Announcements




  • Labor Day Holiday - No School Monday, September 7th:  There will be NO School on Monday, September 7th



  • Five Guys Community Night:  University High School Ladies Soccer team is sponsoring a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 9th, at Five Guys in Johnson City, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchase to our Ladies Soccer team if you either present the Five Guys Community Night Flyer , or simply identify yourself as part of University HS Girls Soccer at time of purchase!  Thank you for your support!

    Pink Night:   Don't forget to some out on Tuesday, September 1st, when our Ladies Soccer team challenge Happy Valley, at Civitan Park, at 6:30 p.m., and play in support of the American Cancer Society.  Wear PINK, support our team, and support the team fighting cancer!



  • Bowling/Costume Party Fundraiser!  Get your tickets now to attend the Creepy Cosmic Bowling/Costume contest, on Friday, October 2nd, at Holiday Lanes, 117 Broyles Lane, Johnson City (across from O'Charley's), from 5-9 p.m.  There will be lots of door prizes, prizes for top two costumes, as well as the Grand Prize of Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre!  Tickets are $10 each and are available from USchool Boys Basketball players



  • Senior Superlatives:  Seniors, please remember to vote for Senior Superlatives during study hall.  If you leave early, please pick up a ballot in the office.  Ballots are due back by Friday, August 28th, either to the office, or to Ms. Hammonds, Room 301B




  • Cross Country:  Good luck to our University School Cross Country teams in various meets this coming Saturday, August 29th.   HS Girls Cross Country Run fer da Hills, ;  HS Boys Cross Country WNC Carnival; and  MS/Academy Cross Country , Run fer da Hills.  Go, Running Bucs, Go! 



  • Calling all Dalmatian Fans!  Opening night for our University School production of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, kids , will be on Friday, September 4th , at 7:30 p.m.  Another show will also be presented on Saturday, September 5th , at 7:30 p.m.  Both shows will take place in our University School Gym.  The cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults.  This promises to be a delightful show presented by our own 3rd through 9th grade students.  Come out and support our musically talented, singing, dancing, barking(!) Jr. Bucs!!!

     

  • Afterschool Care:  If you currently use an after school daycare provider or are thinking of using one, we may have an alternative for you to consider but we need your help.  University School and the Child Study Center are working together to investigate the need and feasibility in offering an afterschool child care for children in grades K-5th on site.  As we would like to have this up and running as soon as possible (if we are able to do so) your timely response in taking the survey would be very helpful in moving this project forward. With that in mind, we would appreciate you completing this survey by September 4, 2015.  

    Please follow this link to participate in a survey

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beverly Wiginton via email at or by phone 423.439.4887.   Thanks for your input!


  • Beautification Day Volunteers Needed!  We need volunteers for Beautification Day , which is Saturday, October 3rd, from 9am-12pm!!!  Please sign up for your time slot with Ms. Malone or go to this link http://vols.pt/ArGvJ1Please come out for this day of service to help beautify our school! Last day to sign up is Tuesday September 8 th!  View Information Flyer


  • There will be an SGA meeting on Thursday, August 27th, from 12-1, in Ms. Bragg's room (Learning Cottage 2).  Bring your lunch!



  • Bowling:  Our Physical Education class is going bowling on Wednesday September 2nd, at Holliday Lanes in Johnson City. All Kindergarten through 6th grade classes will have the opportunity to attend. The cost for each child is $4.50. Please sign the field trip permission slip and bring the $4.50 to your child's grade teacher. Please see Ms. Cradic if you have any questions.  View Parent Letter and Schedule

     

  • Fall Festival:  University School Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  This is open to Everyone!   There will be food, games, prizes, and a Silent Auction.  All donations will go to the University School Ladies Basketball and Cheerleading squads.  All donations are appreciated!



