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

  • New Science Curriculum Arrives First science curriculum adoption since 1997, thanks to bond voters  Students in 4J elementary and middle schools will learn hands-on with new science materials this fall, thanks to school bond voters and the teachers and community members who participated in an extensive curriculum adoption process. Eugene School District 4J has adopted new science curriculum for elementary and middle schools for ... Read more...
  • New Schools, Old Stuff Where does everything go? With the new Roosevelt and Howard school buildings getting ready to open, the district is quickly moving out of the old buildings so they can be demolished. So where does all the stuff go? Teachers’ classroom materials, library books, and other items are packed and moved to the new building. The district then ... Read more...
  • Roosevelt Family Reunion and Farewell Celebration Say goodbye to old building before new school opens Roosevelt community members, past and present: Please join us to remember and honor more than 65 years in the Roosevelt school building. Family Reunion and Farewell Celebration Roosevelt Middle School, 680 E. 24th Ave. Saturday, June 4, 1–2:30 p.m. Roosevelt Middle School’s current building—the second facility in the school’s history—has housed generations of students and teachers since ... Read more...
  • Farewell to Howard Building New school building will open in the fall Calling all Howard Roadrunners, past and present! Please join the Howard community and friends in remembering nearly 70 years in the original Howard school building. Farewell Celebration Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave. Wednesday, May 25, 5:30–7:00 p.m. The original Howard Elementary School was built in 1949 and has housed generations of ... Read more...
  • See What’s Next for Gilham Elementary School Community meeting May 17: Design & construction update Design is complete and construction will get underway soon on building improvements for Gilham Elementary School, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. Families, neighbors and community members are invited to get an update on the Gilham improvement project at a community meeting May 17. Participants will get ... Read more...
  • New Science Curriculum On Its Way Bond funds replacement of nearly 20-year-old K–8 science curriculum  New science curriculum materials will soon be on their way to Eugene School District 4J, purchased using bond funds approved by voters in 2013. The district has adopted new science curriculum for grades K–8 for the first time in nearly 20 years. 4J science curriculum in grades K–8 is kit-based, with kits consisting ... Read more...
  • New Building for River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary Community meeting Feb. 11: Design & construction update The design details have been completed and construction is about to begin on a new building for River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School on West Hilliard Lane. The school’s aging building is being replaced with an efficient and appealing modern school building, thanks to voters’ approval of the ... Read more...
  • See What’s Next for Arts & Technology Academy Community meeting Feb. 4: Design & construction update Design is complete and construction will get underway soon on a new building for Arts & Technology Academy, the neighborhood middle school at the former Jefferson site, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. When the new school opens in fall 2017, it will provide better learning ... Read more...
  • Sound Off On Science! K–8 Science Curriculum Open House Jan. 22–23 Parents, educators and community members are invited to learn about and give feedback on new science curriculum options for 4J elementary and middle schools at a science adoption open house. Multiple curriculum options will be available for review and feedback on Friday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 23, from ... Read more...
  • New Schools Coming Soon: Design & Construction Update Meetings Bond project updates: Feb. 4: Arts & Technology Academy Feb. 11: River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary Designs are complete and construction will soon get underway on new buildings for Arts & Technology Academy and River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. Families, neighbors and community members are invited ... Read more...