Monday, February 12, 2018

UHS Daily Bulletin 2/13/18

 

UHS DAILY BULLETIN

February 13, 2018 Day "B"

 

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.

 

 

EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND DEADLINES

School Store

The School store is looking for students who are able to work in the school store this spring season. Ideally, students will be available during lunches, or shortly before school starts. We can work with your schedule! You can earn volunteer hours, gain valuable work experience, and help spread school spirit! If you are interested please contact Mr. Mansor(jmansor@ucfsd.net) and Mrs. Matz (sbank@ucfsd.net). 

 

AP Exams

The AP Exam Registration window is 2/12/18 - 2/26/18. No late registrations. Please go to the home page of the Counseling Center website to register.

 

Attention Skiers and Snowboarders

We are planning a trip to magnificent Elk Mountain on Sunday, March 11.  Sign up forms can be picked up in the Main Office, and are due by Thursday, February 15th.  All UHS students are welcome! Any questions? See Mrs. Snyder in room 345.

 

UHS Used Book Sale

 

Please sign up to volunteer for the UHS Used Book Sale, one our biggest PTO fundraisers of the year. We have many student volunteers opportunities, including:

  • There are many fun volunteer opportunities on the weekend of the sale, Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24.  To volunteer, use the sign up sheets on the table outside of the Cafeteria LGI. 

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*      COUNSELING CENTER NEWS

 

UCF-COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Community Scholarship is awarded to students who wish to continue their education following graduation from Unionville High School.  The grant is for the first year of post-secondary work only and will be applied toward college costs (i.e., tuition, room and board).  As many grants will be made annually as the treasury of the Community Scholarship can support.

The categories for selecting recipients are cumulative grade point average (GPA) at of the end of the third quarter, the score on a timed essay, and school activities verified in all four years.

Applications are available in the Counseling Center. Completed applications are due in the Counseling Center by 3:00 p.mon February 20, 2018. The essay is scheduled for February 28, 2018, 3-4:30p.m. 

 

UPCOMING VISITS AT UHS:

Savannah College of Art & Design- February 22 at 8:15

Delaware College of Art & Design- February 28 at 10:00

Delaware County Community College- March 13 at 1:55

Cabrini College- April 12 at 1:55

Interested students should sign up for a pass in Counseling.

 

JUNIOR PLANNING CONFERENCES

Parents of Juniors! Please long on to Naviance with your student to schedule your JPC appointments. Please use the student's name, not the parent's.

 

FRESHMEN!

FOUNDER'S AWARD FOR 9TH GRADE GIRLS

9th grade girls who exemplify community spirit and leadership potential and who wish to be nominated for this award should see Mrs. Elfreth in the Counseling Center. UHS can nominate up to 3 students. Recipients will be honored at the Founders Award Reception in April. Award winners may apply for a scholarship for higher education in the 12th grade. The deadline is February 23.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

All the scholarships that we hear about are listed in Naviance. Seniors should first be checking for scholarships offered by the colleges to which they have applied. Some new scholarships available now:

  • Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship (2/20 deadline)
  • Alma Newlin Educational Fund- scholarship is available to current and former high school graduates who are planning to enter healthcare-related professions. Download application at www.HWFSCC.org (under Funding) (2/28 deadline).
  • PA Society of Professional Engineers Valley Forge Chapter- For engineering students going to Drexel and Temple. (2/28 deadline)
  • Chadds Ford Civic Association (4/1)
  • Kennett Lodge #475 Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship (4/4)
  • Kennett Square Lions Clun Scholarship (4/4)
  • Abby Miller Memorial Scholarship (4/4 deadline)
  • Andy Joseph Memorial Music Scholarship- For students who are passionate about music (4/4 deadline)
  • Applestone Scholarship (4/4 deadline)
  • E. Kneale Dockstader Environmental Engineering/Science (4/4)
  • Sara Manning Mushroom Scholarship (4/4 deadline)
  • Hood's BBQ Scholarship (4/4 deadline)
  • Longwood Rotary 4-Way Test (4/4 deadline)
  • Most Improved Senior Scholarship (4/4)
  • UCFEF Trade/Technical Scholarship (4/4)
  • Karen Baker Team CMMD (4/7)

 

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS-PENNSYLVANIA FREE ENTERPRISE WEEK
A rep from the PFEW will be here on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 in the Counseling Center. Hear about a great free week-long summer program for sophomores and juniors to learn about the free enterprise system by forming their own "imaginary company." Please pick up a pass in the Counseling. 2018 applications are available in the Counseling Center and at https://www.pfew.org/student_application.php and. Early Bird Applications are due in March 2, 2018. Final deadline is April 6, 2018. ALL PFEW GRADUATES WHO APPLY AND ARE ACCEPTED TO LYCOMING COLLEGE OR PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY TO USE AT EACH SCHOOL: $20,000 AT LYCOMING OR $8,000 AT PENN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.

