G’Lancer, March 2019

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April 1 Classes Resume; Term 3 Begins
April 3–7 Equestrian Team Meet (OHSET)
April 4 Honors Diploma Application Available
April 5 Advisory Schedule (seniors meet for graduation information)
April 8–17 Graduation Performer Audition Sign Up
April 10 12:26 pm Marines ROTC Q&A Session
April 10 6:30 pm Graduation Information Meeting
April 11 Fire Drill (2nd period)
April 12 11:50 am Navy ROTC Q&A Session
April 12 7:00 pm Lancer Pageant*
April 15 10:00 am–lunch Graduation Announcement Order Pick Up
April 18 45-Minute Double Assembly Schedule
Career, College, and Community Service Fair
April 18 3:45 pm Site Council
April 19 Graduation Performer Audition Schedule Posted
April 23, 24 Graduation Performer Auditions
April 23 Grad Party Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser*
April 23 6:30 pm Financial Aid Award Letters; What Do They Mean?
April 26 7:45 am Student of the Month Breakfast (Health and Physical Education)
April 26 2:45 pm AP Bubble Session
April 26 5:00 pm Ohana Gathering (PISU)
April 29 8:00 am University of Edinburgh
April 29 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
May 1 2:30 pm LCC Admission Workshop for LCC-Bound Students
May 2 7:00 pm Jazz Café
May 3 No School
Midterm Grading Day
May 4 7:30 am SAT Testing
May 6–17 AP Testing
May 6–24 IB Testing
May 7 6:30 pm Parent and Student Information Night: Planning Ahead
May 8 Bike to School Day
May 8 Fire Drill (3rd period)
May 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 7:00 pm Into the Woods (spring musical)
May 19 2:00 pm Into the Woods (spring musical)
May 11 8:00 pm Prom
May 13–31 lunch Graduation Seating and Walking Partner Sign Up
May 13–June 11 lunch Graduation Ticket Distribution
May 15 6:00 pm Athletic Awards Night
May 16 3:45 pm Site Council
May 20 3:45 pm LCC Placement Testing
May 20 5:30 pm Eugene IHS Celebration at Oakway Center
May 21 10:00 am–lunch Graduation Cap and Gown Pick Up
May 24 Advisory Schedule
May 27 School Closed
Memorial Day
May 28 7:00 pm Graduate Recognition Ceremony
May 30 3:30 pm WISE Symposium
May 31 Senior Assembly and Club Carnival
May 31 7:45 am Student of the Month Breakfast (Visual and Performing Arts)
June 1 7:30 am SAT Testing
June 3 8:30 am IHS Graduation Rehearsal
June 3 10:15 am IHS Farewell Assembly
June 4 2:15 pm Summer and Full-Time Jobs Workshop
June 4 7:00 pm Music Gala Concert
June 5 Last Day for Seniors
June 5 3:30 pm Engineering Showcase
June 6 3:45 pm Site Council
June 6 7:00 pm IHS Graduation at the Hult Center
June 7 Fire Drill (4th period)
June 8 4:00 pm AVID Graduation
June 12 Graduation Day
7:30 am Senior Breakfast at Eugene Faith Center
9:30 am Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory)
11:00 am Graduation Performer Rehearsal
6:00 pm Senior Class Photo in Caps and Gowns
7:00 pm Graduation at the Hult Center
11:00 pm Grad Party at the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center*
June 18 Last Day for Students
June 19 No School
Grading Day
June 20–August 16 Summer Office Hours
9 am–12 pm, 1 pm–3 pm
Closed on Fridays

Community-sponsored event: Churchill High School and Eugene School District 4J do not provide financial, administrative, or clerical support for this event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers of the event.


Churchill News


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? Seniors who will not be enrolled in classes in Term 3 should contact Jill Reents to make sure you continue to receive graduation-related announcements and updates.


Lancer Pageant Fundraisers

Each year a group of Churchill students (10 senior contestants and a number of coordinators) works extremely hard for three to four months to raise as much money as possible for this incredible organization called Children’s Miracle Network. The Lancer Pageant does this through organizing fundraisers and partnering with local businesses as well as holding a car wash and a Bunco night. Our largest fundraiser is the Lancer Pageant, which is an entertaining, knock-off beauty pageant where our ten contestants dance and do skits. 100% of the fundraising proceeds stay locally in Lane County, and specifically, go to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Last year we raised over $25,000 for the children in our community, and as a group, we have set our goal to be $31,000 this year!

March 26th: BJ’s Restaurant Fundraiser
April 6th: Dodgeball Tournament @CHS Gymnasium, time is TBD
April 12th: The Lancer Pageant, 7:00 PM, @Churchill Auditorium

The Lancer Pageant is a community-sponsored event. Churchill High School and Eugene School District 4J do not provide financial, administrative, or clerical support for this event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers of the event.

Lancers in the Spotlight

Senior artist Allison Prince had her acrylic painting selected by a jury of professional artists to be included in an art show at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. This is quite an honor because only 33 pieces were selected out of 105 entries. Congratulations Allison!

