G’Lancer, December 2018

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December 3 NO SCHOOL — Term 1 Grading Day
December 4 Term 2 Begins
December 4 6:30 pm Boys’ Lacrosse Meeting
December 4 7:00 pm Screenagers
December 6 6:00 pm Softball Meeting: Meet the New Coach
December 6 7:00 pm Jingle Jamboree/Season of Sounds Concert
December 6, 7 Lunch Lancer Pageant Contestant Information Meeting
December 9 3:00 pm International Human Rights Day Celebration
December 13 4:00 pm Site Council
December 14 Advisory Schedule
December 14 Senior Yearbook Portraits and Quotes Due
December 14 7:45 am Student of the Month Breakfast (Special Education)
December 17 3:45 pm Oregon Promise Application Workshop
December 19 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
December 20 Fire Drill (3rd period)
December 21 Winter Assembly (video assembly)
December 24–January 4 WINTER BREAK — SCHOOL CLOSED
January 7 NO SCHOOL — Professional Development
January 9 Fire Drill (4th period)
January 11 Advisory Schedule
January 15, 16 4:00 pm FAFSA Workshop
January 17 4:00 pm Site Council
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
January 21 SCHOOL CLOSED — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
January 22 7:00 pm Keeping Our Kids Safe: Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco
January 25 7:45 am Student of the Month Breakfast (Math)
January 25, 26 7:00 pm One-Act Festival
February 1 NO SCHOOL — Midterm Grading Day
February 1 9:30 am ASVAB Testing
February 4 3:45 pm LCC Scholarship Workshop
February 5 Earthquake Drill (5th period)
February 7 7:00 pm IB Sophomore Parent Information Night at the 4J Ed. Center, 200 N Monroe
February 8 Advisory Schedule
February 11 3:30 pm OSAC Scholarship and Oregon Promise Application Workshop
February 13 6:00 pm Spring Athletics Information Night
February 14 4:00 pm Site Council
February 15 OSAC Scholarship Early Bird Deadline
February 18 SCHOOL CLOSED — Presidents Day
February 19 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
February 19 3:45 pm Spring Musical Auditions
February 22 7:45 am Student of the Month Breakfast (Social Studies)
February 25 Spring Athletics Begin
February 25 3:30 pm OSAC Scholarship and Oregon Promise Application Workshops
February 28 3:30–7:30 pm WISE Symposium
March 1 5:00 pm OSAC Applications Due
March 4–8 Classified Staff Appreciation Week
March 4 Safety Drill (4th period)
March 7 7:00 pm Band Concert
March 8 Advisory Schedule
March 9 7:30 am SAT Testing
March 11–13 LEAP Days
March 12 7:00 pm Spring Choral Concert
March 13 Last Day of Term 2
March 13 Yearbook Baby Pictures Due
March 14 NO SCHOOL — Term 2 Grading Day
March 15 NO SCHOOL — Professional Development
March 18 Term 3 Classes Begin
March 20 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
March 21 4:00 pm Site Council
March 22 7:45 am Student of the Month  Breakfast (Language Arts)
April 1 Classes Resume

Churchill News

Donations Needed

Your generous contributions help us meet the needs of students at Churchill. The front office always accepts donations of school supplies, clothing, and personal-care items. To learn more about how you can give to Churchill with your time, skills, and resources, visit chs.4j.lane.edu/give.

Our School Nurse and health center could use some help with donated toothbrushes and toothpaste and deodorant for boys and girls. Many of our students are in need of these items.

This time of year, students come to Mike’s closet for warm seasonal clothing and umbrellas.

Please consider making a donation. These items can be dropped off at the front office. Thank you for your consideration.

Screenagers: December 4, 7:00 p.m.

The Churchill area schools invite the community to join us in viewing the movie Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age at the Churchill High School auditorium on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free.

For information about the film, visit www.screenagersmovie.com.

Families can take advantage of the Parent Guide to prepare for the movie and help with strategies for setting limits at home.

