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Students at MADD Display
Upland PD in conjunction with the MADD organization, worked with our ASB Director, Judy Wilson to provide an assembly for our students to help raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. There was also on display in the quad, a car that had been involved in an accident. Students were able to interact with UPD officers during lunch to get information about the campaign against drunk driving and how to make responsible decisions.

MADD Display
 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/21/17

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Live Up Luau
Sample foods, compete in contests, learn self-defense techniques, and more at Upland Live Up Luau!

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/21/17

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Wish Award
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I am excited to announce that this past Saturday, four students from Upland Unified School District placed 1st and 2nd in the Universal Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge. The winning team of Jake Moyer (UHS) and Kevin Boymoushakian (Hillside) received a $10,000 scholarship each, along with a toolbox and tools for the school. The 2nd place team of Cameron Parker (UHS) and Pachara Sangthongkum (UHS) received a $7500 scholarship each, along with a tool cart and tools for the school. They defeated 12 other teams from around Southern California. The contest consisted of several automotive and STEM type work stations including electrical testing and measurement, precision measurement (students were required to measure down to .001"), parts identification, and a test of their automotive knowledge.

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/17/17

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Come out to see beautiful pieces of art, hear amazing bands, and eat awesome food at Fusion Fest 2017. The event starts as soon as school is out and goes until 6pm. This free event is sponsored by the UHS Visual and Performing Arts Department.Fusion Fest 2017

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/17/17

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Best of Broadway
Come and see songs from your favorite musicals, past and present, at Best of Broadway 2017. The show will be April 27 and 28 at 7pm in the Highlander Auditorium. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. There will also be pre-sale priced tickets sold at Fusion Fest a couple of hours before the Friday show. And yes....we do have a song from Hamilton!

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/15/17

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Portillo
UHS welcomes Ms. Portillo at our new staff member for April. She has been a member of our family for a while but has recently transitioned into a new position.

"I am truly thankful to continue my future here at Upland High School.  After, working in the Counseling Department for over 7 years and making great friends,  I am excited to make the Career Center my new home"

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/15/17

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Scholarship awards

(Mr. Brooks, Franco Chaij, Kevin Reed, Miguel Nunez - from left to right)

 

Congratulations 

Franco Chaij - $500 Scholarship

Kevin Reed – Distinguished Student

Miguel Nunez - $750 Scholarship

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/13/17

Audience: P DnceTech I-II Period 2, P DnceTech I-II Period 3, P DnceTech I-II Period 5, P DnceTech II Period 4, PAdvJazzDance2 Period 1, Stu Director Period 2, Stu Director Period 3, Stu Director Period 5, Teacher Asst Period 1, Teacher Asst Period 2, Teacher Asst Period 3, Teacher Asst Period 4, Teacher Asst Period 5, Tutorial Spec Period 4, Angelique Tahajian, P Ballet I-II-1 Site, P Ballet I-II-2 Site, P DnceTech I-II Site, P DnceTech I-II Site, P DnceTech II Site, P DnceTech II Site, P Expres Dance1 Site, P ExpressDance2 Site, PAdvJazzDance1 Site, PAdvJazzDance2 Site, Stu Director Site, Teacher Asst Site, Tutorial Spec Site, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Thank you to all students who came out to audition for the UHS Dance Courses.  We had a record number of students auditioning for the courses and are so excited about all the amazing talent we have here at Upland High School.  We have attached the list along with the waitlist for each class we offer at the high school.  Every student who auditioned should be listed on at least one list.  If you auditioned and your name is missing please contact Mrs. Tahajian via school loop.  

 

All students will be expected to wear all black for classes next year and as we launch our new Arts, Media and Entertainment Academy. 

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Posted by: Angelique Tahajian
Published: 4/12/17

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Robotics teamRoboticsStudents from across the US have six weeks to design, fabricate, and test a robot that does very specific tasks.  This year, the robot had to collect giant wiffle balls and throw them into a hoop 10 feet above the ground, collect giant gears and deliver them to a collection station, and at the end of each round the robot had to lift itself up off the ground 4 feet by climbing a rope.  Not an easy task, but one that was accepted by an incredible group of students at UHS.  I am proud to have coached this group of students and even more proud of how well they did at their regional competition.


 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/11/17

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Rube Goldberg Team
Upland High School competed in the Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Competition in the High School Division.  Upland High School won First Place and continued to the National Finals.  The Rube Goldberg Machine Competition is an Engineering Based competition.  Students must design, fabricate, and test a machine to meet the criteria of the event.  This year's competition was to Apply a Band Aid.

