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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Start

Lockers:

For Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors – Regarding lockers – If you signed up for a locker and you have no lock on it by tomorrow (Thursday), it will be up for adoption on Friday (the 21st).

Awakening:

Come to Awakening! Join us in Eagen’s room, Thursdays at lunch for friends, food and a good time! See you there!

Leadership:

Spirit Week is next week Lancers! Monday is Jersey Day, Tuesday is Retro Day, Wednesday is Celebrity Day, Thursday is Twin Day and Friday is CHS Day! Show your school spirit by dressing up each day.

Bookworm Club:

The Bookworm Club is Churchill’s student book reading group. We meet once a month to share books we like and enjoy lunch together. We also compete in the Oregon Battle of the Books! First meeting is Friday at lunch in the Library and bagels and snacks are provided. We need you if you love books!!

Interact:

Do you want to have a good time and get community service done? Come to room F-36 today and check out what Interact is all about.

Career Center:

College Visits: Whittier College in California will visit on Friday, September 21st at 8:15am. Specializing in Liberal Arts Programs, Music, Art, Theatre, Psychology and Design your Major Program. Clairmont McKenna College in California will visit on Friday, September 21st at 11:15am. Specializes in Pre-Med, Biology, International Relations, Government and Psychology.

Sports Happening Today:

4:00pm, Frosh/JV Football at Springfield Excuse 2:30pm

3×5 Bell Schedules

Regular Schedule (M/Tu/Th/F)

8:40 – 9:50 1st Period
9:55 – 11:05 2nd Period
11:10 – 12:20 3rd Period
12:25 – 12:55 Lunch
1:00 – 2:10 4th Period
2:15 – 3:25 5th Period

Late Start Schedule (Wednesdays)

9:25 – 10:20 1st Period
10:25 – 11:20 2nd Period
11:25 – 12:20 3rd Period
12:25 – 1:00 Lunch
1:05 – 2:00 4th Period
2:05 – 3:00 5th Period

International High School (IHS) Schedule (M/Tu/Th/F)

AM BLOCK
8:15 – 9:35 1st Period
9:40 – 11:00 2nd Period
PM BLOCK
1:00 – 2:20 4th Period
2:25 – 3:45 5th Period

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Freshman Elections:

Freshmen! Just a reminder that today is the last day to turn in your petition to run for office. Please turn forms in to Julie in the Career Center.

Interact:

Do you want to have a good time and get community service done? Come to room F-36 tomorrow and check out what Interact is all about.

Career Center:

College Visits: Whittier College in California will visit on September 21st at 8:15am. Specializing in Liberal Arts Programs, Music, Art, Theatre, Psychology and Design your Major Program. Clairmont McKenna College in California will visit on September 21st at 11:15am. Specializes in Pre-Med, Biology, International Relations, Government and Psychology.

Scholarship opportunities have arrived! Seniors, come to the Career Center and see the fabulous financial resources available to you. We’re here to help you make it happen.

College visits begin!! Western Oregon University will visit the Career Center today at 9:30am. Located in Monmouth Oregon the University’s strengths are in nursing, education, psychology, business and sign language interpretation programs.

Sports Happening Today:

JV Girls Soccer at Sheldon Excuse at 2:00pm

Monday, September 17, 2012

Freshman Elections:

Hey Freshmen! Are you interested in being a part of Churchill’s leadership? If so, application packets are now available in the front office or with Julie in the Career Center. Application packets are due back to Julie tomorrow.

Girls Basketball:

Any girls interested in playing basketball this year? Starting today, there will be open gyms every Monday and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:00pm in the gym. If you have any questions stop by room H-11 and talk with Coach Gower.

Career Center:

Scholarship opportunities have arrived! Seniors, come to the Career Center and see the fabulous financial resources available to you. We’re here to help you make it happen.

College visits begin!! Western Oregon University will visit the Career Center tomorrow at 9:30am. Located in Monmouth Oregon the University’s strengths are in nursing, education, psychology, business and sign language interpretation programs.

Drivers Ed:

Churchill Driver’s Ed begins September 25th. Pick up a registration form in the front office today.

Sports Happening Today:

4:15pm, JV Boys Soccer at Sheldon Excuse at 2:30pm
7:00pm, Varsity Boys Soccer at Sheldon

Homecoming Game and Dance–September 28th and 29th!

