On May 12th, 40 JCHS student-scientists took a field trip to participate in the U of O Science Day. Highlights of the trip included visits to Zebra Fish lab, Bio Chem demo, Nano Technology lab, Laser lab and Leaf Cutter Ant Colony (only school in the US doing research). Students were able to view and participate in cutting edge technology executed primarily through undergrad research!
Many of our graduating seniors- a number of whom will be pursuing higher education in the STEM fields- were honored at the Annual Education Together Foundation Awards night, May 16th.
May 2017 Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
As many of you may have heard, I will be moving to JCHS next school year to serve as co-Principal with Dina Marschall (current principal at Territorial). After serving staff and students for the past five years at Oaklea, it is difficult to think about leaving this special school. I will miss the "unpredictable interactions" with middle school students, their sense of humor, and the opportunities to help mold positive traits and character values, before they get to high school. I also look forward to continued work with students and families at JCHS. I'd like to thank all of the parents and guardians who have volunteered so many hours of their time to our students and staff.
Great things are happening at Oaklea! As you may have seen recently on KVAL news, we are work-ing on some amazing school-wide initiatives with our kids. Walking into the building, you will notice four new murals created by our students, our "Art Weaver" Betsy Wolfston, and another professional artist from Imagination International, Bayne Gardner. Bayne created the Tiger backdrops and students painted their own visual images to capture the following: Understanding Our World, Self & Social Awareness, Academic Grit & Goal Setting, Creative and Critical Thinkers, and Communicators and Collaborators. These are all traits and characteristics our staff has established as essential to instill in all of our kids before they graduate as 8th graders. This project is called "A Portrait of an Oaklea Graduate." The murals will help to remind us of our focus and vision.
For planning purposes, please note that the last day of school is now on June 21st. The last day for 8th graders will be on Friday, June 16th, with the Recognition Ceremony happening in the main gym at 6pm. An "after party", sponsored by the Oaklea Parent Group, will take place immediately following. If you would like to be involved as a chaperone for one of our field trips this spring, please remember to fill out a volunteer background form located on the JC district's website (under "Forms") and return it to our front office. As principal, it has been an honor to work with all of you to provide the best possible support for all of our students at Oaklea.
April 26, 2017
In a couple of weeks, we will be working with the University of Oregon to conduct an online Academic Wellness survey. This survey will be conducted in health classes, and we feel it will give us important information regarding the barriers students may be facing to their education and academic focus/engagement.
After reviewing the opt out forms below, please fill out the bottom portion if you would like to opt your student out. They should return opt out forms to the Student Services office at Oaklea. Please call Mr. Young at the office if you have any questions: 541-998-3381.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is (541) 998-6311.
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School Bond Update 4/26/17 Excitement builds as construction bids are gathered for the new high school wing. Groundbreaking looks to happen in May!
New Display Boards should be arriving today with the most updated rendering of the high school. The display boards can viewed as they are rotated throughout school functions and local businesses. Click the image below for a sneak peek!
(Draft) High School Design:
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Territorial's Covered Play Structure is complete and students' are enjoying outside play... with all of the rain this year, the project is very much appreciated.
Thank you voters!!