• Professional Development Day:  There will be No School on Friday, October 31st, in order for faculty members to participate in Professional Development training/activities

  •   picture MS Fundraiser for American Cancer Society and Making Strides

    7th and 8th grade students, led by SGA, raised $165.45 to donate to Ms. Cara Ledbetter- executive director of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Students wore pink each Friday in support of breast cancer awareness in October. We celebrated with a Pink Out Party and goodies donated by parents.  Thanks for your service, Middle Bucs!!  View Photos

  • Girls Inc will no longer provide after school care for University School effective January 1, 2015

  • Don't forget!  This Sunday, November 2nd,  Daylight Saving Time Ends - Set Clocks Backward One Hour

  • Middle School Basketball hits the court!!!  Come out and support our University Middle School Bucs as our Varsity and Jr. Varsity Boys take on T.A. Dugger at Carver on Tuesday, October 28th, beginning at 5:00.  The next set of games is scheduled for Thursday, also at Carver, when we take on Unicoi County, with our Middle School Lady Bucs jumping into action! 

  • Fall Formal will be held on November 22nd, from 8-11,  at the ETSU Culp Ballroom.  The event is sponsored by our University School SGA .  The cost is $15.00 per person,$20 per couple

  • The Softball team will be sponsoring an ongoing Car Wash Fundraiser from now until January 15th, at 3 Minute Express Car Wash.  In order for our team to get 30% of every dollar spent, everyone must choose the fundraiser code button and enter 0215 before they choose their wash and pay. View Information Flyer

  • Drama Club:  The Drama Club will be having a Costume Contest on Thursday, October 30th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in Dr. Borden's room.  come as your favorite Broadway character.  Refreshments and prizes.  See Dr. Borden for details

  • Senior Parents-  A meeting will be held  on Wednesday, October 29th, at the Johnson City Country Club, at 6:30p.m., in the Lancaster Room, to discuss Graduation Week


  • Key Club Week!  November 3-7 is International Key Club Week. To commemorate and to educate students about University School Key Club (our student service club) we will have an information table outside the cafeteria. To celebrate with our student volunteers, there will be a party after school on Wednesday (November 5th) in Ms. Squibb's room with refreshments and door prizes. All Key Club members and potential members are welcome to attend

  • Haunted Museum Tours will be at the ETSU and GS Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site on October 31st, from 7:00 - 11:00.  The cost is $10 per person, $5 per ETSU student

  • Seniors- Your diplomas are being printed this week, and it is time to order cap/gown and invitations.  Mr. Eddie Brown will be at school in the US Library 12-12:30 on November 3 (study hall) to meet with you as a group regarding senior supplies available from Josten’s.  Order packets will be handed out at the meeting.  Mr. Brown will be back from 12-1 on November 12 in front of the cafeteria to pick up your order forms.  Please plan to attend if at all possible.  If you cannot be there, please arrange for another senior or a parent to pick up a packet for you

  • Volunteer Opportunity!  Lakebridge Health Care Center is in need of volunteers for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Trick or Treating will actually begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be throughout the building.  Volunteers are needed to help assist our Residents hand out candy and with helping children navigate through the hallways.  We will also be having games in the dining room and therapy gym and will need volunteers to help man the games.  Assistance with the refreshment area is also welcome.This is a fun event and we usually have 200+ children who visit.  Any and all volunteers are appreciated.  My contact information will be provided at the end of this email.  Also, if children 12 and under would like to have a safe place to trick or treat we welcome them to visit us that night.  A Halloween Costume Contest will be held as well. Thank you!  Teresa Strickland, Admissions Coordinator, Lakebridge Health Care Center, email:  Phone:  (423) 975-0095

  • Cross Country Victory!  Congratulations to Jeb Jones, Blake Ryan, Caleb Strickler, Collin Daniel, Will Owen, Ele Drona-Migareas, Josiah Turner, and Drew Oligny!  The Middle School Boys Cross Country team placed 2nd in State Championship in Knoxville.  Jeb Jones placed 3rd.  He was All-State!  Also, congratulations to Nick Daniels, who placed 18th in Elementary Race!  Way to go, Bucs!!!!

  • It is time to start thinking about the 2014/2015 Buccaneer!  We will be ordering yearbooks online; all yearbooks will be shipped to the school and be distributed from here.  Further, all yearbooks will include your child's name on the book.  The personalization is included in the price.

