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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

    Dear High School Families,

    The second trimester ended on February 15 and grade reports were sent home February 21. If you have not seen your student’s trimester 2 grade report by the time you read this, please ask your student to see the report and then sign the verification slip. If your teenager cannot locate the report card, please contact his/her advisor. 

     Statewide testing will take place in April. Again, this year, juniors will take the SAT and CMAS Science, sophomores, and freshmen will take the PSAT. The SAT and PSAT are scheduled for April 9 (the day after senior project board presentations). These assessments provide important information for parents and students to help understand progress toward college readiness. Student scores also reflect on our school accreditation and reputation, and we always appreciate our students’ great attitudes and outstanding efforts on these tests.

     Spring is quickly upon us. Spring sports are starting, the days are getting longer, and seniors are inching ever closer to graduation. Please encourage your students (of any grade) to persevere to the end and enjoy these next few months. We are thrilled to work with such a wonderful group of students and to support them as they accomplish their academic goals.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff Casey

    Jeff Casey
    High School Principal
    jcasey@universityschools.com

    High School News
    Volunteers Needed - Early Request

    We need 30 community volunteers to help with senior board presentations on Monday, April 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Seniors will 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, email Denise Vaardahl at dvaardahl@universityschools.com, and put “Senior Boards” in the subject line. Thank you!

    Senior Projects In Action

    Sports Equipment Donations Welcome

    A senior project is something all seniors must do as a way of giving back to the community. For my senior project, I am collecting new or gently used sports equipment donations including balls, gloves, shoes, etc. All of these donations will be going to foster children. If you would like to donate something to the children, there will be boxes in the high school’s front office, as well as outside the middle school gym during school basketball games.

    Sincerely,
    Koy Jorgensen