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 »

On the Move? YMCA Considers 4J Property

EUGENE, Ore. — No Civic Stadium, no problem. The Eugene Family YMCA is moving forward on another 4J property as it continues its search for a new home. The YMCA is working to acquire the land where the Roosevelt Middle School currently sits. The 4J School District will eventually replace the school and could move … Continue reading »

4J Schools Visitation Week

EUGENE, Ore. – 4J parents can learn more about which schools they want to send their children to; Monday was the first day of 4J’s School Visitation Week. Parents can choose their child’s school and register them for next year, given there’s space available. Requests are accepted on a lottery system. The application deadline is … Continue reading »

4J Has Final Civic Stadium Proposals

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J Superintendent has delayed his Civic Stadium recommendation by a few days, but the district says it’s still on schedule to make a final decision on potentially selling the historic stadium next month. The district set a deadline for four Wednesday for the three players who are still interested in acquiring … Continue reading »

Students Back in School After Snow Days

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday was the first and last day of the school week for kids in Eugene and Springfield. 4J students haven’t had class since last Thursday, and Friday many told KEZI 9 News they were relieved to be back in school. Elementary school kids said they had a lot of fun during their … Continue reading »

Parents React to School Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — As students prepared to return to class Friday morning, parents reacted to all of the lost school days. Classes were cancelled for up to five days in the 4J, Bethel and Springfield school districts. Representatives say it’s the most consecutive snow days they’ve ever seen. All of the cancellations were due to … Continue reading »

4J School Board Talks Civic Proposals

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a day after the deadline for the Civic Stadium proposals, the plans are laid out in front of the 4J School Board. Each of the four proposals to acquire Civic were detailed to board members. Of the four groups, two want to redevelop the property. That would mean tearing down the … Continue reading »

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