Thursday, September 29, 2016

UHS Daily Bulletin 9/30/16


September 30, 2016 Day "E"

"There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can." – Henry Ford




Homecoming Week

Next week is SPIRIT WEEK! So be sure to start planning what to wear on each of our spirit days.


Tuesday will be AMERICA DAY

Wednesday will be HAWAIIAN DAY

On thursday you should wear BLUE AND GOLD

and Friday is COLOR WARS, when you wear your class color.


The Freshman color is WHITE, Sophomores are GOLD, Juniors are RED, and Seniors are BLACK.

Next week, you can purchase class color shirts at the school store or during lunch. 



The UHS Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 7-10pm in the UHS gym. Tickets for the event are $10 and will be sold at the door. Students MUST present a valid UHS student ID to be admitted to the dance. If you wish to bring a non-UHS guest, stop by the main office and pick-up the guest form. Return completed forms to the main office by Thursday, October 6th.


Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court Nominations are now open. Please check your school e-mail and complete the nomination form. Nominations close this Friday, September 30th at 3:00pm


International Club

Attention International Club.  Our first meeting for the year will be held on Thursday, 10/6 at 2:30 in room 128. Students who are enrolled on the trip to Spain must attend. All students are welcome to attend. For more information about the International Club, please stop by our table at the activities fair. 


Music Composition Club

Attention young composers,

Mr. Zumpetta is starting a Music Composition Club here at Unionville High School! Do you like to write music? Want to collaborate with others and hear your music performed by real live musicians? You can make this happen in the Music Composition Club.

Right now, Mr. Zumpetta is seeking interested students to be representatives at the Activities Fair this Friday. Anyone willing to be a spokesperson for the Music Composition Club should visit or email Mr. Zumpetta.


Band Lessons

E Day- Fri 9/30: Per. 2- Jazz Rhythm Section; Per. 10- Percussion



College Planning Roadmap for Juniors

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7-8PM in the Auditorium. Topics include a general overview of the college planning process, timelines, and important tasks for college planning during the junior year. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.


College Fairs

Delaware County Regional College Fair at Penn State Brandywine, September 29, 6:30-8PM. This is a great opportunity to touch base with over 200 colleges in one day!


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.


West Chester University-9/29/2016 7:45

Roanoke College-9/29/2016 8:40

Bucknell University-9/29/2016 9:30

University of Chicago-9/29/2016 12:40

Lebanon Valley College-9/30/2016 7:50

American University-9/30/2016 9:30

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-10/4/2016 12:40

High Point University-10/4/2016 1:30

Cedar Crest College-10/6/2016 8:40

George Mason University-10/13/2016 7:45

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-10/13/2016 9:30

Harcum College-10/13/2016 12:40

Bentley University-10/14/2016 7:45

Cabrini College-10/14/2016 8:40

Stevenson University-10/14/2016 9:30

University of Pittsburgh-10/14/2016 12:40

Ursinus College-10/14/2016 1:30



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.


There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Special presentation by bestselling author Jeff Selingo: on Thursday, September 29, at Immaculata University, 3-4PM. RSVP at


Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference

It's that time of year again to select a sophomore ambassador to represent UHS at the HOBY 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. Previous UHS Ambassadors, Erin Felter and Mia Prantil will host a brief meeting on Tuesday, 10/4 at 7:20am in the Small Library Classroom. Students who are interested in applying should attend this meeting to hear more about the positive and inspirational experience they had as UHS HOBY ambassadors.  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!



The regular registration deadline for the November 5th SAT test is October 7, 2016. Register at

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



2016 College Fairs

9/29/16- Delaware County Regional College Fair at Penn State Brandywine, 6:30-8PM.

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



With Rotary's Youth Exchange Program 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 2017-2018 school year, please contact Rob Newman at Captain or stop in at the Counseling Center.



We post local job opportunities we receive in the Counseling Center. More information can be found on the Counseling Center Job Board:



·         Yard work- $10/hr. Local family. Info in Counseling.


·         Friends Home is looking for part-time Dining Room Servers to cover the 4-7PM shifts. Servers are responsible for performing various duties related to resident meal service and private events including maintenance and sanitation of the dining room, kitchen, and event areas.


·         University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center Campus has an immediate opening for a weekend part-time kennel caretaker ($10/hr). More information in Counseling.


·         The Republican National Committee is offering fellowship opportunities to politically active people who would like the chance to take part in Pennsylvania's high energy 2016 Republican Leadership Initiative. Participants will learn and experience hands on the essential tasks of a professional political campaign. More info in Counseling.


·         The Red Sombrero located at The Shoppes at Longwood has part time counter help and also kitchen help. Hours are flexible. Stop in and get an application. 




The Kennett YMCA is looking for 2 coaches to lead their teams, a 7&8 soccer coach and a 9&Up soccer coach. These teams meet twice a week for about an hour each meeting and the person will lead drills and activities and coach them for their games on Saturdays. Earn volunteer hours to those who need them for graduation.

Sean Oakes, Sports Coordinator
610-444-9622 ext. 2326




9th Grade Soccer

The 9th Grade Boys Soccer team lost a tough game to Downingtown East yesterday by a score of 2-1. Unionville scored early off of a free kick from Thomas Smiddy that was headed in by Grady Farrell. The team had other moments of great combination play, but were unable to hold onto the lead. Their next game is Friday at home against Downingtown West. 



The golf team completed an undefeated season with a 201-216 victory over Great Valley on September 28. Nick Gianelos led the team with a match medalist 3-over par 38. Rourke Dillon shot 40. Richie Kline, Jon Passarello and Jack Niemkiewicz each shot 41. The team completed the regular season with a 12-0 record in the Ches-Mont League American Conference and was 14-0 overall.


JV Girls Soccer

The UHS JV squad took the field against visiting opponent West Chester Rustin on Wednesday evening.  It was an exciting match as two equally talented teams battled for the win in adverse weather conditions as well as surprising changes to the team lineup.  Paige Harlan stepped up for her team to play goalie in the first half after Alanna Wolfe suffered an injury from a corner kick.  Harlan and the Indians would end the first half with a 0-0 score, despite great offensive opportunities from Syd Stipa, Jenny Keglovits, and Payton Jaenisch.  Strong defensive play from game MVP Erin O'Leary helped the home team to deny Rustin a chance at the goal during the second half.  Unfortunately, the Indians walked away from the pitch without a goal and tally in the tie column of the record books with a final score of 0-0.


Cross Country

The cross-country teams finished their seasons yesterday in impressive fashion.

The boys team needed all 7 runners to defeat Rustin 28-29 and beat Octorara 15-50 to capture their first undefeated season since 2009.

The girls team cruised to their 14th consecutive undefeated season with victories over Rustin (20 - 41) and Octorara (15-50).

Both teams compete in the League Championship meet at home on October 10th.


Varsity Volleyball

The Unionville Indians Volleyball Team was defeated by Great Valley in three sets 12-25, 18-25, and 25-27. The Indians were led by strong play from Jessica Homitz (5 kills and 12 digs) and Olivia Hojinacki (12 digs). This brings the Indians to 3-3 in the league and 5-5 overall.