Friday, May 25, 2018

Weekly News and Notes

Some updates from UHS:


Underclass Awards

Earlier today, we were able to recognize our underclass award winners. Honorees were presented with certificates, and we also provided some winners with book awards with accompanying scholarships.


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
JUNIOR
SOPHOMORE
FRESHMAN
English
Lucas Lawrence
Ashley Greene
Ella DiMarco
ELL
Edrick Pereira
Julia Jeronimo
Karen Hernandez- Ramirez
FCS
Sean Morrissey
Joseph Bernard
Shaylin Gonya
Student Services
Jacob Gray


Performing Arts
Drew Gauthier
Anthony Cifizzari
Dan Klos/Erin Newhall
Visual Arts
Carrie Kraich
Kelsey Prince
Margaux Lewis
World Language
Lucas Lawrence
Ashley Greene
Jocelyn Hinchcliffe
Mathematics
Lucas Lawrence
Ashley Greene
Jocelyn Hinchcliffe
PE/Health
Hannah Rousseau
Ashley Greene
Daniel Redgate
Science
Cailtlin Spencer
Ashley Greene
Jocelyn Hinchcliffe
Social Studies
Bridget Redgate
Ashley Greene
Jocelyn Hinchcliffe
Technology Ed.
Madeline Schleinitz
Wesley Wright
Emily Taylor


Academic Commitment Winners included:
ACADEMIC COMMITMENT
JUNIOR
SOPHOMORE
FRESHMAN
English
Jordan Gulino
Sarah Breau
Devon Gokey
FCS
Julia Parabicoli
Meriam Abdel Nour
Jared Peniche
Student Services

Ashley Collins, Shawn Senay
Kesley Desroches, Matthew Shelley
Performing Arts
Jonathan Fabian
Sara Cheschi
Kristen Connors
Visual Arts
Samantha Christina
Erik Neitz
Samantha Arroyas
World Language
Kristen Connors
Sydney Norberg
Ramsha Gul
Mathematics
Jordan Gulino
Madison Genest
Alyssa Silvia
PE/Health
Alexandria Nowicki
Jason Dulligan
John Hamel
Science
Kerollos Lowandy
Meriam Abdel Nour
Ramsha Gul
Social Studies
Lexi Nowicki
Taylor Lee
Alyssa Sylvia
Technology Ed.
Julius Kumah
Tom Lauze
Kelly Rush


We also presented several book awards, some of which have scholarship money tied to them from specific colleges:

  • Harvard Prize Book Award
Harvard Prize Book is an achievement award from the Harvard Alumni Association awarded to the outstanding high school student in the next-to-graduating class (junior year) who "displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievements in other fields."
  • Lucas Lawrence


  • St. Michael’s Book Award
The book award recognizes your academic success and exemplary community service involvement. Your accomplishments embody our commitment to intellectual achievement, social justice and concern for others. These values started with our founding order, the Society of Saint Edmund, and continue to be a guiding principle for our students.


our award qualifies you for the following financial benefits:

  • $50 Application Fee Waiver
  • Book Award Scholarship - you must Apply to Saint Michael's before our November 1 or December 1 Early Action Deadlines. If accepted, you will be considered for the scholarship, which ranges from $13,000 to full tuition - so keep up the good work!
Sean Morrissey & Caitlin Spencer
  • Smith College Book Award
Smith College Book Awards recognize outstanding young women in your communities. Book awards are not only an excellent way to congratulate students on their academic and personal achievements, but they also increase Smith’s name recognition in high schools and encourage young women to consider Smith as their college choice.Alexandria Nowicki


  • Rensselaer Medal Award
The Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes:
  1. to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to
  2. motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.
This merit scholarship, with a value of $25,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program or the Co-Terminal Program) for each Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.
Madeleine Schleinitz


  • Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science
Successful completion of freshman and sophomore year science courses and one semester of a junior-year science course.  (If a junior year science course is not offered, a one-year course in mathematics may be submitted.);
Academic excellence in science;
Rigor of courses taken in the sciences;
PSAT Math, SAT Math, and/or ACT Science/Math scores.
Winners of the Honorary Science Award are automatically considered for the Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarship, which provides each qualified student $7,500 per year (totaling $30,000 over four years).  Selection for this scholarship is competitive and is based upon the overall strength of the student’s application for admission to the University of Rochester.

