The Viking Monthly Bulletin

May 2023

Final Stretch

Viking family,

Welcome to the final stretch of the school year! We have 6 weeks left in the school year with a very busy month of May. Advanced Placement (AP) classes begin their testing the first and second week in May and our EOCs and final exams will take place the first week in June (5th-9th). Make sure you are focusing in the final weeks of the school year and staying Viking Strong!

May-June Important Dates

May 6: Sr. Prom @ Fair Barn 8PM-Midnight

May 8-12 : Interim Reports

May 11: Band Concert and Awards @6:00PM Auditorium and cafeteria

May 11: FFA Banquet Aux. Gym

May 11: JROTC Change of Command

May 15: NCMS Band Concert @7:00PM

May 16: NHS Cording Ceremony @7:00PM Auditorium

May 23: Orchestra Concert @ 7:00PM

May 24: Spring Art Show and Chorus Concert @7:00PM

May 26: Senior Awards Day and Senior Walk 9:00 AM

May 26: Thespian Induction @7:00-9:00PM

May 29: No School- Memorial Day

May 30: Tri M Ceremony @6:30PM

May 31: Math I EOC Bootcamp 9:00-12:00 12:40-3:45 Aux. Gym

June 1: Scholarship Banquet @6:30PM Aux Gym

June 5: 1st Period Exams

June 6: 2nd Period Exams

June 7: 3rd Period Exams

June 8: 4th Period Exams

June 9: Make Up Exams

June 8: Graduation Practice @4:00PM

June 9: Last Day of School- Early Release

June 9: Graduation @ 7:30

Vape Information Night

Parents and families,

Vaping is a big problem among our youth nation wide. UPHS presented an information night for parents and families to learn more about the dangers of vaping. We want to stress that being informed is the number one way to combat this growing epidemic and understanding that all kids are at risk. Help us protect our students by learning more and talking with your kids about the dangers of vaping. Use the QR code below or click this link to learn more.

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Senior Prom

We are looking forward to our Enchanted Forest themed Senior Prom this Saturday, May 6th at the Fair Barn! Check out the important Prom dates below:
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Interested in taking Sandhills college courses?

Sophomores and juniors can make an appointment with Ms. Stacy Patterson ( to select a Sandhills college course through Career and College Promise for next school year, if interested. Students have an email from Ms. Patterson with a link to the appointment website and information about Career and College Promise. More dates will be added after spring break.

Student morning and afternoon Drop off

As a reminder, there are two locations for student drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon: front of school and Grady Rd parking lot. Please make sure you are pulling all the way up to drop your student off or pick them up. As soon as you are next to the side walk, please have you student exit the vehicle. We have traffic backing up because of cars waiting to drop their student off under the awning. Please help us move our morning car line along.

Additionally, if it is past 8:45 am, you must use the front entrance to drop your student off. No one is permitted to use the back parking lot after 8:45 for any reason.

Closed campus for lunch

Students and parents: we are a closed campus for lunch time. This means students are prohibited from leaving campus during their lunch break. Students who break this rule will be considered leaving campus without permission resulting in a suspension. This rule is enforced to keep your student safe.

Additionally, food delivery services are not allowed to our campus.

UPHS Athletics

Athletic Calendar

Check out the latest in sports and visit the UP Athletics calendar page.

Athletic Booster Club

Follow the UPHS Booster Club Facebook page for great information on meeting dates, how you can support our student athletes, coaches, and our fantastic athletic programs.

Dress Code

As warmer weather approaches, please help us reinforce the Moore County Schools Dress Code policy. We will be reinforcing the dress code for our students with skirt/shorts that are too short, shirts with necks that are cut low and bottoms that are cut too high. As a reference, please refer to the diagram to learn what is acceptable and not acceptable for a professional school environment according to the Moore County Schools policies. Students who are not in dress code will be asked to change. If students repeatedly break dress code, then disciplinary actions will be taken. Please refer to the chart below for more details on those actions.

For specifics on the dress code, please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook.

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Attention Juniors!!

Parents of rising 12th grade students for 2023-2024 school year: Please read over the letter concerning the new immunization requirement!!

End of 2nd Semester Testing

More specific dates will become available as the end of year comes closer, but please mark your calendars for the End of Course exam window.

Spring 2023 End of Course Testing

June 5-9, 2023

Test exemptions for teacher made final exams will follow the same policy as Fall semester.

90% and above with 3 or less absences

80% and above with 2 or less absences

70% and above with 0 absences

Required EOC and CTE exams mean no exemption can apply. These courses include:

Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and English II

Culinary I, Animal Science II, Automotive, Business Essentials, Accounting, Health Science, Horticulture I, Natural Resources, Bio-Medical

Viking Compass

Stay in the know with the Viking Compass! This is designed for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. It has calendars, student handbook policies, bell schedules, school maps, and so much more!

Senior Playbook

Calling all Seniors and their parents! As graduation creeps closer, make sure you are staying in the know for due dates and upcoming events. Click the Senior Playbook to find out more.