Family Bulletin, December 2, 2022

Hello, Churchill families and students;

Second trimester starts on Monday, hard to believe we are a third of the way through the year already.  Time flies when you are having fun, and I for one am having fun seeing students in the hallways, in the classrooms, on the athletic fields and courts, and in the performing arts realms.  Churchill really does have a lot of amazing student, and opportunities for each of them.

As we head into the winter and holiday season, our students will be doing a Holiday Cheer drive.  We would appreciate donations in the form of non-perishable foods for winter food boxes, grocery or visa gift cards, and empty cans & bottles.  Donations can be brought to the front office or delivered to Henderson’s room- J9 starting Tuesday, Nov. 29th through Friday, Dec. 9th at 4 pm.  (See more information below)  If you are or your family need any support during this winter please let us know.  We have a food pantry and clothes closet at school to support our community and students.

I hope you have a restful weekend, and a great start to second trimester.

Go, Lancers!

Missy Cole, Principal
Churchill High School

 

Calendar (See specific reminders at the end of the Bulletin)

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

 

School and Student Information

Trimester 2 Schedule Corrections

The last day to request a schedule correction for trimester 2 is this Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 4:00 pm. After that, the form will be turned off and you will no longer be able to request a schedule change. The QR codes are posted in the counseling office or on the school website under Scheduling.  Student please keep attending the classes that are on your StudentVue and keep checking your 4j email to see when the changes occur.

We need your feedback: Parent survey

We want to hear from you!!  This year, Churchill High School is going through its 4-year cycle to renew our accreditation.  Part of this process is to get parent feedback about how you think we are doing as a high school.  Questions on the survey range from teaching and learning, to school leadership, resources, and ways we can improve.

Please share your feedback with us.  The survey will be open until Dec. 9th.  Here is the link: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/208154/32019

 

Churchill Band Concert, Dec. 6 at 7 pm

The Churchill Bands will be performing our fall concert on December 6th at 7:00pm in the Churchill Auditorium.
The Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be performing a variety of great music ranging from the Big Band Swing era to the magic of Danny Elfman.
Please come celebrate all of our hard work together, its always more fun to perform with a great crowd!

CHS Holiday Cheer Drive (11/29/22 – 12/9/22)

Churchill High School’s Leadership, AVID 10, Clubs, & Unions are working together to provide winter food boxes and gifts for families in need here at Churchill.  We would appreciate donations in the form of non-perishable foods for winter food boxes, grocery or visa gift cards, and empty cans & bottles.  If you are able to help this holiday season, we would be forever grateful.
Donations can be brought to the front office or delivered to Henderson’s room- J9 starting Tuesday, Nov. 29th through Friday, Dec. 9th at 4 pm.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Mrs. Henderson at henderson_e@4j.lane.edu.
Could your family use a little help this holiday season?
If you would like help spreading some holiday cheer to your family, please let us know by completing the form linked below. We are limited in the number of families we are able to serve, so please fill out this form as soon as possible. All forms are due by Friday, Dec 9th and families will be served on a first come/ first served basis, so don’t delay!

Google form:
Schedule Shift for Fridays Starting 2nd Trimester

Just a reminder that we add 5 minutes to the Friday break schedule. This change will be in effect at the start of the second trimester. Attached is the agreed upon schedule that each high school will have. We have also add in a 1 minute “get to class” bell before second and fifth period in hopes of getting students to class on time. We will continue to have the 5 minute “get to class” bells before school, during the daily 15 minute break, and at the end of lunch.  Admin and Campus Monitors will be around to also encouraging students to get to class on time.

 

Exciting news!  Pre-College Mentors at CHS

We are fortunate to have SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) pre-college mentors on our campus. They can help students research colleges and scholarships, fill out applications, answer questions about what college is like, register for standardized tests, and much more. They will be located in the College & Career Center. Students can see them on a drop-in basis (schedule below) or arrange to have a set time to meet with them regularly.
Monday: 10:30 am–3:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am–3:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am–3:30 pm
We hope students will take advantage of this amazing and valuable opportunity.

