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10th-12th Grade Registration 2015

Mandatory Registration

10th-12th Grade Registration is Friday, August 21 (See schedule below). All students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades are expected to attend. Students will pay fees, get photo I.D. cards and take school photos, buy parking passes, receive bus info, turn in free/reduced meal forms, get lockers, and more.

Registration Schedule by Grade:

  • Seniors: 8:00AM
  • Juniors: 9:45AM
  • Sophomores: 11:30PM

If your student is out of town during their registration day, a family member may attend in her/his place. You may also attend during 9th Grade Registration on August 21, 8am-1pm. If no family member can attend, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100 to make other arrangements.

Documents Needed for Registration:

Fee Sheet

Please complete the sheet and send it with your student, along with the appropriate amount of cash or check to match the sum of required fees and optional charges.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

In order to qualify for reduced fees (including school fees, sports, etc.), STUDENTS MUST PRESENT CURRENT DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THEIR FREE & REDUCED MEAL STATUS. ***If there is no documentation at registration night, students are required to pay in full.***

Health Center Registration Form (Español) – For incoming 9th Graders and New Students

Military Exclusion Form

If you already filled this out for your student in the past year(s), you should not submit this again. It is good for all four years.

Parking Contract

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PARKED ANYWHERE ON THE CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT CHS PARKING HANG TAG (violators will be ticketed). Please be aware that students violating the parking contract and/or regulations may be ticketed, and may have parking privileges revoked at any time.

Volunteer Online Application

Parents and adults wanting to volunteer at CHS must apply online at: www.helpcounter.net/eugene

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jill Reents, reents_ji@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-5112.

We encourage all families to pay fees PRIOR to Sports and/or Back To School Registrations. Bring your pink fee receipt with you to Registration, and this will allow you to skip the finance station and proceed much more quickly. Finance Office hours are 9-3 daily, closed for lunch 12:00-1:00.

Beginning of School Dates

  • Ice Cream Social for All New Students: Monday, September 1, 7:00PM
  • Regular Classes Begin for All Students: Late-Start Wednesday, September 9, 9:30AM. First Day for All Students. Students are encouraged to arrive early this first day. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, classes begin at 8:40 AM, and end at 3:30PM. On Wednesdays, our late start allows for staff development and planning; classes begin at 9:30AM, and end at 3:30PM.
  • Open House Night: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00PM
  • College Preparedness Day (Testing Day): Wednesday, October 14. All students must attend. Testing begins at 8:30.
  • School Calendar of Events: Available on our website, www.chs.lane.edu

Churchill High School offers many opportunities of which we hope you and your student will take advantage. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100.

Go Lancers!

Freshman Registration 2015

Mandatory Registration

9th Grade Registration is Thursday, August 20, 9AM-12PM. All students in 9th grade are expected to attend. Please arrive at 9:00. This will be a combined orientation and registration day for Freshmen. Freshmen will have orientation, school tours, pay fees, get photo ID cards and take school photos, buy parking passes, receive bus info, turn in free/reduced meal forms, get lockers, and more!

If your student is out of town during their registration day, a family member may attend in her/his place. You may also attend during 10th-12th Grade Registration on August 21, 8am-1pm. If no family member can attend, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100 to make other arrangements.

Documents Needed for Registration:

Fee Sheet

Please complete the sheet and send it with your student, along with the appropriate amount of cash or check to match the sum of required fees and optional charges.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

In order to qualify for reduced fees (including school fees, sports, etc.), STUDENTS MUST PRESENT CURRENT DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THEIR FREE & REDUCED MEAL STATUS. ***If there is no documentation at registration night, students are required to pay in full.***

Health Center Registration Form (Español) – For incoming 9th Graders and New Students

Military Exclusion Form

If you already filled this out for your student in the past year(s), you should not submit this again. It is good for all four years.

Parking Contract

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PARKED ANYWHERE ON THE CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT CHS PARKING HANG TAG (violators will be ticketed). Please be aware that students violating the parking contract and/or regulations may be ticketed, and may have parking privileges revoked at any time.

Volunteer Online Application

Parents and adults wanting to volunteer at CHS must apply online at: www.helpcounter.net/eugene

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jill Reents, reents_ji@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-5112.

We encourage all families to pay fees PRIOR to Sports and/or Back To School Registrations. Bring your pink fee receipt with you to Registration, and this will allow you to skip the finance station and proceed much more quickly. Finance Office hours are 9-3 daily, closed for lunch 12:00-1:00.

Beginning of School Dates

  • Ice Cream Social for Freshmen and New Students: Monday, September 1, 7:00PM
  • Regular Classes Begin for All Students: Late-Start Wednesday, September 9, 9:30AM. First Day for All Students. Students are encouraged to arrive early this first day. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, classes begin at 8:40 AM, and end at 3:30PM. On Wednesdays, our late start allows for staff development and planning; classes begin at 9:30AM, and end at 3:30PM.
  • Open House Night: Tuesday, September 29
  • College Preparedness Day (Testing Day): Wednesday, October 14
  • School Calendar of Events: Available on our website, www.chs.lane.edu

Churchill High School offers many opportunities of which we hope you and your student will take advantage. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100.

Go Lancers!

Host an Exchange Student!

NorthWest Student Exchange

Hello Churchill parents!

Currently all spaces for exchange student are available with none filled for this upcoming academic year. Here are seven examples of students currently on our available list. Would anyone be interested in hosting or calling for more information with no obligation to host?

