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.

Got Peaches?

Once again, the Family, Community, Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be taking orders for peaches from the western slopes of Colorado. It is a good crop this year. The boxes are roughly eighteen pounds. Purchases of half-size boxes are welcome. Full boxes are $40, half boxes are $20. Speed of ripening will determine the delivery date. Typically, the delivery of the fruit to the school is in late August or the first week of September. We will notify you when we have a delivery date. The pickup for peaches is in room 1213, next to the cafeteria in the High School building. 

To place an order, send an email directly to Tanya Sims. (Please do not email the school secretaries. If you do, it creates many separate emails for Ms. Sims and becomes difficult to track orders.) We will check for email orders over the summer.

  • Include first and last names 
  • Include a contact phone number*
    *Typically, you receive information by email, but occasionally we do need to call customers directly. 

Do not pay until you pick up the peaches in the fall (we will notify you when we know the peaches are on the way—usually late August, early September.) In the fall, you may pay in cash or a check made out to University Schools (“FCCLA” in the memo line). Thank you for supporting FCCLA students and enjoy the peaches!

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.

Band Camps

Band camps are right around the corner!

Beginning Band Camp
Beginning band camp (sixth grade camp) will be from August 5 through August 8, 2019, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

High School Pep Band Camp
This camp's schedule is from August 5 through August 9, Monday through Thursday. August 5 through 8 will be from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Friday, August 9 will be from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. 

Presentation for Parents (Pep Band)
On Friday, August 9 at 2:30 p.m., there will be a presentation for the parents on the football field. See you there!

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 for more information.

Attention Parents of Middle School and Elementary Students

For the last couple years, we have used a “Bulldog Word” for easy dismissal of our elementary students. This is a code word the parents have determined and given us. When their student gets picked up, either by themselves or by another person, if they say the Bulldog Word to our staff member, we will release the student to the individual without the need for a picture ID.

We are asking all parents of middle school students to choose a Bulldog Word for their student beginning this upcoming school year. The code word can be different per student or the same for all the family’s students. 

We have found the Bulldog Word to be especially helpful in situations where the parent has asked someone that is not on their student’s emergency contacts list to pick up their student. It is also helpful should we have an emergency dismissal.

We will be collecting this Bulldog Word from you on registration day.

Summer Library Hours

For your convenience, listed below are the University School’s library summer hours for K-12 students. The elementary/high school library will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays.

  • June 5
  • June 12
  • June 19
  • June 26
  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31

Notice to Parents of Students That Will Not Be Returning to University Schools in the Fall

If you know that your student will not be returning to University Schools for the 2019–2020 school year, please call Karoleigh Lauer at (970) 576-3901 or email her at