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  • Tuesday, December 1st, Culp Center Auditorium Walking Man Presentation - December 1st
    Tuesday, December 1st, Culp Center Auditorium
  • USchool Gym December Concerts: Choral - Dec. 3rd, Instrumental - Dec. 7th
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  • Show your Buc Spirit! Spirit Week, November 30th - December 4th
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  • Brooks Gym Homecoming, Friday, December 4th
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  • Order by December 4th, Delivered December 10th Cheerleaders Candy Gram Fundraiser
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  • Baseball Team Fundraiser, December 4th & 5th Homecoming - Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Pancakes on Saturday
    Baseball Team Fundraiser, December 4th & 5th
  • Monday, December 7th, 5-9 Cheerleading Fundraiser - Barberitos
    Monday, December 7th, 5-9
  • Remember:  USBucs.com  December 14th - Move to New Website Address
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  • No School during Break Christmas Break - December 12th - January 4th; Early Dismissal on Friday, December 11th
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  • For Homeless Children, age 5-12 Key Club collecting Socks & Pajamas
    For Homeless Children, age 5-12
  • See Ms. Hammonds or Journalism Staff Advertise YOUR Business in School Yearbook!
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Walking Man Presentation

Tuesday, December 1st, Culp Center AuditoriumWalking Man  
Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
ETSU DP Culp Center Auditorium               

Dear Bucs Family,

Cancer was once a taboo subject in society. It was not spoken of due to the fear and stigma of the illness. In time we became okay with the conversation, embracing those suffering from its effects. Then HIV and AIDS struck fear in the hearts of people. Again silence about the topics was the chosen course of action due to fear and ignorance of the illnesses. In both cases countless people suffered in silence and shame as society grappled with how to respond to their needs while keeping others safe from the illnesses.

Today, thousands of people who deal with mental illnesses do so under the suffocating stigma associated with illnesses of the brain. Because of the lack of knowledge and the corresponding lack of conversations regarding mental illness, many people deal with their struggle in silence and personal agony, often if not most times, not seeking mental health help as the fear of exposing their symptoms outweighs the pain they are enduring. Too often this leads to the inability to cope with the illness and suicide is seen to be the only viable option for them. The heart wrenching part of this is that there is no cure for when the brain misfires, but there are various courses of treatment that can help manage its effects. The earlier people receive help the more effective the treatments are.

Many of us have been touched by mental illness. It may be a family member, a close friend, or a colleague.  It may be something we are struggling with ourselves. The longer silence reigns, the longer people suffer the effects of not only the illness but the shame of the stigma placed on it. The good news is we can make a difference!

To help get the conversation started here in Johnson City, the College of Nursing, The College of Education Department of Counseling and Human Services, and the University School are privileged to bring Mark and Eric Norwine and their award winning documentary, “Walking Man” to ETSU on Tuesday, December 1st.  They will also lead a discussion following the movie.

There will be a presentation to our 8-12 grade students in the morning of December 1st.  There will be a free community presentation that evening at 6:00 pm.  Both presentations will be in the auditorium of the D.P. Culp University Center.  Counselors will be available to work with anyone needing assistance. Please come and bring a friend or family member who may need to hear the Norwine’s story.  View  Walking Man Website                

Regards, Troy Knechtel Director, University School

Calendar / Schedule of Events

Show your Buc Spirit!  Spirit Week

Nov. 30th - Dec. 4th

Choral Concert
Thursday, Dec. 3rd

Instrumental Ensemble
Monday, Dec. 7th

Friday, Dec. 4th

December  1  Walking Man On The Road  presentation , Community, ETSU DP Culp
                      Auditorium, 6-8 p.m.
December  1  Walking Man On The Road  presentation , 8-12 Grade, ETSU DP Culp
                      Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
December  1  Spirit Week, Disney/Character Day
December  1  SGA Meeting, Room LC2, 12:00
December  1   HS Basketball , vs. North Greene, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

December  2  Spirit Week, Twinsday Wednesday
December  2   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

December  3  Spirit Week, Favorite Sports Team
December  3  International Club , 3:15 p.m.
December  3   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.
December  3   Music/Theatre , Chorus December Concert, USchool gym, 6:00 p.m.
December  3   MS Basketball  vs. Little Milligan @Carver,  
                      Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00

December  4  Spirit Week, Blue & Gold Day
December  4  Last day to Order Candy Grams                   
December  4  Baseball  fundraiser, Spaghetti Dinner,  USchool Cafeteria, 4:00-7:30
December  4  Homecoming, HS Basketball , vs. South Greene, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

December  5  Baseball fundraiser, Pancake Breakfast, Boones Creek Beef O' Brady's.
December  5  Key Club Bell Ringing

December  7   Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.
December  7  Beta Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
December  7   Music/Theatre , Instrumental December Concert, 7:00 p.m.
December  7  Cheerleaders Fundraiser , ETSU Barberitos, 5-9 p.m.
December  7   Meeting , Buc Boosters, School Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.
December  7   MS Basketball  @Hunter, 
                      Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00

December  8   HS Basketball , @Unaka, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

December  9   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

December 10  International Club , 3:15 p.m.
December 10   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

December 11 1/2 Day Early Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.
December 11   HS Basketball , @KACHEA (@ CH Baptist Church), 4, 5, 6, 7:30

