G’Lancer, August 2018

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September 3 Schools Closed (Labor Day)
September 4 8:30 am–12:30 pm 9th Grade Orientation
September 5 Classes Begin (all students)
September 10 after school Fall Play Auditions
September 11 6:00 pm Volunteer Orientation
September 12 10:00 am Volunteer Orientation
September 13 6:30 pm Navigating High School/Senior Welcome Night
September 14 Advisory Schedule
September 20 4:00 pm Site Council
September 21 Welcome Assembly
September 24 7:00 pm Welcome to Eugene IHS Parent Information Night
200 N. Monroe St.
September 25 6:30 pm Financial Aid and Scholarship Night
September 28 9:30 am Eugene IHS Opening Assembly
October 1 10:00 am Coffee with the Principal
October 2 end of 2nd period Senior Class Photo at The Rock
October 2 7:00 pm IB Junior Parent Information Night
200 N. Monroe St.
October 3 6:30 pm Open House
October 5 Advisory Schedule
October 6 7:30 am SAT Testing
October 8 Picture Retakes
October 8 4:00 pm FAFSA Workshop
October 10 College and Career Readiness Day
(PSAT, Work Keys, Work Samples, and LEAP)
October 10 Walk to School Day (walkbiketoschool.org)
October 11 NO SCHOOL (Midterm Grading Day)
October 12 SCHOOL CLOSED (In-Service Day)
October 15 IB Fees/Registration Due
October 15, 16 Lunch Graduation Cap and Gown Orders
October 17 LEAP Contracts Due
October 17, 18 4:00 pm FAFSA Workshop
October 18 4:00 pm Site Council
October 19 Homecoming — Assembly Schedule
October 20 8:00 pm Homecoming Dance
October 25 7:00 pm Vocal Showcase Concert
October 26 Advisory Schedule
October 31 6:00 pm Winter Athletics Information Night
November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 7:00 pm Fall Play
November 3 7:30 am SAT Testing
November 5 4:00 pm Getting Hired for the Holidays Workshop
November 9 NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
November 12 SCHOOL CLOSED (Veterans Day Observed)
November 15 4:00 pm Site Council
November 15 7:00 pm Jazz Night Concert
November 16 Advisory Schedule
November 19 4:00 pm LCC Placement Testing
November 22, 23 SCHOOL CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
November 28 G’Lancer submissions due
November 29 LEAP Day
November 30 ASVAB Testing
December 1 7:30 am SAT Testing
December 3 NO SCHOOL (Term 1 Grading Day)
December 3 G’Lancer
December 4 Term 2 Begins
December 7 Winter Assembly
December 13 4:00 pm Site Council
December 14 Advisory Schedule
December 24–January 4 Winter Break

Churchill News


Thank you to all of the volunteers who showed up and helped out at Registration. Your contributions made Registration run smoothly for Churchill families.

Churchill relies on the contributions of skilled and committed volunteers to make the vision of “Excellence every day for every Lancer” a reality. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school. We can use your skills. Volunteers tutor students, help them apply for schools and scholarships, answer phones, help maintain the grounds, build sets and sew costumes for plays and musicals, organize fundraisers, chaperone events or field trips, serve on Site Council, and so much more.

To become a volunteer at Churchill, complete the 4J Volunteer Application at helpcounter.net/eugene. Volunteer background checks expire after 2 years and each volunteer must complete the application again to renew their background check at the end of 2 years. Only registered volunteers who have completed the SafeSchools volunteer training may be on campus or chaperone a school function without a staff escort. If you did not complete the volunteer application for Churchill last year, you will need to complete a new application this year.

Contact the volunteer coordinator, Jill Reents, at reents_ji@4j.lane.edu to check your volunteer status.

Churchill will provide two opportunities for volunteer orientation this year. Please choose the one that best fits your schedule. Orientation will include the required SafeSchools training as well as information specific to Churchill.

Orientations will be held on…

Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 p.m.
or Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m.

9th Grade Orientation: September 4, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ninth Grade Families,

We welcome you and your student to high school this fall! This is an exciting time and an important transition.

