Hello Highlander Families,
First Quarter Grading Period
First quarter grades will arrive at homes this week. This is a good time to review your student’s academic progress with them. First quarter grades are a progress report to let parents and students know how students are doing mid-way through the first semester. In addition first quarter grades are used for athletic eligibility checks. Semester grades are the student’s permanent grades.
College Admissions – Attention Seniors
A reminder to all seniors and parents of seniors, that UC/CSU applications for fall 2015 undergraduate admission are due on November 30. On Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm, UHS is hosting a college night with representatives from public and private schools, financial aid, and the NCAA.
Chaffey College Classes – Attention Seniors and Juniors
We are excited to announce that we will partner with Chaffey College to offer college credit courses for junior and senior Upland Unified School District students beginning in January 2016. Chaffey College will provide their Fast Track courses on the Upland High School Campus. The Fast Track program allows students to earn up to 8 units per semester starting in their junior year. All units earned are fully transferable to CSU campuses as General Education units. Courses will be taken after school from 3:15 - 6:45 pm on our UHS Campus. Courses will be free to Upland students, materials and books will have to be purchased. For more information regarding this exciting program and/or to register, please attend our information night Monday November 16th at the Upland High School lower library from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Chaffey College and Upland Unified representatives will be on site to provide information and answer any questions you might have. Information is also available in our administration offices
We had over 900 students take the PSAT last week, and we will distribute the results of the PSAT by grade level in the auditorium prior to winter break, after we receive your student’s scores. A reminder that you can still register for the SAT offered December 5.
CIF playoffs begin this week, and we have three teams that are involved. Girls Cross Country had an individual runner, Alexandra Lambros, qualify for CIF Preliminaries in Riverside. Alexandra will race on Saturday morning at 8:42 am. Our Girls Volleyball team plays at Villa Park HS tonight at 7 pm, and Football hosts Saugus at Highlander Stadium Friday night also at 7 pm. Good luck to all of our CIF participants!
On November 20 our UHS Regiment travels to Fresno on November 20 for the State Championships.
Upland High Theatre Department
Come see how the Vietnam War impacted women in the dramatic play, “A Piece of My Heart.” The performance will be presented at the Highlander Auditorium on November 19, 20, and 21 at 7 pm. Tickets are $8 pre-sale at the student store and $10 at the door.
The first ever Winter Wonderland Formal will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 8-11 pm in the new gym. The dress code is semi-formal and students with an ASB card can get an early bird price of $15 for tickets. Without an ASB card, tickets are $20 and $25 for guests. Tickets go on sale next week, make sure you get them early for these amazing prices. Please don’t forget your dance agreements.
Step Back in Time for an Experience of Music, Merriment and Marvelous Food. On December 10, 11, 12, and 13, Upland High School Choral Music presents the Elizbethan Dinner. Please visit the Choral Music website atuplandhisghschoolchoir.org for times and prices.
The following are scheduled as non-school days for students during the second quarter:
· Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
· Monday, November 23-Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break
· Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1 – Winter Break
· Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Day
Principal's Message From Dr. Garry Cameron, Principal Upland High School
Hello Highlander Community,
We are looking forward to another tremendous year for our students. We are here to support your student and to create a school community where all students find success academically, in activities, and socially. Our school is made great through a collective effort from all of us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and partnership.
As your student transitions from summer time to school time I would like to provide some back to school tips for your student. I know many of you already have these conversations, but it helps to have common discussion points.
- The importance of attendance and the correlation with academic performance
- Preparing for timely attendance: 1st period begins at 7:45 am
- Eating healthy and regular meals
- A reminder about school appropriate language
I would also like to share a few highlighted events we have in the month of September. Our Back to School Night is Thursday, September 10 at 6 pm, Homecoming is September 25 at 7 pm, and our Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 pm at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. This is going to be a great year, and it is my privilege to welcome our Highlander community back for the 2015-16 school year.
Contact Dr. Cameron