Principal’s Message – October 22, 2014
• The 31st Italian Exchange Program has come to an end. Another successful year, filled with great memories and friendships to last a lifetime. The UEHS administration and teachers would like to thank all of the people and businesses in our community who continue to support this amazing program over the years. Mr. De Michele and Mrs. Roma-Circensi would like to extend special thanks to all the 14 UEHS students and their families for the hard work, dedication, hospitality, great sense of community and school spirit shown in the last year. Grazie mille!
• During the month of November, the National Honor Society will be running a food drive for CHOW to help underprivileged families in our area for Thanksgiving. Each homeroom will collect non-perishable food items from November 5th to November 19th in the boxes located in the classrooms. National Honor Society members will collect and count the number of items collected by each homeroom and provide cider and donuts from the Cider Mill on November 25th to the homeroom which collects the most items. Thank you to all students, staff, and families who contribute and to those NHS students who put this together with Mr. Mullins!
• 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.
• Thank you to all students and staff who helped make our annual lockdown 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. Standard procedures during a lockdown drill are to take cover immediately, as far away from any window as possible and in a locked room. Students, if you find yourself out in the halls, please be sure to seek shelter in the closest possible room when a lockdown is called. Once you are in place, listen for further instructions and stay out of sight. During a lockdown, students are only released by an administrator or law enforcement agent unlocking the classroom door and advising accordingly.
• Attention students: The UEHS Physical Education Department will be starting a new program to keep parents and students informed on the coming events in class. Please sign up with your smart phone or through email to receive notification from the high school PE teachers regarding the end of marking period dates, make up reminders, unit information, as well as other pertinent updates. Please follow the instructions below and contact Mrs. DeRosa-Noyes if you have any questions.
• Attention students, for a lunch or snack from our cafeteria, on me, be the first one to answer this Tiger Trivia question: Before we were the U-E Tigers, what were we?