Cereal Box Designs

Sometimes the best way to stimulate a student’s creativity is through their stomach—and breakfast cereal is a wonderful way to make an engaging connection between the two. Advanced graphic design students spent five weeks on a culminating project in which they developed, designed, refined and constructed a real-life cereal box based on a theme of their choosing. They began by researching a theme, then used their skills to develop all six panels of their package design. Themes include video games, movies, skateboarding, sharknados, Spam, and conspiracy theories, and often rely on humor. Each student used a photography studio to photograph the actual cereal and include it in their box design. They then created slogans and marketing copy, along with an engaging activity on the back panel such as a game, word search or puzzle. The boxes may be viewed in the art gallery located in the foyer of the theater.


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FREE Summer leadership camp for Sophomores!

RYLA Flyer 2019

The local Rotary Club is offering a 6 day, 5-night camp, June 22-27, 2019, for sophomores with leadership potential who want to grow as leaders and citizens. Students will participate in leadership challenge activities, small group work, team building, outdoor recreation and much more. The camp is in Dorena, Oregon. There is no cost to students and families. Transportation, provided by First Student, to Dorena is also provided.

What is RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)? RYLA camp is a life-changing experience for current high school sophomores who have a strong desire to make their school and community a better place. RYLA camp is for students with leadership potential, not necessarily those with proven leadership skills nor those who are popular with peers or school officials. Ideal students exhibit flexibility and resilience, compassion for others, the capacity to think outside the box, and the courage to step out of their “comfort zone.” They are also willing to work hard and be comfortable being away from home at camp. Students reside in rustic cabins and receive three hot meals and snacks daily. Curriculum and challenge activities follow a rigorous schedule and are designed by educators at True North Consulting, specifically for teenagers. Rotary values and “service above self” are highlighted.

The camp is well staffed with a minimum of four professional facilitators, one counselor mentor, 12 counselors, 12 assistant counselors, and Rotarians, making for a better than 1:5 staff to student ratio. All staff, Rotarians and adults who have student contact at camp undergo background checks paid by Rotary. There is onsite medical care provided by a Physician who is a District 5110 Rotarian.

Students must apply to be considered. Applications are available in the College and Career Center. Completed applications are due to the College and Career Center by 4:00 pm, Monday, April 8th, 2019. Final decisions will be made by the Rotary Club.

Churchill students who have participated in the past had a wonderful time and learned a lot! Students have said, “This was the most fun I have had in a long time. I learned so much that I can use later in life”, “I didn’t know I had leadership skills. Now I know I do and I plan to use them!”, “This is going to look great on my resume and college and scholarship applications!”.

Summer College Prep Program at the University of Oregon!!

SAIL 2019 Brochure

Check out the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Program at the University of Oregon! SAIL offers FREE one-week day and residential academic summer programs on the University of Oregon campus. SAIL invites rising freshmen through seniors, who meet eligibility requirements, to apply. Learn about various topics through fun, social, and interactive activities from distinguished University of Oregon faculty members. SAIL is committed to increasing student enrollment and success in college. SAIL offers sessions on the college admissions process, scholarships, and how to navigate financial aid. Experience what college life is all about and how to make it happen at SAIL! To apply go to sail.uoregon.edu and click on the “Apply” tab. Students can also fill out a paper application which is available in the College and Career Center. For more information email the SAIL program at sailstaff@uoregon.edu or call 541-346-4668.

Upcoming Events


4th — 4J Honors Diploma application available in the College and Career Center. See the Student Handbook for more information and eligibility guidelines, https://docs.google.com/document/d/16tLvIPO22UrbpZZRQlwaWss3UTzxUSYbEkh3X-ncGDM/edit#heading=h.ds6ov9c06vk.
10th — Marines Reserve Officers Training Corp Question and Answer Session at lunch (12:26 pm–12:56 pm) in room F39. Lunch will be provided. Students must sign up in the College and Career Center by April 8th.
12th — Navy Reserve Officers Training Corp Question and Answer Session at lunch (11:50 am–12:20 pm) in the College and Career Center.
18th — Career, College and Community Service Fair, 9:36 am–11:32 am, Double assembly schedule.
23rd — “Financial Aid Letters-What do they mean?” Workshop. Let us demystify college/university Financial Aid Award letters! 6:30 pm in the Library.
25th — University of Oregon Information Session for UO fall admits only, at lunch (12:26 pm–12:56 pm) in room F39.
29th — University of Edinburgh Admissions presentation, 8:00 am–8:30 am in room F39.


1st — Lane Community College Admissions Workshop for LCC bound students only, 2:30 pm–4:15 pm in the STEM conference room. We will provide computers for students to complete the steps necessary to register for Fall classes.
1st — Graduation Survey for seniors (mandatory) available in Naviance https://student.naviance.com/chs.
1st — National College/University commit day. It’s time to let schools know you are going to attend!
6th — Graduation Survey due.
9th — 4J Honors Diploma Application due to the College and Career Center.
20th — Honors Diploma results available.
28th — Graduate Recognition Ceremony, 7:00 pm. Location TBD.


3rd — Oregon Promise Application due online https://oregonstudentaid.gov/.


School-to-Career News

7th Annual WISE Symposium

The WISE Symposium is rescheduled to Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Click here to learn more.