Looking so forward to hearing from you!

Cynthia Burgeson

NWSE Coordinator

(541) 207-3897

João Vitor *from Brazil
* Contact your NWSE Coordinator to view detailed student profiles.
Student ID: 3278
Exchange Term: Academic Year
Gender: male
Age: 16
Grade in US: 11
Student Profile:João is an easygoing and thoughtful 15-year-old boy from Brazil. He will be 16 years old on his exchange. João is an enthusiastic and talented guitar player who loves music. He plays the acoustic guitar, electric bass and electric guitar. João plays guitar in the band at his church. He and his parents are active members of their church and he participates in the church youth group, too. He spends time a lot of his free time with his parents. He also likes to meet up with friends to skateboard at the park, go surfing and have sleepovers. His interests include surfing the internet, movies, photography and drama/theatre. Teachers describe João as a polite young man with a good personality and leadership skills; he has an easy manner with teachers and peers and is well-liked.João is currently in the 11th grade. His native language is Portuguese and he has been studying English for 9 years. He also learned Spanish (3 years). João’s favorite classes are philosophy and sociology. He is not too keen on math but gets good grades in all of his classes. He would like to study medicine in the future.

João lives with his mother and father. His father is a businessman and his mother is a teacher. João has no pets but he can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies or dietary restrictions.

Letter to Host Family:

Dear Host Family, my name is João. I’m 15 years old and I live in Brazil.
[…] My parents educated me teaching me how to be a good person having character, personality and be independent in the moments where I need to be. I don’t like the nightlife like at parties or ballads. My parents and I often hang out on weekends. My father always like to leave me to the[…] park to skateboard, go to music shows, go to the beach to surf with me and go to the church. My mother likes to eat japanese food with me, go to the mall and visit her family. Our relationship it’s good.

We’re evangelical, since when I was born, but I haven’t bias against other religions. I think that people are different and they also have a different culture and that’s good. […] We have to learn to live and deal with different people and cultures.

I study in a particular school near home (around 15 minutes by car).
My favorite subject is sociology because we study what is happing in our daily issues. My sociology teacher […] is my favorite teacher. Mathematic is the subject that I like least because there are things that I’ll never use again like the quadract formula.

I made a lot of friends there since when I was younger…so much younger. I have a lot of friends but these that I made in the school are my best friends. every month after study for the school tests, once or twice a month we like to watch movies or sleeping in our house, playing video games, eating pizza or popcorn and drinking soda.

In my free time i like to play the guitar, actually I love music. I’ve been playing guitar for around 4 years but I play bass too and I’d like to learn piano. I like to play jazz, gospel songs, soul etc (my favorite band is oasis and Coldplay).. and of course to be better I practice and study music every day. I also like to surf when I go to the beach with my parents (the sensation to be in the water is amazing!!). I like to play basketball too, but I don’t do it like the americans do LOL. Adventure Books and comedy movies are interesting too (my favorite book is Hungry Games).

I’d like to be a exchange student since when I was so much younger. When I did my first travel to USA (3 years ago) this dream was confirmed. I was falling in love with this country because people are too much educated, there are amazing places and when my friends who live there told me about the schools I was speechless. I wanna meet new places, new people, new cultures. I want to learning more about this lovely country. I want to go out of my confort situation to live new things in the life.

Thank you so much!

Student Essay Questions:

a) Why do you wish to become an exchange student and live with a host family?
I’d like to be a exchange student because it’s a good experience. I’ll deal with a new family that lives a different life than I have now. This is a good experience to learn how to deal with a lot of different kind of people. Learn a new culture and live it every day will be amazing. Study in a new school and see other methods of teaching it’s good for a teenager that is growing up and want to meet different ways to do that. Of course this is a dream for me since when I was younger.

b) What do you look forward to gaining, learning, and accomplishing on this program?
With the Exchange Program I want to have new experiences with new people and new cultures. Solve and deal with new challenges by my self, improve my english. I want to accomplish things that family do and participate in the school, and in community activities, like sports and etc. I want to gain more maturity and learn things in the american’s school that I can’t learn in the brazilian’s school. I want to interact with my family on the weekends and show them a little bit of the brazilian culture.
Lastly, improve my english is the most important part of the program. Because the english is a worldwide language and speak english well will help me to much in my business life

c) What can you, as an exchange student, offer your host family, school, and community?
I want to offer what I’m. An adolescent who is educated, wants to be noted because of your charisma and a desire to learn more every day. I will help my host family too much in the daily activities (washing dishes, cleaning my room and etc) and participation of their routine, of course. I want to be like a member of the family. I’ll be responsible about my studies, doing my homeworks and studying for my tests. I’ll respect the culture and the local people and participate of the activities in the school like a american adolescent. And if I have to change my habits to be accepted by my host family and have a great relationship undoubtedly I’ll do it.

d) What challenges do you anticipate as an exchange student and how do you plan to tackle them?
I know that will be difficult to live with a new and different family. I’ll be patience because I know that I need to deal with them and after some months or weeks, we probably gonna be good friends.
Maybe I’ll have difficult to make new friends. I’ll need to have courage to know them and be flexible to understand and live like they.
The schools in the US and the subjects maybe is more difficult and complex than in Brazil. I’ll study more to have a good grades and be a good student.
I know that have a host family, live in a new country, study in a new school and make new friends is difficult but I’ll have a willpower to do that.

