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UHS Commencement Twitter Chat

May 23rd, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, Principal Stark and Superintendent Owen participated in a Twitter Chat to answer questions and discuss 2014 Commencement.  Follow the “more” link to the Twitter chat, which is Storified for ease of reading Read the rest of this entry »



ICTM State High School Mathematics Contest Results

May 20th, 2014

On Saturday May 3, 2014, 3230 students from 224 schools competed at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest Finals held at the University of Illinois. The contest is organized along ISHA guidelines, so the schools were divided into four regions based on size of school. Urbana High School Math Team competed in the 3AA contest. Schools were invited to participate based on the results of the Regional contests held in March.  At each site, eleven competitions were offered and students could compete in, at most, three of them.  For more information about the contest, please visit http://www.ictm.org/links/contest.html.

Individual Competitions were 50 minute, 20-questions tests with calculators allowed. Each individual submitted an answer sheet and “teams” consisted of at most 6 individuals.  The team total was the sum of the top 4 individual scores. UHS results were:

·      Algebra 1: Jialin Li placed 7th.

·      Geometry: Haoxiang (Howard) Li placed 11th and Henry Ando placed 13th.

The Algebra 1 Team took 7th place. (Team Members: Jialin Li, Shin Imai, Reka Manton, David Owen, Rachel Rosset, and Yasir Badillo-Acosta)

The Geometry Team took 7th place. (Team Members:  Haoxiang (Howard) Li, Henry Ando, Ruijan Han, Mohamed Radwan, Stephen Paul, and Tashriq Khandaker.) 

2-Person Team Contests consisted of ten questions, flashed one-at-a-time on a screen. Calculators were allowed only on questions six through ten. Pairs of students worked together to solve the problems. Any team correctly answering a question in the first minute received six points; in the second minute, four points; in the third minute, three points. The first correct answer earned a two-point bonus.

Two-Person UHS Junior Senior Team won 6th place. (Team Members:  Zikang Tong and Boyu He)

Relay Events: Teams consisted of four students arranged in a row, one behind the other. Each student in the row solved a different problem, recorded the answer, and then passed the answer to the team member sitting directly behind him/her. Two points were earned for each correct answer plus five or three bonus points for correctly solving the problem in fewer than three or fewer than five minutes.

The UHS Freshman/Sophomore team took 3rd place. (Team members: Shin Imai, Jialin Li, Reka Manton, and David Owen.)

The Orals Contest is the most prestigious event of this contest. Students studied a mathematics topic – this year’s topic was Geometric Probability. Two students, the presenter and the assistant, are allowed ten minutes to answer a list of questions. They moved to a presentation room where the presenter had seven minutes to present their answers to two judges, and then both students answered three extemporaneous questions. For more information about this event, please seehttp://www.ilmathcontest.com/hs/MANUAL2013.pdf.

UHS Orals Division won 9th place. Team members: Aidan Epstein and Henry Ando; coach: Kevin Kennedy

School Awards are given once all points are totaled. The UHS Math Team won the award for the most improved team in 3AA. When the scores for every regional throughout Illinois is considered, the Urbana Team had the 12th highest total number of points in division 3AA.



2014 Tiger Open!

May 20th, 2014

The 2014 Golf Outing will be a great time for golfers of all ages and skill levels. We offer premium drink service for all foursomes who register for this event and purchase a hole sponsorship. There will be over $1,000 in prizes raffled away. Registration will begin at 11:30 and lunch will be provided at this time. Dinner and drinks will be served at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds raised at this event will go to the UHS athletic program by helping finance the renovation of the current high school weight room and developing the John Gremer Strength and Conditioning Facility.

2014 Tiger Open Brochure & Registration



UHS track facility closed today, April 30 – open hours on Thursday, May 1

April 30th, 2014

Urbana – UHS track facility will not have open hours for the public on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Instead, there will be open hours for the public on Thursday, May 1, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, weather permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urbana School District #116 is a unit district located in east central Illinois. Our outstanding schools in an outstanding community comprise of an early childhood school, six neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an adult education center.  To discover more about our award winning schools and students, please visit www.usd116.org. You can find us on Facebook at Urbana School District #116 or follow us on Twitter: @Urbana116.

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The Rosemary Yearbook staff honored with award

April 28th, 2014

The Rosemary Yearbook staff was honored by Jostens for UHS’s yearbook program.  It was named a 2014 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence designation recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs. The program recognizes yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their school communities.

The Urbana High School award winning yearbook program is led by Editors: Maeva O’Brien, Makayla Perkins, and Abby Ngamboma under the direction of Cortney Thomas, Urbana High School yearbook adviser.

“The staff has worked incredibly hard to achieve this distinction. I couldn’t be more proud of the dedication that this staff has put forth,” Thomas stated.

Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year – in May for yearbooks delivered in the spring and in September for yearbooks delivered in the fall. The Award was presented to the UHS yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.



