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Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative
Youth Tour 2016 Representative
Audrey Sherman
JCHS student Audrey Sherman represented Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative as their Youth Tour 2016 representative in June. Audrey was featured in the recent addition of the Ruralite, an electronic magazine, that the co-op sends its customers.

Click here to read about Audrey's learning experience in Washing D.C.

Blachly Lane Electric stated, "We acknowledge the contributions of family, school and community that have helped shape Audrey into quite an extraordinary young woman."

Congratulations Audrey! Thank you for being such a good ambassador for Junction City High School!
School Bond Market Favors
Junction City
In a fluctuating market, Junction City School District was able to leverage buyers for a successful return on bond sales this week.  The District hired Piper Jaffray to facilitate $14.635 million in bond sales as generously authorized by our voters this last May.  All bonds were purchased during the sale window coordinated between the District and Piper Jaffray.  The calculated yield rates made them very palatable to a number of financial management companies, private investors, and industry professionals.

The estimated tax rate impact to our community was originally stated in our informational bond campaign as $1.62 per thousand dollars of assessed home value.  The final rate has come in just under that amount and is estimated to remain at that amount throughout the ten year term, thus meeting our commitment to our taxpayers.

Additionally, the structure of the sale enabled the District to also realize premiums paid by the investors.  These premiums have resulted in more than $2.8 million in additional capital construction revenue beyond the $14.635 million in bonds.  Combined with the $4 million in matching funds from the State, the District will have a total of just over $21.5 million in capital funds to invest in the projects identified under the initial bond title.  This means the District will be able to invest in more of the critical infrastructure needs at each of our buildings as well as achieve greater progress toward our high school investment master plan.

As outlined in our earlier bond information, the District will adopt an evaluation and decision –making process for distributing these funds to projects as identified in both our original bond title and master plan and will share the results with our community as that evolves.

Junction City students, staff, and community will be updated throughout this process, and our staff will be available to answer any questions.  This week’s bond sale success will allow us to further our goal of maintaining and advancing district facilities to support district educational goals, enhance safety, and promote community involvement.

Thank you again to all of our community for your support.



Principal, Brian Young

November/December 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

We are approaching the end of the 1st Trimester, and I would like to thank you for the continued encouragement and support you are providing to our students.  The final day of the 1st term is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd, with no school the following Monday and Tuesday (5th & 6th) as teachers determine grades and take part in professional development.  Our Positive Behavior Support team is encouraging students to save up those Tiger Stripes for the Winter Giving Store coming up in December.  Students will have an opportunity to buy gifts for themselves, as well as family members.  Thanks to all of you who came out for Parent-Teacher Conferences and our Fall Fun Night this past week.  We are always looking for ways to connect our families to Oaklea. 

During this time of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of our students and parents who have contributed to our Turkey Dinner and Clothing Drives.  This is an excellent way for our kids to continue to learn the importance of community partnership, empathy, and service to others. 
It’s not too late to help with both causes.  Clothing can be bagged and donated at the Student Services office.  For the turkey drive, we will be taking in dinner items or monetary donations through this week.

Exciting news!  The Oregon Department of Education released annual report cards recently, and Oaklea received a “Level 4” designation in the area of academic growth in Language Arts and Math combined.  This puts our students in the second highest category in this important area.  Although overall scores will not be issued until next year, we are excited about the progress our students are making. 

To follow up on the letter I sent out last week, we continue to work with our kids on understanding and respecting our differences during this election season, as well as treating one another with kindness and empathy.  I appreciate all of the support parents are providing with that process as well.  Along the lines of making positive choices, students took part in Red Ribbon Week recently.  Our kids had the opportunity to commit to making healthy choices and being alcohol and drug free.  Angie Elstone (counselor) and Carol Puderbaugh (district nurse) continue to provide Healthy Friday lessons in 7th & 8th grade classes.  As always, if you would like to know more information about what is covered in health classes, grades 5-8, please don’t hesitate to stop by or to contact us. 