A Ninth Grade Orientation and Transition Day will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This is a half-day for 9th-grade students the day before regular classes begin with lunch provided.

Ninth grade is an essential year for students. We know from research and experience that the transition to high school is a critical event in our students’ lives and that preparing for this transition builds vital relationships and connections that support high school success.

Please plan for your student to attend the Ninth Grade Orientation and Transition Day on September 4 to get a strong start to their high school experience. Students will find their classes, meet their teachers, and have other transition activities. They will meet upperclassmen mentors as well as new 9th-grade friends, and learn about the opportunities for connections to their new learning community.

School buses will run their regular routes to high schools that morning to provide transportation for bus-riding students.

Have a great summer! Thank you for planning to have your student attend this important event. More information will be sent via email and a phone dialer as the day approaches.

Día de orientación de noveno grado, 4 de septiembre

¡le damos la bienvenida a usted y a su estudiante a la escuela preparatoria para el próximo otoño! Este es un momento emocionante y una transición importante.

El día de orientación y transición de noveno grado se llevará a cabo el martes, 4 de septiembre, de 8:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m., un día antes de que comiencen las clases regulares. Este es un medio día para los nuevos estudiantes de preparatoria.

El noveno grado es un año esencial para los estudiantes. Sabemos por medio de estudios y experiencia que la transición a la escuela preparatoria es un acontecimiento crítico en la vida de nuestros estudiantes, y que la preparación para esta transición construye relaciones vitales y conexiones que apoyan el éxito en la escuela preparatoria.

Por favor asegúrese que su estudiante asista al día de orientación y transición del noveno grado el 4 de septiembre para que tenga un buen comienzo hacia su experiencia en la preparatoria. Los estudiantes conocerán a sus maestros, sus salones, y tendrán otras actividades de transición. Ellos también conocerán a los mentores del grado 12, así como a nuevos amigos en el noveno grado al tiempo que aprenden acerca de las oportunidades para conectarse a su nueva comunidad de aprendizaje.

Los autobuses escolares correrán sus rutas regulares a las escuelas preparatorias esa mañana para proveer transporte a los estudiantes que usualmente van en el autobús.

¡Les deseamos que tengan un buen verano! Gracias por planear que su estudiante atienda a este evento tan importante. Su escuela le mandará más información en agosto.

Classes Begin: September 5

First period classes begin at 8:30 on Wednesday, September 5. Come early to find your classroom and get settled in. For bus pickup times, call the transportation office at 541-790-7474. Class Supply lists will be provided by teachers on the first day of class.

Important: Check your schedule on StudentVUE/ParentVUE on the first day of school. Schedules have changed and will continue to change through the first week of school as counselors make corrections. If you need to request a schedule correction, fill out a correction request at the counseling offices and attend the classes on your current schedule until your schedule is changed.


9th Grade: Casey Tiemann | 541-790-5136 | tiemann@4j.lane.edu
10th Grade A–K:
 Nita Halstead | 541-790-5113 | halstead_n@4j.lane.edu
10th Grade L–Z: Tibor Bessko | 541-790-5117 | bessko@4j.lane.edu
11th and 12th Grade A–K: Shannon Roseta | 541-790-5116 | roseta@4j.lane.edu
11th and 12th Grade L–Z: Katy McAuliffe | 541-790-5118 | mcauliffe@4j.lane.edu

View our new bell schedules at chs.4j.lane.edu/bell-schedules and be ready for the first day of school.

Attendance in the First Week

School staff and parents are partners in supporting student attendance. On the first day of school, please check StudentVUE/ParentVUE for class changes. Counselors will be making schedule corrections throughout the first week of classes.

  • Students who need to make a schedule correction should fill out a schedule correction request a the counseling offices and attend the classes on your schedule until your schedule is changed.
  • If you receive a phone call or email that your student was absent, but your child states they were in class, please check their schedule to make sure they were in the correct class.
  • If the teacher does not call a student’s name during attendance, they may be in the wrong class. The student should tell the teacher and check their schedule to make sure they are in the correct classroom.

Students who attend the incorrect class will be marked absent. Why? The teachers are taking attendance from their class list. If a student is not in the correct classroom, the teacher in whose class they belong must mark them absent.

