University High School Bulletin for Thursday, March 30, 2017
Week A 3/27/2017 - 3/31/2017The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
March 31 - No School
ELECTIVE REGISTRATION SCHEDULE!Jrs. and Srs. register WED., MARCH 29
Soph. register THURS., MARCH 30 (*Sophomore parents will receive an email with updated class closures, please look for it the evening of MARCH 29)
Freshmen register MON., APRIL 3 (**Freshmen parents will receive an email with updated class closures, please look for it over the APRIL 1-2 weekend)
Elective registration forms will be distributed in English classes a few days before your assigned registration date. The form needs to be reviewed and signed by a parent and RETURNED on registration day. Remember, elective registration is 1st come, 1st served and classes do fill up. Please complete all choice boxes on the form.
*(Not mentioned in the spring elective handout) The Computer Programming elective will also include how to program robots with java to do activities like battlebots.
Games!We will be having Games this Thursday, March 30th in the courtyard at lunch. We hope to see you there!
Spirit Week!Spirit week is from April 3-7. The dress up days are as follows: Monday: Sleeping Beauty (Come in your pajamas) Tuesday: Monsters University (Wear your college attire or class color) Wednesday: Disney Day (Dress up as your favorite Disney character) Thursday: Ohana Day (Dress up in Hawaiian attire) Friday: Mickey and Minnie Day (Dress up as Mickey or Minnie Mouse) Make sure to sign up for spirit points in the courtyard!
Spring MusicalThe Spring Musical is coming up shortly! This year, the musical is Fiddler on the Roof. It will be performed at the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93721). A general admission ticket costs $10.00, and a student ticket (with valid Student ID) is $5.00. Tickets can be purchased using cash or a check (made payable to UHS) in the UHS Office. The dates and times are as follows:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30pm Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30pm We hope to see you there!
Lost and Found ReminderStudents, please come claim your items from the lost and found bin. It can be found outside of room 100 everyday. All items that are not claimed before spring break will be donated.
Fresno State-Summer Engineering ExperienceAttention students interested in Engineering: Fresno State will be hosting a one-week, non-residential summer engineering camp on campus from June 26th to June 30th. Students will get an opportunity to explore and get hands-on learning experiences through the various engineering programs offered at Fresno State. Students must apply by the April 7th deadline and get letters of recommendation and transcripts. To apply or to read more about the details and cost go to http://bit.ly/2mCKkUe
Peer Mentor InterviewsIf you applied to be a peer mentor next year, Mrs. Bird will be conducting optional group interviews this week and next week at lunch and after school. Come to the counseling waiting area to sign up for an interview time.
Spring Concert ScheduleOur spring concerts are coming up quickly. Tickets for all concerts are $5.00 and will be available for purchase in the UHS Front Office prior to the concert. The Jazz Band and Show Choir Concert is free of charge and you will not need a ticket to attend. The String Ensemble Concert is also free, but tickets are needed due to capacity limitations. April 21: Jazz Band and Show Choir Concert Woodword Park Ampitheatre at 6:00pm 7775 N. Friant Road Fresno, CA 93720 (No tickets needed - free concert)
April 25: Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Concert Shaghoian Hall Clovis North at 7:30pm 2770 E. International Ave Clovis, CA 93730 April 26: Choir Concert Shaghoian Hall Clovis North at 7:30pm 2770 E. International Ave Clovis, CA 93730 May 10: String Ensemble Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm (Tickets needed, but free concert) May 11: Symphonic Band Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm May 12: Orchestra Concert Fresno State Concert Hall at 7:30pm
Off Campus Lunch ReminderThe Square at Campus Pointe
This is a privilege only allowed to Juniors and Seniors who have at least two hours of free time. There is not enough time for students to walk over in only an hour lunch, and therefore, students must have at least TWO hours of free time in order to go. Remember, this is a privilege and NOT a right. In addition, students are NOT allowed to use a car in order to get to the Square at Campus Pointe, and if students are caught either going to the Square or off campus in a car, this privilege will be revoked from all individuals who fail to follow the rules. Additionally, students who are on Academic Probation or on the Academic Ineligibility (AI) list are not allowed to go either. If you have any questions pertaining to the rules and regulations, do not hesitate to ask your ASB officers.
Picture the Valley Film FestivalFresno County Office of Education will be hosting the Picture the Valley Film Festival again this year, and it will be held at Maya Cinemas. Don't miss this opportunity to walk the red carpet with your student filmmakers. For more information about this year's competition, please visit picturethevalley.org.