I hope you and your family have an enjoyable holiday season.  We also know this is a time of year where many of our students can use additional support and encouragement.  Please keep us informed with any information that would help our teachers and counselors support students in this regard.  As always, please feel free to call or e-mail me directly with any issues, suggestions, praises or concerns.


Brian Young
Principal – Oaklea Middle School


Important Dates, Information»
Welcome to Junction CIty Schools - Video Link Here
2013-14 State Report Card: English Spanish
Dec. 2 OMS - Parent Group Meeting, 8:15am
Dec. 5 No School - Teacher Work Day
Dec. 6 No School - Teacher Work Day
Dec. 7-9

OMS - Winter Giving Store

Dec. 19-Jan. 2 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3 Students and Staff Return to School
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Bell Schedule

Reg. Bell Schedule 6-7th Grade M W F

Doors Open 8:00  
1st Bell 8:05  
Period 1 8:10 - 9:09 Announcements
Period 2 9:13 - 10:06  
Period 3 10:10 - 11:03  
Period 4 11:03 - 11:38 Lunch (6,7)
Period 5 11:42 - 12:35  
Period 6 12:39 - 1:32  
Period 7 1:36 - 2:11  
Period 8 2:15 - 2:50  

Reg. Bell Schedule 6-7th Grade T TH

Doors Open 8:00  
1st Bell 8:05  
Period 1 8:10 - 9:17  
Period 2 9:21 - 10:23  
Period 3 10:27 - 11:29  
Period 4 11:29 - 12:04 Lunch (6,7)
Period 5 12:08 - 1:10  
Period 6 1:14 - 2:16  
Period 7 2:20 - 2:50 TEAM


Reg. Bell Schedule 5-8th Grade M W F

Doors Open 8:00  
1st Bell 8:05  
Period 1 8:10 - 9:09  
Period 2 9:13 - 10:06  
Period 3 10:10 - 11:03  
Period 4 11:07 - 12:00  
Period 5 12:00 - 12:35 Lunch (5,8)
Period 6 12:39 - 1:32  
Period 7 1:36 - 2:11  
Period 8 2:15 - 2:50  

Reg. Bell Schedule 5-8th Grade T TH

Doors Open 8:00  
1st Bell 8:05  
Period 1 8:10 - 9:17  
Period 2 9:21 - 10:23  
Period 3 10:27 - 11:29  
Period 4 11:33 - 12:35  
Period 5 12:35 - 1:10 Lunch (5,8)
Period 6 1:14 - 2:16  
Period 7 2:20 - 2:50 TEAM

Early Release Schedule

Doors Open 8:00  
1st Bell 8:05  
Period 1 8:10 - 9:06  
Period 2 9:10 - 10:00
Period 3 10:04 - 10:54  
Period 4 10:54 - 11:29 Lunch (6,7)
Period 4 10:58 - 11:51 5,8
Period 5 11:51 - 12:26 Lunch (5,8)
Period 5 11:33 - 12:26 6,7
Period 6 12:30 - 1:20  

Two Hour Delay Schedule

Doors Open 10:00  
1st Bell 10:05  
Period 1 10:10 - 10:59  
Period 4 10:59 - 11:34 Lunch (6,7)
Period 4 11:03 - 11:48  
Period 5 11:48 - 12:23 Lunch (5,8)
Period 5 11:38 - 12:23  
Period 2 12:27 - 1:12  
Period 3 1:16 - 2:01  
Period 4 2:05 - 2:50  

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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 tendersby@junctioncity.k12.or.us and his phone number is (541) 998-6311. *
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Free Health Clinic
School Bond Updates
Workshop Seven - Material Palette Presented: The DLR Group came to workshop seven with material palettes for flooring, paint, and some miscellaneous finishes. Overall the colors, textures and ideas presented were well received and gave the group visual inspirations on how to include student art and/or craftmanship into the new building.
Material Palette for new high school addition See Workshop 7 - Material Palette Notes
High School Designs Build Excitement
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