SENIORS! 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.

 

TCHS SUMMER CAREER ACADEMY

Registration is now open for 2018 Career Academies and Culinary Camp

https://www.cciu.org/Page/2601

 

LONGWOOD GARDENS TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

8-week summer experience that provides high school students with an opportunity to gain work experience, leadership skills, and be part of a team. More info in Counseling.

 

 

ATHLETICS

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Track and Field

The Indoor track and field program competed at Lehigh on Saturday in the track carnival.  Cole Walker and Brett Wagner both placed 6th in their respective events to lead the boys team.  Freshmen Jack MIles again PR'd and has now pole vaulted 12 feet, which is the top mark by a 9th grader in PA this winter.  Marcella Krautzel led the girls team with a career best 5:26.44 time in the mile.

 

The JV team will compete at the Valentine's Day Invitational outdoors on Wednesday.

 

The outdoor track and field meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb 21st at 2:55 in the LGI.

 

Finally, there will be a track and field parent meeting on 2/28 at 7pm in the cafeteria.

 

Wrestling

 

On Saturday Feb 10th the Indians wrestling team traveled to Strath Haven High School to compete in the Panther Duals.  The Indians went 1 and 2 on the losing their first two matches to West Chester East (54 - 21) and falling to Overbrook High (33 - 30).  The Indians won their final match of the day against Springfield Township (60 - 12).

 

Crew

Center City Slam Brings Out the Best in Us

 

With 19 personal records, 13 other athletes hitting their goals, and 10 finishing in the top 20, it was a good Saturday for Unionville High School Crew at the Center City Slam. Athlete camaraderie was at an all time high as they coached each other for that little extra push at this annual rowing competition.

 

27 UHS Crew athletes competed in the 11th Annual Center City Slam, a 500-meter & 2,000-meter indoor rowing race on the Drexel Campus. From Novice to Varsity, the men and women competed in three events on indoor erg machines that lined the floors of the Drexel Gym.

 

Unionville High School Crew is a Club sport, supported by volunteers and parents, for our 50+ athletes to compete in regional and national regattas. Practices take place at Newport Rowing Club and Unionville High School. Chris Tolsdorf started as Boy's Head Coach in the fall of 2015 and took over as the director of the Unionville program during the summer of 2016. Chris has coached both the Varsity Boy's and Girl's crews as well as the Novice Boys. His crews have won medals at The Cooper Cup, Philadelphia City Championships, and USRowing Mid-Atlantics and he has taken crews to The Head of the Charles and SRAA Nationals. He has overseen strong growth of the program – over the past two years the team has purchased four racing shells, cox boxes, rowing machines, and equipment to allow all our athletes to perform at the highest level.


The primary goal of Unionville Crew is to create a team where each athlete can discover their true potential. Some come to us from other sports, others are exploring their athletic side for the very first time. By the time they graduate we want all our athletes to have learned the value of hard work and understand the gifts and lessons that can be found in the pursuit of excellence. Winning is not the goal but can be the happy result as we work to chase perfection. Perfection may never be achieved but the character we build in its quest will last a lifetime.  More information can be found at:  https://rowurc.org

 

Swimming

The girls defeated Great Valley by a score of 99-66 to improve to 6-1 on the season. Madison McGovern lead the charge claiming her first district time this season in the 500 freestyle. Camryn Carter and Jill Anderson also won events to help lead the team. 

 

The boys' defeated Great Valley 91-74. Eric Zhu, Liam Callahan and Harrison Bass all finished their duel meet careers with wins. The boys finished the season with a record of 6-1.

 

With wins, both boys and girls clinched the Ches-Mont American division championship! The team will be competing in the Scott Elliot invitational on Saturday, February 17th at West Chester University. 

 

 

 



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Kristin Smith
Unionville High School Main Office