University High School Bulletin for Friday, March 23, 2018
B Week 3/19/2018 - 3/23/2018The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
PromProm! Attention juniors and seniors, the junior class officers are proud to announce that the theme for prom this year is Sparkle Soirée. It’s taking place on April 7th at the Falls Event Center from 6 pm - 10:00 pm. It'll be a night full of absolute fun and memories so you definitely don’t want to miss it! Tickets will be sold from March 12th - March 23th at lunch and after school for $60.
Lost and FoundOur lost and found bin is located upstairs near the elevator and is very full. If you have lost any items, please check the lost and found. All items that are not claimed before spring break will be donated to charity.
Student Job OpportunityAttention Juniors, Seniors and students that will be at least 16 by June: The Fresno County Elections Office is needing student pollworkers to help polling staff on the next Election Day of June 5th, 2018. Students can earn $150 for the day and satisfy any community service requirements prior to graduation. Click Here for more information, requirements and to apply. Applications are also available in the counseling waiting area on the wall.
WE Day -Community Service Reward TripAttention Students: You have until Friday, March 23rd to turn in your community service hours to the front office to be selected for the WE Day Fieldtrip to Los Angeles in April. Mr. Benslay and Mrs. Bird will be taking the top 10 students in each grade level with the most community service hours for the school year. Go to www.we.org/ for more information about WE Day.
Sophomore ConferencesMrs. Bird and Mrs. Fernandez will be running Sophomore conferences with students and parents to review graduation progress, extracurricular involvements, SAT and ACT information, college requirements, career planning, etc. Sophomore conferences will be held before school on the days students do not have World History (8am), at lunch (12pm) and after school (3pm and some 4pm) on the days students don't have a performing group. Conferences will take around 40-45 minutes. We will be running these conferences through the first week of April. Email your counselor today to schedule.
Need a dress for Prom or Graduation?Need a dress for Prom or Graduation? Assistance League of Fresno’s Dream Dress program services girls in need with free formal attire for school special events, such as, prom, formal dances, graduation, banquets, and more. Come see your counselor for a referral form and more information.
It's an Interstellar Spirit Week next weekShow your school spirit next week. Starting Monday, March 19th, dress up to earn points for your class.
Monday- Space Jammies (PJ day)
Tuesday- Star Celebrities (dress up like your favorite star)
Wednesday- Sci-Fi Movies (dress up like a character from your favorite sci-fi movie)
Thursday- Outta-this-World Hair (come with your hair wild and crazy)
Friday- Shoot for the moon, your dream career (dress up as you would if you were living your dream profession)
One point per person per day for dressing up. Lunch time activities earn extra points. Jump inflatables on Friday, weather permitting.
Orchestra Concerto TicketsEvent: Orchestra Concerto Time: 7:30pm Date: Friday, March 23rd Price: $5 Tickets, sold at the UHS Front Office Parking Code: 902870
Spring BreakThere will be no school from Monday, March 26th to Friday, March 30th 2018. Students will return to school on Monday, April 2nd. Have a great Spring Break!
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 - $200 Includes: 1 Day Park Hopper pass, fastpasses, (June 5 & 6), Lv 8am on June 5, arrive back at UHS at 6am on June 6 * March 12– Pick up Announcements and graduation orders. Room 109, Noon to 1 * April 30 – 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, 5:00 pm: 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 as they go directly to Mrs. Roche. Forms will not be accepted past 2:00 P.M. - only during lunch. Yearbooks are now $80 and only 30 extra copies have been ordered, so order ASAP before we run out. If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com
Freshmen Class ShirtsFreshmen, you are now able to purchase your class shirts online through Lands End.
Student BelongingsStudents: It is extremely important that you keep your personal items with you at all times. We have recently had theft on our campus from students leaving their belongings unattended for just a few minutes. It is very difficult to recover stolen items, so make sure to keep your belongings safe by keeping them with you at all times!
Please also make sure that you take all of your belongings with you when you leave a classroom. It is your responsibility to retrieve your items. If you do leave items behind, don't worry; they will remain in the classroom or be placed in the lost and found bin the following day. Our lost and found bin is located upstairs near the elevator and is very 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 spring break will be donated to charity.
Check Fresno State email - Make it a habitSophomores, juniors and seniors make it a habit to check your Fresno State emails regularly (at least once per week or more). If you have a question about a Fresno State email you receive, please contact Mrs. Rea.
2018 Congressional Art CompetitionWant to have your two-dimensional artwork recognized at the national level? Then consider submitting your original artwork to be selected for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Winning artist's work will be displayed for one year in the national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading to the US Capitol. Additionally, the winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington DC to view their artwork on exhibition. All artwork and signed release forms must be dropped off to the Visalia or Clovis office of Devin Nunes no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. See your counselor for rules and regulations as well as the release forms.
Cricket ElectiveIf you are planning on playing cricket for the Spring elective, please come sign up with Mr. Jones in room 104 this week so that we can get you on a team. There will be an informational meeting on cricket this Friday at the beginning of lunch for those who are interested. Thanks. (Jones)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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 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
Stanford University: Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer ProgramsStanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Their programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject.
To learn more about all of the programs visit: https://spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor
Virtual College FairOn March 28th from 9am to 10pm, CollegeWeekLive will be holding a Virtual College Fair. Meet admission reps online and find out everything you need to know getting into your dream school. To register go to: bit.ly/2FDK6bl
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
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
Aspiring Nurse ScholarshipNursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.
Application Due Date: August 31, 2018
AES Engineers ScholarshipAES Engineering is offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Scholarship is open to all majors not just engineering.
To be eligible you need to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry:October 6, 2018
2018 Caltrans Central Region Transportation ScholarshipThis year the California Department of transportation is offering 4 Scholarships to graduating seniors entering college. Applicants will have the opportunity to be selected for a $1,000 or a $2,000 scholarship. Application deadline is March 30th, 2018. You can find applications in the scholarship binder located inside the counseling area.
Sunnyside Property Owners Association ScholarshipSeniors residing in the boundaries of Kings Canyon, Temperance, Jensen and Peach (Sunnyside area) are welcome to apply to the Sunnyside Property Owners Association Scholarship. An award up $2000 is available. The deadline to submit an application is April 18th. Scholarship Applications are available in the counseling center, Scholarship Binder.
Bryan Cameron Education Foundation-ScholarshipThe Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based, 4-year, full-tuition scholarship. A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadership, community service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world around them. Early Application Deadline: May 25, 2018. They accept applications on a rolling basis and will limit the number of applications reviewed to 3,000. Visit www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org for more information and to apply.
Maya Cinemas Make a Difference ScholarshipMaya Cinemas in partnership with the Fresno County of Schools and FOX26, has created a scholarship to reward seniors who are truly making a difference. For more info and application please visit Maya Cinemas website. You can also find applications in the Scholarship Binder located in the counseling waiting area. Deadline: March 31, 2018.
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 Rotary ScholarshipAttention Seniors: The Rotary Club of Fresno will be awarding twelve $1000 scholarships for seniors that have been accepted to a post-secondary institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, demonstrate financial need and evidence of potential success. See the scholarship binder in the counseling waiting area for an application. The deadline is April 27, 2018
Smithsonian Latino CenterAttention Seniors: Want to gain professional experience, network with Latino leaders, hone your leadership skills, and get involved in your community this summer before heading off to college...then consider applying for the Young Ambassadors Program. It is a week-long, all-expenses-paid training and leadership seminar and four-week internship with a stipend. Got to www.latino.si.edu/education/yap for more information and to apply by April 9, 2018.