  • Students will not be excused from class to wait to speak with a counselor about schedule corrections.
  • Students will be marked absent if they attend a class that is not on their schedule.
  • Students will be marked absent if they do not attend a class because they want to drop the class.

Parking at Churchill

All parking in Churchill lots is by permit except in designated visitor spaces. Students must sign a parking contract and purchase a parking permit to park on campus. Fee reductions are available for students who qualify. See the Finance Clerk for assistance.

Picking Up and Dropping Off Your Student

Please do not park for any length of time in the fire lanes or bus loading zone. All driving lanes in the parking lot must remain open for through-traffic at all times. A yellow curb indicates a no-parking zone. Inappropriately parked vehicles cause safety hazards for pedestrians and for vehicles attempting to pull into the parking lot from Bailey Hill Road and 18th Avenue.

Please be courteous and considerate of other drivers. Consider arranging to drop off or pick up your student in a Churchill parking lot away from the bus loading zone. Parking tickets will not be issued to family members who are parked in an unreserved parking space and waiting for their student during the last 20 minutes of the school day.

Parking Lot Safety

  • Keep the bus loading zone clear for the buses to get in and out.
  • Do not park next to a yellow curb for any length of time.
  • Watch for students walking out from between buses and parked cars.
  • Talk to your student about looking up and not using their cell phone while walking through the parking lot and loading zone.

Visitors to Churchill

To minimize disruption of classroom time and ensure the safety of our students, staff, and guests, all visitors to CHS must check in and out at the front desk and war a visitor’s badge. Temporary badges are available at the front desk upon check-in. Visitors without a clearly visible identification will be escorted to the front office to check in. Visitors who are not 4J employees or approved volunteers must be accompanied by a staff member at all times.

Visitors must park in designated visitor parking spaces or obtain a temporary parking pass when they check in.

Parents picking up a student will be asked to wait in the office while the student is retrieved from class.

Please read the procedure for excusing your student from class in the Student Handbook.

Fall Play Auditions: September 10, 3:45 p.m.

Visit Mr. Patton in room H8 or listen to the daily announcements for information about auditioning for the fall play.

Advisory Schedule: September 14, October 5, October 26, November 16, December 14

Welcome Assembly: September 21

Coffee with the Principal: October 1, 10:00 a.m.

Get to know our principal, Greg Borgerding, and learn more about Churchill at our Coffee with the Principal on Monday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Borgerding will give a short presentation and answer your questions.

Senior Class Photo at The Rock: October 2

Seniors will be excused by announcement five minutes before the end of second period for a class photo in the courtyard. Wear your favorite Churchill gear.

Open House: October 3, 6:30 p.m.

Open House is your opportunity to see what your student does every day at Churchill, meet your student’s teachers and learn more about the school. Open House begins with a presentation in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Picture Retakes: October 8

Lifetouch will return to for school portraits for those students who were not present at Registration. All students are required to have a current-year photo. This is the picture that will go into the yearbook.

Graduation Cap and Gown Orders: October 15 and 16

Miners Graduate Services will be in the student lounge during lunch to help seniors with cap and gown orders. Orders must be placed by November 9.

Homecoming Assembly Schedule: October 19

Winter Athletics Information Night: October 31, 6:00 p.m.

Winter Athletics practices begin November 12. Registrations completed after November 7 may not be processed in time to be eligible to practice on the first day.

See chs.4j.lane.edu/athletics for more information about winter sports registration and eligibility requirements.

Halloween: October 31

Students are encouraged to express themselves by wearing Halloween costumes. 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!

Winter Assembly Schedule: December 7

College and Career Center News

September is a busy month in the College & Career Center! Take a look:

13th- Navigating High School Information Night for all Churchill Families – 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. Let us help you plan for what’s ahead. We will discuss graduation requirements, good practices for each grade level, where to go for help and much more. Counselors for each grade level, the College & Career Center and School-to-Career staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

24th – Rotary Youth Exchange Information Meeting – 7:00 pm in the Library. Rotary Youth Exchange is a program that sends high school students for a year of study abroad to learn a new culture and create international understanding. They attend high school and stay with Host Families (usually 3 during the school year). The goal is to help them learn a new culture and language and to create “young ambassadors” who will contribute to international understanding during the rest of their lives.