Great opportunity especially if your student is NOT going–this way you can go out and have a social event and they will not worry about you being there….If they are coming, Deb will put you in a spot to reduce incident of accidental meeting with your student if preferred….

In need of parent chaperones for the dance:

Time: 7:45 to 10:30 pm

Location: Gymnasium at Churchill

Theme: London

Duties: variety of things are needed (ie: coat check area, food area, guarding doors)

Attire: whatever is most comfortable for you. If you prefer to dress up, that’s fine, just wear comfortable shoes!

Contact: Deb Vebora vobora@4j.lane.edu

September 11th

Lancer Parent Association Meeting- September 11, 2012

IMPORTANT: Change in date for next meeting WITH SPEAKERS !!!  MOVED TO:  October 2nd, 2012

Speakers will be Churchill administrators giving an overview of 3 X 5 schedule and plans for year.

Agenda Item

Discussion

Action

Introductions Name, name of students, where were you born, why do you want to get out of coming to parent meetings? Overwhelming answer was parents come to the meeting to stay involved and hear communication about what is happening at the school. 
Plans/Goals for the coming school year What do parents want from the parent association? Brainstorming from the group:

  • Increase parent involvement in school events/programs
  • Hear about what’s going on at the school-some examples:
    • academics (have departments and teachers in to talk about what’s going on,
    • events,
    •  issues around teenagers,
    • budget issues, ,
    •  how can parents help students prepare for life after high school
  •  Increase neighborhood involvement-strengthen the community of Churchill
    • How do we engage others that live in our community to come to our events-band, sports, plays, etc.
  • Is there an alumni association? Is there a way to encourage alumni involvemen
  • Create website with parent friendly information
  • Frequently asked questions-FAQ’s
    •  What forms must be filled out
    •  Info on parent association
    •  Sports/activities
    • Resource list for parents
  •  Increase parent awareness of website-redesigned this summer and improved user friendliness.
  • Increase awareness of site council and ability of parents and students to attend
    •    Council reviews and approves school improvement plan
    •   Can we get improvement plan out to parents and more visible? 
    •  Are we working on those plans and if so, how are we doing?
    • Analyze school data- what does Churchill look like? # of students and other facts
    •  Council looks at needs of school community
    • Meets monthly
    • Open to Churchill parents and students
  • Fundraising-currently done by individual programs-no centralized function.
    • Should this be an LPA function?
    • Do we need a subcommittee to focus on fundraising?
    • Have we accessed previous fundraising efforts and are they worth continuing these efforts ?  Directory sales, direct drive, etc.
  • Work to create tangible goals and define what fundraising is for.  Most parents have no idea of money LPA has given to various events. 
  • What is the current fundraising philosophy for Churchill and can we change it from silo’s to centralized functions?
  • Support for faculty-what do teachers need?
  • Financial support?  If financial, how do we learn what items they need?
  •  Other support-potlucks for days when teachers are working on other projects
  •  FUN coordinator
  •  Structure of parent association
    •  What is the current structure of LPA?
    • Do we need some coordinators to focus on special projects
    •  Do we need subcommittees to meet outside of the bigger meeting and utilize the larger meeting for reporting out and speakers for parents?
Need to prioritize what the parents would like to focus on or divide into subgroups to continue development of ideas into action.   Next meeting will focus on the switch to the 3 X 5 schedule and would like to give the full hour to that presentation by administration and allow time for questions and answers.

 

Recommendation:

 Keep meeting on October 9th as a working meeting to refine this list.  Margaret will send out invitation and see if parents are interested to meet twice in October.

Agenda Item

Discussion

Action

Administrator Report: Londa Rochholz and Morgan Christon 1.  Churchill was in Register Guard Editorial today (Sept. 11) focus on increase in students.  Bump up in enrollment to 1113 students.  Was it due to the new engineering program, the switch to the 3 X 5 schedule, the district opened up to students outside the 4J district?  Increase in students does increase staffing levels which is a good thing.

2.       3X5 schedule-students settling in.  Still some adjusting and education about credits per class, work in progress,

3.       Lancer Support Agents –LSA  37 Juniors and seniors-had been known previously as Freshman advisors.  1 to 15 ratios.  Plan is to have them remain connected with their “15” throughout year and mentor freshman through first year.  Working to grow program.  Helped out at Freshman social and freshman orientation.  Will be on hand to help at the Open House.

