University High School Bulletin for Tuesday, May 24, 2016
5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
UHS Office HoursOffice hours for May 23rd - June 3rd, 7:30am - 4:00pm
No SchoolThere will be no school on Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day.
SENIOR FINAL TRANSCRIPTSSeniors, need to request final official transcripts to be mailed to the college they plan to attend next fall. Final transcripts will be mailed to colleges (if requested)after all grades have been entered, usually mid-to-late June. Students may also order additional final official transcripts to be mailed to their home.
Order forms are in the counseling area, in the front office and in Mrs. Rea's room; transcripts are $2.00/each. Return the order forms to Mrs. Rea.
Important Parking Information for Students with SPRING PARKING PASSESFresno State spring parking passes expire on June 1st, 2016. UHS has been in contact with campus parking requesting an extension since our school year doesn't end until June 3rd, 2016. Campus parking will be providing relaxed parking for UHS students who have spring passes. Campus parking will ONLY have relaxed parking in Green Lot P1 and P2 which is directly in front of the UHS campus. Please make sure that you are parking in the correct lot on June 2nd & 3rd to avoid getting a ticket.
Elective location/room changesSome elective locations have changed:
Designing Your Digital Presence (AM & PM): ED 157;
Geomatic Engineering (AM): EE 101;
American Sign Language (PM): UHS Rm 105;
Elective session runs from May 23-June 3; AM session = 8am - 11am; PM session = 12pm - 3pm.
Attention Seniors and JuniorsWant to do some government service for the next election? Would you like to earn $150.00? The Fresno County Elections Office can use your help on Election Day! They need student pollwokers to help staff the polling places throughout the county. Ask the front office for an application today! or contact (559) email@example.com
* 16 years of age by Election Day
* Read and write English
* US Citizen
* A Junior or Senior with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale
* Attend a 2 hour mandatory training
* Have a telephone
* Able to work on Election day from 6am to 9:30pm
* Submit an application signed by the student, parent, and teacher or counselor
Spring MusicalOnce Upon a Mattress Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium Thursday, June 2nd @ 7:30pm Friday, June 3rd @ 7:30pm Saturday, June 4th – 2:00pm matinee and 7:30pm Tickets: $10.00 *Concert tickets are cash or checks only, payable to UHS. Tickets are available in the UHS office.
Sadie Hawkin's DanceCome join us for a night of fun at John's Incredible Pizza! The Sadie Hawkin's dance will be on Friday, May 27th from 6-9:30PM. Dress up or down to the theme, "Over and Under the Sea!" We will be selling tickets every day at lunch (12-12:50PM) from May 23-27 in the courtyard, on Wednesday May 25 tickets will be sold after school from 3-4PM in the courtyard. Tickets are $20.00! This price includes: the all-you-can eat buffet, unlimited drinks, 60 credits for games and the entrance fee.
Talent ShowThank you to all that participate in this year's Talent Show on Friday. Congratulations Andrew Biswas! His amazing lip-sync and dance moves won over the Peer Mentors and the crowd, making him the winner of our 2016 Talent Show. See Mrs. Bird to collect your prize.
Lost and Found reminderAttention students: Please make sure to look through the lost and found. Items not claimed will be picked up and donated at the end of the school year.
UHS Visitor PolicyNO visitors allowed on campus. Any approved visitors must check in AND out in the UHS office. All visitors must display a visitor's badge while on campus. If you have any questions, please contact the UHS office.
Graduation Video 2016Congrats class of 2016! If you would like to view the graduation video click this link: Graduation 2016 video
A special "thank you" to Charles Le for taping the video.
UHS Spirit Wear at Lands' End - Class of 2019 T-Shirts AVAILABLE!Freshman Class of 2019 Shirts are now available! To purchase visit the Lands' End website, click on "short sleeve fit essential t-shirt", choose the color "yellow" and select the logo preference that says "Class of 2019".
Visit the Lands' End Website at www.landsend.com
2015-2016 Senior Events Schedule
Sept. 4: Class Ring orders accepted. Room 109, 12-1pm
Last week of Sept.:Senior T-shirt design done. Approx. $16
Oct. 13: Orders taken for announcements, cap and gowns, and other graduation items. Cap & Gown - $40, other prices vary depending on quantity and which items.
Mid-October: T-Shirts ready for ordering.
