Golden Bear News: August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023
Message from the Principal
August 25, 2023
Dear UAHS students and families,
It was a pleasure to host our annual Open House this past Wednesday. We appreciate your participation and engagement with your child(ren)’s teachers. A big thank you to all of our student volunteers who were able to assist our parents and guardians getting to classes on time.
As the school year progresses and students are challenged more in their classes, do not forget about all of the academic support we have available. Always start with your teacher, but take advantage of our academic labs, and Gold Period.
Make it a fantastic weekend!
Andrew C. Theado
- Sep 1 ~ Senior Cap & Gown Order Day, Periods 4 & 5 on Golden Bear Boulevard
- Sep 3 ~ Golden Bear Bash, 6pm-10pm at Amelita Mirolo Barn
- Sep 4 ~ Labor Day - No School (students & staff)
- Sep 12 ~ UAHS PTO Meeting, 8:30am-9:30am in the Foundation Room
- Sep 13 ~ Senior College Planning Meeting, 7pm-9pm in the UAHS Performing Arts Center
- Sep 15 ~ Student Activity Fair, Period 4 & 5 on Golden Bear Boulevard
- Sep 18 ~ MIT Central Ohio Night, 7pm-9:30pm in the UAHS Performing Arts Center
- Sep 20 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:30pm
- Sep 23 ~ Homecoming Dance, 8pm-11:00pm at UAHS
- Sep 29 ~ Make-up Picture Day, 8am-1pm in the Field House
- Sep 30 ~ Summer Community Service Due for Grades 10-12
Summer Service Hours (10th, 11th, & 12th Grade)
All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are required to complete six hours of community service to have been excused from school on August 16. As a friendly reminder, it is essential to record your service in x2VOL. Instructions on how to record your hours can be found on the community service page of the high school website. To ensure timely completion, please enter your hours online by Saturday, September 30. Failure to do so will result in the retroactive marking of an unexcused absence for Wednesday, August 16, and a potential Saturday School.
Youth at the Booth
Juniors and Seniors in good standing who will be at least 17 years old by Election Day have the opportunity to work the polls on Tuesday, November 7 through Franklin County’s Youth at the Booth Program. Participating students must commit to working all day and to attending training. Pay is $193 (or $223 with an additional optional training). Interested students can find the details on the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025 Canvas Pages. They can also reach out to Mr. Soccorsi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22.
Central Ohio Teen Summit
The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and Law Enforcement Foundation are proud to announce a Teen Summit for Franklin County high school students. The Teen Summit will be an opportunity for students from the Central Ohio area to come together with law enforcement for an all-day interactive seminar that will offer impactful opportunities to learn more about law enforcement in various ways throughout the day. This unique event will take place at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, and only 100 teens from Central Ohio schools (10 from UAHS) will be chosen to attend. If you are interested, please complete this application by Monday, August 28.
Attention Seniors: Senior Cap & Gown Order Date
On Friday, September 1 (originally scheduled for August 25), Jostens will be available on Golden Bear Boulevard during Periods 4 & 5 to answer questions and collect order forms for graduation-related items.
Family Connection Webinar Series
Consider joining us on September 13 at 4:30 p.m. for our first webinar. We will be discussing the academic supports we have to offer at UAHS as well as how to interpret the Ohio State Test results.
- September 13 - Link to join
The ClassLink Family Portal
ClassLink is a single sign-on system Upper Arlington City Schools uses with students to provide a single location to access curricular resources. We now have a Family ClassLink environment. This single sign-on system will provide families one location to access all of the systems, sites and resources you need to manage the Upper Arlington student experience.
Custodial caregivers who have a current email address noted in PowerSchool, are automatically set up with accounts. If you are a custodial parent or guardian, and do not have an email address in PowerSchool, contact your school office to have your contact information updated. Once updated, it will take 24 hours for the account to be created.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recently adopted girls wrestling as a sanctioned sport. We would like to gauge the level of interest among female students in participating in some type of wrestling program.
Depending on the interest level both here at UAHS and at other schools in our league, this could lead to one of several different options.
The creation of an exclusively girls wrestling team that wrestles other girl wrestling teams
The addition of girls to our current wrestling team who would practice and compete in matches against other girls ONLY
The addition of girls to our current wrestling team who wrestle against both boys and girls (current state)
If interested, please take a moment and fill out this survey before Tuesday, September 5th.
Attendance is a critical component to learning. Students need to show up in order to take full advantage of the education programs we offer. We have begun notifying students and families via email when a student has had an unexcused absence from class. Students have next week to ensure they are taking responsibility for their attendance in each class, including Forum. Beginning August 28, students will be assigned consequences for skipping any class.
Reporting an Absence
College and Career Center
Dr. Kathy Moore will be presenting to all seniors during the Gold Period on Wedensday, September 6. She will be going over lots of important information regarding the application process, requesting transcripts, letters of recommendation, Common Application and more!
Dr. Moore is scheduling meetings with seniors now. If you would like to meet to discuss your college list, applications, financial aid/scholarships or anything else, please email her or the College & Career Center Secretary, Linda Sexton, at email@example.com
UAHS will have close to 200 college representatives visiting between September and December and more throughout the year. Over 60 colleges/universities have already signed up! This is a great opportunity for you to meet with a rep from a particular college or university and ask questions to learn more about the school. These meetings are open to juniors and seniors and usually last one period. Most visits will be in person, but some will still be virtual this year.
Process to visit with a College Representative (New this Year):
1) View the full list of Scheduled College Visits and register in Naviance for the visits you are going to attend
Naviance--> Colleges Tab--> College Visits --> Click Register to sign up
2) If you have a class during that period, ask your teacher for permission to attend the college visit.
3) An e-Hall pass will be created and sent to you prior to the scheduled visit from the College Center (Linda Sexton)