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April is Autism Awareness Month with a special emphasis on April 2, World Autism Day.  Please help bring attention to autism awareness by wearing blue on April 2 (blue is the official color of autism awareness).  
Join others around the world on this day to increase awareness.

Spartan Spirit...

Opposites Project -- Photoshop with Mrs. Sherr

From the Desk of the Principal

  • April showers bring May flowers....and so many end of year activities!

    March 31, 2015

    Greetings Parents/Guardians of UHS:

    **April is Autism Awareness Month with a special emphasis on April 2, World Autism Day.  Please help bring attention to autism awareness by wearing blue on April 2 (blue is the official color of autism awareness).  Join others around the world on this day to increase awareness.

    **Does your school have a Super School Nutrition Employee??? If so, we want to hear about him or her.........

    The School Nutrition Association has named May 1, 2015 as Super Lunch Hero Day, to kick off Child Nutrition Employee Week, which is the week of May 4, 2015. School nutrition employees are often the unsung heroes of the school community. There are so many individuals in our state who do wonderful and amazing things for the students and staff; we're sure that every district has at least one very special employee like this!

    SNA of Massachusetts would like to celebrate these "Super Heroes" by holding an essay contest describing your extraordinary food service employee. We would love to see letters from students, parents & administrators describing their favorite lunch employee. So, brighten someone's day and please nominate your outstanding food service employee by April 15, 2015. Nominations may be: • faxed to Diane Zak, S.N.S. Public Relations Chair at 413-582-6455 • emailed to dzak@hadleyschools.org • mailed to Diane Zak, S.N.S., Food Service Director, Hadley Public Schools, 131 Russell St. Hadley, MA 01035 Essays need only be 1 page or less, describing why you think this employee is a "Super Lunch Hero". Please include the district name, school name, school address and grade level which this employee serves.

    **For students going into grade 11 or grade 12: Boston University is pleased to announce that Summer Pathways will take place July 10-17, 2015.  Summer Pathways, now in its ninth year, is an exciting seven-day, residential program for high school girls entering their junior or senior year in September 2015.  The program targets girls from Boston area high schools who show promise and/or interest in science, math, or engineering.  The program will include an overnight on the historic Roseway, a 137 schooner built in 1925.  Tuition is $675 and includes room, board, all travel and activities. Scholarships of up to $575 are available to students with demonstrated financial need.

    Participants will live in a BU dormitory, and during this week, will have the opportunity to engage in many hands-on science activities and gain first hand knowledge of a wide range of careers in STEM disciplines. Participants also visit laboratories, listen to career panels, visit local companies, and learn about the college admissions process.  On the Roseway, they will learn about marine life, the physics of sailing, and be active participants alongside the crew.

    Information about the program can be found at: http://www.bu.edu/lernet/spathways. Students who would like to participate in the program should complete and submit an online application via the website. In addition, each applicant is required to obtain two recommendations from past or present teachers.  Teacher recommendations also should be submitted via the website.  All applications and letters of reference must be received by May 1, 2015.

    If you have any questions, please send email to cab@bu.edu.

    **Quarter 3 ends on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Report cards will be issued on Friday, April 17, 2015.  A reminder, progress reports and report cards are distributed electronically during quarters 1, 2, and 3.  The final end of the year report card will be mailed home.  If you would like a hardcopy of either a progress report or report card please contact guidance secretary Jen Robertson with this request @ 508-278-8633 or jrobertson@uxbridge.k12.ma.us.

    **For Class of 2016 students: the internship application form for the 2015-2016 school year is available. Applications forms are in the guidance office and on the guidance webpage.

    The deadline for getting the application to Mrs. Robertson in guidance is Friday April 17, 2015 @ 2pm.  

    This is a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to a career related field that you have an interest in. Only complete application will be reviewed. See your Guidance Counselor with questions.  DEADLINE IS Friday, APRIL 17, 2015 @ 2pm.

