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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:

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.


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


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!

Gesi Muharemmi signing event

February 10th, 2014

On Monday, February 10 at 2:30pm, Urbana High School will host a public signing event for senior and soccer player Gesi Muharemmi.  Muharemmi will attend and play soccer for Parkland Community College.

The signing event will take place starting at 2:30pm in the UHS Cafeteria, with a reception to follow. Students, family members, teachers and coaches will be in attendance.

UHS Band Fundraiser – Chicken Dinner

February 8th, 2014

Urbana Bands Fundraiser
Drive Thru Chicken Dinner

When: Tuesday, February 18th from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Drive up to Iowa Street door at UHS to pick up your dinner!
“eTickets”: $9.00 per meal (prepaid by February 10th)
What’s for dinner?: “take out” meal that includes 1Ž2 Nelson’s Catering grilled chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and bread & butter.

Everybody wins!  After working all day, you don’t have to cook dinner and the UHS Band program wins by getting much needed funds to help strengthen our program!  Pick up starts at 4:00 p.m., so you can pick up dinner before heading home!

“eTickets” for the meals must be prepaid(checks written to UHS Bands) by February 10th.  They can be purchased from any UHS Band student.  You may also purchase them from Jill McPike at Central Office, Brandy Ross at UMS, or Dorothy Gable at Yankee Ridge.

Please include your name, email address and phone number with your order.  Your “eTickets” will be emailed to you by February 16th.  Please contact Dorothy Gable at dgable@usd116.org with any questions.

NAAPID events schedule

February 8th, 2014

NAAPID: National African American Involvement Day

On Monday, February 10, 2014, UHS will host several National African American Involvement Day (NAAPID) events.  Students, families, community members, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

February 10, 2014 – NAAPID Events

  • 10:15am  - UHS Lecture Hall
  • 10:40am – Lunch UHS Commons
  • 11:20am – Service Project
  • 12:30pm – Discussion Lecture Hall

FAFSA assistance available for UHS seniors and their families

February 7th, 2014

Need FAFSA assistance?

The UHS Guidance and Counseling office has a special opportunity for seniors and their families during Parent/Teacher conference times!

FAFSA Completion with Mr. Lozano of Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

  • WHO: Seniors and Parents of Seniors, with the help of a representative of ISAC representative
  • WHAT: FAFSA Completion Help
  • WHERE: UHS Counseling Office, Room 2116
  • WHEN: During Parent/Teacher Conference times, 4-8 pm Th, Feb 13; 8-11 am Fr, Feb 14
  • WHY: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed in order to apply for Federal and State grants, scholarships, and loans.


  • Parents’ Social Security Number (both parents if married, one parent if single)
  • Student’s Social Security Number
  • Income records for both parent and student (i.e., income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income. If available, this information can be found on W-2 Forms or Federal Income Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.  Please note: if you haven’t done your 2013 taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, it’s okay to estimate the amounts. You might want to base your estimates on last year’s tax return.)
  • Information about assets, such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds, 529 plans and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business and farm for both parent and student.
  • Parent driver’s license number, if available.
  • Student and (at least one) parent date of birth, (including month, day and year).
  • Date of marriage, separation, divorce or other change in marital status of parent (month and year).
  • Student Alien Registration Number, if not a U.S. citizen.

ISAC Rep: Isaac Lozano has office hours in the UHS Counseling Office every Wednesday, 9:00am to 2:30pm. Students can sign up for a Wednesday appointment by stopping in at the Counseling Office or by contacting Isaac.Lozano@isac.illinois.gov.

Events for 4 February 2014

February 5th, 2014

04 de febrero 2014 -
Update: Los programas para después de la escuela se llevaran a cabo normalmente pero se les pide a los padres que puedan recoger a sus hijos(as) temprano que lo hagan.
Todos los eventos del distrito para esta tarde están cancelados incluyendo el concierto de banda.
La escuela de adultos ha cancelado sus clases de esta noche.
Aun no se toma una decisión sobre el día de mañana. Por favor mantenganse informados en www.usd116.org

The after school child care programs (including FitKids, SPLASH, ASCCP) will go on as usual.

All evening District events, including All-District Band concert and Board of Education meeting are cancelled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Urbana ADULT Education has cancelled evening classes for Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

No decision has been made yet regarding having school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Please keep up to date on posting via www.usd116.org!

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