Friday, October 21, 2016

UHS Daily Bulletin 10/24/16


October 24, 2016 Day "E"

Action is the fundamental key to success." – Pablo Picasso


Science Research Competition

Attention: Students participating in Science Research Competition.

There are some very important deadlines coming up.  Please see Mrs. Litvin in Room 312 to make sure you have your paper work in order.  Please see Mrs. Litvin on or before Friday November 4th.  If you miss this important deadline your project might not be approved to compete in March 2017.



College-Athlete Photo Opportunity

Attention Student-Athletes:

November 9th is the first National Letter of Intent signing date of the school-year. On this date, we will be taking group photos of our athletes at 7:15AM.  Any senior-athlete who has played at the Varsity level for Unionville High School this year, and plans to continue their playing career in college, is invited to attend.  This photo opportunity is open to all UHS Varsity student-athletes that will play in college (D1, D2, D3, etc.)

So that coaches and parents may be included, we ask that athletes planning to attend please come to the Athletic Office (Room 176) by Friday, October 28th to sign-up. Please note, there will be two other photo opportunities later in the school year, coinciding with the other National Letter of Intent signing dates. 


Attention Seniors

Now is the time to order your graduation stationary products.  The deadline for these orders is Friday, October 28th.  Please be sure to return your order to the Main Office by this date.  If any senior needs ordering information, Mr. Ferraro has left extra order packets in the Main Office.  Also, be sure to stop by the Graduation Announcement Display located in the Gym Lobby showcase in order to see samples of some of the products available through this program.



UCFSD Coat Drive

Switching clothing for the fall/winter season?


Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.  All sizes & styles, infant through adult, are needed – please spread the word.


Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of an UCF district school starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th.  Items should be clean and in good condition.  New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted.


Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area.  Contact:


Important Reminders for Winter Sport Athletes

All athletes planning to participate in a winter sport at UHS must submit the following forms by Friday, November 11th:

1)      PIAA Sports Physical Exam Form (CIPPE) Sections 1-6

2)      IMPACT Concussion Testing Consent/Wavier Form (once per school-year)

3)      PIAA CIPPE Section 7 Form: Re-Certification by Parent/Guardian (must submit this form if you played a fall sport or your forms were completed earlier than October 7, 2016)

All forms are available online or in the Athletics Office or Main Office.

Tryouts for Winter Sports will begin on Friday, November 18th. Please look for scheduled informational meetings for each winter team or contact the Head Coach for further details.



UHS Wrestling will hold an informational meeting for all those interested in participating in tryouts. The meeting will be held in the UHS Cafeteria on Thursday, 10/27/16, at 2:30pm. 


Track Informational Meeting

UHS Indoor/Winter Track will hold an informational meeting for all those interested in participating. The meeting will be held in the Main LGI (Room 271) on Thursday, 11/3/16, at 2:30pm. 


Winter Sports Meetings

UHS Boys Basketball will hold an informational meeting for all those interested in tryouts. The meeting will be held in Room 354, Coach Kilpatrick's room, on Thursday, 11/3/16, at 2:30pm. 


UHS Swimming and Diving will hold an informational meeting for all those interested in tryouts. The meeting will be held in the UHS Cafeteria on Wednesday, 10/26/16, at 2:30pm. 


Parking passes

Seniors, there are still parking passes available.  Juniors will now be put on a waiting list.  The number of parking spaces is now limited.  Juniors will still have a new parking lottery at the beginning of second semester. CENTER NEWS

Please check out the Counseling Center website for additional counseling news!




Seniors should be filing their FAFSA applications now.

Filling out the FAFSA online is the fastest, easiest way to apply/renew:

1.    Plan ahead and prepare.

2.    Create an FSA ID, username and password. This will allow you to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and when signing Federal Student Aid documents.

3.    Go to FAFSA on the Web and enter your FSA ID to fill out a new FAFSA or access your original FAFSA, which already has your answers prefilled.

We have more information on the Counseling Center website.



Upcoming College Visits at UHS 

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate in our college visits. A complete list of visits can be found on Naviance as well as in the Counseling Center. This schedule is updated daily.


