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Weather: Schools Closed, Offices Open (12/16)

Friday, December 16, 2016 — All 4J schools are closed on Friday, December 16. School will resume for students after winter break.

Public works crews are still working to clear debris and restore power. Several schools are still running on backup power and many bus routes and sidewalks are impassable due to debris.

Offices are open. A decision about afternoon and evening activities will be made and announced before noon, based on updated conditions.

School days canceled due to weather will be made up on days added at the end of the school year.

More information for parents and students is at www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

More information for staff is at www.4j.lane.edu/weather/hazardousweatherstaffinfo. Many staff report to work on days when schools are closed due to hazardous weather.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Key Club

Key Club meets today during lunch in H8.

WISE

There will be a WISE meeting on Thursday at lunch in the STEM Conference room. All students are welcome.

Students

Are you interested in a career as a scientist, doctor, engineer or technologist?  Then you should come to the ASE summer internship information session at South Eugene High school in the library on Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm. ASE matches scientists, engineers and technology innovators with smart students like you for 8 week internships over the summer.  ASE is a great way to improve your college application, and students can get school credit and a $1,000 stipend!  More information is available at www.saturdayacademy.org/ASE.

Community Service Opportunity

Volunteers needed this Saturday at the Holiday Half Marathon, a benefit run for Ophelia’s Place. Go to: Pink Buffalo Racing Dot Com and click on Volunteer and then click on Holiday Half. Or email  PIPER@PinkBuffaloRacing.com.

Yearbook

Attention Seniors. Make your voice heard. Yearbook needs your votes for senior “Best of” categories.  Voting forms are in the front office and can be submitted to Mr. Squires, Room C5,asap.

NCU

A Northwest Christian University admissions representative will be here today at 12:45 in F39.

Savannah College of Art & Design

Are you interested in studying art or design in college? A representative from Savannah College of Art & Design will be making a short presentation in Mr. Eagen’s room today at lunch. She also happens to be a Churchill graduate.

Youth Advocacy Council

There will be a lunch meeting for health pathways Youth Advocacy Council members tomorrow during lunch in the front office conference room in F39. Lunch will be provided.

Members of BSU/LSU/APISU

Please meet all this week at lunch in the auditorium with Kevin to plan for your upcoming events.

Seniors

The last day to turn in Senior Pictures is this Friday, December 16th.

Sports

Today: Wrestling at Springfield Dual:  5pm weigh-ins No Early Release: Depart at 415pm

Friday: Girls  Bx  Host Summit:  515/7pm; No early release; Boys Bx at Summit:  Release at 11am/Depart at Noon; Swim at Thurston:  Release at 215/Depart at 235

Saturday: Wrestling at Canby:  Weigh-ins at 8am:  Load at 615am/Depart at 630am.

12/14 Delayed Schedule

Churchill High School is on a 2-hour delay schedule.

Stay tuned for more details. 4J School District may decide to cancel school depending on the changing weather conditions.

1st 11:40-12:15
Lunch 12:20-12:50
2nd 12:55-1:30
3rd 1:35-2:10
4th 2:15-2:50
5th 2:55-3:30

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Yearbook

Attention Seniors. Make your voice heard. Yearbook needs your votes for senior “Best of” categories.  Voting forms are in the front office and can be submitted to Mr. Squires, Room C5, asap.

NCU

A Northwest Christian University admissions representative will be here Wednesday, December 14th at 12:45 in F39.

Savannah College of Art & Design

Are you interested in studying art or design in college? A representative from Savannah College of Art & Design will be making a short presentation in Mr. Eagen’s room tomorrow at lunch. She also happens to be a Churchill graduate.

Youth Advocacy Council

There will be a lunch meeting for health pathways Youth Advocacy Council members today during lunch in the front office conference room  in F39. Lunch will be provided.

Members of BSU/LSU/APISU

Please meet all this week at lunch in the auditorium with Kevin to plan for your upcoming events.

