The U Scoop
Greetings from Principal Bogins!
Hello UMHSA Parents and Families,
We are eagerly planning and excited about our Black History month activities, which includes Black History Month Fridays (see below), student created apps from our AP Computer Science Principles class, Black HIstory month facts announcements, and much more! We will culminate with a school-wide Black History Month program on Tuesday, February 28th for students only.
I'm happy to report that 100% of our middle school students have completed their Winter iReady Reading and Math assessments. Please don't STOP now. Parent reports will be released in the next couples of weeks, and we want students to continue their weekly 60 minutes personalized instruction in preparation for the Spring test in May.
I'm happy to report that dates have been confirmed for the Class of 2023 Senior Prom and Commencement as follows:
Senior Prom - Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI
Commencement - Friday, June 9, 2023 at The Aretha (formerly Chene Park), Detroit, MI
Remember that Mid Winter Break is the week of February 20, 2023; classes resume on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Orlando T. Bogins
News for U!
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2022-23 Yearbook - SENIOR ADS
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2023-2024 University Admissions Application is NOW Live!
The Admissions Test is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2023. More information will be forthcoming once the application deadline has ended.
In the U Spotlight
MATH AT THE U
As we celebrate Black History Month at our school, please have your student look for posters around the school of apps that our AP Computer Science Principles class have created. These student-created apps all focus on Black History Month in different ways; some highlight current and historical figures in Black and African American history, while other apps take a more personal approach celebrating what Black History Month means to them.
Gladys Mae West
English at The U
In 7th Grade ELA we are reading our next novel, The Skin I'm In. This novel gives us a chance to learn about the importance of self- esteem, self-confidence, and learning to love the skin you're in.
Summary: Maleeka is a seventh-grader who struggles with her body image due to both society and her classmates' colorist bullying. Throughout the novel, Maleeka struggles and ultimately succeeds in standing up for herself and coming to love the skin she's in.
About the Author: Sharon G. Flake has an international reputation as a top author for children and young adults. Her breakout novel, The Skin I'm In, established her as a must-read author among middle and high school students, parents, and educators. She has spoken to more than two hundred thousand young people, and has penned nine novels, numerous short stories, plays, and a picture book.
SOCIAL STUDIES AT THE U
Mr. Trexler's AP US History class has recently completed their in-depth look at the Gilded Age with a Gallery Walk culminating activity focusing on the development of the Old West.
8th Grade US History completed an extensive research paper on the American Revolution. And with their Wayne State student teacher Miss Weber they have performed Blackout Poetry, a Gallery Walk on the Federalist Era, and are currently creating regional collages of the early Industrial Revolution.
And in the 7th Grade Elective, the students designed a week long National Parks Road Trip. They are now working on writing and presenting a Current Events Newscast.
SCIENCE AT THE U
NEWS FROM OUR UMHSA PTA
PTA President - La'Sheita Henderson
PTA Secretary - Sheila Edwards
PTA Treasurer - Quantus Dial
PTA Fundraising Chair - Kinshasa Y. Moon-Smith
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Our next meeting Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:00pm in the media center
This meeting will focus on our strategy for the BHM Black Wall Street Entrepreneur Fair
Parent volunteers needed for this event please join us
5K Club - Additional Information
Even though our race is still months away, we need VOLUNTEERS for our race, please let Ms. Navas know. We can always use help the day of the race.
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