University High School Bulletin for Thursday, September 29, 2016
A Week-Week of 9/26/2016 - 9/30/2016The UHS Bulletin will be sent via email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Spirit Week SchedulesStudents should go to their Fresno State classes all week Monday, Oct. 3rd – Rally will be in the Satellite Student Union Per. 1 – 8a - 8:45a Per. 2 – 8:50a – 9:35a Per. 3 – 9:40a – 10:25a Rally – 10:35a – 11:20a Per. 4 – 11:30a-12:15p Lunch – 12:15p – 1:15p Per. 6 – 1:20p – 2:05p Per. 7 – 2:10p – 2:55p Per. 8 – 3:00p – 3:55p Per. 9 – 4:00p – 4:55p Tuesday, Oct. 4th – Normal B Week Schedule Wednesday, Oct. 5th – Character Assembly will be at the North Gym 118 Per. 1 – 8a – 8:50a Assembly – 9a – 10a Per. 2 – 10:10a – 11a Per. 3 – 11:05a – 11:45a Lunch – 11:45a – 12:25a Per. 4 – 12:30p – 1:15p Per. 6 – 1:20p – 2:05p Per. 7 – 2:10p – 2:55p Per. 8 – 3:00p – 3:55p Per. 9 – 4:00p – 4:55p Thursday, Oct. 6th – Community Service will be at designated areas at UHS & FS Per. 1 – 8a - 8:45a Per. 2 – 8:50a – 9:35a Per. 3 – 9:40a – 10:25a Community Service – 10:35a – 11:20a Per. 4 – 11:30a-12:15p Lunch – 12:15p – 1:15p Per. 6 – 1:20p – 2:05p Per. 7 – 2:10p – 2:55p Per. 8 – 3:00p – 3:55p Per. 9 – 4:00p – 4:55p Friday, Oct. 7th – Phoenix Bowl Per. 1 – 8:20a – 8:55a Per. 2 – 9a – 9:35a Per.3 – 9:40a – 10:15a Per. 4 – 10:25a – 11a Per. 6 – 11:05a – 11:40a School Picture – 11:45a – 12:15p Lunch – 12:15p- 12:45p Per. 7 – 12:50p – 1:25p Games 1 & 2 – 1:30p Games 3 & 4 – 2p Clean up – 2:45p
Spirit Week Dress Up Days!Spirit Week is the week of October 3rd. Dress up days are as followed:
Monday: Star Wars
Friday: Class Colors
Fresno Chamber of Commerce Junior Board (EXTENDED DEADLINE)Deadline has been extended to October 7th. The linked application also has updated dates throughout.
Are you interested in learning how to become leaders in sustaining the business environment and affect change in your school, neighborhoods and community? Apply for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Junior Board. Some benefits include:
-Access to the highest level of leadership in both business and government
-Gain a high quality, organized, and focused leadership development experience
-Learn about municipal governments and community based organizations with an emphasis in collaboration
-Learn how to lead and follow for community betterment
You can pick up an application on the table in the counseling waiting area. For more information and/or to print out the application yourself, please click here to view/download it. The deadline is October 7th.
2016 Big Fresno Fair 4.0 & Above ProgramThe Big Fresno Fair Presents the 6th Annual 4.0 & Above Program
All of those long hours spent hitting the books are already paying off! The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with valued sponsors Friends of The Big Fresno Fair, EECU and Toyota have partnered to once again give BIG REWARDS to high-achieving Fresno County students.
On Wednesday, October 5, the Fair will hold its 6th Annual 4.0 & Above Program in recognition of all Fresno County 8th –12th grade students whose academic performance has awarded them a 4.0 grade point average or above as of the June 2016 report card period. On this day only, qualified students will receive free admission to The Big Fresno Fair, where qualified 8th grade students will have the opportunity to win scholarships and other BIG prizes. Then 9th – 12th grade students will have the chance to win those same prizes PLUS a new 2016 Toyota Corolla during an official 6:30 p.m. drawing in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand. Students must be present to win.
If you’re a qualified student, be on the lookout for your 4.0 & Above Program brochure and entry pass in mid-September. For more information on the 4.0 & Above Program, visit www.FresnoFair.com/4-0-above-program. Who knows, this year’s big winner could be you. Good luck!
"Think About It" Fresno State Campus Clarity TrainingAll 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.
Early Release Day - October 19, 2016
Picture Make-up Day Wednesday, October 12th
LatinSalvete 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
Percussion Concert Wednesday, October 12th CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm Parking Code 261702 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
Locker SafetyAttention UHS students!! There have been reports of students having their locks stolen from their lockers along with their items from their lockers. Students, you are issued a lock for a reason which is to LOCK your LOCKER. Use it, be smart. Keep your personal items locked up at all times. Be safe, keep your eyes open and report anything that doesn't look right. Please report to the UHS office, if your lock is missing to receive a new lock.
