Tis’ the holiday gift ideas

The holidays are a time with all the traditions, families around each other, and the warm feelings the holiday brings. But when it comes to holiday gifts, trying to get it all done is a hassle. Here is a list of simple gifts that will always be in stores.

Candles

Spice up your home, classroom, bedroom, or office. Candles are amazing gifts to give for the holidays to anyone. Not only do candles smell good, but they also give your home a touch of simplicity. Candles come in all scents and are in almost all stores for the holiday.

 

Polaroids

Go back in time with your pictures! Polaroids are the best gifts for any picture lovers. You can pick many types of film and write little notes of the bottoms of them. This gift is in almost everywhere, like Walmart and Office Depot, and comes in so many colors.

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Perfume or Lotion

Another great holiday gift is Perfume and Lotion. You can get this anywhere and in almost every scent. Lotion make a perfect gift for both men and women along with cologne / perfume.

 

To “wrap” it all these gift ideas, you can make it all in one run. Many stores like Walmart and HEB carry these gifts all the time. Have a great Holiday season and knock off your Holiday shopping now!

 

 

Finals Exemptions

Christmas is just around the corner, which means that finals are too. Luckily, you can exempt up to three classes. Now, this doesn’t include AP classes (for the first semester) and some classes you won’t be able to exempt. If you have an 80-85 as an average, you can’t have any absences to exempt. If you have a 85-90, you can have one absence and still exempt, a 90-95 you can have two absences and still exempt, and 95-100, you can have three absences and still exempt. Make sure to check your absences and see where you fall on this list.

When you fill out your exemption form, it will be on a Google form. Check your school email to see if you were sent any information about it, and if not, you can always talk to the administration personnel at our school. It’s also important to note that the deadline is coming up quickly. If you submit your exemption form a minute late, they won’t accept it, so make sure to get it turned in as soon as possible. Finals are stressful for many, if not all, high school students. Take a little bit of weight off of your shoulders and exempt as many finals as you can.

 

A Tragic Ending

Friday November 16 marked the date that the Churchill Chargers took on the Brandeis Broncos in the first round of playoffs. The Chargers(5-5) came in as heavy underdogs against Brandeis(8-2), but the Chargers shushed all the doubters that night.

On the games opening drive Churchill marched down the field, and Derek Perez finished it off with a touchdown putting the Chargers ahead.

The game would go back and forth and going into halftime the Chargers lead 24-21. This was looking to be an amazing second half of football. The second half gave us more of the same action, with touchdowns coming every which way. Then the game started to slip away

Brandeis went ahead and then surprised everyone with an onside kick….. Which they recovered. Now brandeis lead the Chargers, and had the ball with not much time left. Brandeis went down and scored putting them up by eleven points, and the chargers could sadly not fight back,

The final ended 49-38, with the Broncos coming out on top. The chargers a heroic season fighting there way into playoffs, and giving a good team a huge fight.

District / Region Band

On November 15th the Churchill Band students competed against three other high schools in our district. After working hard for months on their music, now was the time to shine. The students waited patiently for two to six hours in a classroom for their chance to audition while listening to their competitors play their music. Although everyone didn’t make it, we are all still proud of those who did advance! Those who made it to region band will get another chance to perform on November 29th. Wish them luck!