University High School Bulletin for Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A Week - for the Week of 11-23-2015
Thanksgiving BreakThanksgiving Break this year will be from Wednesday, November 25th until Friday, November 27th . There will be no school those three days. School will resume Monday, November 30th, 2015.
UHS Visitor PolicyNO visitors allowed on campus. Any approved visitors need to check- in at the office before walking around campus. If you have any questions, please contact the UHS office.
Junior ConferencesAttention Juniors and Parents of Juniors: Mrs. Bird and Mrs. Carvalho are now scheduling junior conferences. At this conference we will be reviewing a wealth of information regarding college resources and planning. Please contact or email your counselor as soon as possible to schedule a conference at lunch, during a free period or after school. Parents are not required to attend but are strongly encouraged to attend.
Yale Young Global Scholars ProgramThe Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an intense academic summer program designed to provide talented high school students with interdisciplinary insight, global awareness, and critical skills for becoming leaders inside and outside the classroom. Participants spend two weeks on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut getting an authentic taste of life at Yale with their classmates from around the world. Admission to this program is very selective. Applications require submission of one 500-word essay, three short responses, two letters of recommendation, an official school transcript, and a résumé. The application fee is $55, and if accepted into the program tuition is $5,500 (includes room and board, linens, insurance, and processing fees.) Some need-based financial aid is available. To apply, please visit: globalscholars.yale.edu. The application deadline is February 11, 2016.
Winter Concert & Play ScheduleWinter Concerts: Tickets are $5.00 and available in the UHS front office.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm
Wahlberg Recital Hall, Fresno State
Parking Code: 902631
Show Choir/Jazz Band:
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00pm
Shaghoian Theater at Clovis North High School
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm
Shaghoian Theater at Clovis North High School
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Concert Hall, Fresno State
Parking Code: 902635
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Concert Hall, Fresno State
Parking Code: 902615
Concert Band & Wind Ensemble:
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Concert Hall, Fresno State
Parking Code: 902637
Winter Play: Tickets are $10.00 and available in the UHS front office.
"The 39 Steps"
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:30pm // Parking Code: 902602
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm // Parking Code: 902607
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00pm and at 7:30pm // no parking code needed
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.
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, Class Cap and Gown Picture: 5:30pm.
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)
Next Robotics Club meetingThe next robotics meeting will be held on Thursday, December 3rd in Dr.Gettman's Room, due to all the rehearsals for Magic of the Arts and Thanksgiving. Hope to see all of you there!
Leo Club AnnouncementThere will be a Leo Club Meeting on Wednesday, December 2, at 12:15pm in the choir room. We will be talking about December volunteer activities and will be having a new lunchtime activity!! Hope to see you there!!
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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/
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/
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.
Student of the Year Campaign Scholarship OpportunityThe Student of the Year Campaign is a 10-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central California Chapter. Students must submit an application, then the Student of the Year Steering Committee will help select the candidates. Candidates will then raise money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money by the end of the competition earns the title Student of the Year, and receives the Nasim Rad Hope scholarship for $1,000. For more information, contact Debbie Truhett at Debbie.email@example.com or speak with your counselor.
Ray Jones ScholarshipThe Ray Jones Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students of California Indian descent who plan to attend college or vocational school. Five scholarship awards of $1,000 each and one $5,000 award will be given to selected applicants. For an application, please see your counselor.
Profile in Courage Essay ContestThe John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites US high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1956. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. The first-place winner receives $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Boston with his or her family and nominating teacher to accept the award. The second-place winner receives $1,000. Up to five finalists receive $500 each. The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2016. For more information or to submit your essay, please visit: www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest
The Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry ScholarshipThe Christermon Foundation is currently seeking applicants for its Beverage Industry Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to the children or grandchildren of persons who own or currently hold full time employment with a company with a valid California beer, liquor or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, etc. Scholarships range in amounts from $2,500 to $5,000. To apply, please visit www.christermon.com. Applications must be filled out online, printed, and then mailed to The Christermon Foundation by February 1, 2016.
Tzu Chi ScholarsThe Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is seeking applicants for its $1,000 need-based scholarship award. To be eligible for this award you must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, please see the Local Scholarships section of the Scholarship Binder located in the Counseling Office.
Boston University's Merit-Based ScholarshipsAre you applying to Boston University? If so, make sure you check out their merit-based scholarships! Trustee Scholarship -- Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit an additional essay with their application for admission. Presidential Scholarship -- This $20,000 renewable tuition scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional essays or nominations are required--all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the deadline. The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2015. To learn more, visit: www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/costs-aid-scholarships/scholarships
Fall Story ContestThe Fall Story Contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. You may submit short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. In addition, all contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and for acceptance as a Story of the Week. All entries must be received by November 30, 2015, at midnight. For more information, please visit: www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2015-story-contest
California Wine Grape Growers Foundation ScholarshipIf your parents or legal guardians are employees of a California wine grape grower during the 2015 or 2016 wine grape growing season, you are invited to apply for the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation Scholarship. Two 4-year $8,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a UC or CSU, and four 2-year $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a California community college. Selection for this award is based on financial need, demonstrated academic ability, community involvement, and a 500 word essay. Applications must be postmarked by March 25, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.cwggf.org
Burger King ScholarshipHigh school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Applications are due by December 15, 2015. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
Camarena Health Scholarship for Madera County ResidentsAre you a Madera County resident who intends to enter the medical field? If so, you could qualify for a scholarship from Camarena Health! See the scholarship binder in the counseling office for an application. The deadline for applications is February 8, 2016.
Jackie Robinson Foundation ScholarshipThe Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. The application deadline is February 15, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.jackierobinson.org/apply
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam AwardThe Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award celebrates Jewish teens who are actively engaged in projects that embody the value of tikkun olam, "repairing the world." Up to 15 recipients will be awarded $36,000 each to further implement their vision for making the world a better place or for their education. Jewish teens between the ages of 13-19 are eligible to apply. Applications are due by January 6, 2016. For more information, please visit: www.dillerteenawards.org
eQuality ScholarshipApplications are currently being accepted for the eQuality Scholarship program. Scholarship applicants must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Please note: applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible to apply. Ten or more scholarships of $6,000 will be awarded, and one $12,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applications are due by February 1, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: www.equalityscholarship.org
Filipino-American Women's Club ScholarshipThe Filipino-American Women's Club is seeking applicants for their 2016 college scholarship awards. Ten selected students will be awarded $300 each. Applicants must be of Filipino heritage, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, and their mother or grandmother must be a member or be willing to become a member of the club. Completed applications along with transcripts must be submitted by Wednesday, December 16, 2015. For an application, please see the scholarship binder in the counseling office.
Fresno State Application WebinarsTo assist students with the application process, University Outreach Services is hosting several CSU Mentor webinars through the months of October and November. The CSU staff will walk students through the application page by page and address how to complete each section. Students can also use these webinars to get clarification on questions they have regarding the application. The webinars are free but students must register ahead of time. For a complete list of upcoming webinars, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/outreach/events/webinars.html
UC Preview DaysUC Preview Days are special days for prospective students and their families. They are your chance to explore each of the UC campuses and learn about the academic and student life opportunities they offer. During Preview Days you will be able to ask questions, meet current students and faculty, tour the campus and residence halls, and get a brief glimpse of life on campus. Find out which UC is the right fit for you by visiting the links below and registering for the UC Preview Days of your choice! UC Davis - any day, admissions.ucdavis.edu/previewday UC Santa Cruz - October 17th, admissions.ucsc.edu/visit/preview-day UC Merced - October 17th, admissions.ucmerced.edu/preview-day UC Irvine - October 24th, admissions.uci.edu/previewday UC Riverside - November 7th, discover.ucr.edu UC San Diego - November 14th, admissions.ucsd.edu/events UC Santa Barbara - April 9th, 2016, admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/open-house UC Berkeley - April 2016, calday.berkeley.edu UC Los Angeles - September 2016, admissions.ucla.edu/events (the 2015 Preview Day has already passed)
Boston University's Kilachand Honors CollegeAre you having trouble deciding between a small college experience that affords more individualized attention or a large urban college experience that can provide a wide range of exciting opportunities? The Kilachand Honors College at Boston University offers the best of two worlds: the highly personal, individual atmosphere of a small liberal arts college with intimate class sizes and close interaction with faculty, while also giving students access to the resources of a large, diverse, urban research university. Visit www.bu.edu/khc to learn more!
Experience College Life at Fresno Pacific UniversityFresno Pacific University invites you to attend The Encounter! Come and meet current students, participate in student activities, tour the main campus, sit in on a class or two, eat in the dining hall, spend the night in our residence halls, and encounter real life at Fresno Pacific. Just $25 covers two days and one night of college life! Dates for The Encounter include: October 29-30, 2015, November 10-11, 2015, and March 1-2, 2016. To register, please visit: experiencefpu.com/the-encounter
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!
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.
