University High School Bulletin for Friday, October 09, 2015
B Week - for the Week of 10-05-2015
PSAT ScheduleWednesday, October 14, 2015
Students need to bring: #2 Pencil & Graphing Calculator
Testing will be done in alphabetical groups as follows:
Grade 9 (130 Students)
Group 1-Alfaro-Evans in room 205 with Phannaphob (27 students)
Group 2-Fajardo-Kayaian in room 204 with Hill (27 students)
Group 3-Kemp-Nguyen,Long in room 107 with Gettman (27 students)
Group 4-Nguyen,Minh-Sloan in room 108 with Murillo (28 students)
Group 5-Soghomonian,Angela-Zied in Computer Lab with Hagen (21 students)
Grade 10 (122 Students)
Group 1-Abangan-Diaz,Raul in room 203 with Smith (26 students)
Group 2-Dizon-Kim in room 104 with D. Jones (26 students)
Group 3-Kinney-Ortega in room 206 with Downer (26 students)
Group 4-Ouk-Tevendale in room 208 with Royce (26 students)
Group 5-Torrecillas-Zhornitsky in Large Band with Room G. Jones (18 students)
Grade 11 (111 Students)
Group 1-Abdollahian-Coleman in room 105 with Roche (27 students)
Group 2-Cook-John in room 202 with Canfield (per.2) & Torrance (26 students)
Group 3-Johnson-Rios in room 209 with Lapp (27 students)
Group 4-Rodriguez-Wimer in room 207 wtih Dowis (27 students) Suzuki will test in Conference Room with Mrs. Bird
Group 5-Wong-Ybarra-Jarrett with G. Jones (3 students) in Large Band Room
Seniors will attend all classes at their usual times. However, seniors who are scheduled in AP Statistics or PreCalculus should report to Mrs. Hayden to check in instead of their normal class.
Last Chance Picture Re-takesIsland Photography will come back to the campus one last time, Tuesday, October 13 from 9:00am-10:00am in the large band room.
CollegeWeekLive - Free Online College FairsCollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com and set up a free account to take advantage of this useful resource! Upcoming CollegeWeekLive online events include: University of California System Day - October 8, 2015, 11am - 8pm Learn more about the UC System! Join us for a free online event dedicated to exploring all that UC system schools have to offer. October All Access - October 29, 2015, 2015 Join us for one of the biggest online college fairs of the year! Live chat with admissions counselors & current students, get free advice on admissions & more!
PSAT on the PottyPSAT on the Potty is back! Be on the lookout for practice questions posted in the bathrooms. Take a moment to contemplate the answer to the daily question, and then check the posted answer to see if you got it right! Every opportunity to study and prepare helps! Good luck on your exams!
Percussion Concert Ticket on salePercussion Concert
When: October 14th at 7:30pm
Location: Concert Hall at Fresno State
Parking Code: 902616
Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the UHS front office.
Late Start Canceled for November 5thCalendar Change, Parents and students, the Late Start Day scheduled for November 5th has been canceled. UHS will be having a regular school day on that date.
UC Davis Rep VisitA representative from UC Davis will be on campus Tuesday, October 13th during lunch in Room 209. If you are interested in attending UC Davis, please stop by and learn more about this great university!
Conference Opportunity for Hmong StudentsThe Association of Hmong Students (AHS) at UCLA will be hosting a 3 day and 2 night conference, free of cost, for high school students. Transportation will be provided. Anyone is welcome to apply, but please keep in mind that this conference will be heavily focused on the Hmong culture, identity, and issues. The conference will take place November 20-22, 2015 and applications are due by October 16th, 2015. For more information on how to apply, visit http://associationofhmongstudentsucla.weebly.com/hmong.html.
Powder Puff Football TournamentPowder Puff Football Tournament continues this Friday, October 9th. Seniors and Sophomores lead with one win each. This week Senior will play Sophomores at 12:10 and Juniors will play Freshmen at 12:30. Come out and support your class!
Yale Young Global Scholars ProgramThe Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an intense academic summer program designed to provide talented high school students with interdisciplinary insight, global awareness, and critical skills for becoming leaders inside and outside the classroom. Participants spend two weeks on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut getting an authentic taste of life at Yale with their classmates from around the world. Admission to this program is very selective. Applications require submission of one 500-word essay, three short responses, two letters of recommendation, an official school transcript, and a résumé. The application fee is $55, and if accepted into the program tuition is $5,500 (includes room and board, linens, insurance, and processing fees.) Some need-based financial aid is available. To apply, please visit: globalscholars.yale.edu. The application deadline is February 11, 2016.
Parents (6-9)YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION University High YearBooks can be purchased online through www.jostensyearbooks.com or through Mrs. Roche Room #105. Please make checks payable to UHS. The cost of the yearbooks are as follows:$60 until 10/16/15; $65 until 1/29/16; $70 until 4/22/16; $75 until sold out.
Attention parents: Friends of UHS Dinner announcementThe Phoenix Alliance seeks all secret agents and “Bond Girls” for a top secret mission at the Castro Family Casino on Friday, November 6th at 6:00pm. Join us in our annual Friends of UHS Dinner for a gourmet dinner, silent auction, high stakes casino games, 007-inspired photos, and the opportunity to dress to impress…Bond Style! Don’t miss this event benefiting our very own University High School! “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE”… So make your reservations by Saturday, October 31st! Tickets are available online at https://www.uhsfresno.com/friendsofuhs. If you have any questions, please call SECRET AGENT, Erika at 559-999-9678. announcement
UHS Spirit Wear at Lands' End - Class of 2019 T-Shirts AVAILABLE!Freshman Class of 2019 Shirts are now available! To purchase visit the Lands' End website, click on "short sleeve fit essential t-shirt", choose the color "yellow" and select the logo preference that says "Class of 2019".
Receive $15 USD off $75 USD, $25 USD off $100 USD or $50 USD off $150 USD or more in merchandise!
Receive $15 USD off $75 USD, $25 USD off $100 USD or $50 USD off $150 USD or more in merchandise online or by phone (excludes buy more and save pricing, gift cards, monogramming, embroidery, gift boxing, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands’ End Business Outfitters purchases, and excluded items as marked). Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. 4-6 business day delivery to most addresses. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, October 13, 2015. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.
Visit the Lands' End Website at www.landsend.com
2015-2016 Senior Events Schedule
Sept. 4: Class Ring orders accepted. Room 109, 12-1pm
Last week of Sept.:Senior T-shirt design done. Approx. $16
Oct. 13: Orders taken for announcements, cap and gowns, and other graduation items. Cap & Gown - $40, other prices vary depending on quantity and which items.
Mid-October: T-Shirts ready for ordering.
Feb. 1-28: Grad-Nite fees due. Disneyland/California Adventures and transportation - $125. Includes Park Hopper pass, two fastpasses, show, and dance venues in Cal. Adv. Park. Grad-Nite is June 8 & 9 from 8:00am to 8:00am.
March: Pick up announcements and graduation orders. Room 109, 12-1pm.
May (First week): Pick up Caps and Gowns. Room 109, 12-1pm.
May 19: Graduation Practice. Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4-6pm.
May 20: Baccalaureate. Concert Hall, 6pm. Individual Cap and Gown Pictures: 4:00pm, Class Cap and Gown Picture: 5:30pm.
May 21: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4:00pm. Sober Grad at Blackbeard's, 10:00pm-3:00am ($25-30)
June 8 & 9: Disneyland Grad Nite (described above)
Food Club MeetingAttention food club members!
There will be a food club meeting in room 207 on Monday, October 12th.
See you there!
Feminisim Club MeetingThe next Feminism Club Meeting will be Monday, October 19th at lunch in room 108. We will be discussing some upcoming events that the club would like to participate in. All are welcome to attend.
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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth AwardsHispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards Rising Latino high school seniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 17th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2015 Youth Awards application is available on our website at www.HispanicHeritage.org or by clicking on the following link: bit.ly/12JlKix. The application deadline is Thursday, October 15th, 2015. To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be: · A current high school rising senior, graduating in the Spring of 2016 · Planning to enroll in college in 2016-2017 · Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent) · Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale) · Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region (regional ceremony attendance is mandatory for students who are selected) Students are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, and for their focus on various categories. Recipients are awarded up to $3,000 in educational grants to be used for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The 2015 Youth Awards categories are: Business & Entrepreneurship Community Service – sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Company Education – sponsored by Southwest Airlines Innovation & Technology – sponsored by Entertainment Software Association Foundation Engineering & Mathematics – sponsored by ExxonMobil Healthcare & Science – sponsored by CVS Health Sports & Fitness Students that are not able to take advantage of this opportunity are encouraged to join our Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Network. LOFT is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in STEM fields, business and finance, education and other fields. Join the LOFT Network at http://loftnetwork.org. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 202-861-9797 with any questions.
