CHS Family Bulletin January 13, 2023
Hello, Churchill families and students;
Happy Friday the 13th! I hope your day and week have gone well. The Churchill hallways and classrooms are full of exciting thing as we finish our 4th week of second trimeser. The end of Januray will soon be here, which means that mid-terms will be happening and trimester 3 is just around the corner. Please conttinue to reach out to teachers and talk with your student(s) about their classes and assignments.
Monday, schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As a school we will hold our MLK Assembly next Friday, Januray 20th, during 2nd period. Our Black Student Union (BSU) has planned a wonderful assembly based around one of Martin Luther King, Jrs. many quotes, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” The assembly will have participation from many of our student affinity groups, our choir, and a keynote speaker. It will be a great time for our student body.
Athletcs are in full swing and are doing an amazing job! Our student-athletes are setting new records, winning games and meets, and having fun while working hard. Come out and support out teams when you can!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and as always, if there is anything we can do to help or if you have questions, please reach out and let us know.
Missy Cole, Principal
Churchill High School
See the full calendar at the end of the newsletter. (chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar)
School and Student Information
Taking Care of School Laptops
The 4J Technology Department is reporting a significant amount of preventable damage to student laptops. We’d like to remind everyone of the importance of taking good care of these devices. The money that we save on repairing or replacing student technology can be used to better serve our students and school communities.
The safest place to use and store the laptop is on a flat, clear, stable surface like a table or desk. Keep your laptop away from pets, young children, and areas where there is a lot of activity or foot traffic.
Be very careful with your backpack when you are using it to transport your laptop. Avoid hard landings when you are setting your backpack down. NEVER leave your backpack unattended. Keep it with you or store it in a locker to keep it safe.
Keep all fluids and food (including gum, toothpaste, etc.) at least 6 feet away from the laptop at all times.
If liquid is spilled on the laptop, do not try to fix it yourself. The best thing to do is immediately contact the school to set up an exchange.
For more tips on keeping your school laptop safe, visit our Caring for School Laptops page.
MLK Assembly next Friday, January 20th
Next Friday, we will be holding our annual MLK assembly. Our amazing BSU and advisor have planned a great assmbly for us! The class schedule will be on a “Double-Assembly Bell Schedule, meaning duirng the assembly time, 2nd period, half of the school will attend the MLK assembly in the auditorium, while the other half of the school will be in 2nd period. Once the first group of classes is done with the assembly, they will return to their 2nd period of class, while the other half of the school attends the assembly.
This year’s theme for the assembly is: “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s School Choice Time
See what our schools offer!
In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or may request to enroll in a different 4J school provided there is space available. School choice requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.
To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply by January 31 at midnight. Non-district residents must apply between March 1 and 31. All students who want to obtain a transfer must apply, including new incoming siblings and students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year.
Virtual and in-person school visits are scheduled in the month of January. If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to learn more about our wonderful school and their school choice options!
School event schedule: https://www.4j.lane.edu/school-visits-2023
School Choice events at Churchill:
Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 PM
IHS 8th Grade Parent Information Night
Thursday, January 19, 6:00 PM
School Choice Teacher Meet-and-Greet with Optional School Tour
Learn more and apply:
Es el tiempo de elección de escuelas (“school choice”)
¡Vengan a ver que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!
En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una excelente educación para nuestros alumnos. Los alumnos pueden matricularse en la escuela de su vecindario en cualquier momento, o pueden solicitar matricularse en otras escuelas de 4J, siempre y cuando haya puestos disponibles. Las solicitudes de elección de escuelas son aceptadas en un orden determinado por medio de una lotería.
Para participar en la lotería, los residentes de 4J deberán completar una solicitud (4jschoolchoice.com) antes de la medianoche del 31 de enero. Los que no residen dentro del distrito deberán completar una solicitud durante el 1º y 31º de marzo. Todo alumno que desee obtener un traslado deberá completar una solicitud, incluyendo los alumnos nuevos que tengan hermanos matriculados, y alumnos que se hayan cambiado de vecindario o distrito y deseen quedarse en la misma escuela. La inscripción no es automática.
Las visitas a las escuelas están programadas durante el mes de enero. ¡Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén considerando la elección de una escuela, por favor invíteles a aprender más sobre nuestra maravillosa escuela y sus opciones de elección de escuelas!
Reuniones informativas de elección de escuela
martes 10 de enero a las 18 h en inglés y jueves 12 de enero a las 18 h en español
Información general sobre el proceso de solicitudes.
Se proporcionarán intérpretes de español.
