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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

School-to-Career:

Students interested in summer opportunities should stop by the School-to-Careers office and pick up information on : engineering camp at OSU, architecture camp at the U of O and an intro to plumbing trade class at Lane Community College.

Seniors:

Remember to order your final transcripts for college.  Forms are n the Registrar’s office.

Jazz Band/Downing Street Singers:

Do you want an inexpensive date night?  Come to Jazz Café  is Friday in the Auditorium at 7:00pm.  We have desserts and music brought to you by the Jazz Band and Downing Street Singers.  See you there!

Career Center:

Did you know that there are 182 Sophomores and 143 Juniors who do not have their projects done?  Stop by the Career Center and check the lists on the wall.  Get your sophomore and Junior projects done!!!

Students – if you are in need of community service hours please consider volunteering at the OSAA State Track Meets at Hayward Field May 23rd – 25th.  Stop by the Career Center by May 3rd to find out more.

Seniors: If you want to receive your Honors Diploma, your community service hours must be turned in by tomorrow.

AP Testing:

If you will taking an AP test, you will need to attend the pre administration session tomorrow at 8:30am in the Churchill auditorium.  Please bring 2 number 2 pencils.

Dance Team:

Dance team tryouts are coming up!  Tryouts will be May 6th – 8th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, in the gym.  There will an informational meeting Friday at lunch in the Choir room.  If you love dance, we want you!!

Sports Happening Today:

4:00pm, Boys Tennis with Marshfield
5:00pm, JV Baseball with Sheldon
7:15pm, Varsity Lacrosse with North Eugene

Monday, April 29, 2013

Seniors:

Remember to order your final transcripts for college.  Forms are n the Registrar’s office.

Career Center:

Did you know that there are 182 Sophomores and 143 Juniors who do not have their projects done?

Students – if you are in need of community service hours please consider volunteering at the OSAA State Track Meets at Hayward Field May 23rd – 25th.  Stop by the Career Center by May 3rd to find out more.

Seniors: If you want to receive your Honors Diploma, your community service hours must be turned in by May 1st.

Juniors: Do you want to go to a four year college or university?  You should take the ACT or SAT.  Next week is the deadline to apply.  Report to the Career Center for more information.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

AP Testing:

If you will taking an AP test, you will need to attend the pre administration session on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:30am in the Churchill auditorium.

Dance Team:

Dance team tryouts are coming up!  Tryouts will be May 6th – 8th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, in the gym.  There will an informational meeting Friday at lunch in the Choir room.  If you love dance, we want you!!

Sports Happening Today:

3:00pm, Girls Tennis at Marshfield  Excuse 11:00am
5:00pm, Varsity Baseball at South Eugene  Excuse 3:00pm
5:00pm, Softball at South Eugene  Excuse 3:00pm

April LPA meeting minutes

Lancer Parent Association Meeting

April 16th, 2013

Agenda Item Action/Follow up
  1. 1.       Special Update: Bond Measure-Joy Marshall
  2. a.       Review of bond measures-while majority goes to new building, other money goes to the following:
  • ·       New technology
  • ·       Instructional materials
  • ·       General school safety/security/building repairs and equipment

25% of people in Eugene have students in public schools.  May 3 ballots will be mailed out.  Average cost per household will be $42.00.

Money from this bond cannot go to staffing.  Staffing dollars come from general funds which are generated by income tax.

 

Parents were provided with small signs they can post to show their support.
  1. b.      Stand for Children:

Review of suggestions of what parents can do to reach Oregon Legislators to support schools.  Parents can go to Stand for Children website for more information or contact Joy Marshall.  If you don’t know who your Senator or Representative are you can go to this website and type in your demographic information and find out who to send an email or letter to: www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/

 

Encourage parents to find out who your state legislator is and send them an email requesting their support for Oregon school.
  1. 2.       Administrative Report-Londa Rochholz
  2. a.       Update on # of students-currently at about 1061 students. No large losses from the start of school.   Overall, slight increase in numbers in 4J enrollment.  Currently working on list for in-district transfers.   There is a cap on in-district transfers and working through the list.
  3. b.      Working on staffing plan- still need to determine final count of students.
  4. c.       Questions about recent process at Kennedy to help with forecasting.  Some material was sent home in hardcopy form, information went to students so unless students told parents, parents did not know about the request for information.  Parents unsure what to do with the forms they have completed.
  5. d.      Grand opening of new STEM building was on April 9 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Good turnout of community members.  STEM was build through a grant and staffing was provided for this past school year by that grant.  Kay Fullerton has been working on various grants to support the schools.

