• Concert:  The US Singers and the Middle School Chorus will present a December Concert on Thursday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m., in the USchool gym.  They will perform lots of holiday favorites.  Admission is free!  Come out and enjoy a night of wonderful music!

  • Baseball Fundraiser:  Let someone else do the cooking for Homecoming night.....and the next morning too!  The University School Baseball team is having a combination fundraiser for Baseball coinciding with Homecoming. A Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, December 4th, from 4:00-7:30 in University Cafeteria and then a Pancake Breakfast the next morning (December 5th), from 7:30-9:30, at Beef O'Brady's in Boones Creek.  The cost is $11 for both or $8 for the spaghetti dinner and $5 for the pancake breakfast.   Please see any player if you wish to purchase a ticket.   Walk ups at each venue will be appreciated too.   Support our Swinging Bucs and let them do the cooking!

  • Faculty Article Published:  Congratulations to University School faculty members Ms. Mary Myron and Ms. Erin Doran, who, in conjunction with two other CCOE faculty members, published an article in the Spring 2015 edition of Reading Matters , "Developing Sight Vocabulary Among Emerging Readers".  View Article

  • ETSU College Visit:  Emily Goepel,  Admissions Counselor from ETSU will be visiting on Tuesday, November 24th from 12:00-1:00 in the library.

    ETSU has an upcoming scholarship deadline on December 15th for our Academic Performance Scholarships  (APS) and our University Honors Scholars  opportunities.  Our General Scholarships deadline is March 1st and the application is available online 

  • Cheesecake Happiness!  One day only - Tuesday, November 24th is the last day to order a cheesecake from the Barnes & Noble Fundraiser.  They are full 1 pound cheesecakes (not the smaller ones that you may see in grocery stores) and would make a wonderful end to any meal! Plus, we get $10 for each cheesecake sold!  If you are interested in ordering a cheesecake, they are $40 each and we have Red Velvet, Godiva Double Chocolate Cheesecake, Plain, and Pumpkin!  To order go to: or, email your order to Kelly Foster, .  Yum!

  • Seniors:  Today is the final day to submit Senior Wills.  You may give your will to a Journalism student or Ms. Hammonds.  The deadline is today, Tuesday, November 24th

  • Dual Enrollment Students:  Please vote for Homecoming Court before you leave today (Tuesday, November 24th)  in front of the office

  • Key Club:  We are ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 5th.  Please see Ms. Squibb to sign up for a shift.  This is our last project before break

  • Candy Grams:  During the week of November 30th - December 4th, University School Cheerleaders will be selling Candy Grams!   The candy grams will cost $1.00 each.  They will be delivered to students on Thursday, December 11th.  View Order Form 

  • On Monday, November 30th, we will be conducting our first ever Middle School Pep Rally!  ALL MS Basketball team members should meet in the University School foyer at 1:55 that day to be escorted over to Brooks.  The rally will begin at 2:15 p.m.  We are pretty pumped about it and look forward to seeing everyone there!  

  • 2015-2016  Homecoming:  University School 2015-2016  Homecoming  will be on Friday, December 4th.  Our High School Basketball teams will be taking on South Greene, with the JV Girls playing at 3:30 p.m., the JV Boys playing at 5:00 p.m., the Varsity Girls playing at 6:30 p.m., the Homecoming Court presentation between games, and then the Varsity Boys playing around 8:00 p.m.  The event will take place at our home court, Brooks Hall/Gym on the ETSU main campus, listed as Building #9, Brooks Memorial Hall on the ETSU Main Campus Map .  In true Buc Spirit, the week of November 30th through December 4th will be Homecoming Week as follows:

    Monday -        'Merica Monday, Wear your Red, White, & Blue
    Tuesday -       Disney/Character Day, Dress as your favorite character
    Wednesday -  Twinsday Wednesday, Find a friend & dress alike
    Thursday -      Favorite Sports Team, Represent your fav team!
    Friday -           Blue & Gold Day, Show your school spirit!

