Family Bulletin, October 20, 2023

Churchill Families,

Happy Fall!  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors and starting to fall, as well as a little bit of rain is coming our way.  Fall in the Pacific Northwest is such a beautiful time of year!  It also means that school has settled into the daily routines, and mid-terms are around the corner.

Nov. 9th is mid-term grading day.  There will be no school that day, and teachers will be grading papers, projects, and tests that were due for mid-terms.  I would encourage you and your student to reach out to teachers about grades, assignments, and attendance so there are not surprises when it comes to mid-term grades.

Finally, there are some great upcoming events to look forward to:  Senior Nights for our sports teams (Volleyball, soccer and football this week), Choir’s Fall Festival of Song on Oct. 25th, our School Fall Festival on Oct. 31st at the end of the school day, and also our College and Career Extravaganza on Nov. 15th (see more info. below for all of these.)

So much is happening at Churchill High School, it’s a great time of year!  Go, Lancers!


Missy Cole, Principal



4J High School ABC Days 2023 – 2024

Monday, 10/23

A Day

Tuesday, 10/24

B Day

Wednesday, 10/25

C Day

Thursday, 10/26

A Day

Friday, 10/27

B Day


OCTOBER 23 –27
Monday, October 23 7:00 PM Grad Party Planning Meeting
(for info, email
Tuesday, October 24 Period 6 Lockdown Drill
Tuesday, October 24
lunch Graduation Swag Order Pickup
(order online at
Wednesday, October 25 7:45 AM Student of the Month Breakfast
  lunch University of Puget Sound Visit in F36
6:30 PM “Autumn Festival of Song” Choir Concert
Tuesday, October 31 Fall Festival Bell Schedule (Bell Schedules)
  Period 6 Fire Drill
November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 7:00 PM Churchill Thespians Present Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”


Churchill Student News

Autumn Festival of Song Choir Concert


Halloween Costume Expectations

Students are encouraged to express themselves by wearing Halloween costumes on Tuesday, October 31st. Costumes must follow the 4J district and CHS dress codes as outlined in the Student Handbook. Costumes must not distract from learning. No masks may be worn. No weapons of any kind may be brought to school, including any fake, toy, or prop weapons. Finally, be creative and have fun!  There will also be a Halloween Costume Contest during the Fall Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023: Fall Festival Bell Schedule

B Day  
Period 0 7:50 AM – 8:25 AM
Period 5 8:30 AM – 9:35 AM
Period 6 9:45 AM – 10:50 AM
Period 7 11:00 AM – 12:05 PM
Lunch 12:10 PM – 12:40 PM
Period 8 12:45 PM – 1:50 PM
Festival 1:55 PM – 3:30 PM


Student Computer Upgrades

This upgrade is not optional. Please upgrade your student computer if you haven’t already.

Students who checked out computers at Back-to-School Days do not need to perform this upgrade task. The computer you received has already been upgraded.

Before you start: If you haven’t been using your student computer over the summer, the computer battery may have drained, and you will need to charge it and turn it on to allow the clock to update before the operating system upgrade will work. You may need to restart the computer a few times.

Follow these instructions carefully: Quicksheet – Upgrade macOS 2023

This big upgrade may take several hours to complete. Do not attempt to complete this update using a cellular signal or hotspot. Make sure your computer is in a safe place where it can remain plugged in and will not be disturbed during the upgrade.

If you are unable to complete the upgrade at home, please exchange your student computer at the Technology Office, Room F40. 


From the College & Career Center

Upcoming College Visits:

Wednesday, October 25 — University of Puget Sound
Monday, October 30 — Pacific University


Introducing the NEW AND IMPROVED College & Career Center Instagram!!

Find information on scholarships, financial aid, upcoming events, resources, volunteer opportunities and a whole lot more. It’s one stop shopping for your college & career planning needs.


College & Career Extravaganza is coming!!
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
What time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Churchill High School Campus
What is the Extravaganza? Your opportunity to attend workshops on financial Aid, scholarships, options beyond high school, essay writing, resume building, getting hired for your future, job search strategies, understanding the trades and apprenticeships, financial literacy for high school students, and a whole lot more.
All grades and families are welcome.