Question:  If we see a potential grant that may be helpful for Churchill, who do we contact?  Answer: Contact one of the three administrators at CHS-Kim Finch, Londa Rochholz or Morgan Christensen first with the information.

Question: Will there be a separate STEM curriculum or program similar to IHS or another full program?

Answer: STEM will have a pathway but not a separate program.

  1. e.       Accreditation Team-Coming April 30th  This is done by the NW Association of Schools and Colleges and on-site survey is done every 6 years. Annual written reports are required as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action: Londa to contact middle school principals and request they communicate with parents about what to do with their forms.  Information needs to go directly to parents versus going out through students

  1. 3.       Site Council report:

Accreditation business was the focus of the last meeting but parent representation requested the following to help with communication from administration:

  1. a.       Site council needs to be on the CHS calendar- review during meeting showed that it was but parents have mentioned that they do not always find it on the monthly calendar.
  2. b.      Post minutes- it is a public meeting and minutes need to be posted so parents can see what the site council is doing and talking about.
  3. c.       Listing of Site council members and contact emails so parents know who to contact if they have questions.
  4. d.      Awards Ceremony for Seniors and Juniors: This event has traditionally been held at the end of the year.  Covers a great many areas from sports, drama, clubs, scholarships, etc.  In the past, Betsy in the career center has organized but her hours were reduced so there was concern the event would be cancelled.  Janell Schoellhorn and 8 to 10 other parents are meeting twice week to work on the many tasks behind this even.  The group meets on in the career center when it’s closed on the following dates and times for a couple of hours:

i.      Tuesday’s- after 12:00pm

ii.      Friday-after 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administration will be working to make sure this information is posted to the Churchill website for parents and others to view.

 

 

 

Anyone interested in helping with the Award Ceremony at the end of the year can either attend the work parties in the Career Center during those stated times and dates or contact Janell Schoellhorn (subarumom@aol.com) if you have questions .

  1. 4.       Education Educational Fund

Review of material on how EEF works, a small percent of donations to each school are put into a general fund and distributed via grants. The fact that some of the money donated through this organization does not all go to Churchill has created concern by some parents.   While Churchill HS does not have high utilization or donations via this system, the school receives a significant amount of grants per year.  It is an easy way to donate and claim donations as a tax deduction.   Questions around  the following:

  • ·       How fast money can be accessed after it’s donated ( is it within a week of donation,  monthly, quarterly)-consider situations  donors pledge $500 but then donate so much per month into that equation.
  • ·       Who can access the money?  Teacher, parents, etc
  • ·       How do the schools access funds?  Do they need to show receipts for money spent?  Can they obtain the funds and then purchase the materials or supplies needed?

Note:  Correction has been made to attached handout which was provided  during meeting -amount spend to set up 501(3) (c ) at Kennedy for StarQuest was $6000, not $1600.

 

 

Action:  Margaret will contact EEF and request a visit from their new director at the May meeting and provide more information and show the breakdown of how other schools in Churchill region benefit from the grants, as well as answer questions from the group.

 

  1. 5.       Fundraising for Churchill-update

A few parents have been meeting with 4J CFO and CHS administration to understand what is allowed and not allowed by parent groups fundraising.  Margaret has drafted a summary of what is and is not okay but just sent off to 4J on Friday.  The draft will be reviewed and eventually, 4J hopes to be able to post an understandable fact sheet on this topic to the 4J website and for schools to use to help keep parents in compliance.  More information to come.

 

 

FYI-more information to come at next meeting
  1. 6.       Review and request for graphing calculators for math department. 

