 5th. Open house is September 21st from 5:30-8:00pm. Students will be getting packets full of information and forms on their first day of school. Please take the time to fill these out and return them to the school. If any students are interested in participating in Cheer, Cross Country, Volleyball, or Football you can still sign up and register with us. We are all here to help you so if for any reason you have questions or concerns please contact the school. As principal, I am looking forward to working with the staff and students to provide opportunities for all of us to grow. This is going to be a great year!
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1515 ROSE STREET
JUNCTION CITY, OR 97448
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Oaklea Student Health Screenings
Oaklea student health screenings will be held on October 24, 2017. Included in this event: Automated vision screening; height and weight measurements; and dental screening by local dental professionals.
Results will be mailed home by mid November. You will also receive follow up information on any results that may need further evaluation.
All screenings will be performed with emphasis on privacy and confidentiality and will be done under the guidance of our District Nurse, Carol Puderbaugh. If you have any questions or wish to opt out of any or all of the screenings, please contact the Oaklea Student Services 541-998-5032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org