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 »

Students Walk and Bike to School

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students will be walking or rolling to school Wednesday. It’s International Walk and Bike to School Day. The event hopes to encourage active lifestyles while highlighting safety routes around schools. Out of 250 participating schools in Oregon, 26 are in Eugene. It’s a higher count than ever before and Eugene … Continue reading »

Kendall Kicks Off Drive for Education

EUGENE, Ore. — The new school year means a new drive to donate money from the folks at Kendall Auto Group. Kendall’s Drive for Education program will donate more than a quarter of a million dollars this year to local schools. The donations will come down monthly, and will go to the education foundation of each … Continue reading »

4J Schedule Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — As 4J students head back to the classroom, high school students in the district will head to class on a new schedule. This year the four high schools, Churchill, Sheldon, North Eugene and South Eugene will be on a trimester schedule instead of semesters. The decision to switch was two-fold: to give … Continue reading »

4J Parents React to Shorter Schedule

EUGENE, Ore. — When Ashley Jorgensen lived in California, her son went to school 186 days out of the year. In Eugene, he’ll only be in the classroom for 165 days. “I just couldn’t believe it,” says Jorgenson. “Twenty-one days is a huge difference.” The 4J School District’s new budget left it with a choice: … Continue reading »

4J Searches for Architects

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District got voter approval to rebuild several schools on Tuesday, and the district is already on the hunt for an architect. Money raised from the bond measure will replace or renovate Howard and River Road/El Camino del Rio elementary schools and Roosevelt and Jefferson middle schools. 4J reps say … Continue reading »

4J Moves Ahead with Improvements

EUGENE, Ore. – After the 4J bond measure passed in Tuesday, district administrators and teachers are looking forward to the next step, spending all the money raised. Administrators aren’t wasting any time with plans for the future; even though construction won’t begin for a while, they say they can’t wait to break ground. It would … Continue reading »

Voters Approve 4J School Bond

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District administrators were surrounded in celebrations after they found out voters had approved their massive bond. Parents and 4J School District members rejoiced as their hard work paid off, and they say now it’s time to get to work and put the money to use. “This would not have … Continue reading »

Parents Hope 4J Bond Measure Passes

EUGENE, Ore. – Members and parents of the 4J School District have to wait until Tuesday night to find out if the 4J bond measure will pass. Parents say they’ve worked hard to get the word out and would be surprised if the measure didn’t pass. The $170 million bond measure would replace four aging … Continue reading »

4J Bond Supporters Canvas For Support

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents, teachers, grandparents and kids hit the pavement Saturday to raise awareness about the 4J bond measure on the May ballot. The supporters of the bond measure walked door to door in a North Eugene neighborhood, explaining what the bond measure would do if it was passed. Supporters say they chose to … Continue reading »

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