Summer Programs at Washington University in St. LouisThe Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, MO will be hosting two pre-college summer programs for high school students. Architecture Discovery Program - July 1-23, 2016. This two-week program provides students with intensive instruction in architecture, offering them the opportunity to add quality material to their design portfolios. Application deadline is April 15, 2016. Portfolio Plus Program - July 10 - 30, 2016. This three week intensive program allows students to take college-level art and design courses in which they will develop their portfolios for college admission. The application deadline is March 15, 2016. For more information, please visit: samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege
Telluride Association Sophomore SeminarThe Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar is seeking sophomores who would like to attend a free, six-week summer program. Twelve to eighteen students will be selected to live together in a residence hall and participate in daily seminars with a focus on critical Black and ethnic studies. There is no charge for tuition, books, or room and board, and a travel stipend is available. The online application for 2016 TASS is due on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. To apply, or for more information, please visit: tass.tellurideassocation.org
The Bronfman FellowshipsHigh School Juniors, who self-identify as Jewish, from the United States and Canada and who will be sixteen by July of 2016 are invited to apply to the Bronfman Fellowship program. Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a five week, all expense-paid Summer Fellowship in Israel. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, meet with some of today's most influential figures, and learn about themselves and each other. Fellowships cover round-trip transportation between New York and Israel, educational programming, and room, board and travel while in Israel. Applications are due by January 6, 2016. For more information, or to apply, please visit: bronfman.org/become
National Student Leadership ConferenceThe National Student Leadership Foundation is seeking 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in attending its annual career-focused leadership conference. At this conference you will have the opportunity to meet with and learn from prominent leaders, experience a future career through career simulations, and experience life on a college campus, all while earning college credit. Nominations are due by December 1st. If interested, please see your counselor for more information.
Oxbridge Academics Summer Study Programs in Europe and the USDiscover a new culture, learn to live independently, and make new friends from around the world by participating in one of the many summer study programs offered by Oxbridge Academics! Choose from programs located in the UK, France, Spain, or NYC, among others. Brochures outlining each program are available on the table in the counseling office. Feel free to speak with your counselor if you have questions!
Summer DiscoveryAre you interested in maximizing your summer vacation time? 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. You'll live and learn with peers from all over the US and the world, as part of a dynamic university community. Visit the website to learn more!
Duke University Summer SessionHave the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer Duke Summer College for High School Students! Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world. This session runs from July 10 to August 5. For more information, please visit: summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students Another program to consider is the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students for students in grades 9-12! This program for personal enrichment offers non-credit-bearing courses with a global perspective. It runs from July 16 to August 5. For more information, please visit: summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy Applications for both programs open on December 1, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply early as spaces fill up quickly.
Yale Young Global Scholars-SingaporeAt the inaugural session of Yale Young Global Scholars-Singapore, 200 talented high school students from around the world will have the opportunity to learn from distinguished Yale faculty, Yale students, and practitioners, all while experiencing residential life at the state-of-the-art Yale-NUS College in Singapore. In this immersive week-long program, students will participate in interdisciplinary lectures, elective seminars, and a series of skill-building workshops. This program runs from May 30 - June 5, 2016. Applications are due by January 26, 2016. For more information, please visit: yygssingapore.yale.edu
High School Summer Conservatory at AMDAAMDA is currently accepting applications for its High School Summer Conservatory. This unique program offers a transformative experience for talented high school students looking to immerse themselves in the performing arts. Teens from all over the world will study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA’s New York City and Los Angeles campuses. The rigorous curriculum is taught by a world-class faculty of artists who offer students professional-level training in their choice of three focus areas: acting, singing or dance. Summer sessions are scheduled as follows: Session 1: July 3-16 (NYC & LA), Session 2: July 17-30 (NYC & LA), or Session 3: July 31-Aug 13 (NYC only). For more information, or to apply, please visit: amda.edu/hs
Duke Youth Summer ProgramsDuke Youth Programs offers 13 different summer camp programs for students from grades 6-11. Some program options include: Biosciences & Engineering Camp, 3D Printing Camp, Young Writers' Camp, and Cracking the Code: High School Crypto-Camp. To see all of the camp options, and to get more information, check out: www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth. Registration for Summer 2016 opens December 1, 2015.
Cornell University Summer CollegeSpend your summer at the prestigious Cornell University! Earn 3 to 6 college credits while experiencing college life and making new friends from across the globe. Summer programs at Cornell range from 3 to 6 weeks, and cover topics such as: medicine, psychology, social change, veterinary medicine, engineering, and much more. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, so apply early before the program you're interested in fills up! For more information, please visit: summercollege.cornell.edu
Girls World ExpoGirls World Expo is coming to Fresno! During this exciting day-long event local girls can attend workshops, listen to speakers, see demonstrations, and speak one-on-one with women who are leaders in a variety of industries. There will also be a fashion show, an art show, and music and dance performances by talented local artists. Spend a day in a safe, secure environment inspired by the company of other girls from your community! This event will take place March 6, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center located at 2233 Ventura Street in downtown Fresno. To register, please visit: www.girlsworldexpo.com/fresno2016