Family Bulletin, February 3, 2023
Hello, Churchill families and students;
I would like to thank the parents and community members who brought in snacks and sweet treats for staff appreicate this past week. We are so grateful to you for this kind gesture, and so appreciate how you show your care and support for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This past week was also mid-terms for trimester 2. Grades and report cards should be posted and sent home this week. Hard to believe that we are half way through the year already. This second half will fly by just as fast, I am sure. For our seniors and their familes, please check out our most recent G’Lancer for updates, news, and important dates to add to your calendars (Click here to read the Graduation at a G’Lance in your web browser.) Graduation is on Monday, June 12th, and it will be here sooner than you know!
I hope you all have a great week ahead, and as always, please reach out if you have any questions.
Missy Cole, Principal
Churchill High School
See the full calendar at the end of the newsletter.
School and Student Information
Until all grades are finalized, students and parents will not be able to access Term-2 grades in StudentVUE or ParentVUE. You can check on grades in Canvas while report cards are processed. Grades will be available to view and grade reports will be mailed after all grades are finalized.
Auditions for CHS Thespians’ spring musical, Seussical, will be on February 8 at 4:00 PM in the choir room. All CHS students are welcome to audition! Prepare an approximately one-minute audition piece of your choice from any musical. Callbacks for potential leads will be on February 9. All who audition will be cast! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at email@example.com or go see him in H8. See you there!
Taking Care of School Laptops… in your Backpack
Did you know? It can take 3 months or more to get a student computer back from the repair shop.
Be careful when you put your laptop in your backpack and handle your backpack gently. The corners of books that are smaller than your laptop can cause pressure points that can crack the screen, even when the laptop is closed. Never put beverage containers in the same compartment as your laptop.
For more tips on keeping your school laptop safe, visit our Caring for School Laptops page.
Winter Formal is Back!
Winter Formal is happening Saturday, February 11th from 7:30-10:00 pm. at Churchill High School. The theme for the event is Cupid’s Masquerade. Students are invited and encouraged to attend, however no outside guests will be permitted. Tickets will be sold during lunch at the planters from Monday, 1/30/23 to Wednesday, 2/8/23. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Ticket prices are $6 with ASB card, $8 without ASB card, or $10 at the door.
Winter Formal Chaperones Needed
We are excited to host a Winter Formal dance on Saturday, February from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Churchill High School. We need chaperones to help make this event a success! If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Elizabeth Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful for the commitment and generosity of our families and community members. Thank you for your support of our students.
Valentine’s Week Spirit Week
Student Leadership has planned a fun week for students for the week of Valentine’s Day. In addition to a spirit week, there will be fun activities for students happening during lunch at the planters. The themes for the spirit week are:
- Monday 2/13- Cozy PJ or Blanket Day
- Tuesday 2/14- Red, White, or Pink Out
- Wednesday 2/15- Crazy Hat, Hair, or Socks
- Thursday 2/16- BBQ Dad v. Soccer Mom
- Friday 2/17- Dress Like Your Type
Career Exploration Opportunities
Are you interested in joining the military?
The ASVAB military entrance exam will be given on Wednesday, February 15th, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Churchill. The test is free and includes a career exploration session. Sign up here. Registration closes Friday, Feb. 10th, at 4 pm. See Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office for a practice test and more information.
Questions? Contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam in the CHS School-to-Career office, email her at email@example.com, or call her at 541-790-5262. To sign up go to https://forms.gle/cha2oDpSWeQmyX879.
Attention students who are interested in the trades!
Are you interested in the building trades like carpentry, sheet metal work, and electrical work? On Friday, February 17th, at lunch in the STEM conference room, there will be a representative from the Youth Trades Academy to talk about how to get started in the trades. Bring your lunch and find out how you can make a family-wage career without going to college!
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!
We are again fortunate to have Pre-College Mentors from the SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program at UO on our campus. Mentors can work with students in all grades to help them research, explore and plan for life after high school. Mentors help seniors with college, scholarship, and financial aid applications, essay writing, and navigating the system to prepare for their Freshman year in college. Mentors are located in the College & Career Center on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Mentors are available M-F during the following hours:
Monday – 9:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Thursday – 8:30am-3:30pm
Friday – 8:15am-10:00am
What are the OSAC Scholarship and Oregon Promise Applications?
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/
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.
Lane Community College Scholarship Application Workshop
Tuesday, February 7, 3:30–5:00 pm in F36
Lane Community College awards more than one million dollars each year! There are scholarships with a wide range of requirements and many do not require the student to have a high GPA!
Presentación de admisiones de LCC
Miercoles 15 de Febrero, 6:30–7:30 pm en la biblioteca
Aprenderá cómo inscribirse a LCC y los muchos programas que tienen para ofrecer. Habrá tiempo para preguntas. Se anima a las familias a que asistan.
Save the Date for SAIL 2023
Lane Youth Transportation Advisory Council
4J District Information and Events
Virtual Movie Screening
WHAT: Virtual screening of LIKE
WHEN: February 6-13, 2023
WHERE: Link to follow
WHO: 4J students, families & staff
MORE INFO: 4j.lane.edu/2022/12/theupstanders/
Eugene School District 4J is pleased to present a virtual screening of the film LIKE. LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling whom, and gives viewers the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science, and teenagers.
Medical and science experts explain the behavioral changes that come from chemical effects on the brain. But the 49-minute-long LIKE does not leave you with a sense of fear and foreboding.
The core of the documentary is built around the kids and teens interviewed, and the empathy that they build with their audience as they look honestly at their usage and dependence on these tiny devices, consider the good that can come from and be transmitted via social media and rethink the relationship to one where they are much more aware and in balance.
4J families also have the opportunity to watch the film online. Students are encouraged to watch and have conversations with their parents regarding the topics.
LIKE is the third film in 4J’s four-film series presented this school year to help spur conversations about important social issues faced by today’s youth.
To watch the LIKE trailer and learn more, visit www.thelikemovie.com
Family and Community Information
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.
SINGING VALENTINES ON SALE!
3:30 PM — LCC Scholarship Application Workshop
WEDNESDAY, 2/8 — ADVISORY (Advisory Bell Schedule)
4:00 PM — Auditions for Seussical
4:00 PM — Callbacks for Seussical
7:30 PM — Winter Formal Dance: Cupid’s Masquerade
SINGING VALENTINES ON SALE THROUGH 2/14
1:00–3 :30 PM — ASVAB Testing (sign up here)
6:30 PM — Presentación de admisiones de LCC