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News and updates about how your school bond dollars are being put to work.

  • Arts & Technology Academy Will Shine at Grand Opening Grand opening invitation image showing the new Arts & Technology Academy at night.Come celebrate: Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m. You’re invited! Arts & Technology Academy students have started the school year in their newly built light-filled, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art learning center. Now it’s time to showcase the new building and say thank you to the voters, families, community members and neighbors who made all this possible. Please join us and come see ... Read more...
  • Let’s Celebrate! New School Grand Opening Events Join us for grand opening celebrations: Sept. 28 at Arts & Technology Academy Oct. 5 at River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School You’re invited! Please join us to help celebrate the opening of two new school buildings: Arts & Technology Academy and River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School. We couldn’t have done it without you! Four years ago, our ... Read more...
  • Modern Science: High Schools Get New Curriculum Two high school students work on a science projectBoard adopted new science curriculum to roll out this year Starting this fall, students in Eugene School District 4J high schools will benefit from a new, districtwide high school science curriculum. Before the adoption of the new curriculum, high schools across the district were relying on a variety of decades-old textbooks and materials to teach science. The ... Read more...
  • Better Buildings: Improvements Are Underway Summer construction projects are happening across the district, taking advantage of empty schools and good weather School’s out for summer, and construction crews are busy across the district while students are out of school. This summer we’re completing the construction of two new schools and making repairs and improvements to existing buildings. By the end of this ... Read more...
  • Rebuild, Reuse, Recycle Old materials find new uses: Aim is to reduce waste Thanks to the community’s support of the 2013 bond measure, two more new school buildings are nearly complete. Sustainability is a goal right from the start. Not only will the new schools be more energy-efficient and sustainable—designed to the equivalent of LEED Silver standards—sustainability also is taken ... Read more...
  • Calling All Jeffersonians: Farewell to Former Jefferson Middle School / ATA Building Arts & Technology Academy’s new building opens this fall Goodbye old school, hello new: Please join in a celebration and fond farewell to the former Jefferson Middle School building. Jefferson Farewell Celebration Arts & Technology Academy / former Jefferson Middle School building 1650 W. 22nd Ave., Eugene  Friday, June 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Arts & Technology Academy will soon move next door into ... Read more...
  • Goodbye Old, Hello New: River Road Farewell Celebration ¡Adios! to River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School’s 1953 building • New school opens this fall River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School has a long and well-loved history in the River Road neighborhood. Starting this fall, the school will continue in its new building—so it’s time to say farewell to the old one. Farewell Celebration River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School 120 ... Read more...
  • High School Science Curriculum Open House April 4: Drop in to review and provide input on curriculum under consideration  WHAT:    Open house: Review high school science curricula WHEN:    Tuesday, April 4, 5–6 p.m. WHERE:  4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene Eugene School District 4J will soon adopt new high school science curriculum, using bond funds approved by voters in 2013. New ... Read more...
  • Gilham Elementary School Grand Reopening: Thanks, Neighbors! Celebration and open house Tuesday, Nov. 15 After months of construction, Gilham Elementary School’s building in the Sheldon neighborhood has been significantly improved thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 Eugene School District 4J bond measure. The improvements at Gilham include enhanced safety features, renovated classrooms and office, added restrooms and other new spaces. The building is ... Read more...
  • Weigh In On Math! Curriculum Open House—Nov. 1 & 3  Learn about curriculum adoption process, give feedback on open source options to update elementary math materials  2 + 2 = 4. That will never change. What has changed over time is how students learn math and what they’re expected to know and be able to do at each grade level. The district will soon ... Read more...