4J Superintendent to Step Down

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District will soon have to search for a new superintendent. Dr. Sheldon Berman delivered a letter to the school board Wednesday night requesting that he be let out of his contract a year early. The board unanimously accepted his request. Next year, the 2014-2015 school year, will be his … Continue reading »

YMCA Reacts to 4J Land Decision

EUGENE, Ore. — The YMCA in Eugene is one step closer to finding a new home. The 4J School District approved a motion Wednesday night to set aside up to seven acres for the group to eventually buy, near Roosevelt Middle School. The decision came a few months after the YMCA lost out on purchasing the … Continue reading »

4J Discusses Land Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — As 4J prepares to rebuild part of its aging infrastructure — in the process — it may make way for a new Eugene family YMCA. The district’s debating whether to sell part of the land where the current Roosevelt Middle School sits — to the YMCA. It seems there’s an understanding of … Continue reading »

4J to Discuss Potential Property Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene School Board will discuss selling up to seven acres of the Roosevelt Middle School property to the Eugene Family YMCA for the construction of new YMCA recreation facility. 4J is planning to replace Roosevelt Middle School by constructing a new school west of the current building. Once the older building … Continue reading »

4J District Removes Osprey Nest

EUGENE, Ore. — Eighty five feet about the track at Madison Middle School two osprey decided to build a nest. “If they decided a location is good for their nest they will just be very determined. They will be persistent and try over and over and over again,” said Louise Shimmel, Executive Director of the … Continue reading »

4J Superintendent Presents Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Budget season is here and 4J is in talks about how their next school year could look. The budget was released Thursday, but the real discussion begins Monday night. Though the district is seeing more than an $11 million increase in its revenue, there’s still a $3.62 million gap that needs to … Continue reading »

4J Shows off New School Design

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District rolled out its plans for the new Howard Elementary School. The design came with some criticism from parents. Architects stood before parents and community members Tuesday night explaining the design progress. The new building will serve 600 students, about twice as many as it does now. Technology in … Continue reading »

Tree Topples Near Elementary School

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a chorus of chainsaws on Silver Lane Thursday night, right in front of the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School. A big tree came crashing down and blocked the road. Because there was another tree that looked like it could also come down, EWEB called in a tree trimming company … Continue reading »

YMCA Eyes New 4J Property

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board initiated a process that could lead to a new YMCA on school property. The YMCA is looking to rebuild and is hoping to secure the land where the Roosevelt Middle School currently sits. The district’s currently planning to rebuild the school. The school board started a discussion Wednesday … Continue reading »

YMCA and 4J Considers Future Together

EUGENE, Ore. — After losing the bid for Civic Stadium, the Eugene YMCA is entering official talks with the 4J school board Wednesday about another property. Both the YMCA and 4J have been talking about possibly allowing the YMCA to build a new facility where Roosevelt Middle School is now. The YMCA says its current … Continue reading »

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