Daily Bulletin

University High School Bulletin for Thursday, October 20, 2016

B Week-Week of 10/17/2016 - 10/21/2016

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Magic of the Arts

Ticket sales for Magic of the Arts has officially started!
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis until the night of the event. Tickets will be sold for the first week, Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st, in room 108 from 3pm until 5:30pm (No tickets are sold on Wednesday, October 19th due to early release). Please do not arrive prior to 2:45pm to purchase tickets due to classes being in session. General seating tickets are $10 per ticket and premium seating tickets are $20 per ticket. Starting Monday, October 24th, up until the night of the concert, the remaining tickets will be sold in the UHS front office.
Please make checks payable to "Phoenix Alliance"

Magic of the Arts is on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7pm.

Harvest Dance & AI List

Students and Parents: UHS has an Academic Ineligibility List policy which means that if a student has a F in any class, he or she is not allowed to attend co-curricular events. The Harvest Dance is on Friday, Oct. 21. Please check PowerSchool daily to make sure that you have passing grades or you will not be able to attend the dance.

Harvest Dance Information

The Harvest Dance will be on October, 21st from 7pm-10pm. Tickets will go on sale for $10 starting Monday, October 17th through the night of the dance. Tickets are sold at lunch in the court yard. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. The theme for dance is 80's, so dress to impress. There will be prizes for the Raddest 80's costume, the most extravagant costume and the best group costume. Hope to see you there.

Mock Trial Auditions

Mock Trial Auditions will be held Wednesday, October 19th at 12:20p, Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st at from at 12:00in Rm 206. Students need to choose only one day to attend and do not need to prepare anything in advance. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Downer.

"Think About It" Fresno State Campus Clarity Training

All students registered for Fresno State classes, please check your Fresno State email; you have received an email regarding Fresno State Campus Clarity: "Think About It" training. This training is required for any student taking Fresno State classes, so it applies to you. The course is designed so that you may stop and restart at any time. It will take about 2 to 2.5 hours and must be completed before spring registration which is usually in early December. There will be a hold on your account until this online course is completed and you won't be able to register for spring classes, so don't delay, train today.

Spring 2017 Elective-Belize

The Parent meeting for the Spring 2017 Belize trip will be Thursday October 20th in room 207 at 5:00 PM. Parking Code: 902738. If you can't make the meeting and would like more information about the trip please email Mr. Hagen.

UHS Lit Magazine needs Submissions!

The UHS Lit Mag fall edition is back. Are you an artistic student who would like to share your artwork, poetry, short stories and photography with the school in the Literary Magazine? If so, please email any questions or submissions to Hayden Pierce at haydennpierce@gmail.com! Deadline for submissions is October 25th. We look forward to sharing your creativity with others.


Salvete discipulos et discipulas! All Latin I & II students in search of Latin learning assistance can find support on Wednesdays from 12-12:55 in room 205. College graduate, Bethany Bridges is here to help you.

Fall Concert Schedule

Tickets are for sale one month prior to the concert date in the UHS office for $5.00.

Strings Ensemble
Monday, November 14th
CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Parking Code 261713

Choir Concert
Tuesday, November 29th
Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
2770 E. International Ave.
Clovis, CA 93730

Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, November 30th
Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
2770 E. International Ave.
Clovis, CA 93730

Show Choir/Jazz Band
Friday, December 2nd
Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
2770 E. International Ave.
Clovis, CA 93730

Symphonic Band
Wednesday, December 7th
CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Parking Code 261724

Concert Band/Wind Ensemble
Friday, December 9th
CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
Parking Code 261704

Picture the Valley Film Festival

Fresno 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.

Parents (6-9)

***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 Information

Yearbooks are now available to order for the 2016-2017 school year. The prices are as follows:
$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.

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.

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.

Clubs/Teams (11-13)

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)

U.S. Service Academy Information

Applications are being accepted for students seeking a Congressional Nomination to attend a United States Service Academy. For graduating seniors, the Academy Nomination Application must be mailed or hand delivered to Congressman Devin Nunes' Visalia Office by Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The four U.S. Service Academies that require a congressional nomination are: 1) United States Air Force Academy, 2) United States Merchant Marine Academy, 3) United States Military Academy, and 4) United States Naval Academy. Please click here for more information about these nominations and click here to view/download the information packet and application for these academies.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

This 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 Scholarship

This 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.
Please click here for more information and to download the application. The deadline is April 1, 2017.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The APIASF General Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status
  • Are the first in their families to attend college
  • Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity
  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Please click here for more information and to apply online. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2017.

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.

Violet Richardson Award - $250 (Ages 14-17)

Soroptimist International of Clovis would like to offer girls ages 14-17 the opportunity to win a $250 cash Violet Richardson Award. It is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. With her motto, “It’s what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly and was an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women.

This award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities make the community and world a better place. The recipient must be between the ages of 14 and 17 on December 1 of the year that she applies.

Please click here to download the application with the local Clovis chapter's information pre-filled. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2017.

Quest Whole Person Scholarship of up to $20,000 per year

Oral Roberts University offers the Quest Whole Person scholarship to students who are "committed to achieving excellence academically, physically, and spiritually. Awards range in value up to $20,000 per year." You must be nominated by your counselor, so please see your counselor if interested.

Christermon Foundation Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500 to $5,000

Eligibility: seniors who are affiliated with the California licensed beverage industry through a parent or grandparent's current employment with a company holding a valid liquor, beer, or wine license. Some examples include retailers, airlines, restaurants, hotels, suppliers, distributors, breweries, wineries, etc.

Please visit christermon.com/scholarship/applications.php for more information and to apply. Applications must be mailed and cannot be submitted electronically. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2017.

Camarena Health 2017 Annual Scholarship Program

Are you interested in the medical field and either live or work in Madera County? You should apply for the Camarena Health Memorial Scholarship! Please click here to download and print the application yourself or stop by the counseling office to pick up a printed copy from the scholarship binder on the bookshelf. Applications are due by Monday, February 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

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.
  • Monday, October 17th, Fresno City College (Honors Program), 12-1pm Room 209
  • Friday, October 21st, Santa Clara University, 12-12:30pm 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.

    Scholarship Opportunity: San Joaquin Valley Town Hall

    Seniors: 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 schedule for the lectures is as follows:

    *October 19th: Leon Panetta - Remarks on Our Nation: Political Science, History, Economics, Government Leadership
    *November 16th: Wes Moore - The Other Wess Moore: One Name Two Fates: Psychology, Education, Sociology, Leadership, Journalism, ROTC
    *January 18th: Adam Steltzner - How Curiosity Changed my Life: Mars Rover: Physics, Robotics, Political Science
    *February 15th: Marc Lapadula - The Four Films that Changed America: English, Film, History, Sociology, Drama
    *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.

    All UC Campuses and Misc Colleges' Preview/Open House Dates

    Preview or open house days for colleges are a great way to get a lot of information about the campus in one trip. Below are the dates for all 9 UC campuses:

    • UC Berkeley: No fall preview day. "Cal Day" in the spring. Tours available throughout the year.

    • UC Davis: No fall preview day. Events in the spring. Tours available throughout the year.

    • UC Irvine: October 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click on the following links for the list of events and to register to be notified of when registration for preview day opens.

    • UCLA: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Detailed information and registration available by clicking here.

    • UC Merced: October 8th, 22nd, and 29th for undeclared majors and the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. School of Engineering only available October 8th. School of Natural Sciences only available October 29th. Register for any of the days by clicking here.

    • UC Riverside: November 19th, 10:00 a.m. RSVPs will be available soon by clicking here.

    • UC San Diego: October 8th and November 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. Register by clicking here.

    • UC Santa Barbara No fall preview day. Open house takes place in the spring. Tours available throughout the year.

    • UC Santa Cruz: No fall preview day this year. Instead, they’re doing two “Fall Saturday Tours” on October 29th and November 12th. Click here to make your reservation.

    • Chico State: October 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here to register.

    • University of the Pacific: October 22nd and November 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, and to register, please click here.

    Fresno Pacific University's Unique Overnight Experience

    Attention juniors and seniors: Fresno Pacific University is having their overnight event “The Encounter” from November 10th-11th. Since the 11th is Veteran’s Day, you won’t miss school in order to attend.

    Students come to campus sometime after school on the 10th to check in. The first night will consist of getting settled in your room, meeting your roommates, having dinner in the dining hall, and staying up way too late to play games and interact with students.

    Yes, you will be staying late and some may not sleep at all, but you still have to wake up early just like a college student to be ready for the first class at 8AM. You will then sit in on 3 college classes, have lunch, and meet professors. Parents are welcome to attend both days, and FPU has parent sessions all throughout the day for them.

    This event costs $25, which covers your meals, a T-shirt, and waives the $40 application fee for FPU. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

    Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project 2017 Conference

    The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) is pleased to announce that applications for the 26th Annual Leadership Conference for high school students are now available and being accepted. Open to all current 11th and 12th grade California high school students, the four-day conference will take place at the State Capitol in Sacramento on April 6-9, 2017. Fifty students will be chosen to participate at no cost to students or their families. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 31, 2016 no exceptions. Please click here for more information, and click here for the application or stop by the table in the counseling office waiting area to pick up a copy.

    High School Diplomats Program

    Attention sophomores and juniors: there will be a 10-day Cultural Exchange Program taking place at Princeton University from 7/25/17-8/5/17. Students from both Japan and America spend ten days living and socializing with each other. The program is designed to expose the students to both cultures through daily themes and activities. Scholarships are available that cover room, board, special activity costs, and a portion of program transportation costs. Please visit highschooldiplomats.com/america.php to learn more and to apply.

    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.

    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

    Volunteer Service Monetary Award

    If you have several hours of community service under your belt, you should think about applying for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. You can fill out an application at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit before November 8th. Your counselor will nominate the school's top volunteer for state-level honors to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award and a chance to receive an unrestricted award of $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of recognition events. Please click on either of the above links for more information or see your counselor.

    Central Coast Brain Bee

    Show off your neuroscience knowledge in a competition against other high school students from California on Saturday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. at UC Santa Barbara in the SAGE Conference Room. Top finishers will be awarded monetary prizes. All high school students are eligible to compete for free, and you will receive a t-shirt and lunch. For more information and to register, please visit centralcoastbrainbee.weebly.com

    Yale Young Global Scholars Program

    Attention juniors and sophomores: the Yale Young Global Scholar's Program (YYGS) will offer six unique 2-week interdisciplinary sessions on Yale's campus in summer of 2017. You can expect to be studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. Need-based scholarships are available. The dates are listed below. Please visit globalscholars.yale.edu/ to learn more and to apply. You can also watch a short video about these sessions by clicking here.

    6/19-7/2: Frontiers of Math & Science (FMS)
    6/19-7/2: Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE)

    7/9-7/22: Applied Science & Engineering (ASE)
    7/9-7/22: International Affairs and Security (IAS)

    7/27-8/9: Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS)
    7/27-8/9: Politics, Law, & Economics (PLE)

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