Graduation at a G’Lance, May 19, 2023

Churchill Class of 2023 and Families,


We’ve had a very successful week of graduation ceremony ticket distribution. Please make sure you get your requests in this week for extra tickets. You must be cleared to graduate to submit your request. Don’t forget to submit your walking partner request while you’re picking up your tickets.

New in this issue: Don’t miss the announcements about student technology.

Your files and data will be lost when your 4J account is deleted after you graduate. Save anything you want to keep. Scroll down for full instructions.

Student computers and all other 4J-owned tech devices must be returned on your last day of school.


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Coming Soon

Happening now

  • Ticket distribution
  • Walking partner signup

Friday, May 26

  • Graduation cap and gown pickup at the Spring Social (1:15–2:30 PM)
  • Last day to submit requests for the ticket lottery

Tuesday, May 30

  • Ticket lottery results can be picked up
  • Ticket distribution continues until all tickets are gone


Graduation Checklist

Here is the updated checklist.

2023 Graduation Checklist, May 19, 2023 (PDF)


Graduation Ticket Distribution

Remember, students must be cleared to graduate in order to request additional tickets or receive reserved tickets.

On May 15, Jill will be in the courtyard during student lunch to hand out tickets to students who are cleared to graduate. We do this in the courtyard for the first day or two to avoid having long lines of students in the front office. When the lines start to get shorter, she’ll be in her office during student lunch.

Please have the following information ready to share when you pick up your tickets.

  • How many total tickets do you need? The limit is 14.
  • Do any of your guests use a wheelchair? How many?
  • Do any of your guests require an interpreter? Interpretation is available in Spanish and ASL. If your guests require interpretation in another language, please ask. We’ll do our best.
  • Who is your walking partner?

Click here to see the full ticket distribution policy.


Before you Graduate: Save your School Data

When you finish your graduation requirements, you will be unenrolled and you will lose access to your 4J Gmail, Google Drive, StudentVUE, and other services that use your 4J sign-in.

Files (Google Drive) **DO THIS NOW**: Copy any files and data that you wish to keep from your 4J accounts to a personal device, external drive, or personal Google Drive. For instructions on using Google Takeout to download your 4J Google data, visit

It may take a while (a few days) for Google to process the request. Once it is done, a link to download the data is emailed to whatever email the student specified. You must download the data before your 4J account is turned off (i.e. as soon as you possibly can in June…accounts may be turned off as early as July 1).

Emails and Contacts: Google Takeout (above) can save your Gmail contacts, but it will not export your emails. The easiest way to save emails from your Student Gmail account is to forward them to your personal email address.

Naviance: If you are using your 4J email address for your Naviance account, you must change it to a personal email to avoid losing access to Naviance.


Return Your 4J Student Laptop

All seniors must return their student laptop, charger, and laptop sleeve.

On June 9, the last day for seniors, you can turn in your student computer in the Student Center during 3rd period, lunch, 4th period, or after school.

You will not receive your diploma until you have returned all 4J property. This includes library books, textbooks, and all technology devices and equipment.

If you need to schedule a separate time to return the student computer and other 4J property, visit the front office to make a plan.


Senior Parade

2023 graduates! We are excited to celebrate you and also provide you with the opportunity to participate in this year’s Senior Parade.
The Senior Parade allows seniors the opportunity to visit their elementary school, and possibly middle, to parade in their cap and gown. If this is something you are interested in being a part of, please enter your information in this form.


Get your tickets now for the Lancer Grad Party 2023

This is going to be an unforgettable night for the Lancer Class of 2023. Don’t miss it! Purchase your tickets at

Tickets are $35. Full and partial scholarships are available based on need. Email for information.

Registration forms are now available in the front office.

Senior Grad Party planning is well underway! Tickets have been on sale for a few weeks, and the location, food, and activities are set. Now in this final month, we are focused on procuring prizes from businesses and donors, putting together raffle baskets, and doing some good old-fashioned arts and crafts. The ONLY things you need to bring to the meetings are any items you have gathered to donate to the prize baskets and a willingness to help with decorations. We will be meeting every Wednesday from now until June 7th, 6 pm in the school library. If you are just in the mood for information gathering then come check out what we’ve done so far and get involved! Hope to see you Wednesday!

Reminders that there are multiple ways to purchase grad party tickets: Cash or check to the school office with your student’s name indicated, Venmo (@ChurchillGP-23), or debit/credit (QR codes attached)

We also have the Mother’s Day Hanging Basket sale happening in less than 2 weeks so get your orders in while supplies last! Indicate on Venmo if you are purchasing a full sun or shade basket and the quantities of each. Full sun $40, Shade $44. Preorder payments are accepted via Venmo or using the QR code below for debit/credit cards.

The Lancer Grad Party 2023 is a community-sponsored event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers. 


Graduation Survey Still Accepting Responses

The graduation survey is mandatory. You will not be able to pick up your reserved tickets or request additional tickets until the survey is completed.

We will mail your diploma to the address you provide so please make sure you include your street name or PO Box, city, state, and zip code.
You may not know the answer to all other questions that apply to you. That’s ok. You can update the form until May 25th.



Lane African American Black Student Success Black Graduation Ceremony

Sign up here for the Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm at the Hult Center.


Lane AABSS Black Graduation Ceremony 2023


Graduation Photos from Lifetouch

Lifetouch provides photography services at the graduation ceremony, including the senior class photo in caps and gowns, each student receiving their diploma cover, and individual portraits of the students with their diploma cover.

Scan the QR code or text 56280GY23 to 90738 to opt-in to view our commencement photos.


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