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October 2017
October has been an eventful month at JCHS.  Sophomores and many of our juniors took the PSAT on Oct 11th.  Freshmen participated in team building and career exploration activities with TEAM teachers, and seniors worked with TEAM teachers on finalizing grad plans and community service obligations.  We are reestablishing community service hours as a requirement for graduation, and will be working with the local Chamber of Commerce, service organizations, and any interested party from our JC community on giving our students multiple opportunities to serve.

Our first Latino Family Night was held on Oct 4th, with numerous parents and kids coming to campus to eat a catered dinner together, and learn more about high school opportunities, and community resources.  We were excited to have a tremendous turnout.

Our entire freshmen class participated in the Lane County Career Fair on Oct 12th.  Students met with various business groups, and some even participated in mock interviews.  Mr. Young heard tremendous feedback from the panelists who mentioned JC students were some of the most marketable and respectful in comparison to all of the county students represented.  Several may have even been hired if they were older than 14.

Fall Conferences took place last week, and midterm grades have been mailed out.  Our girls soccer team just wrapped up an undefeated regular season, and will not wait to see who they will be facing in the State tournament.  Boys soccer ended their season with an exciting 3-2 upset at Sisters (first win there in years).  Cross Country is preparing for the district meet, and volleyball finished their season this week with an energetic senior night.  As of this report, the JC football team awaits a possible play-in round game if they earn a victory over Sisters on senior night.  We would also like to thank our cheerleaders for their amazing support and spirit throughout homecoming and the fall season.

As part of our professional development this week, teachers will be receiving a training on Thursday morning specifically related to differentiating our instruction and challenging TAG students with enrichment opportunities in class.  We will also be working on building our career related lessons for TEAM classes as we enter November.  Teachers are completing their student growth and professional goals as well.


September 2017
The students and staff at JCHS are busy preparing for an exciting homecoming week.  This past Friday, leadership students kicked off the week with an all-school assembly with class relays, spirit competitions, announcement of Homecoming court, and fall sport athletes.  The Noise Parade and class activities at Peden Field will take place on Wednesday, Sept 27th, with the football game and halftime events on Friday, Sept. 29th.  Homecoming week will be highlighted by our own Tiger alum, Justin Wilcox, returning to coach his Cal Bears against the Oregon Ducks.  The Pac-12 network plans to be on the JCHS campus this Thursday to do a feature story on Justin's high school roots, including interviews with Coach Mark Henderson, Craig Rothenberger, and former teammates. The network will run the story during the pregame this coming Saturday.

The staff worked collaboratively to revamp our Wednesday schedule.  Teacher Access is now in a separate time frame, allowing students to check in with teachers first thing in the morning.  TEAM period will be a class that focuses on mentorship with a special focus on college and career readiness.  We will also be re-introducing required community service hours for our sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  We will be providing ample opportunities for our students to give back to the JC community and strengthen our connections.  Our freshmen who participated in the Summer Bridge program will continue to work in the same TEAM with Liz Henderson.  Special thanks to Liz, as well as Chris and Liz Bolton for their work to develop career related lessons and activities throughout the school year.

Staff and students have embraced our emphasis on patience and flexibility, with the new building construction underway.  Our path between east and west wings has already been altered twice, and the student body has been great about walking longer distances.

Fall sports teams, including volleyball, football, cross country, and boys and girls soccer are now deep into Sky-Em league play.

Quick highlights in early October: Our Site Council meets on the 4th and we are very interested in adding new parents and community members, October 11th is PSAT Day, and Fall Conferences will be held on the evening of October 12th.


August 2017
Dina Marschall and Brian Young would like to thank the Tiger Club for an amazing kick-off event for the 2017-18 school year last Wednesday night.  The annual fall sports parent night was altered to include a new venue on Peden Field, and a BBQ for all JCHS students and parents.  Guests enjoyed entertainment by the JCHS cheerleaders, and were welcomed with introductions from each of the fall coaches.  We want JCHS to be deeply connected to our community, and this event highlighted that focus.

Last Friday afternoon, high school staff came back to work a day early for a welcoming "retreat" in the West Wing gym.  The afternoon activities included a catered lunch from Guaranty, a trivia game introducing our new administrators, and a debrief of staff feedback provided last June in a school-wide climate survey.  Staff reflected on individual leadership attributes and tendencies, and how these can strengthen or sometimes challenge our team.

We are excited to introduce the new JC online program.  Linda Jackson, CTE teacher, deserves significant praise for spearheading much of this work over the summer and helping to get our program up and running.  This will be a K-12 program, using both Odysseyware and Fuel Ed as curriculum options.  Students will be given opportunities for credit recovery, but also the potential for challenging courses outside of our building course offerings.  Of course, we will also be working with families who choose to have their student completely online, or choose a "hybrid" model of split time between online and classes in building.