Widener University-10/24, 8:40

US AIR FORCE Recruiter-10/24, 8:40

PENN STATE-10/24, 9:30

University of Delaware-10/24, 12:40

VA Commonwealth University-10/24, 1:30

Boston University-10/25, 7:45

University of Connecticut-10/25, 8:40

US ARMY Recruiter-10/25, 9:30

Rutgers University- 10/25, 12:40

Delaware County Community College-10/25,1:30

Vanderbilt University-10/26, 7:50

Alvernia University-10/26, 8:40

James Madison University-10/26, 9:30

Temple University-10/26, 12:40

University of South Carolina-10/26, 1:30

Dickinson College-10/27, 7:45

University of Richmond-10/27, 8:40

Towson University-10/27, 9:30

Elon University-10/27, 1:30

Catholic Univ. of America-10/28, 9:30

Elmira College-10/28, 12:40

Pace University, NYC-10/28, 1:30

Virginia Tech-10/31, 9:30

Southern Vermont College-10/31, 12:40

Champlain College-10/31, 1:30

The New School - All Divisions-Tue 11/1-9:30 AM

Eastern University-Tue 11/1-12:40 PM

Thaddeus Stevens Coll. of Technology- 11/1-1:30

Hartwick College-Wed 11/2-8:40 AM

Washington and Lee University-Wed 11/2-9:30 AM

Messiah College-Wed 11/2-12:40 PM

Syracuse University-Wed 11/2-1:30 PM

Delaware Valley University-Thu 11/3-9:30 AM

The University of Tampa-Thu 11/3-12:40 PM

UNC Charlotte-Thu 11/3-1:30 PM

Antoinette Westphal Coll. Of Media Arts & Design-11/4-10:30-11:15

Skidmore College-Fri 11/4-1:45 PM

PA College of Technology-Thu 11/10-12:40 PM

University of Maine-Thu 11/10-1:30 PM

United States Naval Academy-Tue 11/22-8:40 AM

Manor College-Tue 11/29-12:40 PM



Colleges Visiting in the Area

Please see the Counseling Center website under College Planning for a list of off-campus visits we receive invitations to attend.



This is the season for Open Houses on college campuses. Check out their websites.


Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference

This 4-day leadership seminar will give one sophomore an opportunity to interact with nationally and internationally renowned leaders in business, government and education. Applications for HOBY are available in the Counseling Center and on the UHS- Counseling Center website. Applications are due in the Counseling Center by Friday, November 18.



All scholarships we hear about are listed in Naviance. Start looking now!



Students can use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy for free, personalized practice.



2016 College Fairs

10/26/16- Bishop Shanahan High School College Fair, 7-9PM

10/29/16- Philadelphia Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, 1-3PM

10/30/16- Philadelphia National College Fair at PA Convention Center, Phila., 11AM-3PM.

10/31/16- Chester County College Fair (CCIU) at Exton Square Mall, 5:30-7:30 PM.
11/12/16- National Art Portfolio Day

11/12/16- Philadelphia Architecture & Design Fair at Temple, 11AM-2PM



With RYEP, you will travel to another country, learn a new language, and experience a new culture as you continue your high school education while living with a host family. If you are interested for the 2017-18 school year, please contact Rob Newman at



We post local job and volunteer opportunities we receive in the Counseling Center.








Our Varsity Field Hockey team earned the #1 seed in the upcoming District 1 playoffs. After a first round bye, the team will play at UHS on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:30PM versus the winner of the Lower Merion-Upper Dublin game on 10/24. Congratulations to Coach Curtis and the varsity team.

After their 3rd place finish in the District 1 tournament, our Varsity Girls Tennis team will play Williamsport HS on Tuesday, October 25

, in the opening round of the state tournament. Match time is noon at the West Branch Tennis Club in Williamsport. Please wish the team and Coach Johnston good luck.

Girls JV Soccer

The UHS JV girls soccer squad ended its season at home against Downingtown West on Thursday evening.  Despite inspired play from all athletes, including game MVP Erin O'Leary and her defensive counterpart Hannah Firment, the team walked off the pitch with a 0-1 loss.  Thanks to the leadership of co-captains Claire Matson and Hadley McKnight, the team finished with a winning record of 8-5-2.  While this is certainly an accomplishment, the greatest achievement of the season is undoubtedly the overall improvement of each player, proof that the UHS soccer program can look forward to continued success in the future.


Mens Soccer

Men's soccer played Downingtown West Thursday evening to end league play for this year. JV team lost 3-0 while varsity tied 1-1. Hunter Firment scored with 12 minutes left in the second period. Downingtown came right back with a score of their own taking the game into overtime. The final match of the year will be at Perkiomen Valley Saturday afternoon.


Girls Tennis

Both UHS Girls Doubles teams won their first round matches at districts. They both lost in the second round to top seeded teams. They all played well against very good competition. Next up is their state tournament match on Tuesday.



For the second year in a row, Nick Gianelos has qualified to compete in the PIAA State Golf Championship Tournament. We once again congratulate Nick on this achievement and wish him good luck!