University Schools

High School Info

Our focus at the high school is your student. Each day, our dedicated staff is working our best to provide your student the best education we can. Our high school teachers go above and beyond to ensure your student achieves academic success.

A Message From Our Principal

    On April 9, we held our fourth annual Senior Project Board presentations. Seniors were well prepared with visual aids and physical evidence of their projects. Thank you to all community and parent volunteers who joined teachers in evaluating the presentations. There were many wonderful projects presented.

    As the end of the school year draws near, many important events are approaching. Advanced Placement tests begin early in May. We will present The High School Academic Awards on May 7 and National Honor Society will induct new members on May 10. The choir will perform on May 8 and band will have a final concert on May 9.

    The graduation ceremony will be May 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Colony Civic Center.

    I am grateful and honored to have been a part of this caring community of learners for the last twelve years. And, no matter where the next chapter of my life takes me, I’ll always be a Bulldog.

    .Holly Sample

    Holly Sample, Principal

    High School News
    Minimize First Day Jitters

    The start of the school year is an exciting and sometimes scary time for children. Not knowing what to expect that first day often leads to nervous stomachs and sleepless nights before the first day of school. Advance preparation can help relieve some of your child’s anxiety.

    • If possible, visit the school before the first day of school, either at a scheduled event or by appointment. Even if your child is a return student, it’s been a whole summer since he’s walked the halls, and a little refresher doesn’t hurt.
    • Talk about your child’s fears and expectations in the weeks before school starts. Recount some of your memories as a child. While it’s best to focus on the positive, a funny story or two about your past struggles could help put things in perspective too.
    • The week before school starts, work on getting back into a routine. Set your child’s alarm each morning, and have him get up and go through the school-morning rituals. This will help reset his body clock and get him ready to get moving in the morning.
    • Check out the school supply list, and make sure your child is prepared.
    • If you did not receive a school supply list ahead of time, ensure your child has pencils, a two-pocket folder, and a small spiral notebook for the first day of school. He’s sure to bring home a list of supplies after the first day.
    • Get everything ready the night before. Prepare your child’s lunch, set out backpacks and outfits, and decide what will be on the breakfast menu. Then, send your child to bed early. He’s sure to have trouble falling asleep, so some extra quiet time may help settle his nerves.
    • Get your child up a little early that first day to alleviate some of the stress of rushing through the morning routine. Leave the television off to ensure your child keeps moving.
    • After school, talk to your child. Kids are notorious for one-word answers, so ask open-ended questions that require a longer response. “Tell me what you did today.” “What is your teacher like?” and “What was the best part of your day?” are some great starters.

    We hope your child is looking forward to his return to school. Some advance preparation is sure to help! Most of all, send him to school rested, prepared, and ready to tackle the year ahead.