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Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Track season is coming up quickly, and if you have been thinking about participating or have any questions there will be an informational meeting this Wednesday at lunch.


South Eugene Rowing Club’s Two-Week Free Trial starts this week.  Eugene 8th through 12th graders can experience crew practices at Dexter Lake with our competitive co-ed novice team, and get in shape while making new friends!  To take part, stop by South Eugene’s IHS hall after school with a signed waiver from our website

Swim Team:

Congratulations to all the swimmers for a great season.  And special congratulations to Lottie Steward, Julia Thorley, Shelby Polston and Amber Giles who broke school records and at the meet this past weekend and will be competing in the OSAA State Championships this weekend.

Dance Team:

Congratulations to our Dance Team who took 3rd place in their competition this past weekend.  Also, Congrats to Kyara Komisar and Iryna Manzholenko who took first in the novice drill down.

Sports Happening Today:

  • 4:00pm, Frosh Boys Basketball with North Eugene  Release at 3:15pm
  • 5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball at North Eugene
  • 5:30pm, JV Boys Basketball with North Eugene
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Girls Basketball at North Eugene
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball with North Eugene – Senior Night tonight

Parent Information Nights: Smarter Balanced Assessments

Things are changing in your student’s classroom, in homework, and in assessments of his or her learning.

Oregon and more than 40 other states have developed and adopted shared academic expectations, called the Common Core State Standards. They are clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts in order to be ready to graduate with an Oregon diploma, ready for college, careers and life.

With new standards, we need new tools to measure student learning of the standards. This spring the new Smarter Balanced assessments will replace the old OAKS tests for reading, writing and math.

Eugene School District 4J is offering parent information nights about the new Smarter Balanced assessments. Please join us to learn more about Oregon’s new state tests in math and language arts.

The presentation will cover why the state tests have changed, how they will be implemented, and concrete examples of how to help your student. The format will engage attendees in hands-on experience.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Spanish-language information night

  • Monday, March 2, 6:30–8:00 p.m., 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.


or call 541-790-7877

Noches informativas para padres acerca de los exámenes “Smarter Balanced”

Cosas están cambiando en el salón de su hijo(a), en la tarea y en las evaluaciones de su aprendizaje.

Oregon y más de 40 estados han desarrollado y adoptado expectativas académicas compartidas, llamadas los Estándares Estatales Básicos Comunes. Son directrices claras y coherentes para  los estudiantes sobre lo que deben saber y poder hacer en cada nivel de grado, en matemáticas y artes del lenguaje inglés, con el fin de estar listo para graduarse con un diploma de Oregon, listo para la universidad, las carreras y la vida.

Con nuevos estándares, necesitamos nuevas herramientas para medir el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, alineados a las nuevos estándares. Este primavera los nuevos exámenes “Smarter Balanced” reemplazan los viejos exámenes OAKS en las materias de lectura, escritura y matemáticas.

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J llevara acabo varias noches informativas para padres acerca de las nuevas evaluaciones “Smarter Balanced”. Favor de acompañarnos a una noche informativa e infórmese acerca de los nuevos exámines estatales en las áreas de matemáticas, artes del lenguaje.

Esta presentación cubrirá el porque los exámenes del estado han cambiado,  como serán implementado y dará ejemplos concretos de cómo ayudara a su estudiante. El formato de esta reunión involucrara a los padres en experiencias practicas.

En español, para padres de habla hispana:

  • Lunes, 2 de marzo, 6:30–8:00 p.m., Centro Educativo 4J, 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene

En inglés, se proveerá intérpretes en español:

  • Martes, 17 de febrero, 7:00 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road
  • Jueves, 19 de febrero, 7:00 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.


o llame al teléfono: 541-790-7707

Student Safety Reminder

Dear families,

A number of women and girls in Eugene have recently reported that they have been followed by suspicious male subjects in vehicles while they were out walking. Police are asking people to be especially mindful of personal safety practices. If there is any suspicious incident, police say to try to get a description of the suspicious subject and/or vehicle, including a license plate number if possible, and call 9-1-1 to report it.