    This year, the elementary/middle school yearbook will be $30.  This is a $2 increase over last year's price to cover the increased cost of production.  The high school yearbook will be $50.

    The deadline for ordering both books is March 2, 2015.

    The steps to ordering the yearbook are as follows:  Go to the link: and click on Buy My Yearbook. Please see Journalism Webpage for more information

  • icon University School introduces.... "Destiny", our new Library Management System!  Search our entire library collection from any computer!!!!  View Information on Ms. Knight's Webpage

  • ETSU Dual Enrollment Students:  It is time to apply for spring dual enrollment at ETSU.  You must complete two steps: 

    1. A new Permission to Enroll Form needs to be turned in to Ms. Shaw by October 30.  Print the form here:
    2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Grant Application for Spring 2015 online here:


    ETSU Registration will begin on November 12 so it is imperative that you return the Permission to Enroll form by October 30.  Please see Ms. Shaw if you have any questions

  • Child Study Center fundraiser:  Come out and Walk, Run, and Have Fun at the ETSU Child Study Center Family Fun Walk/Run on Saturday, November 8th.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Following the Walk/Run there will be Children's Activities, including a Paintbrush Relay!  See Flyer for More Information

  •  The ETSU/SGA coat drive will be going on until October 31st.  Please donate new or gently used coats in the bin in front of the main office.  This is a great way to clean out your closets and help children/adults in need!  Please see Ms. Campbell or Ms. Bragg with any questions.  Love our generous Bucs!!

  • Juniors & Seniors- Here is a schedule of upcoming College Visits:

    November 4       University of Alabama-Birmingham
    November 6       Lees-McRae

  • Tennessee Governor's Schools Application:  Applications for the 2015 Tennessee Governor's Schools are now available. You can access these by visiting the Tennessee Governor's Schools webpage . If you have any questions please contact Grace Palmer at

  • The ETSU Holiday Food Drive will be held from October 8th through November 21st.  All donated items will be used to prepare Thanksgiving Food Baskets.  Please see Flyer for items needed

  • Parents, please take a moment now to review our school Inclement Weather Policy: 

    icon Schedule Change Policy:  University School will close if Johnson City Schools close for inclement weather. University School will also close for inclement weather if ETSU is closed.  More information can be found on our Schedule Changes Webpage

  • Mixed Bags Sales, Middle School fundraiser starts *NOW* and goes through October 30th.  Go to, and use School ID 230552.  We need your help!   Each year the 8th grade journeys to a unique destination for their 8th grade overnight trip. This year we will be traveling to Charleston, SC. The estimated trip cost per student is $390. To help families offset the cost, we have decided to participate in this fundraiser. All proceeds will go directly to fund the trip.  We will like to make this fundraiser an annual event, as it promises to assist our students and families with the cost of the trip to make it affordable to all.  Samples are available for viewing in Mrs. Preswood's room and in the office.  Thanks for your support!

  • Gray Fossil Site needs volunteers for their Haunted Museum Tours.  More information can be found on Ms. Shaw's Webpage

  • Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night / ETSU Open House will be held on November 1st.  There will be presentations from ETSU financial aid office, scholarship office, and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. These information sessions will be from 1:30-2:15 pm and 2:30-3:15 pm on November 1st

  • University School Spirit Gear Pickup date is November 20th-21st, at the school.  Any remaining Long sleeve T-shirt Inventory will also be available for purchase at pick up

  • The 2014 Christmas Sign Up dates for the Washington and Unicoi County Salvation Army Angel Tree is October 27th - October 31st, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Appalachian Fair Grounds.  Angel Tree is for children who will be 12 or younger at Christmas.  You must provide photo id of yourself, id of other over the age of 12, proof of children's ages, proof of income, proof of expenses, proof of address, and food stamp letter (only if you receive food stamps)

  • Volunteer Opportunity - Seniors, many of you still need your 40 volunteer hours for graduation. Good Samaritan Ministries in Johnson City needs a lot of volunteers anywhere from 9-3:30PM Mondays-Fridays to work in their thrift store, file paperwork, and other miscellaneous jobs. If you are interested, go to: 100 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601 and plan to arrive 20 minutes early to fill out a volunteer form. If you have any questions, call their office at (423) 928-0288.  Good Samaritan Ministries Website