University High School Bulletin for Monday, September 25, 2017
A Week 9/25/2017 - 9/29/2017The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Senior Information (4)
Senior ConferencesAttention Seniors and Senior Parents: Counselors will be scheduling individual senior conferences to review the college application process, financial aid and other important information. Conferences run about 45 minutes and will be scheduled during lunch, after school and student free periods. Email your counselor today to schedule your conference.
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)
SENIORS ONLY: UC Application WorkshopSENIORS ONLY:An admissions representative from UC Merced has graciously offered to host a UC Application Workshop next Wednesday, September 27th from 3-5pm in the UHS Computer Lab. She will be walking students through the application and answering questions students have specifically in completing the UC application. Space is limited in the computer lab so if you have a laptop please bring it.
Webinars for Cal State Applications and Fresno State SmittcampAttention Seniors: The following link provides webinars to help with California State College Applications and the Fresno State Smittcamp Family Honors applications http://fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/recruitment/events/webinars.html
UHS News (6)
Picture RetakesIsland Photography will be here on October 6th for picture retakes.
LockersStudents, we have been noticing lockers that are not locked. It is very important that you keep your locker locked to protect your belongings. If you are not utilizing your locker and would like to turn over your locker to the office, it would be greatly appreciated by students who do not have their own locker.
Big Fresno Fair 4.0 & Above ProgramOn Wednesday, October 4, the Fair will hold its 7th annual 4.0 & Above Program in recognition of all Fresno County 8th - 12th grade students whose academic performance has awarded them a 4.0 grade point average or above as of the June 2017 report card period. On this day only, qualified students will receive free admission to The Big Fresno Fair, where qualified 9th - 12th grade students will have the chance to win scholarships and other BIG prizes PLUS a new 2017 Toyota Corolla during an official 6:30pm drawing in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand. Students must be present to win. For more information on the 4.0 & Above Program, visit www.FresnoFair.com/4-0-above-program. Who knows? This year's big winner could be you! Good luck!
Fresno State Email - "Campus Clarity"Fresno State sent an email about the "Campus Clarity" - campus violence awareness training video course BY MISTAKE. A second email was sent saying that there is a technology issue with the training link and to disregard the previous email about the training course.
CLARIFICATION: Our sophomore UHS students who have taken our Life Skills elective will NOT need to take the "long version" of the Campus Clarity training. If they did not take Life Skills elective, they will need to complete the long version of the training in the near future when Fresno State sends another email/link to the training. All juniors & seniors will still need to complete a short refresher course before they will be allowed to register for spring courses. FOR NOW JUST SIT TIGHT AND WAIT FOR FRESNO STATE'S FUTURE EMAIL. IT WILL ALSO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE BULLETIN WHEN THEY RESEND THE LINK.
If students still have questions, please see Mrs. Rea.
Asian Pop Culture GroupThe Asian Pop Culture Group will be having a meeting on Tuesday during lunch in the PE room. This week's topic is dramas! Everyone is welcome to come, and we're looking forward to seeing you there!
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.
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
September 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (Parking Code: 902847) October 18, 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Parking Code: 902834) 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)
Percussion ConcertThere is a percussion concert on October 4th, 2017 at the Fresno State Concert Hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets are available in the office for $5. Parking Code: 902828
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.
College Representatives on CampusSeveral College Admission Representatives will be on campus on the following dates/times. Students of every grade level are encouraged to attend these college information sessions and learn more about these prospective colleges.
Tuesday, September 26th, Pomona College, 3pm, room 103
Thursday, September 28th, University of California, Santa Cruz, 12pm, room 209
Thursday, September 28th, Yale University, 3pm, room 103
Friday, September 29th, University of Rochester, 12pm, room 209
Thursday, October 12th, Brown University, 12pm, room 209
Thursday, October 12th, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 12:30pm, room 108
Friday, October 13th, UC Davis, 12pm, room 209
The Big Virtual College Admission Fair1000+ expected colleges from around the nation are expected to be online for The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair on September 25th from 10am to 6pm EST. Go to https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/register to register for the event.
College Representatives OFF CampusThursday, September 28th, Yale University: Info Session, 6pm, Clovis North High School
Sunday, October 15th, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2pm, Fresno City College: Old Administration Building Auditorium, 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA 93741
Exploring College Options: Student/Parent Information SessionInformation session for the following colleges: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn State, Stanford. Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time: 7:00pm Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center 2233 Ventura Street Fresno, CA 93721 Phone: 559-268-1000 RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
Academy NightIf you are a student interested in pursuing a college education at a United States Service Academy, then I encourage you to attend my annual Academy Night.This is an opportunity for you and your parents to learn more about the nomination and appointment process.
Liaisons representing the Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy and ROTC will be in attendance to answer your questions and review the admissions procedure.
The evening will begin with a short overview followed by a panel discussion, and then a breakout session for one on one interaction with the liaisons.
The dress code is casual.
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Location: Clovis Unified School District Professional Development Building, 1680 David E. Cook Way, Clovis, CA
Please RSVP by e -mail before October 13th
E-mail Melissa.Semoes@mail.house.gov with the following information: Student Name,Number of People Attending (parents are welcome),Address, Telephone Number and E-mail, High School and Graduation Year
San Diego College TourEvery other year we coordinate with Nationwide College Tours to take UHS students to visit college campuses in California. This fall we will be visiting the San Diego area colleges and touring UC San Diego, San Diego State, Point Loma University and the University of San Diego. Our trip is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th (leaving after school at 3:30pm from UHS) and returning to UHS/Fresno Saturday, October 28th in the evening. The cost of the trip is $325, which includes Charter Bus transportation, two nights stay in a hotel and college guided tours and booklets. Food is not included in the costs. See the attached flyer for more information. Spots are limited. To reserve your spot on the trip the full amount and attached liability and registration forms are due to Mrs. Bird or the office by September 29th. Please make checks payable to University High School. In the memo section denote the Students full name.
Liability Release Agreement
University HS San Diego Colleges Tour
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HFF) 2017 Youth AwardAttention graduating Class of 2018: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Awards educational grants program. The program will award students with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund a community-based project. To APPLY and find out more information about the program, visit www.hispanicheritage.org.
The deadline to apply is Monday, October 2nd, 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/
The National Road Safety FoundationThe "Drive Safe Los Angeles" contest invites teens to submit their ideas for a 30-second public service announcement video about the risks of distracted driving. The winner will receive a $2,000 prize and will have the opportunity to work with an Emmy Award-winning TV producer. Entries must be postmarked by November 4, 2017 and received by November 10,2017. For more information visit www.teenlane.org
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
Be The Whale Scholarship$1,000 Scholarship for High School Art Student.
2D original artwork
Subject: San Joaquin Kit Fox
Deadline: November 1, 2017
For question or info about this project visit: bethewhale.com
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