Family Bulletin, May 19, 2023

Churchill Families,

Happy Spring!  With the end of the year coming soon, the school is a buzz with lots of activities and field trips.  I think we are finally getting back to “normal” and offering our students great opportunities to shine, explore, and experience activities that we did prior to Covid.

To highlight a few experiences that we are offered our students:

  1.  Two, whole-school assembly, revolving around our Performing Arts programs:
    1. Our Bands and Choirs were able to showcase their talents in front of their peers
    2. Our Drama department were able to share a snippet of the Spring Musical, “Seussical”  with their peers.
  2. CHS’ first ever APIS school-wide assembly to honor and celebrate our Asian and Pacific Islander students
  3. Field trips to local colleges for tours, ability to talk to admissions counselors, and see the wonderful programs they have to offer
  4. Mental Health awareness and our Spring Festival this week – fun activities during lunch for students to do, a “carnival like day” on Friday for students to experience and have fun, and a chance to dunk a staff member (which is always fun!).

As we head in to the final weeks of school, we want our students to reflect back on the year, remember how far they have come, remember the fun, and know that this is a great place to learn, socialize, celebrate, and experience all the amazing things that high school has to offer.

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!


Incoming 9th grade Open House – May 30th @ 6 pm

We are so excited to have an incoming 9th grade Open House this year! On May 30th at 6pm we will be in the cafeteria with a small dinner (vegetarian options available) to serve to any incoming 9th grader and their family. When you get here you will have a chance to eat, meet some staff members, hear a short presentation, and take a tour led by a leadership student if you would like. We look forward to having you and your family on campus!


Student Climate and Culture Survey

Student will need to take the Districts 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 need to improve each school from the student’s perspective.

Below are the links regarding the survey:

English version:

Spanish version:


  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.


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

Lane Community College Drop-in Workshop for LCC-bound seniors

Seniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the Lane Community College Drop-in Workshop for LCC-bound seniors at Churchill on Wednesday, May 31st, from 2:20 – 4 pm, in room F39. Lane’s Admission Recruiter Rosa Maria Banuelos-Uribe will be on hand to help seniors get set up for success and complete a Lane application, find their course placement for writing and math, check on the Oregon Promise grant, and other financial aid, complete their online orientation, and set an appointment for academic advising. Seniors should bring their student laptop. For more information, contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Career coordinator,, 541-790-5262.

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.


Pride Fest 2023

Friday, June 2, 3:00–6:00 pm.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with the Pride Fest, please spread the word!

Volunteers go here to sign up:


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.


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


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.

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


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.

Applications are due no later than May 19, 2023.


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,




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
Lunch — Peer Ambassadors Meeting

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)
6:00 PM — Grad Party Planning Meeting (community-sponsored)

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 Festival)




Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office

7:45 AM — Student of the Month Breakfast
Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
2:30 PM — LCC Admission Workshop
6:00 PM — Grad Party Planning Meeting (community-sponsored)
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts
7:00 PM — Band Concert

Lunch — Graduation Ticket Distribution in the front office
4:30 PM — Cheer Tryouts


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