Family Bulletin, May 12, 2023

Churchill Families,

Happy sunny, and warm weekend!  The sun is finally out, and the warm weather is here to stay, hopefully.  The warmer weather also signifies that we are getting close to the end of the school year.  We are down to 5 weeks left; hard to believe the school year has gone so fast!  In the next 5 weeks, seniors will be preparing for graduation, teachers will be wrapping up their year long classes, and students (and staff as well) will need to stay focused on school.  I encourage you to keep reaching out to your student’s teachers, keep checking StudentVue and Canvas, and keep checking in with you student(s) about assignments, classes and homework.

Five weeks will go by fast, and before you know it, it will be summer time!  Happy sunny and warm week ahead!


Go Lancers!

Missy Cole, Principal


See the full Calendar at the end of the newsletter.


School and Student Information


Churchill High School’s Women In Science & Engineering welcomes all high school students to our 11th annual W.I.S.E. Symposium! Students, register here:
Wednesday, May 24th, 2022 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Churchill High School Auditorium
4:30-5:10 — Check-in, choose workshops, & Snacks
5:10-5:15 — Orientation – Welcome and instructions
5:15-5:35 — Keynote Speaker – Jen Phillips, Ph.D., Westerfield Lab University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience
5:40-6:20 — Session 1, various classrooms, check your workshop ticket
6:30-7:10 — Session 2, various classrooms, check your workshop ticket
7:15-7:55 — Session 3, various classrooms, check your workshop ticket
8:00-8:30 — Pizza and raffle prizes!
Team Zebrafish! – Find out how and why these little fishies help scientists understand genomes and disease
Indigenous Forest Management – Learn how our Native American cultures prevent forest fires
Microbes – How do these tiny organisms help larger organisms (like humans) survive?
Is a Master’s in Science in Store for You? – Join Thermofisher scientist Katherine Carey and hear about her career path and the research she’s conducted on her journey.
Lasers: Light through Different Lenses – Cool chemist shoots lasers to find answers. Dr. Julia Widom, UO professor of physical chemistry
More to come!


Electronics Recycling Competition results – Churchill High School is a winner!

Churchill High is one of 6 winners of the Electronics Recycling Competition! (Please see link below for full results.)  Churchill placed second, in our category of schools that have 701+ students, for the Electronics Recycling Competition this year. We collected 1,477 pounds!
Partners for Sustainable Schools, NextStep Recycling, and Lane County Waste Management thank you for your participation in the Electronics Recycling Competition. Collectively schools collected over 33,000 pounds (16.5 tons) of e-waste this year — that’s twice the amount collected last year!

– Preventing electronic waste is one of the top things we can do: it prevents toxics in our environment, recovers important materials that can be reused in new electronics, and provides volunteer and staff opportunities in our community.

– NextStep’s program are special in the ways in which they partner with agencies and organizations – they work with community agencies and organizations to offer job and social skills training to community members of all abilities. Learn more at:

– Electronics can be recycled throughout the year at NextStep (245 Jackson Street, Eugene, OR 97402 – MondayFriday / 8:30am -2:00pm), and items can be purchased at their Reuse Store (987 Garfield Street Suite 2, Eugene, OR 97402 – MondayFriday / 9 am – 5 pm). Electronics are also accepted at the Glenwood Transfer Station (Click Here to see what they accept).
Here is the link to the results of the 2023 Electronics Recycling Competition:

Taking Care of School Laptops

How to Request Tech Help

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

Go to 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

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:

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:

Family and Community Information

Parent & Family Engagement & Partnership Survey

We want to hear from you!!  Below is the link to the 2022/2023 Parent and Family Engagement & Partnership survey. (English and Spanish)  Please take a few minutes to answer questions about how we can improve as a school.  The questions range from academics, communication, support for your student, climate and culture of the school and classrooms, and preparing your student for the next grade level or life after high school.  We are always wanted to get better as a school, so your feedback is welcome.  Thank you for taking the time to help us as a school get better.

2023 Graduation Party

The grad committee is hard at work gathering prizes and donations to make this event spectacular! Tickets will be going on sale soon 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.

