Friday, May 19, 2017

UHS Daily Bulletin 5/22/17

UHS DAILY BULLETIN

May 22, 2017 Day "D"

 

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that do not really matter. – Francis Chan

 

EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND DEADLINES

 

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits will be taken May 22- 25 in the Cafeteria LGI.  A notification for appointment times was sent to your homes.  If you have a question about your time please come to the main office.

 

International Club

Attention all students: The international club is going to Japan next July! We will hold an informational meeting for students and parents on Thursday May 25th at 7pm in room 203, Mrs. Lannon's classroom. All are welcome! 

 

UHS Dodge Ball Challenge

 

The Backpacks for Barrett Town Club is looking for volunteers to help with their Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday, May 26th, from 2:30pm to approximately 7:00pm. We need student or faculty members to assist as referees and timekeepers. If you would like to help, please contact Mrs. Weaver in Athletics.  We still need teams too!! There is still time to sign up and have fun - and maybe win a $ 25 Dunkin' Gift Card. Forms are available in the Main Office. 

 

Best Buddies

Best Buddies end of the year party!! Tuesday May 23. 2:30-5:00 bring 5.00 for pizza and a drink of your choice(or money to purchase a drink).  Bring a dessert or appetizer to share. If you have a Best Buddies shirt: please wear it! We will have a photo booth, food, fun, and a movie. (Maybe a dance break or two...too)

 

Valor Bowl

 

Please come out to support our selected senior football players at this year's Believe & Achieve Valor Bowl to be held on Thursday June 1st, 2017 at West Chester University. The Valor Bowl has raised over $450,000 for Special Olympics.   This year's game promises to be another exciting and memorable evening. Come out and show our school's support for a great cause…the Special Olympics. UHS participants will be Jesse Gill, Zach Nance, Bryce McManus, Trevor Gardiner, James Watson, Matt Dauphin, Mike Cresta and Robby Maxwell.

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2017-18 UHS Girls Soccer Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for those students interested in the 2017-18 UHS Girls Soccer team(s) and tryouts. Parents are also encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 22nd, at 7:00pm in the UHS Faculty Dining Room (located off the Cafeteria).  If you have questions or concerns, please email Head Coach Ratasiewicz at 
rata298@icloud.com.

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COUNSELING CENTER NEWS

 

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

 

COLLEGE VISIT AT UHS

Automotive Training Center: May 22 at 8:40

Please pick up a pass in Counseling.

 

 

Reminders TO SENIORS:

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. 

 

   ***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.

 

SAT TEST on JUNE 3, 2017

Register at collegeboard.com- Late deadline is 5/24.

 

SUMMER ENRICHMENT

There is a comprehensive listing of summer enrichment opportunities in NAVIANCE. In Family Connection, go to COLLEGES, then under COLLEGE RESEARCH, choose ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS. You can search by category, deadline or location. This information is based on the programs, Enrichment Alley (www.enrichmentalley.com) and TeenLife (www.teenlife.com). Any local opportunities we hear about, we post in NAVIANCE.  Many of these programs have early registration deadlines.

University of Delaware's pre-college experience

We are pleased to offer a special summer opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors. Your students could earn up to seven college credits through Edge, the month long program gives students the opportunity to:

  • take two University of Delaware courses taught by UD faculty.
  • earn up to seven college credits, transferrable to most U.S. colleges and universities. 
  • live on UD's beautiful campus.
  • prepare for the transition to college.

Edge runs from July 10 through August 11, 2017.

Visit www.udel.edu/edge to learn more and apply. Applications are accepted on a space-available basis.

 

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.

 

COLLEGE CONSORTIUM

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

 

LEARN ABOUT DARTMOUTH

5/31 at 7pm at Friends Central School, Wynnewood, PA  dartgo.org/ontheroad to RSVP

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!

 

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)

 

COLLEGEBOARD BIGFUTURE EXPLAINS FINANCIAL AID AWARDS/PACKAGES

Check out BigFuture for help in understanding your college financial aid offers.

 

JOB/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please see the board 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)

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

 

UHS Women's Soccer Camp

The UHS Summer Soccer Camp preparation is well on its way.  The #1 event to support the UHS soccer team is this summer camp.  We have the same time/date/cost as last year.  With over 40 in attendance in 2016, our goal is to exceed that in 2017.  There is not a better value for your money….and we kept it local.  To boot, there will be team-building activities after every session including:  Rita's Water Ice truck, Mojo Loco (taco) truck, and a talent show.

 For the Middle School parents, this is the second year we have included the Patton players.  Not only is it a great way to learn how Coach Rata manages at the high school level, but it also build a talent pipeline to maintain success long-term.  It is highly encouraged that you daughter's participate.

 Your prompt response allows us to manage the costs versus the number of trainers appropriately.  Please print up this year's summer camp registration form, which can be found on the UHS website under Athletics and send to Kris Jaenisch (1004 Mather Lane, West Chester, PA 19382). 

 

 



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Kristin Smith
Unionville High School Main Office