Feb. 1-28: Grad-Nite fees due. Disneyland/California Adventures and transportation - $125. Includes Park Hopper pass, two fastpasses, show, and dance venues in Cal. Adv. Park. Grad-Nite is June 8 & 9 from 8:00am to 8:00am. Turn in checks to Mr. Benslay
March: Pick up announcements and graduation orders. Room 109, 12-1pm.
May (First week): Pick up Caps and Gowns. Room 109, 12-1pm.
May 19: Graduation Practice. Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4-6pm.
May 20: Baccalaureate. Concert Hall, 6pm. Individual Cap and Gown Pictures: 4:00pm in room 109, Class Cap and Gown Picture: 5:30pm in room 109.
May 21: Graduation, Fresno State Student Rec. Center, 4:00pm. Sober Grad at Blackbeard's, 10:00pm-3:00am ($25-30)
June 8 & 9: Disneyland Grad Nite (described above)
YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATIONUniversity High YearBooks can be purchased online through www.jostensyearbooks.com or through Mrs. Roche Room #105.
Please make checks payable to UHS.
The cost of the yearbooks are as follows:
$75 until sold out.
Parking Information for Fresno StateStudents parking at Fresno State may purchase parking permits in Campus Parking/Police building on Barstow/Jackson. Semester permits are $93 and academic year permits are $186. Day passes may be purchased at any parking kiosk for $3.
When picking up/dropping off students at UHS, please do not double park in the loading zone in front of UHS, and no parking in front of the Fresno State Alumni House. You may park in a single line along the loading zone, parking is allowed along the curb in the green parking lot across from UHS or you may make arrangements to pick up students at an appropriate location that is not congested. Please help us be a good neighbor as we share the space with Fresno State students and faculty.
Fresno State parking restrictions apply to our guests, students and staff at all times, click the link for more information: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/traffic/enforcement/ordinances.html
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! This is a great way to earn hours over Winter Break or Spring Break! Your schedule is up to you. You can volunteer any number of hours and as often as you choose at any time the store is open (10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday). Age requirement: Minimum age is 16 years old. 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!
Remember We Are UHS!For College visitation/scholarship information, please click this link; scroll to the bottom;UHS Daily Bulletin This email has been sent to you by UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL-FRESNO. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL- FRESNO either IN PERSON,by US MAIL,or by TELEPHONE at 559-278-8263.
Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student ScholarshipThe Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship is awarding $1,000 and are encouraging High School seniors who plans on attending post-secondary education full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply. You can access the application on this website http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/wisconsin/#scholarship. Applications should be completed and submitted by June 30 or December 31, 2016.
Otis College of Art and Design’s Summer of Art Preparation ProgramOtis College of Art and Design’s Summer of Art Preparation Program Summer of Art provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design. Whether students seek to strengthen and enhance their art skills or have limited training but a strong interest in art or design, this is an ideal way to experience what it is like to attend one of the most influential art and design colleges in the country. The Summer of Art will take place July 5th – July 29th, 2016. Upon successful completion of the program, 2units of college credit for Specialization course and 1 unit of college credit for Foundation Studio courses are awarded. Housing is available for students ages 15-18. For students over 18 years, the housing staff can provide information on additional housing options. Scholarships are available based on financial need and / or merit. The program also offers an English Language Immersion Program for student with higher – beginner English language skills or above. Please visit the website http://www.otis.edu/summer-art to learn more on how to apply for this summer program.
Harris Personal Injury ScholarshipThis scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is now available to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to continuing on with their education. The Deadline is May 31, 2016. The application can be found here: http://harrispersonalinjury.com/san-jose/
Cameron Impact ScholarshipCameron Impact Scholarship (approximately $20,000-$50,000 per annum) is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2017 in two stages, with an early submission deadline of May 27th, 2016, and the second opportunity due September 15th, 2016
The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually to approximately ten high-school seniors. This four-year merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full ‘educational expenses’ at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). Recipients have complete freedom in the choice of their school and area of study, however, a stated goal of public service will be strongly considered.
The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a merit-based undergraduate scholarship for incomparable individuals who have the ability to make real, tangible contributions to their families, friends, and the greater society. To be eligible, a candidate must:
- 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
Please contact or visit our website www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org to find more information about our Foundation and Scholarship.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation -2016 Youth AwardsThe Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Awards; educational grants are available for students who are part of the graduating class of 2017. For the 18th year, recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their focus in various educational categories. Once selected, the students will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country and receive grants to continue their education or to fund an idea or project that will serve to impact their communities.
The APPLICATION DEADLINE is Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.
