Weekly Update

December 1, 2021

Vote for the next member of the UCAS Board of Trustees!

A few moments ago, you should have received an email from noreply@qemailserver.com. This email contains a unique link to your ballot for the UCAS Board of Trustees Election. Please submit your survey before the end of the day on December 6, 2021. If you have any questions about the ballot, or you did not receive an email, contact Mrs. Derbidge.
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Names, Please

If you know any UCAS students or families who could use a little help this holiday season, please email the names to one of our counselors:

Mr. Olsen, randon.olsen@ucas-edu.net

Mrs. Hemeyer, lexie.hemeyer@ucas-edu.net

Mr. Runyan, sam.runyan@ucas-edu.net

End of Semester Schedule

We are nearing the end of the semester. Please take some time over the Thanksgiving Break to relax. When you come back, you will be well rested for two weeks of school before Finals' week. Note that the last week of school we will be having an alternate testing schedule. Monday, December 13, will be a regular school day. The rest of the week will have an alternative schedule. Here is the schedule:
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The 2022-2023 Application is Open!

Help spread the word! Word of mouth is the number one way students and parents hear about the opportunities at UCAS. In November, your student will receive three cards. Please help them give the cards to family or friends who may be interested in coming to school at UCAS. There are photos below that you can share on social media!

Here is a link to the application.


As a reminder, here are the dates of the activities for the rest of the school year. Some dates may be subject to change based on availability. Updates will be posted in the weekly newsletter and on our school calendar.

  • Dec. 3, 2020, Winter Dance, Provo Activity Center, 7 - 10 PM
  • Jan. 14, 2022, Classic Skating, Classic Skating in Orem, Time TBD
  • Feb. 11, 2022, Sweetheart's Dance, Orem Activity Center, 7 - 10 PM
  • TENTATIVE, Spring Dance, Provo Activity Center, 7 - 10 PM
  • Note the change in date! April 16, 2022, Prom, UVU Ballroom, 7 - 10 PM
  • We need a lunch worker! Want a steady job with predictable hours? Apply now by sending a resume to anne.orton@ucas-edu.net. Full details are in the images below.

Upcoming Health Science Presentations taking place at the Provo Campus

  • December 2 - Medical School (Doctor, Surgeon, Research Physician, Teaching Physician, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, etc.) Talk with Mr. Runyan if you are interested

Upcoming Lunchtime Career Presentations: Please talk with Mr. Runyan if you have any questions.

  • T-Shirts for Sale!!! They are only $10.00 please pay with cash or check at the front desk on either campus. Some sweatshirts are also available for $35 each. Sizes for sweatshirts are currently limited so check with Mr. Wilde or Mr. Ashman before you make your purchase.

  • There are many items in the Lost and Found in Provo. If you are missing jewelry, water bottles, etc, please check the lost and found. Less valuable items are laid out on a table in the lunchroom. If you are missing a valuable item, please check at the front desk.

  • COVID Testing at UCAS will be held for students on Thursdays from 8:00 - 8:30. Tests are optional. You must have parent permission to get tested. Just show up in the Orem front office! Contact Ms. Wenger for more information.
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All students must have parent permission to participate in a club. A student may attend two times before being required to submit a permission form.


  • Dungeons and Dragons meets each Friday at 4:15 in the Orem Activity Center. Mr. Runyan is the advisor
  • Flag Football meets each Friday at 4:00 on the Orem field. Mr. Binford is the advisor.
  • Technology Student Association meets each Monday at 4:00 in room 9. Mr. Binford is the advisor.


  • National Honor society meets each Friday at 4:00 in the counseling center. Mrs. Cannon is the advisor.
  • Dungeons and Dragons meets each Friday at 4:00 in Room 227. Mr. Christensen is the advisor.
  • HOSA meets each Thursday at 3:40 in Room 207A. Mrs. Goddard is the advisor.
  • The Current Events club meets each Thursday at 3:40 in Room 219. Mr. Macinanti is the advisor.
  • The Prism Club meets each Thursday at 4:15 in Room 220. Ms. Lamb and Mrs. Fife are the advisors.
  • The Art and Storytelling Club meets each Friday at 4:00 in Room 204. Mr. Hodson is the advisor.
  • Magic the Gathering meetings are Wednesdays at 3:40 in Room 209. The advisor is Mr. Ramos.
  • The Calligraphy Club meets Mondays at 3:40 in Room 223. The advisor is Mrs. Paystrup.
  • Chess Club meets Wednesdays from 3:50 - 4:30 in Room 213. The advisor is Mrs. Blunt