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G’Lancer, 6/18 (summer edition)

A new G’Lancer is posted under News > E-Newsletters or click HERE! Please take the time to read through the newsletter for important announcements and details about school and community events.

The G’Lancer is published at the beginning of each term, plus our special back-to-school issue in August and summer issue in June. Please remember to check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedules and check our news feed frequently for timely announcements.

Graduation at a G’Lance, 6/17

Churchill Graduates and Families,

Congratulations! We are so proud of all of you for your great accomplishments. We have just a few final announcements.

Graduation Pictures from Lifetouch

You can order your student’s graduation photos at events.lifetouch.com.

  1. Click on “FIND YOUR EVENT”
  2. Next to “Select Event Type:” select “Graduations”
  3. Select Oregon for the state
  4. In the “School or Organization Keyword:” textbox, type in “Churchill”
  5. Click “FIND.”
  6. Select “Winston Churchill High School Commencement 2018”

Photos will be uploaded by June 22. Sign up now to receive an email when the pictures are ready to view.

Diploma Pick Up June 25

Diplomas will be available to pick up starting on June 25. Diplomas will be held until all library books are turned in and gowns provided by Churchill are returned. If you have lost a book or your gown, come talk to us and we’ll work it out.

Donating or Returning your Gown

You may turn in or donate your gown at the front office when you come to pick up your diploma. Gowns borrowed from Churchill or purchased by Churchill are due back to the school before you pick up your diploma. The cap and tassel are yours to keep.

Technology Notice

Once you graduate, your 4J email, 4J Google drive, and 4J Files1 are no longer accessible. Copy any data you wish to keep to an external drive or to your personal Google drive before you go.

If you are using your 4J email for your Naviance account, you must change it to a personal email to avoid losing access to Naviance.

Requesting Final Transcripts

If you have not already requested your final transcript, do so now!!

It is your responsibility to find out if your school requires a final transcript. Typically community colleges do not require a final transcript. Should the community college you will be attending want one, please find out what office needs the transcript. Typically they want a paper copy. You can email Sheree at houck_s@4j.lane.edu before June 20th or the CHS Registrar, Trisha Jackson, jackson_tr@4j.lane.edu after June 20th if you need a paper copy. In your email include the name of the college and the office at the college you want the transcript sent to.

As soon as your graduation date is posted, approximately June 22nd, we will begin sending final transcripts. If the request is not in by June 21st, we cannot guarantee your transcript will arrive at your college/university by their due date.

To request your final transcript:

  1. Log into your Naviance account. Your username is probably the email address you check. If you are getting emails from me and Mary Beth at a certain email address, that’s the one you used as your username. If you don’t know your password, use the “I forgot my password” function
  2. Click on “colleges I’m applying to”
  3. Click on the pencil icon next to the college to which you need your final transcript to be sent
  4. Under the name of the college you will be attending, change the result to “accepted”
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Update Applications”
  6. On the same page, scroll up a bit and click on “transcripts”
  7. Under “transcripts” click on “Request transcripts for my college applications”
  8. You will see Request Final Transcripts and the name of the college you will attend. Click on the button next to the college’s name
  9. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “request transcripts”

Download these directions here.

There are circumstances where you might not be able to complete steps 8 and 9. If that is the case, email Sheree to correct the problem.

School Schedule for Next Year

School Schedule Changing Next Year

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools to provide enough instruction time for students, fair and equal learning time at all schools, and consistent schedules for families.

The standard schedules now have been decided, after input from families and staff this spring.

Next year the high school schedule will be 8:30–3:30 Monday through Thursday, and 8:30–2:30 on Fridays, to provide time for staff collaboration and professional development. (Our current schedule is 8:40–3:30, and 9:30–3:30 on Wednesdays.)

We know changes in school schedules mean changes for your family schedules. We hope that having this information now, before the end of the school year, will help you plan ahead.

For more information, see www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/standard-school-schedules.


El Horario Escolar Cambiará el Año que Viene 

El Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J está cambiando su calendario y horario a unos más consistentes y estándar en todas las escuelas para proporcionar a los estudiantes suficiente tiempo de instrucción, tiempo de aprendizaje equitativo y equivalente en todas las escuelas, y horarios consistentes para las familias.

El distrito escolar ha decidido los horarios estándar, después de considerar los comentarios de las familias y el personal esta primavera.

El próximo año nuestro horario para las escuelas preparatorias será 8:30–3:30 de lunes a jueves, y 8:30–2:30 el viernes, para proveer tiempo para la colaboración y el desarrollo profesional de los maestros. (Nuestro horario actual es 8:40–3:30, y 9:30–3:30 el miércoles.)

Sabemos que los cambios en los horarios escolares significan cambios para los horarios de su familia. Esperamos que el tener esta información ahora, antes del fin de año, le ayudará a planificar para el futuro.

Para obtener más información, visite www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/standard-school-schedules.

