News & Announcements


The Coffee Shop will be open for Seniors and Juniors this week.  Please have your agendas signed.  School ornaments, spirit bracelets, raider beanies, mugs, and yetis will be for sale.  Prices range from $15 to $5.  These items are great gift ideas for your holiday giving.
Auditions for the drama club’s production of Little Shop of Horrors are Thursday after school.
There will be a meeting for any interested Interact Club member or other student who is interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.  Students will mentor other students within our district.  The representatives will be here on Thursday, December 12.  They will meet with you in the cafeteria during extended homeroom.
Progress reports will be distributed during home room on Friday December 13th.
The annual Snowball dance will be held at the Hopwood Social Hall on Friday, December 13th from 5:30 to 10:30 pm.
It’s time for Christmas spirit week. Monday is Holiday from head to toe. Wear Christmas hats, headbands and socks.  Tuesday is Ugly Sweater Day.  Wednesday is Candy Cane Day wear red and white. Thursday is Oh Christmas Tree wear what you would find on a Christmas Tree – lights, tinsel, bells, bows, etc. Friday is Twas the Night Before Christmas wear your PJs.
On Monday, December 16, the National Honor Society and Student Council will be sponsoring a Blood Drive.
The Drive is limited to our students and staff.  In order to donate, all students, regardless of age, will need to turn in a signed permission with parent signature by Monday, December 9.  Please pick up a permission in the Guidance Office.
The 3rd annual holiday decorating contest will be held on Thursday, December 19th during 3rd period. See Brandon Hebda to sign up.
The annual dodgeball tournament will be held on Friday, December 20th.  There are 12 people per team and the cost is 5 dollars per player.  You can come watch the fun for only 1 dollar.  Team sign ups and ticket sales are going on now during lunches. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Amy Tungate and her fight against pancreatic cancer.
Dates have been set for the ski and snowboard club.  Trips are scheduled for Saturday January 11, Friday January 24, Saturday February 8, Thursday February 20, Saturday March 7 and Friday March 13.  Registration forms will be available soon.  The Ski club is sponsoring a clothing sale.  Order forms are in the Main Office and are due by Friday, December 13th.
All students must have their student ID with them to get into the home basketball games. The actual, physical card is required, not a picture. A CSIU login will no longer work now that everyone has been given IDs. If you have lost your ID or never got one, go to the office for information on obtaining one.
Reminder to any student participating in the PJAS competition this year. You must submit your Research Plan to Mrs. Lowden by December 13. Failure to do so will cause you to not be able to participate.
The biology club is now taking orders for the Candy Cane – Candy Gram fundraiser.  Please see a Biology Club member or stop in room 511 to place an order.  Deliveries will be the week before Christmas Break.
Franklin Elementary is starting an after school reading program. Anyone interested in helping should see Mrs Baker.
Junior and Senior girls are eligible to represent UHS in the PA State Laurel Queen Contest this summer.   This is not a beauty or talent contest.  Interested girls must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in some type of community service.  See Mrs. Baker for more details.
Come out and show some Maroon and White Support for hockey players Jesse Jeffries & Gavin O’Brien.
They are playing for the Connellsville team and have a home game at the IceMine on December 17th at 7:30 against Gateway.
PSECU credit union will award six scholarships worth up to $8,000.   You have to be a member of the credit union by Dec. 31 to be eligible. Applications are due in February.
The Class of 1959 awards three scholarships each year.  There is a general scholarship for any major, a nursing and teaching scholarship.
Any senior who may be interested in a community college or trade school should see Mrs. Baker about a scholarship that would allow you to attend Community College of Allegheny County for free. Popular programs include engineering, web and graphic design, criminal justice, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, social work, childcare and hotel/restaurant.
Any senior who is the child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service woman and has a 3.5 GPA should apply for the $1,500 women’s Army Veterans scholarship.
Details and Deadlines for all scholarships are posted on our scholarship page.

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