     
  • Zombie Night :  Auditions for the November musical " Zombie Night " will take place after school Monday-Thursday, August 24th-27th.  Sign up times will be posted outside Dr. Borden's room (010).  You may look over the scripts in the library.  You may listen to the music for the show by making arrangements with Dr. Borden.  There are 24 major parts plus chorus and zombies.  Any questions should be directed to Dr. Borden



  • Tri Cities College Fair:  Seniors - Attached is a permission form for our field trip to the Tri Cities College Fair on Thursday, August 27th.  We will leave shortly after 9:00am and return about 11:00am.  You will have about an hour to meet college representatives and gather information about schools at the fair. Please turn in your permission form and $3.00 to cover the cost of the bus to the Counseling Office by August 25th.  The College Fair will also be open from 6-8 on the evening of August 27 if you would like to return and visit with your parents.

    Before going to the college fair you need to go online and create your personal barcode so that you can share information with colleges of your choice at the fair.  Instead of filling out multiple information cards, college representatives can swipe your personal barcode to load your information into their computer system.   Create your account and get your barcode at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ before August 27!!




  • 4th-12th graders…Time to register for Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)!  Our second year of JAM begins October 8th @ 3:15. Please print off the attached form for registration, as well as for more information.  Forms and tuition are due by August 28th!



  • Bluegrass Kid's Run:  Ages 5-12, PLEASE come help support University School and the JAM Program for the Bluegrass Kid’s Run (1.1 mi.) August 29th @ 11 am! This is a part of the Johnson City Bluegrass Half Marathon .   View Information .    View/Print Registration Form


    HS students and parents: Bluegrass Half Marathon coordinator, Karen Hubbs, still needs lots of volunteers for the races on August 29th! These volunteers can also be counted towards our school's goal of winning first ($1,000) or second prize($500) for participation in the Bluegrass Kid's Race . Please note when signing up and please spread the word. View  link to sign up




  • Donations Needed!  The University Middle School SGA is currently accepting donations for the Haven of Mercy homeless shelter.  The shelter is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to help and prevent homeless suffering.  Donations can be dropped off at the box in front of the office, or taken to Ms. Preswood's classroom (Room 219).  Items needed include Toiletry items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, Clothing items including blankets, and Food (canned and non-perishable).  There is also a great need for towels and razors.  Thanks, University School Bucs for giving to help others!  Donations will be accepted through Monday, August 31st.



  • Blood Drive:  Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, September 1st, in the University School Gym, from 11:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Vote for the first responder department you want to honor for their service.  Set Appointment at redcorssblood.org or call Ms. Sharon Cradic at (423) 439-4361.  American Red Cross gift for all students who recruit a donor!  View Event Flyer .  Printable Parental Consent for Blood Donation  

    Volunteer Hours!
      Students, don't forget that you can receive Community Service credit for time giving blood, or for volunteering at the Blood Drive!



  • The Mega Party will be on Tuesday, September 8th.  All students will be able to attend!


  • Earning for Learning!  Beginning Monday, August 3, 2015 through September 27, 2015, each dollar that customers spend at The Mall can be turned into points for the school of their choice. Select stores will be posted weekly for double points on purchases from those particular stores.  In addition, mall gift card purchases are worth triple points everyday!  Shoppers simply redeem their receipts for points at the Mall’s Guest Services Center and designate their points to the school of their choice. Last year’s grand prize winner was awarded $10,000. See Mall at Johnson City webpage for more information




  • Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM):  Beginning October 8th, JAM will be held every Thursday from 3:15-4:30 (except when we're on breaks) through the remainder of the year. JAM is a multi-state music program that introduces students to the music of their communities and their region through small group instruction to instruments common to the Appalachian Mountains




  • Buc Boosters - Go, Bucs!!!  Buc Booster memberships are on sale for $25.00.  Buc Booster family passes for members are on sale now for $150.00.  This provides entrance for members and all family (i.e., cousins, uncles, grandma, etc.) to all home games of all sports.  Complete  Membership Form  and return with payment to Buc Boosters (mailbox in school office).  Free UH Buc hat will be provided for all family passes while supplies last!   View Webpage



  • Parking Decals:  The new ETSU Parking Decals for 215-2016 are now here.  The cost is $50.  Please see Officer Hudson, or leave a note in the main office if you would like to purchase a decal



  • parent connect icon PowerSchool - New Program to access student grades:  Beginning with Academic Year 2015-2016 we will be using a new site for parents to check students' grades, "PowerSchool".  More Information




       
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