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Prevent Whooping Cough

Dear Churchill Families,

Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) continue to occur in our school community, with 6 confirmed cases this year. This is not a medical emergency, but measures should be taken to prevent further spread in our community.

The holiday season is a great time for our students to rest and recharge! It’s also a potential time of disease spread with lots of visiting and travel.

In order to stop pertussis from spreading, I encourage you to take the following precautions:

  • ANY cold-like symptoms could be the beginnings of pertussis, even if your student has had the pertussis vaccine. If your student has cold-like symptoms:
  • Avoid contact with babies (under 1 year), pregnant women, and people who live or work with babies or pregnant women.
  • Contact your doctor or seek medical care through an urgent care clinic and tell them you may have been exposed to pertussis.
  • Avoid travel if sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with sleeves, not hands, and practice 15 second hand washing.

This is also a great time to get yourself and your student up-to-date on their immunizations. Many pharmacies accept both OHP and private insurance and can give vaccinations during their regular business hours on a drop-in basis.

What is pertussis (whooping cough)?

Pertussis is a contagious respiratory infection caused by bacteria.

  • It begins with a runny nose, sneezing, low-grade fever and mild cough. The cough gradually becomes more severe.
  • After a week or two, the second stage of the illness begins, characterized by coughing spasms ending with a gasp or whoop as the patient tries to get air. Children have a particularly hard time catching their breath; adults may not whoop at all.
  • Sometimes the fits of coughing results in vomiting or broken ribs. This stage of the illness may last for up to 10 weeks.
  • Pertussis is particularly dangerous—even fatal—for infants who are too young to be fully immunized. It’s extremely important that everyone around infants get immunized to prevent the spread of whooping cough to vulnerable babies, even adults.

For more information on obtaining a pertussis vaccination call your health care provider or SAFENET (1-800-723-3638). For more information on pertussis in Oregon, visit healthoregon.org/imm. Also the CDC website, www.cdc.gov is very reliable; search for pertussis.

Best wishes for health over the holidays and in 2016!

 

Kim Roellig, RN

School Nurse

(541) 790-5237

roellig_k@4j.lane.edu

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bus Passes:

Bus Passes for January will be on sale today.

Dance Team:

Anyone interested in Dance Team is invited to come to the auditorium today at lunch for a meet and greet.

Drivers Ed:

Don’t foget to register for the Winter session of Driver Ed. The course begins January 6th and ends March 16th. Class is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Register before the class fills up at www.oregondrivertraining.com or call 541-342-4339.

Sports Happening Today:

  • 3:30pm, Swimming at Cottage Grove Release at 2:00pm
  • 4:00pm, Freshman Boys Basketball at Summit Release at 11:00am
  • 5:30pm, JV Boys Basketball at Summit Release at 11:00am
  • 5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball with South Eugene
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Girls Basketball with South Eugene
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball at Summit Release at 11:00am

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bus Passes:

Bus Passes for January will be on sale after school today, at lunch and after school tomorrow and Friday.

Latino Family Night:

Just a reminder that Latino Family Night is tonight at 6:00pm.

Dance Team:

Anyone interested in Dance Team is invited to come to the auditorium tomorrow at lunch for a meet and greet.

College and Career Center:

The College and Career Center question of the week: What is the first date the FAFSA can be turned in? Please put your name and answer on a piece of paper and turn into the College and Career Center answer jar, be the end of day today. Winner will be announced tomorrow The prize is a Dutch Brother gift card.

Leadership:

Leadership is selling candy canes all week long, by the planters. They are a dollar and have a happy holiday tag on them. This is a fundraiser for a winter dance. Do not eat in classrooms unless you ask your teacher.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bus Passes:

Bus Passes for January will be on sale after school today, at lunch and after school tomorrow and Friday.

Latino Family Night:

Just a reminder that Latino Family Night is tomorrow night at 6:00pm.

West End:

West End meeting at lunch today in the auditorium. Required for all “Little Shop” cast.

College and Career Center:

The College and Career Center question of the week:

What is the first date the FAFSA can be turned in? Please put your name and answer on a piece of paper and turn into the College and Career Center answer jar, be the end of day today. Winner will be announced Friday. The prize is a Dutch Brother gift card.

Family of United Souls for Peace and Love:

Everyone is invited to join Family of United Souls for Peace and Love during our weekly potluck lunch meeting in room J9 today. Everyone is welcome to eat whether or not you bring food.

Yearbook:

Senior quotes are due to Mrs. “K” in room B1 by January 8th. Advice is due the same day. Get your quote and advice in soon. See Mrs. “K” if you have questions.

All Students! If you want your name shortened in the yearbook, come see Mrs. “K” in room B1. Write it down and get it in ASAP!

Seniors:

Seniors, if you are applying for the 4JACT Sponsorship to Lane Community College, please ask your CTE teacher for a recommendation before you leave for winter break. If you don’t know who your CTE teacher is, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office.

College and Career Center:

Seniors, it’s almost time to fill out your financial aid application to apply for federal and state money for college. Some scholarships need the application tool. You can send the application in starting January 1st. That’s coming soon. Be prepared. See the Churchill High School website or talk to your counselor for more information.