Review of request to help purchase additional graphing calculators for math department. With the increase in students, there is a need to add more calculators for use in the classes

 

 If parents have any unused calculators, please contact the math department at CHS.  Explore opportunity to donate funds for these through EEF through specific fund or from LPA funds.  To be determined at May meeting.
  1. 7.       Support for Churchill Students

Review of need and request by teacher to provide healthy snacks to students.   Margaret has contacted 4J to make sure there are no issues with working to set up a process to provide snacks to students at no cost.  There are opportunities to expand program and work to make sure students are accessing already existing programs either at school or within the community. With reduced budgets, this may rely on volunteers to work with the school to create a program –request small group to continue to continue to support this small pilot within one classroom until end of school term and also explore possibilities for coming school year.

 

The following parents will be working with one of the teachers and administration to work on a pilot project until the end of the year and then assess opportunities for next year:

Kirsten Barnett,

Misty Hill,

Wendy Gangwer, and 

Lucas Mericantante

 

If you are interested, contact Kirsten Barnett at Kirsten_barnett@comcast.net

 

  1. 8.       Open  Officer positions for 2013-2014:

 

Co-chairperson- this can be two positions or a co-chairperson and vice co-chairperson.

Secretary- this position has been open since February when the previous secretary had to resign.

Descriptions of these positions are included in the LPA bylaws which are posted on the LPA website

These openings were posted via all parent email sent on April 15th as part of this meeting agenda.  Anyone interested in serving in one of these roles or needing more information, please contact Maggie Beals at maggiebeals@live.com
Mike Wilt was unable to attend to give an update on the work of the group working on the concession stand as they were busy working on the plans during this meeting.  No additional comments or questions by the group and meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.  

 

Minutes submitted by Maggie Beals, Co-Chairperson, LPA

Volunteers-Junior/Senior Awards Ceremony

This event has traditionally been held at the end of the year.  Covers a great many areas from sports, drama, clubs, scholarships, etc.  In the past, Betsy in the career center has organized but her hours were reduced so there was concern the event would be cancelled.  Janell Schoellhorn and 8 to 10 other parents are meeting twice week to work on the many tasks behind this even.  The group meets on in the career center when it’s closed on the following dates and times for a couple of hours:

Tuesday’s- after 12:00pm and Friday-after 2:00 pm

Anyone interested in helping with the Award Ceremony at the end of the year can either attend the work parties in the Career Center during those stated times and dates or contact Janell Schoellhorn (subarumom@aol.com) if you have questions

Open officer positions for LPA

Open  Officer positions for 2013-2014:

Co-chairperson- this can be two positions or a co-chairperson and vice co-chairperson.

Secretary- this position has been open since February when the previous secretary had to resign.

Descriptions of these positions are included in the LPA bylaws which are posted on the LPA website

Anyone interested in serving as one of these officers or needing more information can contact Maggie Beals at maggiebeals@live.com

Elections will be held at the May meeting!

April 25- May 3, 2013

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:

Wed. May 1- National Decision Day for Seniors going to college/university

Thurs. May 2- SAT registration deadline (test date June 1, 2013)

Fri. May 3- ACT registration deadline (test date June 8, 2013)

Sat. May 4- SAT testing (registration deadline was Apr. 5, 19)

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Wed. May 1- National Decision Day. Deadline for students to inform colleges/universities of decision to attend.

Thurs. May 9- Mini College Fair at Willamette High School. 6-8:30pm in the auditorium. 50 colleges/ universities will be represented. There will be workshops on applying, financial aid, etc. Everyone is invited.

Wed. May 22- LCC Placement testing. This is your last chance to take your placement testing at CHS. Come to the Career Center to sign up.

News you can Use:

Seniors:

So Many Scholarships, so few students applying! Parents and students are greatly encouraged to check out our scholarship web link or stop by the career center for more information.

FAFSA: It’s not too late to file! You don’t need to have your taxes finished before you file, you can use last years’ as an estimate.


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.

Seniors should complete the online FAFSA form (2013-1014) beginning in January, 2013.  Help is available! See Betsy (in the career center), Oscar or Shannon.

All seniors who already have a PIN should stop by the Career Center and let Betsy know the good news.

 

Juniors:

You should have finished your Junior projects by the end of January.  If you have not finished, you need to make an appointment to come see Betsy ASAP!

