Announcements




 

  • No School on Friday, July 31st - Professional Development Days:  Four days have now been designated as Faculty Professional Development Days.  There will be No School on these days: July 31, October 30, February 8, April 29



  • Biggest fundraiser of the year!  The Cookie Dough / Celebration Fundraiser money will go towards improving and creating additional outdoor space for the school. We want to focus on improving the playground for the lower grades and adding additional social space outdoors for the upper grades.

    We will be drawing for prizes on Thursday, July 30th, and continue the next week.  The sales will also go through next week (they'll be due back on Monday, August 10th). The online link for the cookie orders is  tinyurl.com/UHcookies.  The Celebration Catalog also has their own online ordering system. The catalog is here (http://www.mtempire.com/brochures/celebrate.pdf) and the order form is here (https://cataloghost.com/mtnempire/).  Thank you for supporting University School students! 



  • Soccer Jamboree!  Good luck to our High School Girls' Soccer team as their season kicks off with the Jamboree, at Civitan Park, on Saturday, August 1st.  Love our Kickin' Bucs!



  • Daily Drawing Coupons:  Students, please remember to bring in your coupons for the daily drawing for the Fundraiser.  We will draw for our first daily prize on Thursday, July 30th.  Don't forget to sell cookies and gifts!  Fundraising is for the new outdoor play space and social space



  • 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



  • Ambassador Program:  High School students, would you like to participate in a prestigious leadership program?  The UH ambassador program is for you!  This brand-new program is led by high schoolers from 9th to 12th grade, which includes several leadership activities such as public speaking and contributing to the community in several ways.  Come visit us at the Club Expo on Thursday, July 30th, or come to Ms. Shaw's office for more information and to pick up an ambassador application, which will be due on August 10th.  We encourage you to apply and become part of this distinguished and honorable program



     
  • BETA Club:  The BETA Club is an organization for 9-12 grade students.  Beta recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills, and provides grants, and scholarships.  The club meets the 1st Monday of each month, from 3:00 - 4:00, in the Media Center.  Students who have a 3.5 average are invited to join.  The first meeting for this year will be on Monday, August 3rd 


  • Art/Music Classes at McKinney Center:  Several classes are being offered for upcoming Fall Semester at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough. There are opportunities for people of all ages, from K-Adult in visual art, music, dance, film, and more. Our own Ms. Sharon Squibb will be teaching an introduction to printmaking for ages 9-Adult on Monday evenings and a painting class for Middle and High School grades on Tuesday afternoons.  Early registration begins now through August 1st, with a $10 discount on classes.  View More Information



  • Cross Country Interest Meeting:  There will be a Parent Meeting for anyone interested in running Cross Country on Tuesday, July 28th, in the cafeteria, at 6:00 p.m.  Practice will start the next day.  Runners MUST have both a   Physical form and  TSSAA Concussion Form  on file with Mr. Honeycutt to be allowed to practice



  • Middle School Mixer:  This year's Middle School Mixer will be held on Friday, August 7th, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Students will walk over with their last period class to the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity (CPA) for an afternoon of swimming, basketball, games, and food.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Students wishing to swim will need to bring a one piece bathing suit (ladies may wear a two piece with a t-shirt cover-up) and towel.  Students will need to be picked up at the CPA prior to 5:00 p.m. 




     
  • Open House:  University School will hold an Open House for Grades 9-12 on Thursday July 30th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  The Foundation Meet-N-Greet will start at 5:30 p.m.  University School Foundation  Open House Meet-N-Greet:  The University School Foundation  is having a Meet-N-Greet with new teachers and Dr. Knechtel and to learn ways they can be more involved in the school.  Apparel will also be sold during the event.  It will be from 5:30-600 p.m., in the gym on the evenings of the University School Open House events, Thursday, July 23rd and 30th. 

    What does the University School Foundation do?  We operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. More specifically, our Foundation works to support, improve, and continue the University School of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee.  Meeting Time:  3:30 p.m. in 3rd Grade Classroom (Room 103)    *New time for 2015; Meeting Date:  2nd Monday of each month; 2015-2016 Meeting Dates: August 10,  October 12, November 9, January 11, February 8, April 11, and May 9th



  • 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". 

    Power School Parent Portal: 

    Dear Parents,

    The Parent Portal login information is finally ready to be given out.  If you child is in grades K-6, the information will come home by Friday 7/17/15 in your child's folder.  If you child is in grades 7-12 you will need to pick up the information in person from the office. Follow the instructions in the letter to create your account.

    Please save your account information as the school will not have access to your personal login and password once you create it.  Also, once you have your account set up and your child added, sign up for the notifications that you would like to receive under "Email Notification".  Be sure to sign up for school announcements as we will often send messages through this system.

    Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade:  this access will allow you to see your child's attendance records with the school.  Should you see anything that is incorrect, please contact us.

    3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade:  this access will allow you to see your child's attendance records with the school and their current grades and report card.

    If you have any questions or need help with this process, please come by the Media Center on open house night or contact us.

    If you have multiple children, your child can access their individual information using the login and password at the bottom of the letter.  They do not need to create an account as you did.  The ID is their username.  Once they are logged in, they can change their password to something easier to remember.  Be sure to write it down somewhere as the school will not have access to their password. More Information



  • Baseball TryoutsBaseball Tryouts will be held on July 28th, 29th and 30th, at Thomas Stadium, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in trying out for Baseball will need to meet in Coach Petty's room on Tuesday, July 14th, at 3:15 p.m.



  • Club Expo:  Club Expo will be held on Thursday, July 30th during study period. Any club wishing to provide information to students will need to set up a table in front of the school



  • Golf Tryouts:  Golf Tryouts will be held on Tuesday & Thursday, August 4th & 6th, at Pine Oaks Golf Course, at 3:30 p.m.   Students MUST have both a   Physical form and  TSSAA Concussion Form  on file with the school before being allowed to tryout.  Those trying out for the team should be at Pine Oaks by 3:20.  Additionally, golfers must provide their own clubs and transportation to all tryouts, practices, and matches/tournaments.  Contact Coach Penley( ) with any questions or for more information



  • International Club: The International Club will meet on the first two Thursdays of each month, at 3:15 p.m.   Our first meeting will be Thursday, August 6th, and will be an organizational meeting. The next Thursday, August 13th, will be the showing of the first film.  After the organizational meeting, the first Thursday of the month will be set aside for a guest speaker and a potluck!  Yum!.  The second Thursday will be the showing of a film that relates to international culture



  • Community Event:  Have fun while supporting a great cause, the Crumley House in Limestone, TN, by attending the Polynesian Beach Party, on Saturday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m.  View Event Flyer



  • 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


  • Home Team Advantage:  Our University School  Cheerleading team will be participating in a fund-raising program at Buffalo Wild Wings.  Simply show your Team Card each time you make a purchase and 10% of the total spent will be donated back to our school cheerleading team.  View/print Home Team Advantage Card


  • Locker Combinations:  The front office needs any lock combination from locks not school issued


  • Lost and Found:  Be sure and check with Officer Hudson for University School Lost and Found items.  At the end of each term, all items that have not been claimed are donated to a local charitable organization.  Lost and Found currently includes lots of lunch boxes, lots of composition books, 7th/8th grade planners, books, and notebooks
       
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