Leadership:

Leadership is selling candy canes all week long, by the planters. They are a dollar and have a happy holiday tag on them. This is a fundraiser for a winter dance. Do not eat in classrooms unless you ask your teacher.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Family of United Souls for Peace and Love:

Everyone is invited to join Family of United Souls for Peace and Love during our weekly potluck lunch meeting in room J9 on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to eat whether or not you bring food.

APISU:

APISU club meeting today at lunch in the Japanese room.

Yearbook:

Senior quotes are due to Mrs. “K” in room B1 by January 8th. Advice is due the same day. Get your quote and advice in soon. See Mrs. “K” if you have questions.

All students! If you want your name shortened in the yearbook, come see Mrs. “K” in room B1. Write it down and get it in ASAP!

Seniors:

If you are applying for the 4JACT Sponsorship to Lane Community College, please ask your CTE teacher for a recommendation before you leave for winter break. If you don’t know who your CTE teacher is, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office.

College and Career Center:

Seniors, it’s almost time to fill out your financial aid application to apply for federal and state money for college. Some scholarships need the applilcation tool. You can send the application in starting January 1st. That’s coming soon. Be prepared. See the Churchill High School website or talk to your counselor for more information.

Leadership:

Leadership is selling candy canes all week long, by the planters. They are a dollar and have a happy holiday tag on them. This is a fundraiser for a winter dance. Do not eat in classrooms unless you ask your teacher.
If you are interested in learning more about the Young Men’s group lead by Tibor and Kemy Joseph, please come to room J9 today at 3:45pm. There will be food and games.

IHS:

Penny Wars 2015 is up and running! All proceeds go to youth education through the microloan organization, KIVA. The cart is available any time in the IHS office if you miss the inclass donation opportunities. This year the fundraiser runs through Friday, so makesure to show your support for IHS and help your class win.

Jingle Jamboree:

Come see our annual Jingle Jamboree tonight at 7:00pm in the auditorium. It’s a free show with performances by Churchill’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, The Downing Street Singers, The McCornack Choir and the Twin Oaks Choir. Come enjoy some delicous desserts with great music.

Sports Happening Today:

  • 4:00pm, Freshmen Boys Basketball with Thurston Release at 3:00pm
  • 5:30pm, JV Boys Basketball with Thurston
  • 5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball at Thurston
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Girls Basketball at Thurston
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball with Thurston

FAFSA Completion Workshops

Senior Families,

It’s almost time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for federal and state aid for college. The FAFSA can be sent as early as January 1, 2016. That’s right around the corner. Let us help you get ready.

Come to our FAFSA Completion Workshops for hands-on help filling out the FAFSA. We will have computers available.

  • Jan 11th, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Jan 14th, 3:30pm-8:00pm
  • Jan 20th, 3:30pm-8:00pm
  • Feb 3rd, 8:00am-11:00am
  • Feb 4th, 3:30pm-8:00pm

Monday, December 14, 2015

Please do not empty your soup, Ramen noodle or any other food leftovers into the drinking fountains. Just throw them in the garbage.

GSA:

Gender and Sexuality Alliance meets at lunch today in room F49 for a social meeting. Come join us.

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls Lacrosse is selling Krispy Kreme donuts out front after school! $1.00 for 1 or $12.00 a dozen.

College and Career Center:

Seniors, it’s almost time to fill out your financial aid application to apply for federal and state money for college. Some scholarships need the applilcation tool. You can send the application in starting January 1st. That’s coming soon. Be prepared. See the Churchill High School website or talk to your counselor for more information.

Leadership:

Leadership is selling candy canes all week long, by the planters. They are a dollar and have a happy holiday tag on them. This is a fundraiser for a winter dance. Do not eat in classrooms unless you ask your teacher.
If you are interested in learning more about the Young Men’s group lead by Tibor and Kemy Joseph, please come to room J9 tomorrow at 3:45pm. There will be food and games.

IHS:

Penny Wars 2015 is up and running! All proceeds go to youth education through the microloan organization, KIVA. The cart is available any time in the IHS office if you miss the in-class donation opportunities. This year the fundraiser runs through Friday, so makesure to show your support for IHS and help your class win. Come see our annual Jingle Jamberee tomorrow night at 7:00pm in the auditorium. It’s a free show with performances by Churchill’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, The Downing Street Singers, The McCornack Choir and the Twin Oaks Choir. Come enjoy some delicious desserts with great music.

Library:

The library kindly askes you to remember our rules: Please do not bring food into the library. Also, please do not talk on your cell phone in the library. Thank you for creating a great environment for study in our library.

College and Career Center:

An admissions representative from Grand Canyon University will be here today, at lunch in the College and Career Center. Grand Canyon University is a private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. Grab some lunch and join us. All students are invited to attend.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Please do not empty your soup, Ramen noodle or any other food leftovers into the drinking fountains. Just throw them in the garbage.

