University Schools

Middle School Information

Our school exists to help sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students grow academically, socially, and emotionally in preparation for high school, college, and life beyond.

A Message From Our Principal

With spring upon us, it’s always a good feeling knowing we are close to wrapping up a successful school year. Every year I am always amazed at how fast time has passed, but at the same time there is a feeling of exhaustion. Our staff has put in countless hours on and off the clock to help prepare our students for the future. Our students have responded by giving us their best effort learning through all the experiences brought before them. To all, I want to say great job!

As we roll into summer, it is important for students to rest and refresh themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. The further removed we are from middle school, the more we forget what it was like to be a middle schooler. While middle schoolers need rest, it is important to keep them on a routine and involved with interests in the summer. Though it may be different than during the school year, make sure they are going to bed and getting up at appropriate times. Give them weekly responsibilities and tasks to accomplish. Create opportunities for your family to get involved in interests that will help them be successful, whether that is physical activities, music, traveling, or the million other positive things a family can do together. Most importantly, spend time with your kids. Even though they may tell you they are too cool and want to hang out with friends, they need you! Academically, one of the most important things students can do in the summer is continuing to read. Include your child and come up with a weekly goal of reading time and then record it for them to see. We suggest reading at least 30 minutes a day. Stay involved with them and ask questions about the daily reading. Also, have them read aloud to you once a week. Reading will keep their minds engaged and continue to work on comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and extend vocabulary.     

I would like to wish each of you a safe and enjoyable summer. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to stop by or call. Our summer office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The middle school office phone number is (970) 576.3900.

Nick Kintz

Nick Kintz, Principal

Middle School News
Dress Code

Although students often express themselves through dress and personal appearance, student dress has an effect on behavior, work quality, and school pride. The dress code applies equally to male and female students.

Students are not permitted to wear apparel that is disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school.

The following are not allowed in school buildings, on school grounds, or at school-sponsored activities:

  • Any clothing, jewelry, accessories or body adornments that are disruptive or potentially disruptive to the educational environment as determined by the administration, including but not limited to items that:
    • Refer to drugs, tobacco, or alcohol
    • Are obscene, profane, vulgar, or defamatory in design or message
    • Advocate drug use, violence, gang affiliation, or disruptive behavior
    • Threaten the safety or welfare of any person, including apparel adorned with spikes or chains
  • Clothing that:
    • Reveals all or part of the stomach, buttocks, or chest
    • Is backless, strapless, supported with spaghetti straps (straps must be 2 inches in width), or has low cut sides under the arms
    • Reveals underwear
    • Is inappropriately sheer, short, tight, or low 

Students may not wear sunglasses inside the building and must also wear shoes at all times.

Thank you!