UCHS NEWSLETTER

3/15/2021 Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. Dr. Hardin-Bartley announced a vaccination opportunity for teaching staff earlier that will result in no class sessions on Thursday (3/18) and Friday (3/19). Furthermore, this change in the weekly schedule will result in the building being closed on those days with no access to Distance Learning Hubs. Thursday (3/18) and Friday (3/19) have been designated as Asynchronous Learning Days, and are opportunities to complete and submit assignments prior to leaving for spring break. Please encourage your student to take full advantage of the time associated with those days. Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (3/15)

    • U-Day (1 - 7);

  • *Tuesday (3/16)*

    • A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • *Wednesday (3/17)*

    • B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • St. Patrick's Day;

    • PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (rescheduled from last week)

      • Zoom link will be sent later in the week;

    • NHS Induction Ceremony - 7:00 pm;

  • *Thursday (3/18)*

    • No class sessions;

    • Asynchronous Learning Day;

  • *Friday (3/19)*

    • No class sessions;

    • Asynchronous Learning Day;

    • Lion Pride Friday

      • College and Careers;

General Information

  • Spring Break is next week no school (3/22 - 3/26);

    • ​​​​​​​There will be no access to the building the week following Spring Break (3/39 - 4/2);

    • We will resume DLH access the week of Monday (4/5);

  • ​​​​​​​No school Tuesday (4/6) due to elections;

  • 10th and 11th grade students return on Thursday (4/8);

    • ​​​​​​​Parents were required to complete the survey in order for students to return to Distance Learning Hubs (DLH);

  • College Acceptances​​​​​​​

    • Lydia Thoroughman - Cornell College

    • Zoe Yudovich - University of Missouri Columbia, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of Miami

    • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,681,554 in college scholarships so far! Our next goal: $3 million!

    • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS! Have a great Spring Break! As a reminder, the entire building (and district) will be in Distance Learning the week following Spring Break (3/29 - 4/2) with no access to Distance Learning Hubs (DLH). We look forward to resuming DLH access the week of Monday (4/5), when we welcome our 10th and 11th grade students back to DLH!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


3/8/2021 Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. We are happy to welcome our 9th and 12th grade students back to our Distance Learning Hubs (DLH) this week! I sent out and e-mail containing bus route information to all families this past Friday (3/5). The DLH's are a safe, gradual, and kind way to welcome our UCHS students back for re-entry. We also look forward to welcoming our 10th and 11th grade students back on Thursday (4/8). Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (3/8)

    • U - Day (1 - 7);

  • Tuesday (3/9)

    • U - Day (1 - 7);

  • Wednesday (3/10)

    • No class sessions;

    • Academic Support Sessions (link will be sent later this week);

    • PTO Meeting

      • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (link will be sent later this week);

  • Thursday (3/11)

    • A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (3/12)

    • ​​​​​​​B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • Spring Musical - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm;

      • UCHS Drama Club presents "Ranked, A New Musical". Live Streamed $20.00 a household.
        Tickets may be purchased at
        www.ucityschools.org/Ranked2021

        Debuting just weeks after the College Admissions Scandal took the nation by storm, Ranked tells the story of a dystopian world where competition reaches new heights as publicized academic excellence defines each student's worth. In the face of an intense and perverse culture of performance, Lily must come to grips with her place in the status quo as she watches friends and enemies alike destroy themselves and each other to score their way to the top of academic leaderboards. When an impossible lie is discovered, the fate of these students' futures

General Information

  • Spring Break

    • ​​​​​​​3/22 - 3/26 (2 weeks);

  • College Acceptances

    • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,681,554 in college scholarships so far! Our next goal: $3 million!

    • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

  • ​​​​​​​Work Keys Assessment Day

    • ​​​​​​​Additional information forthcoming;

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples



Greetings UCHS Families,

I hope this message finds everyone well. As a reminder, our annual Spring P/T Conferences will be held next week on Wednesday (3/3) and Thursday (3/4), followed by no school on Friday (3/5). We will follow the exact same process and schedule as last semester with families utilizing PTCfast to schedule their time slots. All staff are expected to be available on their zoom links used during a typical day of distance learning. Please access our teacher's zoom links here. All conferences will be scheduled for a max. of 20 minutes but can definitely be shorter in duration. In addition, there is a 5 min. slot built in to the schedule in between each conference. I am asking for all families to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of their scheduled time slot for conferences. To access the conferences scheduler please click here. Please contact me directly with any questions related to this process. Thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


3/1/2021 Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. This is the week of P/T Conferences, resulting in a change to our daily sequence. We will follow the schedule Monday (A) -Tuesday (U) - Thursday (B) with no school on Friday (3/5). Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (3/1)

    • *A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7)*

    • First day of Women's History Month

  • Tuesday (3/2)

    • *U - Day (1 - 7)*

    • 11th Grade ACT @ UCHS (registration deadline has passed);

  • Wednesday (3/3)

    • No class sessions;

    • UCHS Re-entry Student Webinar

      • 12 noon - 1 pm;

      • To access the webinar please use the link here and use the password "lion";

    • P/T Conferences

      • 8 am - 8:05 pm;

      • Please register for conferences by using the link here;

  • Thursday (3/4)

    • ​​​​​​​*B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8)*

    • P/T Conferences

      • ​​​​​​​4 pm - 7:20 pm;

  • Friday (3/5)

    • ​​​​​​​No School

General Information:

  • *MONDAY (3/8)*

    • ​​​​​​​Distance Learning Hubs (DLH) open @ UCHS for Grades 9 & 12;

    • Please complete the parent survey if you wish for your student to return to the high school for learning in the DLH's;

  • ​​​​​​​Spring Break

    • ​​​​​​​Monday (3/22) - Friday (3/26) (3 weeks to go);

  • ​​​​​​​College Acceptances​​​​​​​

    • Timothy Gibson - Iowa State University

    • Adam Holahan - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota

    • Mialla Klohr - University of Missouri Columbia, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Alabama Huntsville

    • Nathaniel Martin - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    • Nia McFadden - University of Missouri St. Louis Succeed Program

    • Jadae Robinson - Grambling University, Xavier University of Louisiana

    • John Ruland - Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans

    • Lydia Thoroughman - Knox College

    • Ayanna Williams - Loyola University Chicago

    • Zoe Yudovich - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,680,554 in college scholarships so far! Our next goal: $3 million!

    • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

Please don't forget to register for P/T conferences this week! Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

2/8/2021 Greetings UCHS Families:

Please note Friday (2/12) is an early release day. As a result, the daily sequence for this week will be shifted to U-A-B-U. Please pay close attention to the daily schedule below:

  • Monday (2/8)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • *Tuesday (2/9)*

    • *​​​​​​​A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7)*;

  • Wednesday (2/10)

    • ​​​​​​​No class sessions;

    • PTO Webinar 6:30 - 7:30 pm;

      • All interested in attending must register using the link here;

  • *Thursday (2/11)*

    • *B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8)*;

  • *Friday (2/12)*Early Release* - the school day will end @ 11:55 am;

    • ​​​​​​​*U-Day (1-7)*;

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lion Pride Friday! (Black & Gold);

General Information:

College Acceptances

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ian Feld - Grinnell College;

  • Timothy Gibson - Iowa State University;

  • Adam Holahan - Missouri University of Science and Technology, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan;

  • Sahra Jamal - University of Memphis, University of Tennessee, Webster University;

  • Mialla Klohr - University of Missouri Columbia, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Alabama Huntsville;

  • Jadae Robinson - Grambling University, Xavier University of Louisiana;

  • ​​​​​​​Ayanna Williams - Loyola University Chicago;

  • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,508,554 in college scholarships so far!

    • Mialla Klohr will be receiving a reward for pushing our scholarship total to over $2.5 million! Our next goal: $3 million!

  • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


2/1/2021:Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month each year. This annual observance was initially created in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson and is now officially observed by governments in the United States, Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. This observance grew out Negro History Week in 1926, with the second week in February being chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. By the late 1960's, as a result of the Civil Rights Movement and an increasing awareness of Black identity, Negro History Week evolved into Black History Month and was officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada and is officially observed in October in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Black History Month is a time set aside each year as President Ford stated, "to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." "The Black History Month 2021 theme, 'Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity' explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States" (History Channel, 2021).

Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (2/1)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Tuesday (2/2)

    • ​​​​​​​U-Day (1-7);

  • Wednesday (2/3)

  • Thursday (2/4)

    • ​​​​​​​A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (2/5)

    • ​​​​​​​B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • Lion Pride Friday: Wacky Tacky Day!;

General Information:

  • National Honor Society Valentine Day Fundraiser

    • ​​​​​​​Starting Feb 1 through Feb 11th;

    • Pick up will be at the Balson Door or for added cost to deliver;

  • Feb 1st - 18th - The UCHS Class of 2022 is holding a can food drive with drop off dates of February 16th & 18th

    • ​​​​​​​The drive is a competition between the classes of 2021,2022,2023 and 2024;

  • College Acceptance

    • ​​​​​​​Janae Cox - Saint Louis Community College;

    • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,098,050 in college scholarships so far!

    • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

  • Junior ACT Test at UCHS (3/2)

    • ​​​​​​​Additional information forthcoming.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


1/25/2021 Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (1/25)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Tuesday (1/26)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Wednesday (1/27)

    • No class sessions;

    • PTO Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (zoom link will be sent later in the week);

  • Thursday (1/28)

    • A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (1/29)

    • B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • Lion Pride Black & Gold Spirit Friday (all staff and students are encouraged to sport black & gold);

    • UCHS College & Career Day - for additional information please contact Ms. Merrill (kimerrill@ucityschools.org);

General Information:

  • Hello Families, students may sign up for yearbook photos for Wed, Feb. 3. from 11 am-6 pm at the high school. Safety procedures will be followed by limiting the number of students who may registered to have their picture taken and how they will enter and exit the building. Students will be directed to enter through the main doors of the high school and will be met by a staff members who will direct them. The link to register is here.

  • College Acceptances

    • Jadae Robinson - Loyola University New Orleans;

    • John Ruland - DePaul University;

    • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $2,002,050 in college scholarships so far!

      • Jadae Robinson will be receiving a reward for pushing our scholarship total to over $2 million!

    • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples



Greetings UCHS Families!

I hope this message finds you and your families as well as possible under the current circumstances. In the ongoing interest of student wellness, I have made a decision to implement the following changes related to upcoming semester finals. This will impact the cumulative final exams, not unit exams that teachers will need to administer (*some teachers may choose to forego the final and only use the unit test).

  • All students who have an A grade entering the semester exam window (Week of 12/14) are exempt from the final exam in the course but must attend classes through the end of next week; (failure to attend classes can forfeit exemption);

  • All students with B, C, CR, or NC entering the semester exam window (Week of 12/14) will take the planned final exam in the course and the grade earned on the exam will REPLACE the lowest summative assessment score up to that point in the semester; this will create a scenario whereby the overall semester grade can only be improved by the semester exam.

*Dual credit and AP courses are encouraged to implement this, but may modify this plan.

My sincere hope is that these modifications to our semester exam schedule will bring much needed relief to our students. Obviously, we are confronted with unprecedented times, which call for unprecedented support of our students. Please contact me directly with any questions. Have a great rest of the week!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

Principal

University City High School

7401 Balson Ave., University City, MO 63130

mpeoples@ucityschools.org

314-290-4101


12/7/2020 Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds everyone well. Please be reminded that this is the last week of classes before semester finals. To best support our students in preparation for finals, we will be holding a full day of Academic Support with all teachers available on their 8th hour links on Wednesday (12/9). All teaching staff will be available in their 8th hour class sessions for the entire day. Students-Please take advantage of this time with your teachers to prepare for final exams. Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (12/7)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Tuesday (12/8)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Wednesday (12/9)

    • Full Day of Academic Support with all UCHS teaching staff - 8 am - 3 pm;

      • Please access the sessions using the teacher's 8th hour link;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Stephens College - 11:00 am - 11:30 am;

      • For session access please contact Ms. Quintal (bquintal@ucityschools.org);

    • PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Meeting link will be sent prior to the meeting;

    • UCHS & BWMS Winter Vocal Solo Gallery Concert - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm;

