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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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Break Begins

thanksgiving photo Date: 11/20/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
Thanksgiving Break Ends

Thanksgiving Kids Date: 11/24/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
O.J.H.S. Basketball Homecoming Week

words Date: 11/27/2017
Homecoming Parade (TBA)
Date: 11/29/2017
Homecoming Dance
Date: 12/1/2017, 7 PM 11 PM
Superintendent Jenkins

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

student government

2017-2018 Student Government Association

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!


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

2017-2018 OJ Cheer Squad

2017 - 2018 OJ Cheer Squad

teacher signing

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

various languages of thank you billboard
unity billboard
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.

motivational billboard
believe billboard
science experiment

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

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"!

OJHS Poetry Club

OJHS Poetry Club

OJ group
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. 

Science experiment

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

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! 
science experiment

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

Superintendent shows thumbs up to students.

Superintendent Jenkins gives OJ a thumbs up!

balloon car project

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


Changing your growth mindset often includes changing your class participation. 

St. Landry Parish students

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

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

man announcing

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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