Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Some news and notes from UHS this week:

Senior Parent Letter
Parents and guardians for the Class of 2017: we sent home via hard copy an extensive list of the end-of-year activities this week. Please let us know if you have not seen it, and we will work on getting everything posted to the school website early next week.

Class of 2017 Fundraiser
The Class of 2017 will be hosting a DQ fundraiser  from 5-8 on Wednesday, April 12 at the Milford location. Mark your calendars, see you there - a portion of all sales will be donated to the class!

Health and Wellness Fair

Today, Uxbridge High School held its first ever Health and Wellness fair, with more than 35 organizations and nearly 100 volunteers from our school and extended community. All of our students were able to spend time with resources that support mental, physical, and social-emotional health. Our own student organizations and staff also provided information and presentations. Kudos to UHS faculty members Ms. Alison Dwyer and Ms. Christine Ahern, who have spent the better part of the past year organizing the event, enlisting the support of the community, school, and student body.
In addition, several student organizations and classes presented, including Ms. Dzivasen's culinary arts classes, School Nurse Ms. Schiller and Athletic Trainer Laura Collins, PRIDE club advisor Mr. MacKenzie and club president Krystal Gray, and our new Best Buddies chapter. We are so proud of their continued effort all day long!
Seniors Jessica Caffarelli and Tim McCrohan, who worked as interns with the teacher coordinators, were also instrumental in the planning of the event.
Some pictures of the event appear below, and we hope to share more with our newsletter later this month! 


BVEF Forum Award

Yesterday, I was humbled to receive a Blackstone Valley Education Foundation Forum Award for our support of the Foundation's mission and work, and for creating new opportunities and partnerships for students. In presenting me the award, Executive Director Paul Lynskey cited a willingness "to go the extra mile for students."
I accept the award really on behalf of our entire faculty and staff, knowing that the mentality we have here at UHS is to do what it takes to make our students successful. I am humbled and grateful for this award, which I really believe reflects on the great team we have here at UHS, and I continue to promise to do the very best for our students, who deserve nothing less.
Mr. Carney, Dr. Drolet, Ms. DeMarco and I were privileged to be joined by the Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito, State Representative Kevin Kuros, and Senator Ryan Fattman. The Lieutenant Governor actually presented the award, along with my colleague, Principal John Clements of Nipmuc. I appreciate those of you who reached out with congratulatory messages - I certainly and sincerely appreciate it!

Half-Day Next Thursday
Just a reminder that we have a half-day next Thursday, April 13, and no school on Friday, April 14 for Good Friday. The April recess will be April 17-21, and we will be back for the home stretch for our seniors on April 24!

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Rubin

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