CHS Family Bulletin

January 7th, 2019

Enjoying the Break

I sincerely hope that you are having a wonderful break. I have been enjoying my time with my family and staying away from school as much as possible. Being that I am a 12 month employee I had to come in for a few days, but I also plan to use some vacation time to get away and go visit family in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. That begins tomorrow. This will be the last Bulletin until January 14th. I hope you are resting and reading this at the end of the break and not in the middle.

I have been reminded recently in several instances that we constantly need to be graceful with others and with ourselves. We all deserve personal freedom from beliefs and agreements that we have made with ourselves and others that are creating limitation and unhappiness in our lives. It reminds me of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

  1. "Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love..."
  2. "Don't make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life..."
  3. "Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering..."
  4. "Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.



In The Know

Eugene International High School - will be holding information meetings in January for parents and students interested in enrollment for the 2019/2020 school year. Eugene IHS is an all-lottery school and since the deadline for the 4J lottery has been moved up to January 31st. It is important to us that you have this information.

Are you curious about global events? Do you enjoy considering different perspectives on world issues? Do you want to make a difference in your local and global community?

You might be interested in Eugene International High School! Eugene IHS is an award-winning alternative high school in international studies for students in grades 9-12. Located at Churchill, Sheldon and South Eugene, the school is open via district lottery to any student who wishes to attend. If you are curious about the world and want to be part of a close-knit community of learners in a unique environment that is both challenging and supportive, we hope you will consider Eugene IHS as your high school choice.

Admission into Eugene IHS is through the 4J District lottery process; all students must fill out an online 4J School Choice Lottery Application. 4J School Choice Lottery Applications for 2019-20 will be available in January. Go to the 4J District School Choice web page for school choice deadlines and applications:

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2019-2020 School Year:
January 1........ Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for in-district students
January 31...... Deadline to submit in-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications

March 1 Online application period for 4J School Choice Lottery opens for out-of-district students
April 1 Deadline to submit out-of-district 4J School Choice Lottery Applications

Immersion students will be enrolled in Eugene IHS without the lottery process because they entered immersion through the lottery in elementary or middle school. However, immersion students do need to submit the Eugene IHS Enrollment Form to the Eugene IHS office at South or Sheldon by the January 31st deadline. This form will be included in a special mailing to immersion families.

Interested Parents and Students:
Please come to one of the special information nights listed below to hear more about Eugene International High School and enrollment information.

South region

  • Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 pm, South Eugene cafeteria (includes French Immersion break-out session)
  • Thursday, January 17, 6:30 pm in the South Eugene cafeteria (joint session with South; 6:30-7:30 Eugene IHS information, 7:30-8:30 South information)

Sheldon region

  • Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall C9 (includes Spanish Immersion break-out session)
  • Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm, Sheldon lecture hall C9

Churchill region

  • Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm, Churchill cafeteria
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Churchill Winter Video Assembly

Our leadership group proposed a new format to our winter assembly and it went off without a hitch and was received famously across campus for its originality and ingenuity. I am happy to share the video below.

Looking Forward

12/24–1/5 ❄❅❆⛄ WINTER BREAK ❅❄

Monday, 1/7 — NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)

Tuesday, 1/8 — CLASSES RESUME

Wednesday, 1/9

Fire Drill (4th period)

Thursday, 1/10


Friday, 1/11


Next Week...


1/15, 10:00 am — School Choice Tour

1/15, 16, 4:00 pm — FAFSA Workshop

1/16, 6:30 pm — Lancer Pageant Parent Meeting*

1/16, 7:00 pm — School Choice: IHS at Churchill 8th Grade Night

1/17, 10:00 am — School Choice Presentation

1/17, 5:30 pm — Grad Party Planning Meeting*

1/18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly

*Community-sponsored event. Churchill High School and Eugene School District 4J do not provide financial, administrative, or clerical support for this event. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers of the event.


Thank you to Lisa Christon and her many helpers who hosted the end of the week Cookie-Palooza for staff. We gathered in the afternoon to enjoy some holiday cheer and fun activity. It was a wonderful event with lots of frivolity and laughter. Having a generous display of sweets and hot chocolate was a very welcome addition. We all stuffed our faces and there was plenty left over to share and take home. Thank you for your kind support and thoughtful organization.

Congratulations to all of the students who have been nominated for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Future First Citizen award. Their hard work and dedication have led to this, and we are honored to have such wonderful students representing our city. Our Nominee for Future First Citizen from Churchill High School is Jack Blackburn. Congratulations on an honor well deserved.

Jill Reents & Robin Francisco - Thank you so much for your last minute help with after school announcements and letting me use some office assistants to get LEAP packets back to students. You two rock! - Mary Beth

Bill Krei - Thank you for letting me use your classroom for the LCC Placement testing. And thank you for pitching in and being so caring about our students' pathway in the Engineering Academy.

- Mary Beth

Helen Haberman - Recycling I just wanted to mention what a terrific service it is to have recycling at CHS. Your students are always polite when they enter my office to collect the recycling bin. Thank you for continuing this service I know it's a lot to manage.

Debbie Levy - I really appreciate your coming in to my Design Thinking Class today! After you left, students were really using the database and links to add to their brainstorms/info gathering!

I particularly enjoyed using the Educators Reference Complete database - the send to Google Drive function is super cool! I even discovered that after I moved the folder created by the database and then sent more stuff, the database found the folder where I moved it...- Don Squires

Renee Neil - Thank you for your hard work with our leadership students. Your dedication and commitment to keeping student culture and climate at CHS alive and thriving is well noted. You have put hours of hard work into fostering the student and staff climate. I believe that this is some of the most important work that we do. Thank you. I am proud of what you have offered.

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