UHS Announces Public Track Hours

April 22nd, 2014

The Urbana High School announces the public hours for the UHS track facility for 2014.  The track will be available to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays.  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the hours will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  On Saturday, the hours will be 8:00 am to 11:00 am.  Public hours start as of Monday, April 21, 2014.  Public hours will end in fall at a date to be named later.

The UHS track facility will be closed for public hours if there are severe weather conditions, potential for severe weather conditions, and on official school holidays. The track will not be available to the public during the times UHS is hosting a home athletic event at the McKinley Field complex.

More information about public use of the facility can be found here:
http://www.usd116.org/index.php/district/facilities/uhs-track-facility/



3/17 Varsity baseball game v. St. Thomas More canceled

March 18th, 2014

Today’s @UrbanaHS varsity baseball game with St. Thomas More is canceled.



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Math Team competes at Regionals

March 3rd, 2014

The UHS Math Team competed at the ICTM Regional Math Contest held at Parkland on Saturday, March 1. Urbana placed 2nd in the 3AA division and received many awards.  Several students will go on to compete at State.

Individual Competitions:

  • Algebra 1: Jialin Li received a Parkland medalian
  • Geometry: Henry Ando tied for third and Haoxiang (Howard) Li tied for first.  Both Henry and Howard qualified for State.
  • Precalculus: Alternate, Boyu He, won a Parkland medallion and Zikang Tong tied for first.  Zikang Tong qualified for State.

Team Events:

The Geometry Team took second place. (Team Members:  Haoxiang (Howard) Li, Henry Ando,  Mohamed Radwan, Ruijun Han, Stephen Paul, and Tashriq Khandaker.)

The Precalculus Team took second place: (Team Members:  Zikang Tong, Boyu He, Aidan Epstein, Chang-hee Lee, Jonathan Park, and Daniel Carrillo.)

The Calculating Team took first place. (Members:  Aiden Epstein, David Owen, Henry Ando, Neal Walsh-Hendricks, Jonathan Park, and Zikang Tong)  This team qualified for State.

Two-Person Junior Senior Team won first place. (Team Members:  Zikang Tong and Boyu He)  This team qualified for State.

Alternate Two Person Junior Senior Team won a Parkland medallion. (Team Members: Chang-hee Lee and Penny Xu)

8-Person Team Contests:

The Freshman Sophomore Team took second place. (Team Members: Shin Imai, Mohamed Radwan, Reka Manton, Hoaxiang (Howard) Li,  Ruijun Han, Yasir Badillo-Acosta, Rachel Rossett, and Stephen Paul).  This team qualified for State.

The alternate Freshman Sophomore Team received a Parkland ribbon. (Team Members: Victor Font, Danielle Reed, Tashriq Khandaker, and Jialin Li)

The Junior Senior Team took first place. (Team Members: Boyu He, Chang-hee Lee, Corwin Carroll, Zikang Tong, Yen Ching Shih, Penny Xu, Daniel Carrillo, and Cecila Brown.)  This team qualified for State.

Congratulations to all you participated! We are #ProudOfU



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Be Our Guest! – UHS Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

February 28th, 2014

Urbana High School Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast March 12-16, 2014 at Urbana High School’s Cobb Auditorium. Adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film by its original screenwriter, Linda Woolverton, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is perfect entertainment for the entire family.

The cast and crew of the UHS production Beauty and the Beast includes nearly 80 Urbana High School students as well as one student from Leal Elementary. The show is produced and directed by UHS Director of Theatre, Tim Broeker with vocal direction by Cullyn Murphy, choreography by Chloe Ward and Adrian Rochelle, and orchestra direction by Alek Mann.

The heart-warming “tale as old as time” is the classic love story of Belle, a young woman in a “small, provincial town,” and the Beast, who is really a prince trapped under a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and to be loved in return, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed back to his former self. However, time is running out, and if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he will be doomed for all eternity.

The unforgettable score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice includes the Academy Award-winning title song and the show-stopping “Be Our Guest,” plus additional songs written especially for the stage.

Beauty and the Beast will be performed at Urbana High School’s Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race Street in Urbana. Six performances will take place Wednesday through Sunday March 12 to 16. Show times are 7:00pm Wednesday through Saturday with a 2:30pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under the age of 12. Tickets are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to performance time or can be reserved by emailing tbroeker@usd116.org or calling and leaving a voicemail at (217) 384-3505. Please include the name, performance date and number of each type of ticket that you need for the performance.

Photo credit: Cortney Thomas



Chess Team ties for 9th at State

February 20th, 2014

Congratulations to the UHS Chess Team for their fine performance at the State Finals in Peoria this weekend.  Finishing with a 5-2 record, our chess team not only had their best season in over a decade, but ended up with a record that tied them for 9th out of over 138 teams across the state.

Well done, Tigers!



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