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

Open House

Junction City Elementary Open House
Monday, August 21st
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Hope to see you there! 

5th Grade Clap-out. Good Luck in Middle School!!

Former OSU Football players visit JCE with The Driven Foundation!

5th Grade Landscaping Event!

It is hard, the thought of leaving Junction City Elementary. I’ll miss this elementary greatly, but I know all my friends and classmates will be moving to the 6th grade with me. When I think of losing the teachers that have helped me grow, I wonder what our upcoming educators will be like? I have loved all my teachers through out elementary school. My body may be leaving but my thoughts never will. The have been placed by several ingenious minds into one, mine!

My teachers have given a tremendous amount of effort to keep me growing. I may no like the fact of getting up in the morning to come here, but once I arrive, I’m thrilled.

Now onto the middle school, I don’t have thoughts about it often, however, when I do, my answers come from the prior alumni Junction City Elementary students that have already moved up. So on these lanterns we set our love for JCE free!

Thank you,

Trinity Cook

Sam Rupe, a Junction City Elementary 3rd grader, takes the lead role in James in the Giant Peach, a Zanesville Musical Production


The musical is a story of James, played by 9-year-old, Sam Rupe, an orphan that is sent to live with two aunts that are not interested in taking care of him. He has no friends, but musical director, Darla Revennaugh, told us how he ends up finding them in an unusual place.

“He has no friends, and no real family, said Revennaugh. He finds friends in an unusual place when he meets the insects in a giant peach. From there on, we are off an adventure that only Roald Dahl could dream up.”

The cast consisted of many young actors and actresses representing nine different school districts. Rehearsals kept them very busy, and their hard work finally paid off on opening weekend.

“It keeps them very busy. Most of them are involved in a lot of after school activities as well at their home school, said Revennaugh. We are very proud of them, and it’s fun to watch them grow from auditions to production.”

There is one more weekend to see James and the Giant peach, Jr. Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14th at 2:30.

Please visit link below to veiw the video 

JCE Staff takes on NLPD K9 unit in a lively nail biting basketball game!!

Level Up League

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. Within the last couple of months, we have implemented our “Lexia Level-Up League.” 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. Since the implementation of our League, teachers have not only reported far better work out of their students on Lexia, but some students have even been working on Lexia at home. The “Level-Up League” has had a positive impact on our building and it is here to stay.

Driven Foundation

Click below to order your Hog Roast tickets

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Mrs. Harley's kindergarten class celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday

Ice Cream Social

Mrs. Compston's third graders celebrating mastering their multiplication facts 1 - 10.  Great Job!!

COSI visits JCE!

Limo ride to Pizza Place for top sellers in Best Results Fundraiser

With over 600 guests in attendance, Community Night was a HUGE success! Thank you to all who attended!

JCE Staff shows Holiday Spirit by decorating the school! Awesome Job!!

Veterans Day 2016 at JCE

Introductory Remarks - Janie Halaiko
Pledge of Allegiance by all - along with Mr. Lybarger's Sign Language Club students - Justice Spears, Hannah Sholtz, Emma Bell, Katelyn New, Jasmine Baughman and Megan Howdyshell
Guest Speaker - Drew Cannon, Perry County Auditor 
Music Performance - Third and Fourth Grade singing Star Spangled Banner under the direction of Ms. Eck
American Legion - Introduction of Veterans
Student Essays - "What Veterans Day means to me" read by the following students - Trinity Cook, Lane Baker, Jonathon Dold, Stephanie Tish and Abby Wilson 
Musical Performance - Third and Fourth Grade singing America the Beautiful and My Country Tis of Thee under the direction of Ms. Eck
Closing Remarks - Janie Halaiko
Moment of Silence
21 Gun Salute

Principal for a Day winner - Bryanna Wright

Bryanna Wright, 5th Grade, was top seller during our most recent fundraiser, which earned her the sought after Principal for a day.  
During her time as principal, she and Mrs. Halaiko did many walk thru's, she helped with lunch duties, and made several announcements durning the day.  One of the announcements that was particularly popular was 15 extra minutes of recess for all students outside, along with a free jeans day for the entire staff.  She was quite the popular principal!! 

Packed house for the 1st and 4th Grade Music Concert!

Working together creates beautiful results!

Kroger Rewards


Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and supports the programs and activities at New Lexington City Schools. All you have to do is visit the Kroger Community Rewards website, register your Kroger Plus card, and sign up to support NLCS using the NPO# 99024. Then, whenever you are grocery shopping, don't forget to swipe or scan your Kroger Plus card. The best part - there is no cost to you at all!

Fire Safety Week at JCE!

2nd Annual Craft Fair


Thank you JCE Community for making Literacy Night such a success! We had over 350 people in attendance!

JCE students working hard in the classrooms!

Book Fair

Thanks to the JCE community for supporting our fall book fair! It was a huge success!
Click the link to see how many books were sold and how many minutes of reading our students will get to enjoy!


2016/2017 Early out dates

This year Junction City Elementary Students will be released at 1:45 p.m. on the following:
Early Out Dates: 
   Friday,  September 16th
   Friday,  September 30th
   Friday,  October 14th 
   Friday,  October 28th
   Friday,  November 11th
   Friday,  December 2nd
   Friday,  December 16th
   Friday,  January 13th
   Friday,  January 27th
   Friday,  February 10th
   Friday,  February 24th
   Friday,  March 10th
   Friday,  March 24th 
   Friday,  April 7th
   Friday,  April 21st
   Friday,  May 5th
   Friday,  May 19th

PTO News

The Mumpkin Fundraiser was a huge success.  Thank you to all who participated.
The next PTO meeting is November 18th, at 4:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome! 
The PTO will be sponsoring The Columbus Children's Theater, who will be performing "Scrooged" November 17th, 2016 for the Junction City Elementary students.
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Technology Help Ticket

Partners In Education

Schnittke & Smith
Vision Source
Pizza Place
Sayre & McMillan Real Estate
BPOE 509
Clark's Grocery
First National Bank
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home
McLain, Hill, Rugg & Associates
Foraker Gas Company
John Tague Post 188
Ken Miller Supply
King's Grand Central

Afterschool Program

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