University High School Bulletin for Sunday, February 19, 2017
Week B 2/13/2017 - 2/17/2017The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
UHS Open House - March 7th, 2017 - 5:30pm-7:30pmPurpose: This is a time for parents to meet their student’s teachers and to visit their classrooms. Teachers will be available to discuss course goals, expectations of students, curriculum, academic standards, and rules and guidelines. College professors do not attend the UHS Open House. Ask your student to contact them via e-mail for more information. Please bring a copy of your student’s schedule to Open House Schedule: For your convenience, UHS is hosting several informational sessions throughout the evening. Free Time (5:00-7:30): Please feel free to attend the sessions and/or visit the classrooms at your leisure. Sessions: Fresno State Meeting: Could this be the right college for your student? (Small Band Room 5:00-5:35 or 5:40-6:15): Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Fu the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to discuss Fresno State’s 3-year Graduation Program and benefits for UHS students. Phong Yang from Fresno State Outreach will also be present to speak on admissions, new programs and updates at Fresno State. Freshmen Meeting (Large Band Room 5:15-5:40 or 6:20-6:45): Dr. Bushman will meet with parents to discuss the sophomore academic schedule as well as the importance of getting involved on campus. Mrs. Bird will explain the timeline for guidance that will be provided by the counselors to your child, throughout their time in high school. Senior Meeting (Large Band Room 5:45-6:15 or 6:35-7:05 in Small Band Room): Mr. Benslay will discuss the schedule of events for graduation, baccalaureate, grad night, and graduation practice. Junior Meeting (Large Band Room 6:50-7:20): Parents of juniors are invited to an information night with Mrs. Bird and Mrs. Fernandez, focusing on the college planning process. Attendance at this meeting will help students make a smooth start to the process that demands much attention between now and their senior year.
Most teachers will be in their “regular” classrooms. Dr. Cornelison, Mrs. McKnight, and Mr. Jones will be in room 209 and Mr. Lapp will be in the Choir Room.
Parking Code: Parking Code: 902741 Parking Code valid from 4p-9p. You may park in any green or yellow lot.
Spring Concert ScheduleOur spring concerts are coming up quickly. Tickets for all concerts except Jazz Band and Show Choir are $5.00 and will be available for purchase in the UHS Front Office prior to the concert. The Jazz Band and Show Choir Concert is free of charge and you will not need a ticket to get in. March 6: Percussion Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm March 17: Orchestra Concerto Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm April 21: Jazz Band and Show Choir Concert Woodword Park Ampitheatre at 6:00pm 7775 N. Friant Road Fresno, CA 93720 April 25: Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Concert Shaghoian Clovis North at 7:30pm 2770 E. International Ave Clovis, CA 93730 April 26: Choir Concert Shaghoian Clovis North at 7:30pm 2770 E. International Ave Clovis, CA 93730 May 10: Strings Ensemble Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm May 11: Symphonic Band Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm May 12: Orchestra Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm
February 20th - No School due to Presidents' Day
Off Campus Lunch ReminderThe Square at Campus Pointe
This is a privilege only allowed to Juniors and Seniors who have at least two hours of free time. There is not enough time for students to walk over in only an hour lunch, and therefore, students must have at least TWO hours of free time in order to go. Remember, this is a privilege and NOT a right. In addition, students are NOT allowed to use a car in order to get to the Square at Campus Pointe, and if students are caught either going to the Square or off campus in a car, this privilege will be revoked from all individuals who fail to follow the rules. Additionally, students who are on Academic Probation or on the Academic Ineligibility (AI) list are not allowed to go either. If you have any questions pertaining to the rules and regulations, do not hesitate to ask your ASB officers.
Picture the Valley Film FestivalFresno County Office of Education will be hosting the Picture the Valley Film Festival again this year, and it will be held at Maya cinemas. Don't miss this opportunity to walk the red carpet with your student filmmakers. For more information about this year's competition, please visit picturethevalley.org.
Phoenix Phling UpdateAttention Parents: Phoenix Phling invitations will be in the mail to you this week. This event is organized by our parent group, the Phoenix Alliance, and is our only fundraiser of the year. We are asking all parents to help out to ensure its success. This year, each class (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) will sponsor a class basket. The themes are as follows: The Freshman Class theme is "Date Night for a Year." If you are parents of a freshman, please send or drop off gift cards for movies, meals, event tickets. Sophomore Theme is "Family Vacation in Southern Cal." Parents of sophomores can send in gas gift cards, meal cards, event tickets, etc. The Junior Class theme is "Let's Go Camping." A large tent has already been donated, but other camping items are still needed. The Senior Theme is "Off to College." Senior parents may donate items like: Meal cards, dorm room accessories, etc. Parents who do not have time to donate an item may simply donate money. The office staff will make sure your contributions get to your classroom representative who will put the baskets together. Other needs for the Phling: -An auctioneer for the live auction -Folks to donate desserts for our dessert auction -Silent Auction Items -A photographer
Phoenix Phling Silent Auction Items Needed!!Do you have a business that could donate a product or service?
Do you have a special talent or make something that others would love to have?
Do you know people that fit the above description?
Then we need your help! We are collecting items to put into our Silent Auction that will be held as part of the Phoenix Phling on March 18th. The more we have to auction, the more money is ultimately made for the school. Donation request letters are in the office and online on the Phoenix Alliance link of the UHS website. For questions, please contact Del Christianson at email@example.com or Vimy Sundrani at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be dropped off in the office. Thanks for your support!
Yearbook Ordering InformationYearbooks are now available to order for the 2016-2017 school year. The prices are as follows: $75 until 5/5 $80 until sold out Yearbook order forms are available in the front office. To purchase a yearbook at school, please see Mrs. Roche in room 105. Please make checks out to UHS.
***UHS Spirit Wear - Lands' End***Freshman Class shirts are now available on the Lands' End website! Class shirt color is red.
To purchase UHS Spirit Wear, visit the Lands' End website: landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find the school by using the Preferred School Number Search). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist. You can also shop by phone at 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student's Preferred School Number, grade, and gender. School Information University High School Preferred School Number: 900159716
Lunch ApplicationUHS currently participates in the National School Lunch Program. If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunch we have applications in the office, or you may call 278-8263 or email email@example.com and we can send one to you. In addition, if you prefer the application in a language other than English, please let us know. Please turn them in to the UHS front office. If you have any questions contact the UHS office @ 278-8263.
UHS Attendance PolicyStudents who are leaving school for a single period/multiple period absence must report to the office before leaving in order to sign out. Once the student is back on campus, they must sign back in with the front office. All absences must be supported by a note, phone call, or email from a parent/guardian in order for the absence to be excused. For an entire missed day of school, a parent/guardian should call in or email the day of or the day before to notify the attendance office that the student will be absent from school.
Daily attendance and participation in each class is a critical part of the learning process. For more information on the UHS Attendance policy, please see the Student Handbook. For any questions, feel free to contact the UHS Office at 559-278-8263 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation.
Parent Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad CompetitionThe Science Olympiad team is in need of some parent volunteers for the regional competition at Clovis North High School on Saturday, March 4th from 7:15am - 3pm.
We need the parent volunteers to chaperone the home base and monitor the students, snacks, and equipment and be there in case of an emergency.
All three coaches will be running competitive events throughout the day and will not be available to monitor home base.
Please email Brenda Royce at email@example.com if you are available to help the team.
Senior Information (13)
Tentative Senior Event ScheduleFebruary 21st - March 10th: Grad Nite fee collection - $130.00 due to Mr. Benslay *Make checks payable to UHS Late March: Announcement Delivery Pick up announcements and graduation orders. Date:TBA Location & Time:Room 109 @ 12p-1p April 18th: 6:45pm-Achievement Awards Night Location: Satellite Student Union May: Pick up caps and gowns. Date:TBA Location & Time:Room 109 @ 12p-1p May 18th: Graduation Practice Location & Time:Fresno State Student Rec Center @ 4p-6p May 19th:
3:30p-4:45p: Individual Cap and Gown pictures (Room 109)
5:15p: Class picture (Quad Area)
6pm:Baccalaureate, Concert Hall
4pm: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec Center
10p-3a:Blackbeard's (Cost: $25-$30 per student)
Bathroom stop at Tejon rest area
Bathroom stop at Tejon Truck stop (food too)
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College Visits (15)
Ray Jones Scholarship Fund for Native Americans (Local Scholarship)The Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to selected California Native American students graduating from a Central Valley high school and pursuing a post-secondary degree. Five scholarship awards of $2,500 each will be awarded to selected applicants seeking a post-secondary degree at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a selected applicant seeking a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Please stop by the counseling office to find hard copies of the application in the scholarship binder or click here to download/print it yourself. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
Aspiring Business Professional ScholarshipThis is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. If you're interested, please click here for more information and to apply. The deadline is June 1, 2017.
Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration ScholarshipThis is a fairly straightforward scholarship with minimal requirements for eligibility:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
- Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
- Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
BigSun ScholarshipAttention seniors: The BigSun Organization is offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit bigsunathletics.com to learn more about how to apply before June 19, 2017.
$500 Scholarship for Seniors interested in AgricultureBull's Eye Pest Control is offering a $500 scholarship for individuals looking to go into an agricultural major for college. Please click here to apply before April 14, 2017.
$1,000 Scholarship from Nursing Schools AlmanacNursing Schools Almanac is looking to award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates "a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2017." Please click here for more information and to apply.
2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Cash PrizesAn essay and video contest on the topic of "Not to be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment" starts accepting entries on February 1, 2017 until April 16, 2017. First place wins $2,000, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Please click here for more information available now (with contest rules and entry instructions available at the same website beginning on January 1, 2017).
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship ProgramsAsian Pacific Fund administers 13 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $20,000 and many are renewable. Regardless of ethnic background, please click here for a flyer summarizing the various scholarships and click here to apply before the February 24, 2017 deadline.
The Coolidge Scholarship-Juniors Only!!!The 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. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2018 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: Academic excellence; Interest in public policy and an understanding of the values President Coolidge championed; Humility, service and leadership. The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 45-50 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit in Washington, DC where the students have the chance to meet each other and tour all three branches of government. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 7:00 PM EST, February 13, 2017.
Maya Cinemas ScholarshipMaya Cinemas in partnership with Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and KMPH Fox 26 are giving away scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated a high level of participation in extracurricular activities to improve the positive outcomes of others in our community such as volunteering, mentoring and embody the characteristics of kindness, compassion and leadership. Applications are due by March 17th and are located in the UHS Scholarship Binder in the Counseling Waiting Area Book Shelf.
Hearthstone Housing Foundation ScholarshipThe local non-profit organization, Hearthstone Housing Foundation is looking to provide assistance in funding higher education for communities and students near our properties throughout Washington, Oregon and California, focusing on those coming from low income households. This scholarship is accepting applications until March 31st. For an application or information visit their website at http://www.hearthstonehousing.org/scholarship
State Farm Good Neighbor ScholarshipThe State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Be a 2017 graduating high school senior, a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Visit: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/ to apply by the March 1st deadline.
Department of Transportation ScholarshipCalTrans District 6 is pleased to offer a total of six scholarships ranging up to $2000. Four of these scholarships are available to seniors pursuing a career in a transportation related field and the other two scholarship are available for seniors related to a current, former or retire Caltrans District 6 employee. The deadline to submit an application is March 27, 2017. Visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist6/ to apply and more information.
Cameron Impact ScholarshipApplications are open for the Class of 2018 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship! The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based, Four-year, full tuition undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Accepting applications from the Class of 2018; • have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7; • excel in extracurricular activities; • exhibit strong leadership qualities; • demonstrate active participation in community service; • be a citizen of the United States. Early Applicant Deadline – May 26, 2017 Regular Applicant Deadline – September 15, 2017 Scholarship recipients will be announced in December 2017. Please visit our website www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org for more information and to apply.
State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California ScholarshipSeniors of Portuguese descent with a minimum of a 3.50 GPA, State Council Civic Clubs of California, Inc. is awarding scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. Come by and pick up an application, they are located inside the scholarship binder in the counseling waiting room. March 15th 2017 is the last day to submit your application.
CASCWA ScholarshipThe San Joaquin Section of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $1000. Senior applicants must complete an application as well as submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, activities resume, transcript and attendance record of their first semester of senior year. Applications most be postmarked no later than March 31st. You will find the applications in the UHS Scholarship Binder in the counseling waiting area shelves.
Scholarship Opportunity: San Joaquin Valley Town HallSeniors: Each year, the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series brings six speakers to the Fresno area to address intriguing topics of our times. Noted authors, scholars, journalists, scientists, and artists come to the William Saroyan Theater to share their insights, experiences, and knowledge. For several years, your high school has been invited to participate in the Town Hall Merit Award Program by selecting two outstanding seniors to attend each lecture and be entered into a scholarship drawing (one per lecture). All lectures are on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see Mrs. Bird to sign up to attend one of the lectures. The remaining schedule for the lectures is as follows: *February 15th: Marc Lapadula - The Four Films that Changed America: English, Film, History, Sociology, Drama *March 15th: Dave Barry - The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry: English, Drama, Journalism. *April 5th: Lisa Genova - Still Alice, Understanding Alzheimer's: English, Psychology, Sociology, Biology.
Fresno State's Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)Attention seniors who are looking to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, or allied health: Fresno State's HCOP might be for you. Some eligibility requirements include being considered a "disadvantaged student [first-generation college students or low-income]," a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and a strong math and science GPA. Benefits of the program include a freshman summer transition program, reserved seating in classes, individual math and science tutorials, free field trips to medical schools and pre-health conferences, summer clinical and community internships, advising specific to students pursuing health careers, Aspiring Health Leaders Seminar, and more. Please click here for more information. You can also click here to apply. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.
Fresno City College AdvisingStudents attending Fresno City College and are wanting to have Priority registration; you must complete orientation. Fresno City College will be conducting advising sessions March 3rd and 6th, 2017. Call 559-442-8225 starting February 13 to schedule an appointment. Please see attached flyer for more information.
USC Summer Programs for High School StudentsUSC has announced expanded course options for the 2017 USC Summer Programs. Visit summer.usc.edu to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff. Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duke University Summer ProgramsDuke University is now accepting applications for the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit and for the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive. Please click on the name of each program to learn more and to apply. The deadline for each is April 14, 2017.
UC Davis Young Scholars Program (summer program)The UCD-YSP offers summer research opportunities in the biological and natural sciences for 40 high-achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of 2017. Participants in this program work closely with university research faculty on individual projects. Additionally, participants will enjoy weekend field trips to points of interest throughout Northern California, lectures on current issues in scientific research, and opportunities to work and live with other talented students with similar interests. Please visit http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/ for more information and to apply. Davis states that "substantial fee reductions (up to 90% of cost) are available for students on a needs-based sliding scale." The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2017.
Discover Healthcare Volunteer Summer ProgramDiscover Health Care is an innovative program through Adventist Health that focuses on volunteer service and career development for young adults that are juniors/seniors in high school and interested in future careers in health care. Candidates will be interviewed and selected to participate for the summer (June-August) at one of their hospital campuses in Hanford, Selma and Reedley. Students will be asked to commit to a total of 100 hours and attend educational Career Core sessions. The application window is February 1st to March 31st. Apply at: www.AHCVNVolunteers.com
Girls Who Code -Summer Immersion ProgramApplications for the 2017 Summer Immersion Program are open now for current 10th & 11th grade girls. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn to code while gaining exposure to tech careers at top US companies this summer! Summer stipends to cover travel & living expenses available for those who qualify. Apply here: www.girlswhocode.com/SIPapply"
Google Computer Science Summer InstituteGoogle's Computer Science Summer Institute(CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology especially students from historically underrespresented groups in the field. Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors. To be eligible to apply, applicants must: • Be a current high school senior • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2017-2018 school year • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Female, or a Person with a Disability) • Be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017 Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Deadline for references to submit letters: Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time https://www.google.com/…/scholarships/the-generation-googl…/
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer ProgramsStanford University offers several high school summer programs on campus and online on a variety of disciplines such as Sports Business, Humanities, Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Math, Physics and more. Visit https://spcs.stanford.edu/about for more information about their summer programs and how to apply. Some financial aid is available for their programs.