Family Bulletin, June 2, 2023

Churchill Families,

Today was the Senior Assembly, which means we are heading into the last week for our wonderful class of 2023.  It feels like we just started the year, but now, here we are, down to our last two weeks.

So much has happened this year, and during the past 4 years of high school that our senior class has experienced.  Their freshman year was cut short due to the “two week” COVID shutdown, their sophomore year was spent in hybrid learning at home, half of their Junior year we all wore masks and still practiced social distancing, and now their Senior year, the “normal year.”  What a crazy high school experience!  And yet, through it all, this class of 2023 has shown grit, perseverance, kindness, strength, and a desire to make the best of what they have, and have a lot of fun while doing it.

I am so proud of this class of Seniors, and call it a true honor to have been their principal this year.  I can’t wait to hear about all the amazing things that each and every one of our graduates will do!!

Go, Lancers!

 

Missy Cole, Principal

 

See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.

 

School and Student Information

Student Climate and Culture Survey

Students will need to take the District’s Climate survey again before the end of the year. The information gathered from the survey will be shared with the district and each school so we can better understand how our students feel while they are in school, how we can better support them, and what is needed to improve each school from the student’s perspective.

Below are the links regarding the survey:

English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4jsecondaryclimate23

Spanish version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ambientesecundaria4j2023

Directions:

  1. The survey is for grades 6 to 12 and will be open until the last day of school, June 15th.
  2. Answers are completely confidential and we will not know how each student responded.
  3. The survey is the same one we used previously; the average student took about 12 minutes to complete the survey

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our Climate and Culture at each secondary school.

 

Senior Signing Day

Attention senior student-athletes. If you have signed a letter of intent to participate in college athletics, please email Mr. Hoberg by Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

Senior Signing Day is Wednesday, June 7th, at 6:00 pm on the turf field (prior to the Power Tough game).

 

Library Books are due soon!!

Seniors:  All library books and textbooks are due back this FridayJune 9th. You must return all your books or pay the replacement costs to pick up your diploma. Debbie will work with you if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You can email her at levy_d@4j.lane.edu, or call her at 541-790-5138.
Freshmen’, sophomores’ and juniors’ textbooks and library books are due on the last day of school, Thursday, June 15th.
Students can pick up a cool water bottle sticker when they return their book, one per week while supplies last.
Students can borrow a stack of library books for the summer. Talk to Debbie or Jennifer in the library for more info!

Taking Care of School Laptops

How to Request Tech Help

Students and families: You can request help for your student computer online.

Go to technologysupport.4j.lane.edu and look for the red button in the top right corner. (You can also find this link on the CHS website under the Students menu, then Technology.) The Technology Support page has lots of helpful information about commonly-asked questions, or you can fill out a tech support ticket and a Technology Support Specialist will respond.

Students do not need to leave the classroom to request tech help. Students can submit a tech support ticket while on campus and our Technology Support Specialist can respond by email.

For the best response, please give complete information about the problem you are experiencing.

 

Never leave your student laptop unattended.

Reminder: NEVER leave your student laptop unattended. Do not leave it in a classroom or hallway. Take it with you or put it in your locker when you are not using it. Never leave a computer in your vehicle. Do not leave your backpack in a vehicle where it can be seen by potential thieves. From a thief’s perspective, any backpack might have a valuable laptop computer inside.

 

For more tips on keeping your school laptop safe, visit our Caring for School Laptops page.

 

School-to-Career News

Paid Study

Have you ever wondered how the teen brain works? Researchers at the University of Oregon need their help to learn more about the ways teens think, act, and develop into adults. They are looking for 14-16 year old girls to participate in a 3-year psychology study. Eligible participants will: do computer tasks, answer questionnaires, learn about science, get pictures of their brains, and earn $75-$140 per session. Permission from a parent or legal guardian is required for participation. Interested teen girls and their parents can sign up at: uodsnlab.com/participate or call/text: (541) 357-7639. The DSN Lab – Developmental and Social Affective Neuroscience Labs are under the supervision of Profs. Jennifer Pfeifer and Elliot Berkman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.
For other paid job opportunities for teens, check out the School-to-Career website at http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/job-opportunities
For non-paid summer opportunities for your student check out the School-to-Career website at http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/career-exploration-2

Career Exploration for Spring & Summer

Spring – Summer 2023 Opportunities abound for high school students in all grade levels. Check out all the action at the School-to-Career Career Exploration website: http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/career-exploration-2

Job Opportunities for Teens

Whether teens are graduating and looking for full-time employment or just want a summer gig to save some money, find out which companies are hiring at the School-to-Career Job Opportunities webpage: http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/about/job-opportunities

Family and Community Information

2023 Graduation Party

11th and 12th Grade Parents — One more week until graduation and the graduation committee is asking for any volunteers to come to the University of Oregon Rec Center at 8 pm on Monday night to help with setting up the party. This is a great opportunity for upcoming class parents to see what the fuss is all about and to be thinking of what kind of event they would like to plan when their time comes. Our graduation committee will be truly grateful for your help.

Senior students — while you can purchase admission to the party at the door, we ask that you try to purchase your tickets this week so we can get a good headcount. If you need transportation to and from the party, please check the box on the release form available in the school office or online.

Please email us with any questions or requests at churchillgradparty2023@gmail.com or visit the website lancer-gradparty2023.squarespace.com for ticket purchase options, the release waiver, and a Signup Genius link for set up and party volunteering.

Thank you all for your contributions to this event. We truly couldn’t do it without you!

NW Cyber Camp 2023

An exciting, local opportunity for summer has opened up for 9th-11th graders wanting to learn more about the growing field of cybersecurity!

You will need a recommendation from a teacher, and spots are filling up, so reach out soon if you’re interested! More info below and on their website:

Announcing NW Cyber Camp 2023, the premier cybersecurity summer camp in Oregon! This year’s camp (July 24-28) includes scenario-based hands-on learning and expert guest speakers from the cybersecurity industry. Join us at the University of Oregon for an exciting week of exploring cybersecurity concepts and building real-world skills that can propel your academic and career goals. Thanks to our cybersecurity industry sponsors, the camp is FREE for all students this year. This camp was founded in 2016 by a Portland Public High School student! Learn more and register today at www.nwcyber.camp.”

Be sure to reach out with questions or if you need additional support with the application.

 

Unified PE Summer Intensives Program

Unified PE
Teacher: Michelle Dunn
Entering Grades:  9 – 12
Date:  July 10 – 27  TuesWed, Thrs
Time:  12:00 – 3:00 PM
Location:  Howard Elementary School

Description: Unified Physical Education provides a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities. The Unified Physical Education course is structured around the national physical education standards and grade-level outcomes, which include gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness. Additionally, the class supports the development of leadership skills for all students, and the empowerment of ALL students to foster an inclusive class and school-wide environment. Unified Physical Education courses can be a gateway for further participation in Special Olympics programs and events. Detailed video on what Unified PE is all about (click here for video)
.25 PE Credit

REGISTRATION

 

Summer Reading at Eugene Public Library

Eugene Public Library’s Summer Reading program helps students keep their skills up while school’s out and offers a full calendar of free fun. Starting June 1, visit the Downtown Library, Bethel Branch, or Sheldon Branch to get your all-ages Book Bingo cards. Plus kids and teens can each choose a free book to keep.

No library card is needed to participate. But to get the most out of your library, sign up to get one! Library cards are free for all 4J students and for all children ages 0-5 who live in the 4J district.

During summer, join in free events indoors and out, all over town including creative activities, StoryWalks, and live performances. Learn more in person at the library, by phone at 541-682-5450, or online at eugene-or.gov/library or instagram.com/euglibrary.

Lectura de Verano en la Biblioteca Pública de Eugene 

El programa de lectura de verano de la Biblioteca Pública de Eugene ayuda a los estudiantes a mantener sus habilidades de lectura mientras están en vacaciones, ofreciendo un calendario completo para divertirte gratis. Desde el 1 de junio, puedes visitar la Biblioteca del Centro, la Sucursal Bethel o la Sucursal Sheldon para obtener tu tarjeta para jugar bingo de libros, es para todas las edades. Además, estamos dándoles de regalo a los niños y adolescentes un libro nuevo.   

 No necesitas una tarjeta de la biblioteca para participar. Pero si quieres aprovechar al máximo tu biblioteca, ¡asegúrate de registrarte para obtener tu tarjeta! Las tarjetas de la biblioteca son gratis para todos los estudiantes de 4J y para todos los niños de 0 a 5 años que viven en el distrito de 4J. 

 Este verano, participa en actividades gratis, por todo Eugene, adentro y afuera. Incluyendo actividades creativas, los cuentos andantes en parques y presentaciones en vivo. Para más información ven en persona a la biblioteca, o llámanos al 541-682-5450 (para español oprime el 5), en línea en eugene-or.gov/biblioteca o por instagram.com/euglibrary. 

 

DBT Mental Health Program

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Recreation Apprentice Program

Recreation Apprentice Program Flyer

Eugene Rowing Club Summer Programs

It’s never too late to learn how to row. Athletes join SERC as early as 8th grade and as late as their senior year. No experience is necessary, so it’s never too late to give it a try. Whether you are looking for a new sport or just want to try something different, our coaches are ready to get you out on the water.

Try rowing this summer! Learn more at eugenecrew.com.

 

Learn to Ride a Bike!

Learn to Ride a Bike!

June 4th, Drop in between 1-3 pm
Meadow View School
A free, all-ages event. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own

 

¡Aprende a Andar en bicicleta!

¡Aprende a Andar en bicicleta!

domingo, 4 de junio
Taller con horario abierto entre las 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meadow View School
¡Un evento gratis y sin cita, para todas las edades! Bicicletas proporcionadas o trae su propia bicicleta y casco.

