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Proposed Bond Measure: Every Student, Every School

Bond measure would fund improvements for every 4J school if approved Nov. 6 Measure 20–297, the school bond measure on the November 6 ballot, would fund improvements at every 4J school and for every student if it is approved by … Continue reading

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4J Educator Named Oregon’s Top Teacher

Churchill High School teacher is Oregon Teacher of the Year One of Eugene School District 4J’s outstanding educators has won the highest teaching recognition in the state: Keri Pilgrim Ricker, health sciences teacher at Churchill High School, is the 2019 … Continue reading

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New World Language Curriculum On Its Way

Board adopts new learning materials for Spanish, Japanese, American Sign Language courses Starting this fall, middle and high school students in Eugene School District 4J will benefit from new, districtwide world language curriculum for Spanish, Japanese and American Sign Language courses. For … Continue reading

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Summer Construction Projects Are Underway

Summer facility improvement projects make the most of empty schools and good weather School’s out for summer, and construction crews are hard at work across the district making improvements to school facilities while students are out of school. In addition … Continue reading

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You’re Invited! Final Bond Forum and Survey

Image of two girls reading together in Eugene School District 4J elementary school in 2018. (Photo by Chris Pietsch)

Board seeks public input before final decisions  Forum  |  Survey Eugene School District 4J’s school board is considering referring a bond measure to voters on the November 2018 ballot to replace and improve aging school buildings and learning materials. Community … Continue reading

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2018–19 School Supply Lists

Back-to-school sales will begin soon, long before classes do. Check your school’s supply list online before you start your back-to-school shopping. Some schools provide a list of required supplies for each grade, while other schools buy the needed materials in bulk … Continue reading

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Welcome New Principals, Other Administrators

Several 4J schools and departments will have new leadership in 2018–19 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS—Courtney Leonard, Charlemagne principal • Deirdre Pearson, Chávez principal • Dan Sterling, Holt principal • Sebastian Bolden, Spring Creek principal • Denisa Taylor, Twin Oaks principal MIDDLE SCHOOLS—Chris Mitchell, Cal Young principal … Continue reading

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4J Summer Programs

Summer learning, free meals, health care Summer is here, and with it some no-cost opportunities for students to learn and stay nourished. Free Meals: Kids are invited to eat breakfast and lunch for free this summer. NO forms to fill out. FREE … Continue reading

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Summer Hours at Schools, Health Centers

School’s out for summer! But you can still access the school-based health centers and get in touch with a school or the district before classes begin in September. Most central offices are open year-round. High school offices are open on a limited … Continue reading

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4J Educator Named One of Oregon’s Top Teachers

Churchill High School teacher wins Regional Teacher of the Year Award One of Eugene School District 4J’s outstanding educators has won accolades from the state: Keri Pilgrim Ricker, health sciences teacher at Churchill High School, is Oregon’s Regional Teacher of … Continue reading

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