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 “Practice Resources” and read the directions and click on “Get the free ACCUPLACER practice app” choose the “Next Generation Tests” to study. There are paper documents that you may download if you prefer paper copies: Next Generation Reading Sample Questions and Next Generation Writing Sample Questions.

Math: Currently, the new math placement test called, ALEKS, can only be taken at LCC. Email Brandon Gibson GibsonB@lanecc.edu. Or go to http://www.lanecc.edu and type in “testing office” in the LCC search box.

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

Date Time Location
Thursday, April 29
Reading and Writing Only
3:45 p.m. STEM 118
Tuesday, May 20
Reading and Writing Only
3:45 p.m. STEM 118
Tuesday, June 18
Reading and Writing Only
10:30 a.m. STEM 118
Wednesday, June 19
Reading and Writing Only
2:00 p.m. STEM 118

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.


4J District News


School calendar changes to make up school days

Eugene School District 4J’s school calendar has been revised to make up learning time lost due to snow.

The four snow days will be made up on March 15 (Friday), June 14, June 17 and June 18. The new final day for students will be Tuesday, June 18, if there are no additional school closures this year.

To balance learning time in each trimester, the no-school grading day for middle and high schools has moved from Thursday, March 14 (now a regular school day) to Friday, March 22 (now a no-school day).

We know that just as school closure days are challenging for families, the calendar changes to make up those days can also be challenging. Thank you for your understanding that adjusting schedules is necessary to ensure students don’t lose out on critical learning time.

Calendar changes:

  • Weather makeup days: March 15, June 14, June 17, June 18
  • Middle & high school no-school grading day: March 22 (previously March 14)
  • Spring trimester begins: April 1 (previously March 18)
  • New last day for students: June 18

Learn more: 4j.lane.edu/calendars

Cambios en el calendario escolar para recuperar días escolares

El calendario escolar del Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J ha sido actualizado para recuperar el tiempo de aprendizaje perdido debido a la nieve.

Los cuatro días perdidos se recuperarán el 15 de marzo (viernes), el 14 de junio, el 17 de junio y el 18 de junio. El nuevo día final para los estudiantes será el martes, 18 de junio, si no hay mas cierres escolares este año.

Para equilibrar el tiempo de aprendizaje en cada trimestre, el día de calificaciones para las escuelas secundarias y preparatorias se ha movido de el jueves, 14 de marzo (ahora un día escolar regular) a el viernes, 22 de marzo (ahora un día sin escuela).

Sabemos que los días de cierre de escuela son un reto para las familias, y que los cambios en el calendario para recuperar esos días también pueden ser un reto. Gracias por comprender que el ajuste de horario es necesario para asegurarnos que los estudiantes no salgan perdiendo en cuanto al tiempo de aprendizaje crítico.

Cambios en el calendario:

  • Días para recuperar tiempo de clases perdido: 15 de marzo, 14 de junio, 17 de junio, 18 de junio
  • Día de calificación donde los estudiantes de escuelas secundarias y preparatorias no asisten a clase: marzo 22 (previamente 14 de marzo)
  • El trimestre de primavera empieza: 1 de abril (previamente 18 de marzo)
  • Nuevo ultimo día para los estudiantes: 18 de junio

Entérese mas en: 4j.lane.edu/calendars

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

It’s All about ART at Maude Kerns Art Center!

Spring Classes for Youth and Young Adults — Enroll Today!

Spend your spring at Maude Kerns Art Center! From Drawing & Painting to Paper play! to Clayin’ & Playin’, we have it all for youth ages 6–10. We are also offering Narrative IllustrationDigital Illustration, and Beginning Painting for young adults ages 1–16. Take a look at our Spring Break camps and workshops, too! We will have a full-day Drawing & Painting Like the Pros camp for youth and a half-day Screen Printing Workshop for young adults.

  • Visual Arts Mentorships and Private Lessons are available.
  • Scholarships are also available. Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu Scholarship Funds are available for students.
  • You can now register online! You can also register by calling the Art Center, 541-345-1571, or email education@mkartcenter.org.

GREAT CHANCE: Host an Italian student and your child goes to Italy!

The Ergon program is a cross-cultural opportunity: Italian families offer your son or daughter a direct exposure to Italian culture through an all-expenses-paid summer vacation in Italy. Ergon sponsors the flight!

Ergon specializes in a rigorous selection process ensuring that students are academically strong, responsible, and proficient in English; we devote great care to matching students with host families.

Students are 16-17 years old. They are fully insured and come for a semester or year with pocket money for all expenses, including recreational activities and vacations.

4J host families are happy to share their experiences with you.

To learn more, visit our website or email our Eugene coordinator, Kim O’Brien, at kobrien334@comcast.net

Eugene Prepare Out Loud

Eugene Prepare Out Loud event flyer – April 4th

The City of Eugene in partnership with the American Red Cross is hosting a free event to promote education for all disaster preparedness. This event will highlight what to expect during and after the Cascade earthquake and how to prepare before it occurs.

The event will be hosted at: South Eugene High School on April 4th, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm.

Driver’s Ed 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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