Junction City High School in cooperation with the family and community is committed to providing an environment in which all students are offered quality educational opportunities. Our mission is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning through nurturing, challenging, and guiding all students toward their maximum academic, aesthetic, physical, social, and emotional potential.
Robby Lowe, Principal
A Message from Mr. Lowe
Junction City High School celebrates the accomplishments of last year. On average tests scores raised thirteen percent school wide. Just in literacy alone we saw a twenty-four percent increase in seventh, eighth, and eleventh grade students scoring proficient or advanced on Benchmark and End of course exams. Our teachers challenged our students and our students met expectations. For the 2012-2013 year, we again challenge our students to surpass the accomplishments of 2011-2012.
Education is experiencing sweeping changes fueled by Common Core State Standards. As forty-seven of the fifty states begin implementing the 21st Century educational program, Junction City along with the rest of the nation will shift learning away from teacher-led instruction to student centered facilitation. Technology is an unstoppable force in our world today. The new generation of learners must be able to grasp the power of technology; but at the same time, today’s students must be able to think, to create, to apply, and to independently generate new ideas. The role of the teacher is evolving from a disseminator of facts to an initiator of discovery. 21st Century education shifts the accountability toward the students. To compete in a technology driven world students must become collaborators, team players, and discoverers of new ideas. Junction City High School and schools across the country are in the process of adopting a new vision: Upon graduation from high school, students will be ready for the demands of college and be ready the workforce as productive citizens.
As part of our new vision for education, Junction City High School realizes that co-curricular education is important for students to engage in the whole school experience. We realize and embrace a belief that athletics, band, cheerleading, and the numerous clubs we offer help students to grow socially and emotionally. We believe a strong co-curricular program strengthens the community ties and is important to our District’s shared culture.
Last year football and baseball played in the state semifinals; boys basketball narrowly lost in the state finals at Summit Arena; and competitive cheer and softball won state championships. Our clubs were active with FBLA, FCLA, and FFA all taking part in regional and state conferences and competitions. This year we’ll also have an active National Honor Society, and as always our Student Council program has activities planned for the entire year. We fully expect co-curricular activities to provide our students with opportunities to succeed and shine and to enhance and reinforce our shared beliefs.
Parental involvement is the key to our students’ and our school’s success. From time to time we’ll be in touch to let the community know what we have planned. Parental contact is a wonderful aid in building a stronger total school program. Parents and community members are encouraged to call or email staff members with concerns, questions, and encouragement. Junction City High School exists to serve the needs of this community. We need to know how we can better serve.
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