      • Performances have been pre-recorded and will feature students from both UCHS & BWMS;

      • Performances will be viewed through the district website;

      • For additional information please contact Mr. Blumenhorst (cblumenhorst@ucityschools.org);

  • Thursday (12/10)

    • A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (12/11)

    • B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

  • General Information

    • ​​​​​​​FINAL EXAMS BEGIN NEXT WEEK (Week of 12/14)

    • College Acceptances

      • Jada Glass - Prairie View A&M University

      • Nathaniel Martin - Arizona State University, University of Oregon, DePaul University

      • Jadae Robinson - Fisk University, Saint Louis University

      • John Ruland - University of Missouri Kansas City

      • Justice Strickland - Bethune-Cookman University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Kansas State University, Missouri State University

      • Areanna Whittington - Columbia College Chicago

      • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $783,200 in college scholarships so far!

      • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

    • ​​​​​​​Senior Cap & Gown Raffle results can be viewed here.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS! Please buckle down and prepare for semester exams! We're almost there!!!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

11/30/2020 Greetings UCHS Families:

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope that everyone found time to rest and relax for "final stretch" before Winter Holiday break. Please note, there are only 2 weeks of class left prior to final exams which will begin the week of 12/14. We have made it this far together and will finish together. Students-please "buckle down" in these last two weeks by attending Academic Support Wednesdays, tutoring sessions with your teachers, and utilizing study groups if possible. We are here to support you and are proud of you persevering to make it to this point in the semester. Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (11/30)

    • U-Day (1-7);

  • Tuesday (12/1)

    • ​​​​​​​U-Day (1-7);

  • Wednesday (12/2)

    • ​​​​​​​Academic Support

      • To access the session please click here;

  • Thursday (12/3)

    • ​​​​​​​A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (12/4)

    • ​​​​​​​B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS! Please remember, there are only 2 weeks until final exams begin! We will make it by staying TOGETHER!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


11/23/2020 Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (11/23)

    • A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Tuesday (11/24)

    • ​​​​​​​B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

  • Wednesday (11/25)

    • ​​​​​​​No School Thanksgiving Break;

  • Thursday (11/26)

    • ​​​​​​​No School Thanksgiving Break;

  • Friday (11/27)

    • ​​​​​​​No School Thanksgiving Break;

  • General Information

    • ​​​​​​​Semester Exams (3 weeks to go from next Monday 11/30);

      • Week of 12/14 - 12/18;

      • Please find the semester exam schedule here;

    • ​​​​​​​Winter Break (12/21 - 1/4)

    • College Acceptances

      • Lawson Barnard - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

      • Isaac Braeske - Norwich University

      • Aaliyah Brown - Loyola University

      • Ian Feld - Wittenburg University

      • Jada Glass - Grambling State University

      • Jana Kelly - Loyola University New Orleans

      • De’ianna Redden - University of Memphis, Louisiana State University

      • Jadae Robinson - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

      • Noel Sinco - Missouri University of Science and Technology, Webster University, Illinois State University

      • Justice Strickland - Philander Smith College

      • Areanna Whittington - Maryville University

      • Brennyn Wilke - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Missouri Columbia

      • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $373,200 in college scholarships so far!

      • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS! Please have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


Ameren - Utility Assistance Info

We know the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for more and more of our customers to make ends meet. That's why Ameren Missouri is providing an additional $500,000 in energy assistance, with expanded income eligibility guidelines designed to help a wider range of customers.

If you need help but don't qualify for Missouri's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), you may be eligible for Clean Slate funds – even if you didn't qualify previously. For example, customers in a four-person household making up to $65,500 a year, or $5,458 per month, are eligible to apply.

Clean Slate helps eligible customers clear the remaining balance on their account after they pay 25% of their past-due balance. Up to $500 in Clean Slate funds will be applied to the remaining account balance. Any leftover balance will be entered into a payment agreement.

To be eligible for the new Clean Slate funds, you must NOT have received Clean Slate funds previously AND must meet the following requirements:

  • Household income up to 250% of the federal poverty level and not eligible for LIHEAP.

  • Pay 25% of your past-due balance.

  • Prove loss of income or employment due to COVID-19.

  • Have an active Ameren Missouri electric account that is past due, or reconnecting services.

For more information, or to apply online, visit AmerenMissouri.com/CleanSlate.

You can also visit AmerenMissouri.com/EnergyAssistance to learn about LIHEAP and other energy assistance programs. You'll find a link to the LIHEAP application at the top of the energy assistance webpage.

Waiting to see if you qualify can be stressful, and we want to help you avoid disconnection. We offer several payment options and will work with you to make payment arrangements. To learn more or to make a payment, go to Ameren.com.


Welcome to University City High School’s Distance Learning for Fall 2020.

School hours: 7:55 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

11/16/2020 Greetings UCHS Families:

Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (11/16)

    • U-Day (Periods 1 - 7);

  • ​​​​​​​Tuesday (11/17)

    • ​​​​​​​U-Day (Periods 1-7);

  • Wednesday (11/18)

    • ​​​​​​​Full-day of Academic Support-Students will follow a U-Day schedule for the day for access to class sessions;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Loyola University Chicago - 11:00 am - 11:30 am - To access the session please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: United States Navy Recruiter - 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - To access the session please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Ranken Technical College - 2: 00 pm - 2:15 pm - To access the session please click here;

    • 12th Grade Cap & Gown Orders - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - For more information please contact Ms. Austin (kaustin@ucityschools.org) or Ms. Merrill (kimerrill@ucityschools.org);

  • Thursday (11/19)

    • ​​​​​​​A-Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (11/20)

    • ​​​​​​​B-Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

  • General Information

    • ​​​​​​​Thanksgiving Break (11/25 - 11/27);

    • Native American Heritage Day (11/27);

    • Winter Holiday Break (12/21 - 1/4);

    • College Acceptances:

      • Essence Green - Alabama State University, Rust College, University of Arkansas;

      • Aaniya Jacobs - Missouri State University;

      • Jana Kelly - Southeast Missouri State University;

      • Jadae Robinson - University of Missouri Kansas City;

      • Noel Sinco - Southeast Missouri State University;

      • UCHS Seniors have earned a total of $66,800 in college scholarships so far!

      • Please contact Ms. Kim at jkim@ucityschools.org with updates on college acceptances and scholarships you have received.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


11/09/2020 Greetings UCHS Families:

Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (11/9)

    • U - Day (1 - 7);

  • Tuesday (11/10)

    • ​​​​​​​U - Day (1 - 7);

  • Wednesday (11/11)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    • Academic Support;

      • To access tutoring sessions please click here;

    • ​​​​​​​Veteran's Day;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Loyola University - 11 am - 12 noon;

      • To access the visit please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Occidental University - 11 am - 12 noon;

      • To access the visit please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Webster University - 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm;

      • To access the visit please email Ms. Quintal (bquintal@ucityschools.org);

    • PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm - To access the meeting please click here;

  • Thursday (11/12)

    • ​​​​​​​ A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (11/13)

    • ​​​​​​​B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

General Information:

  • Parent Input Survey

    • ​​​​​​​UCHS PTO has started a Parent Input Survey to allow parents to share their concerns and submit topics for agenda items at PTO meetings;

      • To access the survey please click here;

  • College Acceptance

    • ​​​​​​​Please congratulate the following UCHS Seniors on college acceptance:

      • Taiyanna Clark - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

      • Timothy Gibson - University of Missouri Columbia, University of Alabama in Huntsville;

      • Justice Strickland - Jackson State University, University of Missouri Columbia, Arkansas Baptist College, Southeast Missouri State University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Harris-Stowe State University, Rust College;

      • Brennyn Wilke - Truman State University;

      • Please email Ms. Kim on your college updates (jkim@ucityschools.org);

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

11/2/2020

Greetings UCHS Families:

Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (11/2)

    • U - Day (1 - 7);

  • Tuesday (11/3)

    • No School (Election Day);

  • Wednesday (11/4)

    • Academic Support Day;

      • To access the tutoring session please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Missouri University of Science & Technology - 11:00 am - 11:30 am;

      • To access the session please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit: Rockhurst University - 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm;

      • To access the session please click here;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep (2nd) Visit: UMSL - 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm;

      • To access the session please e-mail Lisa.Pines@slps.org;

  • Thursday (11/5)

    • ​​​​​​​A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (11/6)

    • ​​​​​​​B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

General Information:

  • Veterans Day (11/11);

  • Thanksgiving Break (11/24 - 11/27).

