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,

I hope you had a good month of February. It is nice to see the days getting longer and spring activities are just around the corner. At the middle school, we have had a good month working with students. We always take advantage of February to fit in as much instruction as we can. March and April are challenging months with spring break and the beginning of the state testing window.

Our spring student-led advisor/advisee conferences window will run from March 20 to April 3. You should expect to see sign-up times coming your way in the next couple of weeks from your child’s advisor. Please remember, this is not optional. We expect to meet with every child and parent. Continue to email or call teachers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your student. We want to be proactive and help our students be successful.  

Congratulations to all of our students who received awards for making the director and principal honor roles for semester 1. We had a middle school assembly to recognize these students for their achievement. A congratulations also needs to go out to our students who participated in the middle school spelling bee. All middle school students take a written test, which is graded and then organized by score. The top 40 students with the highest written score were then able to participate in the oral competition of the school spelling bee, which we held in our auditorium. From this competition, we took the top 10 spellers to the League Spelling Bee held at Platte Valley Middle School. Out of 200 top spellers in the league, University ended up with the first place finisher, Alex Korolainen. Congratulations, Alex!

I would like to take a moment and thank our teachers for all their hard work. Our school culture includes a determination to improve on our processes and make this school better day by day. As parents, you can rest assured that many people within our building care for your child. Also, a big thank you to you parents as we cannot be successful without your everyday support.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through email or by phone (970-576-3903).


Nick Kintz

Nick Kintz
Middle School Principal

Middle School News
Eighth Grade Career Fair

Eighth grade students will be taking a field trip to the District 6 Career Fair at the Island Grove Event Center on March 28. Students will have the opportunity to visit different booths represented by several businesses within our community.

Middle School Parent Night

Parents of upcoming 6th graders are encouraged to attend our middle school parent night on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the middle school gym.

Parents of current 5th graders are highly encouraged to attend this information session. We will provide you with important information for your student's successful transition to University Middle School.  Some of the topics we will cover during the meeting include:

  • University M.S. philosophy
  • Academic and behavioral expectations
  • School programs, clubs, and activities
  • Music programs (band and choir)
  • Advising
  • Sports

Students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the middle school and meet some of our 6th-grade teachers. We hope to see everyone there!