We are excited to announce that Measure 98 funds will be used for the reintroduction of Agricultural Science classes, the Summer Bridge program for 24 freshmen who participated, new CTE and vocational opportunities for kids, and curriculum resources for our culinary arts program.

We are also re-introducing National Honor Society and striving to build more community service and connections for our students.  

Finally, special thanks to our entire staff for adjusting to a first day back without power.  Also, thanks to our custodians and Project Hope volunteers for helping to beautify our campus for student and staff return.  This will be a year of construction challenges, but we are looking forward to patience, flexibility, and hope, as we enjoy a year of exciting transitions at JCHS.


August 2017
JCHS Families - All are invited to our Tiger Pride BBQ & Fall Sports Night hosted by the Tiger Club!!

5:30pm Peden Field @ JCHS on Wednesday, August 23rd
All students and families are invited for the BBQ to start the event.

Fall Sports Night will take place following - JCHS athletes and parents are asked to stay.

Please bring blankets & chairs, as this will be a picnic style event to celebrate the kickoff of the school year!




June 2017
Dina Marschall and Brian Young will take over the administrative duties at JCHS as co-principals. Brian has been in the Junction City School District for the past seven years, the last five as the Principal at Oaklea Middle School. He worked his first two years at JCHS as the Assistant Principal, and taught Social Studies for 11 years at Roseburg High School. Dina has been the Principal at Territorial Elementary School for the past five years and previously served as a CTE teacher at Roseburg High School.

The ground work leading into the major construction project is under way and will continue until completion in the summer of 2018. When completed, most campus classroom and office functions will be included within a single building with a single point of entry. The 2017-18 school year will mark the final year of occupancy for the East Wing of JCHS. Please see the construction bond links on this page for more information.

OUR MISSION
JCHS is on a mission to model Readiness, Respect, and Resilience by example.
We intend to see every student graduate with ability to create opportunities and adapt to change.
We intend for our students to be mindful ambassadors for JCHS and the greater community.
We intend to give our community great reasons to be proud of its youth.


JUNCTION CITY SCHOOLS UPDATE: February 2017

Students have the constitutional rights to free speech,
freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. We expect
that students exercise these rights in a non-disruptive and

peaceful way.

Yesterday, a group of student leaders informed school officials that they intended to participate in today's national day of immigration. The students were proactive and responsible for prearranging their absences and making arrangements to make up their work. Students were encouraged to discuss their plans with their families and secure their permission.

Our district is committed to safe, healthy and discrimination-free learning environments. Policies about student absences can be found in the student handbook. The District's nondiscrimination, anti-bullying and harassment policies and reporting procedures can be found in the district website at http://www.junctioncity.k12.or.us/policies/NonDiscrimination.html

Parents with questions pertaining to their own children are encouraged to contact school administration.
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Last Friday (Feb 10), more than 40 students and 20
adults met to discuss the persistence of racist comments
on our campus since early November. The headline concern is
the enforcement of district policy against actions which create a “hostile educational environment including the psychological well-being of (a) student.” (JCSD Policy JFCF)

School administration, district administration, and members of the school board were among the adults in attendance, and all are resolved to improving the process for reporting and collecting detailed allegations of harassment, timely investigation and assignment of appropriate consequences, and ensuring that complainants receive feedback on their complaints that complies with Federal privacy laws.

The boundaries of proper conduct are described in District policy, the Student Code of Conduct, the District Student Handbook, and TSPC Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators (as found in Division 22 Standards, Oregon Department of Education).  All students, staff, visitors and volunteers must adhere to District policies regarding non-discrimination. Comments or actions that are racist, discriminatory, harassing or intimidating are strictly prohibited.  Anyone witnessing such conduct is expected to immediately make a report to school administration who are obligated to investigate and respond to substantiated reports.  Parties who have been found to engage in such conduct shall be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion (for students), termination (for staff) or exclusion from school grounds or activities (for visitors and volunteers).

Formal complaint policies and forms for Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying against students are available by clicking HERE.

For complaints against staff, please visit this LINK.

If you are uncertain as to whether your concern should be filed as a formal complaint, please reach out to Principal Malcom McRae, Assistant Principal Steve Jones, a school counselor or trusted teacher for assistance.

Follow us on Twitter @JCHSTIGERS for upcoming events and news from the classroom.


November 2016
In response to the disruption of the JCHS learning environment following the general election, all signs,
symbols, and apparel related to the recent election cycle will continue to be restricted from all areas of Junction City High School's campus during regular school day hours (7:30am-3:30pm).

It is NOT OKAY to bring a pocket knife to school. There are no exceptions. The JCHS Student Handbook states: “A pocket knife that is inadvertently brought to school should be taken to the nearest office immediately and left with a school administrator and picked up at the end of the school day. Any pocket knife that is used or visible may be confiscated by any staff member. Confiscated items may be picked up at the end of the school day. Repeated violations will result in disciplinary action and the item being held by administration until picked up by a parent.“

The restriction goes beyond real pocket knives. “Replicas of … pocket knives are also prohibited by Board policy. Exceptions to the District’s replicas prohibition may be granted only with prior principal approval for certain curriculum or school related activities under this policy consistent with Junction City School Board Policy: JFCJ.”

