Monday, April 17, 2017

Final Course Request Change Period for 2017-2018

Final Course Request Change Period for 2017-2018

APRIL17th - 26th: FINAL COURSE REQUEST CHANGE PERIOD

All changes to current course requests must be submitted during the final course request change period. This is the last chance for students to make any changes to their course requests, with the exception of course level changes which can be submitted between June 14th-July 10th.

Students MUST meet the prerequisites at the end of this school year in order to be eligible for certain courses next year. Final course placement is based upon course prerequisites and course availability. Students must check your final grades in Powerschool at the end of this school year to determine if course prerequisites have been met. If you do not meet the prerequisite, but wish to remain in the course, a Grade Prerequisite Waiver Agreement must be submitted by July 10th, 2017. 

See the UHS Course Selection Guide for more details regarding the waiver process and conditions.  Visit the link below to access the form:

Final Course Request change Period 17-18

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mr. Conley's 3/28/17 message

Good morning parents,

With the snow finally melting, the weather is slowly changing and flowers are beginning to bloom. As we anxiously await our April 10-April 14 Spring Break, with fun plans to travel and to relax, there is still more work to be done 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 & #UAreWorldClass), “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 March 31st, and grades will be available to families on April 18th by 8:00 am

Welcome Mrs. Carolyn Barr to the UHS Family!

It is with great pleasure that I can share the wonderful news that Mrs. Carolyn Barr is our new Main Office Manager at UHS! While there were 60 applicants for the Main Office Manager position, and many outstanding interviews, Carolyn's responses clearly reflected someone who is an individual who will be ready to join our family from Day 1, and jump right into the fun! Carolyn has been at Chadds Ford Elementary School since 2003 serving in many capacities, most recently as the Main Office Manager since 2012. Carolyn is no stranger to UHS as her two daughters, Emily Waller (Class of 2009) and Hillary Waller (Class of 2011) are recent graduates.

Please feel free to share your kind words of congratulations with Carolyn!

MLK Canned Food Drive March 20-April 1

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 on April 1. 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 work or plan to volunteer at UHS this Saturday (4/1) from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the Cafeteria LGI.

Thank you, and have a wonderful Spring Break (April 10-14)!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mr. Conley's 2/22/17 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 this past weekend was 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 & #UAreWorldClass), “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.

How to Raise an Adult Author Visit this Thursday, February 23 (7:00-9:00)


Please join us tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 23, to hear Julie Lythncott-Haims speaking to our community about the issues that she raises in her book, How to Raise an Adult. (we will have an in-school assembly tomorrow afternoon where Ms. Lythncott-Haims will be addressing the UHS student body) If you have not read her book, all the more reason to attend tomorrow evening’s event! It's not too late to register for this wonderful community event. Seats are still available!


Open to the public (Adults only). Register: howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com

The PTO/UHS Used Book Sale is HERE--Friday, Feb. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25


The annual UHS Book Sale is only a few days away! The UHS Book Sale will take place on Friday, February 24 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m, and on Saturday, February 25 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.

UHS Yearbook Reminder


To guarantee receiving a 2017 Yearbook in a few months, you may still order a yearbook.  The late orders are payable to UHS Activities at the cost of $95; the orders should be forwarded to Mrs. Hickman, room 212 or the Main Office before February 10th.

Unionville High School presents: MARY POPPINS: March 3-5


This year, the talents and gifts of our UHS players will be on display as they perform Mary Poppins on Thursday, March 16,  Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18 at  7:30pm each night; The classic tale of everyone's favorite nanny comes to life with unforgettable songs, amazing dance numbers and a spoonful of magic!


Tickets on sale starting February 27, 2017 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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mr. Conley's 1/23/17 message

Good afternoon parents, 
 
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season is in our rearview mirror, and many of our New Year’s resolutions hang on the precipice of becoming substantial life changes (HANG IN THERE!), the winter temperatures seem to be staying above the freezing mark for the next 10 days leading into February. Could we escape the winter without a school closure and keep the final student day as June 12? (I’m afraid that I may have jinxed us).
 
Tomorrow morning we will begin our final day of Mid-Term Examinations with teachers giving Period 9 and Period 10 examinations. To clarify my email from this weekend, if you child does not have an exam in the morning and/or in the afternoon, then they can arrive to school later or leave early. 
 
Please note that the 2nd Marking period will conclude on Tuesday, January 24, and grades will be made available to parents on the PowerSchool portal on Tuesday, February 7 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 & #UAreWorldClass), “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.

How to Raise an Adult Book Book Discussion: January 26 and Author Visit on February 23
This Thursday evening (1/26), every member of the UCFSD Community is invited to attend a community book discussion about Julie Lythncott-Haims’ New York Times bestseller entitled How to Raise an Adult
 
On the evening of Thursday, February 23, Ms. Lythncott-Haims will be speaking to parents about the issues that she raises in her book. (we will have an in-school assembly earlier that day where Ms. Lythncott-Haims will be addressing the UHS student body)

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Reserve your seat here

UHS Course Selection Evening: Thursday, February 2 from 7:00-9:00
Please join us for the annual UHS Course Selection Evening which will be held on Thursday, February 2 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 2017-18 school year.

College Planning Night for All Families in Grades 9-11: February 16
On February 16 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. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25
The annual UHS Book Sale will take place at UHS on Friday, February 24 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m, and on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Book donations are now being accepted at all UCFSD schools from now until Friday, February 19th. 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, and have a wonderful month!

Sincerely,
Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal