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

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

Remember that parent-teacher conferences are this Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm in the gym and Thursday morning from 8am to noon in the teacher’s classroom. The conferences are a drop-in format so that means you do not schedule an appointment. Please come to hear how awesome your child is doing and maybe some areas of growth. Because of conferences and Veteran’s Day, there will be no school on Thursday and Friday this week.

Envision the Future of North Eugene Schools

Help shape the vision for our schools! Eugene School District 4J is working to support and strengthen schools across the district, starting in the North Eugene region. Your input is important.

Parents, students and community members are invited to come to a community event and engage in 4J’s North Region Visioning Process. Participants will collaborate in energizing design activities and share their views to help guide future decisions, as our schools seek to better serve our community’s diverse students and families. This is the next step after the survey you may have completed last spring.

Choose a night and come share your voice:

  • Mon., November 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Dr.
  • Tues., December 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
  • Spanish: Thu., November 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m., River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane

If you have questions about the events or the North Region Visioning Process, please call 4J Instructional Services at 541-790-7550.

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Spirit Week

Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday (Halloween): Costume Day (Please check costume guidelines)
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (hair and outfits)
Thursday: Throwback Thursday
Friday: 6th Graders wear white, 7th graders wear blue, 8th graders wear red

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