Las escuelas del are de Churchill invita a toda la comunidad a ver la pelicula Screenagers: Creciendo en una era digital, en el auditorio de la escuela de Churchill el dia Martes, Diciembre 4 a las 7:00 pm. Sera completamente Gratis.

Para mas informacion acerca de la pelicula por favor visitar www.screenagersmovie.com.

Familia pueden aprovechar de la guia de padres para prepararse al ver la pelicula y puedan tener mas estrategias para poder poner limites en sus casas.

Jingle Jamboree/Season of Sounds Concert: December 6, 7:00 p.m.


a Fall Music Gala

CHS Auditorium
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 pm

Downing Street Singers
7:05 Jazz Band
Churchill Wind Ensemble
The Jazz Workshop
Churchill Symphonic Band
…and more!

Bring your friends and family for a night of beautiful music!
Hard work and daily practice have led to performance quality that will amaze you!
Refreshments will be available for sale. (Cash, check, charge cards, and smart-phone pay accepted)

And, an opportunity to see and touch the historic Animal House band hats!

And SAVE THE DATES for the these Winter and Spring concerts:
Winter Band Concert, Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 pm.
Jazz Cafe, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7 pm.
Spring Music Gala, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 pm.

Yearbook Portraits and Senior Quotes: December 14

Senior yearbook portraits and quotes are due to Don Squires by December 14. Torso shots in portrait orientation are preferred. Quotes will be reviewed by Yearbook staff. For more information, or to make a submission, email Mr. Squires at squires_d@4j.lane.edu.

Yearbook Portrait Guidelines

Note: Baby pictures will be due in March. More information will come later.

Forecasting: February

Forecasting is the process of requesting classes for the next school year. We use the information gathered from forecasting to build our class schedule for the next school year.

Forecasting for current students will be in February. Students new to Churchill next year will forecast in March. More information about forecasting dates and schedules will be available in January.

Spring Athletics Information Night: February 13, 6:00 p.m.

Spring Athletics practices will begin February 25. Registrations completed after February 20 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 sports registration and eligibility requirements.


All students who plan to graduate and walk in the graduation ceremony this year should visit our Graduation! page at chs.4j.lane.edu/graduation for information about deadlines, requirements, contacts, and other graduation-related events. Check back frequently for updates and look for the Graduation at a G’Lance newsletter in your email inbox.

Are you graduating early? If you are an 11th-grader planning to graduate early, or if you are a senior who will finish your classes before Term 3, contact Jill Reents to make sure you continue to receive graduation-related announcements and updates.

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.

Please be aware of which parking spaces are reserved for staff. Reserved parking spaces are painted with the word “RESERVED” and a number.

Picking Up and Dropping Off Your Student

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

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 to pick up their student.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

  • 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.

College and Career Center News

College and Career Center Events


Lane Community College Admissions Presentation Thursday, 13th 10:00–10:45 am F39
Oregon Promise Application Workshop Monday, 17th 3:45–5:00 pm Library


Please note: The scholarship application workshop originally scheduled for December 11th has been canceled.


FAFSA Completion Workshops Tuesday, 15th & Wednesday, 16th 4:00–6:00 pm F36


Lane Community College Scholarship Workshop Monday, 4th 3:45–5:00 pm Library
OSAC Scholarship and Oregon Promise Application Workshops Monday, 11th & Monday, 25th 3:45–5:30 pm Library
OSAC Scholarship Early Bird Deadline Friday, 15th


SAT Testing Saturday, 9th 7:30 am CHS Main Entrance
LCC Information Workshop for any student considering LCC Monday, 18th 2:30–3:30 pm STEM Conference Rm.

Senior Families: FAFSA

If you have not filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it is time to do so now. Every student who will be going to a 2- or 4-year college/university or trade school should complete the FAFSA. FAFSA information is used as an application for federal and state financial aid funds, college and university institutional funds, scholarships and is required if the student is applying for the Oregon Promise. If you need help filling out the FAFSA, come to a FAFSA completion workshop on January, 15th and/or 16th, anytime between 4:00 pm–6:00 pm in room F36. There will be financial aid professionals there to assist you. We will provide computers.