You should be signing up for ACT and/or SATs. In most cases, you can take the tests multiple times and the schools will take your higher score. Come to the career center for more information.

 

Sophomores:

Sophomore Projects have begun. If you do not have an English class, please come to the career center for information.

 

Everyone:

You can now access CIS at home! CIS for internet has current information about work, education and training, and financial aid-written especially for Oregonians. Get information to help you learn:

  • How to set career goals
  • Where to go to school for a degree or technical training
  • What to study in school
  • How to pay for college
  • How to get and keep a job

Just go to http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/webcis/

user name: WCHS

password: lancers

Still Looking for Community Service Hours? We can help! The following opportunities are available and people are needed!

The Community Garden (behind Churchill High School) is looking for people to help with the spring cleanup on Saturdays from 10-2pm. No need to call ahead, just show up.

Churchill High School Track and Field team will be offering hours to all students who are able to help run the meets for the following date:  Tues. May 7. Please see Julie Stelle at the front office for sign ups. For any questions please call George Walcott at (541) 517-4270.

 

4/26 Special Assembly Schedule

8:40 – 9:44 1st Period
9:49-10:19 Assembly
10:24 – 11:28 2nd Period
11:35 – 12:39 3rd Period
12:45 – 1:13 Lunch
1:17 – 2:21 4th Period
2:26 – 3:30 5th Period

Churchill Orchard Project

The Churchill Orchard is finally taking shape!

Thanks to Rexius, the Courthouse Garden, and Jerry’s for their generous donations of soil, trees and tools.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Seniors:

Remember to order your final transcripts for college.  Forms are in the Registrar’s office.

AP Testing:

If you will taking an AP test, you will need to attend the pre administration session on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:30am in the Churchill auditorium.

Dance Team:

Dance team tryouts are coming up!  Tryouts will be May 6th – 8th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, in the gym.  There will an informational meeting Friday at lunch in the Choir room.  If you love dance, we want you!!

Awakening:

Come to Awakening today during lunch in Mr. Eagen’s room.  There will be pizza and time to hang out.  See you there!

Career Center:

Seniors: If you want to receive your Honors Diploma, your community service hours must be turned in by May 1st.

Juniors: Do you want to go to a four year college or university?  You should take the ACT or SAT.  Next week is the deadline to apply.  Report to the Career Center for more information.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Library:

FREE BOOKS!!!  The Library is giving away some of its old books.  Come in and find something for yourself or a family member. You might find a treasure!

Mr. Lancer:

Mr. Lancer tickets are on sale now.  The tickets cost $10.00 and can be bought at the planters at lunch.  The pageant is this Friday.

Sports Happening Today:

Boys Golf at Tokatee  Excuse all day
Girls Golf at Fiddler’s Green  Excuse 11:30am
4:00pm, Boys Tennis in Ashland  Excuse 11:00am
4:00pm, Girls Tennis at Springfield
5:00pm, JV Baseball with Thurston  Excuse 3:00pm
7:00pm, Varsity Lacrosse at Sheldon

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Seniors:

All seniors will need to have signed permission slips to go to the Senior Breakfast on the buses. If you are 18, you can sign your own permission slip. Slips are available on the Seniors 13! Webpage, or in the front office. Get them turned in soon.

Notices were mailed out to parents showing what is still owed and what grad requirements are still needed to be completed. Remember, if you are not cleared, you will not be able to purchase grad tickets or sign up for walking partners. Check the list today!

Library:

FREE BOOKS!!! The Library is giving away some of its old books. Come in and find something for yourself or a family member. You might find a treasure!

School-to-Career:

Interested in a job doing front office entry level work at a local technology business? If you are a junior and interested in work through the summer and next year, please contact Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office in room C-2.

Students interested in checking out the new STEM studio, it will be open during IA today for any student who wants a tour.

Mr. Lancer:

Mr. Lancer tickets are on sale now. The tickets cost $10.00 and can be bought at the planters at lunch. The pageant is this Friday.

Sports Happening Today:

3:45pm, Track at Marist Excuse 1:40pm
5:00pm, Varsity Baseball at Thurston
5:00pm, Freshman Baseball with Thurston
5:00pm, Softball at Thurston