James Madison Middle School - A community of involved citizens that empowers all students and prepares them for success in a changing world!

It’s School Choice Time!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by Wednesday, January 31, at midnight. This is an earlier deadline than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and Friday, April 1, at midnight. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved but want to stay enrolled at our school.

School visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options! Madison will offer a School Choice Tour on Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30-7:30pm, and again on Weds., Jan. 24, 10:00-11:00am. This is for parents who live outside the Madison boundaries, but are considering sending their student to Madison.


Immunization Exclusion Day Info

Due Date for Complete School Immunization Records

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 is immunization exclusion day this school year.  This means that your student’s school immunization record must be up to date with all required immunizations in order to stay in school.  Letters were mailed at start of December if your student is missing immunizations.  Please return these letters with the dates of shots that were given.  For questions or a duplicate letter, please leave a message for the health assistant at your child’s school.

Do you lack health insurance or financial resources to pay for needed shots?  Here are some options to check in with:

  • Lane County Public Health 541-682-4041
  • Churchill Clinic 541-790-5227
  • North Eugene Clinic 541-790- 4445

Fecha Limite Para Completar Los Registros De Inmunización Escolar

El miércoles 21 de febrero de 2018 es el día de exclusión de vacunación para este año escolar. Esto significa que el registro de inmunización escolar de su hijo(a) debe estar al día con todas las vacunas requeridas para poder permanecer en la escuela. Se empezó a enviar cartas por correo a principios de diciembre si su estudiante no tiene algunas vacunas en nuestro registro. Por favor devuelva estas cartas con la actualización de las fechas en que se realizaron las vacunas. Si tiene preguntas o una necesita un duplicado de carta, por favor deje un mensaje con la asistente de salud en la escuela de su hijo(a).

 ¿No tiene seguro de salud o recursos financieros para pagar las vacunas necesarias? Aquí tiene algunas opciones para que las revise:

Salud Pública de Lane County 541-682-4041
Clínica de La Escuela Secundaria Churchill 541-790-5227
Clínica de la Escuela Secundaria North Eugene       541-790-4445


Medieval Faire!

The grandest 7th grade event of the year is coming to Madison…our annual Medieval Faire! Come join us Weds., Nov. 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm, for a great time watching your very own 7th graders show off their medieval prowess. You will get to see examples of medieval life and crafts, costumes and props, interactive demos, an armored combat demo by NW Fencing Academy, and have a light bite (sliced meats, cheeses, fruit and breads). It’s gonna be a BLAST!

Holiday Food Drive!

Can you think of a friend who has a family member who has lost a job recently? Can you think of a friend who is stressed out because their family is having trouble paying the bills? Can you imagine why the loss of a job or limited money would make the holidays really stressful and upsetting for some Madison families?

For all these reasons, we are hoping that you will help our school community by donating to the Holiday Food Drive. Our food drive begins November 20 and will continue through December 11. All the food we collect goes directly to Madison families who need some extra support during the holiday season. Please check out our food list at the bottom of this post. Each family we support receives EVERYTHING on the list, so we need a lot of help with donations.

Parents & Guardians: If you think your family would benefit from the support of the Holiday Food Drive, please contact Anne Tomlanovich, Madison school counselor, at 790.4347.  If you would like to donate food, money or your time to our food drive, please contact Doriann Oravec, our volunteer coordinator, at 790.4300.

Thank you Madison community for your help with this important project!


Superintendent Community Meeting Tonight!

Please join 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas tonight, at a community meeting to learn about 4J Vision 20/20, the school district’s strategic plan. 4J Vision 20/20 was developed in partnership with the community and adopted earlier this year by the school board. The plan is a road map to guide the school district’s efforts and resources for the next three to five years. Everyone is welcome! Learn more about 4J Vision 20/20: www.4j.lane.edu/4jvision2020.

4J Superintendent Community Meeting: Tonight, 6–7 p.m. at Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene.

Por favor únase con el superintendente de 4J, el Dr. Gustavo Balderas, el 14 de noviembre en una reunión comunitaria para informarse acerca de la visión 20/20, el plan estratégico del distrito. El plan fue desarrollado con la colaboración de la comunidad y adoptado a principios de este año por los miembros de la junta directiva. El plan es un mapa para guiar los esfuerzos y recursos por los siguientes tres a cinco años. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Entérese mas acerca de la visión 20/20 de 4J en: www.4j.lane.edu/4jvision2020.

Reunión Comunitaria con el Superintendente: martes, 14 de noviembre de 6 a 7 p.m. en la escuela secundaria Kennedy, 2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene.

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming! Wednesday, Nov. 8 we will offer arena style conferencing from 4:00pm-8:00pm. During this time, parents may drop in for short (10 min. max) conferences with teachers they want to see. Teachers will be set up in the large gym.

The next day, on Thursday, Nov. 9, teachers will be available in their classrooms from 8:00am-12:00pm, and parents can drop by at their leisure, for short conferences with teachers of their choice.

Reminder: there is no school on Thursday, Nov. 9, for Madison students! There is also no school district-wide, on Friday, Nov. 10 (Veterans Day)

4J Parent Meeting

Click here for information on the upcoming 4J Parents Meeting!

4J Parent Leaders Network – is an a volunteer network connecting parent organization leaders for mutual support. We share resources, ideas, and best practices to support the involvement of parents and families in the education of their children.

2017-2018 Meetings -Our meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will take place at the District Office at 200 North Monroe Street Take away tools will be provided.

Monday, October 30, 2017 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Each meeting will include a 40-minute training topic and a 20-minute information presentation from Eugene School District 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Elementary Director Brooke Wagner, and Secondary Director BJ Blake.


Meetings are convened by Heather Sielicki (parent volunteer) with support from Josh Reckord (retired educator). Join our email list for updates, meeting agendas and reminders.  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/4jparentleadersnetwork