To prepare for the workshop:

  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

The Career Related Learning Standards (CRLS) project and community service verification are due now!

The Career Related Learning Standards is part of the Personalized Learning graduation requirements. To complete the CRLS, students must complete computer-based assignments using Naviance and have an interview with the College and Career Center staff or their counselor. This project is typically due at the end of the student’s junior year. Progress letters were mailed home in September and October and notes have been sent to students who have not completed their CRLS. Notification emails will be sent in mid-December to students and parents if students have not finished their CRLS by that time. 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 houck_s@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).

Community Service logs are in the College and Career Center and on the College and Career Center website; blogs.4j.lane.edu/houck_s/. Completed logs should be submitted to the College and Career Center. Students are required to complete at least 10 hours of community service for every year they attend Churchill. IHS students must complete more. Contact Lynne Given for more information regarding IHS requirements.

Follow the College & Career Center on social media!

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


School-to-Career News

LCC Placement Testing

What you need: Students must have an L-number and bring a valid photo ID. If you don’t have an L-number, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office in the STEM building at least a week prior to testing.

Tips for success: PLEASE study for this test. There is a free app that you can access on any computer. Go to www.accuplacer.org and click on “Information for Students.” Click on “Student Practice” and read the directions and click on “Get the free ACCUPLACER practice app,” create an account (ignore the “registering with your institution” information); choose the “Classic” test to study.

Lane Community College (LCC) Placement Testing Dates 2018-2019


Wednesday, December 19th
3:45–5:30 pm
STEM 118
Reading, Sentence Skills, and Math
Thursday, January 10th
3:45–5:30 pm
STEM 118
Math only
Tuesday, January 22nd
3:45–5:30 pm
STEM 118
Reading & Sentence Skills only
Tuesday, February 19th
3:45–5:30 pm
STEM 118
Wednesday, March 20th
3:45–5:30 pm
STEM 118
Trimester 3 Testing dates to be determined.

Need to test at a time not offered? LCC Testing Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm, Testing Office Main Campus, Bldg. 1, 116, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Phone: (541) 463-5324, Email: testingoffice@lanecc.edu, and Website: https://www.lanecc.edu/testing.

Youth Trades Academy

There is still time to apply. Applications are available outside the School-to-Career office. Open House on Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:00–6:00 pm Applications due Tuesday, Dec. 18th. The course begins on January 19th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30–4:30, various trade training centers in Springfield.


The ASVAB Test will be on Friday, Feb. 1st, 9:30-12:30, CHS.

ASVAB stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (test). It is used as an “entrance exam” for the U.S. military and is also used as a career exploration tool. The program is a series of eight short tests that help a student identify their skills in a variety of areas. It’s not just for the military – it measures aptitudes that are related to success in different jobs as well as training and education programs. Once score results are delivered, there will be a guidance session for students to attend to learn how to decipher the results and use the free online career exploration program. Students must be at least 16 years old by the time of the test. See Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office to sign up and pick up the program guide and practice test. — Source: ASVAB Career Exploration Program Overview Guide.

7th Annual WISE Symposium

Women In Science & Engineering Symposium is set for Thursday, February 28th, at Churchill High School. All Lane County high school students are invited to this free event. Workshops are hands-on sessions encouraging the participants to get a feel for the career in which they may be interested. Workshops are lead by professionals and university students. Online registration opens Monday, January 14th, 4:00 pm at www.chs.lane.edu.

Important LEAP Deadlines

LEAP Days -Final due dates! Seniors sign up for your LEAP interview. All seniors must complete their LEAP interview by this date. Sign up online at www.chs.lane.edu beginning Monday, March 4th. Interview dates are Monday–Wednesday, March 11th–13th, 8:00 am–3:45 pm in the College & Career Center.

