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Decision Education Foundation Recognizes JCHS with Major Steps Forward Article

Great Work by All! The Decision Education Foundation, also know as DEF, has recognized the efforts of Junction City High School's 9th grade TEAM teachers along with teacher Liz Henderson. DEF's Mission To improve the lives of young people by empowering them with effective Decision Skills. Steps to Success Reaches All 9th Graders A Decision Skills course reaching all 9th graders is underway this fall at Junction City High School, representing a major step forward for DEF. Based on previous success with DEF’s StrongStart program, Junction City decided to implement DEF material as the organizing principal of a first trimester freshman success class. DEF worked with school administrators, counselors, and teachers to frame class objectives and develop a course concept around Personal Best, Academic Success, and Career Exploration (PACE) with decision education at its core. “Steps to Success” is currently underway with 150 freshmen and has already generated positive feedback. As a model for reaching all students, Steps to Success can be adopted by schools as is, adapted in developing a course tailored to their school, and incorporated as modules within existing freshmen courses. Freshman success has become an area of expanded attention recently, since research has established freshman year on track measures as critical to eventual graduation.

JCHS Senior Photos - Due December 20th!

Senior photos are due December 20th. Please see flyer for more information. Pictures that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be used. Pictures turned in after the deadline will be accepted for a $25 fee as long as the pages aren’t completed. School pictures will be used for all students who do not turn in a senior photo or turn in a photo that does not meet the stated requirements. Once submitted, yearbook has the right to crop photos to fit our needs.
JCHS senior, Gabe Bagley, being presented with OSU President Scholarship Award

JCHS Student Awarded Prestigious OSU Scholarship

Congratulations to Junction City High School senior, Gabe Bagley! Gabe was presented with Oregon State University's most prestigious award, the Presidential Scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship rewards academic excellence and inspires recipients to continue to be a positive force in the world. Gabe plans to major in engineering. Well done Gabe!!

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Principal's Corner

 
Co-Principals: Brian Young & Dina Marschall
 
JCHS-November 2019
 
In this month of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our appreciation to our school Board members and district leadership team. Thank you for the work you are doing to make our Junction City schools the best possible learning environments for our kids. We would also like to thank our teachers and classified staff for the daily investment they are making in this most important work.
 
JCHS has established a Scheduling Review Committee to take a look at possible options going forward. We are hoping to provide more intervention time within the bell schedule to support students struggling with particular learning standards. We want to do this in a way that continues to strengthen our elective opportunities, including Career & Technical Education. This may or may not lead to a revised bell schedule for JCHS in 2020-21, but we wanted to share that we are looking at options.
 
The JCHS Volleyball team had the best finish of any team in the past 40 plus years, earning the 5th place trophy at State. The team was assisted by a gentlemen in a now infamous "Lime Green Shirt", leading the student section with enough spirited noise to turn the tide in their first round matchup. Thank you, Steve Tedrick! We would like to thank Gary Meineger, his coaching staff, parents and student-athletes for making this a most memorable season. In cross country, Anika Thompson finished 2nd in girls 4A, and we are very proud of her and our other runners for their accomplishments. Winter sports are underway, with our basketball teams set to host an Australian school called the Northeast Bush Rangers, on December 9th.
 
On an athletic note, our football program has received an option from the OSAA to move to the 3A classification during the coming two school years. After discussion with coaches and a team vote with players, we have decided to accept this invitation. Craig Rothenberger will be sharing more information on this decision with the Board.
 
This past month, our Drama students put on a play called "Bad Auditions by Bad Actors". Directed by our very own, Wyatt Lee, this production had the crowd laughing all three nights. Over 20 of our Journalism students just returned from a national conference in Washington, D.C. and were able to get a wealth of education and experiences with Ms. Bandow, Ms. Henderson, and Mr. Miller. They had a rare opportunity to stand on the Capitol steps with Senator Jeff Merkley, as well as visit the Mall memorials, the Smithsonian museums, and learn a ton about the field of journalism.
 
Today, four of our teachers were further trained by the University of Oregon's PRIDE program researchers. The teachers will be piloting a program focused on restorative practices. PRIDE stands for Positive and Restorative Investment in Discipline Reform. We believe it will greatly support our efforts to build a positive learning environment for all of our students.
 
We are excited to announce that Kileia Riley, senior, was selected by staff to receive the Jim Paull Youth Service Award at the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Awards this month. Kileia is our ASB President, and has done a tremendous job as a leader in her school and volunteering in our community.
 
Finals week is coming up after Thanksgiving, with Trimester 1 finals on December 3rd and 4th, and no school on the 5th and 6th. Looking ahead, we will have a FAFSA Completion Night for parents and seniors on December 16th, 6pm in the media center.
 
We wish all of our families the very best this holiday season. Go Tigers!