This serves as a good opportunity to review personal safety information with your children.

Additional Information for Child Safety

While abductions and other offenses by strangers are extremely rare (most offenses against children, including abduction and sexual offenses, are committed by people that they know), such crimes do rarely occur, and it is important to teach children about personal safety.  Crime prevention specialists offer the following tips:

1. Explain the danger. Parents often tell children, “Don’t go with strangers.” This is vague and doesn’t help children protect themselves—most abductions are by relatives anyway! Better advice would be, “If you are lost or need help, sometimes it’s okay to ask strangers for assistance—but strangers shouldn’t be asking you for help or to go with them. You should not go somewhere with strangers unless you need their help in an emergency.”

2.  Who is a stranger? A stranger is anyone you don’t know. Make an agreement regarding who is safe to go with, and that they must say “NO!” to anyone else, no matter what! Teach your child to stay at least arms’ length away from a stranger who approaches them.

3.  Don’t be polite! Parents teach children to be “polite”; they should also teach that it’s OK to be assertive and not talk to strangers. Adults should ask adults for help, not children!

4.  Home and phone safety. Teach your child not to open the door to strangers except in a real emergency. Explain what an emergency might be, such as a medical problem or a fire. Tell them not to answer probing questions from strangers. Tell them to come get you, or to call you instead. Make sure they know how to reach you wherever you might be. Teach them how and when to call 9-1-1.

5.  Make a code word. Teach the child a code word. If a visitor comes to get them, the visitor must know the code word, or the child should not go with them.

6.  Pick their routes. Avoid alleys, wooded areas, parking lots and spontaneous shortcuts. Choose areas where anything out of the ordinary would be noticed by neighbors, business owners, pedestrians, etc. Most importantly, help them avoid isolation. Arrange for them to walk with trusted friends. Consider providing them with a cell phone so that they can call for help.

7.  Identify trusted adults. Pick stores, schools, churches, and homes of safe neighbors. Make sure your child knows these “safe places” that they should go if they need help. Remember, it’s generally safer if the child picks the adult!

8.  NO–GO–TELL. If approached by somebody who is scary, or who asks them to do something that seems wrong, a child should yell “NO!” then GO immediately to a trusted adult and TELL what happened.

9.  Teach what to do in an actual kidnap attempt. If a child is screaming, a passerby may think it’s a child having a tantrum, and fail to recognize an actual abduction. Children who are victims of attempted abduction should repeatedly yell “HELP! I DON’T KNOW THIS PERSON! I’M BEING KIDNAPPED!” Children have been saved by doing this! Be sure your child knows that resistance—yelling, kicking, scratching, biting—is acceptable under these circumstances. Depending on the age of your child, encourage them to remember details: vehicle description or model, appearance of the person involved, what was said, etc. Call the police immediately.

10. Practice with role-plays.  Have a friend participate, and have your child GO and TELL. Reward and coach your child.

Additionally, parents interested in learning about convicted sex offenders in our community who may be a danger to children can go to for information about area residents designated as “predatory” sex offenders, or call the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Unit at (503) 378-3725 x44429 to request a list of all registered sex offenders living in their zip code.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Junior Projects:

Juniors, the deadline to complete your career related graduation requirements, formerly known as the sophomore and junior projects is February 27th.  If you need help, see Sheree or Shannon.

Drivers Ed:

Drivers Ed Registration starts February 18th.  Churchill Classes begin Tuesday, March 31st from 4:30 to 7:30pm and runs every Tuesday till June 9th.  The cost is $275.00.  You can pick up schedules and flyers in the main office.  Please note that you must have an Oregon Provisional Permit to register.


Tonight is the night to dance your heart out after the game from 8:30 to 10:30pm  all are welcome no need for a date.  Get your tickets at lunch by the planters $7.00 without ASB $5.00 with ASB or the Flower Special for $13.00.  Stop by after the play for a discounted price.

