UHS DAILY BULLETIN
April 21, 2017 Day "A"
Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil
EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND DEADLINES
Juniors and Seniors-------- Prom ticket sales begin next week. 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.
Phone- A Thon
An additional After Prom Phone-A-Thon has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 from 6:00- 8:30pm. Students will earn Community Service Hours by calling High School parents from the High School Office. A script will be provided for making the calls and all students are welcome to participate. Please come out and help us reach our fundraising goal for this important event!
Sign-up sheets are in the Main Office
Saturday is Earth Day. To celebrate, the Earth Club will be planting wild flowers around the pond by the stadium after school Friday.
The Earth Club would like to invite you to join us after school Friday at the pond to help plant wildflowers in celebration of Earth Day! All are welcome, teachers too! Bring a shovel or spade if you have one.
Come out and support UHS Baseball!
The JV players will be hosting a car wash at UHS this Saturday, April 22, from 11:00-3:00
All Donations will benefit the UHS Diamond Club.
Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase.
Hope to see you there!"
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
Friday April 28, 2017 will be the return of UHS Open Mic night. The event will feature up and coming performers from UHS and will take place in the cyber cafe. Students who wish to perform should contact Mr. Mansor (email@example.com) to reserve a spot. Proceeds will benefit the Oral Cancer Awareness club.
Run for our Sons
It is not too late to sign up for Unionville Run for our Sons this Saturday, April 22. Cost is $25 per student. And don't forget, for every $10 raised above the registration fee you get a chance to win one of three fantastic prizes: a parking pass, $40 gift card to the cyber cafe or a private pizza party with you and up to 19 of your friends in Sra. Johnson's classroom. Go to: www.parentprojectmd.org/unionville to register today.
COUNSELING CENTER NEWS
Please check out the Counseling Center website for additional counseling news!
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).
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
Please support Unionville High School's freshman baseball team! Fundraiser this Saturday, April 22, from 11am to 2pm at Hood's BBQ, 1664 West Doe Run Road, Kennett Square. Mention UHS Baseball and percentage of sales will be donated to the program! Thank you!
JV baseball defeated Octorara Wednesday 9-8; Kyle Lyons had a key hit and closed out the game on the mound for the win. Next game is Friday at Bishop Shanahan.
The UHS varsity baseball team beat Octorara today by a score of 3-2. Down 2-0 heading into the Indians final at bat in the 7th inning, Unionville scored 3 runs, all with 2 outs to take the lead. Peter Murphy hit a double, Brendan Barrett a single and Theron Schilling hit a double to take the lead. Nick Samulewicz pitched a complete game on the mound for the win. Our next game is Friday at Bishop Shanahan.
Unionville beat Octorara on Wednesday by a score of 17-14. The offense was led by Melanie Hammond, 5 hits, and Olivia Hojnacki, 4 hits-which included an in the park homerun. Maddie Frich threw a great game in the circle.
The track and field team spilt their tri-meet yesterday and finished their regular season.
Erik Lapszysnki was a triple winner and Brett Wagner delivered a district 200 time to lead the boys team.
The girls were led by the 1-2 hurdle tandem and 4x4 winning relay of Lyndsay Hastings and Sophie Schenk. Track runners Mikayla Bucci, Elizabeth Edwards, Amy Margolin and Jillian Brislin also turned in terrific performances.
Both teams compete on riday at the Warrior Invite.