University School Weekly Update

August 29 - September 5 , 2021

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Greetings University School families, please review the following updates for the upcoming week:

University School Schedule

We have received some questions regarding the University School schedule for next week due to the recent district-wide closure announcement shared today from Washington County Schools based on their current data. As you may know, University School operates on a separate calendar and schedule from Washington County Schools. Based on our data, we do plan on operating on a normal schedule next week. If any schedule changes for our school occur in the future, notifications will be posted on the University School website, social media accounts and through our school-wide communication platforms.

School Picture Day

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School pictures for grades K-11 is scheduled for Monday, August 30th.

Senior Photos & Retakes will be on 8/31/21 and Lifetouch is offering the following session options:

  • $30: 8-10 Poses, Up to 2 Outfits, 2-3 Backgrounds
  • $20: 4-6 Poses, Up to 2 Outfits, 1 Background

Any senior who has not had their photo taken yet by Lifetouch will need to plan on scheduling an appointment on Tuesday, August 31st at the Millennium Center. If you have not picked up a schedule card yet from Mrs. Hammonds, please plan on doing so first thing on Monday, August 30th. Any seniors who desire to do a retake will need to get the contact number from the office or Mrs. Hammonds in order to schedule an appointment as well for Tuesday, August 31st.

College Fair

On September 2, our juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to go to the Tri-Cities College Fair at Freedom Hall Civic Center where there will be the opportunity to visit with up to 40 colleges, military recruiters, and a few employers. Cost of the trip is $3 payable in the Counseling Office. Permission Forms for both trips can be found on the Class 2022 Counseling Canvas page.

Student Activity & Athletic Information

Green Club

The Green Club has decided to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., in Room 010.

Tennis Team Co-op - Unicoi County High and University School UCHS Tennis Fall 2021

If you know of anyone who is interested in playing tennis this year, pass this information along and help them join the Remind group. (text @uchstennis to 81010)

We will have a team meeting on Monday, August 30th from 4:00-5:00pm in the UCHS Library. Players and parents please plan to attend. If you are involved in another sport that is currently in season, please let me know.

UH students: Please give your physicals to Mr. Honeycutt and send or bring me a copy of your emergency forms. You can do this via email (Jamie Mefford or in person. The forms are located on the Athletics Web page.

Fall Practice Times (Monday)

Aug 30th (TEAM Meeting 4:00-5:00 at UCHS Library)
Sept. 13,20,27

Oct. 11.18, 25

Nov. 1,8,15,22,29

Dec. 6,13

Practice will be from 3:30-5:30 weather permitting. If we have to cancel due to weather, then we will just plan on meeting the next Monday on the schedule.

Hiking Club

There will be a Hiking Club Meeting on Monday, August 30th, 2021, in Senor Smith's room, Warf-Pickel Room 127.

JAM Registration Open

Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) Registration is now open!

University School at ETSU (open to University School students only)

Program dates: October 7-December 9, 2021

Cost: $104 for 9 weekly small group lessons

When/Where: Thursdays, 3:15-4:30pm; University School

Serving grades: 4-12

Registration closes: September 3, 2021

UH Golf Gear

Link to UH Golf Shop

Welcome to the UH Golf Shop!

All products are custom made and orders will go into production immediately once ordered, please allow 2 weeks for delivery. If you need a faster turnaround please contact and we will accommodate you as best we can. All products are due to availability, there is a worldwide shortage of all products right now, but at the time this store was open all products were available with normal delivery times.

Thank you and happy shopping!

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Foundation & School Fundraiser Information

Fall Festival - Friday October 15th

A little hocus pocus is in motion for our 2021 Fall Festival. Save the date for October 15th and plan to join us for an evening of treats and a few friendly tricks!

Fall Festival Sponsors Needed

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Senior Parent Committee Survey

Grade 12 Senior Parents: Please complete the survey via the link below. This survey provides information to the Senior Parent Committee on types of activities your Senior would like to participate in, Senior T-shirt size, volunteer opportunities for willing parents and senior/parent information. The Senior Parent Committee coordinates monthly activities for the Seniors and Senior week fun...your survey participation is greatly appreciated!

