Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Elective Session - for the week of 05/18- 05/29


Office Hours - Spring Elective Session

The UHS office and computer lab will close at 4:00pm.

Summer Office Hours - June 1st-26th

The UHS office will be open in June from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The office will be closed for the month of July and will reopen August 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact the UHS office at 559.278.8263 or email mayang@csufresno.edu

Seniors! Final Transcripts (addt'l info.)

Attention ALL Seniors! Your future college will be requesting you send a final transcript after all grades have been recorded. You must complete a Final Transcript Request form found in the counseling area brochure rack, front office or Mrs. Rea's room. You will need the name of the school and the address where the transcript is to be sent. These are mailed in mid-late June after all grades have been entered. Some seniors order an extra transcript to be mailed home and kept on file for future use; students will need to complete a separate form for transcript to be mailed home. Transcripts cost $2.00 each.
Remaining seniors: Don't delay, PLEASE order your final transcripts TODAY!!!

NOTE: If your college needs your college grades/transcript, you will need to order a separate Fresno State transcript. Here is the link with instructions: Fresno State Transcript requests

UHS Graduation 2015 Video

Our 2015 graduation video is now posted on our website. Visit uhsfresno.com and click "media" to access the University High School 2015 Graduation video. You can also access the video by clicking this direct link: UHS Graduation 2015 Video

The Addams Family - Spring Musical

The Addams Family
Thursday, May 28th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 30th at 2:00pm matinee and 7:30pm
Location: Fresno Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

Science Olympiad Lost and Found

We still have a couple of unclaimed jackets left from Science Olympiad competition day. If you lost your jacket, please see Mrs. Royce. If unclaimed at the end of the year, it will be donated.

Lock Collection

Attention all students: If you have not already, please turn in your lock immediately. Anyone that does not turn in a lock will be fined a $ 10 fee. Please make sure you clean out your lockers, anything that is not taken out will be thrown out.

Lands' End - UHS Spirit Wear!

30% off May 21-25!
For more details and promo code visit the Lands' End website.

Freshman Class of 2018 black t-shirts are out on the Lands' End website! Make sure you visit their website to purchase a 2018 Class shirt.
Feel free to contact the UHS office if you have questions on how to purchase!

Shop at the Lands' End Website for UHS Spirit Wear!

Parents (6-10)


Clubs/Teams (11-13)


Remember We Are UHS!

For College visitation/scholarship information, please click this link; scroll to the bottom: UHS Daily Bulletin

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College (16-18)


UHS Scholarship Binder

Check out the UHS Scholarship binder for scholarships you may qualify for. This binder is located in the bookshelf in the counselor's office waiting area. Take a look at the binder while you are waiting to meet with your counselor, or if you would like more information on a specific scholarship. This binder will be updated periodically as counselors receive notices for scholarship opportunities. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE SCHOLARSHIP BINDER FROM THE BOOKSHELF.

The Game Experience

The Game Experience in Seattle, a three-week video game development program, incorporates hands-on instruction from industry professionals with interactive video game studio tours. Student’s learn how games are made from concept to design and development and everyone goes home with a game they made from scratch. We take pride in providing the next level of summer programs by combining unique education, great service and fun cultural activities with technology to create a seamless and elevated experience. We'll be offering several scholarships this year. This is a great opportunity for students interested in game development. Date July 4th - July 25th, 2015 and August 1st- August 22nd, 2015. Age Group Students entering grade 10 - 12 in September 2015. Registration Deadline June 1, 2015. Location Seattle, Washington. University University of Washington Price $5,300 For more information, please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/fy5hszwjigyzuy1/Game%20Experience%202015%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0&utm_source=US+Public&utm_source=High+School+Counselors&utm_campaign=0a63dcf342-Game_Experience_Public&utm_campaign=0a63dcf342-Game_Experience_Public&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a38ab5a0a-0a63dcf342-&utm_term=0_4a38ab5a0a-0a63dcf342-201001809

Tufts Summer Study Program

Tufts Summer Study Program offers pre-college programs like: writing, law & ethics, health science, and bioinformatics. Earn transferable academic credits with over 35 summer courses to choose from. Open your eyes to the new possibilities and get a preview of college life. Programs start June 30th and end August 7th, 2015. Registration starts March 2nd, 2015 and go until June 30th, 2015.

BU Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its seventh year, would be a perfect fit for students who are interested in journalism or writing. Three two-week workshops will begin on June 29. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Applications are due one week before the start of each session. For more information, please see your school counselor or visit http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/.