Eugene International High School (IHS) School Choice Sessions
Eugene International High School (Eugene IHS) is a choice school for students in grades 9-12 offering a 4-year interdisciplinary humanities curriculum focused on international studies. Students spend two class periods each school day in their IHS classes and the other three class periods in host school classes.
ANY student can enroll. All interested students must fill out an online 4J School Choice application, regardless of attendance area: www.4j.lane.edu/choice. The in-district deadline is January 31, 2023.
IMPORTANT DATES for the 2023-2024 School Year:
January 1……Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
January 31…..Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
March 1………Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for out-of-district students
March 31……..Deadline to submit out-of-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications
Spanish and French Immersion students from Monroe and Roosevelt will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.
Eugene IHS will hold special 8th-grade parent information nights: Please join us for any of the special information nights to learn more about our exciting school. The presentations will be the same each night. Please attend any night you can.
- South region: Wednesday, January 11, 7:00 pm at South Eugene High School Cafeteria (Includes French Immersion break-out session)
- Sheldon region: Thursday, January 12, 7:00 pm at Sheldon High School Cafeteria (Includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)
- Churchill region: Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm at Churchill High School Cafeteria
- Any region – Presentation delivered in Spanish for Spanish Speakers: Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm at 4J Education Center Auditorium in the 4J District Office located at 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
- Any region – Zoom Meeting (for anyone who can’t make one of the in-person presentations): Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 pm
ZOOM link (also available on the Eugene IHS website): https://zoom.us/j/91711106921?pwd=bmM5SjZhVjFmV0dTTkFJdjYxZEFZZz09 Meeting ID: 917 1110 6921, Passcode: 901335
If your student has an interest in the world and wants to learn about other countries and cultures, we hope they will consider becoming part of our Eugene IHS family.
For more information contact one of the Eugene IHS offices below, or visit the Eugene IHS website at www.ihs.4j.lane.edu.
Eugene IHS @ Churchill: 541-790-5225
Eugene IHS @ Sheldon: 541-790-6636
Eugene IHS @ South Eugene: 541-790-8030
Mind Body Divergence Alliance
About: New affinity group for students who identify as neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities, etc.); and students with physical differences and conditions. Come join us in the CHS conference room (F39) on Fridays during lunch.
Contact: Jené Conrad
Phone number: 541-517-5165
Neurodiversity Affinity Groups Starting in Eugene 4J High Schools
In partnership with The Arc Lane County and a grant from the Oregon Health Authority, The Eugene 4J School District will form affinity groups for students who experience disabilities.
The goal of the affinity groups is to create a safe space for students to connect and invite student allies to promote acceptance and foster friendships.
The Mind Body Divergence Alliance meetings will be held during lunch at on the following days:
If you have students attending a Eugene 4J high school, please encourage them to attend.
For more information, contact Laura.
Lancer Pageant 3v3 Basketball Tournament
Are you interested in playing basketball and supporting kids in the hospital? The Lancer Pageant is hosting a 3v3 Basketball tournament on Saturday, January 28th. Come to the planters at lunch to sign up to play, a team of up to 5 people is 20$. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Climate Action Club Clothing Swap
Climate Action club is hosting a clothing swap on Friday the 20th at 1376 Olive St. For more information and other ways to participate, visit the club’s instagram page, @chs.climate.action
Sign up for ASVAB Testing
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given to interested high school students at least 16 years old. The test is on Wednesday, February 15th, 2022. 1:00–3:30 pm. Registered students will be excused from class with a permission slip. Students will need to bring their student computer to take the test. I recommend that students taking the test have taken math at least through Algebra II, but it is not required. Test preparation materials can be accessed at this link, in the counseling hallway, or on the table outside the School-to-Career office in the STEM building.
Questions? Contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam in the CHS School-to-Career office. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 541-790-5262.
To sign up go to https://forms.gle/cha2oDpSWeQmyX879.
Career Exploration Opportunities
LEAP Interviews begin Monday, January 23rd
For those seniors who are intending to complete the LEAP through work experience, you will need to complete the LEAP packet of activities and schedule a LEAP interview with Mary Beth or your counselor during the week of January 23rd-January 27th. Use this link https://chscounseling.as.me/LEAP and choose the appointment type “LEAP Interview (30 minutes)”.
For those seniors who are not doing work experience as an option but have already completed an independent option plus the packet, you are welcome to schedule an appointment, also.
