UBMS Weekly Update

September 4, 2015

UBMS FAMILY Welcome Back Night (Required for Students)

Tuesday, September 22nd from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Stayer Center Dining Room (please note time change).

Welcome Back Night is for students and their families. There will be separate sessions for parents and students, followed by a social with food and refreshments to conclude our evening together.

ALL STUDENTS: PLEASE RSVP HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/oHBVYSti0r

Wisconsin Education Fair - Required for UBMS Juniors only

Juniors will have the opportunity to visit over 100 colleges all in one day! The Wisconsin Education Fair will be stopping in Fond du Lac on Tuesday, September 29th at Marian University's Gymnasium from 9-11 am.

All Juniors at Horace Mann are already excused and will be taking a bus to Marian.
Juniors at Fondy High, must sign up with Mrs. Pierret in Career Services (Room 1255) to order to be scheduled for release and to ride the bus.

UBMS staff will provide Juniors a list of questions to consider asking the representatives at the fair. Any Senior still undecided about college choice is also encouraged to attend.

Here is a list of the 2015 participants: http://www.wefs.org/participant_types/current

*NEW* Senior Seminar (September dates and activities)

Seniors have some important meetings this year that are guaranteed to get them ready for college! Here's what the rest of you have to look forward to when you're a Senior:


· Introduction

· Professional Email

· Starting Applications- essay draft

· Priority Deadlines

· References

· ACT if Need be (fee waiver)


· Finishing the Application Process

· Essay

· Transcripts- Waiver on Parchment

· Reference Letters

· Application Fee (and waiver forms)

Sessions will be held at Marian University in A200 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

College and Scholarship Info Night at Horace Mann

North Fondy Seniors and parents are encouraged to attend the College and Scholarship Info Night on September 9th at 5:30.

Junior/Senior Fall Retreat!

We have a tentative date for a Junior/Senior Fall Retreat of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 from 9 AM - 2 PM at Pilgrim Center in Ripon (on Green Lake).

Juniors and Seniors please save the date! More information to follow!

UBMS Lunch Visits

Garry, Chris and Tracy will be visiting your high school during the lunch periods on these days in September:

Fondy High - September 14th
Horace Mann - September 15th

These visits are meant to check in with our students, hear any concerns or questions, and meet your friends - so bring them over!

Lunch visits will continue to be on the second Monday and Tuesday of each month. Starting October 12th, UBMS staff will come to lunch visits with stipend checks for students who turned in a timely reflection paper. Who knows what other goodies we might have?!?!? See ya then!

NOTE: September Reflection Papers will be due on Monday, October 5th. We will be anxious to hear all about the start of your new school year. What are you most excited about? What concerns do you have? What challenging or rigorous courses are you taking? What new clubs are you participating in? It's not too early to start thinking about your paper!

Ghosts of Galloway Haunted Village - Help Needed!

Every year the Galloway House transforms their village into a spooky, haunted village tour. This years Haunted Village is scheduled for Friday, October 9th to Saturday, October 31st.

A lot of work goes into getting the village ready beforehand and help is needed to design and paint the sets of their Haunted Village. Please let Tracy know if you are interested in this.

BUT here is the REALLY cool part... UBMS has been asked to organize and support the "scaled-down" version for younger children, which is on Saturday, October 24th, from 11 am - 2 pm. During this time, UBMS volunteers (students and families) are also needed to:

1) Take money at check-in

2) Work the candy counter

3) Hand out goody bags

4) Arts and Crafts

5) Be in the mini haunted house

6) A "floater" (help where needed)

Please let Tracy know if you are interested in planning or participating in the children's day activities. We will start meeting in mid to late September.

This is not a required UBMS event, but involvement will demonstrate excellent community support and leadership. And it will be FUN!

For more details, check out their Facebook Page: Ghosts of Galloway Haunted Village

Tutoring Starts October 1st

Reminder that after-school tutoring will take place at Marian on Thursdays, starting October 1st. Be sure to arrange your work, sports, activity schedules around your tutoring sessions, or contact program staff to discuss other arrangements.

On October 1st and October 8th, tutoring will be in the Stayer Center Room 205 from 3-6 p.m.

Students that are required to attend tutoring, must attend one hour of tutoring a week, but welcome to stay longer. Missed sessions must be made up or will be counted as an unexcused absence, resulting in a stipend deduction.

ACT Test Dates

Test Date / Registration Deadline

October 24, 2015 / September 18, 2015

December 12, 2015 / November 6, 2015

February 6, 2016 / January 8, 2016

April 9, 2016 / March 4, 2016

June 11, 2016 / May 6, 2016

NEW OPPORTUNITY: Students interested in free ACT prep sessions at UW FDL must talk to UBMS staff about this offer. Follow this link for more information:


March 1-2, 2016, all high school Juniors in Wisconsin will be required to take an ACT test. This will be at no cost to the student.

ANY UBMS students registering to take an ACT, outside of the required one in March, should see their counselor first and request a voucher to waive the fee of this exam. As a UBMS student, you are allowed two free exams.


Here is your scholarship website of the week. Please check it out. I am confident you will find at least one that fits you!