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Nov. 27 – Dec. 6, 2012

We all want our kids to graduate and successfully transition into adulthood. We’re here to help. The Career Center is here to aid parents just as much as students. We urge you to take advantage of all we have to offer, from checking on your child’s graduation progress to researching scholarship opportunities and attending college visits. Call (541-790-5115), email (hoell_b@4j.lane.edu) or drop in to see Betsy Hoell and her amazing staff of parent volunteers.

Next week (ish) at a glance:

Fri. Nov. 30      No School   End of Trimester
Sat. Dec. 1           SAT testing
Tues. Dec 4.      Representative for Gates Millennium Scholarship* @ 11am in the Career Center
Sat. Dec. 8          ACT testing

News you can Use:

Gates Millennium Scholarship: 1,000 students per year are selected. Awards encompass tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the academic year. Requirements are: Must be a student of color, Be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States, Have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, Have demonstrated leadership abililities, Meet the eligibility criteria for a Federal Pell Grant. Yes, this is a labor intensive scholarship to apply for, but less than one month of hard work could pay more than a year’s worth of a full time job.

Juniors:

The Junior projects have started. Betsy will be coming to your English classes to go over the requirements and deadlines. NOTE:  If you do Not have an English class this trimester you must come in and make an appointment with Betsy.

Seniors:

Graduation is coming up fast! Are you ready? Stop by the career center and make sure you’ve got all your graduation requirements met:

  1. Development of a 4 Year Education Plan and Profile including the Sophomore and Junior Career Center Projects.
  2. Completion of Community Service: 40 hours CHC, 130 hours IHS
  3. Completion of an Extended Application Project (LEAP) which challenges and helps students apply academic and career related knowledge and skills. This activity will be completed during the junior or senior year.

Parents of Seniors: Feel free to contact us any time to check your student’s status. Sorry Seniors, it had to be done.

12/4 – Gates Millennium Scholarship Representative @ 11am

Seniors and Parents: Gates Millennium Scholars select  1,000 students per year. Awards encompass tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the academic year (yes, that is ALL EXPENSES PAID).

Requirements are:

  • must be a student of color
  • be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States
  • have a GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • have demonstrated leadership abilities
  • meet the eligibility criteria for a Federal Pell Grant.

Yes, this is a labor intensive scholarship to apply for, but less than one month of hard work could pay more than you’d earn working a full time job for a year.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bookworm Club:

Bookworm Club will meet today at lunch in the Library! If you like books, come enjoy some bagels and books with us. Battle of the books teams – Time to get started.

Key Club:

Key club trying to help the homeless teens around Eugene this holiday season with Operation Shoe Box. It is where we raise small donations like games and gloves. There are 4 boxes around the school, anything helps.

Career Center:

Say “yes” to study abroad. Full scholarships available to countries in the Middle East and South Africa. Apply now. Come to the Career Center for more information.

Bus Safety Training

Date:      September 1, 2010
Subject:  School Bus Safety Training – Middle and High Schools

 

As required by OAR 581-53-002, all students in School District 4J are to receive instruction on bus safety during the first half of the school year.  The intent of the rule is to reach the occasional riders who find themselves on a bus because of a field trip, activity trip, etc.

The instruction provided must cover rules for safe riding, procedure for crossing the road with bus safety lights, emergency equipment on the bus and instructions for emergency evacuations.

The following video has been approved by the ODE and meets the above criteria.

Link to “Safest Way Out” video: http://staff.4j.lane.edu/bus/TrainingVideo.html (or click HERE if the previous link doesn’t work) The video may also be accessed on the Transportation web site by clicking on School Bus Evacuation Training.

The attached flyer “RIDING THE BUS SAFELY” in both English and Spanish is to be used in addition to the video. The viewing of the video in conjunction with the distribution of the enclosed flyers would fulfill the requirements set forth in OAR 581-53-002. The information on this sheet includes rules for safe riding, the procedure for safely crossing the road with the bus safety lights, the emergency equipment on the bus, and the instructions for emergency evacuations. Examples of distribution could include school newsletters, newspapers, etc.

