Announcements for the week beginning November 17, 2014 Bell Schedule: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Modular Modular Sequential Sequential Sequential IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING ATTENDANCE Parental Link is TUSD’s newest automated message system which calls and emails parents when a student has been marked absent but has not yet been excused from school during one or more of their classes. Communications are sent out at approximately 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on school days. If you receive an attendance call or email please call the UHS Attendance Office at 232-5902 to excuse the absence. • If you feel you received this call or email in error please contact the UHS Attendance Office to determine which period your student was marked absent. In addition, please have your student contact their teacher to clarify or correct the same. Seniors • November 22 is the deadline for ordering caps, gowns and graduation announcements from rembrandtgrad.com. Your orders will be delivered on campus in late March/early April 2014. Class rings and letter jackets and sweaters may also be custom ordered with 7-8 weeks delivery. Visit Rembrandt Photography Studio at 190 W Magee Suite 142 or call 797-9200 for more information. Health Office • With the cold and flu season approaching we are asking for your assistance to help prevent illness from spreading. If your child is sick with fever of 100 degrees or above they must stay home and cannot return until they are fever free for 24 hours, without benefit of fever reducing medication. We understand the importance of attendance, however if your child is sick please keep them home until they are feeling better. For more information please refer to the link for TUSD Sick Child Guildlines http://www.tusd1.org/contents/depart/health/documents/sickchild.pdf. 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 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 18 Boys Basketball Scrimmage 5:00 p.m. at Mountain View HS • November 19 Freshman Football Banquet 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Cafeteria • November 19 Girls Soccer Scrimmage 5:00 p.m. with Desert View HS • November 19 Girls Basketball Scrimmage 5:30 p.m. at Palo Verde HS • November 20 Boys Soccer 5:00 p.m. with Rio Rico HS • Counselor’s Corner • 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 on Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. for assistance. • 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 more 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 more information. • The Linking Hispanic Heritage Through Archeology Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 spring program. They are looking for motivated students who are eager to learn about archeology and southwestern culture, including Hispanic heritage. Students who are selected for the program will participate in an archaeological dig (as part of the University of Arizona’s Spring Field School), analyze artifacts and visit National Parks, museums and archaeological labs. Applications are due December 3, 2014. Please contact Fabiola Delgado at [email protected] for more information. • 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 more 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 more 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 more 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. 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. 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 for 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 more information. November 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 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 18 Savannah College of Art & Design 8:15 a.m. November 20 Prescott College 2:00 p.m. November 25 Yale University 9:00 a.m. UHS Parents’ Association Families • 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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