Seniors

All senior pictures must be in before winter break. The last day to turn them in is this Friday, December 16th.

Beauty Club

Join us after school today in STEM 105 for Beauty Club.

Sports

Today: Girls Bx at Crescent Valley: 230 Release/3pm depart; Boys Bx host CV: 4/530/7pm  (Frosh boys released at 3pm)

Wednesday: Wrestling at Springfield Dual:  5pm weigh-ins No Early Release: Depart at 415pm

Friday: Girls  Bx  Host Summit:  515/7pm; No early release; Boys Bx at Summit:  Release at 11am/Depart at Noon; Swim at Thurston:  Release at 215/Depart at 235

Saturday: Wrestling at Canby:  Weigh-ins at 8am:  Load at 615am/Depart at 630am.

Students Prepare Experiment to Launch to Space Station

Students Prepare Experiment to Launch to Space Station

Microgravity experiment will be assembled today in consultation with scientists Selected student project from space science program at Arts & Technology Academy and Churchill High School will be conducted by astronauts on International Space Station

WHAT: Space Science Experiment Assembly / Videoconference with NanoRacks Scientists

WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2016, 2:30–3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Churchill High School—STEM Conference Room, 1850 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene

CONTACTS: Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, Churchill High School, 541-790-5100, Greg Borgerding, principal, Churchill High School, 541-790-5100, Linda O’Shea, principal, Arts & Technology Academy, 541-790-5700

Eugene middle and high school students have been aiming high. Now their work is about to launch. An experiment designed by local students soon will fly to the International Space Station in low earth orbit to be conducted by astronauts in microgravity. Today it will be assembled and prepared for launch.

The international Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) will send student-designed microgravity experiments to the International Space Station (ISS) on Mission 9, expected to launch in early 2017. An experiment designed by three Eugene students will be part of the payload. SSEP is undertaken by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE, ncesse.org) in partnership with NanoRacks, LLC.

The experiment, “SLIPS in microgravity,” was designed by a team of three students, Kobe Skidmore, Ray Newell and Garrett Price. The students, now in 9th grade at Churchill High School, designed the experiment when they were in 8th grade at Arts & Technology Academy.

The team members propose to test whether SLIPSthe world’s slipperiest substance, inspired by properties from the pitcher plant — has the same properties in a microgravity environment as it does on Earth. The SLIPS material makes a solid surface, once coated, so slippery that no liquid can touch the face of the solid. The student team hopes to determine whether the SLIPS material could lend itself to the future design and maintenance of space equipment.

Now, the Eugene students’ experiment is getting ready to head for orbit. This afternoon, the students will assemble their experiment during a videoconference with NanoRacks scientists. During the call, the NanoRacks staff will assist the student team and their science teacher from Arts & Technology Academy, Kathleen Taylor, in loading and packaging the mini-lab for shipping to NanoRacks in Houston in preparation for launch. The scientists will answer questions and provide detailed guidance for each step.

Eugene School District 4J’s Arts & Technology Academy and Churchill High School participated in the hands-on space science program last school year along with other schools in participating communities. Students worked to develop realistic proposals for miniature microgravity research. The SLIPS experiment came out on top among 152 proposals from more than 600 students at the two schools. It will join the Mission 9 payload along with student experiments from 20 other communities across the United States and Canada. Mission 9 is expected to launch in early 2017.

 

 

ABOUT THE SSEP PROGRAM, PARTICIPATING EUGENE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP, ssep.ncesse.org) is an immersive program that was launched in 2010 by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE). It gives typically 300+ students across participating communities the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). The program was created to promote student learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

SSEP is undertaken by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE, ncesse.org) in partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. This on-orbit educational research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks, LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.

Arts & Technology Academy is both a neighborhood middle school and a state model STEM Lab School. Arts & Technology Academy students participate in scientific inquiry and project-based learning in all content areas using the design process. Teachers integrate reading, writing, mathematics and science curriculum to support problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with real-world challenges. Student elective choices include visual and performing arts, engineering, architecture, robotics, rocketry, green architecture, manual craft art, culinary science and chemistry and medical forensics. Student experiences at Arts & Technology Academy result in strong academic growth that prepares them for high school success and the continuation of their STEM studies and interests at Churchill High School, which serves students from the same neighborhood and beyond.

Churchill High School is the only local high school to offer a full-scale pre-engineering program. Churchill offers a wide range of opportunities for students, including cutting-edge programs in STEM and career technical education (CTE), as well as an International Baccalaureate program through the Eugene International High School program co-located and integrated at Churchill. Students can explore or specialize in any one of five CTE academies: engineering, graphic design, health services, Rachel Carson environmental science program, and the West End Creative and Performing Arts Academy.

Arts & Technology Academy and Churchill High School have been able to bring the SSEP experience to students in their STEM-focused programs thanks to the generous support of many local companies and community members from the Eugene–Springfield area and beyond.

For more information about the participating schools, visit ata.4j.lane.edu or chs.4j.lane.edu or call 541-790-5700.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Savannah College of Art & Design

Are you interested in studying art or design in college? A representative from Savannah College of Art & Design will be making a short presentation in Mr. Eagen’s room on Wednesday at lunch. She also happens to be a Churchill graduate.

Youth Advocacy Council

There will be a lunch meeting for health pathways Youth Advocacy Council members tomorrow during lunch in the front office conference room  in F39. Lunch will be provided.

Creative Writing Contest

You’re exploring.  You’re creative.  You dig writing. Enter Churchill’s Creative Writing Contest this week! You can enter the Churchill Creative Writing Contest in one of three ways: –Poetry –Short story, or –Very short story. Pick up a flyer and entry form in the library.  All entries are due by this Thursday, December 15th.

Swimming

Both boys and girls swimming defeated Junction City last Friday.  Boys swimmers also defeated Cottage Grove. Way to go!

BSU/LSU/APISU

Please meet all this week at lunch in the auditorium with Kevin to plan for your upcoming events.

Schedules

Students and Staff —  Requested schedule changes continue to be made. Please check your schedules to make certain you are in the correct classes. Today is the last day to request a change. Please use the orange change form in the Counseling area to request any changes.  Teachers, please check your class list with the students in your room.

Penny Wars

Attention IHS Students! Eugene is incredibly food insecure, especially during this holiday season. Help support Food for Lane County by making donations during Penny Wars. There will be a prize for the winning grade level! Penny Wars ends December 16th so make sure you bring in your donations before winter break!

Football Players

If you are NOT involved in a Winter Sport, it is highly encouraged for you to join Winter Weight Training for Football. Winter Weights will be held today, Tuesday, and Thursday, and then will continue after Christmas break until the end of Winter Trimester on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays after school. If you have questions please contact Coach Robinson.

Seniors

All senior pictures must be in before winter break. The last day to turn them in is this Friday, December 16th.

Beauty Club

Join us after school tomorrow in STEM 105 for Beauty Club.

Sports

Tuesday: Girls Bx at  Crescent Valley:  230 Release/245 load/ 3pm depart; Boys Bx host CV:  4/530/7pm  (Frosh boys released at 3pm)

Wednesday: Wrestling at Springfield Dual:  5pm weigh-ins. (No Early Release:  Depart on one way bus at 415pm)

Friday: Girls  Bx  Host Summit:  515/7pm; No early release; Boys Bx at Summit:  Release at 11am/ Load at 1145am/ Depart at Noon; Swim at Thurston:  Release at 215/225 load/235 Depart

Saturday: Wrestling at Canby:  Weigh-ins at 8am:  Load at 615am/ Depart at 630am.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Santa Pancake Breakfast Cancelled

The pancake breakfast for tomorrow has been cancelled.

Wrestling

Good luck to the wrestlers in the Springfield tournament tomorrow.

Penny Wars

Attention IHS Students! Eugene is incredibly food insecure, especially during this holiday season. Help support Food for Lane County by making donations during Penny Wars. There will be a prize for the winning grade level! Penny Wars ends December 16th so make sure you bring in your donations before winter break!

Football Players

If you are NOT involved in a Winter Sport, it is highly encouraged for you to join Winter Weight Training for Football. Winter Weights will be held next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and then will continue after Christmas break until the end of Winter Trimester on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays after school. If you have questions please contact Coach Robinson.

Seniors

Do you need to have your LEAP interview? Do you need to complete a LEAP contract? Do you need a LEAP packet? Well, you’re in luck! Mary Beth will be in the Career Center for most of the day. Stop by and see her.

3D Makerspace is Back

Meet today after school in room 118 of the STEAM building to learn how to design 3D models and print them on the 3D printer. No experience required. Size restrictions apply.

Magic the Gathering

Join us today in F55 at lunch to play this interactive card game.

Churchill is Turning 50

Did you know Churchill is turning 50 next year? We are looking for student input for the birthday event! Please sign up in the front office.

Seniors

All senior pictures must be in before winter break. The last day to turn them in is Friday, December 16th.

Leadership

We have a winter dance tonight from 9:30-11 pm after the basketball game. Come enjoy a night full of great music and fun! Tickets are sold at the door.

Sports

Today: Swim at Cottage Grove: Release at 230/Depart at 250pm; Girls Basketball @ Dallas High School: Release at 230/Depart at 3pm; Boys Basketball vs. Dallas High School: 4/530/7pm (Frosh release at 3pm)

Saturday: Wrestling at Springfield Tournament: Weigh-ins at 7am: One way depart at 615am.

School-to-Career News 11/7

The Real World Series is Monday, Nov. 7th, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

All students are invited to bring their resumes and sign up for a mock interview with area employers and Work Source Lane. For those students entering the workforce after graduation, there will be a representative to talk about training to become a Certified Nurse Aid and a representative from Murphy Plywood will talk about careers available in the wood product industry for students with a high school diploma and more. There will also be raffles and snacks! See Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office located in the STEM building for more information.

Lane Community College Placement testing

Testing in reading, writing & math will be offered on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:45 a.m., STEM building
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:45 a.m., STEM building

Students must have an L-number and bring their photo ID. If you don’t have an L-number, please see Mary Beth in the School-to-Career office in the STEM building at least a week before coming to the testing. PLEASE study for this test. There is a free app that you can download on your PC or Mac computer or any smart phone. Go to www.accuplacer.org and click on Information for Students.

WISE

The Women in Science & Engineering club invites all students to attend the WISE Guest Speaker Series. The series is held at lunch in various locations about the school.
Thursday, November 10 – Kara Nell, UO graduate student, a runner up for the 2016 Science Slam will explain her winning science experiment. Kara has also been a committed member to the UO Women in Graduate Science group and a presenter at the WISE Symposium.

Thursday, November 17th — Kyla Martichuski UO Biology graduate and 2016 Fullbright US Student will talk about her upcoming research in breast cancer at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Center at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Thursday, December 1st — Charity Woodrum – NASA Intern and student of Astrophysics will talk about her experience at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Florida and her work capturing the finer data of gravitational waves.

Need a job? Learn to be a barista.

Work has never been so much fun! Eugene Barista School’s Barista Basics Classes are a fun and affordable way to gain job skills. Whether you want to work as a barista or many other types of jobs, the skills taught in these courses are ones that transfer to any work setting. Scholarships available.
Topics include: What customer service is and how to do it well, how to make espresso/non- espresso drinks, order taking and cashiering, and how to go about finding a job and interviewing. Instructor: Sue Harnly, Voted Eugene Weekly’s, Best Barista 2011, 2013 & runner up 2012.

