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5/21 LCC Reading/Writing Placement Tests

Lane CC placement testing for Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills will be Wednesday, May 21, at 7:45 a.m., in the Red Computer Lab. Seniors and juniors who are interested in attending Lane CC must have an “L” number prior to registration. Seating is limited, so sign up in the College & Career Readiness Center.

  • It is HIGHLY suggested that students study for the test. See the Churchill website for study links under Students – More – Accuplacer.

Sophomores and juniors can apply now for Work Study positions that will begin in the fall. Students must have a minimum 2.0 gpa and limited unexcused absences. Call 541-790-5262 or see Mary Beth in the STEM Building Office for details or go to the WorkStudy web page at: http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html

Attend Business Week this summer! Spend a week at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University or the University of Portland and earn college credit in business. Business Week 2014: Building the Next Generation of Business Leaders is sponsored by Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW), a consortium of universities and private businesses. Business Week is designed for high school students with an interest in career preparation, leadership development, business, and college exposure. Students completing any YEBW program have the opportunity to earn college credit through Oregon State University. See Mary Beth in School-to-Careers in the STEM Building office or go to www.yebw.org. Scholarships available. This could be a great LEAP for some juniors!

Program Benefits

  • College Credit
  • Business Fundamentals. Gain exposure to an array of career paths, network with business leaders and entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to successfully develop and operate a business.
  • Financial Literacy. Expand understanding of financial and business terminology and concepts, analyze cash flow and credit, and examine P&L statements, and balance sheets.
  • Leadership. Deepen understanding of personal growth and teamwork objectives, goal setting fundamentals, time management skills, and business ethics.
  • Communication. Enhance interpersonal and networking capabilities, confidence in public speaking, and presentation skills.

Work Study Positions Open

Many Work Study positions are open for qualifying sophomores and juniors. Bring your resume to Mary Beth in the STEM Building office. Work at local schools, get paid, and get class credit! Must meet minimum requirements and commit to working the 2014-2015 school year. Must have 2.0 gpa or better and limited unexcused absences. Call 541-790-5262 or see Mary Beth in School-to-Careers, STEM Building Office, for details or go to the Work Study web page at:

http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html

Open Work Study Positions

Many Work Study Positions are still open !!! Juniors and seniors with a 2.0 gpa or better and limited unexcused absences are eligible to apply for Work Study positions. Call 541-790-5262 or see Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers, STEM Building Office, for details or go to the Work Study web page at:

http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html

NOW IS THE TIME — Don’t wait!

Work, get paid and get class credit!

Accepting applications for Work Study Positions—juniors and seniors with a 2.0 gpa or better and limited unexcused absences are eligible to apply for Work Study positions. These positions begin in the fall but interviews are scheduled in May and June. Call 541-790-5262 or see Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers, STEM Building Office, for details or go to the Work Study web page at:

http://staff.4j.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html

NOW IS THE TIME—Don’t wait!

Work Study Positions & Summer Career Exploration

Accepting applications for Work Study Positions—Sophomores and juniors with a 2.0 gpa or better and limited unexcused absences are eligible to apply for Work Study positions. These positions begin in the fall but interviews are scheduled in May and June. See Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office, room C-2 for details or go to the Work Study web page at:

http://gwen.chs.lane.edu/~elam_m/School_to_Careers/Work_Study.html

NOW IS THE TIME—Don’t wait until summer to find a summer job! Come to the School-to-Careers office and learn how to job-hunt.

Summer Career Exploration Opportunities

SESY—Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth is a summer program for high school girls and minorities at Oregon State University that introduces the students with an aptitude for math and science to engineering fields and to encourage them to consider careers in engineering. Applications are due May 20 th . $200 fee includes room and board and full and partial scholarships are available. See Mary Beth in School-to-Careers or contact Skip Rochefort at OSU 541-737-2408.

FLAME Fire Camp for Young Women (Female Leadership Academy & Mentoring Experience) June 17-21, The Eugene Fire & EMS departments host a free fire camp for young women ages 14-19. Build leadership and team skills, instill confidence in young women and provide an opportunity to try firefighting through hands-on training. Applications are available in the School-to-Careers office. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31 st.

Teen Volunteers Needed—Eugene Safety Town, a child accident prevention program for entering kindergarteners needs teen volunteers as camp counselors. Help kinders be safe and have fun! Applications are available in the School-to-Careers office. Deadline to apply is June 1 st . Camp takes place July 15 th–26 th.

Summer Architecture Academy—Workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and field trips complement daily design studios. All takes place at the University of Oregon. College credit is available. Pick up an application at the School-to-Careers office in room C-2 or go to architecture.uoregon.edu/summeracademy and print out an application.

Paid Summer Engineering Internships

Four Churchill students have received interview status for a paid summer engineering internship with OBEC Consulting Engineers, one of our major STEM partners. The interviewees are:

Simon Batenhorst
Kayla Bundy
Wyatt Dean
Lindy Myers

The interview is the second step in the company’s competitive, multi-school (including college) hiring process. Only one student will be chosen and we hope it is one of our own. Please congratulate these students for achieving the interview status.

Career Exploration, Education, & Job Seeking

For more information on how to get students involved in career exploration, career education or job seeking aids, please contact Mary Beth Hepp-Elam, School-to-Careers, 541-790-5113.

Summer Jobs!

NOW IS THE TIME—Don’t wait until summer to find a summer job! Come to the School-to-Career office and learn how to job-hunt.

4/5 Eugene Fire & EMS Career Day

Eugene Fire & EMS Career Day is Friday, April 5 — Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter? Are you interested in a career in emergency medicine? During this all day event students will see a live burn; learn the job duties of a firefighter and paramedic; see emergency equipment demonstrations; and talk to potential employers and college representatives who specialize in Fire & EMS Careers. Must be at least 15 years old. Permission slips required. See Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office for forms and more information. Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 22.

Churchill volunteers at KMS — Applications are available at the School-to-Careers office in room C-2 for students wishing to complete their community service hours at Kennedy Middle School.

WISE Symposium 2013

WISE Symposium 2013 — is coming to Churchill Wednesday, February 13, 3:15 – 5:45 p.m. All Churchill girls are invited to the Women In Science and Engineering Symposium. Experience a standing sound wave demonstration, engineer a new shoe, try cool new experiments, and win door prizes. Meet with area professionals in science, math, engineering, and architecture. Explore possibilities in non-traditional careers for women. Registration for Churchill girls begins online February 1, 2013. See Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers Center for more details.

WISE Parent Volunteers Needed! We need WISE parents to help man the check-in desk at the WISE Symposium and other related duties. Please call Mary Beth in the School-to-Careers office to volunteer. 541-790-5113.

Lane Community College Hands-On Careers Day is Friday, Feb. 15, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. All students will need an L# and must register for BOTH Session 1 and Session 2 . Space is limited to 30 Churchill students, scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration begins at lunch on Monday, January 28, in the computer lab.

Churchill volunteers at KMS — Applications are available at the School-to-Careers office in room C-2 for students wishing to complete their community service hours at Kennedy Middle School.