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 »

Local Schools Adopt New Teaching Model

EUGENE, Ore. — Local schools are switching to a new system to measure what students have learned. On Thursday, the state’s deputy superintendent got a look at how classroom curriculum is changing. Deputy Superintendent of Education Rob Saxton got to see the proficiency model first hand. The new system measures what students know rather than … Continue reading »

4J Superintendent Ready for School Year

It’s not just students excited about a new school year, 4J Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman joined KEZI 9 News Midday via Skype to share his excitement of the new school year.

UO Ranks High in Public Research

EUGENE, Ore. – A new study by the U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Oregon among the top public research universities and best national universities. The UO was ranked 53 in public research universities and 109 in best national Universities. The rank in Best National Universities puts the UO in the top … 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 School District Prepares for the Heat

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday marks the first day of school for the 4J School District. While teachers prepare lesson plans and get their classrooms ready, they’re also getting ready for the heat. With temperatures expected in the low 90s Tuesday and no air conditioning in all of the 4J schools, it could get pretty hot … Continue reading »

4J Launches Bus Stop Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene 4J School District wants to make sure you know right where your child should wait for the school bus, and a new website makes that easier. A parent can put in their address, and a list of the closest stops comes up with pick up and arrival times. No personal … Continue reading »

Bethel Adds Two School Days

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District added two new days to its calendar this year. According to a district spokesperson, the school board restored two days to the school year that were designated as budget reduction days. Those dates are September 27 and June 13. The additions were directly linked to the reduced costs … Continue reading »

Health Concerns with Heavy Backpacks

EUGENE, Ore. — Another thing to think about as kids ready to go back to school: backpacks. Doctors say carrying too many books and supplies can cause serious health problems for kids. Kids carry various supplies to school — pencils, calculators, and books — but where do they store it all? On their backs in … Continue reading »

Project Hope Helps Local Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Local schools and churches are teaming up to make a big difference for kids. The First Church of Nazarene was at Cascade Middle School Saturday doing landscaping work and painting classrooms. This is the third year for the city-wide project known as Project Hope. The project includes a day of clean up … Continue reading »

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