Lane African American Black Student Success Black Graduation Ceremony

Sign up here for the Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm at the Hult Center.

https://lesd.link/laneblackgrad

Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony 2023

 

Nearby Nature Teen Outdoor Leaders

Nearby Nature’s Teen Outdoor Leaders (PDF)

 

SAIL

Curious about college? Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 Student Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Summer Program! SAIL is a FREE week-long summer program hosted on UO campus where students get to experience college firsthand through exciting, hands-on, and interactive activities taught by distinguished UO Faculty. We offer in-person Day Only programs as well as Day + Residential Programs where selected students will get to stay in a UO Dorm Hall!

Discover what college life is all about with SAIL! Visit our website sail.uoregon.edu for additional details.

SAIL SUMMER FLYER 2023

2023 Spanish SAIL Summer Program Flyer

 

Move EUG Community Planning Project

The City of Eugene Transportation Planning Team wants to hear from you! Do you walk, bike, or take the bus to get around? Do you have safety concerns when walking, biking, or driving a car? If so, visit the Move EUG Engage Eugene page to share your transportation project ideas via an interactive map, and take a survey about your experiences while walking and biking in town. If you’d like to share your challenges and ideas in person, attend one of the many events this spring, all listed on Engage Eugene.

https://engage.eugene-or.gov/move-eug

For more information contact Willow Hamilton, Community Engagement Coordinator, at whamilton@euegne-or.gov, 541-682-5471

 

Muévense EUG

¿Camina, anda en bicicleta o toma el autobús para moverse? ¿Tiene preocupaciones de seguridad al caminar, andar en bicicleta o conducir un automóvil? Si es así, comparta sus desafíos de transporte e ideas de proyectos a través de un mapa interactivo en línea o en un evento en persona.

• Acceder al mapa interactivo en línea
• Visite al Equipo de Planificación de Transporte en el evento Hazlo Tú Mismo el 21 de mayo en el Centro Comunitario Peterson Barn de 12:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m.

https://www.eugene-or.gov/5085/Informacin-de-transporte

Contáctenos (se habla español):
Shane Rhodes
srhodes@eugene-or.gov
541-682-5094

 

Parker Learning Gardens

STEAM-based, hands-on outdoor opportunities for students and families.

Internships

Classes

Workshops

 

Youth Discovery Project Flyer (PDF)

The Youth Discovery Project is a weekly afterschool program on Tuesdays, 4–6 pm, for ages 13–17. Participants will design, build, craft, cultivate, laugh, lead, and learn while diving into inspiring projects that include: Bamboo Shelter Building, Earthen Cob Wall Construction; Bow and Arrow Making, Living Willow Structures, Farm Animal Intelligence Experiments, Mushroom Log Propagation, Biochar Creation, Woven Garden Structures, Bowl and Mask Making, Giant Tree Hang-Out Designing, and Much More. More information, including a brief outline of the Spring Curriculum, can be found at: https://parkerlearninggardens.org/youth-discovery-project/

The 2023 curriculum is designed to inspire excitement for the natural environment through a series of immersive hands-on, youth-led building, crafting, and planting projects.

 

Ophelia’s Place Summer Calendar

Registration is already happening fast! For more info, you can visit OpheliasPlace.net/activities-workshops.

OP Summer Calendar 2023 (PDF)

 

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

A parent group for LGBTQ+ students has formed! We have met and want to include more parents. This group is for parents of students of all ages in Eugene schools. Please join us for:

  • safe space for support & community
  • education regarding LGBTQ+ youth issues
  • education regarding LGBTQ+ student rights
  • exposure to school & community resources
  • advocation for LGBTQ+ student-inclusive schools in unity with other parents

Contact Lisa with questions or to request childcare: 541-517-4775, kinser_l@4j.lane.edu.

 

Calendar

chs.4j.lane.edu/calendar

NOW – JUNE 9 GRADUATION TICKET DISTRIBUTION DURING LUNCH PERIOD (contact Jill Reents for more information)

JUNE 5–9 — GSA Pride Week

SPIRIT WEEK (theme days)

MONDAY, 6/5
SUPERHERO DAY
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM — Eugene IHS farewell assembly @ SEHS Auditorium
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
1:00 PM — Senior Parade @ Elementary Schools

TUESDAY, 6/6
BEACH DAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4th Period — Fire Drill
7:00 PM — Choir Concert

WEDNESDAY, 6/7
WACKY WEDNESDAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM — Power Tough

THURSDAY, 6/8
CELEBRITY LOOK-ALIKE DAY
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
6:00 PM — Grad Party Planning Meeting
7:00 PM — Jazz Café

FRIDAY, 6/9 — SENIOR’S LAST DAY
RAINBOW COLORS DAY
Lunch — LAST DAY of Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM — IHS Graduation @ The Hult Center

 

JUNE 12–16 — LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

MONDAY, 6/12 
7:00 PM — GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE HULT CENTER

THURSDAY, 6/15 — LAST DAY OF CLASSES

FRIDAY, 6/17 — NO SCHOOL
GRADING DAY

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