25th – Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night – 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. You will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the fields of federal and state financial aid, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and finding and applying for scholarships.

****College, university and military visits are scheduled frequently. For the most up-to-date schedule see student’s Naviance account or the College & Career Center website blogs.4j.lane.edu/houck_s/.


Senior families, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open October 1, 2018! That’s right around the corner. You will use your 2017 financial information to complete the form. It is wise to fill out the form even if you believe you will not be eligible for federal and state aid. Some scholarships and state aid require FAFSA data as part of the application process.

You can prepare now. Before October 1st:

1. Create an FSA ID now. The FSA ID is the username and password you will use to access and sign the FAFSA. Both the student and the parent must have an FSA ID. You will need your social security number to create the FSA ID. Go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid and follow the steps to create your ID.

2. Gather the information for the student and parent that you will use to fill out the FAFSA:

  • Social Security numbers for the student and parent(s)
  • Alien Registration number if applicable
  • 2017 Federal tax return if you filed
  • Records of untaxed income
  • Cash, savings and checking account balances
  • Investments other than the home in which you live

****If you have any questions about creating your FSA ID or what documents you will need, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center @ 1-800-433-3243

Did you know…

Students of all grade levels can apply for scholarships and scholarships are available throughout the year? We maintain a database of more than 400 scholarships in Naviance!

More upcoming events you do not want to miss:

October 8th, 17th, and 18th – FAFSA Completion Workshops – 4:00-7:00 pm in the Library. Drop in for hands-on help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The College and Career Center needs you!

Our primary function is to work with students to explore their career interests; research college, career, scholarship and financial aid opportunities; assist them with college, employment and scholarship applications and resumes and help them complete the Personalized Learning graduation requirement. We have a lot of fun and the work is very rewarding. A big bonus is that you will have your finger on the pulse of everything you and your student need to know to navigate the sometimes-confusing path toward life after high school. For more information, contact Sheree Houck, houck_s@4j.lane.edu.

Get to know Naviance

Naviance is a computer-based learning tool used for career, college and scholarship research; requesting transcripts for college and scholarship applications and letters of recommendation from teachers and tracking submission of college application documents. From their Naviance account students can access a calendar of college and career-related events such as on-site visits, workshops, help sessions; off-campus college and career fairs, campus tour opportunities, frequently used documents, scholarship databases, scholarship applications and much more.

Students also use Naviance to complete assignments as part of their Personalized Learning graduation requirement.

Parents may also have a Naviance account to access information and track their student’s progress toward completion of the Personalized Learning Graduation requirements. To request a registration code and instructions for setting up a parent account, email churchill_career@4j.lane.edu with “Naviance” in the subject line. Please give your student(s) name and for which parent(s) you are requesting code(s). Registration codes will be sent out beginning September 24th and once per week thereafter.

Follow the College & Career Center on social media

Facebook: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013654423383
Twitter: twitter.com/CHS_CandC
Instagram: twitter.com/CHS_CandC

School-to-Career News

Looking for Community Service hours?

Think about volunteering in the middle and elementary schools in the Churchill Region. Applications are available outside the School-to-Career office or the College and Career Center beginning Monday, September 10th. Please fill out a volunteer application stating the school in which you would like to volunteer. This is for volunteering during a free period in your schedule. Freshmen may apply in Trimester 2 if they have successfully passed all of their Trimester 1 courses. Turn in the completed application to Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office located in the STEM building for approval.

Fall & Winter Events

Thursday, September 27th — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Construction & Utility Career Day sign up outside the School-to-Career office, permission slip required, bus transportation and lunch is provided. Free.

Wednesday, October 10th — 8 a.m. to Noon. Seniors take advantage of this time to complete your CRLS projects on Naviance. Get up-to-date information on how to complete the Lancer Extended Application Project (LEAP). You will have the opportunity to fill out your LEAP contract and receive the LEAP packet. You can even sign up for a LEAP interview if you have completed the required hours and LEAP packet. More information at blogs.4j.lane.edu/elam_m/leap/.