For a full list of award categories, regions and application, please visit www.hispanicheritage.org
To be considered, student’s must:
* Be currently enrolled in high school, graduating in the spring/summer of 2017
* Planning to enroll in college in 2017-2018
* Identify as being of Hispanic/Latino descent
* Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
* Must attend mandatory regional awards ceremony to receive award.
* U.S Permanent Resident/US Citizen/or qualify under the DACA.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or 202-861-9797 with any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Discovery & Discovery InternshipsAre you interested in maximizing your summer vacation time? Have you considered the possibility of UCLA and Michigan being that place? Visit www.summerdiscovery.com to learn about pre-college summer enrichment opportunities including college credit, SAT Prep, internships, business and leadership institutes, and study abroad programs. Summer Discovery provides you with the chance to make new friends and experience pre-college living and learning before entering college. It will help you achieve in high school and prepare for college. Also, this opportunity will allow you take classes that interest you. You'll live and learn with peers from all over the US and the world, as part of a dynamic university community. Do not let this opportunity slip away, please visit the website at www.summerdiscovery.com to learn more!
BU Summer Investigative Journalism WorkshopThe New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. During the workshop, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Three workshops will be held, with each running for two weeks: Session 1: June 27 – July 8, 2016; Session 2: July 11 – July 22, 2016; Session 3: July 25 – August 5, 2016. The deadline to apply for each session is two weeks before each start date. Students who apply by December 31, 2015, can receive a $200 discount on tuition. Tuition is $2,300 plus room and board fees. To apply, please visit: studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop
University of Michigan Summer ProgramsSummer Discovery Michigan, can help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. These non-credit, pre-college programs combine academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a taste of college life. Choose from over 40 different classes in a wide range of subjects. Some program options include: DiscoveryWorks Community Service - Earn 50 hours of community service during the 3-week program or up to 40 hours during the 2-week program. Projects may include working with Recycle Ann Arbor (promoting the wide use of resources), Ronald McDonald house (working with children), Food Gatherers (providing free meals to the Ann Arbor community), Nichols Arboretum (Huron River clean up), and Salvation Army (working with children and feeding the hungry). Michigan Global Leadership and Social Change Institute - This institute is designed to provide foundational knowledge, skills, and practical tools to create future leaders in business, education, and beyond. The curriculum provides insight into organizational structure and change, ethical practices, and business and leadership etiquette. BBYO Michigan Business and Entrepreneurship Institute - This institute highlights Jewish business leadership and engages teens to learn through classroom activities and field trips. It concludes with a competition where teens present original business plans to a panel of judges from the local business community and the winners are awarded funding for their business plan. Michigan Business & Entrepreneurship Institute - This institute provides an engaging and hands-on opportunity where students investigate all aspects of a real-life entrepreneurial venture, including opportunity recognition, marketing and sales, negotiation, financials, and legal structures; through the lens of their own business ideas. For more information for these programs and more offered by the University of Michigan, please visit: www.summerdiscovery.com/u-michigan/courses
The College of Media at the University of IllinoisCollege of Media Summer Camps for writers, sports lovers, innovators & entrepreneurs
Applications are open now and are due May 31rs / Scholarships are available IMAGINATION U: Professor Peter Sheldon always says “Advertising rewards more types of creativity than any other industry.” We partnered with him, our award winning faculty, and professionals across media to prove it. Get a glimpse into the world of advertising. Find new ways to apply your natural creativity to a future career. Runs June 26th thru July 1st
MEDIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Gain the tools to identify a problem, brainstorm and prototype possible solutions, and then translate that idea into a product, technology or service that people want. During this 8 day camp, students will work in teams to take an idea from concept to business plan, to pitch and will leave with a head start on their next big idea. Runs July 8th thru July 16th
360° SPORTS: New for 2016! Turn your love of sports into a dynamic career. Take a tour of modern sports media. Get hands-on experience with traditional media from PR to photography to production to play-by-play reporting. As well as Emerging sports media like stadium experience, shoutcasting, and extreme sports production. Runs July 10th thru July 17th
PRESS PASS: New for 2016! This multimedia journalism camp for students teaches storytelling skills and how to prepare video news breaks for the 21st Over the course of this 8 day camp, Emmy Award winning journalism Professor Janice Collins will give students a taste of life in a modern news room and the exciting opportunities for journalism in 2016 and beyond. Journalism teachers are welcome, too! Runs June 24th thru July 1st