Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Catching "U" Up, May, 2018



As the members of the Class of 2018 countdown the remaining days of school until Graduation Day on June 5, the UHS family will spend this month celebrating our Seniors through various events. This is certainly a time of excitement and joy, coupled with moments of reflection and nostalgia about the countless memories that our students, and their respective families, have spent “growing up” together as members of the UCFSD family.
 
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.

Keystone Examinations: May 22- May 25

The Keystone Exams will be administered to students on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd, with make-ups taking place May 24th and 25th. Letters with schedules and specific details will be sent home to parents via email the week of May 14th, and Mr. Silva will visit classes subject to testing that week as well. If you have any questions once letters are sent home, feel free to contact Mr. Silva.

UHS Prom and After-Prom Party

 
The Junior/Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 19, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Wilmington, DE at 700 N. King Street (Legal District). Students will participate in a breathalyzer screening on the way into and out of the dance. A special thank you to Mr. Pat Clark and Mr. Joe Kilpatrick, our 11th and 12th grade class advisors, for organizing Saturday’s Prom.
 
After the Prom has concluded, the UHS PTO will be hosting an After-Prom Party on Saturday, May 19, at UHS.  Students may sign-in that night between 11:00 p.m. and midnight. Students may not arrive after midnight, and may choose to have a parent pick them up at 3:00 a.m. or leave at 5:00 a.m., Sunday, May 20. All junior and senior students are invited to attend the party even if they do not attend The Prom. No fee will be charged to enter the After-Prom. There will be a community walk-through to tour the amazing After-Prom decor on Saturday, May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please see the attached After-Prom Registration Form.
*A HUGE THANK YOU to the UHS PTO and all of our parent and community volunteers for your generosity and dedication to this wonderful event.
 

The Senior Stroll and Senior Picnic

 
On Thursday, May 24, our Members of the Class of 2018 will be participating in the “Senior Stroll.” Students need to arrive to school by 8:30 a.m. to receive their caps and gowns. Students will load a bus which will take them back to their grade school for a stroll through the hallways in their Commencement cap and gown. Following the visit to their respective  elementary schools, students will stroll through the hallways of Charles F. Patton Middle School. Each of the school principals and staffs are so excited to see our members of the Class of 2018 again, and they have big plans for their visit. Upon return to UHS, we will have our Senior Picnic and distribute yearbooks to the members of the Class of 2018.
 
Senior Awards Night
 
A program to recognize outstanding achievement by members of the Class of 2018 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the high school auditorium. This event is a time when our respective Academic departments and our external Community Partners present awards and scholarships. Parents of seniors being honored have received a written invitation to attend the program.
 
Thank you, and have a wonderful month!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Catching "U" Up: March, 2018



Good morning,

While today is the first official day of Spring, ironically there is more snow being forecasted for this week! As we anxiously await our March 26 - March 30 Spring Break, with fun plans to travel and to relax, hopefully the snow will all melt before Spring Fever officially hits UHS!

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.

*3rd Marking Period Grade Reminder: The 3rd marking period concludes on April 3rd, and grades will be available to families on April 20th by the end of the day.

Welcome Mr. Steve Silva to the UHS Family!

It is with great pleasure that I can introduce Mr. Steve Silva to you as our next Assistant Principal at Unionville High School. The assistant principal interview process was a long and arduous one, including three rounds of interviews, writing samples, and live presentations. The team of evaluators included: administrators, teachers, staff and Board members.  In the end, Steve was selected from among over 100 applicants for the position.Steve is a veteran educator with 22 years of experience at Penncrest High School. For the past three years he has served as Assistant Principal. Steve has worked in various teaching and administrative capacities while at Penncrest. Steve will be picking up all of Rudy Reif’s administrative and supervisory responsibilities, as well as working very closely with the members of the Class of 2019 and 2021. Steve received his undergraduate degrees from Scranton University in History and Education, he completed his Master’s degree in History at West Chester University, and completed his Principal Certification Program at Immaculata University. Steve’s first day at UHS will be on March 26.

Please join me in welcoming Steve to the Unionville High School Family!

MLK Canned Food Drive March 12-March 23

In the past, we have coupled our “MLK Day of Sharing” with our Canned Food Drive. This year, we moved our Canned Food Drive to the Spring. The 9th grade class and Social Studies Department will be spearheading our MLK Canned Food Drive this year. All canned goods will be delivered directly to the Kennett Food Cupboard. Last year, our MLK Canned Food Drive concluded at the Kennett Food Cupboard where we were able to provide the Food Cupboard with over 12,000 lbs of food to help feed members of our community. Please consider donating canned food items this week.  If you are interested in helping to organize the canned goods on Friday, March 23, please report to the UHS Cafeteria following dismissal.

MORP is back!--- Friday, March 23 from 7:30-10 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 23 from 7:30-10 p.m. All are welcome!

Thank you, and have a wonderful Spring Break (March 26-30)!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal

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
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jconley@ucfsd.net
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