Especially for Tiger Parents & Mentors

This page is a gateway for helping guide parents and mentors to some useful sources of information.
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  • Free Tutoring is avalable after school (Mon - Thurs) in the UHS Library through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. More information on tutoring and enrichment classes can be found here.

  • Is your student in CUScholars? Would you like more info on this program? Click here. The UHS contact for CUScholars is Counselor Kevin Floress. kfloress@usd116.org

  • Click to download the PowerPoint presentation from UHS Freshman Orientation Night 2014. All information from the Freshman Night program (Course Guide, pamphlet/program with 4-yr plan worksheet, PPt, and registration sheet) can be acessed here.

  • Emails for all Urbana High School Staff are available from the high school home page. Just click on "Personnel" and the whole list will come up. If you don't know which teachers your student has, call the guidance office at (217) 384-3511 or check your Skyward Family Access.

  • Our UHS Calendar provides a weekly listing of meetings and events taking place at UHS. Yearly calendars for both the building and the district are available to download. This page also has the daily and early dismissal bell schedules listed.

  • Read the Daily Bulletin to learn what's going on each day. This is what is read as the student announcements each morning.

  • The UHS Guidance and Counseling Dept. Home Page has information regarding careers, colleges, scholarships, testing, alternative programs, helps for students and parent, and more. Check it out. Come back often.

  • Homework Helpers and Resources as well as Tutoring Resources are available from the UHS Guidance page.

  • Course Descriptions and Planning Guides are on the web. The guide is broken into convenient PDF files. In addition to descriptions of courses, general Information and policies on graduation, pass/fail option, weighted grades, driver education services, and so on are found in this book.

  • The UHS Library is an invaluable resource to students. Mr. Murrey maintains a very up-to-date collection of both print and electronic resources. Many of the electronic databases can be accessed by students from their home, they just need to get the access codes from the library.


  • Urbana School District 116's Web Page has links to each school in the district, central office administration, updates on school board meetings, and some very useful links for parents of students of all ages.

  • The UHS Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) would be glad to help keep you informed about school happenings and how you can be more involved in your student's education.

  • If you're looking for summer opportunities such as camps or workshops, there is a lot of informatin at Peterson's Summer Opportunities site. There are also a number of summer programs for youth at the University of Illinois. Many are listed on the site maintained by UI Public Engagement Youth Programming. UI Engineering has their own site, as does the Division of Disability Resources and the Athletic Dept.
  • What portions of the alphabet does each counselor serve? We've got you covered! We also have links to the main school page.

  • The Attendance Office/Deans' Office is responsible for such things as attendance, behavior concerns, locker assignments, and getting homework for absent students. Their site has a breakdown of which dean serves particular groups of students and school policies on attendance and behavior. The phone number for the attendance office is (217) 384-3522.

  • Athletics are always keeping students busy. We have the three sport seasons of fall, winter, and spring. There are many other activities, but most do not have web sites.

  • Transitioning to Urbana High School, a presentation for 8th graders and their parents, was presented as a UMS PTSA program. This program included three PowerPoints: 1) "8th Grade Questions" --questions from 8th graders and answers from the high school; 2) "What I Wish I Had Known" --advice to current 8th graders from freshmen and sophomores; and 3) "Transitioning to High School."

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Urbana High School (www.usd116.org/uhs)
1002 South Race Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
217-384-3505 | fax 217-384-3532

Last updated: Mon, January 27, 2014 11:21 PM