Reading, Writing & Making (sense)

U School Humanities

What are you Thankful for? (November 22 - December 5 2015)

Thanksgiving is on November 26th. Before you get set to eat lots of turkey, spend time with family & friends, or go the mall on Black Friday; you should Go Hard and make sure you're on track in completing the Making Myths Unit.

Stating December 2, 2015 students who are not on track with their assignments will remain at school during Independent Learning time on Wednesdays to make up any missing work.

Below is important news you can use.

Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here

Shout Outs

Awesome Sauce & Kudos to 10th graders, Will F. Jamira R, and Kasson J for highly exhibiting the U School Core Value of Persistence.

Shout out to 9th graders Melannie G., Sara M., and Fayana L. for the DEEP thought and persistence they consistently show in Humanities.

BIG shout out to Quran K., Diamond T., Wilmont D., and Solomon G. for spending their Saturday having important conversations with other young people!

Deadline Dec. 9th Scholastic Art and Writing

Deadline to submit your art and writing for scholarship and recognition is Dec 9th. See Mr Reed or visit the Lit Lab for more information.

Outside the U School

Friends' Central Visit:

On Saturday, November 21, 4 students from The U School participated in a Diversity Conference at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood. Quran Kelly, Diamond Thompson, Wilmont Dubar, Solomon Gay, Mr. McGeehan, and Ms. Date spent the day with students from public and private schools in the Philadelphia area, discussing issues of diversity and identity.

These students had powerful conversations that should continue at The U School and beyond. We hope to host a follow-up event in the Spring at The U School that will involve more U School and Philadelphia public school students in similar conversations.

Shout out to Jon G. and Kris S. for their consistent attendance and engagement at the Open Windows after school program. David A., Solomon G., Jacob S., Melannie G., Navi H., Anthony J., Dajahana P-J, Donnetta R-K, and Jalil C. for also attending the program multiple times!

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ASAP/ PSCL Chess Match Dec. 1, 2015

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

Open Windowns Moore College of Art

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 4pm

U School 2000 N 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

On Tuesdays after school, students have been exploring technology and creativity in a program called "Open Windows". This program is facilitated by Matthew Kalasky, who works in the Galleries at Moore College of Art. Our last two meetings took us on trips to two of our local colleges - Moore and Temple. We visited the reForm exhibit that showcases items from the closed Fairhill School and gives a vision for what our education system could look like. The following week, we visited an animation class at Moore to interact with students and teachers who animate films and video games. At the end of our year together, we'll create an exhibition at Moore. Students who consistently attend and participate in the program will have a chance to keep the iPads we have been using at the end of the program!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 1 from 4:00-5:30pm in Ms. Date's room. We'd love to see you there!

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!