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 ( for more information.
Thank you, and have a wonderful month!

Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal