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Happy Martin Luther Kings Day

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope you enjoyed your MLK day of service or rest break.

You can make big academic gains if you apply yourself. Use your time wisely during check-ins, tune-ups, mini-lessons, and on demand assessments to prepare for greatness.

We happy to see more students are getting on track. The number of students who have to remain for Independent Learning on Wednesday, has decreased for this week.

Below is important news you can use.

Kid President Talks about MLK #LoveDreamDo

What's your dream.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

Shout Outs

Shout to the Dance Team Members. We look forward to more students demonstrating the U Schools values in your Humanities Classrooms.

Diamond - Empathy & Leadership in dance (both in practice but also on pushing the team forward as an organizer!)

Tatyana (first year) - for Persistence & showing up to practice both days

Donnell- Leadership & Collaboration in dance (let's bring the same passion to your school work!)

Akyah L. - Persistence & Collaboration


The U School is participating in the PYPM Poetry League. The Team will meet on Tuesday and Thursday after school for practice. See Jamira R, Mr Reed, or Ms Date if you like to sign and and compete.

Scholastic Art and Writing - Winners Announced Soon

Notifications typically occur in January but can extend to February depending on the quantity of submissions. Announcements of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awardees will be made during that time. See Mr Reed if you have questions.

ASAP/ PSCL Chess Match Jan 19, 2016

Congrats and best Wishes to the U School's Chess Club. To sign up for the club check out the link.

Call For Students to Co-Present at Educon

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 10am

55 North 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA

Would you to share your #LoveDreamDo ideas with other students and educators from around the country. We are seeking students to co-present with U School teachers an amazing education conference.

What is EduCon?

EduCon is both a conversation and a conference.

It is an innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.

See Mr. Reed or Mr McGeehan if you would like to attend.

Humanties Team- Check Us Out: Then & Now

Contact us

Please contact Mr Reed ( or Mr McGeehan ( at any time for any reason. Email us directly and not through Smore. Thank you!