Bausch + Lomb Science Scholarships are applicable only at the University of Rochester; they are not transferable to another institution.
Carrie Kraich


  • George Eastman Young Leaders
This is a recognition award in which one student from each high school will be selected as the top nominee for consideration.  This award holds a merit scholarship value of a minimum of $10,000 per year upon acceptance, enrolling, and attending the University of Rochester.  The admissions fee will be waived as well.
You must demonstrate strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades and challenging courses, and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities.
Bridget Redgate


  • Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award: Hannah Rousseau
This is a recognition award in which one student from each high school will be selected as the top nominee for consideration.  This award holds a merit scholarship value of a minimum of $10,000 per year upon acceptance, enrolling, and attending the University of Rochester.  The admissions fee will be waived as well.
Criteria: You must demonstrate commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, leadership and dedication to community action, strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences.

  • Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology
This is a recognition award in which one student from each high school will be selected as the top nominee for consideration.  This award holds a merit scholarship value of a minimum of $10,000 per year upon acceptance, enrolling, and attending the University of Rochester.  The admissions fee will be waived as well.
Criteria: You must demonstrate strong interest in innovation and/or information technology and a high level of achievement in this area; exposure to new technologies outside of school, such as pursuing serious work opportunities in local laboratories or industry; and leading other students to new approaches to old problems, e.g. business plans for fundraising; innovative community service; after-school activities; and best uses of internal communications tools such as chat and blogs.
- Alex Keeler


  • The Elmira Key Award: Emily Frick
The Elmira College Key Award, sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, has been awarded to students since 1935. An award of merit, the Key Award is presented to outstanding students in their junior year of high school or preparatory school.
The Key Award winner receives a $80,000 scholarship over a four-year period, $20,000 per year, upon enrolling at Elmira College. If a Key Award winner is eligible for a merit scholarship of a greater value at the time of admission to Elmira College, that scholarship supersedes the Elmira College Key Award. The student will still be recognized as a Key Award winner at Elmira College. Recipients attending Elmira are also honored in the Fall of their freshman year by the Alumni Association and are presented with the prestigious Elmira College Key.


SENIORS IPADS:

Seniors, please make sure you turn in iPads and resolve all obligations!

STEM Signing Day

On Friday, a number of students participated in a STEM Showcase at WPI, including four teams from Uxbridge who competed against other teams from Doherty (Worcester), Chelmsford, Durfee (Fall River), Everett, and Assabet Valley. Three of our seniors also participated in a STEM signing day, as they joined some other seniors in "signing" letters of intent to pursue studies in science or engineering, including Emily Philbrook at WPI, Nicholas Hirtle at URI, and Jack Schreiber at UNH. Other participants included Matthew Boisvert, Riley Tanner, Tom Lauze, Tom Philbrook, Alex Currie, and Carolen Bechay. Great job by all our Spartans!
Tune in to Charter 3 News on Friday night for a story on the Day, featuring Emily Philbrook as a student spokesperson and Mr. Rubin as the state principal spokesperson for the event.







Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Yearbook

Yearbooks will be here next week, and it's not to late to order one! 

Books will be distributed starting on Tuesday, May 29, so order yours before then to get yours on that first day so everyone can sign it! 

Books will still be on sale after May 29 until we run out of copies. We have a few extras right now that you can preorder, but don't wait too long to order your yearbook! 

The cost is $100, and you can purchase online with a card through May 28, or in person with cash or a check made out to Spartan Yearbook while supplies last.

- Your 2018 Spartan Yearbook Staff

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New Tools Installed

Earlier today, our technology engineering teachers had training on two new devices: a laser cutter and the TechnoCNC, which can etch, engrave, and facilitate advanced manufacturing, using similar technology to what is used on the floors of manufacturing/engineering shops all over the country. The technology will support programs in engineering, advanced manufacturing, and even graphic design. We are excited about what the prospect for using all this new technology will mean for our teachers and students!


Senior iPad Return

enior iPad Return

Purchase iPad - $100
(If you plan on purchasing but have a broken screen, we will repair for $35)

Returning your iPad - Requirements:
- No Screen Damage, LCD Damage or Bezel Damage
- Must have Charger Brick and Cable - $30 Fee w/o Brick and Cable
- All Passwords Removed and Disable FingerPrints
- Sign out of iTunes and iCloud
- Turn off 2 Step Verification

If you try to return the iPad with a Damaged Screen or LCD you will be charged $75 for the Repair.

If any of these requirements are not met we will not accept the iPad.

Thanks,



UHS Tech Dept.