Rube Goldberg project
 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/11/17

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Winterguard Group
Varsity placed first in the Scholastic Open division with their show titled 'Once' at the WGASC Ramona HS, Riverside competition this weekend.  JV Winterguard placed third in the HS A division, and Pioneer Jr High, under the direction of the UHS Winterguard Instructional staff, placed first in the JH AAA division.  If you would like to see these three exceptional groups, along with the UHS Drumline and Jazz Bands perform, come to the UHRB Spring Revue in the UHS Gym, April 12th at 7pm.  $5.00 entry fee.  Next competition for UHS Varsity Winterguard is April 15th at Arcadia HS at 8:48pm.  

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/10/17

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Boys tennis
Their grade point average of 3.82 was the highest in the enrollment category of 1500 or more.
The UHS Boys Tennis team will be honored at the Academic Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim where they will be awarded a championship banner during a 6:45 p.m. ceremony prior to the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Oakland Athletics.

What a great accomplishment for our UHS tennis team. Congratulations on the Championship and the outstanding GPAs!

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/7/17

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Taking the AP Bio or APUSH exam?  Join Kaplan for a free AP Prepathon online Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM - 2 PM PT to help you get ready for Test Day.  Register today at www.kaptest.com/apprepathon.

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/5/17

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Gabriela Pereira
 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/5/17

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Tim SinkTim Sink, Quality Control Engineer with JPL, discusses his involvement with NASA’s Deep Space Network and his maintenance of the 70 meter dish at Goldstone, CA. Mr. Sink was here to speak to students who are in Mr. Brooks’ Introduction to Engineering Design classes (the first course in the Academy of Engineering & Architecture). His work with JPL was featured in an episode of the National Geographic Channel’s World’s Toughest Fixes. Mr. Sink shared about the educational path that took him to JPL, and also fielded questions from students about his work and experiences.

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/3/17

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The Art Department is looking for help from CSF students for their Fusion Fest at the end of the month! There are several different options and times to volunteer, so read the permission slip and directions closely. Space is limited, so sign up fast!

 

What: UHS Art Fusion Fest

When: Friday, April 28th, 3 - 7 pm

Where: UHS Quad and Library

 (look for Mrs. Spears, or another art teacher)

 

Please mark the times you want to volunteer. You will not have to be there all 4 hours. "Tear down" is limited to 10 volunteers. "Check in table" is limited to 14 students, and if you do NOT have a 6th period, you can volunteer for help set up for an hour, limited to 10 students.

 

If you have questions, you may see Ms. Sage in Room N248 before school only.  Since space is limited, please make sure you turn in the permission slip to the classroom only, in case the spots have already filled up.

 

Permission slips are due by 7:45 on Thursday, April 27th, in Room N248.

 

As always, please follow all directions.

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Posted by: Vicki Sage
Published: 4/3/17

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Upland High School is honored to offer the Crossroads curriculum and program on our campus this year.  It is an accredited curriculum that addresses poor decision making and inappropriate behaviors.  It seeks to develop more positive behavior strategies. Students who have been referred by their Discipline Director are encouraged to attend.  If your student has been referred by their appropriate grade level Discipline Director then please remind them to attend as some student families have agreed to Crossroads in lieu of suspension.  Thank you for your continued support.  

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 4/3/17

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Lauren
She received 9,444 votes! A big thank you to all of you who voted for Lauren! Way to show your Highlander Pride!  Congrats to Lauren on the W! 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 3/24/17

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spring dance
UHS Dance Department and Express Dance Company present, "Once Upon a Dance," Friday and Saturday, May 5th & 6th @ 7:30 p.m. in the Highlander Auditorium. Tickets available $8 pre-sale or $10 @ the door.

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 3/24/17

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Congratulations go out to Artis Seymore, Caleb Roberson, Joseph Anderson, and Devin Chandler who ran a California #2 time of 41.51 this weekend at the California Relays to break the school record previously set in 2014.


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Joseph Anderson also set State leading times in the 110m Hurdles at 13.95 and 300m Hurdles in 37.41. His time in the 300m Hurdles also breaks his previous school record of 37.72.

 

Other outstanding performances include:

 

Jada Hicks California #9 in the 200m 24.86

Jada Hicks California #4 in the 100m Hurdles 14.28

Demia January California #9 in the 300m Hurdles 45.62

 

Other New School Record Holders include:

 

Namir  Hemphill   Freshman   Triple Jump 45-08.00  Cougar Classic

Caleb Roberson   Sophomore  Long Jump 23-04.00  Cougar Classictrack and field

 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 3/20/17

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Students in the ROP Architecture class took a trip to the Inland Empire Transportation Management Center located near the 210 and 15 freeways on Friday. The IETMC is the home of CALTRANS and Highway Patrol communications for portions of LA County, and all of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. It is also the place where 911 calls made from the freeways are answered. The purpose of the trip was to explore the building which is designed to withstand an 8.0 earthquake, and maintain state-wide communications using its ability to be self-sustaining with solar power and generators.

The entire building sits atop giant rubber grommets, which allow it to move laterally up to 26” while maintaining structural integrity during a large shaker.

