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.
Happy New Year! After making it through the month of December with 6 “frozen days” there will be some adjustments made in the remaining 2013-14 district calendar. The makeup decision for the most recent two days in February is still pending, but this is what we know so far: February 14th, March 13th & 14th, April 11th & April 25th are now student days. March 20th is the end of the second trimester and March 21st is now a Record Keeping day (no school). The revised calendar has been posted on the school’s websites.
It is difficult to believe we are at the halfway point of the 2nd trimester. You should be receiving midterm grade reports soon, if you haven’t already. The online Home Access program continues to be a way for parents to check student progress. Teachers update online reports at a minimum of every two weeks. Please contact us in the main office if you have questions about the program or need login information. The login page is available on the school website.
Finally, a thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who supported two important events at Oaklea: On Thursday, February 6th, OMS hosted the district OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) competition. On Saturday the 15th, the JCHS Robotics Team hosted a Regional Robotics Competition at Oaklea. This event proved to be an exciting opportunity for students from across Western Oregon to showcase their robotics work, and captured a great deal of interest from prospective robotics participants!
One other upcoming event I would like to make parents aware of:
Parent-Only Drug Summit - Postponed to a date to be announced
Parents of JCHS and Oaklea MS students are invited to attend a Parent-Only Drug Summit on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, beginning promptly at 7:00pm in the JCHS Cafeteria.
Guest panelists from Lane County Health, Looking Glass, Junction City Police, and the Junction City School District will present current trends in local teen drug use, the risks to student health, and resources to help parents.
Seating and parking are expected to be at capacity, so please arrive early and consider carpooling to conserve on-site parking. This is a parents-only meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience, but child care will not be available.
As always, please don’t hesitate to touch base with me if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to become more involved at Oaklea.
Professional Activity ~ Late Start Bell Schedule
9:40 - 10:32
10:36 - 11:28
11:28 - 12:03
11:32 - 12:24
Period 4 Class
12:08 - 12:59
Period 4 Lunch
12:24 - 12:59
Period 5 Class
1:04 - 1:55
1:59 - 2:50
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