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Churchill Class of 2019 and Families,

Welcome to the new year! The graduation committee is stepping up our meeting schedule and planning our events and activities to help you prepare for graduation day. Fundraising for the grad party is in full swing, and senior leadership students are actively planning the senior breakfast. Winter is a great time to check in with your counselor to make sure you are on track to complete the credits you need to graduate. It’s also a good time to make sure your essential skills, community service hours, LEAP, and CRLS requirements are completed.

Graduation is Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hult Center.

2019 Graduation Timeline (updated 11/27/2018)

Remember to check to view the graduation events calendar, contact information, and past issues of the Graduation at a G’Lance.

Graduation Tickets and Out-of-Town Guests

People are starting to make travel plans for graduation, and it’s a good idea for those out-of-town guests to start looking for a hotel room or Airbnb before things fill up for the graduation season. Before you solidify those plans, please read through our graduation ticket distribution policies and make sure your student is on track to graduate. Graduation ticket distribution policies for all schools are set by the director of secondary education in cooperation with high school graduation coordinators.

  1. We do not charge for tickets.
  2. The Hult Center requires a ticket for every person who enters the hall, including infants. (We recommend scheduling a sitter for children under two years old.)
  3. Tickets are by section. You will not have an assigned seat, but you will have to sit in the section indicated on your ticket. There are three seating sections in the Silva Concert Hall: the Orchestra (main floor), the Mezzanine (middle floor), and the Balcony (top floor). All sections include some wheelchair seating.
  4. The Silva Concert Hall has enough seating for an average of about eight guests per graduating student. For the past two years, we have “sold out” of all tickets for graduation. Most students will have fewer than eight guests and some will have more. Although some families anticipate greater numbers of guests, many of those extra tickets go unused every year. Please be prudent when you estimate the number of tickets your family will need.
  5. Ticket distribution begins on May 13. Ticket distribution is only during student lunch.
    1. All students must be cleared to graduate before they pick up graduation tickets. This includes credit requirements, essential skills, personalized learning, outstanding fees, and overdue library books. A graduation checklist will be posted in the front office and included in weekly communications to families starting in April.
    2. 6 tickets will be held for each graduating student. These tickets will be available to pick up starting on May 13. We will hold these tickets until graduation rehearsal. If a student does not meet graduation requirements or does not claim tickets, their tickets will be released to other students at the end of graduation rehearsal.
    3. Students may request up to 8 additional tickets. Students must be cleared to graduate before they can request additional tickets. Requests will be entered into a lottery, which will be processed on May 24.
  6. On May 28, tickets requested through the lottery will be distributed. Students may continue to pick up their 6 held tickets and request up to 8 additional tickets until all additional tickets are distributed.
  7. On June 3 students may continue to pick up their 6 held tickets and request an unlimited number of additional tickets until all additional tickets are distributed.
  8. Any and all remaining tickets will be available to all students at graduation rehearsal and to the public in the Hult Center lobby 30 minutes before the graduation ceremony begins.

Grad Party*

Come to our Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser on January 31. Don’t forget to bring the flyer.

Dear Parents and Guardians of Seniors,

What an exciting time! Plans are underway for the annual Churchill High School Senior Graduation Party. Traditionally, this party is put on and organized by the senior families. Our goal is to provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free event for the graduates to celebrate. This year’s event will be held at the University of Oregon’s Recreation Center. This is sure to be a memorable event filled with food, activities, and prizes.

We need your help. This is not a school-sponsored event so the parent committee relies on donations to make all this happen. If you or someone you know is able to contribute to this event, we are in need of gift cards, merchandise, and money donations. Our goal is for every attendee to leave winning a prize.

Any contribution is greatly appreciated!

All donations can be mailed or dropped off (checks payable to Churchill High School Grad Party).

Churchill High School
Attn: Senior Grad Party Committee
1850 Bailey Hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405

If you would like to be a part of this great event we need lots of volunteers (especially the night of)… please email us if interested.

Thank you for joining us in making this a memorable event for your Seniors.


Braidy Crowson
CHS Senior Grad Party Committee
(541) 243-3239

Sue Pickens
CHS Senior Grad Party Committee
(503) 475-5746

*The Graduation Party is a community-sponsored event organized by parents of Churchill students and funded by donation. 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.

Career Related Learning Standards Graduation Requirements

If you have not completed your Career Related Learning Standards (Naviance assignments AND interview) and/or submitted verification of community service hours, please do so now. The CRLS are overdue. Students who have not completed this graduation requirement have been receiving notes in class. Check in with the College and Career Center or your counselor if you have questions.

LEAP Graduation Requirement

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. (

Before you get started, students must have a signed LEAP Contract on file with the School-to-Career office. Contracts are available at the School-to-Career Office in the STEM building or your counselor’s office. For more detailed information about the LEAP, go to

Important LEAP Deadlines

LEAP Days — Final due date to sign up for your LEAP interview.

All seniors must complete their LEAP interview by March 13

M, Tu, W, March 11th, 12th, 13th 
8:00 am–3:45 pm
College & Career Center

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 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

  • Tuesday, February 19th, 3:45 pm–5:30 pm, STEM 118
  • Wednesday, March 20th, 3:45 pm–5:30 pm, STEM 118
  • Monday, April 29th, 3:45 pm–5:30 pm, STEM 118
  • Monday, 20th, 3:45 pm–5:30 pm, 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
(541) 463-5324

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