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.
Yearbook Ordering InformationYearbooks are now available to order for the 2016-2017 school year. The prices are as follows: $65 until 10/14 $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.
***UHS Spirit Wear - Lands' End***Friends & Family: Receive 30% off your order!
Receive 30% off your order online, in-store or by phone (excludes Canvas by Lands’ End, Lands’ End Sport, buy more and save pricing, not-quite-perfect merchandise, back rack merchandise, monogramming, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands’ End Business Outfitters and excluded items as marked). Promotions and products may vary in-store. Prices as marked in-store. Offer not valid in Made by Lands’ End Pop-Up Stores. Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central, September 27, 2016. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.
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
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.
Crafts for Charity ClubMAJOR CHANGE!! Crafts for Charity Club will be meeting in Rm. 105 (Mrs. Roche) during lunch every MONDAY! Hope to see you all there Remember that this counts towards your community service hours! For those of you who missed the informational meeting on Thursday, please ask us if you have any questions about how this club works. Contact us: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross and Pre-Med Club MeetingsAttention Pre-Med Club members: There will be a meeting on Monday, October 10th at lunch in the choir room. We will be having a guest speaker to give an overview of all the medical professions. A separate meeting will be held for Red Cross Club members on Wednesday, October 12th at lunch. We will be discussing and planning an upcoming event.
Science Olympiad Prep SessionAttention all Science Olympiad members!
Our first prep session will be this Friday, September 30th, from 3-6pm.
Students must sign in with Dr. Gettman and then may choose to study in either Dr. Gettman's, Mrs. Royce's, or Mrs. Dowis' room.
We hope to see you there!
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Hispanic Heritage Youth AwardsSeniors: Latino high school students graduating in the spring or summer of 2017 are encouraged to apply for the 18th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards. The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Science, and Mathematical Science. Apply to receive up to $3,000 in educational grants. The deadline is October 2nd. Visit the following link for more information: http://bit.ly/1qweyJj
U.S. Service Academy - Congressman Nunes' Academy NightCongressman Nunes is hosting an Academy Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Clovis Unified School District's Professional Development Building in Clovis (1680 David E Cook Way Clovis, CA 93611. This evening is for students of all grade levels, along with their parents, to meet representatives from the academies, gather information and learn about academy life and the congressional nomination process. Please RSVP via email by October 14th by sending an email to Melissa.Semoes@mail.house.gov with the following information: 1) student name, 2) number of people attending (parents are welcome), 3) address, telephone number, and email, 4) high school and graduation year. Please click here to view the flyer for this event.
U.S. Service Academy InformationApplications 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.
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.
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.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship FundThe 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.
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.
College Representatives On CampusThe 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.
- Tuesday, September 27th, Brown University, 3pm Room 103
- Thursday, October 6th, UC Santa Barbara, 12-1pm Room 209
- Monday, October 17th, Fresno City College (Honors Program), 12-1pm Room 209
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship ProgramsAttention 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.
Pepperdine|Seaver College Music AuditionsAttention 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)
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 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 DatesPreview 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.
UC Merced Fresno Center WorkshopsThere are some beneficial upcoming workshops put on by the UC Merced Fresno Center. There are UC Application Workshops and Personal Insight Questions Workshops (to help with writing personal statements). You must register for a workshop by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, date of birth, high school name, workshop name, and workshop date. You can also follow the UC Merced Fresno Center on Facebook by clicking here. For a direct link to the workshop calendar, please click here. Below is a list of the workshops: UC Application Workshops (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.): -Tuesday, September 20th -Wednesday, September 21st -Thursday, September 22nd Personal Insight Questions Workshops (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.): -Monday, September 27th -Tuesday, September 28th -Wednesday, September 29th Address: 550 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710 (across from Fashion Fair Mall)
Fresno Pacific University's Unique Overnight ExperienceAttention 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.
Danforth Scholars ProgramAttention 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 FoundationAttention 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
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): MedicineThinking of Med School? NYLF: Medicine is currently accepting nominations for their Summer medicine forum of 2017. At NYLF Medicine, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn from medical professionals about the expanding and evolving field of health care. Students who attend NYLF Medicine will: - Learn what it takes to get into medical school and discover how to gain the academic, personal and professional skills they need to be successful in this expanding field. - Meet and interact with leading physicians and medical students and take an active role in the study and practice of medicine and the delivery of health care. - Put their personal and academic strengths and skills to use in direct, hands-on medical and health care activities. If interested please see your counselor to start the process of nomination. For further information please visit https://www.envisionexperience.com/
Volunteer Service Monetary AwardIf 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.