Junction City Elementary School

307 West Poplar St., Junction City, OH. 43748 P 740-987-3751 | F 740-987-3752
P.O. Box 173, Junction City, OH. 43748 P 740-343-0680 | F 740-343-0683

Bowling Grant

Junction City Elementary being selected as a winner out of approximately 19,000 schools nominated, is quite amazing.  Mrs. Halaiko was notified by Fiore Lanes, Tim Fiore, that Junction City Elementary was awarded a $1000.00 grant.  We are so appreciative to receive this grant money.
Alex and Samantha Fiore presenting a $1000.00 check to Mrs. Halaiko, principal.

Spirit Week At JCE


Junction City Elementary

Students, Parents, and Staff.

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banana slug string band

Book Fair

Come discover an enchanting assortment of books at the Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair. The fair will run from September 24-28. We will also be open for Community Night on Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00-6:30.

For more information, check out this link to our Book Fair Homepage.

See you at the book fair!

2018/2019 Early out dates

This year Junction City Elementary Students will be released at 1:40 p.m. on the following:
Early Out Dates: 
   Friday,  August 31st
   Friday,  September 14th
   Friday,  September 28th 
   Friday,  October 12th
   Friday,  October 25th
   Friday,  November 9th
   Friday,  November 30th
   Friday,  December 14th
   Friday,  December 21st
   Friday,  January 11th
   Friday,  January 25th
   Friday,  February 8th
   Friday,  February 22nd 
   Friday,  March 8th
   Friday,  March 22nd
   Friday,  April 5th
   Thursday, April 18th
   Friday,    May 3rd
   Friday,    May 17th 

First week back of the 2018/19 School year - Learning in action!

2018/19 School Supply list

Open House

Please join us for our Open House

Thursday August 16th, 2018 

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Meet your teachers, see your classroom and cool off with an Icee from the Kona Ice Truck!! 

jce gets a makeover!

Mr. Brokaw, Vo Ag teacher at the Middle School, along with a team of Vo Ag middle school students are helping with the landscaping project at JCE.  
The project is slated to be completed before Arbor Day.   JCE will hold a celebration on Arbor Day, Friday April 27th to showcase the project.

Stay tuned for more information concerning the celebration!!

The AIR Test Song

#otherpeoplematter is a school wide campaign.  Here are a couple of thoughts from our students on what this means to them.
Well, what I think #otherpeoplematter means is the loneliest could rise up with the help of others.  Conner Warner
What #otherpeoplematter means being kind even when no one is watching.  It also means don't judge people by their appearances.  Ask yourself every night before bed, did I do something to make someone fell good, or did I make people feel bad. Lena Finck
I think #otherpeoplematter means you are not the only one in the world think of other people if you do something good, you can become a better person.  Bo Baker
 What #otherpeoplematter means to me is, it's a bond of friendship.  To me, it means no one is left out, and it's how the other people matter at this school, on the internet, wherever, it means other people really matter.  Chase Shriner
#otherpeoplematter means you are not the only one in the world, and the world does not revolve around you.  Paul Stenson
The meaning of #otherpeoplematter is not only you matter, but everyone around you matters.  Cassie Coey
#otherpeoplematter means treat others how you want to be treated.  Megan Howdyshell
I think #otherpeoplematter means that you shouldn't bully people, you should be nice to them.  I also think it means not to let someone be left out.   Mia Ogden
#otherpeoplematter means not only to be nice, but to treat others like family.  It also means that you are not the only person that matters, everybody does.  It doesn't matter what someone wears or how they look, they still matter.  Jessica Gordon
#otherpeoplematter means that not just one person matters, other people matter too.  You need to treat them like they matter.  You can smile and be their friend, thats wheat makes them feel like they matter.  Macy Humphrey
#otherpeoplematter means to show kindness to others.  Even just a smile, wave, or simple hello can lift someone's spirits.  Even though you think a hello or wave is just a simple act of kindness, the person you're kind to knows people care about them, and they're not alone .  Sometimes all people need is a simple complement.  That is what I think #otherpeoplematter means.  Cate Mathias 

Other People Matter

Jce holiday concert

Reading auction at JCE a huge success

Students at JCE select books at their reading level, and once they've finished reading the book they take comprehension quizzes on Accelerated Reader.  This is where they earn their AR points.  For every AR point they earn, they get one "Book Buck."  Our JCE students earned over 7,500 book bucks! 

