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A message from Mr. Lowe...

The Junction City School District is an exciting place to be. With the support of the community, we were able to fund a $5.7 million bond to finance new construction projects. Hopefully, construction will be underway by mid-October on the new gymnasium and the special programs building. The district has seen a number of facility improvements beginning in July.

A new lighting system has been installed at the football field. An 800 seat set of visitors’ bleachers has been installed, a new fence has been constructed, and a new press box has been constructed. Though some of these projects like the lighting system are part of the bond, the rest has been accomplished through surplus monies that were set aside in the building fund. Without the help of El Dorado Roofing and Construction (ERC), some of these projects would not have been possible. We are appreciative of the community involvement. The district’s maintenance crew is also responsible for the completion of some of projects.

We have said good-bye to a landmark building. ERC expertly demolished the old 1914 “red building”. As much as we would have liked to refurbish the building, experts agreed that the building was too structurally unsound to pour excessive amounts of money into. The new special programs building will be constructed on the site. In front of the new building we plan to erect a marker to commemorate both the original 1914 building and the old junior high building and old gym. As we go forward with these new projects, we ask for patience during the construction process. Hopefully, everything will be ready for the 2016-2017 school year.

As exciting as the new building projects are, we are more excited about changes in staffing and the implementation of challenging, rigorous educational programs. Both campuses have assembled wonderful, dedicated staffs and have implemented a curriculum that challenges students to reach higher levels academically. We as a district encourage parents and other stakeholders to let us know how we can better serve you. Every member of the staff is ready and able to meet with parents. Both Mrs. Matochik, elementary principal, and Joy Mason, high school principal, are available to discuss any issues that may arise. From a district level standpoint, I welcome phone calls and visits from the people we serve. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or visit any of us. Our school website and Facebook pages are great sources of information; also, you can track your child’s progress through the HAC system. If we can be of service to any stakeholders, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks entrusting your children to us,

Robby Lowe

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