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Honoring Excellence: 2013 ACE Awards

Dozens of 4J teachers and other licensed staff, classified staff, administrators and volunteers were honored April 23 at the 8th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards ceremony. One district “champion” was selected from each category: Teachers/Licensed Staff, Classified Staff, … Continue reading

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High School Common Schedule

All high schools in the Eugene School District will share a consistent schedule beginning in Fall 2013. Aligning high school schedules is one of several ways that 4J is working to: • Increase student achievement and ensure that all students graduate … Continue reading

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Employee Health and Wellness Newsletter – May 2013 – Issue 269

Eugene Education Association 2815 Coburg Road • Eugene, OR 97408 • Phone 541-345-0338 4J EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OFFICE CHANGE Janis Brew, the 4J Employee Benefits Manager since June of 2010, has left 4J to accept a position at the University of … Continue reading

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Third Teacher Forum

Formative Assessment can be described in simple terms as a “checking for understanding”.   It is essential that a teacher have an ongoing flow of information about student understanding in order to make frequent decisions regarding their instruction. Dipsticking is one … Continue reading

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Model Thinking Aloud

Modeling Thinking Aloud was presented to District 4j Principals through videos and by following specific steps needed to insure the strategy is successful.  Prior to presenting the Modeling Thinking Aloud strategy, Dr. Saphier stressed the complex nature of teaching. Other … Continue reading

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Turn and Talk

Turn and Talk is a great strategy that has also been called Think, Pair, Share.  Turn and Talk asks students to turn to their partner and discuss a specific topic.  Like any strategy it is important to understand why it … Continue reading

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Employee Health and Wellness Newsletter – March 2013 – Issue 268

Eugene Education Association 2815 Coburg Road • Eugene, OR 97408 • Phone 541-345-0338   RETIREMENT EARLY OUT INCENTIVE PLAN In an effort to diminish the impact of potential FTE reductions for next year, the 4J School District is offering an … Continue reading

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Governor Kitzhaber visits Eugene School District 4J

Governor Kitzhaber made several stops in Eugene on Tuesday, January 8th.   One important visit was to Eugene School District 4J.  Dr. Shelley Berman introduced the Governor to an audience of 4j Principals, District Administrations, teachers, City Officials, and Board Members.  … Continue reading

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Employee Health and Wellness Newsletter – February 2013 – Issue 267

Eugene Education Association 2815 Coburg Road • Eugene, OR 97408 • Phone 541-345-0338 RETIREMENT REMINDERS If you are a Plan A retiree (hired in 4J prior to July 1, 1998) and are planning to retire in the period from April … Continue reading

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School Board Invites Public Input on Long-Range Facilities Plan

Public hearing on Wednesday, January 23 Proposal: replace or renovate 3–4 school buildings in near future The Eugene School Board invites public comment on a long-range plan to replace, renovate or remodel several school buildings over the next 10 years. … Continue reading

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