The students then take those "Book Bucks" at the end of each semester and get to spend them at the auction or store.  This year we had three students earn over 150 AR points in the first two nine weeks.  Mia Metzger earned 153, Talib Tilley earned 180, and Lena Finck earned 183. Lena said she wanted wanted to earn the most points in the school and make sure she had every opportunity to buy whatever she wanted at the auction and store.  Mr. Joe Ogden volunteered his time for both the winter and spring auctions as the auctioneer.  In addition, many local businesses donated items to the store and auction.  We really appreciate all of their support in rewarding our students for their efforts.  

The zoo visits JCE!

jce celebrates Anti Bully day by wearing the color blue

level up league heroes

Here at Junction City Elementary, we have been using the Lexia program for over a decade. Lexia is a program that promotes learning in reading and phonics. It is used by grades Kindergarten all the way to fifth grade in our building. Since technology is having a rapidly increasing presence in the classroom, Lexia has become a big part of our school day.

We decided that the students who really work hard on Lexia will to be rewarded for their accomplishments. When a student levels up on Lexia, they are now given a certificate and then allowed to put a picture of their face on the body of their favorite superhero or Disney princess, where it stays for one week.  The “Level-Up League” has had a positive impact on our building and it is here to stay.

Level up league heroes - week of November 13th

Jonathan Bourne, Tahhah Knight, Makenna Hill, Jena Spencer, Peyton Kunkler, Lydia Rupe, Jordan Courts, Luke Williams, Kaydence Brame, Joey Davis, Deegan Huffman, Harrison Ratliff, Kord Shriner, Erin Simcox, Araya Butcher, Tanner King, Adrianna Spears, Cade McCoy, Skylar Panozzo, Marshall McCoy, Natalie Fondale, Chase Saylor, Lyla Boyden, Conner Chapmen, Chad Hatfield, Allie Fondale, Karmia Hubble, Madison Metzger, Jaxon Barker, Chase Moore

Level up league heroes - week of November 6th

Briel Pearson, Taylo Maughmer, Warren Betts, Marley Mendez-Santiago, Hunter Cork, Ben King, Gracie Stoltz, Jaxton Musser, Chase Moore, William Turner, Alexa Schmittauer, Maddox Carson, Clayton Cannon, Landon Denny, Zoey Shaner, Liam Wright, Austin Bray, Dedrix Chevalier, Emma Williams, Reed Hicks, Lucas Renick, Zoey Massey, Kadyn Keaton, Conner Fink, Chase Burdette, Brody Keister, Eli Dixon, Carson McCoy, Addison Scott, Jordan Gill, Allen Roby, Matthew Klingler, and Issac Allen

Level up league heroes - week of October 30th

Layla Rile, Conner Chapman, Gunner Gabril, Carson Kennedy, Thaddeus McCord, Cade McCoy, Karina Large, Aria Fox, Bronx Robey,
Samuel Hill, Travis Turner, Tyler Parker, Garbilla Poling, Chloe Leach, Karmia Hubble, Ava Gleason, Layla Baker, Peton Kunkler, Chad Hatfield, Sophie Burgess, Riley Stoltz, Rocco Stanton, Terrelle King, Mackinzee Wolf, Rickie Wolf

Level up league heroes - week of October 23rd

Kaden Bookman, Evan Pingle, Connor Fondale, Liam Wright, Jaxyn Barker, Chloe Horner, Mariah Murray, Leland Oldaker, Jammie New, Issac Allen, Chase Moore, Tayler Maughmer, Gracie Stolz, Benny King, Kaydence Brame, Makenna Hill, Karley Tenick, Bryce Givens, Cruze Lones, Connor Chapman, Gunner Patton, Cassidy Bruce, Makayla McCoy, Skylar Panozzo, Gracie Helber, Gatlin Grabill, Levi Longhenry, Ayden Dingess, Makenzy McCoy, Arlo Metzger, Carissa Householder, Kelsie Moore, James Sharp, and Dylan Rupe-Robey