And finally, for those seniors who have not completed a contract or who may be confused about the LEAP in general, please go to this web page http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/leap and read, LEAP for Seniors! Please use the associated links on that page to find out more information.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given to interested high school students who are at least 16 years old. The test is at no cost to the student and is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, in the STEM conference room. Registered students will be excused from class with a permission slip. Students will need to bring their student computer to take the test. It is recommended that students taking the test have taken math at least through Algebra II, but it is not required. Test preparation materials can be accessed at this link, or in the counseling hallway, or on the table outside the School-to-Career office in the STEM building. Questions? Contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam in the CHS School-to-Career office, or email her at email@example.com, or call her at 541-790-5262. To sign up go to https://forms.gle/cha2oDpSWeQmyX879.
Career Exploration Opportunities Through Elevate/Connected Lane County.org
Winter Job Shadows! Filling fast! Apply NOW
The registration window is open now through January 23rd. Job shadows will take place in February. This is a great, short-term opportunity for all high school students to explore new careers. Find out more here https://connectedlane.org/elevate/#student-resources
Spend time this summer gaining valuable PAID experience working with local companies. High school juniors and seniors can apply for a 200-hour summer internship in the career area of their interest. Application Window: Feb 20 – Mar 30 6-Week paid internship at a local company for High School students in 11th & 12th grade. This makes a super LEAP project for current juniors. Registration information and link will be coming in February.
More career-related opportunities through Elevate can be found here https://connectedlane.org/events/
From the College & Career Center
Pre-College Mentors from the SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program at UO on our campus!
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Scholarship Application
The OSAC Scholarship Application provides current and future Oregon students access to over 600 scholarships through one application. Scholarships can be awarded based on a variety of characteristics including intended major, high school, merit, financial need, and more.
This is funding from the State of Oregon that helps students pay tuition at any Oregon Community College. The application is not long, but students must fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA to be considered. We recommend that you fill out the Oregon Promise application even if going to a community college is not your first choice. We don’t want you to miss deadlines! For more information and to apply go to: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/
Can’t attend our workshop on campus? OSAC is available to help.
- OSAC is hosting ongoing drop-in and 1:1 webinars for students to support them with the new OSAC application system. The webinars include time for technical help, Q&A, scholarship application tips, and more!
- Students can sign up for upcoming webinars that are regularly posted on the OSAC site. To find a time that works for you, please visit: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/resources/webinars/. OSAC has also created a step-by-step guide to help you through the application process.
- For one on one assistance students can contact April.HERGERT@hecc.oregon.gov to schedule.
Tuesday, February 7th– Lane Community College Scholarship Application Workshop – 3:30pm-5:00pm in F36
Miercoles 15 de Febrero -Presentación de admisiones de LCC 6:30pm-7:30pm en la biblioteca
From the Churchill High School Interact Club
4J District Information and Events
Eugene Schools Group for Parents of LGBTQ+ Students
Meeting time: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:00–7:30 PM at the Sheldon High School Library
Contact Lisa with questions or to request childcare: 541-517-4775, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family and Community Information
Registration is Open for Uplift Events for Students
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Uplift by Youth Era events. Uplift is a live, trauma-informed, virtual summit for teens (14-19). Participants will join youth from around the world to master their mental health, learn how to support their friends and how to build community. Uplift is 100% virtual and completely free for Oregon high school students thanks to funding through the Oregon Health Authority. The 4-day training happens outside of school hours, typically during school breaks, and requires no demands on teachers’ limited time. Students earn a $75 stipend for participation and chances to win lots of prizes.
Encourage students to go to the Uplift website to register for the February event for the upcoming events in February and March. If you have questions or are interested in a class/school zoom presentation, email Maj Bonnet, Uplift Outreach, or call (541) 335-1367.
City of Eugene Teen Empowerment Programs
Check out the City of Eugene Teen Empowerment Programs! (printable PDF below).
Offered to all interested youth and teens. All are FREE of charge and offer snacks. Registration opens at 9:00 am on December 13 to participate in these free programs taking place from January through April. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Programs collaborate with community partners to provide free low barrier, inclusive, out-of-school-time recreation and enrichment activities for youth. Experiential project-based activities empower teens by building life and job skills, offering access to peer and adult mentors, and participating in community service opportunities.
MONDAY, 1/16 — SCHOOL CLOSED
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
7:00 PM — Eugene IHS 8th-Grade Night
3:45 PM — Site Council
6:00 PM — CHS School Choice Teacher Meet-and-Greet with Optional School Tours
FRIDAY, 1/20 — MLK Assembly (Double-Assembly Bell Schedule)
7:00 PM — One-Act Festival
2nd Period — Fire Drill
WEDNESDAY, 1/25 — ADVISORY (Advisory Bell Schedule)
7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast