What's New at Urbana High School
December 4th, 2013
UHS Choral Program will hold their annual Pictures with Santa fundraiser on Saturdays from November 30 to December 21 at Lincoln Square Mall.
For a $6 donation, pictures can be taken with Santa, who will be in front of the Christmas Tree in the South Hallway every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm from November 30 to December 21. All proceeds will benefit the UHS Choral Program.
For more information, please contact Mr. Torance Douse at email@example.com.
Pictures with Santa flyer
Fotografías con folleto de Santa
November 23rd, 2013
This year will be the 43rd annual Urbana High School Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal, set for Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, Nov. 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is an annual tradition sponsored by the UHS Student Senate.
Dinner is available for anyone who would like to come to the High School. It is an American Thanksgiving spread with turkey, ham and a number of traditional side-dishes. Ham made its first appearance last year and was a big hit. Student Senate President, Audrey Spears said because of the positive response they received, ham would be back on the menu this year.
Monetary donations and volunteers to help cook, serve and clean up, as well as drive diners to and from UHS are still being sought. To help UHS students serve the community, please contact the UHS Student Senate office at 217/384-3505 ext. 4036.
November 15th, 2013
UHS students along with teacher, Rachel Moyer, and Joseph Wiemelt, Director of Equity & Student Learning / Bilingual & Multicultural Programs, gave a presentation with Professor Anjalé Welton, UIUC Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership, at the University Council on Educational Administration 2013 Conference in Indianapolis on Saturday, November 9. Their presentation was on their Youth Participatory Research Projects that the students completed in Ms. Moyer’s Social Justice class during the last school year. The presentation was nominated for the Social Justice Bridge Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), which is the most prestigious organization for educational research in the world.
Sophomores Aqeedah Byndum, Tierra Williams, Devonne Luster, Juniors Karla Altamirano, Elizabeth Coffman-Mackey, and Senior Kami Smith presented their own research during the session titled, “Beginnings, Buy-In, and Belief in Participatory Action Research within a School Community.” The session was described as a “… unique critical conversation, which will involve several school students, brings together a range of participants who are involved in a two- year (youth) participatory action research (PAR) project at Davis High School (DHS) in a semi-urban community in the Midwest. DHS students, high school teachers, administrators, graduate students, and professors will reflect on the beginnings their PAR and the ways that beliefs and buy-in as well as historical and sociopolitical contexts impact this collaborative research.” Also participating as part of the research team were Priya Goel, Jonathan Hamilton, Tiffany Harris.
Superintendent Donald Owen stated he has been receiving emails from a number of audience members who were “impressed with the level of sophistication, poise, and academic rigor the UHS students displayed.”
“The students did an incredible job presenting,” said Mr. Wiemelt. “They really made us proud of the level of rigorous scholarship that they exhibited.”
November 13th, 2013
On Saturday, November 9, 2013 the Urbana High Math Team competed in the 48th Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest, one of the Midwest’s largest academic contests. Approximately 400 students from 26 schools competed.
All participants attempt the same twenty multiple-choice questions. Students earn five points for each correct answer and lose one point for an incorrect answer. However, students compete as Individuals within their grade level. Awards go to the top twelve scores in each year; freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. Every student competes for these awards. Because of ties more than 12 students at each level may win awards.
Five Urbana students won individual awards:
Reka Manton (10th in the freshman division)
Henry Ando (5th in the sophomore division)
Haoxiang (Howard) Li (7th in the sophomore division)
Boyu He (3rd in the senior division)
Zikang Tong (10th in the senior division)
Students are also organized in teams by grade level. If a school enters 4 individuals for a grade level team they are eligible to win a class awards. Once the contest is over, the judges add the scores for each 4-person team and the top 4 team scores win the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th class awards. The UHS sophomore team earned the 3rd place class award.
Schools that enter complete teams for each grade level are eligible to win a team award. All team scores are combined to compute the Team score. UHS Math Team earned the 4th place score.
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest takes place annually on the second Saturday in November. Schools both small and large from all over Indiana, Illinois and the surrounding area compete against each other. Approximately 400 students from 26 schools competed in this year’s contest.
October 25th, 2013
The first ever UHS Volunteer Fair is set for Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The fair will take place in the UHS Commons from 2:26 pm to 4:00 pm.
Students are encouraged to attend the fair to find out about great volunteer opportunities that exist within UHS, the Urbana School District, and the community at large. Over fourteen volunteer clubs and organizations from throughout Urbana-Champaign area will be represented.
For more information about the UHS Volunteer Fair, please contact Lori Ellinger, Community Involvement Coordinator at UHS, 384-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24th, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 is the last night for public hours at the Urbana High School track. Public hours for the last night will be from 6pm to 8pm. The facility will open again for public use in the spring of 2014.
October 18th, 2013
The Urbana High School Orchestra will dedicate their October 24 concert to Nancy Phetchareune. The concert will be held in UHS Cobb Memorial Auditorium at 7pm and admission is free.
Tamra Gingold, director of the UHS Orchestra and All-City Strings, provided the following statement:
We are dedicating this concert to Nancy Phetchareune.
In addition to playing beautiful music from different genres, we will talk about all of the things she loved to do and what people liked about her. We will also have a slideshow that the students created of Nancy with friends and family.
[T]wo songs will be played in honor of Nancy.
I hope you can join us!
October 15th, 2013
On Friday, October 11, the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees were introduced during half time at the UHS varsity football game.
Phillip Phillips 1946
Our first inductee in the 2013 Hall of Fame Class was Phillip Phillips from the class of 1946. Mr. Phillips was a standout athlete in three sports during his time at UHS. In football, he started for the Tigers at Left Guard and Defensive Tackle. As a track athlete, Mr. Phillips threw the shot put, and he was a District and Big 12 Champion. Wrestling is where Mr. Phillips achieved his highest level of success. In 1945, Mr. Phillips placed 4th in the State at the Heavyweight Class, and in 1946, he was a District Champion and he placed 2nd in the State. Mr. Phillips was undefeated as he entered the 1946 championship match, and he was never pinned as a high school wrestler. To complete his career, Mr. Phillips was named Urbana High School Athlete of the Year. Mr. Phillips was on the field to accept his award, and he was escorted by his son, Rand Phillips. Read the rest of this entry »
October 4th, 2013
The first annual UHS Sundae 5K was declared a success by UHS and participants alike. The weather was great and everyone had fun!
The administration and staff of UHS would like to thank everyone who supported the first annual UHS Sundae 5k by either volunteering or participating in the event. There would be no event without the support of our community.
Below, please find a selection of photos from the event.
September 20th, 2013
Urbana High School is hosting the first UHS Sundae 5K on Sunday, September 29th starting at 8 am. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the UHS athletic department.
The route will take runners through what we expect to be a nice recreational run through the Urbana state streets. Snacks and treats will be available for all participants and there will be raffle giveaways at the finish of the race in the Urbana Athletic Complex. Check in for the race will be from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. prior to the race. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Junior 1K will start at 9:30 a.m. The start line is located at Washington and Broadway.
Some of the raffle prizes include:
- $25 Gift Card to County Market
- 6 Three Month Memberships to Charter Fitness
- 2 Six Month Memberships to Charter Fitness
- 1 Full Year Membership to Charter Fitness
- 2 $130 Gift Cards for Lessons at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Champaign-Urbana
- One free night of lodging at the Holiday Inn Express
All participants are eligible to win one or more of these prizes. The top finishers in the event will receive gift Cards to Body ‘n’ Sole. All participants in the Junior 1K will receive a ribbon. You must be 10 years of age and younger to participate in the Junior 1K.
We hope to see you on the 29th as either a competitor or a volunteer for this event.
UHS Sundae 5K brochure (pdf)
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