Wednesday, October 10th — 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spruce up your resume and get information on businesses that are hiring for the holiday season. More information to come in October.

Monday, November 5th — 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Getting Hired for the Holidays. If you missed our Workshop in October you can come to our redo. Spruce up your resume and get information on businesses that are hiring for the holiday season.

Thursday, November 29th — LEAP Day, all day in the career center. This is for seniors who have completed their LEAP project and packet. Sign up in the School-to-Career office or online. Check your email in November for the online link.

Friday, February 1st — Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), Start Time: 9:30 a.m., End Time 12:30 p.m. or earlier, Test Location: STEM Conference Room. See Mary Beth in the School-To-Career office for practice tests and more information.

4J District News

Free and Reduced Benefits

All 4J families are encouraged to learn more about the benefits of the Free and Reduced-Price meals program. Families who qualify can benefit outside of the school lunch program with free bus passes, healthcare, low-cost internet, reduced sports fees, and more!

Learn more about these benefits at http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunchbenefits, or http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunch.

Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination

Eugene School District 4J has policies and programs to prohibit and prevent bullying and harassment, including intimidation, cyberbullying, hazing and teen dating violence. Discrimination, meaning any act that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably differentiating in treatment in any instructional program, extracurricular activity, or in the provision of any other service or benefit, is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, age or disability.

The district encourages students, parents and other patrons to share their concerns with district officials if they believe they or someone else has been the victim of bullying and harassment, including intimidation, cyberbullying, hazing and teen dating violence, or discrimination. No reprisal or adverse action will occur as a consequence of initiating a complaint in good faith.

Incidents should be reported to the school principal or other staff member. If the complainant has worked with the school and is not satisfied with the resolution, or if the principal is believed to be involved, a complaint may be directed to the superintendent’s office. Complaint forms and information about the complaint process are available in all 4J school offices and at the 4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene, OR 97402. For more information, contact your school principal or the superintendent’s office, 541‑790‑7707.

Community News

Driver Training at Churchill

Oregon Driver Training Institute offers Drivers Ed classes year round. View the schedule and sign up at oregondrivertraining.com/class.htm.

Ultimate Frisbee

After a few years, the CHS Ultimate Frisbee Club is back! We are searching for all interested parties for co-ed ultimate Frisbee this fall. You’re making the team is based upon your interest, not skill level.

Just a little history: over the last few years the only high schools that have fielded teams are Marist and South. The Eugene Middle School Ultimate league has been very successful during that time and Kennedy Middle School has successfully fielded a team. There are now sufficient numbers for Churchill to join the league as will Sheldon and in the future, the league is projected to expand into Springfield. Once we get enough players for our team we will start practices at our school fields in September.

If you are interested, please contact Wayne Taubenfeld at wtaubenfeld@comcast.net.

Educational Travel & Culture

Exchange students enrich the lives of their host families, peers, teachers, and the entire community! As a host Mom to over 12 students over the last 20 years, I can truly say that hosting is an amazing experience and an unforgettable time for the whole family. Most people walk away with a new member of the family, new traditions and menu ideas, great memories and a vacation invitation from abroad! Our students bring their own spending money and insurance and totally integrate within the family; they are not a guest! You can expect them to do chores like American teenagers and they participate in all of your usual family activities. A member of your family will earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, just for hosting!

Host family responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe and nurturing home environment for the student
  • Provide students with a room (can be shared with a host sibling), his/her own bed, adequate storage, 3 meals per day, and transportation for extracurricular activities
  • Give love and support to the student
  • Explore cultural differences and similarities
  • You do NOT have to have high school kids of your own- all types of families are accepted!!

Our students:

  • Bring own spending money, health & liability insurance
  • Have good English skills
  • Are highly screened for suitability for the program
  • Are excited to meet their American family!

Our Local Coordinators:

  • Have received extensive training
  • Meet with the students every month
  • Often have international or hosting experience
  • Provide ongoing support to the host family

Contact Lisa Evers at levers@edutrav.org to learn more about this wonderful experience of a lifetime!

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