UHS DAILY BULLETIN
April 28, 2017 Day "E"
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde
EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND DEADLINES
Juniors and Seniors-------- Prom ticket sales are on sale. Every student attending the prom will need to complete the permission form, including parent signatures. Additionally, all outstanding bills must be paid before you or your date can purchase a ticket.
Please see Mr. Clark if you have questions.
Run for our Sons
The 8th annual Unionville Run for our Sons was a huge success. Over $47,000 was raised for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Thank you for making a difference to end Duchenne.
College-Signing/ College-Athlete Announcement April 2017
April 12th was the final National Letter of Intent signing date of the school year.
On Wednesday, May 3rd 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. So that coaches and parents may be included, we ask that all athletes planning to attend please come to the Athletic Office (Room 176) by Monday, April 24th to sign-up. Please note, this is the final group-photo opportunity for the school year.
UHS Open Mic Night
Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness month? Contribute to ending oral cancer
by attending the UHS Open Mic Night! We have many, many fantastic performances scheduled and room for a few more. So come out on April 28th @630pm to the cyber cafe, bring your instrument or just bring your friends and family! Cost is $5.
COUNSELING CENTER NEWS
Please check out the Counseling Center website for additional counseling news!
COLLEGE VISIT AT UHS
Coastal Carolina University: May 5 at 8:40- Please pick up a pass in Counseling.
Chester County Youth Leadership
Applications are now available for the 2017-2018 Chester County Chamber Foundation Youth Leadership Program. The program is open to students who will be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. Students will explore different career paths, jobs of the future, learn leadership skills, and make connections with many leaders of various occupations from Chester County. Interested students should see Ms. Vaughn in the Counseling Center ASAP for an application. Applications are due to the Counseling Center by May 5, 2017. There is a $75 administration fee upon acceptance into the program (scholarships available).
Reminders TO SENIORS:
SCHOLARSHIPS: If you will be receiving a scholarship from the school you plan to attend and would like it to appear in the 2017 UHS Commencement Program, you must bring in a copy of the acceptance letter and scholarship award notice to Ms. Vaughn in the Counseling Center by May 4, 2017.
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Your attending college requires you to submit a copy of your final high school transcript. Some schools will not allow you to register for classes until they have received it. We will send the majority of these transcripts electronically. For those postal-only colleges, you will need to provide your counselor with a regular business size envelope addressed to the college and one stamp. Students do not need to complete another release form for the Counseling Center to send the final transcript.
***IF YOU CHANGED YOUR ATTENDING COLLEGE AFTER YOU COMPLETED YOUR SENIOR SURVEY, PLEASE REPORT THIS TO THE COUNSELING CENTER SO THAT YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT GOES TO THE CORRECT SCHOOL.
College Decision Letters: Please be sure to bring in copies of all decision letters from colleges and give to the Counseling Center (i.e., acceptance, waitlist, deferment, and denial). We need this information to update Naviance.
COLLEGE OPEN HOUSES
Juniors should be researching the schools they are interested in for good times to visit campuses. Many colleges offer both fall and spring open houses. Please check out http://njsca.org/college-open-houses for a comprehensive list of open houses.
Join admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis for a group presentation. Learn more about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7-9PM at Harriton High School, Lower Merion
FULL 4-YR SCHOLARSHIP AT HUSSIAN COLLEGE
The 2017 Hussian Genius Award is a full four-year scholarship for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Hussian College located in Downtown Philadelphia. The Hussian Genius Award is designed to support, celebrate and promote students who have exceptional creative or unique ability. Write an essay of no more than 500 words on why someone else might consider you a creative genius and provide some kind of creative work. See the Counseling Center for more information. Deadline May 1, 2017. https://www.hussiancollege.edu/genius-award
SCHOLARSHIPS- DEADLINES APPROACHING!
Seniors should first be checking for scholarships offered by the colleges to which they have applied. All scholarships we hear about are listed in Naviance. Keep looking!
West Chester Running Club (5/3)
Natalie A.W.Leaf Fund
For students pursuing study in arts, crafts or trades to create or restore the home. (5/31)
Chester County Democratic Women's Leadership Initiative High School Student Scholarship
$1,000 for student with strong background of community service, registered to vote in the Democratic Party, and has participated in the activities of the Democratic Party. Applications in Counseling. (5/31)
UNITE FOR HER GRANTS
Thanks to the fundraising efforts for Unite for HER of several of Unionville students and parents, Unite for HER will offer a grant to a UHS student or staff member who has been affected by breast cancer. Criteria and application information is in the Counseling Center. Please note this is available to ANY student or staff member (i.e., it is not just for seniors). Deadline 5/13.
COLLEGEBOARD BIGFUTURE EXPLAINS FINANCIAL AID AWARDS/PACKAGES
Check out BigFuture for help in understanding your college financial aid offers.
PA STATE GRANT DEADLINES
To be eligible for a PA State Grant, seniors need to complete their State Grant Form by May 1 if attending a 4-year institution, and August 1 if attending a community college, a designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution, a business, trade or technical school, or a hospital school of nursing. Make it your goal for every student to have a FAFSA and State Grant Form on file by May 1. The application was part of the FAFSA form online.
Harvey M. Thomas Student Aid Trust Fund
The Trust Fund was founded for Chester County residents who attend schools of higher education. It is an interest free loan and is granted on the basis of approval of an application, a copy of which is attached. Applications are in Counseling.
All required information before May 1, 2017.
Please see the board in Counseling.
POLLWORKERS FOR CHESTER COUNTY ELECTION DAY MAY 16
Volunteers needed. Information in Counseling.
SUMMER ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM
Research projects on natural variation in maize in the Plant Genetics and Breeding Lab at the University of Delaware. $8.25-$10/hour. Application in Counseling. (https://sites.udel.edu/wisserlab)
On May 10, 2017, Rep. Smucker will host an Academy Night for students and their parents at Garden Spot High School at 7–9PM, (6:30PM-Registration)
Garden Spot High School, 669 East Main Street, New Holland, PA
Meet Representatives from the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC.
For more information, please contact Mary O'Connor at (202) 225-6843
Please RSVP by May 1, 2017 via email to Mary.OConnor@mail.house.gov with the number of people attending.
WORLD OF ATHLETICS
Softball Car Wash
UHS Softball needs your support! They are holding a Car Wash on Saturday, 4/29/17, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at UHS in the front parking lot. Please consider stopping by.
Unionville lost to Sun Valley 9-8 in extra innings. Unionville was down 8-0 going into the 5th inning. Mel Hammond hit a double to score Olivia Hojnacki and Analise Griffiths. This was followed up by a homerun from Anna Deshaies. Hammond led the offense with 5 hits and 3 RBIs.
The varsity baseball team lost a close game to visiting Sun Valley by a score of 4-3. Spencer Pellegrino went 2-4 with a run scored. Our next game is Friday at W.C. Rustin.
The Unionville boys tennis team defeated Kennett by a score of 7-0.They have one remaining match in the Chesmont league tomorrow at Downingtown West. A win would complete an undefeated league season for Unionville.
1s. T Bradley(U) def Harner 6-2, 7-5: 2s. E. Bradley(U) def Piercy 6-3,6-2; 3s. Li(U) def DeFelice 6,3.6,0 1d. Avgousti/Muscato(U) def Rasero/Geller 6-0,6-0; 2d. Daniels/Starnes(U) def Conley/Nall 6-0,6-0; 3d. Mainwaring/Radhakrishman(U) def Robinson/Powell 6-0,6-0; 4d. Saunders/Himes(U) def Robertson/Ranganath 6-1,6-1