UBMS Weekly Update

April 8, 2016


This Week's "UB Special" Award!

"UB Special" awards are given to one student each week. Staff select a special student who has demonstrated good qualities of leadership, courage, perseverance, ambition, friendship, or achievement.

We have decided to dedicate this week's "UB Special" Award to Mr. Matt Heinen. Mr. Heinen was a special person to many of our students. He was a counselor who guided, who listened, who cared, and who will be greatly missed.

The UBMS staff share in the heartache of the tragic loss of Mr. Heinen yesterday. We are keeping his students, his family, friends, coworkers, and others involved in the accident in our thoughts and prayers. We encourage all students to support each other, and other school staff, during this time. As important, please take care of yourselves and do not be afraid to reach out to your UBMS family whenever needed.

May we all remember to take time to tell those who help us along the way how much we appreciate them because we never know what tomorrow will bring.

Rest in Peace Mr. Heinen.


National Money Smart Week is April 23 - 30, 2016. http://www.moneysmartweek.org/

We are happy to have a representative from National Exchange Bank come and talk to our students on Tuesday, April 26th in Stayer - 217/218 about the importance of savings. How do you save? Where do you put your money? What is a CD? What's a good interest rate? What is compounding? How can I make my money grow? These questions and more will be answered along with some hands-on activities.

The schedule is as follows:
4:00 - 5:00 Juniors and Seniors
5:00 - 5:30 Social for All - food and drink provided
5:30 - 6:30 Freshmen and Sophomores

Students are required to attend. Please mark your calendars and arrange this with your employer, coach, teachers and/or parents. Students are required to communicate to staff if there is any reason we will not be seeing you on the 26th.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Tracy will be at the high schools for her weekly lunch visits next week. Stipends will be available. Come say hello!

Fondy High - Monday, April 11
Horace Mann - Tuesday, April 12

Tutoring Notes

We heard from some students that they really missed tutoring when we canceled it for two weeks during spring breaks. We appreciate the feedback and are committed to avoid this as much as possible in the future. We are all about serving the needs of our students - please let us know what more we can do to help your success!

Tutoring pickups:
April 14th - Tracy at her "usual" spots.
April 21st - Chris at his "usual" spots, which include FHS parking lot, NOT the stop and drop lane.
April 28th - Tracy.

Our Sensational Seniors are College Bound!!

We would like to congratulate the following Seniors who have already been accepted to, and chosen to attend the following colleges this fall. Many are still waiting for their news so they can make a decision. Good Luck Everyone!! We're so proud of your hard work to get where you are!

JADE HURRLE - Accepted to THREE Colleges - but still deciding!
ROXIE MULHOLLAND - Accepted to TWO - but waiting for the big one!
Caleb Higgins - UW Fond du Lac
Cece Fairbanks - UW Oshkosh
Dominic Rosado - La Crosse or Madison
Jacob Gerner - UW Oshkosh
Mikayla Egner - Marian University
Nick Engebregtsen - UW Fond du Lac
Taylor Carpenter - Marian University
Tiffany Miller - University of Wyoming

This Week's $CHOLAR$HIP Find...

Google Scholarships and Programs - https://google.eresources.com/applications/

"As part of Google's ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to provide scholarships and programs to encourage students to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders. We hope these programs also help in dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields."


Please be sure to mark your calendars for our summer session, which will be held June 20 - July 29.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all summer participants on Thursday, June 16th.

More exciting details to come...

Programming - Required and Non-Required...

Please mark calendars for these events and opportunities:
  • 4/26 (required): Money Smart Week program - "Savings Matters" Schedule: 4:00 - 5:00 Juniors and Seniors only; 5:00 - 5:30 Social with food and refreshments; 5:30 - 6:30 Sophomore and Freshmen only.


  • 5/6 (not required): College Tour of the University of Chicago. Let Tracy know if you are interested, if you haven't already.
  • 5/25 (required): Career Panel in Stayer Dining Room, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

ACT Prep Opportunities

Students interested in ACT prep have two local opportunities that will either prepare them for their first test or help them improve on a re-test. Please let staff know if you are interested in either:

UW FDL - May 7 - May 21:

UW Oshkosh - April 16 - May 21

See How TRIO is Working in Wisconsin!!


We are proud to have our own 2015 UBMS grad, Elaina Neas, featured on page 17!

We give thanks to our leader - Garry Moise - for attending the Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. with other TRIO reps from across the nation next week to encourage our legislatures to support TRIO! #TRIOworks

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