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

  • Big Grant Boosts STEM Education at Arts & Technology Academy School gets nearly $700,000 grant to increase hands-on integrated learning in science, technology, engineering and math Dream. Design. Make. Learn. That’s what middle school students at 4J’s Arts & Technology Academy will soon be doing more of, thanks to a $690,932 STEM Lab School grant from the state. The Arts & Technology Academy emphasizes STEM studies (or STEAM, including ... Read more...
  • Edison Elementary School Master Plan Meeting Community invited to open house to learn more, provide input A master plan to guide future improvements of the Edison Elementary School building has been developed with input from students, parents, staff and neighbors. Parents and community members are invited to learn more and provide input at an open house on May 15. WHAT: Edison Master Plan Public Meeting WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2013 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Edison Elementary School, 1328 East 22nd Ave. Robertson ... Read more...
  • River Road School Design Gets Underway Public invited to open house about design of new school Design for a new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School is underway. River Road is one of the four schools, among 4J’s oldest and most inefficient, that will be replaced or renovated over the next few years, thanks to voters’ approval of the school bond measure in May ... Read more...
  • 4J Schools Refresh Student Technology Bond funding new student technology: A cart full of laptops (known as a COW or Computers on Wheels) charges up.First bond-funded computers delivered to every school Our students are getting their hands on some new technology, thanks to voters’ approval of the school bond measure last May. This spring every 4J school is receiving a new mobile computer lab holding 36 MacBook Airs. The mobile labs are called “COWs,” which stands for Computers On Wheels. The technology refresh ... Read more...
  • New Howard Elementary School Designs Presented Public invited to learn more at meeting on April 8 The vision for a new Howard Elementary School is coming into focus! The future building and landscape are taking shape based on input from staff, students and community members. Parents, neighbors, and other community members are invited to a public meeting about the design and site plan for the new Howard Elementary ... Read more...
  • Designing New Schools for Eugene Community invited to provide input on school design  Four of 4J’s oldest schools will be replaced or renovated in the next few years, thanks to voters’ approval of the school bond measure in May 2013. Design has started on three of the new schools. Please join us at an upcoming public meeting about the design of each school. • Get a look at design progress ... Read more...
  • 4J & YMCA Consider a Future Together at Roosevelt Site The Eugene School District and the Eugene Family YMCA are moving forward to consider if the Roosevelt Middle School site could also be the Y’s future home. Superintendent Shelley Berman is recommending that the Eugene School Board initiate a public process to consider whether to sell, lease or trade a portion of the Roosevelt Middle School ... Read more...
  • Virtual Tour of New School Examples Photo tour shows design teams’ school visits Take the Virtual Tour First, see what’s possible. That’s the thinking that led the design committees for 4J’s new elementary schools to take a road trip to Portland this fall. A group of River Road/El Camino del Río and Howard Elementary School teachers, principals, district administrators, and architects toured three Portland-area ... Read more...
  • New Howard Elementary School Taking Shape New project website shows initial design concept  Public invited to share comments at open house Thanks to voters’ resounding approval of the 4J school bond measure last spring, four of the district’s oldest, most inefficient school buildings will be replaced or renovated over the next few years. The first project to to break ground, possibly as early as this spring, will be Howard ... Read more...
  • Edison Master Plan Public Meeting Plan being developed; public invited to provide input A master plan is being developed to guide future improvements of the Edison Elementary School building in the South University neighborhood. A public meeting will be held on September 17 for Edison families, neighbors and any other interested community members. Robertson Sherwood Architects will share information about goals, process and timing; what has been done so far; and some initial ideas about improvements; then invite ... Read more...