Hawk Highlights

March 5, 2023

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Hilliard's Highlights

Our school year is flying by. We have 18 days of school until Spring Break.

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) recently received 2021-2022 Maryland School Report Cards for each of its schools. Report cards use a five star rating. Several measures are used to determine the star rating for each school. The report card evaluates academic performance in reading, math and science, academic growth, English language proficiency, chronic absenteeism, school climate and well-rounded curriculum. For high schools, the state also measures students “on-track” in ninth grade and graduation rate.

Our school received a 5-Star rating. Congratulations UES!!!! Clicking on the link below you can see all of FCPS and state ratings.


We are excited about the many activities that parents are attending at our school. The scholars are so eager to share their outstanding work. Thank you so much for attending the events. Be sure to attend the Shamrock Shake on Wednesday, March 15 @6:30. Come hungry as Food trucks will be on school grounds. Have a great week!

With Hawk Pride,

Tracy Hilliard


Considerations for 2023-2024 Class Placements

It has been our practice at UES to invite parents to be a part of selecting the best learning environment for each scholar.

Please read the FAQ information below before submitting your Google Form.


Can I share information about the learning environment I want my hawk scholar to have next year?

Yes, you can record on the Google Form the ideal learning environment your hawk scholar needs to be successful in the classroom. Naming a specific hawk teacher will not be honored.

Do you take specific teacher requests?

No we do not take specific hawk teacher requests because staffing can change at anytime and any UES staff member will meet the needs of your hawk scholar.

When is the optional Google Form due to Mrs. Hilliard describing the characteristics of the ideal learning environment for my hawkscholar?

Friday, April 14, 2023.

FCPS Online Enrollment Portal

Enrollment Portal for the 2023-2024 school year is open

Do you need to enroll a student for the 2023-2024 school year starting August 23, 2023? The online student enrollment system is open. Click here for English or click here for Spanish.

Do you need to transfer your student for the 2023-2024 school year? Reach out to the transfer school to set up an enrollment meeting.

Note: It is important to enroll your student into the proper school year. The enrollment cannot be transferred from one year to the next.

If you are unable to enroll your student using our online portal, you may download an official FCPS enrollment form and return to your student’s school. Enrollment Form Template: English | Spanish.

Pre-K Applications being accepted.

Applications for all residents of Frederick County are now open for students who will be three or four years old by September 1, 2023. For information about income eligibility criteria and programs offered, please visit our website at https://www.fcps.org/ece/pre-k

Families may apply online via the enrollment portal. Click here for English or click here for Spanish. Those unable to complete an online application may download an official FCPS enrollment form and return via PreKEnrollment@fcps.org. Enrollment Form Template: English | Spanish. Please ensure all applications contain proof of residency, proof of birth and proof ofTotal Household Income.

Additional information about the application process can be found at https://www.fcps.org/ece/pre-k-application

Families of Special Education Hawks

The purpose of the MSDE Parental Involvement Survey is to determine how well schools’ partner with families and promote parent involvement in a child’s education. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system.


Remember the Survey must be completed by May 19, 2023.

Volunteer/Guest Training Reminder

All parents, and guests that want to attend events and/or volunteer at our school, volunteer training must be completed 5 days before the event.

To register and complete training as FCPS volunteers, please go to the FCPS Volunteer Center: https://fcps-volunteers.ezcommunicator.net/edu/fcps-volunteers/login_form.aspx?app=0 If you have any questions or need assistance please call our school at 240-236-2200.

Yearbook Purchase Deadline Extended Until March 15th.

Online Ordering ends has been extended until March 15

Ordenar en linea termina el:viernes, 15 de marzo 2023

Softcover -$28.00

anuario de tapa blanda- $28.00

To order the year book visit


and entry code: 75960V

Para ordenar su Anuario visite


e intoduzca este codigo : 75960V

Book Fair Volunteers

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We need your help to make our book fair a success!

Please sign up to volunteer below.

Volunteers are still needed for our student preview visits as well as recess shopping blocks:



Dylane White

Media Specialist

Jump Rope for Hawks Information


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Pledge Form

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Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is growing every day with coats, hats, mittens, lunch boxes, etc. Please remind your scholar that if they are missing an item to check lost and found. If you are in the building check out the lost and found to identify any items your scholar has lost. To assist us with locating an owner to a lost items. Please write your scholar's name on their belongings to assist us with reuniting items to the owner.
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PTA News

Hello Hawks!

Get ready to Shamrock Shake! March 15 . COME DRESSED IN GREEN!!! The car loop doors will open at 6:30 PM . All UES families are welcome. Kicks Karate Urbana will be DJ'ing the event! Come hungry and ready to dance with everyone! We will have crafts, henna, raffles, and more fun for all! The food trucks that will be coming are : Kona! M. R. Cheesecake! Rock & Rollin' Roasters and B-Dubs Island Soul!

We thank all the volunteers who have signed up to help with the event.

The next movie night is scheduled for April 19th! Please save the date!

We are actively looking to find the next PTA Board! The nomination committee has already started to recruit nomination candidates for elections. Please contact the board if you are interested to learn more, thank you!

Play rehearsals start tomorrow and we know the excitement is real! Please, if there are any questions, comments, or concerns, email : uesplay1@gmail.com ( play email ) or thepta@uespta.org ( PTA board) .

Please visit our PTA website https://uespta.org. Here you will find updated information for more upcoming events. The end of the school year is approaching quickly ; however, we still have so much to plan and coordinate for our students!

Most importantly, please consider signing up to volunteer with the PTA. There is no minimum time requirement to volunteer . As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email : thepta@uespta.org

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars


15- PTA Shamrock Shake @6:30

21- End of Term 3

22- Teacher Work Day- Schools Closed

27-30 Book Fair (more information coming)

28- Literacy Night @ 6:00

30- Math Night @ 6:00

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