Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mr. Conley's February 20, 2018 Message

Good morning parents
 
Normally, my winter “Catching U Up” communications include anecdotes about shoveling mounds of snow and sledding down the snowy banks of Chester County. However the forecast for this week appears to be downright balmy, with more warm weather in the forecast for the coming days...signs that Spring is near will surround us this week!
 
Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month. Please be sure to keep up-to-date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our UHS website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.
 
College Planning Night for All Families in Grades 9-11: Thurs. February 22
 
On February 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. the UHS Counseling Center will be hosting “College Planning Night for All Families.”  The evening will consist of break-out sessions with college representatives from various colleges/universities speaking on a variety of topics relating to the college admissions process.  Interested families should arrive at UHS by 6:45 p.m.  A list of topics and presenters will be available on the UHS Counseling Center website prior to the event.
 
The PTO/UHS Used Book Sale is HERE--Friday, Feb. 23 & Saturday, Feb. 24
 
The annual UHS Book Sale is only a few days away! The UHS Book Sale will take place on Friday, February 23 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m, and on Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
 
Please be sure to “Like” the Used Book Sale FaceBook page (“Unionville High School Used Book Sale”),  follow them on Twitter (@UHSthebooksale), and check out their website (UHSBooksale.org) for more information.
 
MORP is back!--- Friday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m.
 
Student Council is reviving an old favorite and will once again be hosting the MORP dance (PROM spelled backwards) this year. This electronic/techno themed dance will be held on Friday evening March 2 from 7-10 p.m. All are welcome!

Unionville High School presents: The King and I: March 15-17
 
This year, the talents and gifts of our UHS players will be on display as they perform The King & I on Thursday, March 15,  Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17 at  7:00 pm each night.  This show features a cast of over 80 students, from 2nd grade through 12 grade with students from all six UCFSD schools.
 
The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam(1944), which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British school teacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love to which neither can admit.
 
Tickets go on sale starting February 26, 2018 at www.showtix4u.com  
​Advance online tickets-$12.00
Tickets at the door: $14 adults/$12 student and senior citizens http://uhs.ucfsd.org/musicdepartment.html  Questions? uhstickets@gmail.com
 
Thank you, and have a wonderful month!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal
(610)-347-1600 X3026
jconley@ucfsd.net
Instagram: mr_conley_uhs
Twitter: @MrConleyUHS     
#CatchTheSpirit 
#UHSMindset

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mr. Conley's January 24, 2018 Message

Good afternoon parents,

Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season is in our rearview mirror, many of our New Year’s resolutions hang on the precipice of becoming substantial life changes...HANG IN THERE! Over the next two weeks, our UHS community will be a sea of Eagles green awaiting the huge Super Bowl game on February 4th. This will be a time of good feelings, excitement, and anticipation leading up to the big game (hopefully, even for our friends who root for other teams). Good luck to our E-A-G-L-E-S  as they travel to Minnesota “on the road to victory!”

This morning we will begin the start of a new semester at Unionville High School. Please note that grades will be made available to parents on the PowerSchool portal on Monday, February 5 in the afternoon.

Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month. Please be sure to keep up-to-date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our UHS website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

UHS Course Selection Evening: Thursday, February 15 from 7:00-9:00

Please join us for the annual UHS Course Selection Evening which will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 7:00-9:00 in the UHS Auditorium. Representatives from each of the UHS Departments will be in attendance to answer any of your questions and/or concerns about your child’s courses for the 2018-19 school year.

College Planning Night for All Families in Grades 9-11: February 22

On February 22 from 7:00-9:00 the UHS Counseling Center will be hosting “College Planning Night for All Families.”  The evening will consist of break sessions with college representatives from various colleges/universities speaking on a variety of topics relating to the college admissions process.  Interested families should arrive at UHS by 6:45. A list of topics and presenters will be available on the UHS Counseling Center website prior to the event.

SAVE THE DATE! The Used Book Sale-- Friday, Feb. 23 & Saturday, Feb. 24

The annual UHS Book Sale will take place at UHS on Friday, February 23 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m, and on Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Book donations are now being accepted at all UCFSD schools from now until Friday, February 16th. Please be sure to “Like” the Used Book Sale FaceBook page (“Unionville High School Used Book Sale”),  follow them on Twitter (@UHSthebooksale), and check out their website (UHSBooksale.org) for more information.

Thank you, have a wonderful month, and GO BIRDS!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal
(610)-347-1600 X3026
jconley@ucfsd.net
Instagram: mr_conley_uhs
Twitter: @MrConleyUHS     

#CatchTheSpirit #UHSMindset #HJStrong

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mr. Conley's December 11, 2017 Message

Good afternoon parents,

With Winter Break only a few short days away, a buzzing excitement fills the air throughout  
the hallways of Unionville High School. While last minute shopping trips and endless present 
wrapping will consume our time over the next few days,  I wanted to pause and take this 
opportunity to offer my personal wishes of Seasons Greetings and hopes that you and your 
family have a happy and healthy New Year! In whatever way that your family celebrates this
 time away from school, I hope that it provides all members of the UHS family with countless
 opportunities for memory making that are filled with laughter and fun.  
 *Please remember that our Winter Break is from December 25 to Jan 1. 
All students will return to class on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month 
leading up to Mid-Term Examinations. Please be sure to keep up-to-date on all high school 
events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS 
 (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, 
accessing our UHS website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents
 with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

Hardin-Jefferson Holiday Hope Drive
Our Hardin-Jefferson School District fundraising effort will continue throughout the holiday
 season. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Hardin-Jefferson prior to leaving for Winter Break. 
If we can reach this goal, the students will receive a special prize in the springtime.
We are accepting checks, cash donations, and/or gift cards from the following outlets: 
Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, JC Penney, 
or Amazon. All donations should be brought to the Main Office and placed in the H-J Mailbox.
If you would like to make a donation , please bring it to the UHS Main Office, and you can 
place it in our UHS/H-J Mailbox. All checks are made payable to “Hardin-Jefferson ISD” 
with the memo line “Hurricane Relief.” Please consider sharing kindness during the holiday 
season for our extended family in Sour Lake, TX. Thank you for your kindness!

Listen to the “Sounds of the Season”: 12/12 and 12/19
Join us this Tuesday evening (12/12), and next Tuesday evening (12/19) at 7:00 pm to hear 
our Unionville High School music students perform selections of holiday music. Our
 Instrumental musicians will be performing tomorrow evening (12/12), and the Vocal 
musicians will be performing next Tuesday evening  (12/19). Please join us for two evenings 
of beautiful seasonal music.


UHS Holiday Spirit Week is Back!
The Unionville High School Holiday Spirit Week is back next week (12/18-12/22)! Below are 
the days next week when we will be “Catching the Holiday Spirit”:
Monday (12/18)        “Holiday Pajamas” (All UHS dress code rules apply!)
Tuesday (12/19)        “Holiday Hats & Socks”
Wednesday (12/20)      “Summer in December”   
Thursday (12/21)          “Holiday Colors (Red, Green, Blue, White)
Friday (12/22)                “Ugly Holiday Sweaters”              


UHS Attendance Reminders
As a reminder, next week at UHS we are on a full-day schedule from Monday to Friday.  If 
your student will be absent or leaving early on any of these days, normal attendance
 procedures apply. Please be sure to review the “Early Dismissal Guidelines,” the “Absence 
Guidelines,” and the “Extended Absence Guidelines” in the UHS Student Handbook which 
can be accessed from the UHS website.

Reminder of Early Dismissal Procedures for Students
If an early dismissal is needed (for a doctor’s appointment, etc.), students must bring in a 
 parent note to the Main Office at the start of that day.  *Please remember that we will not 
phone into a classroom and disturb instruction for an early dismissal.

UHS Mid-Term Exam Schedule: Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 18, and Jan. 19
Weather permitting, will be have two full-days of school on Tuesday, January 16 and 
Wednesday, January 17, and two half-days of school on Thursday, January 18  and Friday, 
January 19.

