Family Bulletin March 10, 2023

Dear Lance Families –

This past week we celebrated Classified Appreciation week.  I am so thankful for our staff and all they do for and around Churchill High School.  Without them, so much of what makes Churchill, Churchill, would not happen, and we would not run as smoothly.  Thank you Classified staff for everything!!

This upcoming week marks the last week of Trimester 2.  We are two thirds of the way through the year, and before you know it, June, graduation, and the end of the school year will be rolling around.  Please encourage your students to check in with their teacher about missing assignments and finals that are due this week.  Also, if you student needs to adjust their Trimester 3 classes, please have them fill out the “Trimester 3 schedule request change form” in the Counseling Center.  (There are QR codes and the web link around school and on every counselors door.)

I hope you have a restful weekend.  Go Lancers!


Missy Cole

Principal, Churchill High School


See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information

Taking Care of School Laptops

Prevent screen cracking

Cracked screens are the #1 student laptop repair in 4J. If the screen on your student computer cracks or breaks, visit Jake in the technology office right away. You will receive a loaner device while the computer is sent out for repair.

To help prevent the screen from breaking follow these tips:

  • Close the lid on the laptop when you are not using it.
  • Do not grab the laptop by the screen.
  • Store the laptop on a flat, stable surface.
  • Do not leave the laptop unattended.
  • Never place the laptop on the floor where it might be stepped on.
  • In your backpack, the laptop is safest when it is cushioned between two flat, rigid items that are larger than the screen (like large textbooks or a binder with a smooth surface). You can also use a laptop sleeve to help cushion the laptop from the pointy corners of books and other smaller items that may cause pressure points from the outside of the screen.

Bonus tip: Keep the laptop away from magnets! A magnet can erase data from a computer’s hard drive.

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


BIPOC Girls Career Exploration Day

BIPOC Girls Career Day (pdf)

School-to-Career News

Free LCC class for juniors and seniors

High School and GED Grads, class of 2023 and 2024

Enroll in one tuition-free course in Spring or Summer 2023 at Lane!

Get a jump start on your education by taking one course at Lane Community College at a discounted price! Lane will give you tuition money for one course. Fees are not included. For a 4-credit course, that’s at least 70% savings!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Register for one course during one of the terms (spring or summer) before the published term refund deadline
  • You are graduating from an Oregon high school or Oregon GED program in 2023 or 2024
  • Find out more here

Design Arts Internships

Spring Apprenticeship

The design arts apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities in graphic, digital, and physical design. Students pair with a professional designer, working alongside their mentor to understand the profession, explore specific ways to approach design, and begin creating on their own. In addition to learning a creative practice, students also explore the business aspects of a creative career, bolstering college and career readiness regardless of their chosen field.

Applications are due by: April 10th

Kickoff Event: April 19th

10-Week Apprenticeship: April 24th – June 30th*

Final Showcase: June 30th

Apply here for our 2023 Spring apprenticeships! En Español

Calling all current high school juniors and seniors!

The application for our PAID summer internship program is open through Monday, March 30th at 5:00 pm! Applications require one letter of recommendation. Those selected to move forward will participate in one interview before final interns are chosen. Limited seats are available so be sure to get your application in early and follow ALL steps to submit a complete application! Click here to apply and find out more!

Youth Trades Academy for Juniors & Seniors!

Are you interested in the building trades like carpentry, sheet metal work, and electrical work? Then check out the Youth Trades Academy beginning in March at LCC and area trade training facilities. The academy is a program designed to give Juniors and Seniors a basic introduction to the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in an apprenticeship or pursue employment in the building trades. Find out more here.

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 — 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Tuesday —8:30 am–3:30 pm
Wednesday — 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Thursday — 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Friday — 8:15am–10:00am


FREE Fun, Food, and Prizes at Neurodiversity Festival

The Eugene 4J School District invites students and families to a Neurodiversity Festival on Wed., March 15 from 6-8:30 pm in the cafeteria at South Eugene High School, located at 400 E. 19th Avenue. The event will welcome everyone, with fun activities, prizes, art, food, and entertainment. Come celebrate Neurodiversity Week and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and see the wonderful gifts and strengths that all people contribute to our community. FREE fun, food, learning & enrichment for the entire family!

For questions about this event, email Jené Conrad at


Nominate “A Champion in Education” Today!

Who is your 4J champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at 4J’s annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit The nomination deadline is March 31.

Come see your nominee be honored at the awards ceremony on May 4, 5–7 p.m., at South Eugene High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at


¡Nomine a “Un Campeón en Educación” hoy!

Quién es su campeón 4J en educación? Un maestro inspirador? Una secretaria escolar alentadora? Un consejero escolar o una enfermera cariñosa? Un voluntario dedicado? Un director que predica con el ejemplo? Un chofer de autobús que siempre se toma el tiempo de escuchar? Un conserje que le ayudó en un momento de necesidad?