4.       Day long professional development for teachers prior to start of school year.  Good start for teachers.  Dr. Berman, 4J superintendent is very  focused on professional development and will continue to work with teachers with this focus.

5.       Electronic Reader Board update- questions about progress.  Trenching and underwire installation happened this summer thanks to work by Brian Bineham.  Agreement with Sign company completed this week so it will be 6 to 8 weeks before sign is ready –then installation will take about 2 to 4 days.  Estimated completion around first of November.  Sign will be about 24 inches off the ground and rise up to about the 7 foot mark-city rules regulate sign measurements.

6.       Discussion regarding conflicts with next LPA meeting on October 9th.  Eugene Educational Fund kickoff that night and administrators need to be present. Recommend that we move LPA meeting to October 2nd so that all administrators can be present to talk about the 3X5 schedule and take questions from parents.

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Agreed to switch presentation to October 2nd.  May keep October 9th for planning session for LPA.

 Meeting will take place in room 36.

Agenda Item

Discussion

Action

Nominations and vote for vacant officer positions-Maggie Beals At the end of last school year, there were two vacancies:Second co-chairperson and secretary. Secretary position was announced.  Interested parents are asked to contact Margaret Beals and vote can be taken at next meeting.   Reviewed that we do not need legal or technical minutes but minutes that will capture what occurred and what action-if any-will be taken. Lucas Mericantante was nominated for co-chairperson- approved via member vote Ann Reeder expressed interest in filling the secretary position.  Margaret will announce and take a vote at the next meeting.
Update from site council and operations council Have not met yet- may be meeting this week- parent representatives will report at next meeting. Informational
Update on fundraising at U of O tailgater-Maggie Beals Received very short notice of need for community group to help with recycling at first two U of O football games.  Oregon Bottling and Recycling actually pays $500 base for group of 20 volunteers and the $.05 for all recyclables.  Originally stated volunteers had to be 18 and older but agreed that high school students could help if accompanied by parent or guardian.  Messages were sent out via autodial and put on the Churchill website. First game only had 7 Churchill volunteers and so funds will be split with other groups-largest collection done ever- 3 times more than anything they did last year.Second game had 12 Churchill volunteers so more of the funds will go to Churchill.  Money will be split between LPA and Band parents who participated in the fundraiser. Churchill will be recommended to continue to fill this role for the first two games before student groups are available to assist- will see if with sufficient planning we can be the sole provider of the volunteers.
Directory work Theresa Mayne has agreed to oversee this again this year.  Working with Tom Pargeter.  Some questions about whether or not we can do electronic directory and does it actually raise money after cost to produce?  Will ask group to evaluate after this year’s production.  
Treasurer report-Maggie Beals Review of report as of July 31, 2012  
Future meetings: October 2nd-change- Churchill administration to present information about new 3X5 schedule and other changesOctober 9th– Utilize as planning meeting?November 13- Dr. Berman will discuss future 4J plans Margaret will check with other nearby elementary and middle schools for conflicts with scheduled   parent association meetings. 
  Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm  

 

Open House–Request for Volunteers

In need of parent volunteers for the September 20th open house!

1. Food for teachers and staff who will be staying throughout the day and into the evening. Seeking parents willing to bring food (snacks, drinks, fresh fruits and vegetables, bagels, cheese and crackers, finger food, etc.) to the school so teachers and staff can have some food between end of class and start of open house. If interested, contact Maggie Beals at maggiebeals@live.com and let me know what you’d like to bring.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

School to Career:

Churchill volunteers at KMS: Applications are available to students wishing to complete their community service hours at Kennedy Middle School. Pick up at the new School-to-Career office located in room C-2.

Work, get paid, and earn class credit! Juniors and seniors may still apply for Work Study positions within the 4j School District. Drop by and see Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office located in room C-2.

Awakening:

Come to Awakening in Mr. Eagen’s room (C-9) today at lunch. Join us for food, fun and friends.

Counseling:

Tomorrow, September 14th is the last day to make schedule changes without penalty. Please see your counselor before Friday if you have questions.

Drivers Ed:

Churchill Driver’s Ed begins September 25th. Pick up a registration form in the front office today.

