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

Dear Middle School Families,

Happy Summer Bulldogs!

Time is always on the move, and at UMS we are counting down the days to the beginning of the school year. I hope your family had a summer filled with good memories and rest thus far. For many of the staff at University Schools, work continues through the summer months. Teachers are busy adapting and implementing new curriculum. Counselors are checking schedules and making sure all students are in the correct classes. Facilities and technologies crews are busy updating and revising to make this the best environment possible for our students. Administrators are tightening up all loose ends from last year, as well as prepare for the start of a new year. To all, we give a big thank you for giving our students the best opportunities possible.

We are happy to announce our remodel of our middle school library. We have expanded the library by knocking down the wall to the computer lab next door to the library. Over the past four years, we have added so many chrome carts to the building so we have less need for the lab. It was a great opportunity to expand the library, bringing in more books, 3D printers, green screens, and many more resources to better serve our students. Please feel free to stop by anytime and check it out. 

On another note, please be aware of the change to our day 1/day 2 schedule. In the past, Mondays have been our alternating days. This year we are going to alternate on Fridays. Mondays and Wednesdays will always be day 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays will always be day 2, and Fridays will alternate every other week. 

Before shopping for school clothing, please remember to check our dress code found in the student handbook

We would like to welcome and introduce our new teachers to our middle school staff:

  • Ryan Paul - Sixth Grade Math                   
  • Darby Sample Martin Park - Sixth Grade Science and Seventh Grade STEM

We look forward to serving our school community for the year ahead. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (970) 576-3900.

Sincerely,

Nick Kintz

Nick Kintz
Middle School Principal
nkintz@universityschools.com

Middle School News
Free Tdap Immunization Clinics for Incoming 6th Grade Students

Greeley-Evans School District 6 in partnership with the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment and Sunrise Community Health, are offering free Tdap immunization clinics. The CO state immunization law requires the Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations for entry into the 6th grade.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Heath Middle School: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Franklin Middle School: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Prairie Heights Middle School: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Brentwood Middle School: 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Please note:

  • A parent/guardian must be present to complete required consent forms.
  • Please bring the most current copy of the student’s immunization record.

Sixth grade students attending schools other than those listed are welcome to attend any of these clinics.

Please take advantage of this free opportunity if your child has not already received their Tdap immunization.  Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy and in school.

Beginning Band Camp

Band camp is right around the corner! Beginning band camp (6th grade camp) will be from August 5 through August 8, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Save the Dates

We invite you to save the dates for our upcoming book fair!

  • September 9–12: Elementary/High School Book Fair
  • October 15–22: Middle School Book Fair
Attention Middle and High School Students

The book fair is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to earn community service hours. We need help September 6 and September 13 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Budzynskit at rbudzynski@universityschools.com for more information.

Attention Parents of Incoming Sixth Graders

We invite all sixth graders to orientation on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Following orientation, we invite parents to join their middle school student for the parent visitation night from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Visitation night is for all sixth through eighth graders and parents.

WEB Leader Training

We are happy to announce that WEB is back at our middle school! WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is an eighth grade leadership and transition program that brings our eighth grade leaders together with our new sixth graders to help facilitate a welcoming and exciting transition to middle school.

WEB leaders must attend the following training dates:

  • Thursday, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.