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Free High Quality On-line Courses

Subject: Free High Quality On-line Courses for Eugene 4J High School Students – Classes start September 4

Dear Parent or Guardian,

I am writing to notify you of an exciting opportunity available for your student. Because of a generous donation from the Eugene Education Foundation, Eugene 4J students are eligible to attend on line courses offered by the Virtual High School at no cost. These classes start on September 4th, a week before regular classes start.

Your child can sign up to attend courses that are not offered at his/her high school. These classes earn the same full credit and are as challenging and rewarding as a regular class. These classes are excellent preparation for college and are looked upon favorably by college admissions offices. Highly qualified high school teachers teach the classes and your student will be in a class with twenty other students from around the world who have a similar interest.

We have many Advanced Placement (AP) classes still available, as well as a huge variety of elective classes.

An example of the courses open right now:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Physics
  • AP Statistics
  • American Popular Music
  • Bioethics
  • Business Math
  • Criminology
  • Film and Literature
  • Genes and Disease
  • Investing in the Stock Market
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Sports and Society

A complete list of more than a hundred open VHS courses can be found at:

If you are interested in signing your student up for a VHS class, there is only a short amount of time to act: VHS classes start September 4th.

VHS classes require as much work as a regular class; often VHS classes require more writing. In addition, students need to have good organization and time management skills. This is not a self-paced class where students are completely left on their own; they report in at least weekly with their teachers and their classmates to get feedback and evaluation of progress. Generally, students who are successful in VHS classes are those who are already successful in traditional classes. VHS students will require access to a computer connected to the Internet. There is no cost to students or families to take a VHS class.

Please contact your child’s school for more information:

Churchill High School – Kim Finch – 541-790-5100
North Eugene High School – Honore Pazdral – 541-790-4500
Sheldon High School – Contact Carey Killen or your school counselor – 541-790-6600
South Eugene High School – Contact your school counselor – 541-790-8000
Early College and Career Options High School – Brad New – 541-790-3930

Peter Tromba
Director of Technology
Eugene Public School District 4J

Work, get paid and get class credit!

Accepting applications for Work Study Positions—juniors and seniors with a 2.0 gpa or better and limited unexcused absences are eligible to apply for Work Study positions. These positions begin in the fall but interviews are scheduled in May and June. Call 541-790-5262 or see Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers, STEM Building Office, for details or go to the Work Study web page at:

NOW IS THE TIME—Don’t wait!

2013 National College Match

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 National College Match! Rising high school seniors who might qualify are invited to apply to our partner colleges through the free, online National College Match application.

Now in its tenth year, the National College Match has helped thousands of high-achieving low income students realize that an education at a top college can be affordable. Each year, students across the nation are admitted early with full scholarships to selective colleges, including Brown, Yale, MIT, University of Chicago, and Pomona. Many more students are admitted through Regular Decision with outstanding financial aid.

This year we welcome Colorado College and Vanderbilt University as our newest partners.

  • When are finalists notified?
  • Do I have to rank schools?
  • Can I still apply Early Decision?

There are a lot of details to the National College Match.

8/24/2013 Red, White & Blue Scrimmage & BBQ

Here it is folks!

Aug 24 – Red, White & Blue Scrimmage & BBQ
AGENDA – Red, White & Blue Scrimmage

See attached & share with your friends & family. We want to make this an event to remember so get busy forwarding invitations to everyone you can. Send to your kids! Have them send out to all of their friends.

Btw, still could use a few helpers so kindly reply so we can plug you in. It is not our intent for any of us work the whole event. We all want to have fun too! So put in an hour or two then enjoy the rest of the events…

This is going to be great! AND I’m entering Mike & Tia’s “MEAN BEANS!!” in the cook-off challenge…
Furthermore, I hereby challenge all coaches all sports to put their best up against mine.

Let’s get it on!!

There’s NO entry fee so get to shoppn’choppn’grillin’smokin’bakin’&shakn’!

Be sure to contact Matt Noriega to enter!

Very best regards,
Mike Wilt
C Lancer Legacy Foundation
You will make a difference! Join us today


The first SAT test for the 2013-14 school year is OCTOBER 5. To register for this test date you must complete registration BEFORE SEPTEMBER 6.
To complete registration please go to and follow their instructions. The Churchill CEEB code is 380323.

If you qualify for reduced fees because you are on Free and Reduced lunch, Fee Waiver forms will be available from the Counseling department after August 28th.

There is a late registration period for this test that closes on September 20, but the cost of the test will be considerably higher.

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*** School Picture Re-Takes – October 7 ***

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