What's New at Urbana Middle School
May 26th, 2015
Summer SPLASH is offering an educational/fun-packed program for current 6th, 7th & 8th grade UMS students from June 8th to July 2nd, Monday -Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The $40 fee will be waived for free/reduced lunch students and MTD tokens will be provided upon request. Your student has been given a registration form or you can request one at the UMS office. Please call Kathy Cearlock at 384-3685 with questions. http://ow.ly/Nre7X
May 11th, 2015
Student course selection information is now available to all grade levels. We are very excited to be increasing our elective course offerings at all grade levels! Here is some information for each grade level, and the course selection forms, with course descriptions, are posted below.
Sixth Grade–Course selection sheets have already been completed. A copy was mailed home to all families. If there are any changes needed regarding what was mailed home, those should be made on the form and returned to UMS or your child’s elementary school as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact the counselor for sixth grade, Mrs. Sikes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Seventh and Eighth Grade–Counselors will be reviewing the course selection sheets with students this week. Students will make selections. By the end of next week we hope to mail home a copy of the completed selection forms. At that time, if there are any changes needed, complete the form and resubmit it to the grade level counselor. The counselor for seventh grade is Ms. Kirkland (email@example.com), and the counselor for eighth grade is Ms. Medwed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6th Grade Course Selection 2015-2016
7th Grade Course Selection 2015-2016
8th Grade Course Selection 2015-2016
May 7th, 2015
Below is the invitation letter that was sent home to families of eighth graders who are eligible to participate in the Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony. The event will be held in UMS’s gymnasium on Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. Students must arrive before 8:45.
2015 Promotion Letter WEB
May 7th, 2015
By now, parents of current Urbana School District fifth graders should have received a letter with important information about transitioning to Urbana Middle School. A copy of that letter is here. Please note that on the evening of May 12 from 6:30-8:00 PM we will host our Family Curriculum Night. Families are invited to come into UMS to receive an overview of the academic and extracurricular programs offered here. Families will also have a chance to explore the building. Teachers are generally not present on this evening, and your student is encouraged to attend with you.
May 7th, 2015
In this six-week SPLASH class, UMS students learned everything they needed to know to ride and take care of a bike! Some of the topics covered were about the benefits of bicycling, the rules of the road, lane positioning, how to change your own bike tube, and how to safely ride in neighborhood streets. Instruction took place half in the classroom and half on-bike and included League Certified Instructors. All class participants were required to wear a helmet. Read the rest of this entry »
May 7th, 2015
One Principal’s Award is given annually to one eighth grade student. Students have the opportunity to nominate themselves for this award. Students must complete the application and submit an essay in order to be considered. All applications will be reviewed by a committee, and the committee’s assessments of the applications will remain confidential. The winner of the award will be announced at the Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony. The winning student will receive an individual plaque and will have his/her name added to a permanent plaque in outside the main office. All applications are due in the main office by Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Prin Award Nomination 2015 (Word Doc)
Prin Award Nomination 2015 (PDF)
April 14th, 2015
April 9th, 2015
Join us for Bike to School Day on May 6
February 24th, 2015
On Monday, February 9, students, parents, and staff at Urbana Middle School celebrated National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). All UMS families were invited to join their student for lunch, and enjoy student presentations, get a tour of the library, and meet with UMS administrators.
What is NAAPID?
- NAAPID stands for National African American Parent Involvement Day and is celebrated in 47 states and over 40 countries around the world.
- NAAPID was created by Mr. Joe Dulin, now retired, Principal of Roberto Clemente; to address the serious achievement gap facing African American students.
- NAAPID is a call to action to get parents involved in their children’s education. It is expected that this international celebration open up dialogue among teachers, parents, and students and lead to a more conducive learning environment for African American students, students of color, and all students regardless of their ethnicity.
Photo credit: Janice Mitchell
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