IHS:

Penny Wars 2015 is up and running! All proceeds go to youth education through the microloan organization, KIVA. The cart is available any time in the IHS office if you miss the in-class donation opportunities. This year the fundraiser runs through Friday, December 18th, so makesure to show your support for IHS and help your class win.

Jingle Jamboree:

Come see our annual Jingle Jamboree Tuesday night at 7:00pm in the auditorium. It’s a free show with performances by Churchill’s Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, The Downing Street Singers, The
McCornack Choir and the Twin Oaks Choir. Come enjoy some delicious desserts with great music.

Library:

The library kindly asks you to remember our rules: Please do not bring food into the library. Also, please do not talk on your cell phone in the library. Thank you for creating a great environment for study in our library.

College and Career Center:

If you are thinking about joining the military and want to explore alternative views on Military Recruiting practices, representatives from the Alternative Views on Military group will be here today at lunch in the College and Career Center. Your questions are welcome.

College and Career Center:

An admissions representative from Grand Canyon University will be here on Monday, at lunch in the College and Career Center. Grand Canyon University is a private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. Grab some lunch and join us. All students are invited to attend.

Sports Happening Today:

  • 4:30pm, Swimming at Cottage Grove Release at 2:45pm
  • 5:30pm, Frosh and JV Boys Basketball at Crescent Valley Release at 3:15pm
  • 5:30pm, JV Girls Basketball with Crescent Valley
  • 7:00pm, Varisty Girls Basketball with Crescent Valley
  • 7:00pm, Varsity Boys Basketball at Crescent Valley Release at 3:15pm

Donate to Churchill!

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In this giving time of year, we would like to remind you that Churchill has many programs which could benefit from your generosity. Please consider supporting Churchill with a direct donation. It’s simple! Just send a check to Churchill High school and designate the specific area you wish to support on the memo line. Credit card payments and recurring donations can be made through EEF.

As you consider donating, here is a list of areas at Churchill that could use your support.

  • Academic Pathways: Drama Pathway (West End CaPAA), Engineering Pathway, Rachel Carson Pathway, Graphic Design Pathway, Health Occupations Pathway
  • Subject Areas: Math, Language Arts, World Languages, Social Studies, Science, Engineering, Art, Music
  • Athletics
  • Staffing
  • Student Support (supplies, scholarships, College and Career Center, other)

All donations are tax deductible. Your generous giving keeps our already-amazing programs and students growing!

Here’s how you can give:

Write a check to Churchill High School. Indicate the area you wish to support on the memo line of your check. Mail your check to…

Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Go to www.eeflane.org and look for the “Donate Now!” button at the top of the page. From here you can make a one-time donation with a credit card, or set up a recurring donation.


En esta época de caridad, nos gustaría recordarle que Churchill tiene muchos programas que se beneficiaría de su generosidad. Por favor considere apoyar Churchill con una donación directa. ¡Es sencillo! Solamente tiene que enviar su donación especificando a Churchill y designar el área específica que desea apoyar.  También se puede contribuir o autorizar una colaboración mensual a través de su tarjeta de crédito vía la Fundación Educacional de Eugene (Eugene Education Foundation – EEF). Si esta considerando contribuir, aquí se le ofrece una lista de áreas o programas en Churchill que necesitan de su apoyo:

  • Caminos Académicos, como: Drama/Teatro (West End CaPAA), el camino de Ingeniera, Camino de Rachel Carson, Diseño Grafico, Profesiones Medico y de Salud.
  • Materias: Matemática, Artes y Letras, Idiomas del Mundo, Ciencias Sociales, Ciencias, Ingeniera, Arte y Música.
  • Deportes
  • La facultad
  • Apoyo estudiantil (útiles, becas, el centro de carrera y caminos universitarios y más).

Todas las donaciones son deducibles de los impuesto. Su generosidad nos ayuda a mantener creciendo a nuestros valiosos programas y estudiantes.

Como puede apoyar:

Colabore directamente a CHS con cheque e indique a cual programa quisiera apoyar con su contribución. Puede enviar el cheque a:

Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Si desea donar a través de la Fundación de Educacional de Eugene (EFF), visite la pagina www.eeflane.org y busque el titulo “Donate Now!” en la parte superior de la pagina. Con esta función usted puede hacer su donación con una tarjeta de crédito o autorizar una contribución mensual.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Schedules:

All schedule changes must be complete today. If you need a schedule change, please run off your schedule, write the change on the schedule and put it in the box at Julie’s desk.

Girls Tennis:

Any girls interested in playing tennis this year, there will be a meeting today after school in the Library.

College and Career Center:

If you are thinking about joining the military and want to explore alternative views on Military Recruiting practices, representatives from the Alternative Views on Military group will be here tomorrow at lunch in the College and Career Center. Your questions are welcome.

College and Career Center:

An admissions representative from Grand Canyon University will be here on Monday, at lunch in the College and Career Center. Grand Canyon University is a private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. Grab some lunch and join us. All students are invited to attend.

Library:

Remember, every single textbook needs to be returned or renewed whether or not you are staying in the class, otherwise a $5.00 late fee per book will be charged starting Tuesday, December 15th.