Wolfpack News

Information about Union Springs High School

September 30, 2022

A note from Mr. Dentel

The first edition of the "Wolfpack News" had 646 views in three weeks. Our feedback was positive, and participation in our early school events was overwhelming. As I write this, I am getting ready to take in a volleyball and a soccer match. I can hear the sounds of the Middle School play, and there is a sense of normalcy at Union Springs High School.

Even with these positives, we know we still have students who struggle with Mental Health. Our counselor team met this week to discuss how we can support our students who are still struggling with transitioning to high school or with a myriad of issues. Common themes in our conversations are school/home communication, the culture and climate of the school, and building positive, healthy relationships. We ask that you reach out to us if there are changes that you are noticing with your student.

Our mid-marking period ended on September 23rd, and ineligible students will receive a letter. A student becomes ineligible if they fail two or more classes or the same class twice in a row. ALL INELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST STAY WITH THE TEACHER TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY until they get signed off. If you have concerns about grades, please reach out to the counselors so they can assist you.


Mr. Dentel

Pep Rally and Spirit Week

Last week was spirit week. Many of our students participated each day, showing their school spirit. The week ended with our Pep Rally, where we acknowledged our fall sports teams and had fun. Students competed class vs. class in bubble soccer, musical chairs, mummy wrapping, sundae eating, and a tug of war. Our student government led the event, and our students had a blast! I encouraged 9th and 10th graders to get involved in student government to help continue to grow our school connectedness. If your student is interested, they should contact Mr. Fabian.

Orenda Springs

Below are the makeup dates for Orenda Springs. We hope mother nature cooperates so our 10th - 12th graders can have a great day.

October 17 - 10th grade Orenda Springs

October 18 - 11th grade Orenda Springs

October 19 - 12th grade Orenda Springs

Visiting College reps

Students can sign up, in the cafeteria hallway, to meet a rep from the following colleges:

Keuka Monday 10/3 @ 11:20

Nazareth Tuesday 10/4 @11:20

Lemoyne Wednesday 10/5 @ 10:00

Elmira Thursday 10/6 @ 12:00

University of Rochester 10/7 @12:00


On the 29th, we brought 53 9th graders to Orenda Springs. The students had an opportunity to problem solve, work in teams, practice positive communication, and, most of all, have fun. The counselors at Orenda Springs took the students through a series of activities that challenged them to work together and, in many cases, persevere through some high-up challenges. Most of the students' positive reactions included being told it was "super fun". Below are some of the pictures captured.

If you have not done the waiver yet here is the link to the previous newsletter. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REDO THE WAIVER. https://www.smore.com/q5za8p

Amnesty International club information

See Mrs. Aguilar if interested

Important Dates

October 7 - Early Release Drill

October 10 - No School

October 12 - Updated Picture Day

October 12 - FAFSA Night 6:00

October 12 - PSAT exam

October 14 - End of first marking period

October 17 - 10th grade Orenda Springs

October 18 - 11th grade Orenda Springs

October 19 - 12th grade Orenda Springs

October 20 - NJHS Inductions 6:30

October 20 - College night at Auburn High

October 25 - Picture retakes

October 26 - NHS inductions 6:30