Announcements for the week beginning November 10, 2014 Bell Schedule: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sequential NO SCHOOL Sequential Sequential Sequential Congratulations • Congratulations to our Choir for earning a Superior with Distinction at the choir festival held October 28, 2014. Ms Boosamra-Ball is an amazing Choir director. • Our Rincon University High School Marching Band will be participating in the Veteran’s Parade on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Campus Events • November 12 UHS Veteran’s Heritage Project (VHP) will be honoring three veterans. Helen Glass (WAVES), Bob Murray (Army Air Corp) and Ken Costich (Army) will be presenting their stories in Mr Dickinson’s classroom (Rm 122) during periods 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6. UHS faculty are invited to drop in anytime during their speaking schedule. VHP is also participating in the “Holiday Toy Drive” for children of U.S. soldiers currently deployed. You may drop off new toys anytime before November 15, 2014 in Mr Dickinson’s classroom. • November 14 Southern Arizona Elementary School Math Championships 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in South Gym and Cafeteria Library News • Pima County Public Library online homework help Brainfuse can be found at http://www.brainfuse.com/highed/helpNow.asp?a (id=3E4A884E&ss=&r=). Students will need to have an active Pima County Public Library card with a pin number. • Support your school Library! The 1st Annual Readers’ Recycle Book Fair will be December 1-5, 2014 from 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Library. Donations of gently used books and magazines are needed to make our Fair a success. Donations may be dropped off between 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and between 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Fine Arts Events • November 10 Monday Night Band rehearsal 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Football Field • November 11 Band Photo Session 6:00-10:00 a.m. on Football Field • November 11, 12 Drama rehearsal 3:00-8:30 p.m. in Little Theatre • November 11 Hello, Dolly school musical rehearsal 3:00 p.m. in Auditorium • November 12 Hello, Dolly school musical rehearsal 2:00 p.m. in Auditorium • November 14 Band Extended rehearsal 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Football Field • November 15 Band Competition rehearsal 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Football Field • November 20, 21 Hello, Dolly Muscial 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium • November 21, 22 Hello, Dolly Pre-show Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Cafeteria • November 22 Hello, Dolly Musical 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium • November 23 Arizona Academy Open House 12:00-5:00 p.m. in various areas on campus • November 24 Ranger Band Spectacular rehearsal 3:00-9:00 p.m. in Auditorium • November 25 Ranger Band Spectacular 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Auditorium Sports Events* • November 14 Volleyball Banquet 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Cafeteria • November 19 Freshman Football Banquet 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Cafeteria Counselors’ Corner • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is inviting students to participate in MIT INSPIRE, a new national research competition in the arts, humanities and social studies, organized by MIT students exclusively for high school students. You may participate by submitting entries and competing for awards. The first deadline for abstract submissions is January 7, 2015 with the final round of competition being held at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA April 4-7, 2015. Please go to getinspired.mit.edu for further information. • The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) is recruiting 26 individuals who will be entering their 12th grade of high school in the fall of 2015 for their 29th annual BYFI program. The program includes an all-expense paid five-week trip to Israel and two seminars in New York City. No Jewish background is required for eligibility. Application deadline is January 6, 2015. Please go to www.bronfman.org for more details. • Tucson East Lodge #2532 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are sponsoring a Senior Student of the Month contest. Winners will receive an award certificate and a $50 gift card. This contest is for an outstanding Senior student each month, from October 2014 through March 2015. Entries are to be mailed to the Elks Lodge no later than the 15th of each month. Additional contest information and nomination forms are available in the UHS Counseling Office. • Juniors interested in taking the AIMS to receive an ‘exceeds’ rating please see Mrs Morales in the Counseling Department. • The University of Chicago: No Barriers is a comprehensive plan to increase access to the University of Chicago, support students in receiving an empowering education and prepare them for lifelong success. This program eliminates obstacles when applying, ensures students will leave college without the burden of student debt and offers robust, personalized support that gives every University of Chicago student, regardless of background, opportunities to discover their passions and leverage their world-class education. Please go to nobarriers.uchicago.edu for more information. • All senior transcripts have been evaluated for graduation requirements. If a senior has not completed their .5 Health or 1.0 PE credit and are not currently enrolled in the class, they will be removed from an elective 2nd semester and placed in the required course. Any online course for PE or Health MUST be completed and recorded before Winter Break (December 19, 2014). • Washington State University’s fall visitation events are in full swing. Please go to visit.wsu.edu to sign up for a tour. • The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is now available online. Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. Please go to www.jackierobinson.org for information on the application process. • The annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program is offering non-renewable scholarships to 2015 graduating high school seniors who own/operate an established business. Scholarships are valued between $1,000 and $15,000 and are merit-based. Application deadline is December 18, 2014. Please go to www.NFIB.com/YEA for further information. • The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a two-week academic enrichment and leadership training program for current 10th and 11th grade students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. Please go to http://stewartshipreport.com and select Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2015 for further information. The deadline to register is November 14, 2014. • Boston University is offering merit-based scholarships. Their Trustee Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship which recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit an essay and be nominated by their principal. Their Presidential Scholarship is a $20,000 renewable tuition scholarship that is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. Students need only to apply for admission by the deadline to be considered. Application deadline is December 1, 2014. • College Admission Survival Guide This guide will help you decide how involved you want to be in the college process. Please go to www.yourteenmag.com then click on Your Teen Magazine’s Free College Survival Guide for further information. • College Greenlight connects first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships and life-changing counselors and mentors. Please go to www.collegegreenlight.com for further information. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Visit www.cappex.com to search more than 3,000 college profiles where you can quickly see admissions facts, read what college students are saying in more than 600,000 reviews and discover which scholarships match your strengths and skills best. Registration for the Diversity + College Access Fair is now open. This Fair is a virtual, free event for students to connect with colleges, chat with admissions counselors, get all their questions answered and learn about campus life from current college students. Students also have a chance at winning a $1,000 scholarship just for attending. Please go to http://www.cappex.com/fair for further information. Baylor University is announcing their Invitation to Excellence. This is a special weekend program that showcases exciting academic opportunities at Baylor University. Qualified Students can apply to attend one of two events. Students receive a $2,000 scholarship for attending and can also apply for a full-tuition academic award. Please go to www.baylor.edu for further information. Teen Lifeline is a 24-hour Peer Counseling Crisis line for adolescents. The Peer Counelors are prepared to discuss issues ranging from relationships and family problems to suicide. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with Peer Counselors available from 3:00-9:00 p.m. daily. We encourage teens to call Teen Lifeline to discuss problems before they reach the point of crisis. The crisis line number for statewide calls is 800-248-TEEN (8336). Want college and career information? Need scholarships? Need reminders to complete your AzCIS portfolio? The UHS Student Support Services Department has created a Remind 101 account. You will receive a text message from Remind 101 alerting you to great events, opportunitites, monthly scholarships and other great information. Please join today. UHS faculty and staff will not have access to your student’s cell phone number. See related attachment for further information. The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame, is for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world. For complete information on the Notre Dame admissions process please visit [email protected], Notre Dame Admissions. The application deadline for the program is November 15, 2014. Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Program applications are now available. Please go to [email protected] for further information. Application deadline is January 9, 2015. Gates Millennium Scholars Program applications are now available. Please go to [email protected] for further information. Application deadline is January 14, 2015. The HEFAR Group is a free resource to help you navigate the complex financial aid process. To access their monthly Cash for College Newsletter please go to [email protected] Like them on Facebook and you could win a $1,000 scholarship. At the end of the year the HEFAR Group will have a random drawing that includes the names of everyone who liked them that year. Grand Canyon University would like to invite you to their beautiful campus in Phoenix for a special day event. On November 12, 2014 there will be a unique opportunity to meet enrollment, financial and academic counselors and take a tour of their recently expanded campus. For more information and to RSVP please contact Barry Julian at [email protected] Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, St. Bonaventure University will invite 25 high school seniors to participate in Discovery Within Community, a unique four-year program focused on five traditional STEM disciplines. Every student invited into the program will receive scholarships between $3,500 - $6,500 annually for each of their four years at St. Bonaventure in a STEM major. These dollars are in addition to any other Merit scholarship and financial aid the student receives. Students will also receive special academic support services and have regular interaction with STEM professionals. View sbu.edu to learn more about this unique program. St. Bonaventure University’s merit-based scholarships are awarded on the basis of a three year cumulative high school average (freshman through junior year) and SAT or ACT scores. Merit awards include the St. Bonaventure Presidential Scholarship, Friars Scholarship, Provost Scholarship and St. Bona Achievement Scholarship. Their also offer other financial awards including the Southern Tier Scholarship, St. Bonaventure Buckeye Award, Geographic Diversity Award, Sibling Grant and Incentive Grant. Please go to sbu.edu more information. The healthcare company, Tenbridge Group (BrokerFish), has available the BrokerFish $1,000 University Scholarship in 2015 to students who are graduating their final year of high school and who will be pursuing a full-time undergraduate ‘degree’, ‘diploma’ or equivalent program by an accredited institution of higher education. Please go to https://www.brokerfish.com/2015-spring-university-scholarship for further information. • November 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 Cyber Café 3:15-4:45 p.m. in T8 • November 17, 18 ACT/SAT Preparation 8:00-9:00 a.m. in Auditorium • Do you need help with college application essays, AP papers, reading difficult text, preparing for the SAT? If so, come see Mrs Minor in the College and Career Center on Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. • Attention All Juniors: It is time for Pre-Senior year checkups. Please schedule an appointment with Ms Allen in the College and Career Center so that she can review the following: 1. Graduation requirements 2. AZCIS portfolios 3. Post-high school plans 4. Academic progress 5. Senior course selection Meetings will be 10-15 minutes. The sign-up sheet will be placed on Ms Allen’s door. Checklist forms may be obtained in the College and Career Center. You must have your sheet completed BEFORE your meeting with Ms Allen. Failure to do so will result in a rescheduled appointment. Please come prepared! This meeting is mandatory. All meetings need to happen no later than December 12. College Visitations College recruiters will be in the College and Career Center for visits unless otherwise noted. If you sign up for an appointment please be sure to keep it! College visits: November 13 November 18 Univ of Arizona Savannah College of Art & Design 11:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Events for UHS Families • November 12 Green Elephant Sale 2:00-5:30 p.m. in Cafeteria Contact Carmen Hernandez in the College and Career Center for details. UHS Parents’ Association Families • November 11 Veteran’s Day observed NO SCHOOL • November 27, 28 Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL Miscellaneous • Any student who received a SunTran bus pass last school year is being asked to bring their current Student ID Card to the Attendance Office (before or after school) to verify their eligibility for a new bus pass. We’ve been informed that last year’s passes will no longer work. • Neighborhoods South of Campus will have random stake outs after school by the Tucson Police Department where they will be ticketing drivers for speeding through the neighborhoods. Please remember that the speed limit is 25 m.p.h. • November 21, 2014 Deadline for senior tributes. Please speak with Kathy Bielas for further information. • November 26 Herff Jones orders due *Please be aware that game times and locations are subject to change without prior notice.
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