University High School
April 24, 2017
Attention AP students -- VERY IMPORTANT: If you have not pre-registered for AP exams this year with Mrs. Underdonk, you MUST attend a make-up session on Wednesday during Advisory in the DLL. Please arrive promptly to the DLL at the beginning of Advisory.
Seniors: You must get your waivers returned for After Prom.
Attention all seniors who signed up to be part of senior chorus at graduation - there will be a brief meeting today after school in Room 52 to select the songs for graduation.
Attention Juniors: There will be a Junior Parent Meeting held on Monday, April 24th at 6:00 pm in the UHS Auditorium. Graduation requirements, the college application process, ASVAB, ACT/SAT, scholarships, financial ai and more will be discussed. Please tell your parents about this event and encourage them to attend.
The UHS Band Spring Concert will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm in the UHS Auditorium. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and non-UHS students, or $10.00 per family. UHS students are admitted free with a finger scan.
Attention all students who received a transfer form for the 2017-18 school year: please bring those forms to the office by Wednesday, April 26th
The placement exam for Web Algebra will be held in the DLL next Wednesday, 4/26. Please be sure you have completed your modules before the test date. WVU has reported that we have had very few students begin these tests. Completing these does make a difference in your chance of passing the test to be eligible to take the Web class next year.
The Peace, Love, and Equality Club will be sponsoring a "Day of Silence" on Thursday, April 27th to call upon students to end bullying and harassment. Students interested in participating in the event can visit the table set up in 1st and 2nd lunch, or talk with Mr. Muckian in room 105. Interested participants must be signed up for the Day of Silence by the end of school on Wednesday, April 26th.
If you purchased a senior T-shirt come to room 120 before school or during lunch to pick it up.
Please pay your class dues to Mrs. Ernstes in room 120 before you purchase a
prom ticket. Make sure your money is in an envelope labeled with your name and
advisory teacher's name.
Attention Seniors: Awards Day is Tuesday, May 9th and for those students working toward the 200 hour level of community service to earn the medal and certificate of recognition, you must turn in all hours by April 26th. This will allow time to properly generate your award. Hours turned in after April 26th will not be included on your certificate.
Students: We are aware that the weather is warming up but we need to remember the dress code and follow it at all times. Clothing must cover your torso. Shorts and shirts must be no higher than mid-thigh. Spaghetti strap, halter tops, shirts with cut out panels or mesh lace are not appropriate. Please see page 26 in your agenda for more specific information on the dress code.
The deadline to apply for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant has been extended from April 15th to May 1st. This grant provides eligible students with up to $2,700 per academic year to cover academic expenses. Students apply for the grant by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, at fafsa.ed.gov.
Attention Seniors: Get ready to have a roaring good time! Prom is Saturday May 6th, 2017 and the theme is inspired by The Great Gatsby! Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, April 19th through Friday April 28th and will be available to purchase during both lunches in the cafeteria. Tickets are $30 each, $60 per couple. Any tickets purchased after the deadline of April 28th will be charged a $5.00 late fee, so please don't wait! All students who purchase their tickets before and during HawkFest on April 21st will be entered in a drawing to get their ticket money refunded which means free tickets for one of you! See Mrs. Eades in room 139 if you have any questions!
Attention All Students: The final deadline to buy a yearbook is April 30. Cost is $65.
Attention Seniors: If you buy your 2017 yearbook by April 30, you will be entered into a raffle drawing for two free prom tickets, so make sure you buy your yearbook today!
Attention seniors: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 596 in Clarksburg is accepting applications for its Apprenticeship Program. Application deadline is May 2nd. More information is available in Guidance.
Seniors, it is not too late to fill out the FAFSA. This is the key to financial aid. Visit fafsa.gov to complete the application.
Applications for the RESA 7 Test Out Program are available in the Guidance office. For more information, please see Mrs. Watson for details.
This summer the West Virginia Governor's School of Entrepreneurship will be held at WVU beginning July 5th. This 21-day residential summer program provides 60 high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years the opportunity to learn about developing a company and sustaining it through sound business practices. All parts of the application are due April 15th, including an online segment, a paper application and a 60 second video. Apply online at www.govschools.wv.gov/gse. See Mrs. Underdonk for more information.
After school Credit Recovery is in the library, Monday through Thursday until 4:25. Make plans today to stay for after school credit recovery if you are in the program. See Ms. Cottrill in the library with any questions.
Please watch the Scholarship Bulletin on the Guidance webpage. New scholarships have been added and deadlines are approaching soon. See a counselor for more information.
UHS's American Civil War studies classes are heading to Gettysburg for an overnight, field tripFriday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. If you are a former student of Mr. Caskey's Civil War class and are interested in joining this year's classes on a learning activity of a lifetime, please stop by room 112 for more information. Teachers and staff are also encouraged to join in on the overnight trip.
There is after school tutoring/credit recovery/catch up on anything - offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 in room 148 in the English wing.
Students: we are offering Math Tutoring Monday through Friday before school from 7:10 – 7:30. Mr. Snyder will tutor at the table by the student entrance and Mr. Williamson will tutor in room 216. We will also have after school tutoring Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 – 3:45. Monday - Mrs. Farley in room 220, Tuesday - Ms. Swails in room 215, and Thursday – Mr. Roh room 243
Students – We have recently started a new program at UHS called Lucy’s Dreamweavers. This program provides help to those who may need coats and warm clothing, personal hygiene items, and more. If you, or someone you know, have a need, we want to help. Please see any faculty or staff member at UHS for requests.
UHS, Mr. Caskey and his Civil War studies classes need your help! Please save all yourplastic bottle caps and consider donating them to our Civil War classes as we try to quantify the number of casualties produced from the American Civil War. How many do we need you ask? 750,000!!!!! So please drop by with any plastic bottle caps you or your family would be willing to give to us. Thank you. Last count was 100,000!
Attention all 18-year old males, and those about to turn 18! We're here to remind you that registering with the Selective Service System is a requirement within one month of your 18th birthday. It's the law, and keeps you eligible for student loans, job training, government jobs, and driver's licenses in most states. You can do it on online or on your smart phone at www.sss.gov. You can register at the Post Office, and even submit your registration earlier so that you're automatically set on your birthday.