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School Update (05-16-2016)


Get Involved and Stay Informed (05-16-2016)


Good evening, Principal Olivero here with your weekly school update.


As a reminder, students planning to take a community college class next year need to attend with their parent a mandatory meeting tomorrow night, May 17th,  at 6 pm.  All students need to bring their Social Security number.  If a student was never issued a number, we will work with the family to allow the student to still register for the course(s). Translation services will be available.


Please know that this week there are dance tryouts for the 2016-17Dance Team.  Tryouts are May 15th, 16th and 17th, between the hours of 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm.   


On Thursday night, May 19th, at 6pm, the Arts TECH Program will hold their annual Art Attack.  This interesting and entertaining program features many student presentations using art, media, and digital technology all as a form of artistic expression.  We hope that you will consider coming out and joining the event. 


We wish our Spring Sporting Teams well as they compete in CIF play.  Many have already started and have advanced to second round play.  Many track athletes have advanced to the CIF prelims this coming Saturday.  We have 8 swimmers who have advanced to state competition next weekend as they did extremely well at the CIF meet last Saturday.  The Boys’ Volleyball Team plays Wednesday night in the gym in a CIF semifinal contest. The Girls’ Volleyball San Court Team won their league and the Boy’s Tennis Team won a league championship banner, the first one in over 25 years.  Softball also starts CIF play this week. 


Who else were winners this week?   In the La Jolla Literary Society Essay contest,


FIRST PLACE - Averie Wehr was the winner of $1000 and a Kindle HD.
SECOND PLACE – Karyssa Newsome was the winner of $750 and a Kindle HD
THIRD PLACE - Bailey Evergin was the winner of $500 and a Kindle HD


On the other side of town, teacher extraordinaire, Richard Norton, was selected as a semifinalist for the Golden Triangle Teacher of the Year, and won $300 dollars.


UC’s junior, Marne Amoguis, was as the Brigade Commander for all JROTC programs in the district’s 13 schools. 


I am also proud to announce that our students have become the masters.  They defeated the staff in the Battle of the Brains last Thursday night.   


And last, as shared last week, Sunday, May 22nd, is a big day at UCHS.  The Eric Parades Save a Life Foundation will be at school to screen students between the ages of 12 to 25 can receive a free heart screening. While many athletes and students routinely get a physical from a nurse or primary doctor, most health care practitioners DO NOT screen for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The statistics show that 1 in 100 students will be found to be at risk of SCA.  SCA is the number one killer for student athletes. Please make sure your student attends and get their heart checked.   


Clap it up!!!  Lots of positive things happening at UCHS.  Have a good evening.  Mr. O.