University School Sports Pass

To aid in the support of athletics at University School, the University School Foundation Athletics Committee (USFAC) will be selling Sports Passes this year to cover the cost of operating the USFAC programs. Passes include admission to all HOME Athletic Events for the entire 2021-22 school year. Passes do not include admission to away games or tournament play. Family passes are non transferable and must be presented at the gate for admission to the athletic event. Each family member (immediate household) will receive his or her own pass that must be presented for admission into home contests.

Click on the link provided to access the order form.

Contact Ginger Hare at for more information.

Senior Fundraiser - Discount Cards

Our 2021-2022 Senior Class, with assistance from our great University School Foundation, is participating in a fundraiser to raise money for the senior class activities this year. They are selling Discount Cards. Seniors should have the cards in hand before our Fall Break. The charge will be $15. Please purchase a card and support our wonderful seniors, while saving money for yourself too!
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ACT Test Preparation and Senior Retake Date

Seniors: Don’t forget that your free ACT Senior Retake is coming up on October 5! All seniors are required to re-take the ACT on this day.

ACT has created an ACT Academy for free test prep!!! If you have dual enrollment scheduled on that day, please make arrangements with your professor for your absence.

Follow this link and study hard during the break

ACT Learning Resources - ACT Solutions ACT learning materials and resources that align to individual learning needs.

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Free ACT Preparation Sessions For High School Juniors and Seniors

Are you ready for the ACT? Want to increase your scores? Interested in scholarships?

The ACT is one of the most important postsecondary exams a student will ever take. This comprehensive test covers a wide range of subjects that assess their mathematical skills, grammar usage, and reading comprehension.

In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, UT Martin is providing free, virtual workshops and classes for all Tennessee high schools students and teachers on how to be successful on the ACT.

For all Tennessee high school students:

  • The ACT Success Tactics Workshop, Virtual Office Hours and the Mastery Classes are open and free to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school.

For all high school Tennessee teachers:

  • The ACT Workshop is offered during subsequent semesters and open to all Tennessee high school teachers to learn how to help students be successful on the ACT.

The workshops and classes are sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Click to HERE to access information for the following sessions:

ACT Success Tactics Workshop (Conducted Via Zoom)

Virtual Office Hours (Conducted Via Zoom)

ACT Mastery Classes Series (Conducted Via Zoom)

ACT Workshops for Teachers (Conducted Via Zoom)

Save the Date(s)

Please make note of the following dates and events:

  • Monday, August 30th - School Pictures - Grades K-11th (Media Center)
  • Tuesday, August 31st - Senior Photo make-up and retake day (Location TBD)
  • Monday, September 6th - No School - Labor Day Holiday
  • Friday, October 22nd - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
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2021-2022 Academic Calendar

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Weekly Calendar of Events


August 27 HS Girls Soccer, @Smokey Mountain Cup
vs. Ooltewah, @Rocky Top Spots World, 6:50
August 28 MS Cross Country, Run fer da Hills, Bristol, TN
August 28 HS Cross Country, Run for the Hills, Bristol, TN
August 28 HS Girls Soccer, @Smokey Mountain Cup
vs. Dekalb, @Rocky Top Spots World, 10:50
vs. Oneida, @Pigeon Forge HS, 4:20
August 30 School Pictures, K-11
August 30 Hiking Club, Warf-Pickel Room 127
August 30 Golf, Happy Valley, Unicoi Co, @JC CC, 3:30 p.m.
August 30 Tennis Co-op, Team Meeting, Unicoi County HS Library, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
August 31 Due Date for College Fair Money and Permission Slip
August 31 Morning Mile, UH Outdoor Track, 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.
August 31 Senior Retakes
August 31 College Visit, Sewanee College, Room 303B, 12-1
August 31 Golf, South Greene, Johnson Co, @Pine Oaks GC, 3:30 p.m.
August 31 HS Girls Soccer, vs. Chuckey-Doak, 6:30 p.m.


September 1 Bible Study Club, Warf-Pickel Hall Room 127, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
September 1 Key Club, Room 011, 3:05-3:30 p.m.
September 2 Morning Mile, UH Outdoor Track, 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.
September 2 Juniors and Seniors, College Fair, Freedom Hall, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
September 2 Golf, Science Hill JV, @Pine Oaks GC, 3:30 p.m.
September 2 MS Cross Country, Terry Hull Crawford Classic, Greenville, TN
September 3 JAM Fall Registration Closes
September 4 HS Cross Country, Victor Ashe Fall Classic, Knoxville, TN

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