Wolfpack News

Information about Union Springs High School

January 12, 2023

A note from Mr. Dentel

As we approach the halfway point of the school year, we took some time this week to meet with our entire school community. We shared with the students the importance of the stretch run for each of our students. Whether a senior is making sure they are prepared to graduate, or the 9th grader is preparing for their first Regents exams. Our positivity project group also acknowledged students for demonstrating specific character traits.

We have also had a very successful winter sports season across our teams. In addition, the musical has begun rehearsals, and different clubs and organizations are holding activities. In short, a lot is happening here at the High School. I continue to be amazed by the support given to us by families, and I am constantly encouraged by our students. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to support your student.


Mr. Dentel

Student Spotlight - Brandon Stanton Junior Olympic Archery

USHS Senior Brandon Stanton has become one of the top archers in the country. This hard worked has led to him being named to the United States Junior Olympic team. More on this can be found here: https://www.unionspringscsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=22&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=483&PageID=1

Student Spotlight --Raising Money for the Salvation Army

Some of our sports teams rang the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army. We are always proud when our students give back to the community.

Winter Concert

A great night of music was held before the holiday break. Both the HS band and chorus performed in front of families and friends. The two ensembles even preformed a number together. It was a festive night and many audience members even joined in the signing.

Theater Camp

Ninth grade English and Dramatic Literature teacher, Mr. Bessette, brought a group of students to a theater camp last weekend. The students were able to select from various workshops to sharpen their theater skills.

Cayuga County Basketball Tournament Sweep

Over the holiday break the Cayuga County Basketball Tournament came back to Cayuga Community College. All four of our teams:(JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys) claimed the championship. This was the first time in 20 years that USHS won all four divisions.

Scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year has begun

It is amazing to think we are already talking to students about class selections for the 2023-2024 school year. Counselors have met with classes and grade levels to do their initial selections. Parents or guardians will have an opportunity to meet with counselors to finalize selections soon. Please reach out to wmatzen@unionspringscsd.org if you are interested.

Kalet Hits a Basketball Milestone

Kailey Kalet became part of an exclusive club this season. She is the 5th USHS student and 2nd female student to score 1,000 points. Kailey is a consistent team leader who continues to put team first. The team is currently ranked number 2 in NYS for Class C

Winter Dance is Feb 4th

We will be having a winter dance for students in grades 9-12 on February 4th from 8:00 - 11:00. The cost of the dance is $10. Students who are on the ineligibility list cannot attend. Students who wish to bring guests from other schools can get a guest form on our school website. https://www.unionspringscsd.org/Page/154

Theme Nights for Winter Basketball games

Listed below are the Theme Nights for basketball games this year. We are hopeful that fans participate and show their support for the team. School dress code still applies to these events.

Feb 17th CAMO night girls vs Moravia ---This game was changed

Feb 10th Beach Night - Girls and Boys senior night.

Meet one of our New Staff Members - Mr. Kelly

Over the next few issues we will introduce you to some of our new staff.

What is it you will be doing at Union Springs?

Teacher Assistant

Why did you choose Union Springs?

I chose Union Springs because it is my Alma Mater I feel blessed to have had influential teachers such as John Murphy, Rollie DeVore, and John Kula; to name a few. Took a Leap of Faith with my 'Springs.

What are you excited about for this coming school year?

Team building, athletics, musicals, and smiling faces

What other things would you like our High School families to know about you?

I really appreciate this community and the many advantages that it has.

Important Dates

January 13th - Half day

January 16th - No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24th - English 11 Regents exam

January 27th - End of the 3rd Marking Period

February 4th - Winter Dance

Feb 20th - 24th - Winter Break