Board Meeting Date Change for July

posted Jul 8, 2019, 10:11 AM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 10:13 AM ]

The July board meeting date has been moved to July 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Natural Resource Internship Opportunity

posted Mar 20, 2019, 1:25 PM by Crystal Wilkie

White tail Buck hunt raffle benefiting a new Scholarship Opportunity!

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:48 AM by Crystal Wilkie   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 11:23 AM ]

 2 Whitetail Buck hunts up for raffle! $100 per ticket, only 100 tickets sold for each hunt.

Deadline to purchase is January 1st, drawing will be January 10th. 

Funds raised will go towards a Scholarship for 2019 Wallowa County graduates. 

Check out the fliers for more information!

Back to School Night!

posted Aug 16, 2018, 9:10 AM by Crystal Wilkie   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 9:14 AM ]

SAT to be offered at JCS!

posted Aug 9, 2018, 3:54 PM by Kendall Hayes

This year, Guidance Counselor Mrs. Hayes will be administering the SAT at JCS on Wednesday, October 10!   This will be very beneficial, as it makes the test much more accessible to our students!  In addition, students who meet the given criteria can take the SAT for a much lower fee, or may even have their entire fee waived!  If you have questions about the test or testing                                                                                                               fees, please click here to contact Mrs. Hayes.  

Battle of the Books! March 15, 2018

posted Feb 28, 2018, 7:44 AM by Angela Gorham

Battle of the Books
The second annual Joseph Charter School "Battle of the Books" will be held in the Joseph cafeteria on March 15, 2018.  We are lucky enough to have snagged the Trivia Master himself, Jacob Losby to be our Master of Ceremonies!  There will be a chili feed ($5/person or $10 for family), that will include chili, cornbread and a brownie starting at 5:30, followed by the battle at 6:00.

Students in 2-6 grade have been reading their books and preparing since the beginning of January.  Each grade level reads 4 selected books and then breaks up into teams to answer questions in a "jeopardy" type format.  The students are very excited about the books that they are reading and it has been fun to watch them as they laugh through the funny ones and sometimes cry through the sad ones. 

This year one of the books the 4th through 6th graders are reading is the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  This book is about a boy with severe facial deformation, who after many years of being home schooled, joins a mainstream middle school. This book has many themes and really helps kids think about what it means to be different and what compassion, acceptance and friendship look like.  It has been a powerful book for our students to read, and has a lot of them talking - which is awesome to witness! It will be fun to see how a shared book and mixed teams will look for this years battle.

This should prove to be a fun family event!  We hope to see everyone there!

Battle of the Books! Coming up March 15, 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 10:32 AM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

We are so excited to be planning for our Battle of the Books 2018.  Thanks to a generous grant through our JEF foundation, we have been able to purchase the books for the classrooms as our students prepare for the annual battle! This year we will still have our battle among the students in each grade level who will compete against each other in teams.  We will also be having a special battle at the end with teams made up of 4th-6th graders who will all be reading a great book called Wonder by R.J. Palacio that addresses subjects of bullying and friendship.

This is a great time to get our kids excited about reading!  We encourage families to talk to their kids about what they are reading for battle of the books and ask questions.  We even encourage families to read the same books as their children and discuss the books with them.  It can be a great way to interact with your kids and keep them motivated!  GO EAGLES!! 

Here is a list of what we are reading in 2nd - 6th grades.  K-1st will be coming soon!
2nd Grade
The Great Pet EscapeJamieson, Victoria
Fly Guy Presents SharksTed Arnold
Squirrel's WorldLisa Moser
The Miniature World of Marvin and JamesElise Broach
3rd Grade
The World According to HumphreyBetty G. Birney
Sadako and the Thousand Paper CranesCoerr, Eleanor
Invisible InklingEmily Jenkins
Sword in the TreeClyde Robert Bulla
4th Grade
Escape from Mr. Lemencello's LibraryChris Grabenstein
Ice MagicMatt Christopher
WonderR.J. Palacio
I Survived the San Francisco EarthquakeLauren Tarshis
5th Grade
Walk Two MoonsSharon Creech
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry FarmerKelly Jones
Surviving the ApplewhitesStephanie Tolan
WonderR.J. Palacio
6th Grade
The Castle in the AtticElizabeth Winthrop
MastermindsGordon Kormon
A Single ShardLinda Sue Park
WonderR.J. Palacio

Christmas Concerts!

posted Nov 16, 2017, 11:28 AM by Lisa Collier   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

❄️4th-12th grade Concert on Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. 
❄️K-3rd grade Concert on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 pm. 

Rabies Warning

posted Oct 24, 2017, 7:34 PM by Angela Gorham

Parents and Teachers:

  1. A skunk has tested positive 10/23/17 for rabies in Wallowa County, confirmed by ODA, ODFW, and the Wallowa County Health Department. 
  2. Parents should be aware of the public health concern of this situation and educate their children on wildlife safety. 
  3. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and is potentially fatal if not aggressively treated.
  4.  All dogs, cats, and horses should be vaccinated against rabies. Any mammal that comes in contact with the saliva of a rabid animal is at risk of exposure.
  5. Vaccinations need to be kept up to date -- every three years for previously vaccinated animals. Check with your veterinarian to make sure your animals are up to date! The reason the U.S. has so few cases of rabies in domestic animals is because folks vaccinate their animals and keep them current! Let’s do our job, too!
  6. Any unvaccinated or out of date animal suspected of coming into contact with a confirmed rabid animal may be quarantined and may have to be euthanized.
  7. Call ODFW 541.426.3279 to report a dead skunk or skunk of concern on your property. Call ODFW if you have concern of other wild animals such as raccoons or bats acting odd or unexplainably dead.
  8. An animal does not have to act abnormal or erratic to test positive for rabies! 



  1. If a wild animal such as a skunk or raccoon approaches you, leave the area! Do not try to pet or touch the animal.
  2. If you see a wild animal such as a skunk or raccoon acting odd (unafraid, moving in broad daylight in populated areas) tell an adult!

Source: Dr. Jereld Rice, DVM, Enterprise Animal Hospital, Inc.

FCCLA Initiation Night 10/18 at 6:00 pm

posted Oct 16, 2017, 10:03 AM by Angela Gorham

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