Announcements

 

  • Senior Parents-  As a senior parent you will have some extra responsibilities this year.  As a part of the Graduation Week (last week of school), the senior parents traditionally arrange an overnight retreat, a senior picnic, the Baccalaureate service and Project Graduation (graduation night lock-in).  The school will donate a small amount of money toward these parent arranged festivities, but the burden of fundraising falls to the parents.  All of the above listed activities are optional, but have become a tradition usually embraced by the senior parents to give the graduates a great finish to high school.  There is no set system in place to organize parent involvement, but usually at least one parent will step forward to begin the process. I am happy to serve as advisor and facilitator for helping you organize Senior Week and to relay information to the seniors.  I encourage you to begin the conversation soon!  Ms. Shaw



  • 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



  • Softball will begin off season workouts on Thursday, October 23rd, at 4:30 at field


  • Cut-a-Thon Fundraiser -  On Saturday, October 25th, there will be a Cut-a-Thon Fundraiser at Metamorphoses Salon, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  $10 Haircuts!  Please see Ms. Johnson for more information.  Come support US and leave looking fabulous!


  • 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: http://www.schoolannual.com/ and click on Buy My Yearbook. Please see Journalism Webpage for more information



  • French Club members who want to order a t-shirt, please get your money to Ms. Bridges by Wednesday, October 22nd



  • 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





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


  • 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:  http://admissions.etsu.edu/assets/documents/DualEnrollmentPacket.pdf
    2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Grant Application for Spring 2015 online here:

               https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/Default.aspx

    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


  • Five Guys:  Join our University High School Cheerleading for a fundraiser at Five Guys Burgers and Fries!!!  Five Guys Community Night will be Thursday night, October 23rd, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Five Guys, 1914 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN  37601.  Come cheer on our cheerleaders and enjoy a great meal!!


  • 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


  •   High School Boys Basketball   tryouts will be on Monday, October 27th.  See or e-mail Coach Penley ( ) with any questions


  • 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


  • Our ETSU Campus Recreation Group is now offering Group Swim & Water Baby Lessons to babies, age 6 to 32 months, and children, age 3 to 12.  The classes will begin October 20th.  Registration is due by October 17th.  See Flyer for more information

     

  • 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 http://fundraiser.mixedbagdesigns.com, 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!


  • Celebrate My Drive........When teens drive 2N2, it's a cause to CELEBRATE!  October 15th-24th, is U.S. National Teen Driver Safety Week.  High School students age 14+, along with their schools, communities, friends and families, unite to take part in local Celebrate My Drive events and make safe driving commitments.   Click here to Register for Safe Driving .  The 100 high schools with the most commitments will be awarded a total of $3.25 million in grants!  More Information



  • 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



  • Get your official University School Spirit Gear!!!!  The University School Foundation Apparel Sale will start on Friday, October 3rd and last until October 20th.  The deadline for orders is October 20th.  Orders must be prepaid.  Please make all checks out to "University School Foundation" or "USF".  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.  Order your Spirit Gear today!!!!   Printable Spirit Gear Flyer / Order Form



  • 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