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Students in the Emergency Communications Room listen to Thomas Ainsworth, Chief of TMS Support, explain how during a regional disaster, this room is filled with staff from different state agencies working together.

Outside of Building
A view of the exterior of the IETMC building

Mr. Ainsworth
Mr. Ainsworth explains the solar lighting system in use at the IETMC facility.

CALTRANS
Inside the Communication Command Center for CALTRANS and the California Highway Patrol.

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 3/14/17

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There were 54 projects that were crowned San Bernardino County champions at the 28th annual History Day awards ceremony at Summit High School on March 11.

Among school districts, Upland Unified had the highest number of group and individual county champions with 25– all from Upland High School. The individual and group qualifiers advance to the California History Day competition in May.

The county History Day event had as its theme, “Taking a Stand in History.” There were three divisions with both individual and group competitions: Elementary (Grades 4-5), Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9-12). Close to 250 students competed in the event.

History Day gives students a chance to compete in a variety of categories on a historical theme. The Elementary Division only has one category of competition, two-dimensional displays. The Junior and Senior divisions compete in exhibit, documentary, performance, website and research paper categories. Only Junior and Senior champions advance to the state competition.

The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Summit High School in the Fontana Unified School District sponsored the event.

 

San Bernardino County 2017 History Day Champions

Senior Division

Documentary, Individuals

Aubrey Butler, Upland High

Kimberlin Huang, Upland High

Karelyn Rodriguez, Upland High

 

Documentary, Groups

Ashley Fulton and Ashley Laurell, Upland High

Rami Koudsi and Akira Miura, Upland High

Kimberly Puerto and Lilliana Sanchez, Upland High

 

Exhibit, Individuals

Isabella Demetz, Upland High

Maria Lentz, Upland High

Audrey Rice, Upland High

 

Exhibit, Groups

Gracie Anderson, Rachelle Ignazio, Meagan Scruggs, Upland High

Jason Diaz, Darius McLaurin and Collin Yamada, Upland High

Helen Skilbred, Noah Taylor and Nicholas Tien, Upland High

 

Research Paper, Individuals

Rebecca Norden-Bright, Upland High

 

Performance, Individuals

Hannah Abrahim, Upland High

Kayla Hopper, Upland High

Madison McCarthy, Upland High

 

Performance, Groups

Katrina Arce, Anan Hafez, Nicole Klingnsmith, Emily Nodal and Avithej Reddy, Upland High

Caitlin Huang and Tristan Huang, Upland High

Wyatt Bonilla, Matthew Locke, Brian Ronderas and Milan Stijepovic, Upland High

 

Website, Individuals

Alyssa Duke, Upland High

Michael Left, Upland High

Romeo Zendejas, Upland High

 

Website, Groups

Tony Chang and Nathan Nguyen, Upland High

Tyler Chute, Bijan Farrehyar and Jack McKinnon, Upland High

Katelyn Hammond, Lauren Henson and Callie Shehan, Upland High

 

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 3/14/17

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Seal of BiliteracyAre you biliterate?  Can you speak, read, and write in English and another world language?  The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to graduating Seniors that are proficient in English and another word language.  Please apply by clicking on the link and filling out the Google form.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.  

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Posted by: UHS webmaster
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Dwight Rogers, Discipline Department, Counselors, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

SATURDAY SCHOOL:

 

Saturday School is conducted almost every Saturday for the purpose of making up unexcused absences, ditching, tardies and for violating minor school infractions. This method is provided as an alternative to suspension. Limits may be imposed on the number of times a student is assigned. The class is conducted from 8:00–12:00. Students must report to the front of the library (unless otherwise indicated) before 8:00 a.m., or they may not be admitted. After meeting at the library, students are escorted to a classroom for the day or remain in the library (depending on space availability). Students who do not have any work with them to complete will utilize our APEX learning tutorial module. Apex is designed to assist students in strengthening their skills in subject areas such as Math, English, Science and History. There is a pre and post test to demonstrate that the student has mastered the subject area and also be proof of positive attendance. Disruptive students will be asked to leave and will not receive credit for attendance. Failure to show for an assigned Saturday School indicates the student has opted to receive a day of suspension, which may be assigned as an in-school suspension (ISS) or an at-home suspension. Students are not allowed to leave the building during the break. Breakfast is usually served between 0930-1000 in the cafeteria.

 

All students are responsible for keeping track of their Saturday School assignments; however the Discipline Office will post them on your school loop on a recurring basis. If you are still unsure, please feel free to e-mail- Colleen Rodriguez at Colleen_Rodriguez@upland.k12.ca.us.

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Posted by: Dwight Rogers
Published: 1/21/17

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Posted by: John Massie
Published: 6/7/16

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The UUSD District Counseling Center is now open. For more info visit the District website or read the brochure.

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Posted by: John Massie
Published: 6/7/16