Upcoming college visits

Oregon Tech: Tues, Dec 6 @ Lunch in F39

Oregon Tech is a public university based in Klamath Falls and the Portland metropolitan area with a presence throughout the Pacific Northwest. It’s also Oregon’s only polytechnic university, meaning they emphasize technical subjects and applied sciences. They offer nearly 50 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and offer a rigorous, experiential education that allows students to pursue their passions and professional opportunities in internships, externships, and field experiences.

 

SENIOR FAMILIES

With Winter break right around the corner, there are some things senior families should keep in mind.

If a student requires a letter of recommendation or transcript to meet a college admissions deadline in January, they need to request them now!

Letters of Recommendation

  • We ask that you give the recommender a minimum of two weeks to write thoughtful comments!
  • You will find the instructions to request a letter of recommendation HERE

Transcript Requests

If you need them (a lot of colleges do not want them) transcripts requests can take time! Request yours now to ensure they are processed in time.

Click HERE for instructions on how to request a transcript.

 

Please join us in congratulating the 2022/2023 Churchill High School National Honor Society Member.

  • Amelia Albrecht
  • Haylee Alexander
  • Jessica Albritton
  • Lauren Anderson
  • Quinn Ashbaugh
  • Avery Blakely
  • Haley Bowles
  • Astrid Braun
  • Ahmeah Brown
  • Adiela Carter
  • Yvonne Cifuentes Martinez
  • Geanell Cordova-Trujeque
  • Samantha Decker
  • Logan Demings
  • Gage Devorak-Previti
  • Anna Dillon
  • Sydney Doerner
  • Kieran Fennerty
  • Alesandro Gibbs
  • Brooklyn Hansen
  • Jackson Haynes
  • Elias Hernandez
  • Grayson Kassube
  • Bennett Krupka
  • Gary Le
  • Carsen Luna
  • Mellanie Mack
  • Harper Misfeldt
  • Kaiyon Mohtadi
  • Jordan Morris
  • Parker Nagy
  • Nancy Pena Aguilar
  • Kelsie Phillips
  • Cole Proden
  • Emily Shaver
  • Aria Soria
  • Batafing Soumano
  • Eden Steffen
  • Charlotte Weiskind
  • Carly Wilkinson
  • Jeffrey Wilson

Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. These students were selected having met the standards for selection based upon the four pillars of the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, character, and leadership. We are truly proud of their achievements

Financial Aid Reminders

Senior families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) are available online. The FAFSA and ORSAA are forms that seniors fill out to apply for money for college. Apply early as some funds are limited. You will fill out the FAFSA OR the ORSAA.
FAFSA applications begin here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
ORSAA applications begin here: https://osacsnapprod.regenteducation.net/
Not sure which to apply for? Follow this link for more info: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/fafsa-orsaa/
Check out our step-by-step guide to completing the FAFSA: FAFSA Checklist
The Oregon Promise Application is now open. The Oregon Promise is funding from the State of Oregon that helps students pay tuition at any Oregon Community College. The application is not long or time-consuming, although students must fill out the FAFSA or ORSAA to be considered. We recommend that students fill out the Oregon Promise application even if going to a community college is not their first choice.  We don’t want you to miss deadlines! For more information and to apply go to: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/

Statewide Paying for College Videos offered by The College Place Oregon

If you missed out on attending the Paying for College webinars live, they were recorded!

Paying for College: https://bit.ly/PFCOR2022
Pagar la Universidad: https://bit.ly/PFCS2022

 

The College and Career Center needs volunteers like you!

Volunteers are needed for the College and Career Center. If you have a spare hour or two a week to help us, consider joining our team. Do you just love managing data and spreadsheets? We need you. Are crafts your thing? We need you too. Are you good at coordinating programs and reaching out to community members? We need a community service coordinator. Does writing make you smile? We need someone to write posts for social media, announcements, emails, etc. Need a flexible schedule? Some tasks can be done entirely remotely. But, if you want to immerse yourself in our active campus, you are welcome. Would you rather help us on an as-need basis? Yep, we always need extra hands.

If you are interested please contact Sheree Houck at houck_s@4j.lane.edu and fill out the volunteer form if you have not done so within the last two years, https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Mzg4ODplbi1VUw==

Need more information about our College and Career Center?

