Principal’s Message – October 22, 2014
•Congratulations to all UEHS 9th grade students accepted into NYSSMA Area All-State to be held next month in Cortland. For chorus, we had: Kate Brennan, Ashley Gance, and Brittney Mitchell. For orchestra, we had: Jeffrey Yu and Allison Chapman. Well done, students!
•Thank you to all students and staff involved in our Yes! Leads and SADD programs. The two clubs worked together to hand out red ribbons during the last 2 weeks of October. The ribbons signify a drug/alcohol-free lifestyle and good decision-making.
•Attention UEHS Seniors: You should start working on your college applications as soon as possible and make sure that you check out the current scholarship listing available in the guidance office and the UE Website. Also, make sure that you communicate with your guidance counselor throughout the process.
•Attention all students interested in taking the ASVAB, please see your guidance counselor at your earliest convenience. The test will be given this November. This test helps students assess their skills and occupational interests and is voluntary.
•Thank you to all students and staff who helped make our annual evacuation and early release drill a success. Students, a reminder that during such emergencies – real or a drill – you need to stay off of your cell phones as too much traffic clogs the cell towers and, essentially, disrupts communication.
•Thank you to all students and staff who gave their time, effort, and donations to a very worthy cause. The UEHS Key Club organized a fund raiser throughout the month of October to support breast cancer.
•Attention all UEHS students and staff: We are competing with our neighbors on the other side of town – the Maine-Endwell Spartans – for which district can donate the most blood (the right way). The Red Cross is promoting the friendly completion between the two high schools on Halloween, next Friday. Please consider donating. You will need to sign up in the main office.
•Attention students: for a frozen yogurt from our cafeteria, on me, be the first and seconds ones to email or see me with the answer to the following UEHS trivia question – What was our current library in 1949 and what was its nickname? You must have both answers correct. Hint: ask some of our staff members who may remember or know through their parents.