***UHS Spirit Wear - Lands' End***Freshman Class shirts are now available on the Lands' End website! Class shirt color is red.
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 InformationYearbooks are now available to order for the 2016-2017 school year. The prices are as follows: $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.
Lunch ApplicationUHS 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 email@example.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.
UHS Attendance PolicyStudents 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation.
Senior Event ScheduleMarch 28th: Announcement Delivery Pick up announcements and graduation orders. Date: March 28th Location & Time:Room 109 @ 12p-1p April 18th: 6:45pm-Achievement Awards Night Location: Satellite Student Union May: Pick up caps and gowns. Date:TBA Location & Time:Room 109 @ 12p-1p May 18th: Graduation Practice Location & Time:Fresno State Student Rec Center @ 4p-6p May 19th:
3:30p-4:45p: Individual Cap and Gown pictures (Room 109)
5:15p: Class picture (Quad Area)
6pm:Baccalaureate, Concert Hall
4pm: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec Center
June 6th & 7th: Disneyland Grad Night
Bus arrival at UHS - June 6th
7a: Bus Departure
Bathroom stop at Tejon rest area
Bathroom stop at Tejon Truck stop (food too)
Food Club MeetingAttention all food club members!
Our next lunch meeting will be held at lunch on Monday, April 3rd in room 207.
We will be discussing the upcoming potluck and the Sweet Eats Cafe fundraiser.
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 Visits (15)
Aspiring Business Professional ScholarshipThis is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. If you're interested, please click here for more information and to apply. The deadline is June 1, 2017.
Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration ScholarshipThis is a fairly straightforward scholarship with minimal requirements for eligibility:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
- Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
- Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Ray Jones Scholarship Fund for Native Americans (Local Scholarship)The Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to selected California Native American students graduating from a Central Valley high school and pursuing a post-secondary degree. Five scholarship awards of $2,500 each will be awarded to selected applicants seeking a post-secondary degree at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a selected applicant seeking a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Please stop by the counseling office to find hard copies of the application in the scholarship binder or click here to download/print it yourself. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
BigSun ScholarshipAttention seniors: The BigSun Organization is offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit bigsunathletics.com to learn more about how to apply before June 19, 2017.
$500 Scholarship for Seniors Interested in AgricultureBull's Eye Pest Control is offering a $500 scholarship for individuals looking to go into an agricultural major for college. Please click here to apply before April 14, 2017.
$1,000 Scholarship from Nursing Schools AlmanacNursing Schools Almanac is looking to award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates "a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2017." Please click here for more information and to apply.
2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Cash PrizesAn essay and video contest on the topic of "Not to be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment" starts accepting entries on February 1, 2017 until April 16, 2017. First place wins $2,000, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Please click here for more information available now (with contest rules and entry instructions available at the same website beginning on January 1, 2017).
Hearthstone Housing Foundation ScholarshipThe local non-profit organization, Hearthstone Housing Foundation is looking to provide assistance in funding higher education for communities and students near our properties throughout Washington, Oregon and California, focusing on those coming from low income households. This scholarship is accepting applications until March 31st. For an application or information visit their website at http://www.hearthstonehousing.org/scholarship
Cameron Impact ScholarshipApplications are open for the Class of 2018 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship! The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based, Four-year, full tuition undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Accepting applications from the Class of 2018; • have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.7; • excel in extracurricular activities; • exhibit strong leadership qualities; • demonstrate active participation in community service; • be a citizen of the United States. Early Applicant Deadline – May 26, 2017 Regular Applicant Deadline – September 15, 2017 Scholarship recipients will be announced in December 2017. Please visit our website www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org for more information and to apply.
CASCWA ScholarshipThe San Joaquin Section of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $1000. Senior applicants must complete an application as well as submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, activities resume, transcript and attendance record of their first semester of senior year. Applications most be postmarked no later than March 31st. You will find the applications in the UHS Scholarship Binder in the counseling waiting area shelves.
Fresno Rotary Scholarship for High School SeniorsThe Rotary Club of Fresno has twelve $1000 scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors from five Fresno area High Schools including University High. Students must have a 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and potential for successful goal completion. Applications are located in the UHS Scholarship Binder in the counseling waiting area. Applications are due by April 28th and require a transcript, essay, and letter of recommendation.
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical ScholarshipAny senior planning to pursue postsecondary education at the community college or technical school in Fall 2017 can apply for this max $2500 scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Proof of enrollment in a college and Pell-eligibility are required. Go to application.horatioalger.org for more information and to apply.
Scholarship Opportunity: San Joaquin Valley Town HallSeniors: Each year, the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture Series brings six speakers to the Fresno area to address intriguing topics of our times. Noted authors, scholars, journalists, scientists, and artists come to the William Saroyan Theater to share their insights, experiences, and knowledge. For several years, your high school has been invited to participate in the Town Hall Merit Award Program by selecting two outstanding seniors to attend each lecture and be entered into a scholarship drawing (one per lecture). All lectures are on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see Mrs. Bird to sign up to attend one of the lectures. The remaining schedule for the lectures is as follows: *March 15th: Dave Barry - The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry: English, Drama, Journalism. *April 5th: Lisa Genova - Still Alice, Understanding Alzheimer's: English, Psychology, Sociology, Biology.
SPOA Scholarship 2017The Sunnyside Property Owners Association will award up to $2000 in scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, performed a significant amount of community service and have resided within the SPOA boundaries (SPOA Boundaries). Applications can be found in the scholarship binder inside the counseling office.
CalDayUC Berkeley will be hosting it's annual open house on Saturday, April 22nd from 9am-4pm. Admission is free. There will be over 400 unique events offered to give a glimpse of life as a Berkeley student, from guided tours of campus and information sessions from the various academic departments on campus. A complete schedule of activities will be online March 23rd at calday.berkeley.edu
Community College RegistrationAttention seniors planning to go the community college next year: You must complete an SCCCD Application, take a placement test and complete the online orientation. When those steps are complete you need to sign up for a registration day on either March 31st or April 1st. Contact 442-8225 for FCC or 325-5230 for CCC to reserve a seat. See your counselor for further instructions.
USC Summer Programs for High School StudentsUSC has announced expanded course options for the 2017 USC Summer Programs. Visit summer.usc.edu to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff. Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to email them at email@example.com
Duke University Summer ProgramsDuke University is now accepting applications for the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit and for the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive. Please click on the name of each program to learn more and to apply. The deadline for each is April 14, 2017.
Discover Healthcare Volunteer Summer ProgramDiscover Health Care is an innovative program through Adventist Health that focuses on volunteer service and career development for young adults that are juniors/seniors in high school and interested in future careers in health care. Candidates will be interviewed and selected to participate for the summer (June-August) at one of their hospital campuses in Hanford, Selma and Reedley. Students will be asked to commit to a total of 100 hours and attend educational Career Core sessions. The application window is February 1st to March 31st. Apply at: www.AHCVNVolunteers.com
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer ProgramsStanford University offers several high school summer programs on campus and online on a variety of disciplines such as Sports Business, Humanities, Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Math, Physics and more. Visit https://spcs.stanford.edu/about for more information about their summer programs and how to apply. Some financial aid is available for their programs.
Rosetta Institute of Biomedical ResearchThere will be three Molecular Biology of Cancer workshops, three Molecular Neuroscience workshops and two Molecular Immunology workshops this summer, held concurrently at the University of California at Berkeley and University of California, San Diego. Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience workshops will be held 6/4-6/17 and 6/18-7/1 at UC Berkeley, and from 7/9-7/22 at UC San Diego. Molecular Immunology workshops are 6/4-6/17 at UC Berkeley and 7/9-7/22 at UC San Diego. Please note that the Rosetta Institute’s workshops are not sponsored by the University of California. Residential fees for the university-based workshops are $3280. There are a limited number of non-residential commuter spots available for $1980 (includes lunch and all activities). The Biomedical Research workshop (commuter only) is $2680. There is no application deadline, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because suitable candidates are accepted on a rolling basis. One letter of recommendation is also required. There are two full scholarships (travel not included) available to students from lower-income households (income limits apply). Winners will be chosen based on the quality of a supplemental scientific essay that is due 3/15/17. Go to https://www.rosettainstitute.org/ for more information and to apply.
Chicano Latino -Youth Leadership ProjectWant to develop your leadership skills and learn about public policy? Apply to the CLYLP San Joaquin Valley Institute Leadership Conference today! Spend 3 days at Fresno State (June 23rd-25th) honing your leadership skills and learning about public policy for free! The deadline to apply is April 19th. Go to www.clyp.org to apply.