Coca Cola Scholars Program ScholarshipThe Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships are open to US high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A total of 250 scholarships are awarded each year, with 50 National Scholars receiving $20,000 scholarships and 200 Regional Scholars receiving $10,000 scholarships. (The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation also awards 50 $2,000 scholarships and 350 $1,000 scholarships to outstanding community college students.) Recipients are selected based on leadership, character, civic and extracurricular activities, academic excellence, and community service. This is an extremely competitive program, with more than 100,000 applications received each year. Go here for more info: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
The Bonner Scholars AwardThe Bonner Scholars Award is available to entering first-year students at participating colleges (a complete list of participating schools is located on the Bonner Foundation Web site). You must demonstrate high financial need and have an interest in community service and social justice issues to be eligible for this award. Bonner Scholars will be expected to serve an average of 10 hours of community service each week during the school year and participate in other Bonner Scholars activities. Go here for more info: http://www.bonner.org/interestedstudents/
The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship ProgramThe Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who are dedicated to serving veterans. Each year, one outstanding applicant receives the top scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to help fund their higher education. In addition, the top winner and parent receives an expense paid trip to DAV National Convention to receive the award and be recognized for their dedication and commitment to veterans. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500 & $5,000. Learn more here: http://www.dav.org/help-dav/volunteer/jesse-brown-scholarship/
Prudential Spirit of Community AwardYour community service hours could earn you an award! Apply for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May. Online applications are available at http://spirit.prudential.com and are due by November 3, 2015.
Horatio Alger ScholarshipApplications are being accepted for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Awards range in value from $7,000 to $22,000 and are given each year to students who demonstrate financial need, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity. The application deadline is October 25, 2015. To apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org
The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at Notre DameApplications are now available for The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame. Scholarship benefits include $25,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at Notre Dame for four years, as well as four funded summer enrichment experiences. For more information, please visit http://hesburgh-yusko.nd.edu/ The application deadline for this program is 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2015.
Washington University Scholarship OpportunityAre you applying to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri? If so, see your counselor by November 15, 2015 for information regarding the Danforth Scholarship. Award recipients may receive full or partial tuition scholarships.
California Association of Collectors Educational ScholarshipApplications are being accepted for the California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship. To be eligible for this award, students must submit an application via mail or email by January 20,2016. Applicants are also required to write a 700-1,000 word essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years." For more information, please visit www.cacesf.org or see your counselor.
Student of the Year Campaign Scholarship OpportunityThe Student of the Year Campaign is a 10-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central California Chapter. Students must submit an application, then the Student of the Year Steering Committee will help select the candidates. Candidates will then raise money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money by the end of the competition earns the title Student of the Year, and receives the Nasim Rad Hope scholarship for $1,000. For more information, contact Debbie Truhett at Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your counselor.
Young Arts ScholarshipThe National Young Arts Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 program. Those selected will be invited to participate in National Young Arts Week and/or regional programs in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, where they will take Master classes with world-renowned artists and perform in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. If selected you could also be eligible for up to $10,000 in cash awards, a chance to be recognized as a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and an opportunity to appear in Young Arts Masterclass on HBO. Applications are being accepted in the categories of dance, music, theater, photography, voice and writing, among many others. For more information, or to apply, please visit: youngarts.org/apply
Ray Jones ScholarshipThe Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students of California Indian descent who plan to attend college or vocational school. Five scholarship awards of $1,000 each and one $5,000 award will be given to selected applicants. For an application, please see your counselor.
Profile in Courage Essay ContestThe John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites US high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1956. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. The first-place winner receives $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Boston with his or her family and nominating teacher to accept the award. The second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five finalists receive $500 each. The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2016. For more information or to submit your essay, please visit: www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest
The Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry ScholarshipThe Christermon Foundation is currently seeking applicants for its Beverage Industry Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to the children or grandchildren of persons who own or currently hold full time employment with a company with a valid California beer, liquor or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, etc. Scholarships range in amounts from $2,500 to $5,000. To apply, please visit www.christermon.com. Applications must be filled out online, printed, and then mailed to The Christermon Foundation by February 1, 2016.
Coca-Cola ScholarshipCoca-Cola is currently seeking applicants for its For The Dream Scholarship Program. Nineteen runners up will each win a $1,000 scholarship, and one lucky winner will receive the $10,000 scholarship Grand Prize! The application includes four short essay questions about your dreams for the future, your academic achievements, your contribution to your community, and what you plan to do with your education. To apply, visit Coke.com/ForTheDream and submit your application by October 31st.
Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)This fall, Reed College in Portland, Oregon will host it's annual fly-in program for students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. ROME welcomes qualified students to stay on campus for two nights, visit classes, participate in fun activities on and off campus, enjoy meals in the Dining Commons, and meet faculty and current Reed students. ROME is an all expense paid trip (including airfare) and will take place from Thursday, November 5-Saturday, November 7. To apply, submit your PSAT, SAT or ACT scores, your most recent high school transcript, and answer two short essay questions. Go to email@example.com for more info!
United States Service Academies & Academy Night with Congressman NunesApplications are being accepted for students seeking a Congressional Nomination to attend a United States Service Academy. The application must be mailed or hand delivered to the Congressman’s Visalia Office by Sunday, November 15, 2015. Additionally, Congressman Nunes is hosting an Academy Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the CUSD Professional Development Building in Clovis. This evening is for students, along with their parents, to meet representatives from the academies, gather information and learn about academy life and the congressional nomination process. Please RSVP by email before October 16th. E-mail Melissa.Semoes@mail.house.gov with the following information: Student Name, Number of People Attending, Address, Telephone Number and E-mail, High School and Graduation Year. Further questions concerning the nomination process or Academy Night can be directed to Congressman Nunes’ Academy Coordinator, Melissa Mederos at (559) 733-3861.