Parent Update, 6/11

Graduation at a G’Lance, 6/10

Churchill Graduating Students and Families,

Graduation is this Tuesday! Check the graduation webpage for continuing updates through the end of June at www.chs.lane.edu/graduation. We are redesigning our website. Starting in July you can find us at www.chs.4j.lane.edu.

Graduation Day Detailed Schedule

Remember, graduation rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates who want to participate in graduation. Students who do not attend the rehearsal and have not made prior arrangements will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

You can download the Grad Day Student Agenda HERE. It includes all graduation-day events and details of what to expect at rehearsal.

Diploma Pick Up June 25

Diplomas will be available to pick up starting on June 25. Diplomas will be held until all library books are turned in and gowns provided by Churchill are returned.

Technology Notice

Once you graduate, your 4J email, 4J Google drive, and 4J Files1 are no longer accessible. Copy any data you wish to keep to an external drive or to your personal Google drive before you go.

If you are using your 4J email for your Naviance account, you must change it to a personal email to avoid losing access to Naviance.

Unreserved Tickets are Sold Out

All students will be able to pick up their 6 reserved tickets, but additional unreserved tickets are no longer available. If you have already picked up tickets that you know you will not use, please return your extra tickets to the office, so we can distribute them to students who will use them.

Any unclaimed reserved tickets will be made available at graduation rehearsal on the morning of June 12. First priority will be given to students who have not received any tickets, then to students who received only their six reserved tickets, and finally to students who have already picked up more than their six reserved tickets.

Donating or Returning your Gown

Two blue bins will be available at the Hult Center after graduation for students to return or donate their gowns. You may also turn in or donate your gown at the graduation party, or at the front office when you come to pick up your diploma.

Gowns borrowed from Churchill or purchased by Churchill are due back to the school before you pick up your diploma. The cap and tassel are yours to keep.

Rules for Cap Decorations and How to Wear Your Cap and Gown

Churchill allows graduates to express themselves by decorating their caps for graduation. All cap decorations must be school-appropriate and 2-dimensional. Nothing should stick up on top or hang down below the mortarboard. The mortarboard should be parallel to the ground.

Graduation gowns must be worn correctly, with fronts fully zipped over school-appropriate clothing. Administrators may check under gowns if they suspect inappropriate dress or items that do not belong on the graduation stage, such as noisemakers, beach balls, or other props.

Honor cords, stoles, medals, and pins are provided through the school or district and must be approved by the school administration. Culturally-significant regalia is permitted. Culturally-significant regalia includes ceremonial accessories or attire that are significant to the graduate’s culture as a whole and appropriate to the culture’s traditional rites of passage. This does not include items that are of personal significance to the graduate. School-appropriate jewelry and items of personal significance may be worn in a way that does not detract from the uniform appearance of the cap and gown.

Example pictures of appropriate and inappropriate graduation dress and cap decorations are included in the Graduation Information Night Presentation on the Graduation webpage.

The Graduation Checklist

The Graduation Checklist is updated every Friday and posted on the graduation website at www.chs.lane.edu/graduation and in the front office, or click HERE.

June 12, Graduation Day

7:30 am: Senior Breakfast at Eugene Faith Center

9:30 am: Graduation Rehearsal** at the Hult Center

11 am: Graduation Performer Rehearsal at the Hult Center

6 pm: Class Cap and Gown Photo at the Hult Center

7 pm: Graduation Ceremony at the Hult Center Silva Hall (Churchill Band and graduates will provide prelude music. Arrive early, by 6:45, to hear them all.)

11 pm: Graduation Party! at the University of Oregon Recreation Center

IHS events in blue. | *Lunch times: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 12:30-1:00; Wed 12:50-1:20 | **Mandatory
The Graduation Party is a community-sponsored event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers of the event.

Jill Reents
Secretary, Graduation Coordinator
reents_ji@4j.lane.edu

West End CAPAA Awards, 6/11

The first annual West End CAPAA Awards are on Monday, June 11, from 7 to 8:30 PM. Awards will be handed out to personnel of theatre, band, and choir. This Oscar-themed auditorium event will hold entertainment, a photobooth, and lots of awards!

Parent Update, 6/4

Graduation at a G’Lance, 6/3

Churchill Graduating Students and Families,

Don’t forget to check our website for the most current graduation information at www.chs.lane.edu/graduation.

Diploma Pickup

Diplomas will be available for pickup on June 25. Graduates must turn in all library books before they can receive their diploma. Gowns borrowed from Churchill or purchased by Churchill are due back to the school before you pick up your diploma.

Technology Notice

Once you graduate, or otherwise leave 4J, your 4J email, 4J Google drive, and 4J Files1 are no longer accessible. Copy any data you wish to keep to an external drive or to your personal Google drive before you go.

If you are using your 4J email for your Naviance account, you must change it to a personal email to avoid losing access to Naviance.