It is very important that this training be accomplished during the first half of the year (by the end of December) and that documentation be provided by each administrator when the training has been completed. For this purpose, you should complete the enclosed form and return it to:

 

Susan LaBounty
Transportation Dept.

 

If you have any questions please email labounty@4j.lane.edu or call me at x3435.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Susan LaBounty
Driver Trainer
4J Transportation

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All Football Players:

The 2012 football banquet is finally here, Thursday 6:00pm at New Hope College. Lets make sure we are all there. Please RSVP Renell Reese or Karla Dawson for the number of people coming in your party. See you Thursday night, Coach Mehl.

For schedule changes, pick up an orange sheet in counseling center and turn in. Check the grid outline online or in the student lounge.

Career Center:

Say “YES” to study abroad. Full scholarships available to countries in the Middle East and South Africa. Apply now. Come to the career center for more information.

GSA:

There will be a GSA meeting today at lunch in room F-49.

Rowing Team:

Join the Rowing Team for winter land training or spring racing! Make friends and get fit. Call the head coach at 541-515-3965 or check us out online at oarjrcrew.org.

Mr. Lancer:

Freshmen girls, don’t forget the informational meeting tomorrow at lunch in room B-17.

Parent Association meeting Tuesday, November 27th 7:00 pm

Agenda for meeting:

1) Vote for open secretary position-Ann Reeder nominated

2) Reports:

  • Treasurer-Kirsten Barnett
  • Site Council-Representatives
  • Administration- Londa Rochholz
  • Directory update-Theresa Mayne or designee
  • What’s coming up at Churchill?

3) Other topics:

  • Ideas for speakers at meeting in 2013
  • Fundraising-what is LPA’s role?
  • Any special projects members are interested in?  Review of brainstorming from September meeting

4) Comments/Questions from the group

There is also a senior graduation party planning meeting from 7 to 8 pm as well.  We may have some of that team join the parent association meeting to share information.

Hope to see you there !

 

U of O opportunities for high school students

APPLY NOW TO TAKE UO COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A special UO program allows high school students to take four-credit courses for $60. The courses meet on furlough days, holidays, and other days when the 4J high schools are not in session. During the upcoming term, which runs from early January through late April, high school students may take two courses through this special program: Advanced Topics in Chemistry 1 (taught by Marina Guenza and Andrew Marcus), and Modern U.S. History (taught by Michael Dreiling and Tom Lininger). The instructors are volunteers, but they are tenured UO faculty. If applications exceed the available slots in each course, a lottery will determine enrollment. Half the slots in each course are reserved for kids who want to take the course on a pass/no pass basis. For more information, contact Tom Lininger at lininger@uoregon.edu. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7.

The application process is:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Students who want to apply for one of the UOCHSS courses next term need to send an email to Tom LIninger (lininger@uoregon.edu) by Friday, December 7, 2012. The email needs to include the following information:

1. The applicant’s name, grade level, and school;

2. The name, phone number and e-mail address of the applicant’s parent or guardian;

3. The course or courses in which the applicant wishes to enroll;

4. Whether the applicant has maintained a 3.0 grade point average for the past two years; and

5. Whether the applicant intends to enroll on a graded or pass/no pass basis.

If applications exceed the available slots in each course, a lottery will determine enrollment.

Pick Up Schedules in the Library

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

For schedule changes, pick up orange sheet in counseling center and turn in. Check the grid online or in the student lounge.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

For schedule changes, pick up orange sheet in counseling center and turn in. Check the grid online or in the student lounge.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LAST DAY FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES WITHOUT SIGNATURES!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

No school/grading day (except IHS)

Monday, December 3, 2012

FIRST DAY OF WINTER TRIMESTER!

***Once the new trimester starts, schedule changes can only be done with signatures from teachers and parents.***

Monday, November 26, 2012

Churchill TV:

Just a reminder that there is a meeting after school at 3:30pm in room F-45. Everyone is welcome!

All Club Reps:

There will be a meeting with leadership and all club reps tomorrow morning. It is mandatory for a member from every club to be present.

Special IHS Schedule 11/30

Click here to download (PDF) the special IHS schedule for 11/30 and 3/8.