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. 


4J GSA Tea Party

GSA students, their allies, and their advisors are invited to our all-district GSA Tea Party.

Students who would like to attend should RSVP to their high school GSA advisor to get on the invitee list and to get the location information.


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!

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.

Hope Factory

Are you going to be a high school senior?

Do you have an interest in the trades, manufacturing and construction?

Check out the HOPE Factory now. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023. Application deadline: May 26

Read more HERE:

Apply here: or connect with your high school counselor or CTE teacher today.


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.

Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony 2023


Webinar: Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life

Each year college-bound students face excitement, and a bit of trepidation, when it comes to life in college. With mental health at the forefront of the conversation for Gen Z, it’s important to talk about the college transition before students arrive on campus. Encourage your students and families to attend our webinar to hear from university experts on overcoming common challenges faced by college students. Panelists will discuss wellness and student support resources to successfully navigate this next phase of the education journey.

Families, you can register for a free webinar to learn more. 

Register now for a free webinar:

Facing the Unknown with Confidence: Tips for Transitioning to College Life
Heading off to college soon? It’s such an exciting time! But college brings lots of new challenges, and it can be overwhelming. Let’s help you feel ready—join our webinar to hear from university experts on overcoming common challenges, mental health, and all the resources available to help you at college. The goal? Helping you succeed on campus and make it through to graduation.

Tuesday, May ‍9 at ‍6:30 pm ET | ‍5:30 pm CT | ‍4:30 pm MT | ‍3:30 pm PT

Panelists Include:

  • Corey Farris, Dean of Students, West Virginia University
  • Darrius Mooney, Financial Aid Counselor, MSW, MPS, Howard University
  • Kevin Sutton, former Assistant Director of Financial Wellness, Virginia Tech
Unable to Attend?

If you’re unable to attend on this date, go ahead and register—we’ll send you a link to the recording so that you don’t miss this valuable information.

Sallie Mae

PS: Be sure to connect with us on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram for sharable content that you can use to help your students.


Nearby Nature Teen Outdoor Leaders

Nearby Nature’s Teen Outdoor Leaders (PDF)


Volunteer for Free Bikes for Kids

We recently collected 400 bikes from the community and at the moment we are in need of folks to help clean and fix them in preparation for our Giveaway Day, where we match the bikes with kids. There is no experience necessary to volunteer. We are running 4 refurbishment sessions a week (3 weekday evenings, and on Saturday mornings as well). This would be a great opportunity for students looking to get involved in their community, and our volunteers have lots of fun while working to help a great cause.

If you would like to learn more about FB4K and what we do you can check out our website here:



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 for additional details.


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.

For more information contact Willow Hamilton, Community Engagement Coordinator, at, 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.

Contáctenos (se habla español):
Shane Rhodes


Fire Camp

Fire Camp is for any female-identifying youth that is between 15 and 19 years old and is June 26–30, 2023. All applications must be submitted by May 19th, 2023.

This unique camp instills self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership by utilizing fire service activities as a catalyst for this growth. Our curriculum is dynamic and physically challenging, but exceptionally rewarding for participants. During the camp, you will be issued firefighting gear and participate in activities related to the fire service, emergency medical services, and other fields.


Parker Learning Gardens

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





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:

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

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,




7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

SUNDAY, 5/14
2:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)


MAY 15–19

MONDAY, 5/15 
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the courtyard

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the courtyard

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

7:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)

SUNDAY, 5/21
2:00 PM — Seussical the Musical (Tickets $15, Students $7)


MAY 22–26

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK (activities at lunchtime)

SPIRIT WEEK (theme days)

MONDAY, 5/22 
3rd period — Health Response Team Drill
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office

TEEN BEACH MOVIE DAY (Bikers vs. Surfers)
3rd period — Fire Drill
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4:30–8:30 PM — WISE Symposium (register here)

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
7:00 PM — GSA Movie Night (permission slips required)

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
1:15–2:30 PM — Graduation Cap and Gown Pickup (during Spring Social)


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