• Faculty Professional Development Day:  There will be  No School on Friday, April 24th.  See Academic Calendar

  • photo 8th Grade Field Experience:  Recently, 8th grade students from Mrs. Amy Horton's US History and Geography Class participated in a Field Experience in Northeast Tennessee.  Students began the experience with a guided historical tour of the town of Jonesborough and ended the day with a special invitation to tour the Embree House in Telford, TN.  This trip was free of charge to students as part of the ETSU College of Education's Dean's Mini Grant.  Mrs. Horton collaborated with Dr. Daryl Carter, Associate Professor of History at ETSU; Deborah Montanti, Executive Director of the Heritage Alliance; Ms. Anne Mason, Special Projects Coordinator of the Heritage Alliance; and Dr. and Mrs. Stern, owners of the Embree House.

    As part of the grant, students learned about the abolitionist movement in Northeast Tennessee in 1820 including Elihu Embree (the publisher of the Emancipator- the country's first abolitionist newspaper) as well as the role of  slavery in Northeast Tennessee.  To share their experience, students worked in groups to create documentaries of the Abolitionist Movement. These are set for publication to You Tube in the next week.

    Thank you Dr. Angela Lewis (ETSU COE Dean of Education) for the grant!  View Event Photos

  • K-6 Class Picture Orders:  The deadline to order a copy of the K-6 Class Pictures has been extended.  Orders will be accepted until Monday, April 20th.  The cost is $14.  Checks for class pictures must be made out to Lifetouch.  If you want to pay with a credit card, you must contact Lifetouch directly at 423-764-3778

  • Art Exhibit:  For the last 4 years, the University School elementary art program has been working with the Mary B. Martin  Foundation to provide art work that is used at the annual volunteer dinner.  Usually this has affected only two or three classes. This year the volunteer event will include a poetry reading by Jesse Graves, one of the University’s English professors. Mr. Graves will be reading from his book on Appalachian Poetry. Our elementary art students are surprising him not only with student art work, but poems as well. 

    The reason for this letter is to let you know that the art work and poetry by our Elementary Students (Grades 1-8) will be on display for this event and will also be available for viewing during the week of April 27th through May 1st.  The work will be located in Room 422 of the Sherrod Library.  This room is dedicated to Appalachian Studies and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity to have a display of our students’ work at one time and in one place. 

    I would like to encourage you to take a few minutes to go look at our “show.”  All the pieces of art have an Appalachian theme.  Each grade level had a somewhat different subject.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Pitts ( ).

  • Alumni in the News!  Congratulations to Meg Stuart and John Crowe, University School  Alumni in the News

  • Key Club:  The Key Club will have a brief meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, for sign up for 2 volunteer projects.  Please check your email for details

  • picture Lost and Found:  Several items have been turned in to Lost and Found .  Please check with Officer Hudson if you have lost a lunch box, water bottle, backpack, sports equipment, or other items

  • The Lady Bucs Softball April 14th game against N. Greene that was cancelled has been rescheduled for April 27th.  The game against Crocket that was on the 27th has been moved to 29th

  • Seniors:  Please remember to go by the Prom Ticket Sale table and let us know if you coming to prom and nominate for Prom King and Queen

  • "Pickin' in the School-Yard" - fundraiser for the JAM program- was a tremendous success!  Thank YOU!  to all those who worked so hard and performed so well to make this a wonderful day for all!  View Event Photos

  • Class pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 15th.  This is a group photo, pre-ordered at a cost of $14 per print and only available as a pre-order.  Forms were distributed by the Elementary teachers.  If for some reason your form got lost in transit from backpack to home, it's fine to send cash or a check made to Lifetouch in an envelope with your child's name on it

  • Blood Drive:  There will be a Blood Drive at University School on Thursday, May 7th, from 11:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  View Information Flyer .  Printable  Parental Consent for Blood Donation

  • Class Rings - Class of 2017:  Jostens will be here on campus on Wednesday, April 15th, from 12-1, in front of the cafeteria, to take your custom Class Ring Orders.  Please bring your 1st payment and order form on Wednesday.  Extra ring packets are in the main office or go to the Jostens Website

  • Senior Night Celebrations: 

         Soccer Senior Night will be held on Thursday, April 16th, at ETSU, at 6:30 p.m..    
         Baseball Senior night will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, at ETSU Thomas Stadium. 
         Softball Senior night will be held on Thursday, April 23rd.  

  • Prom 2015:  The 2015 University School Prom will be held on Saturday, April 25th, from 8:00 p.m. - midnight, at Carnegie Hotel, Lower Ballroom.  Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, April 15th, and will be available during lunch and after school.  The cost is $15 per person.  Please take note of the Dress Code Rules for Special Occasions found in our Student Handbook .  All students must also sign a Prom Rules / Behavior Contract  (now updated for 2015) prior to admission.  Prom portraits are available from Elissa Wood Photography ,  Portrait Order Form                      

  • Dual Enrollment students:  Please see dates for registration and application deadlines on  Dual Enrollment Webpage

  • Parent Meeting location change: University School Director Position:  Click here to  View Position Details .  Currently, five candidates are scheduled for interviews.  University School parents are invited to meet with each candidate from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the University School Library

    The interviews will be held on the following dates:

    Tuesday, April 7th Catherine Edwards

    Monday, April 13th Troy Knechtel

    Monday, April 20 Joshua Davis

    Tuesday, April 28 Carmen Bryant

    Thursday, April 30 Phillip Brown


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