University High School Bulletin for Tuesday, January 16, 2018
B Week 1/08/2018 - 1/12/2017The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Fresno State and UHS start on Tues., Jan. 16 - No school FRI or MONThere will be NO UHS CLASSES on Friday Jan. 12 (Staff Development) or Monday, Jan. 15th (Martin Luther King Day)
Fresno State's 1st day of instruction begins Tuesday, Jan. 16. If you have an early Fresno State class, please allow for heavy traffic.
Please check your schedules Monday on Powerschool to see if anything has changed. Some schedules have changed for a variety of reasons including classroom balance and some changes simply can't be avoided. Thank you for understanding.
Dream DressDo you have a school function which requires a dressy dress? The Assistance League Boutique has over 2000 new and gently used dresses to choose from, along with shoes, jewelry, and handbags...all free! See your counselor for a referral, location and hours of operation.
UHS Parent College NightAttention Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Parents: Dr. Bushman and the UHS Counselors will be hosting a Parent College Night on Monday, January 22nd at 6:30pm in the Satellite Student Union. We will be looking at the current trends in college admissions and degree completion, college options, match vs. fit and how families are paying for college. We will also review tips on how parents and UHS can guide our students on the road to college. Parking code for the event is: 902846
French 1B (7:45a) room change to LS 171French 1B class which meets at 7:45am will meet in Lab School Room 171.
No SchoolThere will be no school on Friday, January 12th and Monday, January 15th. Enjoy your 4-day weekend!
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
Events Outside of UHSCentral 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.
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 winter break will be donated to charity.
2018 Chicano/Chicana Youth Conference at Fresno StateOn behalf of the Outreach and Special Program Department at Fresno State and the CYC organizing committee, We are happy to invite you to the 2018 Chicano/Chicana Youth Conference at Fresno State.
This is an event for high school (9th-12th) and middle school (7th-8th Grades) students that promotes Access to Higher Education, Careers and Leadership, Cultural Awareness, and Social Justice.
This year we will future the two times United State Poet Laureate, Dr. Juan Felipe Herrera as the Keynote Speaker. Please see link for more information on Dr. Herrera: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-felipe-herrera
The theme of this year is: Resiliency Through Unity, Education, Cultural, and Artistic Expression!
When: Saturday January 27th, 2018
Time: 8 am-2:30 pm
Place: Satellite Student Union, Fresno State University
This event free with limited space, please register before January 10th to secure your students. I have a attached a save the date flyer with a registration link for your convenience, or just click here: https://csufresno-fwkfm.formstack.com/forms/cyc
DebateAttention UHS debaters! Come by room 203 anytime to sign up for Redwood Debate. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, Jan 17, at 8:00 AM.
SpeechAttention UHS speech competitors! State Quals season is here! Please come by room 203 this week to pick up the competitive guidelines for your event. Scripts and cover sheets for State Quals A are due to Mrs. Smith on Friday 1/19.
Hot Chocolate and CookiesAttention Freshmen: The Peer Mentors will be giving out hot chocolate and cookies at lunch in the courtyard on Friday, January 19th. Stop by and visit with your mentors to celebrate the start of spring semester.
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.
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
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
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
Los Angeles Black College ExpoThe Black College Expo™ is an event the highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services. It was developed 18 years ago to serve as a vital link between minorities and college admissions. Although the purpose is to educate ALL students about HBCUs and the college admission process, you'll find public colleges, private colleges, ivy leagues, baby ivies, and even military colleges on site. The overall goal is to encourage and promote the importance of higher education, while providing positive guidance and pathways towards positive post-secondary pursuits for students from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Location: LA Convention Center
Date: February 10, 2018
$10 at the door, $8 online
*Bring your SAT/ACT scores and transcripts
**MUST bring your instrument
Open to all students
More information: https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/los-angeles
UC Davis Young Scholars ProgramAttention Sophomores and Juniors: This residential, summer research opportunity from June 24th to August 4th will give selected students the opportunity to work closely with university research faculty on individual projects in the biological and natural sciences. Go to https://ysp.ucdavis.edu for more information, their application and application requirements. Applications are due by March 16, 2018.
UCSF Fresno Summer Biomedical InternshipThis summer program provides an opportunity for students who are interested in the Biomedical sciences to participate in basic and clinical research.The program matches Junior's in the summer with faculty members who have or are developing a research project.You can download applications here "Link to site" Applications are due February 9, 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
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
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.
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
Win Dollars for CollegeWin scholarship money by writing an essay on "Why is a College Education Important to Me?"
For guidelines and rules visit: https://daks2k3a4ib2z.cloudfront.net/597b2b2bb81a770001f1a5f7/59bbec706525b4000106ddbf_NCRF_scholarship_guidelines.pdf Deadline: January 17, 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.
Paul (Doc) and Jean Chaffee Memorial ScholarshipThe Paul (Doc) and Jean memorial scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are interested in the life sciences, in particular, the study of zoology, biology, or pre-vet. The applicant will have shown extraordinary academic growth, community involvement, school participation, and financial need. It is also open to applicants wanting to continue their education and is enrolled in a program leading to employment. The Award is between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars. Go to http://www.centralvalleycf.org/scholarshipapp/ to directly access the application. Applications are due by March 1st.
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