Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Week-Week of 8/22/2016 - 8/26/2016

The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

UHS Attendance Policy

Students 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 uhsattendance@gmail.com. Thank you for your cooperation.

Back to School Night - September 6th


Picture Day - Tuesday, Aug 30th


No School - Monday, September 5th


UHS Spirit Wear

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

Yearbook Ordering Information

Yearbooks are now available to order for the 2016-2017 school year. The prices are as follows:
$65 until 10/14
$70 until 1/27
$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.

School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 30th during each student's PE class. Extra picture order forms are available in the front office.

CSF Signups Now

Important: CSF membership applications are due TO ME IN PERSON IN ROOM 202 BEFORE Thurday, September 8 by 12:30PM SHARP, no exceptions. DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN MY BOX IN THE OFFICE. Also, be aware that there is a sign up sheet to request transcripts in the office, but they need a day to process those requests. So, be sure to sign up for a transcript BEFORE SEPT. 6!! Get application and course lists from Dr. Torrance in Room 202. Fill out the application and return it, a copy of your grade report for Spring, 2016, and a check payable to UHS for 10 dollars. List your community service on the back of the application (10 hours minimum). Also note: Life Membership requires membership 4 out of six semesters from grades 10-12, including at least one semester as a SENIOR (based on senior grades). Freshmen who were CJSF members in 8th grade are automatically accepted in CSF for the first semester with no fee. All they need to do is fill out an application and show they were CJSF members. Questions: See Dr. Torrance IN ROOM 202 or call 278-0436.

College Night - Hosted by FCOE

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00pm - 8:30pm at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall (848 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721)

Parents (6-9)


Lunch Application

UHS 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 uhsattendance@gmail.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.

Phoenix Alliance Meeting

The first Phoenix Alliance meeting of the year has been rescheduled to be on Thursday, September, 15, 2016. It will be at 6:30 pm in room 209.

Food at Back to School Night

The Phoenix Alliance will be selling hot dogs, chips, cookies and bottled water at Back to School Night. The full dinner costs $5.00.

Clubs/Teams (11-13)


LEO Club announcement

Like to volunteer? Want to get new experiences and opportunities? Come join us for our first LEO club meeting! Everyone is invited. We will be giving information out about the club, signups for new members and dates for future volunteer events. Come join the largest club on campus! The meeting will be this Wednesday, August 31st at lunch in the choir room.

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club will start meeting Tuesdays at lunch in room 202, starting Tuesday, August 30. Bring your food and food for thought!

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 (16-18)


Reed College Fly-In Program

Attention Seniors: Thinking of applying to Reed College? Seniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the Discover Reed Fly-In Program. If selected, you will be given an all-expenses paid visit to the college from Sunday, October 9th to Tuesday, October 11th. Visit reed.edu/apply/discoverreedflyin for an application and to apply.

College Representatives On Campus

The following college representatives will be visiting UHS at the dates/times below. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about these colleges, the programs they offer, admission requirements, etc. This list will be updated as we get more colleges wanting to come visit UHS in the fall.
-Thursday, September 1st, Notre Dame University, 12-1pm in room 209
-Monday, September 12th, California Northstate University (Medical School), 12-1pm room 209
-Wednesday, September 14th, University of Southern California, 12-1pm Room 209
-Thursday, September 15th, New York University, 12-1pm Room 209
-Thursday, September 15th, Westmont College, 12-1pm UHS courtyard
-Friday, September 16th, UCLA, 12-1pm Room 209
-Friday, September 16th, Whittier College, 12-1pm UHS courtyard
-Monday, September 19th, UC Davis, 12-1pm Room 209
-Tuesday, September 27th, Brown University, 3pm Room 103
-Thursday, October 6th, UC Santa Barbara, 12-1pm Room 209
-Monday, October 17th, Fresno City College (Honors Program), 12-1pm Room 209

Pepperdine|Seaver College Music Auditions

Attention seniors: Music auditions for Seaver College at Pepperdine are available for scheduling. The dates are listed below, but please be aware that you must first apply to the university and then to the Department of Music before scheduling your audition. Click here for more detailed information about this process. The deadline to apply to the university is January 5, 2017.

November 12, 2016 (Theater and Music Only)
January 21, 2017 (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Theater and Music, and Instrumental)
January 28, 2017 (Piano, Guitar, Voice, Theater and Music, and Instrumental)
February 4, 2017 (Instrumental Only)

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs

Attention seniors: The Horatio Alger Association invites you to apply for scholarships that can range from $7,000 to $25,000. The association is looking for students who "have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity." You must also be committed to pursuing a bachelor's degree and be a U.S. citizen. You may apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org until October 25th. IMPORTANT: if interested, please see your counselor so they can complete a Certifications Form online for you.

Discover UChicago Fly-in Program

Attention Seniors: The Discover UChicago Fly-In Program is an all-expense paid opportunity for underrepresented high school seniors to discover the city of Chicago with current UChicago students. You will fly into Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday, October 9th, experience an exciting day of programming, and depart Chicago after attending the Columbus Day Open House on Monday, October 10th.

Space for the Discover UChicago Fly-In Program is limited. Visit here for an application. The deadline is Wednesday, September 7th.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Start as a student. Graduate as a CEO. Students launch their own, real businesses in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The fun, hands-on program meets weekly and helps go-getters identify their passions, transform their ideas into fully formed businesses or social movements, and develop lifelong leadership skills. Apply today at yeausa.org For more information, contact Mayra Stone at mayra@clovischamber.com (559)299.7363.

There is also an informational night being held on Thursday September 1st from 6pm to 8pm at Clovis Community College-Herndon Campus Room 308. Address: 390 W. Fir Ave, Clovis

Danforth Scholars Program

Attention seniors: Washington University in St. Louis is looking for candidates for its Danforth Scholars Program. They are looking for students who have "exhibited a capacity for service, leadership, academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum." If this sounds like you, please see your counselor for information on how your they can nominate you for this opportunity. Please click here for additional information about this program.

Chico State Preview Day

Attention seniors: Chico State will be hosting its Chico Preview Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the event, you can tour the campus, visit the residence halls, and meet with representatives from academic departments, student services, and the Office of Admissions. You can register now at www.csuchico.edu/admissions. See the website for further details or contact the Office of Admissions at info@csuchico.edu or 1-800-542-4426.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Attention Seniors: University of Virginia is looking for candidates for this years Jefferson Scholars Foundation Program. This year marks the first year that we are eligible to compete in the selection process. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation seeks to find high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution – both to the University community as students and to society at large. If you are interested please see your counselor so they can complete an online certification form for you. For additional information please visit their website http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/scholarship

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