The Lancer Extended Application Project, also known as LEAP, is a State of Oregon Department of Education Personalized Learning graduation requirement. Internships or “extended applications” are an important mechanism for providing students an opportunity to explore a career and have opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge from school into a professional setting. (http://www.oregon.gov/ode/learning-options/CTE/resources/Pages/Internship-Resources.aspx).


4J District News

Winter Weather: Snow Day Decisions and Notifications

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for every 4J school.

How the decision is made:

Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

How to find out if there is a change:

If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

What does the announcement mean?

School Closure: There is no school for students, although some staff will be at work. The district will decide by noon about whether any after-school student activities or community use of buildings may take place.

Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late and end at the usual dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time. Buses will drive cautiously, adjusting to conditions, so pick up and return may be delayed.

Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that may be used when snow and ice make road conditions hazardous at higher and steeper elevations. This helps limit the need for school closures in harsh weather. When school buses operate on these snow routes, some students will have a different bus stop location and time than on the regular route. More information is at www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Parent Choice: When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Clima invernal: Decisiones y notificaciones para días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones son hechas para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de 4J.

Cómo se toma la decisión:

Normalmente, las decisiones sobre cambios del horario de clases por el clima inclemente se toman en la mañana antes del inicio de las clases, cuando se pueden evaluar las condiciones del clima. Creemos que servimos mejor a los alumnos y a las familias cuando las escuelas están abiertas. Nuestra prioridad y el motivo de cualquier cierre de escuelas es la seguridad de nuestros alumnos y personal.

Cómo saber si hay un cambio:

Si el distrito decide cambiar el horario de clases o las rutas de autobuses, esto será comunicado lo mas pronto posible en varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 am. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.

  • Regístrese para recibir alertas de mensajes de texto por medio de twitter
  • Revise la página web del distrito, www.4j.lane.edu
  • Revise las páginas de red sociales del distrito
  • Consulte las estaciones de noticias locales por radio, televisión o internet
  • Marque el número de teléfono de emergencia en español, 541-790-7738

¿Qué significa el anuncio?

Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”): No hay clases para los alumnos, aunque pueda ser que algunos miembros del personal estén trabajando. El distrito decidirá antes del mediodía si se permitirán actividades extracurriculares o el uso de las instalaciones por miembros de la comunidad.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora normal en un día escolar regular. Si el retraso ocurre en un viernes, los estudiantes saldrán a la hora de salida temprana. Los autobuses conducirán cautelosamente, ajustándose a las condiciones, así que el horario para recoger y dejar a los estudiantes puede retrasarse.

Rutas de nieve (“Snow Routes”): Algunas rutas de los autobuses escolares tienen rutas alternativas de nieve (“snow routes”) que pueden ser utilizadas cuando la nieve y el hielo crean condiciones peligrosas en elevaciones mas altas y empinadas. Esto ayuda a minimizar el cierre de escuelas debido al clima inclemente. Cuando los autobuses utilicen estas rutas alternativas las ubicaciones de las paradas de autobuses serán diferentes tanto como el horario. Podrá encontrar más información en www.4j.lane.edu/transportation/snowroutes.

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Cuando la escuela este en sesión durante el clima invernal, se les urge a las familias considerar las condiciones de las carreteras donde viven, tomar su propia decisión basada en la seguridad, y notificar a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a la escuela. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

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 another 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.

Ergon Student Exchange

Visit our website at www.ergon-se.org
Host an Italian student and your son or daughter will be invited to Italy!

Ergon Student Exchange seeks families to host a 16- to 17-year-old Italian student during the next school year, 2019-20, for either a semester or the school year. Ergon’s program ensures a true cross-cultural opportunity: Italian families offer your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses-paid summer vacation. Ergon sponsors the flight!

We specialize in a rigorous selection process and carefully match students with host families. We’ve had students at Churchill and all 4J high schools. Our current and former Eugene host families are happy to share their experiences. Please email Kim O’Brien, Eugene coordinator, at kobrien334@comcast.net

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