Pocket knives with blades up to 3” or which fit in the palm of the hand are not exempt from these rules. The recent stabbing of five boys in the locker room of a Utah high school with a 3” knife adds to our resolve in ensuring the safety of JCHS students.  (November 15, 2016 in Orem, Utah

March 2016

SPOTLIGHT ON JCHS ACHIEVEMENT
In case you missed it, here’s a link to the front page story that ran in the Register-Guard on Sunday, March 6, 2016: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34086399-75/junction-city-schools-recognized-for-helping-students-prepare-for-and-find-ways-to-pay-for-college.html.csp

2nd TIMESTER FINALS
Final exams will be conducted this Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15. For the bell schedule, please refer to the Student Announcements link at the left side of this page.

NO SCHOOL MARCH 16-25

Teachers will be completing trimester grading on Wednesday, March 16. Teachers will have professional activities on March 17, and JCHS will not be in session March 18 heading into Spring Break (March 21-25).

The third trimester will begin on Monday, March 28, 2016.

JCHS ATHLETICS
Spring athletics are under way with JCHS student-athletes competing in track & field, tennis, golf, softball, and baseball Please check the “Athletics” link on the left side of this page for schedules and to sign up for notifications when contests are changed due to weather.

January 22, 2016
State Assessments are coming soon…
Starting February 23, 2016 Junction City High School students will begin the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) in Science. Third year high school students (junior class) are expected to participate in the assessment unless they met the assessment in their first or second year. Assessments in English Language Arts and Math will begin (for third year students only) in early April and will be completed in May.

These assessments are intended to ensure that all students demonstrate the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school and are part of each student’s graduation requirements. The tests are not timed so your child may take as long as he or she needs to fully demonstrate what he or she knows and can do.

Description of Rights
House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting an opt-out form to the school the student attends.  We shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing. The opt-out form can be found on the Junction City District website http://www.junctioncity.k12.or.us/smarterbalance.html


January 7, 2016
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Progress Reports will be published and distributed at Parent-Teacher Conferences on January 21, 2016 between 4:30-7:30pm in the cafeteria. Please plan on a brief, 3-5 minute semi-private conversation with your child’s teachers. For those who wish for more time or more private conversations, we encourage making an appointment with the individual teacher.

For those who cannot attend, Progress Reports will be mailed the following day. You can send teachers a direct email using the STAFF DIRECTORY link at the left side of this page.

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
Students thrive and attendance improves when they are engaged in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Check out the Student Announcements link on the left side of this page to see what’s going on at JCHS and ask any staff member about how to get involved.


November 30, 2015
1ST TIMESTER FINALS
Final exams will be conducted this Thursday and Friday, December 3-4. For the bell schedule, please refer to the Student Announcements link at the left side of this page.

NO SCHOOL DECEMBER 7-8

Teachers will be completing trimester grading on Monday, December 7, 2015. Report cards will be sent by Friday, December 11, 2015. On December 8, teachers will be involved in professional activities, and the second trimester will begin on Wednesday, December 9.

JCHS ATHLETICS
Winter athletics are under way with JCHS student-athletes competing in basketball, wrestling, and swimming. Robotics is well underway, and chess will begin defending its 4A state championship soon. Please check the “Athletics” link on the left side of this page for current schedules.

OUR MISSION
JCHS is on a mission to model Readiness, Respect, and Resilience by example.
We intend to see every student graduate with ability to create opportunities and adapt to change.
We intend for our students to be mindful ambassadors for JCHS and the greater community.
We intend to give our community great reasons to be proud of its youth.


September 14, 2015
EARLY RELEASE
Our first Early Release will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:30pm. Students will be dismissed at that time, and staff will participate in professional development activities. Future dates are located in the “Bell Schedules” link on the left side of this page.

PSAT OCTOBER 14
Juniors (Class of 2017) – You are encouraged to take the upcoming PSAT test, and there are two significant reasons to do so. 1) Meeting minimum scores help you meet the Essential Skill graduation requirements for Math and Reading, which takes the pressure off of your Smarter Balanced Assessments later this year and reduces your obligation to provider alternate assessment work samples. 2) The cost of the PSAT is only $15, that’s a significant reduction from the $50 fee for the full SAT exam. Talk to your Advisory TEAM Teacher by Sept. 16 to reserve your space.

Sophomores (Class of 2018) are required by the State of Oregon to take the PSAT. Those tests will be paid by the State.

JCHS ATHLETICS
Please check the “Athletics” link on the left side of this page for current schedules.
 
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