December 12 - January 4  No School - Christmas Break

Break  December 14-?  Website Unavailable
Break  December 14  No School - Faculty Administrative Day
Break  December 14   HS Basketball , vs. Sullivan North, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

Break  December 16-19   HS Basketball , Virginia High Tourney (boys only)
December 17   MS Basketball  @Central,  
                   Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00

Break  December 22   HS Basketball , @Tri-Cities Christian (no JV girls), 4:30, 6, 7:30

Break  December 23   HS Basketball , TNT Sportsplex (JV boys only)

Break  December 29   HS Basketball , @Volunteer, 5, 6:30


Break  December 12 - January 4  No School - Christmas Break

Break  January  2   HS Basketball , @Hampton, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

Break January  4  No School Faculty In-service Day

January  5  1st Day after Christmas Break
January  5   MS Basketball  @Cloudland,  
                   Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00
January  5   HS Basketball , @ Sullivan North, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January  6   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

January  7   International Club , 3:15 p.m.
January  7   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.
January  7   MS Basketball  vs. Unaka @Carver, 
                   Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00
January  7   HS Basketball , @Daniel Boone (JV boys only), 5:30

January  8   HS Basketball , vs. Cloudland, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 11   Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.
January 11   Meeting , Foundation, Room 103, 3:30 p.m.
January 11   MS Basketball  vs. Hampton @Carver,  
                   Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00
January 11   HS Basketball , vs. Happy Valley, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 12   HS Basketball , vs. KACHEA, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 13   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

January 14   International Club , 3:15 p.m.
January 14   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.
January 14   MS Basketball  vs. Providence @Carver,  
                   Boys JV-5:00,Girls-6:00,Boys V-7:00

January 15   HS Basketball , @Providence, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 18  No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 19   HS Basketball , @Cloudland, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 20   2016 TN Promise applicants (parents may attend), Media Center Lab , 3:00 p.m.
January 20   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

January 21   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

January 22   HS Basketball , vs. Hampton, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 23   Music/Theatre , All State Screening, Farragut HS, noon

January 25   Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.

January 26   HS Basketball , @ North Greene, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

January 27   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

January 28   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

January 29   HS Basketball , @ South Greene, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8


February  1  Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.
February  1  Beta Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
February  1   Meeting , Buc Boosters, School Cafeteria, 6:00 p.m.

February  2   HS Basketball , vs. Providence, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

February  3   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

February  4   International Club , 3:15 p.m.
February  4   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

February  5  No School - Faculty Professional Development Day
February  5   HS Basketball , vs. Unaka, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8

February  8   Beta Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
February  8   Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.
February  8   Meeting , Foundation, Room 103, 3:30 p.m.

February 10   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

February 11  Blood Drive, USchool Gym, 11:45 - 4:15
February 11   International Club , 3:15 p.m.
February 11   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

February 12  Senior Night, HS Basketball , vs. Tri-Cities Christian (no JV girls), 4:30, 6,7:30

February 15  Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.
February 15   HS Basketball , vs. Asheville School (varsity only), 5:00, 6:30

February 17   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

February 18   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

February 19   HS Basketball District Tournament begins

February 22  Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.

February 24   Chess Club , Media Center, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

February 25   Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) , 3:15-4:30 p.m.

February 26   HS Basketball Regional Tournament begins

February 29  Men's Vocal Ensemble , Room 010, 3:16 – 3:59 p.m.


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  • Christmas Break:  School will be dismissed early, at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, December 11th.  There will be No School from Monday, December 14th through Monday, January 4th.  The first day of the 3rd quarter for Academic School Year 2015-2016 will be Tuesday, January 5th.  See Academic Calendar for more information

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    Our 1st Middle School Pep Rally was a Huge Success!  Thank you Kara Pollock, Coach Ezell and others at ETSU and US for pulling this off for our students. Go, Bucs, Go! View Photo Gallery

  • Dual Enrollment students:  Please stop by the front office today (Tuesday, December 1st) to vote for your Homecoming King & Queen.  All High School students will vote on Tuesday

  • Key Club:  We are ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 5th.  There are still shifts available.  Please sign up with Ms. Squibb

  • The Washington County Election Office is looking for interested area students to work the polling locations on Election Day.  The first election of 2016 will be March 1st for the Presidential Preference and 1st Judicial Primary.  Training sessions start around mid-January to February 2016.  If you are interested, and you are 17 years or older, talk to Ms. Day before break to sign up

  • Concert: The US Singers and the Middle School Chorus invite you to the annual December Choral Concert on Thursday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m., in the USchool gym.  The admission is free!  The concert will feature many holiday favorites as well as other choral selections.  A special treat will be several pieces by the University School Men's Ensemble. 
    Coming up on Monday, December 7th, will be the annual Instrumental Ensemble December Concert, in the USchool Gym, at 7:00 p.m.  Make plans now to come out and enjoy two evenings of wonderful Holiday Music!

  • Cheerleaders Fundraiser:  The University School Cheer Team will be having a fundraiser on Monday, December 7th, at Barberitos (located in the plaza next to ETSU), from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  You must bring the fundraiser advertisement into Barberitos in order for the cheerleaders to get the donation. The Senior Cheerleaders also have card size flyers available.  Come out before or after the concert and enjoy a night of great music and great food!

  • 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!

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



  • 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 10th.  View Order Form 

  • 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

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    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:   http://www.etsu.edu/uschool/  or  by using our shortcut, USBucs.com   

  • parent connect iconPowerSchool:  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   

  • 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

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

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