Opelousas Junior High School

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School Day Start Time

O.J.H.S. classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday! ANY STUDENT ARRIVING AFTER 7:35 MUST HAVE AN ADULT SIGN THEM IN!!!!!

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guidance counselor's pic

O.J.H.S. is pleased to announce we have a new guidance counselor!  Ms. Lewis visits O.J.  on Wednesday's from 11:30 a.m. until 2:40 p.m. and all day Thursdays and Fridays.

student art work about mindset

Growth Mindset charts were created by Ms. L. Green's ELA classes to enhance the schoolwide concept of expanding the mindset of the 2017-2018 O.J.H.S. educational experience.

Special Education and Journeys to Careers Students work together

Mrs. Jackson's Special Education Autism Class Collaborated with Mr. Arvie's Journeys To Careers classes on gardening. 

balloon car project

O.J.'s 21st Century students expanded their growth mindset by this guided balloon car project conducted by Ms. A. Sias.

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Science experiment

O. J. students expanding their minds through science experiments. 

unity billboard
science experiment

Ms. Gerald's students carefully add ingredients to their science experiment. 

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OJHS Poetry Club

OJHS Poetry Club

various languages of thank you billboard
Students check flowers for weeds

Male Journeys to Careers students transplant flowers for O.J.H.S. beautification project. 

teacher signing

O.J.H.S.'s Paraprofessional Ms. Davis translates, via sign language, as Superintendent Jenkins speaks on "Remaining Focused".

science experiment

Ms. Gerald's students conducting science experiments and recording their data.

Ghost mural of lady tigers

O.J.H.S.'s Lady Tigers and Coach Raven Arceneaux

Students Celebrating in the Library

Opelousas Junior High School's lead Drama Club sponsor, Eric Berken, is a recipient of Walmart's Community Grant Program!

OJ group

Changing your growth mindset often includes changing your class participation. 


O.J.'s growth mindset also includes working together.

St. Landry Parish students

Opelousas Junior High School students awaited "front & center" for the St. Landry Parish Young Blast to begin. 

Community service group smiling with principal

Hope For Opelousas Community Service Networking with O.J.H.S.

students use technology

Mr. Berken's students are changing their mindset of learning by viewing their vocabulary using technology via a kahoot game.

O.J. staff and student in unity showing number one finger
We stand as ONE against Bullying! 
2017-2018 OJ Cheer Squad

2017 - 2018 OJ Cheer Squad

growth mindset encouragement

O.J.H.S. has adopted the motivational proposal of obtaining and maintaining a Positive Growth Mindset. Pictured is Ms. A. Johnson and her "Growth Mindset"!

Read180 students making the letter O with hands

READ 180 & ELA Teacher, Franchesca Simmons, is a 2016-2017 National Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant Recipient!

Superintendent shows thumbs up to students.

Superintendent Jenkins gives OJ a thumbs up!

Students Plant Flowers

Mr. Arvie assists Journeys to Careers students in beautifying the school with flowers. 

Superintendent Jenkins

Superintendent Jenkins welcomed O.J. to the 2017 St. Landry Parish Youth Blast.

Police officers holding tiger head

O.P.D. Officers are in support of O.J.H.S.'s new "Positive Growth Mindset" endeavor! When you walk through these doors expect to receive a positive encouraging and nurturing environment!

SLPSB Vision & Mission

Vision Statement: The St. Landry Parish School Board will promote excellence in education for all citizens.

Mission Statement: The mission of the St. Landry Parish School Board is to ensure high quality instruction while working collaboratively with families and communities to maximize every student's potential.

News & Announcements

School Day Start Time

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O.J.H.S. classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday! ANY STUDENT ARRIVING AFTER 7:35 MUST HAVE AN ADULT SIGN THEM IN!!!!!

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