Joseph Prechtl

Joseph Prechtl

Communications Director

(541) 475-6192 Ext. 2225

All media requests are directed through the Communications Department. Please contact our Communications Director at or call the number below.


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Our Communications Plan

Jefferson County School District 509J is committed to providing timely, accurate and clear communication to all stakeholders. We seek to provide resources and materials to ensure families, students, staff, partners, media, citizens, and other members of the community are kept informed about our key priorities, successes, and challenges.

The Communications department works with schools and departments to ensure that everyone is informed and up to date on student’s, staff’s, and faculty’s experience in 509J schools.

We aim to ensure that families, students, staff, and the community know that students flourish here, we care for each other, and we get better every day.

We aim to celebrate the successes that happen every day in our buildings. If you wish to share an idea with us, please reach out at

We communicate through multiple channels including social media networks and our direct communication tool, ParentSquare. In order to receive important updates from the district, please ensure your contact information is up to date by checking with your children’s school.

District News

MHS Business CTE Program Empowers Students Through Student Store

Madras High School is committed to preparing students for success in the real world. One example of that is the Business Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway. Students in the Business Leadership class get a unique opportunity for hands-on learning by working...

MHS Theatre Presents, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Calling all theater lovers! Madras High School is excited to transport you to an era of peace, love, and rock and roll. Please join us in mid-March to embark on the classic tale of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with a funky twist. We’ll follow a...

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