Weekly News and Notes, 1/15

There are a couple of updates from UHS this week.

World Language Update

Many thanks to Sra. Gaudet, the Curriculum and Instruction leader of the World Language department, who has provided the below video to help color some of the incredibly hard work the teachers and students of Spanish have been completing this year. In normal circumstances, revamping assessment practices and instruction is a tall task. Doing so in the midst of a pandemic is nothing short of remarkable.

The commitment of our educators and students is quite impressive, so we hope you enjoy the video and samples of student work! 

Food Service Information

Free meals are available to all students through the rest of the school year.  Breakfast and lunch are served daily, for free, in all schools.  Bulk meals, which include 7 days of breakfast and lunch,  are available for pick up  from 7:00AM to 8:00AM at Taft Elementary School.  Please contact Kelly Haley, Food Service Director, at khaley@uxbridge.k12.ma.us or 508-278-8633, x2215 for more information. 

Guidance Update

Our counselors have been working through seminars with all grades, and will be meeting against with grade 11 toward the end of January to begin planning for next year. As of January, about 3/4 of our seniors have applied to four-year schools, and we have an instant admission day coming for Quinsigamond Community College at the end of the month. We are on pace to have 100% of our seniors having plans for next year, be it an employment plan or plan for post-secondary learning (or both, in some cases).

Considering the turnover in guidance, where two of our three members are new this year, and the challenges of the pandemic, this is good news! 

End of Semester 1

The end of the first semester is approaching at month's end - typically, the term ends around the week of Martin Luther King weekend. This year, with the delayed start to the school year, our semester will end in early February. As such, students still have a couple of weeks to close out the term strongly, make up work, retake assessments, or hustle to bring grades up.

A reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 18.

Have a great weekend!