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

10/26/2020

Greetings UCHS Families:

THIS FRIDAY:

    • UCHS Fall Play, "Almost Maine" - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - For additional information please contact Mrs. Hopkins (chopkins@ucityschools.org); Virtual Tickets at Booktix.com, uchs.booktix.com General Admission $20;

      • UCHS Drama Club is presenting a live streamed production of this award-winning play. A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery. Please join us for this ground-breaking production live on stage at University City High School for one night only!

Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (10/26)

    • U - Day (Periods 1 - 7);

  • Tuesday (10/27)

    • ​​​​​​​U - Day (Periods 1 - 7);

  • Wednesday (10/28)

    • ​​​​​​​Academic Support Day;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit DePaul University - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm;

      • To access the session link please click here.

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit Harris Stowe State University - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm;

      • To access the session link please click here.

  • Thursday (10/29)

    • ​​​​​​​A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (10/30)

    • ​​​​​​​B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • UCHS Fall Play, "Almost Maine" - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - For additional information please contact Mrs. Hopkins (chopkins@ucityschools.org); See Above

  • General Information

    • ​​​​​​​Saturday (10/31) Halloween;

    • Daylight Savings Time ends on (11/1);

    • Thanksgiving Break (11/25 - 11/27).

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

10/19/2020

Greetings UCHS Families:

Please take note of the following for this week:

Friday (10/23) is the end of Q1 and an early release day for students. As a result, the week's schedule has been modified to U-A-Wednesday Off-B-U (early release). We will dismiss at 11:50 am on Friday (10/23).

  • Monday (10/19)

    • U - Day (1-7);

  • Tuesday (10/20) *Schedule Change due to Early Release on Friday *

    • A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Wednesday (10/21)

    • Academic Support Day;

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit Missouri Southern State University - 11 am - 12 noon;

      • To access the link to the session please click here.

    • UCHS Virtual Rep Visit Occidental University - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm;

      • To access the link to the session please click here.

    • UCHS Fafsa Frenzy - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm;

      • For more information related to the Fafsa Frenzy please contact Ms. Kim (jkim@ucityschools.org) 314-328-6878;

  • Thursday (10/22) *Schedule Change due to Early Release on Friday*

    • B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

  • ​​​​​​​Friday (10/23)

    • ​​​​​​​End of Q1;

    • ​​​​​​​Early Release U - Day (1 - 7) - 7:55 am - 11:50 am (classes will be approx. 30 minutes each);

Additional Information:

  • ACT Saturday (10/24) @ UCHS - Please contact Mrs. Johnson (kjjohnson@ucityschools.org);

  • Daylight savings time ends on (11/1).

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


10/12/2020 Please take note of the following for this week:

  • Monday (10/12)

    • U - Day (Periods 1 - 7);

    • Indigenous Peoples' Day

      • A holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities.

  • Tuesday (10/13)

    • ​​​​​​​U - Day (Periods 1 - 7);

  • Wednesday (10/14)

    • ​​​​​​​Academic Support Day;

    • UCHS Washington University Virtual Rep Visit - 11:00 am - 12 noon;

      • To access the visit use the link here.

    • UCHS Northwest MO State University Virtual Rep Visit - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm;

      • To access the visit use the link here.

    • UCHS Truman State University Virtual Rep Visit - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm;

      • To access the visit use the link here.

    • UCHS Eastern Illinois University Virtual Rep Visit - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm;

      • To access the visit use the link here.

    • PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      • Links to all PTO meetings will be sent the day prior to the meeting;

  • Thursday (10/15)

    • ​​​​​​​A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Friday (10/16)

    • ​​​​​​​B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • Wash U/UCHS Medical Intervention Collaboration/Workshop: Developing COVID Diagnostic Tests - 1: 15 pm - 3:00 pm - For more information please contact Mr. Wright (jwright@ucityschools.org).


Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples



10/5/2020 Please take note of the following for this week:

It's not too late to register for Parent Teacher Conferences this week. Please register here. More info Below this message. Zoom links for conferences will be sent later this week.

  • Monday (10/5)

    • U - Day (Periods 1 - 7);

  • Tuesday (10/6) - Schedule Change Due to P/T Conferences this Week

    • A - Day (1, 3, 5, 7);

  • Wednesday (10/7)

    • P/T Conferences 8 am - 8 pm - Please register for conferences here.

    • University of Central Missouri Virtual Rep Visit - 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Please access the zoom link for the visit here.

    • Columbia College Chicago Virtual Rep Visit - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Please access the zoom link for the visit here.

    • UMSL Virtual Rep Visit - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Please contact Ms. Quintal (bquintal@ucityschools.org) for zoom link.

    • UCHS Student Athlete NCAA Eligibility Virtual Workshop 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Please contact Ashley Jenkins (ajenkins@ucityschools.org) with any questions;

      • The University City High School Athletic and Counseling Departments would like to invite any student-athletes interested in athletics beyond high school to attend a workshop on NCAA Eligibility. This workshop will take place via Zoom on October 7, 2020 from 3 - 5 p.m. While there is no need to register for this event, it is important to note that this workshop will only allow 100 participants. Participants will be added into the workshop on a first come first serve basis. Future workshops will be scheduled as needed. Login information for the workshop can be found here.

  • Thursday (10/8) Schedule Change Due to P/T Conferences this Week

    • B - Day (2, 4, 6, 8);

    • P/T Conferences 4 pm - 7 pm;

  • Friday (10/9)

    • NO SCHOOL

    • AP ELA Language & Composition Documentary Screenings

      • 6 pm - 8pm - Football Stadium

      • Please sign up to attend here.

Looking ahead:

  • ACT (10/24) at UCHS - Please contact Katy Jane Johnson (kjohnson@ucityschools.org) for additional information;

  • Halloween Saturday (10/31) ;

  • Daylight Savings Time ends on 11/1.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

Parent Teacher Conference Information

Greetings UCHS Families!

I hope this message finds everyone well. Our Annual Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are rapidly approaching and will be held next week on Wednesday (10/7) and Thursday (10/8). We will conduct our conferences via Zoom session similar to Curriculum Night, however, there will be a few changes to our process to make it easier for families:

PTC Fast

To begin, we are introducing a new resource for families called PTC Fast that enables families to conveniently schedule their conference times with teachers (due to the need to conduct conferences online, we are asking for you to schedule all of your conferences in advance using this tool). To access the resource, simply click here. While in this menu, select your student's teachers and available conference times for each teacher with whom you would like to meet. You will then be prompted to enter your e-mail address for confirmation of your appointments. It's that simple! You will then receive your confirmed schedule via e-mail later. To access your conferences, we will be using the same schedule that we used for Curriculum Night (this will be sent out Tuesday evening prior to conferences). Once the schedule is available, you will access the teachers by selecting the appropriate Zoom link during your scheduled times.

Schedule for Conferences

All conferences will be scheduled in 20 minute blocks. You are not required to stay with teachers in a conference for that entire amount of time. Please log in to the conference at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You will be sent to a waiting room and admitted when your teacher is available. To better accommodate our families, we will be available for conferences at the following times:

  • Wednesday (10/7)

    • Conferences will begin at 8 am and conclude at 7:40 pm with the following times of closure for staff:

      • 10:30 am - 11:20 am - Break for Staff;

      • 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch;

      • 3:55 pm - 4:55 pm - Dinner.

  • Thursday (10/8)

    • Conferences will begin at 4:00 pm and conclude at 6:55 pm.

Our hope is that you will find this process to be clear, convenient, and efficient. As always, please contact me if you are in need of any additional information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples

BILL ASSISTANCE

If you are in need of Utility, Rental, or Mortgage assistance, please contact BETTER FAMILY LIFE. They are currently helping families in need by calling them and asking for their Humanitarian program. Please call 314-367-3440.


VOTING INFORMATION

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE at your current address?