Unreserved Tickets are Sold Out

All students will be able to pick up their 6 reserved tickets, but additional unreserved tickets are no longer available. If you have already picked up tickets that you know you will not use, please return your extra tickets to the office, so we can distribute them to students who will use them.

Any unclaimed reserved tickets will be made available at graduation rehearsal on the morning of June 12. First priority will be given to students who have not received any tickets, then to students who received only their six reserved tickets, and finally to students who have already picked up more than their six reserved tickets.

  • You must be cleared to graduate. Make sure you are cleared on the checklist (check marks in every column) before picking up your tickets.
  • Tickets are free.
  • Distribution is in my office during student lunch only. (Call or email me if you cannot come during student lunch.)
  • Six tickets will be reserved for each graduating student. Two in the orchestra section, and the remaining four in the orchestra or mezzanine as available. Additional tickets are sold out.
  • The Hult Center requires a ticket for every person who enters the concert hall, including infants.
  • Any tickets remaining in the pool of reserved tickets will be released for distribution at graduation rehearsal and in the Hult Center lobby half an hour before the ceremony begins.

Seating and Walking Partners

Seating Sign Up Closed June 1.  Submitted slips will be drawn and seating will be assigned at random. Exceptions: Performers and their walking partners will be seated in the front row or where they can easily access the front of the stage. Special accommodations will be made where appropriate.

Senior Wall

Sheree and the volunteers in the College and Career Center have put up a spectacular display in the Student Lounge, showing what our graduates are doing next year. Thank you for completing the Graduation Survey to help us put this information together. Click here for pictures.

The Graduation Checklist

The Graduation Checklist is updated every Friday and posted on the graduation website at www.chs.lane.edu/graduation and in the front office, or click HERE.

How to Use the Checklist

To protect student privacy, the checklist is published with student numbers, rather than names. You can find your student number on your most recent report card. In ParentVUE or StudentVUE, go to the Report Card tab and click the link that says “Click here to view report card […].”

A check mark means that your requirements for that column are complete. Incomplete requirements will have a note indicating who can help you finalize that requirement.

Cap and Gown Pick Up

Pre-ordered caps and gowns were distributed on May 22. If you have not received your cap and gown, please pick them up in the Front Office. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please contact Miners Graduate Services immediately at 541-689-4588 or info@minersgrad.com to place your order.

Borrowed Caps and Gowns

If Churchill is providing your gown, it is ready to pick up in the Front Office. Gowns borrowed from Churchill or purchased by Churchill are due back to the school before you pick up your diploma.

Rules for Cap Decorations and How to Wear Your Cap and Gown

Churchill allows graduates to express themselves by decorating their caps for graduation. All cap decorations must be school-appropriate and 2-dimensional. Nothing should stick up on top or hang down below the mortarboard. The mortarboard should be parallel to the ground.

Graduation gowns must be worn correctly, with fronts fully zipped over school-appropriate clothing. Administrators may check under gowns if they suspect inappropriate dress or items that do not belong on the graduation stage, such as noisemakers, beach balls, or other props.

Honor cords, stoles, medals, and pins are provided through the school or district and must be approved by the school administration. Culturally-significant regalia is permitted. Culturally-significant regalia includes ceremonial accessories or attire that are significant to the graduate’s culture as a whole and appropriate to the culture’s traditional rites of passage. This does not include items that are of personal significance to the graduate. School-appropriate jewelry and items of personal significance may be worn in a way that does not detract from the uniform appearance of the cap and gown.

Example pictures of appropriate and inappropriate graduation dress and cap decorations are included in the Graduation Information Night Presentation on the Graduation webpage.

Upcoming Events

June

1–11, Lunch*: Senior Breakfast Ticket Sales in the Student Lounge
1–11, Lunch*: Graduation Ticket Distribution in the Front Office
5/14–6/6: IHS Graduation Ticket Distribution in the IHS Office
1: Senior Assembly
4, 8:30am–12pm: IHS Grad. Rehearsal & Farewell Assembly at SEHS Auditorium
7: Last Day for Seniors
7, 7 pm: IHS Graduation at the Hult Center

June 12, Graduation Day

7:30 am: Senior Breakfast at Eugene Faith Center
9:30 am: Graduation Rehearsal** at the Hult Center
11 am: Graduation Performer Rehearsal at the Hult Center
6 pm: Class Cap and Gown Photo at the Hult Center
7 pm: Graduation Ceremony at the Hult Center Silva Hall
11 pm: Graduation Party! at the University of Oregon Recreation Center

IHS events in blue. | *Lunch times: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 12:30-1:00; Wed 12:50-1:20 | **Mandatory
The Graduation Party is a community-sponsored event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers of the event.

Jill Reents
Secretary, Graduation Coordinator
reents_ji@4j.lane.edu

Parent Update, 5/28

Class Elections Voting

Welcome to Class Elections 2018!

Freshmen: No contested positions.

Sophomores: Vote here for your junior class president!

Juniors: No contested positions.