Ahora es el momento de reconocer sus contribuciones en los premios anuales ACE (A Champion in Education) del 4J!

Para obtener más información y nominar a un empleado o voluntario del 4J, visite El plazo de presentación de candidaturas vence el 31 de marzo.

Venga a ver a su nominado ser honrado en la ceremonia de entrega de premios el 4 de Mayo, de 5 a 7 p.m., en la Preparatoria South Eugene. Un nominado en cada una de las cinco categorías será nombrado campeón del Premio ACE.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, comuníquese con 4J Communications por


Family and Community Information

2023 Graduation Party

Only 3 months until graduation! The grad committee is hard at work gathering prizes and donations to make this event spectacular! Tickets will be going on sale next week so keep an eye out for updates. You can visit our website, or email to be added to the email list.

Please email to be added to the email distribution list.

Grad Party Fundraisers

You’ve Been Flocked!

We have some pesky red/white/blue flamingos making their debut in people’s yards over the next few months. If you have the name and address of someone you would like “flocked” please email us. Please be advised they should have a good sense of humor and a willingness to support our Senior Class? You’ve Been Flocked! will be in effect from March until June.

Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets

In May, we will be selling Mother’s Day 12” Hanging Flower Baskets. More information is forthcoming about that event. Preorder sales and on-site sales will be available.

Donate Directly

If you would like to simply donate funds to sponsor a raffle basket, pay for prizes, or sponsor a student’s entry to the event, we would appreciate any assistance. Use the Venmo code, send cash or check to the school office, or contact one of the committee members for donation payment arrangements. We are a non-profit, parent-sponsored event.


Sign up to volunteer:


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Sarah Howe (Party Chair) 541-913-4344
Rhiannon Demings (Party Co-chair) 541-954-8597


The Graduation Night Party is a community-sponsored event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers. 


Donate to Free Bikes 4 Kidz

FB4K 2023 Bike Donation Drive Flyer

You can help Eugene and Springfield children by bringing Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) your neglected bikes so they can give them a new purpose, helping kids unlock the keys to good health and independence. On Saturday April 8, from 9 AM to 2PM, FB4K is collecting bikes at all Eugene Market of Choice Locations and the Willamalane Bob Keefer Center in Springfield. You get a tax receipt, a roomier garage and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done something special.

Collection Day locations:

Market Of Choice Delta Oaks — 1060 Green Acres Rd. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willamette — 67 West 29th Ave. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willakenzie — 2580 Willakenzie Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Franklin — 1960 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR
Willamalane Bob Keefer Center — 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR


Puede ayudar a los niños de Eugene y Springfield trayendo a Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) sus bicicletas abandonadas para que puedan darles un nuevo propósito, ayudando a los niños a descubrir las claves para una buena salud e independencia. El sábado 8 de abril, de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m., FB4K recogerá bicicletas en todos los Eugene Market of Choice Locations y en el Willamalane Bob Keefer Center en Springfield. Obtiene un recibo de impuestos, un garaje más espacioso y la satisfacción de saber que ha hecho algo especial.

Ubicaciones del día de recolección:

Market Of Choice Delta Oaks — 1060 Green Acres Rd. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willamette — 67 West 29th Ave. Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Willakenzie — 2580 Willakenzie Eugene, OR
Market Of Choice Franklin — 1960 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR
Willamalane Bob Keefer Center — 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR


Ophelia’s Place Spring Calendar

Eugene 2023 Spring COE (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

Contact Lisa with questions or to request childcare: 541-517-4775,

GSA parent group march spa pdf

GSA parent group march eng pdf


Wordcrafters in Eugene

Wordcrafters offers engaging, robust writing education for youth in Lane County — most of which is free, by donation, or offers scholarships.

Our youth programs include:

  • Rainbow Reads — a monthly LGBTQIA+ teen book club
  • Write Club — monthly workshops for youth writers age 9+ on topics such as flash fiction, map making, writing about your life, and poetry
  • Summer camps and classes
  • Fiction Fantastic — an annual short story contest, free and open to all youth in Lane County


Parker Learning Gardens

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





Mental Health Resources Poster Contest

The contest will accept entries until March 23rd.

mental health resources poster contest! (PDF)


Formalwear Donation Drive

Churchill Formal Wear Drive (PDF)

2023 Jobs Flyer – Students – Spring Sports (1)



MARCH 13–17


MONDAY, 3/13

TUESDAY, 3/14 
7:00 PM — Choir Concert

7:00 PM — Band Concert




MARCH 20–24


MONDAY, 3/20 


5th Period — Earthquake Drill

7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast


FRIDAY, 3/24 
office closes at 2:45 for staff meeting


Grad Party Fundraiser Updates<< >>Lancer wins 1st place in Creative Writing contest