Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mr. Conley's 11/2016 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 & #UAreWorldClass), “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 18th by 8:00 am

Fall Production: Antigone (November 10-11-12 @ 7:00)

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, The Unionville High School Players present Antigone, the first Greek tragedy performed on the Unionville High School stage.  This student-driven production includes original music composed and performed by Eric Folmar, choreography by Cameron Cofrancesco, and costumes by Marina Khazana. The music is performed live with Harrison Bass on keyboards, Calvin Collison on bass and Eric Folmar on drumset. Stage managers Megan Belgam and Victoria Vaugh designed and built the set.

Curtain is at 7:00 pm each evening. Tickets are available in the Main Office and at the door.

UHS Art Gala: Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19

Please join us for the 41st Annual Unionville High School Art Gala which will be held on Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19. 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 Lele Galer as this year’s featured artist. Mark your calendars for this wonderful event!

The 2nd Annual UHS Lip-Dub is coming to UHS: Wednesday, November 23!

Every UHS students will “Catch the Spirit” on Wednesday, November 23 as we will be performing our 2nd Annual UHS Lip-Dub to this year’s song, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (Feel free to practice your dance moves with your child over the next few weeks!) We will have an AM assembly on 11/23. During the Assembly period, we will gather and participate in this fun experience. Please remind your child to wear his/her Unionville Blue and Gold colors that day!

When the video is completed and edited, we will share it on the UHS website/Facebook page for all the world to see. A special thank you to UHS Assistant Principal, Mrs. Amy Jenkins, and to Tech Education teacher, Mr. Stephen Ortega, for working with our students to organize this fun and spirited event!  

UHS Attendance Reminders

As a reminder, during the week leading up to Thanksgiving,  UHS is on a full-day school schedule from 11/21-11/23.  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.

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.

NO Latex Balloons in the Building

​We have a few  students at UHS with severe latex allergies. Please remember that we cannot have any latex balloons in our building for any event (birthdays, parties, etc.)
Thanks to all for your help!

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


Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal