University High School Bulletin for Wednesday, September 02, 2015
A Week - for the Week of 08-31-2015
EES4 TextbooksFall EES4 students: Please pick up your textbook in room 208 from Mrs. Royce this week period 1, lunch, or Periods 8 or 9. Lab manuals will be delivered to the lab room tomorrow for you to sign out from the lab instructor.
Lab closing at 4pm on ThursdayThe computer lab will be closing at 4pm on Thursday, Sept. 3, due to the Fresno State football game. It is recommended that you leave campus as soon as you are done with school to avoid heavy traffic.
University High School Picture DatesFall Picture Day: Tuesday, September 1st
Makeup Day: Wednesday, October 7th
Pick up picture forms in the UHS office
Fresno Area College NightAttention All Students: The Fresno Area College Night at the Fresno Convention Center, New Exhibit Hall will be on Wednesday, September 9th from 6-8:30pm. Local area colleges and colleges from across the state will be present to visit with and gain more information about admission to their college. Information regarding financial aid and scholarships will also be available.
San Francisco Bay Area College Tour TripAttention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Mrs. Carvalho and Mrs. Bird are partnering with Nationwide College Tours to take 40-45 students on a San Francisco Bay Area Colleges Visitation Trip on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th. We will be visiting four colleges including UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, UC Davis and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This is an overnight trip and students will be missing a day of school, which means they will need to make arrangements with teachers/professors for makeup work. The cost of the trip is $220 which includes bus transportation and overnight accommodations, food is not included. To reserve a spot for the trip a liability and registration form must be completed as well as payment by September 15th (cash or checks payable to UHS). See Mrs. Bird or Mrs. Carvalho for more information or for a copy of the required forms.
Senior ConferencesAttention Seniors: Be sure to schedule your senior conference with your counselor (Mrs. Bird or Mrs. Carvalho) as soon as possible. We want to make sure you have accurate information and answer any questions about the college application process. Parents are not required to attend but are strongly encouraged to attend this conference. We will be scheduling appointments during free periods, at lunch or after school around performing groups.
Class Ring OrderingStudents, class ring orders will be accepted on September 4th, during lunch in room 109. A $70 deposit is required to place an order. Full color brochures with complete pricing are available in the Activities Office.
UHS App!Check out the new official UHS app made by one of our students Corbin Brown. Using the app students can: contact their teachers, access the UHS Calendar, the Fresno State Map, Moodle, the Daily Bulletin, Grades, and Family Connection. Click on the link below to download the app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uhs-app/id1016304334?mt=8
UHS Spirit Wear at Lands' EndYour school logo applied free!
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UHS Leo ClubThe first Leo Club Meeting is on Friday, September 4 at 12:15 pm in the choir room. This will be the first meeting of the year. We will be talking about new and returning membership and will even be having a guest speaker from Terry’s House. Come join the biggest club at UHS!
Film Club MeetingAre you interested in filming, acting, or any part of movie making? Then Film Club is for you! Our first annual Film Club meeting will be this Thursday, September 3rd, at lunch in room 108. Hope to see you there!
Speech & DebateAre you interested in joining speech & debate? See Mrs. Smith in room 203 by Friday September 4.
TownballTOWNBALL: Students interested in playing townball this year during the winter electives should come sign up with Mr. Jones this week in room 104 so that we can get you on a team. There will be an informational meeting about the club this Friday at lunch in room 104(Jones). Thank you.
LIFE Club CANCELLED for Wednesday September 2The LIFE Club meeting today at lunch in Mrs. Hill's room has been moved to NEXT Wednesday, September 9 at lunch. Sorry for the change and we hope to see you next week!
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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth AwardsHispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards Rising Latino high school seniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 17th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2015 Youth Awards application is available on our website at www.HispanicHeritage.org or by clicking on the following link: bit.ly/12JlKix. The application deadline is Thursday, October 15th, 2015. To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be: · A current high school rising senior, graduating in the Spring of 2016 · Planning to enroll in college in 2016-2017 · Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent) · Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale) · Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region (regional ceremony attendance is mandatory for students who are selected) Students are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, and for their focus on various categories. Recipients are awarded up to $3,000 in educational grants to be used for their college education or to fund a community service effort. The 2015 Youth Awards categories are: Business & Entrepreneurship Community Service – sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Company Education – sponsored by Southwest Airlines Innovation & Technology – sponsored by Entertainment Software Association Foundation Engineering & Mathematics – sponsored by ExxonMobil Healthcare & Science – sponsored by CVS Health Sports & Fitness Students that are not able to take advantage of this opportunity are encouraged to join our Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Network. LOFT is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in STEM fields, business and finance, education and other fields. Join the LOFT Network at http://loftnetwork.org. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 202-861-9797 with any questions.
Coca Cola Scholars Program ScholarshipThe Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships are open to US high school seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A total of 250 scholarships are awarded each year, with 50 National Scholars receiving $20,000 scholarships and 200 Regional Scholars receiving $10,000 scholarships. (The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation also awards 50 $2,000 scholarships and 350 $1,000 scholarships to outstanding community college students.) Recipients are selected based on leadership, character, civic and extracurricular activities, academic excellence, and community service. This is an extremely competitive program, with more than 100,000 applications received each year. Go here for more info: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
The Bonner Scholars AwardThe Bonner Scholars Award is available to entering first-year students at participating colleges (a complete list of participating schools is located on the Bonner Foundation Web site). You must demonstrate high financial need and have an interest in community service and social justice issues to be eligible for this award. Bonner Scholars will be expected to serve an average of 10 hours of community service each week during the school year and participate in other Bonner Scholars activities. Go here for more info: http://www.bonner.org/interestedstudents/
The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship ProgramThe Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who are dedicated to serving veterans. Each year, one outstanding applicant receives the top scholarship in the amount of $20,000 to help fund their higher education. In addition, the top winner and parent receives an expense paid trip to DAV National Convention to receive the award and be recognized for their dedication and commitment to veterans. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500 & $5,000. Learn more here: http://www.dav.org/help-dav/volunteer/jesse-brown-scholarship/
AES Engineering ScholarshipAES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarship Criteria: Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. How to Apply: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Amount of award: $500.00 Deadline for entry: October 7, 2015 Submit essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Prudential Spirit of Community AwardYour community service hours could earn you an award! Apply for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. next May. Online applications are available at http://spirit.prudential.com and are due by November 3, 2015.
Horatio Alger ScholarshipApplications are being accepted for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Awards range in value from $7,000 to $22,000 and are given each year to students who demonstrate financial need, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity. The application deadline is October 25, 2015. To apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org
The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at Notre DameApplications are now available for The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program at the University of Notre Dame. Scholarship benefits include $25,000 per year toward the cost of attendance at Notre Dame for four years, as well as four funded summer enrichment experiences. For more information, please visit http://hesburgh-yusko.nd.edu/ The application deadline for this program is 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2015.
Washington University Scholarship OpportunityAre you applying to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri? If so, see your counselor by November 15, 2015 for information regarding the Danforth Scholarship. Award recipients may receive full or partial tuition scholarships.
California Association of Collectors Educational ScholarshipApplications are being accepted for the California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship. To be eligible for this award, students must submit an application via mail or email by January 20,2016. Applicants are also required to write a 700-1,000 word essay on "The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Good Financial Credit During Your College Years." For more information, please visit www.cacesf.org or see your counselor.
Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)This fall, Reed College in Portland, Oregon will host it's annual fly-in program for students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. ROME welcomes qualified students to stay on campus for two nights, visit classes, participate in fun activities on and off campus, enjoy meals in the Dining Commons, and meet faculty and current Reed students. ROME is an all expense paid trip (including airfare) and will take place from Thursday, November 5-Saturday, November 7. To apply, submit your PSAT, SAT or ACT scores, your most recent high school transcript, and answer two short essay questions. Go to email@example.com for more info!
Whittier CollegeAn admissions representative from Whittier College will be on campus on Wednesday, September 16th at lunch, in the courtyard. Come by to get more information about this college.
University of Southern CaliforniaInterested in going to USC or learning more about the college?? Stop by room 209 on Tuesday, September 8th at lunch to get more information about the college from a USC admissions counselor.
College Admission Reps on CampusThe following colleges will be visiting UHS in September to meet with students and give admissions information. University of Southern California, Tuesday, September 8th at 12pm in room 209 Embry Riddle, Wednesday, September 9th at 12pm in the courtyard UCLA, Thursday, September 10th at 9am in room 201 (seniors only) University of San Francisco, Thursday, September 10th at 12pm in room 209 Saint Mary's College of CA, Moraga, September 11th at 12pm in room 209 Whittier College, September 16th at 12pm in the courtyard Westmont College, September 18th at 12pm in the courtyard
University of San Francisco Rep on campusAn admissions representative from the University of San Francisco will be here at UHS on Thursday, September 10 at 12noon to give a presentation about their school and answer any questions you might have. The meeting will take place in Rm 209. Please show up promptly and come prepared with questions!
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAn admissions representative from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be on campus on Wednesday, September 9th at lunch, in the courtyard. Come by to learn more about this unique school!
Dominican University repAn admissions representative from Dominican University will be on campus on Wednesday, September 16th at lunch, in the courtyard. Come by to learn more about this unique school!
University of Notre Dame College Rep on campusAn admissions representative from the University of Notre Dame will be here at UHS on Monday, September 28 at 12noon to give a presentation about their school and answer any questions you might have. The meeting will take place in Rm 209. Please show up promptly and come prepared with questions!
Art Institute College Rep on campusAn admissions representative from the Art Institute will be on campus on Thursday, September 24th at lunch, in the courtyard. Come by to learn more about this unique school!
Oberlin College All-Expenses Paid Fly-inOberlin College will be selecting high school seniors for their overnight fly-in program. Students will be hosted by a current Oberlin student and will attend classes, visit with professors, participate in admissions and financial aid workshops, and get a firsthand view of campus life. Applications are due September 14th. Please visit the following website for more information and application for the program: http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/mvp/
United States Service Academies & Academy Night with Congressman NunesApplications are being accepted for students seeking a Congressional Nomination to attend a United States Service Academy. The application must be mailed or hand delivered to the Congressman’s Visalia Office by Sunday, November 15, 2015. Additionally, Congressman Nunes is hosting an Academy Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the CUSD Professional Development Building in Clovis. This evening is for students, along with their parents, to meet representatives from the academies, gather information and learn about academy life and the congressional nomination process. Please RSVP by email before October 16th. E-mail Melissa.Semoes@mail.house.gov with the following information: Student Name, Number of People Attending, Address, Telephone Number and E-mail, High School and Graduation Year. Further questions concerning the nomination process or Academy Night can be directed to Congressman Nunes’ Academy Coordinator, Melissa Mederos at (559) 733-3861.
Grand Canyon University Rep VisitAn admissions representative from Grand Canyon University will be on campus on Wednesday, October 7th at lunch, in the courtyard. GCU is a private Christian university based in Phoenix, AZ. Come by to learn more about this school!
CollegeWeekLive - Free Online College FairsCollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com and set up a free account to take advantage of this useful resource! Upcoming CollegeWeekLive online events include: September All Access - September 10, 2015, 10 am - 10 pm EDT Join us for a free online college fair to get answers in minutes! Live chat with admissions reps & current students, get free advice on preparing for college, and enter to win a $5,000 scholarship! University of California System Day - October 8, 2015, 2 pm - 11 pm EDT Learn more about the UC System! Join us for a free online event dedicated to exploring all that UC system schools have to offer. October All Access - October 29, 2015, 2015, 10 am - 10 pm EDT Join us for one of the biggest online college fairs of the year! Live chat with admissions counselors & current students, get free advice on admissions & more!
ReStore Habitat for HumanityDo you need to perform community service hours to meet the UHS requirement? Is your organization or club looking for a place to volunteer that will make a difference in the world? Volunteer at ReStore Habitat for Humanity! Your schedule is up to you. You can volunteer any number of hours as often as you choose at any time we are open.(10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday).Age requirement: Minimum age:16. What you might be doing:Stocking shelves, moving product, cleaning items,assembling items, organizing,helping customers unload donations, etc. Contact the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator @ 559-917-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Annual UC Davis Pre Medical and Pre Health Profession National ConferenceAny student interested in a career in the medical field should consider attending this fabulously educational conference held at UC Davis on October 10th and 11th! Highlights of the conference include Admissions Panels and Q&As with the Deans of Admission from 25 medical schools, a Pre Health Professions Fair (with 700 programs represented), 2000 speakers (including physicians in every specialty), and Interactive Sessions (suturing, ultrasound, etc.). The registration fee of $45 includes all sessions, 5 meals, and conference materials. Regular registration ends on Aug 31, and prices rise to $55 per ticket beginning on Sept 1. Don't delay as this conference sells out every year! Go to ucdprehealth.org to sign up!
Volunteer Opportunity - Literacy TutorLocal elementary schools are looking for tutors to assist children with literacy skills in the classroom. Potential tutors must be able to commit to a semester-long appointment serving one to two hours or more each week during school hours. A background check and mini-interview are also required. For more information, please contact Karina Herrera at (559) 237-2155 or email@example.com.