Seniors / Parent Information
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Grade 12 Senior Parents: Please complete the survey via the link below. This survey provides information to the Senior Parent Committee on types of activities your Senior would like to participate in, Senior T-shirt size, volunteer opportunities for willing parents and senior/parent information. The Senior Parent Committee coordinates monthly activities for the Seniors and Senior week fun...your survey participation is greatly appreciated!
Attention Seniors: Please return your packet of University School discount cards by Friday, October 8th. Packets can be returned to the school office or to Mr. Weems in Room 226B. These discount cards will raise money for your senior class activites. You need to return all unsold cards as well as cash and checks in your packets. If you have not picked up your packet, please pick it up in the office today.
Hi Seniors!!!! I'm excited to announce that we have 2 Field Trips coming up soon!!
On July 30 we will go to Roan Mountain to get us jump started on the college application process, and for some fun and bonding with your classmates. Cost of the trip is $6 payable in the Counseling Office. Bring a bag lunch plus any money you would like to have for pool entry or snack bar.
On September 2 we will go to the Tri-Cities College Fair at Freedom Hall Civic Center where you will have the opportunity to visit with up to 40 colleges, military recruiters, and a few employers. Cost of the trip is $3 payable in the Counseling Office.
Permission Forms for both trips can be found on the Class 2022 Counseling Canvas page.
More details about the College Fair coming soon!
Senior parents are invited to attend an informational meeting with last year's parent advisory board members and school administration to discuss this year's senior activities and plans. Please join us by clicking on the link below:
Topic: University School Senior Parent Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 952 3097 9839
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Here is the link for the Junior Family Night Powerpoint from last Spring. Video will be posted soon!
The University School Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May
28th, at 6:00 p.m., in Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym).
The ceremony will be live streamed on our University School YouTube channel
Link for UH Graduation https://youtu.be/h9rPPp7hehM
Important Senior Information!!!!
Dear Seniors and Senior Families-
This may be the most important email that I send you all year so please read it to the end.
-First, I have a special senior website where nearly everything you need to know is posted. It can be found at the top of the senior page on my faculty website. If you do nothing else, please watch the application and financial aid videos. The link is https://uhseniorinformation.weebly.com/. I have finished updates today, but if you notice errors please let me know. You can also use the college and scholarship searches on my website to help narrow down your choices to a list of 3-7 (just a recommendation-application fees can be expensive).
-Second, it is time to begin your college applications if you have not yet done so. Completing your college applications should happen over fall break so that everyone can meet important scholarship and admission deadlines. UT-Knoxville has one of the earliest deadlines at November 1, but if you are applying for early admission or early decision your deadlines may be earlier. If ANYTHING you need is due in September or early October I need it this coming TUESDAY 9/4!!!
There are three ways to apply to college:
- On the website of the college
- Through the Common Application at https://www.commonapp.org/ for membership schools
- Through the Coalition Application at http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/ for membership schools
-Third, if you think you might qualify, apply for free/reduced lunch to be eligible for fee waivers for ACT/SAT/College Application Fees. You do not have to eat the lunch, but it will prove your eligibility for fee waivers. Applications are available in the main office and in my office.
-Fourth, apply for the TN Promise (free community college tuition) at http://tnpromise.gov/. Even if you do not plan to attend community college it is an excellent back up plan in case something interferes with your primary plans. Additional scholarship info coming soon.
-Fifth, request transcripts for college applications that you are completing. Some sites like Common App will automatically issue a request to me. Others will require that you make the request directly to me. Unfortunately, we are currently in transition with the site we use for digital transcript requests so for the next few days it is best to request transcripts via email. If you have already used Parchment, they have been sent. We are switching to ScribOrders. Info coming soon.
-Sixth, request any recommendations that you need from me or your teachers three to four weeks in advance. Be specific about what you need and when it is due. I require that you email me a COMPLETED Recommendation Self-Assessment form (attached and on the senior website) before I will write you a recommendation. You are welcome to send it to other people that you ask for recommendations.
-Seventh, check my website and the school’s website for important dates and information and ALWAYS read my emails. Email is the primary way that I will communicate important information to you. Look for an email soon about text alerts for seniors.
-Eighth, all seniors are expected to retake the ACT on the Senior Retake Date during the school day. All seniors are registered through the school. Students with a 30 or above ACT may elect not take the exam (must notify Ms. Shaw if not planning to take), but taking an ACT is a graduation requirement in the State of Tennessee. If for some reason you DO NOT WANT to retake the ACT please inform me before we go on break.
-Eighth, if all of this is overwhelming and confusing, take a deep breath and schedule an appointment with me J.
Thanks for reading to the end! More updates coming soon!
Civics Test - Required for Graduation
This test is required for graduation. Study materials have been placed on Ms. Frasier's school webpage.
Seniors, don't forget to submit your Contact Information to the Alumni Database !!! Yes, you made it!!!
Parents of Seniors: Seniors are required to complete 40 hours of community service before they graduate. To date, many seniors have not submitted their forms to Ms. Shaw. This is a state requirement to graduate. Please work with your student to take care of this item.
Ask Ms. Shaw about Duplicate Diploma Requests