  • Service / volunteer opportunity for Juniors or Seniors:  FRIENDS, Down syndrome Support Group (Friends, Reaching, Inspiring, Educating, Neighbors About Down syndrome), will be having their Annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 5th, at Crossroads Christian Church  - Gray, TN (next to Daniel Boone High School and ETSU Dinosaur Museum).  Volunteers are needed for: Set up  - 10:00am – 1-2 hours – set up tables and chairs or decorations, Serving food – 1:00 – 4:00 pm (food/drinks/ etc), and Clean up 4:00-7:00pm.  If anyone is interested please contact Jana Webb, 423-946-3734, or


  • Thanks to all who attended the Foundation's Barnes and Noble night! When you see a member of the Foundation  be sure to thank them as well. Much work and planning went into the event. Special thanks to Allyson Ross for having her students performing various musical treats!

  • Bucs Basketball Continue Winning Streak!   University High Boys and Girls Basketball claim victory over Berean in Friday nights' games!  Go, Bucs, Go!  View Press Article

  • Walking Man On The Road:  University School is privileged to have the Norwine’s come to our community to share their story and help get the conversation started regarding bullying and mental illnesses. We will be showing their documentary movie followed by discussion on Tuesday, December 1st to our 8-12 grade students and then have a repeat presentation for the University and community in the evening from 6-8pm; both presentations will be in the ETSU DP Culp Center Auditorium.  View Walking Man On The Road Information

  • Chess Tournament Winners!  Congratulations to USchool Middle School students Adam Ryan, Jacob Wyche, and Vijay Ananthula for placing 2nd in the TCCS Fall Scholastic Chess Championship!  Adam and Jacob also participated in the Milligan Chess Tournament where Adam placed 3rd in the individual competition.  Way to strategize Bucs! 

  • A special "Thank You!" from Key Club goes to the Middle School Academy SGA for their generous donation to the PJs and Socks drive!

  • How about those Bucs????   University High Boys and Girls Basketball opens season with a pair of blowout wins!!!  View Press Article

  • The University School Website is moving to a new address:  Our school website will be unavailable for a few days beginning on Monday, December 14th.  During this time, our school website will be moved to a new location.  After the move is complete our website can be accessed from our new address:  or  by using our shortcut,     

  • PowerSchool:  Please go to PowerSchool and bookmark the PowerSchool web address  (or add to favorites) so that while our website is down during the week of December 14th, you will be able to access student grades and school information.  Don't forget that the PowerSchool phone app is also available for your use   

  • A big SHOUT OUT for Dr. Borden, Ms. Allyson and all the cast of Zombie Night. A job well done!  View Photo Gallery

  • Thanks to all who came and joined us at the lighting of the Holiday Lights!  Thanks again to Dr. Noland and his team for including US into his lighting plan this year. It was a beautiful night and precious time with staff, kids and parents.

  • Dual Enrollment students:  You can find your registration date (date you can register on Goldlink) for ETSU at the following website .  Don't forget to turn in a hard copy of your schedule to Ms. Shaw or Ms. Day after you register

  • Thank You!  The Academy would like to thank K-6 students, parents, and faculty for supporting the Penny Wars fundraiser. We are happy to announce that we raised $1,401.89 for our local organizations! The Academy SGA had decided with the money raised we are going to support children in the local community. The proceeds are being used to purchase gifts for patients at The Niswonger's Children's Hospital and foster children in Washington County for the holidays. We also decided to take some of the money and buy pajama's and socks to support the Key Club at University School. They are collecting pajama's and socks for homeless children in Johnson City. Thank you again for all your support, it wouldn't be possible without all of you!

  • 10 Minute Parking at University School:  ETSU has agreed to make the striped area in the west parking lot as a 10 minute drop-off / pick-up parking area for our parents between 8am-3pm. Thank you ETSU!