You may have heard that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) will be changing for 2024-25. Due to the intense behind-the-scenes programming, the FAFSA will not open until sometime in the month of December. ORSAA will open as soon as possible, but most likely in December as well. Stay tuned as we will share further information and details as we get them.

You can still create your FSA ID (username and password) now so you are prepared once the FAFSA opens in December. It’s very important to create an FSA ID for each FAFSA contributor PRIOR TO completing the FAFSA. Families who attempt to create FSA IDs at the time of FAFSA completion will not experience the benefits of the simplified FAFSA. It takes three days to verify the identity of FSA ID applicants, which means that individuals who have yet to be verified will have to complete additional questions by hand.


But the good news is, the Oregon Promise Application is open now! The Oregon Promise 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 when it is available 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:



Virtual Paying for College (English)

October 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Register at


Virtual Pagar la Universidad (Spanish)

26 de octubre at 6:30 p.m.

Registrarse en  


6th Annual Seattle Black College Expo

Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:  Rainier Beach High School, 8815 Seward Park Avenue, South Seattle, WA 98118

Contact:  877.427.4100

Sponsor:  National College Resources Foundation


Free registration:

Meet with Colleges – Bring transcripts to get ACCEPTED on the spot

Join us for our 6th Annual Seattle Black College Expo on Saturday, November 4th at Rainier Beach High School. High School Juniors and Seniors and College Transfer Students meet one-on-one with HBCUs, other colleges, universities, and educational programs. Get answers right on the spot.  EVERYONE is Welcome… The Expo is for Students of ALL Ages.

  • Get accepted on the SPOT, students bring your transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores (high school juniors and seniors)
  • College Transfer Students this is a great opportunity for you to get accepted on the spot! Bring your transcripts from all colleges that you have attended
  • Scholarships on the  SPOT
  • Applications fees waived

Black College Expo™ is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be entertainment, featuring a Scholarship Presentation, Entertainment, Cash Giveaways, and a special “Dance Off” for Cash hosted by our Celebrity Ambassadors.


First Generation Virtual College Fair

WednesdayOctober 25th

9:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Expert-led educational sessions will guide you on maximizing the benefits of higher education.
  • Visit institution booths and chat live with admissions representatives
  • Participating students have a chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card through a TikTok contest. Details will be emailed to registered students.


Oregon Promise

Career and College Opportunities in the Community

West Point Admissions Meeting Flyer Nov. 2023


Edited.HSC Flyer Only Hands on Fall 2023 copy


RTEC101 copy


CodeOrCreate.Flyer copy


Grad Party Fundraiser

Attention Churchill HS Senior Parents: We need your help to plan and fundraise for the Churchill HS 2024 Grad Party. Please come to our next grad party meeting this Monday, October 23 @ 7 p.m. in the library. The grad party’s first fundraiser begins today. Consider ordering and purchasing a holiday wreath and garland for your home, friends, co-workers, or family. If you would like more information or would like to become involved with the CHS 2024 grad party please attend our next grad party meeting or contact Please see the wreath and garland fundraiser pdf attachment for order and purchase information.

CHS 2024 grad party wreath flyer

4J Community News

Good Trouble

Good Trouble Poster


Eugene Parent Support Space

A peer-support space for caregivers and parents of LGBTQ2SIA+ and questioning kids in the Eugene area.

Meetings are in the Sheldon High School Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. To request childcare, contact Lisa at 541-517-4775 or



Community News

Sing with the Oregon Children’s Choir!

The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes 1st – 12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2023-2024 school year! Develop new singing techniques,  learn new songs, and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts are available. Registration and information at

Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place has some fantastic fall activities lined up. Take a look. If you have any questions or need more info about specific events, just shoot us a message. We’re here to help.

OP Fall 2023.pdf Some of the activities we are running during this season

Parents Daughter days.pdf Days dedicated to celebrating the unbreakable bond between parents and daughters

To check all our activities, visit


Grad Party Wreath Fundraiser<< >>Student of the Month, October 2023