Everyone should check their VOTER registration to verify you are registered to VOTE at the correct address. The link will verify this for you. Remember you have the power to make a difference in this world by VOTING!

https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register

ON NOVEMBER 3rd, You can VOTE at any polling place in St. Louis County. There are polling places all over University City, including Barbara C Jordan School, Brittany Woods School, Jackson Park School, McNair Administration Building, Flynn Park School, Heman Park, and the University City Public Library. If you work or will be staying in a different part of town, you can look up a nearby polling place here: https://stlcogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a8c31f44cd384bf3b69d0516da642260


IF YOU WANT TO VOTE EARLY, You Can Vote Absentee in a few places in the County beginning October 22nd. The closest location to us is the Mid-County Library in Clayton. When you vote, they will ask why you are voting early – all you have to do is tell them that it is for COVID related reasons or that you will not be able to vote in person on election day.


9/28/2020

Greetings UCHS Families:

Please take note of the following for this week:

Additional Information:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences next week 10/7 & 10/8 (additional information forthcoming);

  • Upcoming Outdoor Film Screening of UCHS AP English Language & Composition Student Documentaries - Friday (10/9) 6 pm - 8 pm.

Together, let's make it another incredible week at UCHS!

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples


9/23/2020 CURRICULUM NIGHT!!!

Greetings UCHS Families:

I hope this message finds you well!! We are pleased to host this evening's Annual Curriculum Night at UCHS! Since we are currently in distance learning, our format for the evening will consist of a general information webinar hosted by our leadership team, followed by an opportunity to briefly visit all classes (periods 1 - 8) for your students via Zoom. You will simply follow your student's schedule for this portion of the evening. Please remember this evening provides an opportunity for you to visit the classrooms for a brief introduction and overview of the course. Due to time constraints, there will not be enough time to conference with teachers regarding individual student progress. Our upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences on the evenings of 10/7 and 10/8 will provide the opportunity for you to speak in depth with your student's teachers. Please find the agenda for the evening here along with the webinar link at the top of the page. Please adhere to the following schedule for the evening:

  • 6:30 - 7:25 pm

    • General Information Webinar (webinar link information is at the top of the agenda).

  • 7: 30 - 8:30 pm

    • Meet and Greet Teachers (Periods 1 - 8)

    • Please find the links to class sessions for all periods here.

    • 1st Period 7:30 - 7:36

    • 2nd Period 7:37 - 7:43

    • 3rd Period 7:44 - 7:50

    • 4th Period 7:51 - 7:57

    • 5th Period 8:00 - 8:06

    • 6th Period 8:07 - 8:13

    • 7th Period 8:14 - 8:20

    • 8th Period 8:21 - 8:30 ( 3 minutes longer for planned activity)



8/24/2020

Despite the unpredictable and unprecedented times we’re living through, I am excited to begin the 2020-21 school year with you - our students, families, and staff! We truly are one U City family. As we plan for another successful year, I look forward to our process of BUILDing stronger relationships, as a community, while we continue to BUILD strong and resilient students.

As Superintendent Hardin-Bartley communicated, there is a need for this school year to begin with students working remotely due to circumstances related to COVID-19. With school beginning remotely, all students will be expected to use their Chromebooks to participate in scheduled class sessions. Teachers will take attendance for online sessions and will record absences. Detailed information regarding these expectations is in our SY2021 Distance Learning Plan.

Each day of our first week of school will begin with grade-level meetings/webinars followed by an abbreviated U-day schedule. Administrators, counselors and other building leaders will discuss expectations for UCHS students.

While current circumstances present challenges, I am confident that we are well-prepared to support the diverse learning needs of students through an online educational model. We will also address the socio-emotional needs of students through several resources available to all of our students.

Let’s continue to bond together and remain committed to our strength of community! UCHS is a family, and we will emerge from this extended closure stronger than ever.

Respectfully,

Mike Peoples,
Principal of University City High School

mpeoples@ucityschools.org / 314-290-4101


Below are a few of the important links you may need as we begin the new school year - and as we continue to work to refine the UCHS Student Distance Learning Hub for the official launch on Monday, August 31.