University School Weekly Update

January 24-30, 2022

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As we prepare for the upcoming week, we ask that you please review the following information:

Returning Student Enrollment Form

For any student who is planning on returning to University School during the 2022-2023 school year, we ask that our families please complete this reenrollment form for each child returning by February 28, 2022.

All additional documents that will need to be completed, will be sent home when students return in July (see approved 2022-2023 calendar below).

2022-2023 School Calendar

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Please wear your Blue & Gold to show your school spirit and support of our basketball teams on Tuesday, January 25th. The homecoming court will be announced prior to the Boys Varsity game.

PreACT Testing - Grades 8, 9, & 10 (Date Change)

The Pre-ACT for students in grades 8, 9, and 10 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 25th. Testing locations will be shared by teachers and via the morning announcements.

Students should bring #2 pencils, an ACT approved calculator (, a small snack for the break if desired, and dress in layers. Backpacks, cell phones, smart watches, electronic devices and other personal items should not be brought into the testing room.

Information regarding testing logistics will be shared directly with students. After testing is completed, students may bring their lunch or bring money to eat at the fast food restaurants located within the Culp Culp dining options include the Dining Hall, Chick-fil-A, Steak and Shake, Starbucks, and Mein Bowl.

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On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, all juniors and seniors will participate in an orientation to SCOIR (pronounced SCORE). Students should watch for information from Dr. Shaw on what to expect and the benefits of SCOIR.

Juniors will also register for their MyACT accounts. All juniors must have a MyACT account before the junior ACT. Both of these activities are required for juniors and seniors. Rosters with room locations will be posted on the 3rd floor.

Email Dr. Shaw if you have questions about SCOIR and Dr. Campbell if you have questions about MyACT accounts.

University Foundation Spring Fundraising Gala

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TN Scholar Deadline - March 31st

To be recognized as a TN Scholar at graduation, please complete all documentation and application listed in Canvas Announcement. Applications are due March 31st. This is a HARD Deadline. Please see Dr. Shaw for more information.
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Updated Covid Protocols

Based on recent updates (revisions to PDF from last week have been made) by the CDC and TN Department of Health (see pdf file below) received this week, we ask that are families please review the recommendations and to please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. We are seeing a spike in cases both in our region and school, so we do ask that everyone please help us in taking the best safety precautions possible.

University School Entreprenuer's Club

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We are excited to announce that University School will be partnering with the College of Business & Technology to start an Entrepreneur's Club. This will be a great opportunity for our students interested in learning how to promote an innovative idea and learn from local entrepreneurs. Students will also have an opportunity to attend a week long summer camp and participate in their version of "Shark Tank" - please email Dr. Penley ( if you are interested in more information.

Health Screenings Rescheduled for 2/10/22

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Annual Health Screenings are scheduled for Thursday, February 10th, 2022, in the University School Library for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th & 9th Grades. Parents will receive a letter with your child's results and any referrals that are recommended related to the screening.

Weekly Calendar of Events

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January 24 MS Boys Basketball, Area Tournament, @Hampton High, 7:30 p.m.
January 25 Testing, Pre-ACT (Grades 8,9,10)
January 25 Juniors-Seniors Meeting, SCOIR and MyACT
January 25 Photography Club, Room 301A, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
January 25 MS Boys Basketball, Area Tournament, @Hampton High
January 25 Homecoming, Training School Night, Brooks Gym
Homecoming Court Presentation, approximately 7:30 p.m.
HS Girls, Boys Basketball, vs KACHEA, 5:00,6:30,8:00
January 26 Bible Study Club, Warf-Pickel Hall Room 127, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
January 26 Green Club, Room 010, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
January 27 Chick Chat Club, Room 010, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
January 27 College Ready Club, Library, 3:00 p.m.
January 27 Math Help Club, Library, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
January 28 HS Girls, Boys Basketball, vs North Greene, 5:00,6:30,8:00
January 29 MS Boys Basketball, Sectional Tournament, @John Sevier Middle
January 30 MS Boys Basketball, Sectional Tournament, @John Sevier Middle
January 31 Math Help Club, Library, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
January 31 MS Boys Basketball, Sectional Tournament, @John Sevier Middle

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