    **For Senior Students/Parents: Ocean State Scholarship information is available on the guidance webpage.  Candidate must be a resident of the Town of Uxbridge during the applicant’s Senior year and a UHS student, a US Citizen, must be attending a four year private or public college or university, have an 85 average for his/her high school career at the end of first semester of senior year and demonstrate financial need.  A copy of your college acceptance letter, financial award letter, FAFSA or SAR and an essay must be submitted with your application. You must fill out the application online at (www.uxbridgescholarships.org) and then print it out and hand it in with the required attachments.  Applications must be given to Mrs. Robertson in the Guidance Office by 8 AM on April 28th. Deadline is April 28th, 2015 at 8 AM.

    **Student scheduling update: The incoming 9th graders -- Class of 2019 -- will visit UHS on April 2nd in the morning to schedule their courses for 2015-2016.  You can find the UHS Program of Studies on the UHS website on the left toolbar.

    Class of 2018 scheduling for 2015-16 will take place on Monday, April 6 at 8:31am.

    **Note from the Nurse…

    Not all sophomores were screened for vision and hearing screenings in March so an additional date on April 16 has been added.  Grade 10 students with last name beginning with ‘R through W’ need to be screened.  Any student who was absent or did not make the first screening day will also be screened.  Screenings will take place in the Library. Students will be called down alphabetically.  Students who wear glasses should have them on hand that day.

    **MCAS testing this spring is around the corner.  Here are the dates for Uxbridge High School.  Please be aware of these dates and try not to schedule appointments or trips during MCAS testing.  Thank you.

    Mathematics -- May 12 & 13

    Science/Technology -- June 2 & 3

    ~Tara Bennett

    Follow me on Twitter: @uxyprincipal

    **I encourage you to check the UHS School website: www.uxbridgehighschool.net to learn about more activities and happenings at UHS **

    Posted Mar 31, 2015, 1:54 PM by Tara Bennett
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Future Plans for Seniors


Senior Jessica FitzGerald signs her letter of commitment to Assumption College

Head women's soccer coach Kevin Meek continues to build 

for the Greyhounds' future with another elite attacker. Jessica

Fitzgerald (Uxbridge, Mass. / Fuller Hamlets) has committed 

to attend Assumption College in 2015. Fitzgerald is the ninth 

student-athlete to commit to Assumption for the 2015 season.

Read the Assumption College Press Release

Fredrick Douglas Prize Essay Contest
For HS students 
The Frederick Douglass Prize asks students to respond to key questions in history. The 2014-15 contest encourages high school students to explore the stories behind the Bay State’s many landmarks and museum exhibits. Choose from dozens of historic sites across Massachusetts, and develop a clearly organized and well-researched essay drawing on primary and secondary sources, that explains the greater historical impact and significance of your subject matter.  Click here for the essay pamphlet.

More information can be found at www.acommonsense.org. Our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/ACommonSenseMA and our twitter handle is @ACommonSenseMA. 


Congratulations to Patrick Klos and Jayce Knapik who competed in the Destination Imagination regional competition in Monson and will be moving onto States on March 28th at WPI.  They competed in the senior level Performing Arts challenge C titled "Feary Tails".
Well done boys!!

Congratulations to senior Jake Taparausky on his official signing of a Division 1 Football Scholarship to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  

Marist College, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, and "The Princeton Review," and by "Barron's Best Buys in College Education," is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital.  Jake will study Business Management at Marist.

Best wishes, Jake!  You make UHS proud!  
Jake signed his official letter of intent on National Signing Day, Feb. 4 and was joined by his parents, Michelle and Kevin, football coach Bob Martellio, UHS Principal Tara Bennett, and Kevin Carney, Superintendent of Schools.


Congratulations to  Robert Wondolowski who has been selected for the 2015 All New England Jazz Festival.  The annual All New England Jazz Festival will take place at Plymouth State University, on March 24, 2015. This festival is designed to give students an opportunity to perform in a select jazz ensemble while working with professional jazz musicians and educators.  Well done and well deserved, Rob!


The next Drivers Education Class begins April 27.  

See the flyer here.

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