News & Announcements

Week Of December 11, 2017


The 2018 UHS Spring Musical will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 5, 6 and 7, in the Margaret A. Emelson Auditorium. This year’s musical will be Fiddler on the Roof. Make plans to attend, and spread the word. The cast list will be announced on Monday, Dec 18, after OneActs.

Reminder ski club forms are due to Mrs. Marzano by Friday.

Senior Abbigail Felix is collecting baby supplies for the Center of Hope until next Friday. See flyers around the school for a list of encouraged donations. Donations can be delivered to the art room. Thank you.

We are currently holding a pepperoni roll sale to offset your prom ticket cost.  Please see Mrs. Caruso or Mrs. Smith for more information.


Help UHS deck the halls for the holiday season. Calling all third period classes to decorate your room for a chance to win a donut party! The winning class will be announced on Wednesday, December, 20th 2017.  The donut party will be after we return from winter break to celebrate the New Year.

A representative from Bethany College will be in the cafeteria, during lunches today

There will be a dodgeball tournament on Thursday, December 21 which is the early release day prior to Christmas break.  Teams can sign up with Connor DeMoss during lunch in the cafeteria.  Proceeds will be donated to charity.  Join in the fun of this UHS annual tradition and sign up today.  Cost is $5 per person.

There will be a post prom parent meeting on Thursday December 14th at 5 pm in the cafeteria.  Post Prom plans and fundraisers will be discussed.  This meeting is for parents only – please share this information with them.

Celebrate the season with UHS next week.
Monday is Holiday Sock Day
Tuesday is Holiday Hat & Scarf Day
Wednesday is Ugly Sweater Day
Thursday is Long Winter’s Nap Pajama Day

The Coffee Shop will be open Thursday for Seniors and Sophomores during extended homeroom.  Please have your agenda signed.  Mugs, UHS yetis and winter beanies will be available for purchase.

The Fall One-Acts and Show Choir performances will be held this Friday and Saturday at 7 pm in the Margaret Emelson Auditorium. This year’s one-acts are “Butterfinger,” a James Bond parody, and “Dancing with the Olympians,” a parody of Dancing with the Stars. The show choir will be performing selections from the Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Tickets are $5. Come out and support your fellow students and spread the word.


Congratulations to the 9th grade basketball team on their 42-34 win over TJ on Monday afternoon @ Thomas Jefferson. The team was led by Caleb Palumbo who scored a game-time 14 points. The team returns to action Wednesday against LH here after school. GO RAIDERS

Anyone interested in participating on the track team this year, should stop and see coach Piccolomini or Coach Girod to sign up.  Track conditioning will be Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the weight room.  If you are NOT participating in a winter sport, please plan to attend.  VAMOS!


Attn Juniors: the Coolidge Scholarship is a full ride scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years at any accredited college or university in the United States.  Only juniors can apply and the deadline is Jan. 24.

The classs of 1953 is offering a 6,000 dollar scholarship to a member of this years graduating class.

Any senior who would like to pursue a career as a heavy equipment operator may be interested in the Western PA Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Program.  You have to pick up or download an application by Dec. 15
Information packets are in the library or guidance office.

See Mrs. Baker or go to the scholarship page at to apply for scholarships or for more information on all the scholarships available for our students, if you are interested.

The Community foundation Scholarships are now available.   Last year’s graduates received over $24,000 from this organization. Visit our website or pick up a packet in the library.