Spotted Drum Expedition-Biology and Ecology

Spotted Drum Expeditions, a ecology-based citizen science/diving organization in the Mexican Caribbean, is pleased to announce our 2015 Coral Reef Camp & Advanced Coral Reef Camp for high-school students ages 16-18. These courses focus on the biology and ecology of Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and cenotes, and give students a chance to participate in long-term reef monitoring & research in the area. We take field trips to reefs throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, talk to local ecology experts, and learn about ecology and conservation initiatives in the area. We also provide dive training (and PADI Open Water certification if needed) throughout the course. College credit may be available. We offer three sessions this summer -- please consult our website for program details and pre-requisites. Applications are open now! What: Coral Reef Camp & Advanced Coral Reef Camp for High-school students, ages 16-18 Where: Puerto Morelos, Akumal, & Cozumel, Mexico When: We offer three courses this summer -- -- June 22nd - July 3rd (Coral Reef Camp) -- July 10th - July 21st (Coral Reef Camp) -- July 30th - August 7th (Advanced Coral Reef Camp) How: Check out our website for details and applications materials! http://sd-expeditions.com/ Applications due May 5th. Contact us at info@sd-expeditions.com with any questions!

Sikh Women's Alliance Scholarship

The Sikh Women's Alliance Scholarship is offering three $1,000 scholarships who meet the following criteria. 1. Minimum 3.0 GPA 2. Enrolling in college as a full-time student/Currently enrolled in college as a full-time student 3. Pursuing a BA or BS degree 4. Provide an official GPA verification form & copy of your transcripts with your application (must be sealed and from the school). 5. Provide two letters of recommendation (one from volunteer organization) 6. Demonstrate volunteerism in the community or church 7. Write a 500 word essay using this prompt: Describe what you’ve learned about Sikhi and how it applies to your life. 8. Provide a 500 word personal statement which addresses: a. Educational background b. Socio-economic background or hardship c. Educational major, career goal, honors and extracurricular activities d. Any other pertinent information 9. Scholarship Application packets must to be postmarked by May 30, 2015 to:Sikh Women Alliance, Inc. 1187 N. Willow Ste 103 PMB #146 Clovis, CA 93611 ***Application details can also be found on the SWA website*** **Winners will be notified In August 2015** Contact Information: Phone Number: (559) 481-6910 Facebook: Sikh Women Alliance Email: kaurseva@gmail.com Website: http://kaurseva.webs.com --------See Scholarship Binder for Applications

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs at Fresno State

Fresno State Continuing and Global Education Program is offering a reading skills and speed reading program for teens and adults. They focus on phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, speed reading, and love of reading. The program is for entering 9th graders through college students. This program will prepare you for the SAT, ACT, college, and beyond. The program helps with reading speed, comprehension, concentration, and retention. They are offering a program for 9-11th graders June 16th-July 14th which meets one day a week, and July 21st-August 18th as well. For students entering 12th grade or college a separate program meets once a week from July 21st-August 18th. For more information or to register call 1.800.978.9596. Class size is limited call soon!

Computer Science Summer Camp 2015

This is the 7th time that this Computer Exploration (Comp-X) Summer Camp has been offered by the Department of Computer Science at California State University, Fresno. We look forward to the experience of helping 7th to 12th graders learn more about Computer Science. Tuition/Fee is $250 for 5 full-day sessions. There is a 10% discount for returning students. Dates are June 22nd - July 3rd. Below is the link with more information and the link to registration. General Information: https://sites.google.com/site/compxsummercamp Registration: https://sites.google.com/site/summercampapplication

Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore

Do you need to perform community service hours? You can volunteer at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore any number of hours as often as you choose times they are open. (10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday). You will be stocking shelves, moving product, cleaning items, assembling items, organizing, helping customers unload donations, etc. ReStore Is located @1631 Railroad in Clovis, behind Lowe’s @ Clovis &Shaw. Contact the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator @ 559-917-3978 or restorefresnovc@gmail.com.

NYU Precollege

NYU Precollege is a taste ow what it's like to be a college student at NYU. For 6 weeks during the summer, you'll choose courses in virtually any subject across the University. Popular offerings include Human Physiology, Introduction to Psychology, The Language of Film, and many other. You get to visit Coney Island and the Empire State Building. The program runs from July 5th to August 14th. For more information and to find applications please visit http://nyu.edu/highschool.

American Collegiate Adventures

ACA has a new college prep and ACT/SAT boot camp sessions. This program is for students completing grades 10 or 11. The boot camp sessions will be held at UCLA, Depaul University, and Tufts University. ACA has been in business for over 22 years and specializes in college prep programs for high school students. We offer a variety of locations if the students desire to travel and learn over the summer. Wisconsin, Italy, Spain, England, France are just a few of the places that you can visit this summer through ACA. If you would like to learn more please visit www.acasummer.com.

Stages 2015 - CCSESA Arts Initiative

Stages is a FREE 2 week summer youth theatre project, offered to 11th and 12th grade students, designed to support theatre education by providing additional educational theatre opportunities for students in Fresno County. Students will learn Devised Theatre techniques, skills in writing, movement, voice, acting, and imporv. This year the first week of Stages will be up in the mountains at YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake! www.campsequoialake.org Dates are from Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015. Visit http://ccsesaarts.k12oms.org/412-96064 for more information this opportunity.

Fresno Kids Camp 2015

Join us for the 11th Annual Free Kids Camp is July 10-12, 2015 at Camp Oakhurst 36611 Mudge Ranch Road, Coarsegold, CA. Camp will begin on Friday at 4:00pm and conclude on Sunday at 4:00 pm. This 2 1/2 day overnight camp is for children 8-16 years old, provides kids a safe environment to find healing and peach through games, activities and common fellowship with each other. Kids Camp is available to young people who have experienced a loss of an immediate family member in the past year. No cost to families. During camp bereavement counselors are on site to work with children who may need on-on-one time and attention. Visit www.optimalhospicefoundation.com for more information.

UC Application & Personal Statement webinars

WEBINARS FOR FRESHMAN APPLICANTS Join us for UC Application & Personal Statement webinars! Are you a freshman applicant for fall 2016? Join us for informational webinars offered weekly from May 19 – August 6, 2015 to get an inside look at the admissions process. UC Application Webinar UCSB Admissions Counselors will present a step- by-step tutorial to help you understand how to fill out the UC application. Admissions Counselors will cover information about entering school records and extracurricular activities, and they will briefly touch upon the personal statement. Appointments are available (register for one 60-minute webinar): • Thursdays at 4 p.m. PST UC Personal Statement Webinar Take a look at how UC Admissions uses the personal statement in the freshman selection process. Admissions Counselors will share what makes a great personal statement and what you need to avoid! This is not a one-on-one evaluation, but is a great way to help you get started or edit a first draft. Appointments are available (register for one 60-minute webinar): • Tuesdays at 4 p.m. PST • Wednesdays at 6 p.m. PST SIGN UP TODAY! Register online for a 60-minute webinar at: www.admissions.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/webinars

USMA West Point Academy

Are you and exceptional student with strong academic performance, and have a high level of personal character? The United State Marine Academy at West Point encourages outstanding juniors to start their application and apply today. Freshman and sophomores should request "your guide to successful admission". There is a lot you can do now to get you ready for a future at the USMA. Please visit www.discover.usma.edu/guide for more information and to apply visit www.apply.usma.edu

Brandeis - High School Program

Brandeis HSP offers residential summer experiences for exceptional high school students as part of a world-class university with social justice at its core. Students explore diverse academic and artistic pursuits while they develop skills knowledge, and friends for life. Find yourself this summer at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Visit www.brandeis.edu/highschool for more information and varying dates.

UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference

The 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Med Conference "Dedication, Compassion, Innovation: Changing the Future of Health Care & Research" is a two day event where 9,500 students attend to experience 350 dynamic workshops led by the deans of top medical school and other field experts. Topics include financing you medical education, summer opportunities, looking inside the admissions process, and many more. Other topics include, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapy, graduate and PhD, and Public Health. This is a great educational experience. For more information please visit: http://www.ucdprehealth.org/

Travel funds to Discover Wellesley Weekend 2015 now available!

The application for travel funds to Discover Wellesley Weekend 2015 is available to rising senior girls! The program will take place on Sunday, October 18 and Monday, October 19 and is open to any prospective senior and her family. The fully-funded travel grants are available to select students who wish to visit campus during Discover Wellesley Weekend but would otherwise be unable to pay for their travel. The grant only covers travel for the student. Who is it for? Wellesley encourages applicants from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Asian American, Latina American, Native American; first-generation students; and/or students from other underrepresented communities and regions. What’s free? Transportation, meals, and housing. How to apply? Students must submit their application here: www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline: June 30 Final Deadline: August 31 ** Students must also email (travel-grant@wellesley.edu) or fax (781-283-3808) a copy of their unofficial transcript to Molly Morrow’s attention.

National YoungArts Foundation

About National YoungArts Foundation YoungArts identifies and nurtures emerging artists ages 15-18 (or in grades 10-12) in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Winners are provided once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, cash awards of up to $10,000, Master Classes by world-renowned artists, significant access to scholarships, national recognition and the chance to be recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. YoungArts ensures the nation's most outstanding young artists are encouraged—at critical junctures in their lives—to pursue careers in the arts. YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2016 Program through October 16, 2015. Students selected as YoungArts Winners are invited to participate in one of YoungArts' weeklong programs in Miami, Los Angeles or New York. For more information, visit youngarts.org/apply

Oxbridge Student Summer Programs 2015

Oxford University is offering (2)four week programs of academic and creative immersion in a a culturally vibrant setting. They are also offering an Oxford Seminar where students will get to spend the week diving into the subjects they love with the experts at Oxford. Visit the website www.oxbridgeprograms.com, call +1(212)932-3049, or email info@oxbridgeprograms.com Oxbridge St. Andrews: 14th of June - 11th of July 2015 Oxbridge UCLA: 22nd of June - 17th of July 2015 The Oxford One week Seminar: 2nd - 9th of August 2015

Hillsdale College Study Abroad Summer 2015 Program

Hillsdale College is offering a study abroad program for 10th-12th grade students. Students may choose from France, Italy, England, or USA. They will get 3 college credits for traveling to to some of the most historically rich places in each country. Students need strong academic preparation, 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher. Students will be asked to do a reasonable amount of reading prior to attending the program. To find out more please visit www.hillsdale.edu/admissions, email summerprograms@hillsdale.edu or phone them at (517) 607-2325.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

We are pleased to inform you that the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application going live November 1st. Students may visit www.jackierobinson.org to learn more about the organization that The New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.” Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad networking opportunities. Over 1,400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here. We will send out decisions electronically to the email address you provided on your application on or before June 15, 2015. If you do not receive an e-mail from us before the end of the day on June 15th, please e-mail us at: scholarships@jackierobinson.org

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

•Be a graduating, minority high school senior
•Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
•Show leadership potential
•Demonstrate a dedication to community service
•Present evidence of financial need
•Be a United States citizen
•A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22
•Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

Phi Delta Theta- $500 scholarship (Senior/Male Students)

The Cal Upsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta will be awarding a $500 scholarship to an incoming male student at Fresno State University.

Phi Delta Theta is looking for a gentleman who demonstrates a devotion to academic achievement and a commitment to making both the university and their surrounding community better places to live. They also seek, a gentleman who desires to develop skills that will help them become successful in college, but will also carry over to their professional and personal lives.

If you have any questions or would like to return your completed application please email the completed form to the President of the Cal Upsilon Chapter, Barrett Juhrend, at caluppdt@gmail.com

Deadline for the application is May 31, 2015.

Refer to the UHS scholarship binder located at the UHS counseling office for the application and more information.


SIG Summer Instititue for the Gifted 2015

SIG offers unique programming for gifted and talented students ages 5-17 during the summer and school year. SIG summer programs combine academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Programs are available for gifted students ages 5-17. SIG Residential Program Eligibility Through 30 Years of experience & resources in gifted education, SIG provides a unique environment for gifted and talented students to connect with peers in a community of like-minded learners from all over the world who share common interests, abilities & goals. These 3-week summer sessions will allow your child to mature and develop in every element of life, develop long-lasting and meaningful relationships, increase self-confidence and think in divergent ways, all within a safe and secure environment at a prestigious campus. No matter which program option you choose, you can rest assured that the overall atmosphere of SIG will uncover, nurture & grow your child’s gifts. Students applying to the Residential/Commuter Program must be ages 9-17 by August 31, 2015

Students who meet at least ONE of the following criteria are invited to apply to SIG:

•Students who have scored in the gifted range on the PSAT, SAT, ACT or SSATB. For students taking the SAT, the code number for reporting scores to SIG is 0375.
•Students who have participated in Academic Talent Searches.
•Students who have been identified as gifted and/or who have participated successfully in a local or school gifted program.
•Students who have scored at least two standard deviations above the mean, or at the 95th percentile level or higher on any individual or group-administered, nationally-normed, standardized, intelligence assessment.

For more information and to apply, please visit giftedstudy.org

25 Great College Scholarships in California

Best Value School's Scholarships in California (http://www.bestvalueschools.com/scholarships-in/california/) highlights a variety of college scholarships available to students residing in or planning to study in the state of California. Among these scholarships are general achievement-based programs, as well as specialty scholarships for LGBT students, children of farm workers, golf enthusiasts, and more. As deadlines are approaching for many of these scholarships, please visit Best Value's website in order to make sure that you do not miss the application deadlines.

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