University of Rochester Rep VisitOn Thursday, November 12th a representative from the University of Rochester will be on campus during lunch to answer your questions. Come visit their table in the courtyard, and learn more about this school!
Fresno State Theatre Arts Annual High School Open HouseThe Fresno State Theatre Arts Department invites you to attend their annual open house event on Thursday, December 3rd from 8:30am to 10:30pm. This event gives students the opportunity to meet the faculty and to discover more about the department's programs in Theatre and Dance. The day includes scholarship auditions and interviews, workshops, tours of the facilities, and a pizza party; it ends with a final dress rehearsal of Really Really directed by Professor Brad Myers in the John Wright Theatre. To attend this event, you must register by November 20th. If interested, please see your counselor for more information.
Fresno State Application WebinarsTo assist students with the application process, University Outreach Services is hosting several CSU Mentor webinars through the months of October and November. The CSU staff will walk students through the application page by page and address how to complete each section. Students can also use these webinars to get clarification on questions they have regarding the application. The webinars are free but students must register ahead of time. For a complete list of upcoming webinars, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/outreach/events/webinars.html
UC Preview DaysUC Preview Days are special days for prospective students and their families. They are your chance to explore each of the UC campuses and learn about the academic and student life opportunities they offer. During Preview Days you will be able to ask questions, meet current students and faculty, tour the campus and residence halls, and get a brief glimpse of life on campus. Find out which UC is the right fit for you by visiting the links below and registering for the UC Preview Days of your choice! UC Davis - any day, admissions.ucdavis.edu/previewday UC Santa Cruz - October 17th, admissions.ucsc.edu/visit/preview-day UC Merced - October 17th, admissions.ucmerced.edu/preview-day UC Irvine - October 24th, admissions.uci.edu/previewday UC Riverside - November 7th, discover.ucr.edu UC San Diego - November 14th, admissions.ucsd.edu/events UC Santa Barbara - April 9th, 2016, admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/open-house UC Berkeley - April 2016, calday.berkeley.edu UC Los Angeles - September 2016, admissions.ucla.edu/events (the 2015 Preview Day has already passed)
Boston University's Kilachand Honors CollegeAre you having trouble deciding between a small college experience that affords more individualized attention or a large urban college experience that can provide a wide range of exciting opportunities? The Kilachand Honors College at Boston University offers the best of two worlds: the highly personal, individual atmosphere of a small liberal arts college with intimate class sizes and close interaction with faculty, while also giving students access to the resources of a large, diverse, urban research university. Visit www.bu.edu/khc to learn more!
UC For You Informational EventUC For You is a unique informational event for high-achieving high school seniors interested in applying to a UC campus. The directors of admissions from all nine UC campuses will be in attendance to share their insights. There will be informational sessions on the admissions process, presentations from representatives of each campus, and a workshop on filling out the UC application. This event will take place Saturday, October 24th, from 9 a.m. to noon on the campus of UC Merced. Admission is free, but you must register by going to: admissions.ucmerced.edu/node/769
ReStore Habitat for HumanityDo you need to perform community service hours to meet the UHS requirement? Is your organization or club looking for a place to volunteer that will make a difference in the world? Volunteer at ReStore Habitat for Humanity! Your schedule is up to you. You can volunteer any number of hours as often as you choose at any time we are open.(10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday).Age requirement: Minimum age:16. What you might be doing:Stocking shelves, moving product, cleaning items,assembling items, organizing,helping customers unload donations, etc. Contact the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator @ 559-917-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Annual UC Davis Pre Medical and Pre Health Profession National ConferenceAny student interested in a career in the medical field should consider attending this fabulously educational conference held at UC Davis on October 10th and 11th! Highlights of the conference include Admissions Panels and Q&As with the Deans of Admission from 25 medical schools, a Pre Health Professions Fair (with 700 programs represented), 2000 speakers (including physicians in every specialty), and Interactive Sessions (suturing, ultrasound, etc.). The registration fee of $45 includes all sessions, 5 meals, and conference materials. Regular registration ends on Aug 31, and prices rise to $55 per ticket beginning on Sept 1. Don't delay as this conference sells out every year! Go to ucdprehealth.org to sign up!
Volunteer Opportunity - Literacy TutorLocal elementary schools are looking for tutors to assist children with literacy skills in the classroom. Potential tutors must be able to commit to a semester-long appointment serving one to two hours or more each week during school hours. A background check and mini-interview are also required. For more information, please contact Karina Herrera at (559) 237-2155 or email@example.com.