September 27, 2022
HOPE SQUAD MEETINGS
Orem Hope Squad will meet on Wednesday, September 28th during both lunch and advisory in room 11. You will be excused from Advisory. Please quickly get your lunch and come to the meeting.
Provo Hope Squad meets every first and third Tuesday of the month during both lunch and advisory in the boardroom and the science lab. You will be excused from Advisory. Please quickly get your lunch and come to the meeting.
Sign-ups for the PSAT have begun! There are 30 spots available for JUNIORS. The cost is $18, cash or check only. Please pay in the front office before Friday, September 30. The test will be on Wednesday, October 12 starting promptly at 8:30 in the morning. Please be aware that this is the Wednesday before Fall Break. More information about the PSAT can be found here.
SADIE HAWKINS DANCE
it is almost time for our Sadie Hawkins Dance. It will be on Friday, October 7 from 7-10 on the Orem Campus. The theme is “Falling For You” and wearing plaid is the suggested attire. Couples are $10 and Individuals are $5. We will be selling tickets during lunch the week of the dance. This is a girls choice dance or you can come with a group of friends.
Seniors, do you have questions about the FAFSA? Want to learn how to fill it out? Come to UCAS Orem Campus on October 11 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get your questions answered. Counselors and student aid advisors will be available to help. Parents are invited to attend, as well.
The FAFSA is not just for federal student aid. It necessary for most university scholarships. Plan to apply!
CHANGE OF DATE! - COLLEGE FAIR
The date of the College Fair has changed in order to accommodate a greater number of Colleges and Universities. It is now scheduled for October 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Orem Activity Center. Many universities and departments will be in attendance. Mark your calendars now!
BOOKS OR BUCKS
UCAS has partnered with UVU’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (a student-run, international honor society). They are collecting children’s books through mid-October. There is a bin at each campus of UCAS. The books will go to a rural village school in Ghana. They also have a fundraising goal for a classroom building for grades 4 -6. If you would like to donate, either deposit books in the bins, or if you do not have books, we hope you’ll be willing to donate a few bucks via Venmo. (See the third image below with the Venmo QR code for Empower Playgrounds, which is a Utah-based NGO partner.) As a Venmo comment, please put PTK or Mobia.
Here is a bit more about the village:
The village is called Mobia and it is off the electrical grid. Below, you will see Sir Williams, who is the only professional teacher at the school, which you see behind him. That is three “classrooms” (such as they are), to accommodate all of the children in the village. They have 120 students K-3 alone, to say nothing of the older children. Currently, a classroom building is being built for K-3. Our PTK chapter is looking to raise $20K to build a classroom building and library for grades 4-6. This village just had a borehole (second photo) installed that provides them with clean water, instead of the children having to walk 8 miles to fetch (unclean) water in the mornings, causing them to arrive late to school. Now, they have clean water and can go to school on time. So, we are doing a “Books or Bucks” campaign where we are seeking donations of children’s books, mostly picture books with words, which we plan to take to the village next spring.
OREM STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Don’t forget to sign up for lunch in the cafeteria, let Mrs. Jeppson know if you need to be on the every day lunch list.
PROVO STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please remember that no food or drink is allowed on the second floor. Water in a sealable container is allowed.
This week we have a great activity for Falcon Friday. Please join us in the AC after you eat to make a Friendship Bracelet.
The Provo National Honor Society meets each Friday at 4:00 pm to do service at the school.
Calligraphy club will be held at the Orem campus on Tuesdays from 4:00- 4:30 in Ms. Bills's room.
The Art and Storytelling club is held on Fridays at the Provo Campus. It is in Room #204 - Mr. Hodson's room.
PRISM club will be held on Thursdays at the Orem Campus in the activity center- club starts at 4:15 p.m.- see you there!
Dungeons and Dragons meetings are every other Friday on the Orem Campus. See Mr. Runyan for a calendar of meetings.
Dungeons and Dragons meetings are every Friday on the Provo Campus. They are held in room #214 - Mr. Johanson's room.
The Technology Student Association Club is happening Friday at the Orem Campus after school. Talk with Mr. Binford for more information.
Chess Club meets in Mrs. Blunt’s room (213) at the Provo Campus on Thursdays from 3:45 - 4:30.
If you are interested in our new Robotics Club, please see Mr. Macinanti at the Provo Campus. This is going to be lots and fun and students will participate in competitions as well as learn more about robotics.