Barista Basics Classes ($175)

  • November 14 & 16 Monday & Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm
  • December 5 & 7 Monday & Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm

To register: go to http://www.eugenebaristaschool.com/ or email: eugenebaristaschool@gmail.com or call/text: 541-954-5345.

School Choice Season is Coming

Come see what our schools offer!

In Eugene School District 4J, every school offers an excellent education for our students. Students may enroll in their neighborhood school at any time, or request enrollment in a different 4J school, provided there is a place available. Requests will be accepted in an order determined by lottery.

To be included in the lottery, 4J residents must apply between Tuesday, January 3 and Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Non-district residents must apply between Wednesday, March 1 and Saturday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our school and their school choice options!

Elementary School Showcase

Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–12 noon

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

  • One-stop opportunity to learn all about your school choice options: 
  • Learn about the school choice process (multiple information sessions offered)
  • Sign up for school visits 
  • Talk with representatives from every 4J elementary school

School Visitation Weeks

Monday, Jan. 23–Friday, Jan. 27

Tuesday, Feb. 21–Friday, Feb. 24

  • Visit your neighborhood school—and more!
  • Schools offer tours, open houses and more
  • Please phone ahead or check the schedule of each school’s activities

School Choice Information Meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7–8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (during the School Showcase)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7–8 p.m.

  • Get answers about the school choice process

Learn more:

www.4j.lane.edu/choice


Elección Escolar: ¡Entérate de lo que ofrecen nuestras escuelas!

En el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J, cada escuela ofrece una educación excelente para nuestros estudiantes. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en la escuela de su vecindad en cualquier momento, o escoger una escuela diferente si hay espacio disponible. La lotería anual de opción escolar determina el orden en el cual se otorgan los cupos disponibles.

Residentes del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud entre el martes, 3 de enero y el martes, 28 de febrero a las 5 p.m. Los residentes de fuera del distrito escolar deben completar una solicitud entre el miércoles, 1 de marzo y el sábado, 1 de abril a las 5 p.m.

Si usted tiene amigos o familiares que estén pensando en elegir una escuela, por favor, invitelos a conocer más sobre nuestra escuela y sus opciones de escuelas!

Exhibición de Escuelas Primarias 

sábado, 21 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 

  • Una gran oportunidad para enterarse acerca de sus opciones para elegir su escuela: 
  • Haga las preguntas que tenga sobre la elección escolar
 (varias presentaciones informativas serán ofrecidas) 
  • Apúntese para visitar las escuelas
  • Hable con los representantes de cada escuela primaria de 4J
  • Se proveerán intérpretes en español 

Las Escuelas Estarán Abiertas Para Visitas

lunes, 23 de enero al viernes, 27 de enero

martes, 21 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero

  • Visite la escuela de su vecindad—y mucho más!
  • Las escuelas tienen diferentes actividades y horarios de visita para los padres

  • Favor de ver el horario
 o llamar antes de visitar 
  • Para información en español llame al 541-790-7707

Reuniones informativas para el distrito escolar

martes, 17 de enero, 7–8 p.m.  

sábado, 21 de enero, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (durante la Exhibición de Escuelas Primarias)

jueves, 16 de febrero, 7–8 p.m.

Centro Educativo 4J, ubicado en el 200 N. Monroe St. en Eugene 

  • Información general acerca de las solicitudes y el proceso de inscripción

  • Se proveerán intérpretesen español

Ver más información en:

www.4j.lane.edu/choice/spanish

Weather: Schools Closed (Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

Due to icy road conditions, all 4J schools are closed on Thursday, December 8.

Most offices are open but may be delayed due to the weather. A decision about after-school and evening activities will be announced by noon.

School days canceled due to weather will be made up on days added at the end of the school year, so students don’t lose instruction time.

More information for parents and students is at www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

More information for staff is at www.4j.lane.edu/weather/hazardousweatherstaffinfo. Many staff report to work on days when schools are closed due to hazardous weather.