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Graduation at a G'Lance, May 31, 2024

Posted Date: 6/01/24 (5:00 PM)

Graduation at a G'Lance Logo

A Message from the Principal
Senior Families, 

We are coming to a close of our seniors' time here as Churchill Lancers, and June 11th is right around the corner! As we approach the last week of school, I wanted to share a few reminders and thank yous.

The Senior Parade through our feeder Elementary and Middle schools is on Tuesday, June 4th. For those seniors who want to participate, we will need a field trip permission slip filled out and returned to school by Tuesday at 9:00 am at the front office.  We will then board the school buses at 12:15 pm to travel to the different schools to "parade" through the hallways, wearing our caps and gowns, high-fiving students and staff, and being celebrated at each building. This is a wonderful tradition we do each year to remember the past 13 years of education, say thank you to those staff who helped us get to graduation, as well as be an example and model to the younger students who will soon be Lancers as well. Every graduate is welcome to join if they want.
Click here to download the Senior Parade permission form. (PDF)

I also wanted to remind families that graduation is not only a celebration but a ceremony. We want to honor the fact that all of our graduates have endured significant disruption in their education (COVID, schedule changes...) and that this graduation is not only representative of their long hard work but also of the privilege we all have in supporting them being able to gather for this occasion. The ceremony starts when the caps and gowns are put on and continues as they walk across the stage having each student's name read aloud. The celebration begins the moment the caps are thrown and the loud cheers are heard throughout the Hult Center.

With the current political climate in the world, there are questions about whether students can decorate their caps with representations of the Israeli/Palestinian flag. I have checked in with District Administration and these representations are allowed. We also want to honor our affinity groups with their regalia as well as other cultural representations. The Hult Center also has some information and expectations that they wanted us to share with you. 
Hult Center Evolv Info for Grads (PDF)

On June 11th, we will have our Senior Breakfast at 8:00 am, at The Eugene Faith Center; tickets for this event can be purchased this week (see the information below). We then need all students who are participating in the graduation ceremony to be at the Hult Center, in Studio One, by 9:30 am for the graduation rehearsal. This rehearsal should be complete by 11:00 am. Students will be released and then expected to be back at the Hult Center, in Studio One, by 6:00 pm sharp, caps and gowns on, ready for the traditional class picture on the steps, and then lining up to start the graduation ceremony. It will be a busy day, but also an amazing day full of memories!

I always look forward to Graduation. It is our culminating event, our "Superbowl", our wonderful prize at the end of the 4-year tunnel that is high school! We work year after year to get kids to this finish line, and I look forward to celebrating with you all.

Missy Cole
Principal, Churchill High School

Events for graduates this week
Tuesday, June 4
9:00 am — Senior Parade permission forms due (download permission form here)
at lunch — Grad Party Ticket Sales
12:15 pm – 1:30 — Senior Parade (buses leave at exactly 12:15 pm)

Wednesday, June 5 
8:30 – 11:30 am — IHS Graduation Rehearsal and Farewell Assembly at South Eugene High School
at lunch — Grad Party Ticket Sales

Thursday, June 6
at lunch — Grad Party Ticket Sales

Friday, June 7 
6:00 pm — IHS Graduation at the Hult Center

Tuesday, June 11: Graduation Day Agenda
8:00 AM Senior Breakfast Eugene Faith Center
9:30 AM Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) Hult Center
11:00 AM Performer Rehearsal Hult Center
6:00 PM Class Photo in Caps and Gowns Hult Center
7:00 PM Churchill Graduation Ceremony Hult Center
11:00 PM Graduation Party 
Community-sponsored. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers.
U of O Rec. Center
Detailed Graduation Day Agenda (Google Doc)

Graduation Tickets

Please pick up your tickets from the ticket lottery in Jill's office any day at lunch. Tickets from the lottery that are not claimed this week will be released for other families to use. Students can continue to request up to 14 tickets until all tickets are gone. 
  • Ticket distribution is every day during student lunch.
  • 4 tickets are reserved for each graduate.
  • Now – June 10 — Students can request up to 14 total tickets until all tickets are gone.
Remember to request ADA seating for your guests who use a wheelchair. Students can visit Jill in the front office to make the request or email Jill at

Click here to download the Graduation Checklist: Updated May 24 (PDF)

Students must be cleared to graduate to receive tickets and participate in the ceremony. Check with your counselor for help completing your graduation requirements. 

Senior Breakfast Ticket Sales
Senior Breakfast is 8:00 – 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 11. 
Tickets are $10 on sale all week, 6/3 – 6/7, during lunch at the planters.
Tickets will not be sold at the door! 
Scholarships are available. Don't let finances keep you from celebrating with your classmates.

Your 4J Student Accounts: Save your Data Now
After you graduate, you will not be able to access your 4J GMail, Google Drive, StudentVUE, or other student accounts

Google Takeout allows you to download your Google data onto a personal device, external hard drive, or personal Google account. 
Click here to learn how to use Takeout to download your 4J Google data.

Update Naviance and any other accounts that you have created using your 4J student GMail as a login to a personal email address to avoid losing access to these accounts. 

Cap and Gowns
If you have not picked up your cap and gown, come to the front office during lunch to pick it up. 

How to Dress for Graduation

Lifetouch Graduation Photography
Lifetouch provides photography services at the Churchill Graduation. A large group photo is taken of the graduates before the ceremony. Each graduate is photographed receiving their diploma cover and in an individual portrait after walking across the stage. Other candid photos may be taken throughout the event, before, during, and after the ceremony.
 Commemorate this moment!
Purchase an optional AdvancePay credit before the ceremony. This gives you free shipping on your order of $35+ after the event.

Once your event images are ready, please allow 2-3 business days for processing, you’ll receive a text when they are ready to view and order.

If purchased, your AdvancePay credit will be applied to your order! Just sign in with your phone number at check-out.

Text 56280GY24 to 90738* or visit and enter your phone number followed by your access code to get started.

Grad Party 2024 

The Graduation Party is community-sponsored. Liability is the responsibility of the organizers.

You definitely don't want to miss the grad party! Get ready for a night full of fun, laughter, and exciting surprises! With door prizes and raffles for even more thrilling goodies, this party is not to be missed! 

Tickets are $35 with scholarships available. 

Learn all about it on the Grad Party Website:

Ticket Sales

Grad Party tickets can be registered and paid for by dropping off registration and payment to the CHS front office or coming to one of the designated sales dates on campus (see the flyer below).

Grad Party Flyer