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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mr. Conley's 9/5/2017 Message

Good afternoon parents,

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! Last week was a fantastic first week of school with the building once again abuzz with the sounds of students and staff working together. This year, our school theme will be examining “The UHS Mindset,” and the impact that kindness should play in all interactions both in school, and in our community. Our UHS family realizes that your children are more than statistical data points, but kind, hard-working, and dedicated young people.

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.

Hardin-Jefferson ISD: Our Partner School District in Texas

As we focus our school year on kindness, Unionville High School has partnered with the Hardin-Jefferson School District in Sour Lake, Texas. The Sour Lake Community was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Harvey. We will have a series of fundraising opportunities for our community, throughout the school year, in order to provide our extended family in Sour Lake with whatever support that they will need. The upcoming months will be difficult for the Sour Lake community, but I know that the kindness and generosity of our UCFSD families will be felt by the Hardin-Jefferson families.
Our UHS family is thrilled to kick-off our fundraising efforts this Friday (9/8), as our football team hosts Avon Grove High School at 7:00 pm. We are excited that Avon Grove will also be joining us in our fundraising efforts this Friday. The Hemmert family (our connection with the Hardin-Jefferson ISD) were long-time Avon Grove residents .
At this time, we are accepting  checks made payable to “UCFSD”, memo line Hardin-Jefferson Independent SD, 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. We will have a collection table setup near the the ticket booth on Friday evening, so please be sure to stop by! Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and we hope you are able to join us for Friday evening's wonderful event!

Hardin-Jefferson/UHS Volunteer Organizational Meeting: September 20

How can you help in our efforts to support our extended family in Sour Lake, TX? On the evening of  September 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm, we will hold an organizational meeting to discuss fundraising ideas/plans for the current school year. If you would like to attend or just learn more about our efforts for the Hardin-Jefferson SD, please plan to meet in the UHS LGI.

Back-to-School Night: September 14

Our annual Back-to-School Night will be held on September 14 at 7:00. Back-to-School Night is a wonderful opportunity to connect families with our staff, and to learn about all of the events taking place in the classroom. We hope that you able to attend this informative evening.


The Unionville High School Student Disciplinary Policy and Student/Parent Handbook

The Unionville High School Student Disciplinary Policy and Student/Parent Handbook are available on-line via the UHS website.  The Handbook includes important information for both students and parents about the policies and procedures in effect at the high school.  Please take time to review the contents of these publications with your student(s), especially the sections dealing with Bullying, Academic Honesty, and the Dress Code Policy.

Absence from School

If your child is absent from school, please be sure to call the UHS Main Office to inform us of the absence. *Within THREE days of your child returning to school, we must receive a signed note or parent email to excuse the absence.  If a note or email is not received within three days, your child’s absence will be unexcused.
Early Dismissals for Students

A student who needs an early dismissal on a particular day (for a doctor’s appointment, etc.) must bring a note to the Main Office at the start of the day for which the early dismissal is needed.  *Please remember that we will not phone into a classroom and disturb instruction for an early dismissal. Students may check emails on a cell phone during passing times but may not use a cell phone during the school day to make phone calls.  If he/she needs to make an emergency call, any student may come to the Main Office to access a phone.
September 20: Picture Day

Picture Day will be held next Wednesday, September 20 in the UHS Library. Your child was given the picture form in his/her homeroom yesterday morning. If you are ordering pictures, please put the payment in the photo envelope and have your child return the envelope on picture day.

Class Dues
Please remember that class dues, which are used to pay for the Senior Dinner Dance and cap & gowns, may be paid in the High School Main Office.  The class dues are:  9th - $30; 10th - $25; 11th - $20; 12th - $15.  


Thank you, and have a wonderful month!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal