University High School Bulletin for Thursday, November 23, 2017
B Week 11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Senior Smittcamp Application Transcript requestSeniors, if you are applying to the Smittcamp Family Honors College, please stop by the office to sign the roster for a transcript to be included. The list is on the desk in the front office.
Thanksgiving BreakThanksgiving break will be from Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th. Have a great thanksgiving!
Lost & FoundThe Lost & Found will be relocated upstairs near the elevator. It is getting extremely full. If you have lost any items during the school year so far, please come and check if it is in the lost and found. All items that are not claimed before winter break will be donated to charity.
Senior Information (4)
Senior Events Schedule* Aug. 30 – Class Ring orders accepted. Room 109, Noon to 1 O’Clock * Last week of Sept. – Senior T-shirt design done. Approx. $16 * Oct. 17 – Orders taken for Announcements, Cap and Gowns, and other graduation items. Cap & Gown - $40, other prices vary depending on quantity and which items. Ring orders can also be placed at this time. * Mid-October – T-Shirts ready for ordering. * Feb. 1 – 28 Grad-Nite fees due. * Disneyland/California Adventures and transportation - $135 - Includes: Park Hopper pass, two fastpasses, show, and dance venues in Cal. Adv. Park. * (June 5 & 6- Tentative), 8:00 am to 8:00 am * March – Pick up Announcements and graduation orders. Room 109, Noon to 1 * May (First week) – Pick up Caps and Gowns. Room 109, Noon to 1 * May 17, 4 – 6, Graduation Practice Fresno State Student Rec. Center * May 18, 6pm, Baccalaureate, Concert Hall. * Individual Cap and Gown Pictures: 4:00 *Class Cap and Gown picture: 5:30 * May 19, Time TBD: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec. Center * (June 5 & 6) – Disneyland Grad Nite (described above)
UHS News (6)
Locker DecorationsStudents, it is perfectly fine to decorate your lockers for birthdays and such, however please remove these decorations after 1 WEEK! Be sure to remove the tape as well. Thank you!
Yearbook OrdersYearbook orders are to be turned in during lunch to Mrs. Roche in room 105. Do not turn these forms into the office, they go directly to Mrs. Roche. Forms will not be accepted past 3PM, only during lunch. If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal BelongingsAttention students, please make sure you have gathered all of your belongings before leaving a teacher's classroom. It is your responsibility to retrieve your items. If you do leave items behind, do not worry; they will remain in the classroom or be placed in the lost and found bin the following day. However, if they are items like cell phones, laptops, and any other expensive devices, the office will assist you in retrieving it.
Events Outside of UHSCSUF Theatre Arts Dept. Open House November 30 10:30-5:30 pm
Central Unified Drama Festival January 27 9-4pm
Clovis Unified Drama Festival February 22 8:30-2pm
Freshmen Class ShirtsFreshmen, you are now able to purchase your class shirts online through Lands End.
Upcoming ConcertsNov 27 - Choirs Concert 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Shaghoian Concert Hall) Nov 28 - Jazz Band/Show Choir 7:30pm – 8:30pm (Shaghoian Concert Hall) Nov 29 - Wind Ensemble/Concert Band 7:30pm – 8:30pm (Shaghoian Concert Hall) **Tickets are $5 each and available in the front office & at the door.
Important Attendance InformationParents, it is very important that we know where your student is at all times. If your student will be leaving early or absent the entire day, call the front office at 559-278-8263 or email email@example.com to let us know that same day. If you pick up your student from school before classes end for any reason, you must sign them out. If they are planning on returning to school after being checked out, they have to come to the office to sign back in.
Information DatesThose interested in attending UHS are highly recommended to attend information days to learn more about what UHS has to offer. They will all take place at Fresno State's Satellite Student Union
November 14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Parking Code: 902854) December 5, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Parking Code: 902871) January 8, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Parking Code: 902862)
Remember, We Are UHS!For college visitation/scholarship information, please scroll to the bottom of the UHS Bulletin. This email has been sent to you by UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL - FRESNO. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this email in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL - FRESNO either IN PERSON, by U.S. MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at 559-278-8263.
Fresno City College Honors Program UPDATEThe Honors Program Counselor officially moved the deadline for submission from December 4, 2017 to Feb. 1, 2018. They will soon have on online application for the students to complete instead of our current paper application. Please look out for the online application.
UC Berkeley - Open HouseSave the date: UC Berkeley's Open House is Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Check link for updates: http://calday.berkeley.edu
UC Riverside - Open HouseSave the date: UC San Riverside's Open House is in 2018.
Check back for updates: http://highlanderday.ucr.edu
UC Davis - Open HouseSave the date: UC Davis' Open House is Saturday, April 21, 2018.
UC Santa Barbara - Open HouseSave the date: UC Santa Barbara's Open House is Saturday, April 14, 2018.
More information at: http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/open-house
Summer 2018- Summer DiscoveryInterested in a summer internship or pre-college program to participate in Summer 2018. Apply for Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships to join: https://www.summerdiscovery.com/apply-now
Check out the following link for more information: https://www.summerdiscovery.com
Apply by November 17 to save $600.
FAFSA WorkshopsNeed help with the FAFSA application, or have questions about FAFSA? Attend a workshop!
November 2, 2017:
Location: Clovis West High School
November 6, 2017:
Location: Clovis North High School
November 9, 2017:
Location: Washington Union High School
February 2, 2018:
Location: Washington Union High School
Summer InternshipLooking for a summer internship to bulk up your college application? Check out the following link for more information: https://www.fastweb.com/career-planning/articles/twelve-high-school-internships
Rosetta Institue Molecular Biology Science CampsRosetta Institue summer workshops during June and July of 2018 are held at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. These include three workshops on Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience, two workshops on Molecular Immunology and one Molecular Biology of Development and Aging workshop. The workshops are taught by PhD-level scientists who are actively engaged in the field of medical research, and they expose students to cutting-edge molecular biology through engaging lectures and real-world molecular biology lab exercises. Workshop participants experience college life in a safe environment by living in the undergraduate dorms and eating in undergraduate dining facilities, and they make friends with fellow students from around the nation and around the world. Our Medical and Translational Bioinformatics workshops are held during winter and spring breaks starting 12/26 and 4/2 in Berkeley, CA and starting 3/12 at TCU in Dallas, TX. These are great workshops for students who want to do research from home or work on a science project. We also have a lab-intensive workshop on Biomedical Research at our lab in San Jose during late July-early August. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Research workshops are commuter-only so if you are from outside the area you would need your own accommodations.
Please note that we use a rolling admissions system, so there is no application deadline and early applicants are more likely to be accepted. You can learn more about the workshops and apply by visiting our website: http://www.rosettainstitute.org
Discover Student Loans SweepstakesEnter the sweepstake through https://scholarship.collegecovered.com for you chance of winning $2,500 to use towards your college finances.
Enter by: December 21, 2017
HomeSecurityList Smart Home ScholarshipScholarship Name: HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc.
Application Deadline: December 10th, 2017
Award Details: One winner will be selected by January 31st, 2018 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
Further Reading: To learn more, please continue reading or visit our official scholarship page: https://www.homesecuritylist.com/smart-home-scholarship/
2018 High School Diplomats ProgramAttention Sophomores and Juniors!
The 2018 High School Diplomats Program is a 10-day Cultural Exchange Program on the Princeton University Campus(July 24-August 5, 2018).
The High School Diplomats Program is a cultural enrichment experience that brings together high school students from Japan and the United States.
With HSD in America, American and Japanese students travel to Princeton University for ten days of fun and cultural exchange.
With USHSD to Japan, American students can apply to travel on full scholarship to Japan for a month during the summer.
Application is available at: www.highschooldiplomats.com
Application deadline: January 9, 2018
2018 Profile in Courage Essay ContestWrite an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Essays must be between 700 and 1,000 words and include at least five reliable sources.
First place: $10,000 Second place: $1,000 Five Finalists: $500 each Eight honorable mentions: $100 each
For complete guidelines visit: JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest
Application deadline: January 4, 2018
2017-18 Coolidge ScholarshipThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States.Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school.
For more information and to apply, check out the following link: https://coolidgescholars.org
Application Deadline: January 24, 2018
Edison Scholars ProgramEdison Scholars was created to recognize the makers of tomorrow - students with big dreams to help power the future. The program awards college scholarships to help fuel your passion for making a difference by studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- Applicants must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university, and show financial need.
- Specific college majors include: computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.
- Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.
Application link: https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html
Application deadline: December 1, 2017
B. Davis ScholarshipTo apply for the B. Davis Scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic - Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
Open to all juniors and seniors.
Scholarship amount: $1,000
Application deadline: May 22, 2018
Application link: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Robert Miller ScholarshipInterested in Viticulture and Enology? The Robert Miller Scholarship offers a scholarship to those interested in Viticulture and Enology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo or Alan Hancock Community College. Check out the application to see if you qualify for the scholarship.
Scholarship award: $1,000 for Cal Poly and $500 for Alan Hancock Community College
Application link: http://cawgfoundation.org/apply-now/
Application due date: March 16, 2018
California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation scholarship programThe California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation scholarship program provides financial assistance to student pursuing higher education. The scholarship is open to any student who's parent(s)/guardian(s) are employed by a California vineyard during the 2017-2018 wine grape growing season.
Scholarship: Two $8,000 scholarships to any UC or CSU or Four $2,000 scholarship to any CA community college
Application link: cawgfoundation.org
Application due date: March 16, 2018
2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship ApplicationsHonoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
Application link: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Application due date: January 4, 2018
Camarena Health ScholarshipInterested in furthering your education in the medical field? Check out the Camarena Health Scholarship!
Career focus must be in the Medical field
Be a Madera county resider OR work in Madera county
Have at least a 2.5 GPA
Check the scholarship binder in the Counseling Office for the application.
Application due: February 5, 2018.
The Filipino American-Women's Club of Fresno & Vicinity, Inc. ScholarshipThe Filipino American-Women's Club of Fresno & Vicinity, Inc. Scholarship is offering ten graduating high school students $300 to further their higher education.
Scholarship requirements: must be Filipino heritage or descent, 3.5 GPA or higher, and have mothers or grandmothers be or become a lifetime member of the club.
Check the scholarship binder in the Counseling Office for the application.
Application due: December 8, 2017.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
Scholarship Link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
2018 Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsThe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provide $300,000 in direct aid and scholarships to students and teachers.
Many submission categories are welcomed!
Deadline: December 7, 2017
Visit: artandwriting.org/scholarships to learn more
Ray Jones Scholarship FundThe Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to selected California Indian students graduating from a Central Valley high school and pursuing a postsecondary degree. Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded. See packet for needed critieria. Application packets in the "Scholarship" binder in the Counseling Office of UHS.
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Fresno City College Rep on CampusOn December 6th in room 209 at lunch, a representative from Fresno City College will be on campus. She will answer questions and provide information on admission steps, the honors program, and summer enrichment courses.