 

NorthWest Student Exchange – www.nwse.com

 

Jorge *from Mexico
* Contact your NWSE Coordinator to view detailed student profiles.
Student ID: 3460
Exchange Term: Academic Year
Gender: male
Age: 16
Grade in US: 11
Student Profile:Jorge is a sporty and affable boy from Mexico who will be 16-years-old at the start of his exchange. Basketball is his favorite sport. Jorge plays on his school team and on the all-state team. During the week, he spends most of his time studying for school at sports practice. In his free time, he likes to meet up with friends, ride his bicycle, go to the movies and spend time with his family. He gets along well with his parents and brother and they enjoy playing basketball in their yard, riding bikes together and going on family excursions. At home, Jorge lends a hand with housework and keeps his room tidy. His interests include hiking, surfing and snowboarding. If possible on his exchange, he would like to join his school basketball team and try some local sports.Jorge is currently in the 10th grade. His native language is Spanish and he has been studying English for 10 years. He earns excellent grades in school. His favorite classes are biology and math. Jorge would like to be a doctor. His teachers describe him as a funny and outgoing student who is helpful in class and easily makes friends. They go on to note he is a dedicated student, compassionate, bright and genuinely well-rounded.

Jorge lives with his mother, father and brother. His father is a software consultant and his mother is a homemaker. His family has a dog and he can live in a home with pets. He has no dietary restrictions. Jorge is allergic to penicillin.

Letter to Host Family:

Dear host family:

First of all I want to thank you for receiving me, I know is hard to open your home to a stranger, I’m going to make my best to be a good son.

My name is Jorge, I live in México, I am 16 years old. I live with my parents and one brother, he likes competitive swimming, but I’m not into that, I’m more into basketball. In my family we like to hang out with my aunts, uncles and cousins, I think we are pretty close. As a family we enjoy spending time together and visit my grandparents, we go to their house almost every weekend. I have one dog, he is a little trouble maker, but we love him because he is always happy and he is always trying to make us happy playing with us and being with us.

I wish to live with a foreign family to learn how people live in other countries and learn another culture for one academic year, I’m looking forward to meet new people and make new friends, while I’m living with you. I’m looking forward to meet you ,I’m friendly , I like to be happy , I like sports ,especially basketball, I have a good sense of humor and to try new things and to stay healthy. For me is important to have good relationship with my family, my friends and God.

Currently, I am part of my school basketball team and this year I made it to the state team, also here in Mexico I have a lot of friends and I’m always looking forward to make more, that’s why I like to go to some parties, but now I don’t have enough time to be with my friends because I have homework or I’m a training because in May I’m playing the championship representing my state. One of the things I like about the US is that you have the best basketball in the world.

Sometimes I like to have some peaceful time of my own. I like all kind of music from rock to rap, even country music or local music that we call “rancheras”. In my free time if I can’t hang out with friends I like to watch TV and go to the movies; my favorite kind of movies is action and adventure, also movies about famous players of the NFL, NBA or something.

I’m going to follow the rules of your house and I hope you can treat me like a son, if I’m not doing something right I will do my best to make it right. I like to be in contact with nature, every place is beautiful in a different way. I’m hoping that during my stay at your home I can show you a little about my culture and how we live at home. I’m sure that we will have a great time together and I hope that we can build a relationship that can last forever.

Student Essay Questions:

a) Why do you wish to become an exchange student and live with a host family?
I wish to become an exchange student because I think it will be a very good experience, I will learn new things, learn a different culture, make new friends, try new things, and also I will improve my English a lot. I will be capable to communicate better with American people not just because I will have better English, also because I will know how they live. I think that being with a host family away from home will help me be more independent. I also wish to be with a host family because away I will have another home away from home. The only way to really know how people live in the US is being part of a local family; these will help me know their culture better

b) What do you look forward to gaining, learning, and accomplishing on this program?
In this program I’m looking forward to meet new people, make new friends, improve my English ,learn a different culture, learn how people live in other parts of the world, also I’m looking forward to make bonds that will last forever, with my friends and with my host family. In this program I think I will gain knowledge about American culture, and I will learn things that will help my for the rest of my life because I will be more interactive with people that is different from different places, it will be easy for me to socialize with them.

c) What can you, as an exchange student, offer your host family, school, and community?
As an exchange student I will offer to my host family a little about my culture, how we live in México, the things that we think are fun. To my school I will offer my friendship because I will like to make a lot of good friends there, also if I can make it to the basketball team I will offer my skills and all my dedication to be a good teammate, also I will share with them a little about Mexican culture and show them things they probably didn’t know about Mexico. To my community I will offer a good disposition to help if the community needs something, I will offer my friendship because I want to get along with everyone.

d) What challenges do you anticipate as an exchange student and how do you plan to tackle them?
Some challenges I will have to face is having classes in English because I had never have classes in English but I will do my best to have good grades and learn as much as possible, another challenge I think I will face is making it to the basketball team because in the US you have very good basketball and if I can make it to the team it will help me to improve my skills a lot […] other challenge that I think I will face is communicating good because I’m not used to talk in English all the time ,I think it will be hard to say what I’m thinking but that’s one of the reasons that I’m going in an exchange program ,to improve my English

 

NorthWest Student Exchange – www.nwse.com

 

Alessandro *from Italy
* Contact your NWSE Coordinator to view detailed student profiles.
Student ID: 3448
Exchange Term: Fall Semester
Gender: male
Age: 16
Grade in US: 12
Student Profile:Alessandro is a sixteen year old boy from Italy who loves basketball, listening to music, and exploring new cities. Alessandro devotes about 14 hours a week to playing basketball for his town’s local team, which is considered to be a very high ranked team in Italy. He practices with his team every day, except Sunday, and he thinks of his teammates as brothers. Alessandro also enjoys listening to music, which he tries to do almost every day. His favorite music is pop and rap but he also enjoys rock. Alessandro loves to travel with his family and explore new areas. He has had the opportunity to travel to several places in Europe, and has spent some time in New York City too. His other hobbies include hanging out with his friends, playing video games and going to church with his family. Teachers and coaches describe Alessandro as intelligent, capable, funny and polite. They appreciate his communication skills, ability to fit into new grou! ps and the amount of respect he shows towards adults and students alike.
Alessandro’s native language is Italian and he has studied English for nine years. He earns excellent grades in school, and his favorite subject is English. Alessandro is planning to attend university once he graduates high school.
Alessandro lives with his mother, father and little sister, and they are all very close. His mother is a teacher and his father works as a civil servant. Alessandro has no pets but is willing to live in a home with them. He also has no allergies.Letter to Host Family:

Dear Host Family,
I\’m very happy to spend with you my semester as an exchanges student.

I\’m a 16-year-old boy, I live in (…), a small town (…).
I live in a flat with my mum, my dad and my little sister.
My mother is (..)and she teaches Maths at a local High School, that\’s why I must get good marks, especially in her subject.
My father is (..) too and he is a civil servant at the (…), so he has to get up very early in the morning to catch the train to (..).
My sister is (..) years old and she studies at Secondary School.

Let\’s talk about me
I\’m quite tall and thin and, as you can see from the photos, I\’ve curly brown hair and brown eyes (I\’ve got glasses but I always wear contact lenses).
As for my personality, I can say that I\’m friendly, polite, sincere and always happy.
Unfortunately, I am a little stubborn and touchy, too.
I am in the third year at a (…) and, as I already said, I\’m quite good at school, I can get good marks without studying too much. I usually study not more than one hour a day, but there are days when I don\’t have to study at all, which are my favorite ones.
However, I spend most of my free time in the afternoons practicing my sport: Basketball.

I play in my town\’s team: (…) in the under 17 . Our first team is in the second Italian league, three years ago it was in the first one, it was there from 2001 to 2013.
Two players were selected to play in the NBA: Thabo Sefolosha in 2006 and Jonas Jerebko in 2009.
So it\’s a very important club here in Italy and I\’m very proud and honored to play here.
I train every day except Sunday, usually two hours, sometimes we also lift weights before the training and once a week I have a national championship game.
I love Basketball, I think it\’s the best sport ever. It\’s poetry in motion. I like it because it\’s a team sport, so you can play with your teammates and share good and bad moments with them. We are all brothers. We spend a lot of time together, we took part in a lot of tournaments in Italy and also abroad for a few days.
Two years ago we were in the best 32 teams in Italy.
Furthermore, the reason why I prefer it to soccer or other team sports is because you feel a different emotion every single action.
Other hobbies I have are playing videogames and surfing the net, I usually spend a couple of hours a day in front of my laptop.
I often listen to music, my favorite types of music are rap and pop but I relay like rock too.
I am a catholic and I go to church once a week, usually on Sunday.
I like to travel and discover new places and cities, since I was a kid I have been travelling with my family by caravan and sometimes by plane.
I have been to London, Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and even New York.
In summer I move with my parents and my grandparents (…) which has a very big garden.

As for my future, I would like to attend university but I don\’t know exactly which subject I am going to study: of course something scientific, like engineering or technology because I\’m quite good at working with the pc.
One of my dreams is to become a professional basketball player.

I have learnt about this student exchange from one of my friends who did it last year. He lived in (…) and played basketball for all the period, firstly in the school team and then in the city team. I\’d like to do the same.
I wish to live with an American Family for a semester because I want to improve my English, to visit different places, to get to know new people with different habits, to learn the American culture. I think it will be very useful to my future because I would like to study there.
Another reason is to know more about American Basketball and one day perhaps play there professionally.
We will share and compare different ideas, lifestyles and cultures and have a good relationship which could last a long time.
I’m sure that this experience will be very rewarding and it will help me to grow up and become independent.
I will try to live it at my best without wasting any moment.
I thank you in advance for the opportunity you are giving me.

See you soon

Alessandro

Student Essay Questions:

a) Why do you wish to become an exchange student and live with a host family?
I would like to live life as an American teenager, be part of an American family, share good and bad moments with them. I know that it will be very difficult but I want at the beginning but I\’m ready to this challenge.
I’m sure that this experience will be very rewarding and it will help me to grow up and become independent. I will try to live it at my best without wasting any moment, to visit different places, to know new people with different habits. I think it will be very useful to my future because I would like to study there and maybe to move there. Another reason is to know more about american Basketball and one day pheraps play professionally there.

b) What do you look forward to gaining, learning, and accomplishing on this program?
I look forward to improve my English, because I think it\’s needful to know it very well to have more opportunities. Moreover I want to learn a lot of things about American culture and habits, and I think the only way to do it is to live with an american family for a bit of time. I will learn to be indipendent, to do things by myself and become more mature. I will also meet new people and I will make new friends with which I will stay in touch and maybe invite them here in Italy to visit our beautiful cities.

c) What can you, as an exchange student, offer your host family, school, and community?
As an exchange student I can offer to my new family informations about Italian and European culture, history (which things I\’ve studied at school), cities like Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Florence and others that I\’ve visited with my parents.I can also give informations about Italian basketball. If in the family there was a basketball player like me, we would share our ideas, projects and interests and talk about differences between the two kinds of balling in Italy and in the United States.
Furthermore we will compare our different lifestyles and habits and learn something new mutually every day in the period.

d) What challenges do you anticipate as an exchange student and how do you plan to tackle them?
Of course at the beginning I will feel alone, but it is part of this \”project\” and I\’m sure that my new family will help me to tackle this problem. Another problem will be school, I will have to pay much more attention than I did in Italy, to understand the lesson. I will have to get used to my new life so I am going to meet new people and make new friends. Every single moment will be useful to me and I won\’t waste any of them. I know that it will be difficult but I will work hard to overcome the difficulties that I will encounter.

 

NorthWest Student Exchange – www.nwse.com

 

Nitid *from Thailand
* Contact your NWSE Coordinator to view detailed student profiles.
Student ID: 3311
Exchange Term: Academic Year
Gender: male
Age: 17
Grade in US: 11
Student Profile:Nitid, whose nickname is “Boss,” is a 16-year-old boy from Thailand who will turn 17 in before his exchange. He plays soccer and enjoys drawing and reading. On the weekend, he plays golf with his father; he is very interested in airplanes. If possible, Boss would like to try playing American football during his exchange in the US.Boss describes himself as being friendly, serious, responsible, creative, and flexible. His teachers describe him as organized, respectful, confident, and having a good sense of humor.

Boss lives with his mother and father. He has 1 sister (aged 25). His father is retired and his mother is a housewife. Boss has no pets and can live in a home with pets. He has no allergies to pets. He has no dietary restrictions.

Boss’s favorite school subject is English. He would like to be a pilot in the future. His native language is Thai, and he has been studying English for 11 years.

Letter to Host Family:

Dear Host Family,

My name is Nitid, you can call me Boss. I am 16 years old. I was born and live in Thailand. My family has 4 members, my dad, my mom, my older sister and me. My father is a retired police officer and my mother is house wife. My sister is older than me, she works as a doctor in a hospital in the other town. She comes home once a month. We usually go out for dinner every weekend and hang out together over the weekend. I always help my dad washing car, mopping the floor and helping out with dinner. Moreover, I used to be a waiter, it was hard but after a while I can adjust. It became easier and I can do it.

I study at grade 10 and live in my school’s dorm. My favorite subject are English and Mathematics. I usually play soccer after school, I join soccer team since I was in grade 7 and participated in several competition. I feel happy when I play soccer, it makes me healthy and gets new friends. I live in student dorm with my friends and back home on the weekend. At first period, I have to adjust myself with friends and atmosphere as well as be more responsible because I have to take care all thing by myself Other than soccer, I play golf which I was introduced by my dad. I always spend my weekend on practicing golf with my dad but I am still not very good at it. Sometime I play other sports with my dad such as table tennis, swimming. I would like to be a pilot in the future. I always like stuff about plane. This career needs communication skills which English language is require. This career will give me opportunity to travel to many places. I think that the experience from bei! ng an exchange student can be good experience to apply with my future career.

I am applying to the exchange program because I would like to learn about the other culture and new experience. I would like to meet new friends, join activities and share culture. I am so excited when I think that I will experience with Christmas, Halloween and other tradition while I am staying in United States. I chosen United States because it is my dream country. I think that I will be one of the family member, not just an exchange student but the real family member. I will follow the host family’s house rules and help with house chores. Thank you for reading all my story. I hope this information will help you a lot yo know me better. I hope this upcoming year in United States will give a lot of opportunities to learn and see new culture, new things and new experience, it will be my memorable year and keep in touch this relationship.

I am looking forward to seeing you.

Best regards,
Nitid

Student Essay Questions:

a) Why do you wish to become an exchange student and live with a host family?
Becoming an exchange student and staying with host family mean a lot too, because I have always wanted to go to United States in order to get some experiences in life and make new friends. I also get the experiences of being welcomed into the family which they have no idea who I am. Hopefully, I would be able to help them out by being a good and supportive son. I wish to join and share my year experience with them. Living in a country where I have never been and know some part about them take a lot of adjusting but I am willing to do it and represent Thailand.

b) What do you look forward to gaining, learning, and accomplishing on this program?
I have been looking forward to learn from going to the United States are being able to speak English out clearly with native speakers. Hopefully, I might be able to catch the American accent during the year because it is always my dream to be able to speak as American accent. I would like to get the experience in American high school, I wish I would be able to find some good friends that would help me accomplish my goals, I have set. I am looking forward to join school sports such as soccer and activities, it would be the great year for me.

c) What can you, as an exchange student, offer your host family, school, and community?
I would proudly tell my host family, school and community about my country, Thailand including the culture, people, foods and other things. Also, I could be a good help for basic chores in the house, I may take care of host brother or sisters while the host family is not at home. I am willing to learn about their culture, people, religion and everything related to the United states. Hopefully, I would be able to join in the school soccer team and play for them. I might not be an amazing soccer player but I would like to try it out.

d) What challenges do you anticipate as an exchange student and how do you plan to tackle them?
The problem I think I would have during the exchange could be the culture shock, the differences of cultures are the big thing that most of exchange students encounter during the year. I will deal with culture shock is try to understand their perspective and the culture of American. I will try my best to adapt to it as much as I can. Also, another big one is the accents, I have not spoke English with American people but I have spoke with foreigner because a lot of teachers and friends in my school are foreigner. I plan to deal with this problem by talking and learning with host family and friends.

 

NorthWest Student Exchange – www.nwse.com

 

Markus *from Germany
* Contact your NWSE Coordinator to view detailed student profiles.
Student ID: 3290
Exchange Term: Fall Semester
Gender: male
Age: 15
Grade in US: 11
Student Profile:Markus is a 15-year old boy from Germany who serves a captain of his soccer team and loves sports, music, photography, and spending time with his family and friends. He is very family-oriented, cherishes his close relationship with his parents and two younger siblings, and enjoys doing activities with them, including board games and trips. Markus is passionate about soccer, trains with his team twice a week, competes on weekends, and also plays soccer with his friends whenever he has a chance. He is a great fan of his region’s soccer team and often attends their games with his father. He also likes playing basketball, table tennis, and hiking. In the U.S. he would be excited to have the chance to explore baseball or American football. Markus loves listening to music, DJ-ing, as well as taking photos while rollerblading through his town. His interests include playing chess, surfing the internet, playing video games, watching TV, and rea! ding. Markus is described by adults who know him as a bright, caring, sociable and yet somewhat quiet young man who is well-liked by his peers and teachers. He is responsible, polite, inclusive, and a good team player with leadership qualities.Markus’s native language is German. He speaks good English and has been studying the language for seven years. Markus earns very good grades at school and has also studied Latin (four years). His favorite subjects at school include Math, English, and PE. In the future, he would like to become a social worker.

Markus lives with both of his parents and his younger sister and brother. His mother is a secretary and his father works as a physician. Markus does not have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Letter to Host Family:

Dear Host Family,

My name is Markus and I come from Germany. I’m a 14 year old student and I want to do a one-way-exchange to the United States of America. […]

Here in Germany I live with my parents and with my sister and brother . I am a very [family-oriented] person and I do lots of stuff together with my family (board games, trips, etc.). […]

We live directly in front of my school, which is sometimes very useful. I can sleep much longer than my classmates, because it takes me 30 seconds to arrive at school! My favorite subjects are PE, Maths and English. I don’t like the Latin lessons, but fortunately they will end in 2016.

In my free time I do very much sport and you can find me on the soccer pitch nearly every day. Soccer is my passion. This season I am the captain of our soccer team. We are training twice a week and have matches on the weekend. Together with my friends we play whenever we can. I am also a great fan of a famous soccer team called […]. My father and I try to get tickets as often as possible. When I’m not in the stadium I follow every match on radio or TV. When I come to the USA my [fan] scarf will accompany me for sure.

I also listen to music a lot and I especially like Electronic House Music. My favorite artist is Hardwell, a DJ from the Netherlands. In 2015 my best friend and I will go to a Hardwell concert in […]. I am already counting the days…

Another hobby of me is photography. When I am inline-skating through our village, I always look for exciting views, which I can take a photo of.

I am really looking forward to this exchange. Besides, I have never been to the USA before. I am very curious about the country and the people. It will be a great challenge for me and I know, that this will not be like a vacation for me. I am prepared to give my best in the new school and, of course, to fully integrate myself into your family. I hope, this will be one of the greatest experiences in my life.

My motivation for this exchange is, that I want to explore how people in a completely different country go trough their everyday life. I think it’s a very interesting experience to live in a different culture for a few months.

I want to thank you for reading this letter. It is great that you want to give me the chance to experience the American way of life and be part of your family.

Hoping to see you in Summer 2015!

Markus

Student Essay Questions:

a) Why do you wish to become an exchange student and live with a host family?
I want to become an exchange student, because I think it’s an amazing experience to live in a different country with a different culture, even if it’s only for a few months. This exchange will be a huge challenge, but I think that a challenge like this helps you to maturate and find out who you are. And I think, that the best way to go through this challenge is with a host family at your side, which helps you and is there for you, when you need somebody to talk. An other aspect is, that it is great to get to know some new people, especially when they are like a family to you.

b) What do you look forward to gaining, learning, and accomplishing on this program?
I think, I will learn very many things, which help me in my further life. One big example is the different language. In my opinion this exchange is a great possibility to improve my English skills. I also will have to show a big initiative I think, this challenge brings you further in getting independent. Next I will have to assimilate to get along with my new family, school and friends. I am very happy to get the chance to mature in all this resorts and I am willing to take this challenge and take the best out of it!

c) What can you, as an exchange student, offer your host family, school, and community?
I think, I am a very friendly and open person. I love to spend my time with my friends and family. To my host family, school and community I think I can offer myself as a new family member, class mate and friend. I like to learn as much as I can about different family or school habits. I am always interested in conversations or common activities. I am already looking forward to tell my host family and friends in the USA some things about life in Germany and show them who I am. Last but not least I have a good sense of humor, of which I hope my host family and friends will benefit from.

d) What challenges do you anticipate as an exchange student and how do you plan to tackle them?
One big challenge will be, of course, to assimilate into my new family and school. I want to master this exercise with being open for everything, showing initiative (participating in extracurriculars and clubs) and trying to find new friends. Another challenge might be home sickness, but I rather don’t think that this will be a major problem for me. And, of course, talking English all day will be something new for me. At German schools we are taught British English. I hope I won’t have difficulties with American English. But I think after a few days of permanent listening and speaking I will be used to this.

 

NorthWest Student Exchange – www.nwse.com

 

CCI Greenheart International Exchange Students

We have new International Exchange Students coming to your area this coming August and we are still looking for loving families to host them. We accept all kinds of families, kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, and so on. The main requirement is love, kindness and willingness to learn about your student’s culture while sharing your own.

We have a great group of students arriving in Oregon for the 2015-2016 school year. Our students are age 15-18 and have the appropriate visa, medical insurance as well as their own spending money. We have students from over 60 countries with a variety of interests, talents, and hobbies. We take pride in matching students with a family of like interests. Sometimes the commonality is as basic as curiosity in another language and culture. Hosting an exchange student proves to be a great promoter of diversity and diplomacy for our local communities. It is also an incredible opportunity to make the lifelong dream of an international teen come true, enrich the lives of your family and those in your community, and contribute in a significant way to global peace and understanding.

A few brief profiles are included below. We have more detailed information on each and many additional students waiting to hear about their American families. If there is a certain type of student you think would be a good match for your family please let me know.

You can obtain additional information on hosting or apply to be a host family at the following link: http://www.cci-exchange.com/usprograms/host.aspx

Anna from Germany (15, female)

Anna volunteers as a soccer coach for six-year old boys and helps with the kids department of the fire brigade in her home country of Germany. She loves playing guitar and will sometimes collaborate with her father and older brother on the drums. She plays soccer three times per week, and it’s very important to her. Horseback riding is also something that Anna loves – especially the Western style. Anna is a vegetarian but is ok if others in the family eat meat. She would prefer a family without dogs if possible.

Mai from Japan (15, female)

Mai from Japan has been playing piano for more than ten years. She calls it a hobby, but considering her love of music, it seems more like a passion. She also loves to sing Karaoke with her friends and family. Mai likes to help her mother in the kitchen to prepare traditional Japanese fair, like karaage (fried chicken), and yakisoba (fried noodle). Mai is well liked in school and was elected as class representative. She is described as friendly, polite, kind, caring, and considerate. She knows the fine art of Japanese calligraphy and has displayed her work at exhibitions.

Fernando from Brazil (16, male)

Fernando loves music. He plays in a band, drums and guitar. His other passion is to keep moving with sports. He is currently playing soccer for a state team “Bahia”. When not playing soccer, he is training with his basketball team, Fernando hopes to meet new friends in the US that want to play soccer and basketball with him.

Lihour from Cambodia (16, female)

Lihour loves to be outside, gardening and planting flowers and plants. She is also learning to cook and looks forward to cook with her American familng flowers and plants. She is also learning to cook and looks forward to cook with her American family. Lihour enjoys watching tv shows in English, to practice the language. Reading fiction and comedy books is a daily activity for Lihour. She likes anthing to read but horror stories.

Gonzalo from Spain (15, male)

One of Gonzalo’s favorite activities is playing paddle tennis. It is very similar to normal tennis, but the court is smaller and it has walls. He has practiced this sport since I was 8 years old. Gonzalo also loves skiing. It is his favorite sport and has done it since he was 3 years old. Gonzalo likes science fiction and fantasy books such as The Hunger Games or Harry Potter. He usually reads at night before going to bed.

Please contact Kristin Babby for additional information or with any questions you may have.

CCI Greenheart, a division of Greenheart International

Phone: 360-213-5132

kbabby@ccigreenheart.org

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Lancer Night at PK Park!

CHS Families and Staff,
Do you want to have some fun this Sunday night and support Churchill Athletics? Sunday is Lancer Night at PK Park!
Tickets are $10 and half of that will go back to the athletic group you designate or if you don’t have a specific athletic group, you can always designate that it goes to our general athletic fund which we use for scholarships and supporting our students who may need some financial help to participate. The best way to get a ticket is to contact your student’s coach. If you are not involved in CHS athletics, but still want to support our athletic program or just attend the game, you can contact Amanda Duffy for tickets at:
Acduffy@comcast.net 541-554-4576. Amanda can also answer any questions you might have.
Thanks everyone! See you at the ball game!
BJ

ACT Testing in September

The deadline to apply for ACT Testing in September is August 7.

Learn more about the ACT HERE.

Registration!

Believe it or not, school is right around the corner! We want to provide you with information that will lead to a successful start to the 2015-16 school year.

If your student will not attend Churchill HS this fall, please call 541-790-5108 as soon as possible.

Mandatory Registration

For 9th Grades: Thursday, August 20, 9AM-12PM. All students in 9th grade are expected to attend. This will be a combined orientation and registration day for Freshmen. Freshmen will have orientation, school tours, pay fees, get photo I.D. cards and take school photos, buy parking passes, receive bus info, turn in free/reduced meal forms, get lockers, and more!

For 10/11/12th Grades: Friday, August 21 (See schedule below). All students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades are expected to attend. Students will pay fees, get photo I.D. cards and take school photos, buy parking passes, receive bus info, turn in free/reduced meal forms, get lockers, and more.