During the January 18 and January 19 examination days, students will be released from UHS 
at 11:10am. Parents may elect to pick up their student(s) or their student(s) may remain in a 
study hall until 2:43 pm if we receive a parental note indicating the student is staying in the 
study hall. Busses will run at 2:43 pm

UHS Early Dismissal Reminders
As a reminder, ALL early dismissal requests must be written, signed by a parent or guardian, 
and submitted to the Attendance counter in the Main Office by the end of homeroom or when 
a student arrives to school if the homeroom period has passed. Additionally, we will not be able 
to interrupt classroom instruction to call students to the Main Office for an early dismissal. 
Thank you for your attention to these guidelines.

Thank you, have a wonderful month, and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mr. Conley's November 3, 2017 Message

Good afternoon parents,

Now that Halloween has passed (although much of that dreaded Halloween candy still lingers), and as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, I wanted to share my personal wishes of thanks to all UHS families and students. Your children come to our high school each morning with a positive attitude toward learning, with a kind word and a smile for each staff member, and with a goodness of heart that refreshes and renews our building each day. For all of those things, our UHS Family gives thanks each day.
Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month. Please be sure to keep up to date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.
*1st Marking Period Grade Reminder: 1st marking period grades will be available to families on November 17th by 8:00 am

Fall Production: Hamlet (November 9-10-11 @ 7:00)
“To be or not to be…”
Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening (November 9, 10, 11), The UHS Players present William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. This student-driven production includes original music composed and performed by Eric Folmar and costumes designed by Dakota Kilgariff. The music is performed live with Eli Sheppard on electric guitar, Calvin Collison on electric bass, and Eric Folmar on drum set. Stage managers Victoria Vaughn and Jack Landolt designed and built the set. Jonathan Chidekel designed the lighting and Max Baines and Matt Weigard created the sound effects.
Following the successful production of Antigone  last year, the UHS Players challenged themselves with their  production of Hamlet. One twist from the original Shakespearean performances, where males played female parts, you will see Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern being portrayed by females: Suchi Jain, Grace Willey and Emily Lewis, respectively.
Curtain is at 7:00 pm each evening. Tickets are available in the Main Office and at the door. Adults $7, students $5.

UHS Art Gala: Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18
Please join us for the 42nd Annual Unionville High School Art Gala which will be held on Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18. This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS Alumni, and current UHS Students along with live music and great food! We are proud to announce Maryann Weselyk as this year’s featured artist. Mark your calendars for this wonderful event!
UHS Attendance Reminders
As a reminder, during the week leading up to Thanksgiving,  UHS has a full-day school schedule on 11/20-11/21, and a half day on 11/22.  Half day dismissal time is 11:10am.  If your student will be absent or leaving early on any of these days, normal attendance procedures apply. If an early dismissal is needed (for a doctor’s appointment, etc.), students must bring in a parent note to the Main Office at the start of that day.  *Please remember that we will not phone into a classroom and disturb instruction for an early dismissal.   Be sure to review the “Early Dismissal Guidelines,” the “Absence Guidelines,” and the “Extended Absence Guidelines” in the UHS Student Handbook which can be accessed from the UHS website.
Thank you, have a wonderful month, and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PSAT Day, October 11, 2017 Schedule

PSAT Day  October 11, 2017

12th Grade Schedule

12th grade students should report to the Gym at 9:00 for their Senior Class Picture.  Seniors will then attend their normal classes from 3rd period through 7/8.  Students will attend the “Activies Fair” during half of 10th period.  Many class locations will be moved to different locations and some will be covered by different teachers.  All 12th graders will eat lunch from 10:35 until 11:23.

9th Grade PSAT Day Schedule

9th grade students will follow their schedule through period 7/8 and then to 10th period for the “Activities Fair”.  Many class locations will be moved to different locations and some will be covered by different teachers.  All 9th graders will eat lunch from 10:35 until 11:23.