Contact:

Sheree Houck (she/her)

Program Coordinator, College and Career Center
Churchill High School | Eugene School District 4J
houck_s@4j.lane.edu(541) 790-5115 | text: (541) 854-5447

Schedule an appointment: https://CHSCounseling.as.me/houck

http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/houck_s/

 

Family and Community Information

Grad Party Planning

The next Grad Party Committee meeting is December 7 at 6 pm at Putter’s Family Entertainment Center. We’ll be located in the private room nearest the indoor play area.

If you would like to be added to email communications for all meeting minutes and updates around the graduation party planning please email ChurchillGradParty2023@gmail.com.

 

Winter Holiday Resources for Families
Recursos para los Días Festivos del Invierno

Winter Holiday Resource List 2022 (English & Spanish) (PDF)

Other resources may be available. Call 211 or visit www.211info.org.

Otros recursos pueden estar disponibles. Llame al 211 o visite www.211info.org.

 

Virtual Movie Screening of “The Upstanders”

Virtual screenings will be available from December 5th thru December 12th.

The movie, “The Upstanders” is unsettling and uplifting, causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying. 4J Families can view The Upstanders virtually between December 5th at 8 AM PST and December 12th at 8:30 PM. The link for viewing will be sent to all families via email.

In partnership with 4J Prevention Services, there will also be a community screening on December 9th from 6-7 pm with a debrief following immediately after, from 7-8 pm at the Campbell Community Center.

The Upstanders delves deep into cyber-bullying, showing the perspectives of those who bully, their victims, and the trauma of the bystander. Woven through this film is the very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic. True stories are featured alongside the latest scientific and medical research and strategies to empower all communities to stand up against bullying.

The 56-minute film features in-depth interviews with kids, families who have lost their children to cyber-bullying-related suicide, and the very best experts in the world from prestigious institutions including Stanford University and Child Mind Institute in NYC. The Upstanders also includes two members of Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour: Jesse Israel of The Big Quiet, Radha Agrawal of Daybreaker, and author of Belong.

Covid-19 has only acerbated this problem of cyber abuse, by providing a bully-ripe environment of isolation, anxiety, and increased time on screens. Most often driven by pain, bullies are searching for that jolt of power when putting someone else down – and there is plenty of pain going around now.

Through its experts, the film explores
• The science behind cyber-bullying
• Why kids are afraid to admit they are cyber-bullied and what signs to watch for
• Best ways to support your cyber-bullied child
• How to realize if you are harboring a cyber-bully
• How the community can show resilience and power to end bullying

CONTACT: 4J Equity Department 541-790-7576

Upstanders Flyer-VIRTUALUpstanders Flyer-LIVE

Calendar

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

DECEMBER 5–9

HOLIDAY CHEER DRIVE (food, cans/bottles)
SECRET SNOWFLAKE SALES

MONDAY, 12/5
TERM 2 CLASSES BEGIN

TUESDAY, 12/6
7:00 PM — Band Concert

THURSDAY, 12/8
4:00 PM — Auditions for the Winter One-Act Festival

 

DECEMBER 12–DECEMBER 16

WINTER SPIRIT WEEK
(dress-up days, lunchtime activities, secret snowflakes)

MONDAY, 12/12
HOLIDAY PAJAMAS OR ONESIES
Lunch — Peer Ambassadors meeting
Lunch — Hot Cocoa Bar

TUESDAY, 12/13
HOLIDAY CHARACTER DAY
2nd Period — Fire Drill
Lunch — Minute-to-Win-it Games
7:00 PM — Jingle Jazz Concert

WEDNESDAY, 12/14 — ADVISORY
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (WHITEOUT/BLIZZARD)
7:45 AM — Student of the Month
Lunch — Make an Ornament

THURSDAY, 12/15 
HOLIDAY DECORE DAY
Staff Appreciation 

Lunch — Card Making
7:00 PM — Winter Movie Night

FRIDAY, 12/16 
UGLY SWEATER DAY
Lunch — Cookie Decorating

 

DECEMBER 19–JANUARY 2
WINTER BREAK

January 3 — No school

January 4 — Classes resume

Tonight at SEHS, How to Support Grieving Teens<< >>Monday, December 5th, 2022