6th Grade Orientation 2013-2014

Below is the orientation Keynote that is presented to 6th graders. Please take a look!

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2013-2014 School Supply Lists Posted

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ATA Track Dedication History

4J School Track to Honor Track Town History Eugene’s only Olympic gold medalist, Margaret Johnson Bailes, will return to Eugene for the dedication of the new track at the Arts & Technology Academy at Jefferson.

WHAT:  Margaret Johnson Bailes Track Dedication

WHEN:  Friday, September 25, 2009  Dedication speakers: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon  Student track events: 12:00–12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Track & Field, Arts & Technology Academy at Jefferson  1650 W. 22nd Avenue, Eugene, Ore. (enter from Fillmore Street)

GUEST OF HONOR: Margaret Johnson Bailes, accompanied by her daughter, Felicia Bailes, and former coach, Wendy Jerome

OTHER  SPEAKERS: Craig Smith, Eugene School Board Chair; Kitty Piercy, Eugene Mayor; Janet Heinonen, Oregon Track Club

Two generations ago, a young athlete from Eugene achieved Olympic gold. Now the Margaret Johnson Bailes Track at the Arts & Technology Academy at Jefferson is ready to welcome and inspire future generations of runners.

Please join Margaret Johnson Bailes, Eugene School District 4J, the City of Eugene, and the Oregon Track Club at a track dedication event on September 25 to celebrate the completion of the new track and to recognize Eugene’s only Olympic gold medalist.

Ms. Bailes was a 17-year-old Churchill High School student when she won a gold medal as a member of the 4×100 relay team at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. One of the fastest women sprinters in the world at that time, she tied the 100 meters world record twice in the same day during the 1968 National AAU Women’s Track & Field Championships. She still holds the all-time Oregon state high school records for 100 meters and 200 meters set in 1968. In 1991, she was the first black female athlete inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

Before rising to prominence as an athlete, Ms. Bailes attended Lincoln Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in 7th and 8th grades and Jefferson Junior High School in the 9th grade. She left Eugene for California during her senior year of high school, completing high school in Oakland, California. In 1981, she returned to Eugene so that her daughter, Felicia, could also attend Jefferson Junior High School and Churchill High School. During that time, Ms. Bailes coached the Churchill High School track team in sprint and long jump.

The track’s surface, funded in part by a grant from Nike, Inc., is made from a blend of recycled running shoe soles and new rubber, representing state-of-the-art engineering and sustainable principles. It encircles a new field developed through a partnership between the City of Eugene and Eugene School District 4J.

The new Margaret Johnson Bailes Track overlays the weedy gravel track on which its namesake ran on as a student at Jefferson Junior High School more than 40 years ago.

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