Graduation at a G’Lance, October 13, 2023

Lancer Class of 2024,

Order your cap and gown, announcements, and class of 2024 senior apparel at The Early Bird Deadline is coming up. Order by Friday, October 20, and your class of 2024 senior apparel will be ready to pick up on Tuesday, October 24.

This industry is still recovering from supply chain and worker shortages. Submit your order as soon as possible to make sure it can be fulfilled. Order before Winter Break to receive bulk order pricing. Prices will increase in January.


Bookmark the Class of 2024 Graduation Page

The Class of 2024 Graduation page is a central location for all information about the graduation ceremony and the people who can help you get to the finish line. In addition to being emailed to families, all Graduation at a G’Lance newsletters will be posted here when they are published. Look for the graduation ceremony ticket distribution policy, find the graduation checklist here in the spring, and find information about the graduation party, ordering your cap and gown, and graduation portraits through Lifetouch.


Graduation Orders

Caps, tassels, and gowns; announcements; senior swag


Senior Students/Families,

It is time to place your order for the Class of 2024 Graduation! Orders need to be placed through Miners Graduate Services. Below are the instructions and information for placing your graduation order:

  • Orders can be placed online at or click on the flyer below to be redirected to this website.
  • Order online by October 20th and pick up your Class of 2024 Gear (sweatshirts, bling tassels) at CHS during Lunch on Tuesday, October 24th.
  • Graduation announcements and other printed materials will be distributed in early April.
  • Cap and gown units will be distributed in late May.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Miners Graduate Services by email or phone. The contact information is below:

Miners Graduate Services
1885 River Road • Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 689-4588 •


Lancer Class of 2024 Graduation Announcements Design

Churchill 2024 Grad Annoncement Digital Mock Up (PDF)


Grad Party Planning

The graduation party is community-sponsored. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers. 


The next grad party meeting Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Library. If you would like to come get involved or just don’t have the time to commit but would like to donate funds or items for raffle gift baskets or grand prizes please contact us at Any and all help is much appreciated.

Let us know if you have any questions or would like to be added to the 2024 grad party committee for future emails and information. We will be holding grad party meetings throughout the year.


Parents, donors, or students can contact the grad party committee at…


News from the College and Career Center

Upcoming College Visits:

  • Tuesday, 10/17 – Grand Canyon University
  • Wednesday, 10/18 – Colorado College
  • Thursday, 10/19 – Syracuse University





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:

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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.


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