Sports Happening Today:

  • District Swimming all day at Willamalane
  • 5:30pm, Frosh Boys Basketball with Crater (at Kennedy)
  • 5:30pm, JV Boys Basketball with Crater
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball with Crater

Thursday, February 12, 2015


There will be no WISE meeting today.  We will meet again next Thursday.


Hey Seniors!  Do you have any ideas on what you might want for your Grad Night Party?  If so, come  to room B-17 today at lunch.

LCC Hands on Carreer Day:

Hands on Career Day at LCC is tomorrow.  Students: We will be meeting the bus the front of the school at 8:15am.  The bus will leave by 8:20am. Don’t miss the bus.

Drivers Ed:

Drivers Ed Registration starts February 18th.  Churchill Classes begin Tuesday, March 31st from 4:30 to 7:30pm and runs every Tuesday till June 9th.  The cost is $275.00.  You can pick up schedules and flyers in the main office.  Please note that you must have an Oregon Provisional Permit to register.


Dance your heart out this Friday after the game from 8:30 to 10:30pm.  Tickets on sale today by the planters.  Tickets $5.00 with ASB, $7.00 without or flower package for $13.  Raffle tickets $1.00.

Sports Happening Today:

5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball at Crater  Release at 11:30am

7:00pm, Varsity Girls Basketball at Crater  Release at 11:30am

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Summer High-School Internships Available!

The Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Program matches motivated 9th thru 11th grade students with professional scientists, technologists and engineers for hands -on 8 week summer internships. Applications are due March 9th so students should start their applications today! See Mary Beth in the STEM building office or your counselor for more information.

Valentine’s Dance:

Dance your heart out this Friday from 8:30 to 10:30pm after the game. Tickets on sale today by the planters. Cost is $5.00 with ASB, $7.00 without ASB or flower package for $13.00. Buy a raffle ticket too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


There is NO Lane Community College testing tomorrow, February 11th at 8:00am.  The next testing date is Wednesday, February 25th.

Valentine’s Dance:

Are you ready to dance your heart out?  This Friday join us for the CHS Valentine’s Dance after the game from 8:30 to 10:30pm.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow by the planters, the cost is $5.00 with ASB and $7.00 without.  You can get a special love package – $13.00 for two tickets and a flower.  Come after the musical for a discounted entry price.


Reminder to the class of 2015.  Leap projects are due the end of this trimester.  Please complete them ASAP and see Shannon Roseta.


Any schedule changes for 3rd trimester should be made in the next few weeks.  There will be very limited opportunities to change classes after the beginning of the 3rd trimester.  See your counselor for help.

South Eugene Rowing Club:

Tryouts with South Eugene Rowing Club run February 17th thru the 27th. No experience necessary to join novice crew and experience rowing at Dexter Lake.  Interested 8th thru 12th grades within the 4j area should visit our website: southeugenerowingclub. org to print a waiver and find out more information.  Crew meets at South Eugene 3:45pm in the IHS wing.  Come check out Spring Crew with South Eugene Rowing Club, for free!


5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball with Marist

5:30pm, Frosh and JV Boys Basketball at Marist

7:00pm, Varsity Girls Basketball with Marist

7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball at Marist

Valentine’s Dance Friday, February 13

Feeling the love this Valentine’s Season?
Got your dancing shoes ready for a good time?
Come join us for what has been called  the “best dance of the year”
The music and more will begin on February 13 from 8:30 to 10:30.  (After the Varsity Game!!!)
Get your tickets in advance during lunch on Wednesday Feb 11, Thursday Feb 12, and Friday Feb 13. Or get them at the door!!
Cost is $5 with ASB card, $ 7 without ASB card
Come after the musical for a discounted entry price!!
Special Love Package $13 (two tickets and a flower)
Celebrate the Love with your friends by dancing on Friday the 13th!!!

Churchill Student Hannah Tam wins Future First Citizen Award.

G’Lancer 2/9

A new G’Lancer is posted under News > E-Newsletters or click HERE!