UAMS Newsletter


Report Cards are Coming!!

Expect them to come home next Wednesday and Thursday! While we are talking grades...did you know that you don't have to wait to for report cards and midterms to find out how you are doing in your classes? You could know right now, this instant, what your grades are simply by going to your PowerSchool account. (Disclaimer: The teachers are continuing to pour through the mountains of work to finalize the grades so it could change over the next few days while they continue to grade. You will know if your grade is complete by checking to see if you've completed all of the assignments).

Getting Mood-y with 8th grade ELA

There are always wonderful projects adorning our hallways. Right now there is a cool project from 8th grade ELA that uses mood as a theme. What better project for teenagers?! Be sure to check it out and be amazed at the creativity!
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We have Royalty in our Midst!

MISS PRETEEN PA — Kiersten Englebert recently competed at the IUM Pennsylvania Pageant and was crowned the new IUM Pennsylvania PreTeen on Oct. 11. Kiersten is the daughter of Luke and Carrie Englebert of Biglerville and is a seventh grade student at Upper Adams Middle School. Kiersten will go on to represent Pennsylvania and compete for the International title in Atlantic City in July. Congrats, Kiersten!
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After-School and Summer Opportunities

Check out these 2 opportunities for after-school or summer activities. The Adams County Arts Council is hosting a Kids Dinner Club, with the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for participation. The second is for a summer camp hosted by Collaborating for Youth. A great sign that maybe there is a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel!

Kids Dinner Club

Adams County Arts Council is offering a Kids Dinner Club this spring. This class adds a component to address food scarcity in our community. Eligible students can receive scholarships to participate as well as supplemental groceries, including fresh produce, that are needed to complete the recipes taught in each class. All enrolled students will receive shopping lists and recipes prior to each class meeting. The class meets on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. via Zoom, and at the end of each class, students will have prepared a healthy meal they can share with their families.

Kids Dinner Club
ages 9-13

Wednesdays, April 14 – May 19, 2021

5-6:30 p.m. via ZOOM

J’Amy Graham Thomas, instructor

Zoom with Chef J’Amy and prepare delicious, healthy meals with your family! You’ll be amazed at how easy and fun it is to create delicious dinners the whole family will enjoy, while learning about balanced nutrition and kitchen safety. Recipes and shopping lists will be provided prior to each class. Need-based scholarships and supplemental groceries are available for qualified students (please fill out our scholarship form). $120 ($95)

See if you’re eligible for our scholarship program, if you are, call 717-334-5006 for a registration coupon code!

Dinner Club Registration

Online registration form for the Dinner Club.

Collaborating for Youth Summer Camps

Mondays- Thursdays from 9am to 1pm June 14 to July 22
@ Oakside Community Park, Biglerville

Counselor's Corner

We are now officially in Quarter 4. Soon, we will pause for a quick break, but then will be back for one more final stretch before summer. Quarter 4 is notorious for being extremely busy. PSSA's, Keystones, transition days, awards ceremonies, etc...I always say it feels like we are sprinting a marathon. Quarter 4 is no joke.

We are still concerned about the amount of students who have not been doing any work during their remote days. We've heard many excuses, we understand many excuses, but the fact of the matter is all of that missed work is your missed opportunity to further your education. Eventually we will be back to the same schedule we are all used to, with students doing work 5 days a week. If you are not working every day of the week, now is the time to increase that productivity so it's not so much of a rude awakening when we go back to normal. We know motivation has been a huge problem, but continuing to avoid the problem will only make things worse.

Please reach out to us to help you get through the rest of this school year. Some students might have an incomplete on their report card for Q3...if that's the case then don't panic! We will work together to help you complete those assignments - and further your education. After all you've been through, you deserve to be educated! Help us help you by spending time on your work during your remote days.

Kim Jenkins

UAMS Counselor

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Upcoming Events

March 31st - Snow Make-up Day - School in session

April 1st - Snow Make-up Day - School in session (not a joke)

April 2nd -6th - Easter Break

April 19-May 14th - PSSA's

May 7 - 1/2 day