Level up league heroes - week of October 16th

Sienna Fondale, Clayton Cannon, Makenzy McCoy, Drew Anderson, Luke Thompson, Izzy Wharton, Nate Hiles, Layne Mozingo, Cord Shriner, Simon Newman, Faith McCune, Kayle Robey, Kovi Coleman, Adrianna Spears, Jared Renice, Araya Butcher, Tyler West

Level up League Heroes - week of October 9th, 2017

Landen Denny, Landon White, Jonathan Bourne, Ian Boyden, Chase Moore, Briel Pearson, Karley Renick, Payton Cain, Ciera Nelson, Mitchel Humphrey, Mikayla Vanpelt, Cole Chapman, Tayler Maughmer, Maddox Carson, Hunter Cork, Joseph Westwood, Reed Hicks, Ayden Dingess, Malik Berry, Liam Wright, Alexa Schmittauer, Levi Longhenry, Bently Sharp, Troy Burgoon

Level up league Heroes - week of October 2nd

Jaxyn Barker, Connor Fondale, Luke Thompson, Erin Simcox, Ayden Griffin, Deegan Huffman, Gracie Stoltz, Sam Hill, Warren Betts, Dedrix Chevalier, Zoey Shaner, Colt Mathis, Peyton Kunkler, Sophie Burgess, Allen Roby, Andre Spicer and Kelsie Moore

Level up League Heroes - week of September 25th

Gatlin Grabill, Lucy Newman, Ayden Dingess, Luke Thompson, Lane Ratliff, Karly Renick, Mackinzee Wolf, Briel Pearson, Ava Gleason, Makenzy McCoy, Tyler Smith, Camryn Chute, Jammie New, Chase Moore, Trinety Crist, Marshal McCoy, Brandon Ruff, Chloe Leach, Tristin Fulk, Gabby Poling, Chloe Horner, Clayton Cannon, Sienna Fondale, Brody Kiester, Cade McCoy, Tyler Parker, Terrelle King, Tannah Knight

Another successful Literacy Night at JCE!


            JCE Results     State Average     Indicators

3rd Reading     87.5%         62%           (Met State Indicator)

Mathematics    89.1%         70%           (Met State Indicator)

4th Reading     81%           61%                     (Met State Indicator)

Mathematics     89.7%         71%                      (Met State Indicator)

Social Studies    94.8%         76%                        (Met State Indicator)

5th Reading     68.5%          66%

Mathematics     75.9%            66% (Last Yr. 75% earned the indicator -now 80%)

Science        87%             66%                      (Met State Indicator)

• Performance Index = 100.3 Rating B

Closing the GAP Component Grade - Rating A

AMO - Rating A

K- through 3 Literacy Grade - Rating B

• Met Third Grade Guarantee

• Gifted Points received 73 - needed 80 for indicator

Outscored “State Average” in every Category!

JCE Book Fair - 9/25 - 9/29

Open House

Junction City Elementary Open House
Monday, August 21st
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Hope to see you there! 
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Lane Ratliff, Luke Thompson, Levi Longhenry, Ali Grayson, Cruze Lones, Robilynn Proctor, Cole Chapman, Liam Wright, Kayle Robey, Leland Oldaker, Isacc Thompson, Payton Price, Max Humphrey, Mikayla Vanpelt, Gunner Patton, Tanner Toth, Skyler Robinette, Rhaylee Sarver, Gatlin Grabill, Lila Wolf, and Brody Keister
Trinety Crist, Chloe Hollingshead, Kaden Bookman, Marshall McCoy, Carson Dennis, Tristan Fulk, Gabriella Poling, Ginger Finck, Mriah Murray, Warren Betts, Aziza Houston, Issac Allen, Drew Anderson, Payton Cain, Makayla Huber, Cohen Spears, Nate Hiles, Elijah Mock, Austin Bray, Jacob Morris, Dylan Rupe-Robey, and Madison Miller
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