University Schools

Bulldog News

We think the students, staff members, and families of University Schools are pretty great! And if you don’t already know that for yourself, stop by here often where we’ll share the many successes and wonderful experiences of our school community. You’ll also catch important announcements and details about upcoming events that you need to know about.

Support FBLA

Want to try one of the best sandwiches or pizza in Greeley? Stop by the Bulldog Deli on Saturday, March 31 and mention University Schools, and they will donate a portion of the proceeds to FBLA. It’s a win-win! We thank you for your support.

FBLA and DECA Awards

FBLA Awards
Congratulations to the following students for placing at the district FBLA conference, with some going to the state conference in April:

  • Korttney Potter: 1st place in Introduction to Public Speaking - state qualifier
  • Justyn Knapp: 2nd place in Accounting - state qualifier
  • Daphne Halverson, Peyton Eitemiller, and Justyn Knapp: 1st place in Management Decision Making - state qualifiers
  • Delaney Wieneke: 5th place in Introduction to Business Presentation
  • Bethany Buller, Kelly Ditter, and Kenzie Dice: 2nd place in Broadcast Journalism - state qualifiers
  • Rylee Reeve: 5th place in Spreadsheet Applications - state qualifier
  • Mackenzie Willoughby: 2nd place in Introduction to FBLA - state qualifier
  • Claire Fahsholtz, Anna Bedell, and Rylee Reeve: 4th place in Publication Design

DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
Congratulations to Baylee Hughes and Daphne Halverson for qualifying in the Chapter of Excellence written event. They will attend the state DECA conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Volunteers Needed - Early Request

We need 30 community volunteers to help with senior board presentations on Monday, April 9 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Seniors submit a portfolio and give a ten minute presentation about their project. The board will rate the project according to a rubric. We will provide training and each volunteer will serve on a board made up of teachers and volunteers. Parents are welcome to participate, although parents of seniors will not evaluate their own child’s project. This is a great opportunity for parents of younger students to get an inside view of what their student will experience when he/she becomes a senior. If you can help, please save the date and e-mail Denise Vaardahl. Put “Senior Boards” in the subject line. Thank you!

New Security Check-In System

In order to continue to make our students and staff as safe as they can be, we will be transitioning to the Raptor system in the high school/elementary building. The Raptor system is a visitor registration system that enhances school security by reading visitor driver’s licenses, comparing the information to a sex offender database, alerting campus administrators and security staff if there is a match, then (assuming there is no match) printing a visitor badge that includes a photo that is time and date stamped. Schools are using the Raptor system throughout the nation and locally as a replacement for the paper based logs. We will start rolling out the Raptor visitor registration system slowly and hope to have the system up and running by the first part of February 2018. If you come to the school while in session, please come prepared with a photo ID. If you have any questions regarding the Raptor system, please don’t hesitate to ask Mike Hobbs or Ed Clark.

Keep Your Cell Phone Number Updated

Should there be an emergency or school delay/closure, we will text parents’ cell phones to communicate alerts. During emergencies, SMS texting is the most effective way to communicate, as phone and e-mail could be unavailable. With texting, you will receive the most current information regarding student/school safety or closure.

Please remember to keep your cell phone number current with the school office. Thank you!

Looking for Businesses to Participate in Career Fair

District 6 is looking for more businesses to participate in the 8th Grade Career Fair next month. If you are excited about your career or business and would like to set up a booth at the District 6 Career Fair to feature your job and answer questions from students about your industry, please call Vanessa Njos, middle school counselor, at (970) 576.3905 or complete our online form. Thank you!

How Your Business Can Help with Graduation Requirements

High school students are required to:

  • Complete 50 hours of community service
  • Complete three half-day job shadowings
  • Complete a 50 hour internship

We are always in need of companies and individuals to help our students complete these requirements. If you would like to team up with our students to help them with this, please e-mail Michelle Guerin or call (970) 506.6806.