Weekly News and Notes, 10/4

Some updates from UHS:

 

School Pictures

 

School pictures and student ID's came in today; please direct students to the main office or stop by to pick them up on Monday. The retake day will be Wednesday, October 16, from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. If you need picture packets, see someone in the office.

 

Progress Report Grades

 

Progress report grades for first quarter were posted this week. While we do not have Parent-Teacher conferences until November, feel free to reach out to counselors or teachers if you have any immediate concerns or questions. It is well worth the early intervention to sometimes get in touch with any challenges.

 

Next Week

 

Next week, we have a half-day on Friday, October 11. School is dismissed at 10:30 a.m. on a half day.

 

October 16

 

On October 16, we offer the PSAT to all sophomores and juniors, while our 8th and 9th graders will be involved with programming sponsored by guidance. For seniors, we hold the day as an opportunity for students to visit schools or job sites in preparation for applications or next year. If students are not here but on a visit, they are still permitted to participate in athletics and activities. Reach out to counselors for any other information.

 

We use PSAT data to help students with college applications, course selection, and other planning at UHS, which is why we provide the opportunity for all students to sit for the test.

 

 

Over the past few days, Mr. DiMeglio and I have been really impressed with the level of interactive academics happening in the building. From explorations, to debates, to labs, to learning stations, to employing new technology, we have been able to observe many great lessons that are keeping students engaged and helping us provide opportunities for students to learn content and build skills. One of our teachers, Mr. Sabourin, presented last week to a group of technology engineering educators, employers, and school administrators, and the general consensus was that our program and curriculum is emphasizing the balance between skills and content better than most. We trust that this will help us identify better outcomes for students as they grow and eventually graduate.

 

Thank you as always for the support.