March 5 – 9

Kelly Week at a Glance 

  • Mar. 5 – Track starts
  • Mar. 5 – 8th Grade party planning meeting; 6:30 PM
  • Mar. 5 – Kelly Co-Pilots Meeting (Parent Group); 7:00 PM
  • Mar. 5 – Kelly Food Drive
  • Mar. 9 – Benito Juarez Celebration
  • Mar. 15 – No School; Second Trimester Grading Day
  • Mar. 16 – No School; Professional Development/Planning Day

You can always check the Kelly Calendar on our website for upcoming days off and early release days.

It’s Not too Late to Join Track!
Track season will begin Monday, March 5. If you think your child might be interested in participating, please schedule a physical now. In order to be on the team, students must have a physical that is no more than 2 years (dated after March 5, 2016). You can call the office if you need to check and see if we have a current physical on file for your student. Students can pick up the track packets in the office or you can download the forms from our website.

Please get your packets in as soon as possible as this helps us to know how many students we will have on the team. We are allocated coaches based on the number of students on the team, so the sooner you get your track packets in, the sooner we are able to secure coaching!

Benito Juarez Celebration
On Friday, March 9, Kelly Middle School is hosting its “12th Benito Juárez Celebration”. Our theme this year is “We Are the North Region Community”. This is an evening of art, music, dance, student presentations, and a superb dinner with traditional homemade Mexican food. Tickets will be sold at the door for $1.00 each starting at 5:15 PM.

When the doors open, the program begins in the Flight Deck with music by “Kelly Marimba” and Director David Adee from River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary. From 5:30 to 6:15 PM attendees can buy and enjoy Mexican homemade food in the cafeteria. During dinner, the audience will see a slideshow on our new TV monitor with students working on all kinds of projects and artwork in different classes. A traditional toy collection donated by the government of Guanajuato, Mexico, will be on display in the cafeteria.

At 6:30 the program continues in the small gym with traditional Mexican music from “Mariachi del Shedd”, followed by “Ahiru Daiko” drumming group from the U of O. To keep up the energy, the Casino Rueda group “Azucar” will put the audience on their feet and move to the rhythm of SALSA to close the evening.


Annual Food Drive
March 5 to March 14
Last year, students were astounded to find out that Food for Lane County moves over 6 million pounds of food each year and that about 1 in 3 children benefit from their services each year. Advisory classes compete to earn the most points, food items are assigned point values depending on the nutritional value. Students will be bringing home more information soon. Over the past two years, Kelly students have helped bring in more than 6,000 pounds of food. This generates meals for more than 650 families! It is inspiring to watch our student’s band together and take a leadership role in helping feed our community.

BEST+ Program
Kelly Middle School, along with the City of Eugene, offers after-school activities to Kelly students throughout the school year. The after-school program primarily focuses on helping Kelly students succeed in academics by providing homework help. In addition to extra study time, the program also features enrichment classes such as art, cooking, drama, sports and more. Activities are taught by Kelly teachers, City of Eugene instructors, local service agencies, arts agencies, and qualified individuals from the community.

For more information contact Jim Wilcox, Kelly BEST After-School Coordinator. Email at or call 541-790-4748 or click here.












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