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Need to order pictures?

September 23rd, 2016

If you need to order pictures from our September 12 picture day, go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter our school’s picture day ID, AH216048Y0.



Enrichment Program

September 23rd, 2016

Did you know your student could complete an enrichment activity in nearly any class that meets for at least a semester? Starting next week, teachers will introduce how students in their classes can participate in our enrichment program.

Along with regular coursework and homework, some students and their families may choose to benefit from additional enrichment work in a course that challenges the student to go above-and-beyond regular coursework and homework. Any student may choose to complete an enrichment project in any and all of his or her courses that meet for at least one semester.

The goal of this optional program is to extend the learning beyond the classroom setting for students who are meeting and exceeding curricular standards as well as to continue to engage students with high interest in a particular content area. At the same time, we hope that all students will complete at least one enrichment project per year in an area of interest to him/her.

Enrichment Brochure 16-17

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Enrichment Brochure FREN 16-17



U-STEM

September 23rd, 2016

We are excited to announce the continuation of Urbana Middle School’s after school STEM Club: U-STEM. The program is in its sixth year and is designed for UMS students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science.

The program goals are: maintain or increase students’ interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics; stimulate excellence in the school’s science and mathematics programs; and help increase access to programming for students who are historically under-resourced in science, mathematics and technology.

For more information click on the detailed letters below or go to the U-STEM website.

U-STEM Letter

U-STEM Letter SPAN



PTSA Meeting–9/20

September 6th, 2016

Please join us at the first PTSA meeting of the year on September 20th! Join us for a short presentation, followed by discussion, about the implementation of a Restorative Practices approach to student discipline at UMS.  Dr. Elaine Shpungin and UMS’s Tracy Welch will lead this conversation.  This is a great Q&A opportunity.   You will also have an opportunity to join PTSA, purchase spirit wear, and receive information about fundraisers like Box Tops.  Pizza and child care will be provided.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Band Room.  Please email urbanamiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com for questions.



SPLASH Session 1

August 30th, 2016

Sign-up your student for the UMS SPLASH Program. Session 1 is September 12 to October 20, and registration forms are due by September 7. Copies of the program booklet were provided to students, and a copy can be found here 2016-17SessionIBooklet.

SPLASH activities are led by UMS staff, Urbana Park District staff and community partners. University of Illinois tutors volunteer in the Homework Lab. Funds for SPLASH are provided by Urbana School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant and a grant from the City of Urbana. Programs include classes, clubs, activities, Homework Lab, and Morning Jump Start.

SPLASH is an extension of the school day; therefore, the same rules and expectations outlined in the UMS Student Handbook will be followed during SPLASH. Transportation is provided by MTD or First Student at 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. On those days students requiring a MTD transfer will ride First Student.



Family Curriculum Night-August 25

August 23rd, 2016

All UMS Families are invited to our annual Family Curriculum Night this Thursday, August 25 from 6:00-7:30.  Please click below for a detailed schedule.

Family Curriculum Night 2016-2017



UMS Make Up Registration

July 29th, 2016

Please note, this information is different than what was originally in the Tiger Times Newsletter.

Monday, August 8; Tuesday, August 9; and Wednesday August 10 from

9AM-11AM and 1PM-3:30PM

Please remember to bring:

  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID or Passport)
  • Proof that you live in Urbana
  • Your signed lease/mortgage or 2 of the following all listing the parent’s name and same address: driver’s license, utility bill, voter registration card, change of address from the post office.
  • Phone numbers for doctors and emergency contacts
  • Completed physical form (6th graders)
  • Completed dental form (6th graders)
  • Payment for $100 registration fee and/or other fees you have received notice to pay. This is payable by cash, personal check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)



Tiger Times Newsletter, July 2016

July 20th, 2016

The first day of school is less than one month from today, and this year we are beginning a little differently. Our first day of school is Thursday, August 18 and is for sixth graders only. Our seventh and eighth graders will join us for their first day on Friday, August 19.

This newsletter is to help you plan for the year and includes information about registration, athletics registration, Sixth Grade Transition day (now the first day of school for sixth graders on August 18), Family Curriculum Night, and other announcements. Also, please make sure to check the website (www.usd116.org/ums), and take a moment to follow UMS on Twitter @UMSTigers. If you have questions after reading this newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 384-3685.

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School Supply List

June 3rd, 2016

Linked below is our school supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are strongly encouraging all students to use zipper binders, and, if you can find one with a shoulder strap, that is much easier for your student.

UMS Supply List 2016-2017



Track and Field State Update

May 23rd, 2016

Urbana Middle School student-athletes made us all proud at the IESA State Track and Field AA Meet Friday and Saturday!

8th Grade Girls Runner-Up Team

Individual State Champions!

DiamonAsia Taylor in the High Jump (also earning medals in four events total)

Tyler Carrel in the Pole Vault (UMS’s first back-to-back state champion)

Medalists

Johnathan Warhover 3rd in Pole Vault; Aliyah McDaniel 2nd in Shot Put; DiamonAsia Taylor 4th in Long Jump and 200 meters; Kynzee Boastick 3rd in 400 meters; Girls 8th grade 4×100 7th with Bella Hall, Akierra Bufford, Valencia Knop,; DiamonAsia Taylor, and alternate La’Reasha Montgomery.

Placers

Timiya Johnson in Long Jump; Bella Hall in 100 meters; Boys 7th grade 4×100 with Daniel Mboyo, Amario Turner, DeAndre Simpson, Jeremiah Hamilton, and alternate Sam Birdsley; Girls 8th grade 4×400 with Nakiyah Bufford, Raevyn Russell, Akierra Bufford, Kynzee Boastick, and alternate Emma Searing.

Urbana Middle School student-athletes made us all proud at the
IESA State Track and Field AA Meet Friday and Saturday!
Individual State Champions!
DiamonAsia Taylor in the High Jump
Tyler Carrel in the Pole Vault
Medalists
Johnathan Warhover 3rd in Pole Vault
Aliyah McDaniel 2nd in Shot Put
DiamonAsia Taylor 4th in Long Jump and 200 meters
Kynzee Boastick 3rd in 400 meters
Girls 8th grade 4×100 7th with Bella Hall, Akierra Bufford, Valencia Knop,
DiamonAsia Taylor (yes that’s four medals), and alternate La’Reasha Montgomery.
Placers
Timiya Johnson in Long Jump
Bella Hall in 100 meters
Boys 7th grade 4×100 with Daniel Mboyo, Amario Turner, DeAndre Simpson,
Jeremiah Hamilton, and alternate Sam Birdsley
Girls 8th grade 4×400 with Nakiyah Bufford, Raevyn Russell, Akierra Bufford,
Kynzee Boastick, and alternate Emma Searing
8th Grade Girls Runner-Up Team
We led until the very last event and there are many “if only” scenarios
we could go through, but Springfield Washington had to accomplish
multiple unlikely wins in the last two events to catch us.  They did, and
we made it as difficult as possible for them.  It was a great and exciting contest.
Congratulations to all our team members for the hard work and time put
in.  Our feature in the State program thanked all Parent, Volunteers, Athletes
and Coaches and I repeat that here.



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