  • 450!  Our students have run over 450 miles since we began the Morning Mile!  Way to Go Bucs!  More Information

  • The Middle School SGA is sponsoring a food drive to support Bucky's Food Pantry.  Donations can be dropped off in any of the Middle School teachers' rooms

  • Opportunity for Volunteer hours to count toward Graduation:  High School Basketball needs assistance working concession stands for all home games.  Your help would be needed from 3pm-9pm during each of our games at Brooks Gym. Please contact Kara Pollock at (423) 773-4346 if you are interested

  • Holiday Angel Tree, Families Helping Families:  Every holiday season Little Buccaneers organizes an Angel Tree for our families. If you would like to help a family this holiday season, please select an angel from the Holiday Angel Tree. It will be located directly through the double doors in the main hallway of Little Bucs beginning the second week in November. Please inform Vicki or Beth at Little Bucs when you have selected an angel, so the in-formation can be recorded. You may also help out by donating wrapping paper, tape, and gift tags.  All gifts need to be returned, unwrapped, no later than November 30th. Thank you in advance for supporting our families!  View Informational Flyer

  • Sock and PJs:  The  Key Club , as an extension of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club, will be gathering socks and pajamas for homeless children ages 5-12  in Johnson City. Please help bring in donations of these items (from parents, yourselves, friends, etc.).  There is a donation box in front of the office.  Kiwanis Club will also accept monetary donations. Make checks payable to Johnson City Kiwanis Club. Get the word out and show our Buc Spirit helping provide warm socks and PJs!

  • Yearbook Business Ads!  The Journalism Staff is now selling business ads for the yearbooks.  The cost is: $100 for full page, $50 for half, $25 for quarter, and $15 for business card size.  The requirements are 8.5 by 11 book; full color; and can accept ad in pdf file or jpeg format with 300 dpi resolution. Simply complete a Business Ad Order Form / Receipt and return one copy with payment to Ms. Hammonds ( ) and keep a copy for your records.  Support our Journalistic Bucs, while advertising your own business!  

  • Professional Development Days Rescheduled:  Due to State Testing the Professional Development Day scheduled for February 8th will now be on February 5th and the Professional Development Day scheduled for April 29th will now be on April 15th.  See Academic Calendar for more information

  • Lost and Found:  All Lost and Found items that are not claimed by the end of each term will be donated to a local charity.  Please see tables in front of office to claim jackets, hats, lunch boxes, beverage containers, books, and much more! 

  • Reminders:  Please remember that students are not allowed in the gym without adult supervision.  If you are in the gym without adult supervision, there will be disciplinary consequences. 

    Leggings, jeggings and other tight fitting, thin fabric pants are not appropriate for school without a top that is long enough.  Please Dress Code in Student Hand Book

    Reminder:  No Cell Phones between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Officer Hudson will be collecting!

  • School Schedule Change Policy:  Parents, please take a minute now to review our School Schedule Change Policy

  •   -  ETSU Information Technology Services is currently in the process of updating all websites under the ETSU umbrella to a new Responsive Web Template.  This is a very user-friendly format for mobile devices!  

    During this upgrade the "address" of our website will go through at least a couple of changes.  This means that if you have our website home page book-marked using  or  that at some point in the future you may attempt to access our site and receive a "Page Not Found" message.  In fact, if you have *any* of our school webpages bookmarked, your browser may not find them.  So, we are asking that starting now, everyone begins to use    

    Also, please remember if you direct someone else to our website via a flyer, newsletter, or other media, please use the

  • Playground Makeover Sweepstakes:  Could our school's playground use an extreme makeover? Each year, there is a  sweepstakes which provides the opportunity to win big for your school!  Anyone can enter on behalf of your child's school. Enter once a day, every day until March 25th, 2016. The more entries your school has, the greater chance it has to win!  Enter Sweepstakes Here
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