October 11, 2017

10th and 11th Grade PSAT Day Schedule
Students Testing


8:00 – 12:10…………….. PSAT Testing

12:10 -1:03………………Lunch

1:08 -2:43………………10th   period class


Oct. 11 PSAT
Time Schedule
Non-Testing Students

Period 1……... 8:00 to 8:55
Period 2 …….. 9:00 to 9:45
Period 3…..... 9:50 to 10:35
Lunch ……....10:35 to 11:23
Period 4/5 or 5/6 … 11:28 to 12:13
Period 6/7 or 7/8… 12:18 to 1:03
Period 10 …….. 1:08 to 2:43

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mr. Conley's 10/2/2017 Message

Good morning parents,

This year’s Homecoming Spirit Week festivities are underway at Unionville High School. Today, for Day #1 of Spirit Week, the halls are filled with Sports jerseys from various teams. Tomorrow, students and staff will be dressing up as our Favorite Movie Characters. On Wednesday, we will be imitating “Parents Through the Ages.” (I will be dressed as my Dad on Wednesday, sporting his signature mustache and Villanova shirt). On Thursday, everyone at UHS will be donning their Blue and Gold UHS Spiritwear, and on Friday, the students will wear their respective class colors in preparation for Friday afternoon’s 3rd Annual Lip-Dub and our Homecoming Pep Rally. We hope that you can “Catch the Spirit” of UHS Spirit Week with your child this week.  

Please be sure to keep up to date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

Unionville High School and Hardin-Jefferson ISD: Partners in Kindness

Our Hardin-Jefferson School District fundraising effort will continue throughout this school year. At this time, we have raised over $40,000 with more monies and gift cards coming in. We are accepting checks, cash donations, and/or gift cards from the following outlets: Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, JC Penney, or Amazon

If you would like to make a donation this this month, please bring it to the UHS Main Office, and you can place it in our UHS/H-J Mailbox. All checks are made payable to “Hardin-Jefferson ISD” with the memo line “Hurricane Relief”

UCFSD Focus on STEM Night: Wednesday, October 4 (6:30-8:30)

Join us on Wednesday evening, October 4, for our UHS STEM Night. This event, open to all CFPMS and UHS students and their families, will discuss careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) from professionals working in STEM-related fields. There will also be a number of demonstrations of STEM in action at UHS! Please join us for an informative evening about innovation at UHS!

UCFSD Flu Clinic & Unused: October 5 (2:30-6:30)

Stopping the Flu Starts with You

School season is prime time for classes, homework, sports… and the flu. With the flu virus most active from October to May, getting vaccinated is the #1 way to prevent the flu and the fever, sore throat, body aches, and even serious health complications it can cause. We are partnering with the Chester County Health Department to offer a flu shot clinic to community members.

When:  Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 6:30 PM
Where: Unionville High School Cafeteria

For more information, visit www.chesco.org/health/flu. Same day, onsite registration only. If you have health insurance, bring your cards. All insurance types, including medical assistance, are welcome.

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 7 (7:00-10:00)

Our annual Homecoming Dance will be held this Saturday evening from 7:00-10:00. The Homecoming dance is a semi-formal event, so we ask that students dress accordingly. Students will need to bring their UHS school issued ID in order to gain entrance to the dance. An important reminder to parents and students is that we will breathalyze each student as he/she comes into the dance. This is a precautionary measure that we take prior to any school dance where UHS students are in attendance.

PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 11

On October 11, we will be giving the PSAT/NMSQT test to all 10th and 11th grade students. There will be an altered schedule for our students in grades 10, 11, and 12 that morning; our 9th grade students will follow a normal schedule of classes that day. More specific details of that day will be sent out next week.

Picture Day Re-Takes: Thursday, October 26

Picture Day Re-Takes will be held next Thursday, October 26 in the Cafeteria LGI. Students wishing to have a picture re-take should report to the Cafeteria LGI during Study Halls or during their lunch periods.

UHS Halloween Celebration: Wednesday, October 31st
Halloween festivities will UHS on Wednesday, October 31st. If your child would like to  participate in the fun spirit of the day, we ask that he/she follows the following guidelines to promote a fun and safe day:

  • Students will not be allowed to wear masks or face covering of any kind (including facepaint). This is important because we need to be able to identify each student during the school day
  • Student are not permitted to bring weapons of any kind into the building
  • Students are not permitted to portray violent, bloody and/or excessively gory costumes
Thank you for assisting us in promoting a fun, and spirited day!

Have a wonderful month!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal