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From the Superintendent

September 21, 2017

Dear Community Members:

We are off to a strong start of the 2017-18 school year. Classes began on September 5, 2017 and at this time student enrollment is up by 89 students for a grand total of 3943 students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.  By adding in Academia Aguilitas, our dual language preschool, and Crater Lake Charter Academy, the total number of students is 4226.  

I had the pleasure to speak with our local Lions Club this week and I want to share with you an update on how important their service is to our school district and students.  I have been well aware of the Lions vision screening for all of our elementary students.  This is a huge annual undertaking that over the years has resulted in 24,000 student screenings at the cost to the club of $11,000.  

But did you know that the Lions Club also recognizes and awards students of the month, annually gives higher education scholarships and even sends students to camp in the summers?  Many local Lions Club members have been involved in supporting the education of our communities’ children for almost 50 years of service.  This accomplishment is truly spectacular and without question makes a difference.

Please make sure to thank a local Lions Club member. You’ll recognize them by their vests they wear displaying their Lions Club pride.  On behalf of the entire school district. THANK YOU, Lions Club.  We couldn’t do it without you!

Another shout out must go to the local D9 Foundation.  On September 9 and 10, 2017, the D9 Foundation held their annual benefit dinner and auction as well as golf tournament.  Proceeds support scholarships for Jackson County School District 9 graduating seniors or GED recipients as well as making resources available to provide for special student/human needs within the district.

Formed in 1994, the D9 Foundation hosts more fundraisers throughout the school year.  This is another small group of community members making a big impact on our communities’ children to offer and support a bright future for them.  

Please make sure to thank D9 Foundation members. THANK YOU, D9 Foundation.  We couldn’t do it without you!

In addition to the Lions and D9 Foundation volunteers, this community has many other volunteer groups that support the education of our youth and the district is grateful. Thank you!

Cynda S. Rickert

Funds are raised each year through the following events:

  1. Scholarship Dessert – November or February

  2. Poker Tournament – February or March

  3. Benefit Dinner and Auction – Saturday after Labor Day

  4. Golf Tournament – Sunday after Labor 



Cynda S. Rickert
Jackson County School District 9 - Eagle Point

541-830-6200 (fax)


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