Registration Schedule by Grade:

  • Seniors: 8:00AM
  • Juniors: 9:45AM
  • Sophomores: 11:30PM

If your student is out of town during their registration day, a family member may attend in her/his place. If absolutely no one can attend, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100 to discuss other arrangements.

Documents Needed for Registration:

Fee Sheet

Please complete the sheet and send it with your student, along with the appropriate amount of cash or check to match the sum of required fees and optional charges.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

In order to qualify for reduced fees (including school fees, sports, etc.), STUDENTS MUST PRESENT CURRENT DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THEIR FREE & REDUCED MEAL STATUS. ***If there is no documentation at registration night, students are required to pay in full.***

Health Center Registration Form (Español) – For incoming 9th Graders and New Students

Military Exclusion Form

If you already filled this out for your student in the past year(s), you should not submit this again. It is good for all four years.

Parking Contract

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES PARKED ANYWHERE ON THE CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT CHS PARKING HANG TAG (violators will be ticketed). Please be aware that students violating the parking contract and/or regulations may be ticketed, and may have parking privileges revoked at any time.

Volunteer Online Application

Parents and adults wanting to volunteer at CHS must apply online at: www.helpcounter.net/eugene

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jill Reents, reents_ji@4j.lane.edu or 541-790-5112.

We encourage all families to pay fees PRIOR to Sports and/or Back To School Registrations. Bring your pink fee receipt with you to Registration, and this will allow you to skip the finance station and proceed much more quickly. Finance Office hours are 9-3 daily, closed for lunch 12:00-1:00.

Beginning of School Dates

  • Ice Cream Social for Freshmen and New Students: Monday, September 1, 7:00PM
  • Regular Classes Begin for All Students: Late-Start Wednesday, September 9, 9:30AM. First Day for All Students. Students are encouraged to arrive early this first day. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, classes begin at 8:40 AM, and end at 3:30PM. On Wednesdays, our late start allows for staff development and planning; classes begin at 9:30AM, and end at 3:30PM.
  • Open House Night: Tuesday, September 29
  • College Preparedness Day (Testing Day): Wednesday, October 14
  • School Calendar of Events: Available on our website, www.chs.lane.edu

Churchill High School offers many opportunities of which we hope you and your student will take advantage. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 541-790-5100.

Go Lancers!

Fall Sports Registration

CHS FALL SPORTS DROP-IN Registration Night

Tuesday, August 11, 4:00-6:00PM (Registration ends promptly at 6PM)

WELCOME TO LANCER FALL SPORTS!

All students/parents wanting to participate in 2015-16 Fall Sports or Clubs must register Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4-6PM. Registration ends promptly at 6PM.

Contact the Finance Office to check for and pay any outstanding fees, 541-790-5107.

Registration Night Requirements:

1. All registration forms must be properly signed and completed (all forms are posted at www.chs.lane.edu/athletics).

2. All fees must be paid by August 11th, or a payment plan contract signed and approved, ***THIS INCLUDES “€œTRY-OUT”€ SPORTS.*** (Payments for sports requiring try-outs will not be processed right away. Following try-outs, any payment by a student making the team will be processed; payments by students not making the team will be returned. Please leave money orders blank.)

***Fees only may be paid early at the Churchill Finance Office, (August hours 9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM, M-Th), prior to Aug. 11th. (At this time, fees may be paid by check/cashier’€™s check or cash only.) All other registration paperwork cannot be processed early, and must be submitted by a parent at the Aug. 11th Registration Night.

3. Each student must have a current sports physical on file that is good through December 20, 2015. A physician will be available to perform physicals ($20 each) at Churchill on August 12, 4-6PM.

4. Each student must be covered by insurance, with a group policy number noted on the student’s Athletic Eligibility Form. Students are NOT eligible for practice or try-outs until insurance is secured with a policy number! School insurance policies are available, but may take up to two weeks to process. Call the office at 541-790-5100 for more information.

5. Each student must have passed at least four classes 3rd Trimester the previous school year to be eligible, and must be enrolled in and passing four classes in 2015-16 1st Trimester. Grades will be checked prior to practice starting. Read more about academic requirements in the OSAA 2015-16 Handbook.

6. FEE REDUCTION POLICY (Free & Reduced Meal Status): In order to qualify for the Sports/Club Fee Reduction at registration, STUDENTS MUST PRESENT CURRENT DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THEIR FREE & REDUCED MEAL STATUS. ***If there is no documentation at registration night, students are required to pay in full.***

  • APPLY ONLINE (Faster process!): You may complete an online Free & Reduced Meal Application at: https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp/default.aspx.
  • APPLY BY MAIL: Print and complete the Free & Reduced Application documents. REMEMBER! It takes up to ten days if applying by mail for Free & Reduced Meal status for documentation to be mailed home, so don’t delay!

See you Tuesday, August 11th, DROP-IN from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Cafeteria!
(CHS Finance Office will Be Closed Wednesday, August 12th, for sports processing.)

Questions? Call 541-790-5100

Go Lancers!!!

Churchill Student Published in Canvas Literary Journal

Josephine Christon’s story was chosen for publication in the Canvas Literary Journal out of submissions from students around the nation. She wrote the story for an assignment in Mrs. Swartz’s class in our IHS program. Josephine will be a Junior at Churchill this year.

http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/summer-2015-fiction/

Mangiare by Josephine Christon