Sports Happening Today:

4:00pm, JV Girls Soccer with JC
5:00pm, Freshman Football at Thurston Excuse at 2:30pm
5:30pm, Freshman and JV Volleyball with South Eugene
6:45pm, Varsity Volleyball with South Eugene

Junior/Senior Night

Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 PM in the CHS auditorium

Junior and Senior Nights are being combined this year into one fact-filled night. Parents and Students are encouraged to attend to get important information on college/career planning, testing, graduation requirements, financial aid and senior activities.

The career center will be open after the program for questions and handouts.

Scholarships

This is a sampling of the scholarships that are available. Please stop by or call the career center for more information.

 

STAND FOR CHILDREN “BEAT THE ODDS” SCHOLARSHIP

 

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 3.00 GPA, succeeded in spite of hardships, community service, demonstrated financial need

DEADLINE: 9/17/2012  AWARD: $10,000 (2)

PROCESS: application, recommendations, essay (student statement), transcript, copy of 2011 federal tax returns

SUBMISSION:  submit online

WEB: http://stand.org/oregon/beat-the-odds

 

ATLAS SHRUGGED ESSAY CONTEST

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade

DEADLINE: 9/17/2012  AWARD: $50-$10,000

PROCESS: 800-1600 Word essay on Atlas Shrugged

SUBMISSION:  submit online or mail to provider

WEB: http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests.html

 

U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY: 11th & 12th grade, must be current school officer

DEADLINE: September  AWARD: $5000 plus trip to D.C.

PROCESS: submit resume for consideration

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

WEB: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1496

 

SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE

ELIGIBILITY: 9th-12th, 12th grade for individual projects, 9-12th for team projects

DEADLINE: 10/1/2012  AWARD: $1,000-$100,000

PROCESS: team or individual research projects

SUBMISSION:  follow online submission procedures

WEB: www.collegeboard.com/siemens

ü  start early

 

WENDY’S HEISMAN AWARD

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 3.00 GPA, athletic participation

DEADLINE: 10/4/2012  AWARD: recognition,gift cards up to $500, $2,000 donated to national winner’s high schools

PROCESS: application, must be reviewed by school personnel

SUBMISSION:  apply online

WEB: www.wendysheisman.com

 

AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade

DEADLINE: 10/5/2012  AWARD: $500

PROCESS: essay<1000 words

SUBMISSION:  e-mail to provider

WEB: www.aesengineers.com

 

COMCAST LEADERS & ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 2.80 GPA, community service

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: $1,000

PROCESS: submit resume to be considered

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

WEB: www.comcast.com/scholarships

 

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY AWARDS

ELIGIBILITY: 9th-12th grade, community service

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: 4 day ceremony in D.C. and $1,000

PROCESS: submit resume to be considered

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

WEB: http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

 

PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD (NASS)

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 3.50 GPA, leadership & community service

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: $1,000 – $12,000

PROCESS: submit resume to be considered

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

 

EUGENE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FUTURE 1ST CITIZEN

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 3.50 GPA

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: amount to be determined

PROCESS: submit resume to be considered

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GOOD CITIZENS SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, do not have to be U.S. Citizen

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: $250-$5,000

PROCESS: submit a resume to be considered DAR citizen, if selected need essay for scholarship

SUBMISSION:  return to career center

 

YOUNGARTS PROGRAM

ELIGIBILITY: 10th-12th grade, excellence in an art field-see specifics online

DEADLINE: 10/19/2012  AWARD: $100 – $10,000

PROCESS: application and fee $25-$35, portfolio/audition materials

SUBMISSION:  apply online

WEB: http://www.artsawards.org/apply

 

HORATIO  ALGER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 2.00 GPA, critical need based, U.S. citizen, community activities, demonstrated integrity & perseverance in overcoming adversity, family income <$50,000

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: $20,000 (104 National), $5,000 (6 Oregon)

PROCESS: certification form, online application, letter of support, transcript, copy 1st page parents  2010 tax return, income verification cover sheet

SUBMISSION:  apply online, mail supporting documents to provider

WEB: www.horatioalger.org

 

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS

ELIGIBILITY: 12th grade, 3.00 GPA, merit based, leadership/community service

DEADLINE: October  AWARD: $10,000-$20,000

PROCESS: follow online application instructions

SUBMISSION:  apply online

WEB: www.coca-colascholars.org