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UHS hosted a college fair in partnership with the Michigan College Access Network this week. Over 50 colleges and universities were in attendance. UHS students enjoyed learning about different options for their post-secondary studies. Thank you to all of the institutions that came to present these opportunities to our students!
Black excellence and culture were on display across the district. Large door displays were created by students and teachers at UHS and FUEL.
The votes are in, and the winner of this year's BHM Door Decorating Competitions are...
UHS: MR. KLEVEN
Thank you to everyone who participated! "I loved hearing the kids plan and talk about the doors," said Sarah Rodgers, UHS ELA teacher and Student Council advisor. Rodgers was thrilled to once again see this annual activity used as "an opportunity to empower our students, and joyfully celebrate their history and culture."
UHS Student Council visited Forgotten Harvest on Friday. This was our second visit of the year, and we beat our previous record! The group sorted and packaged enough food to provide over 12,000 meals to families in need. We had an amazing time, and are excited to go on our next community service trip, which will be planting trees with The Greening of Detroit!
A big thank you to the well-trained pups at Fur Angels therapy dogs for coming to visit our students today! We are thankful for our community partners who support our social emotional learning and whole child education.
On Monday, January 23rd, the Board of Education approved the following School of Choice Enrollment windows:
April 1st–April 30th—Oakland County School of Choice
- K: 20 students
- 3rd: 10 students
- 6th: 15 students
- 7th: 15 students
- 8th: 15 students
- FHS 9th: unlimited
- FHS 10th: unlimited
March 10th–September 1st—Oakland, Wayne, Macomb County School of Choice
- UHS 9th-12th: unlimited
Early applications cannot be accepted and will need to be resubmitted during the open enrollment period, in compliance with Michigan State Law.
Every other Friday since mid-November, UHS students have been visiting Ferndale Upper Elementary to talk and engage with 5th grade girls, supporting their questions and problem-solving with them. The mentoring group was started by Ms. Gena Clay–Restorative Practices Coordinator at UHS–and is called "Tea Time with Clay."
In December, the older students brought snacks and books for the 5th graders to read over the holiday. The group plays games inside and on the playground. FUEL students were excited to share their classrooms, garden spaces, and media center. The mentoring group meets for 60 minutes. "It gives [the kids] enough time to talk to us about something they need help with and to connect," said Ms. Clay.
On December 16th, UHS students had the amazing opportunity to attend the Van Gogh in America exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Students were able to explore the DIA and view masterpieces from some of the world’s most renowned artists. Students witnessed the real-life application of art techniques that they learned this year.
Congratulations to our boys varsity football team for winning the OAA Gold League Championship and securing a spot in the top 32 teams earning a berth in the State Championship Playoffs.
Congratulations also goes out to our head coach Eric Royal who was selected OAA Coach of The Year!
The first round playoff game is against Birmingham Seaholm this Friday at 7pm. There is a fan bus going and all students have been sent an email with the sign-up sheet, or they can see Mr. Butler at lunch or after school.
On Thursday, October 11 UHS National Honor Society inducted its seventeenth class of inductees! Congratulations to these students who exemplify everything we pride ourselves on here at UHS!
- Diamond Boykins
- Jayla Brewer
- Micah Burks
- Tyesha Freeman
- Nyasha Hurt
- Zoe Nahabedian
- JayVion Pinkston
- Charlize Spanish
- Kamara Taylor
- James Worth
TCEC and UHS participated in the annual Oakland County Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7th. We visited Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering in Rochester Hills, MI where students learned about careers in engineering, CAD, CNC operations and IT to name a few. Students went on a tour and watched plastic parts for automobiles being made from beginning to end. It was a great day with lots of new information and new career and internship opportunities.
Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) offers a free program that uses a brief self-report screening tool for children and youth (6-17 years), who may display concerning behaviors.
The Oakland Community Health Network is here to help! Through the Mental Health Access and Juvenile Justice Diversion (MHA/JJD) project, Ferndale Schools is able to offer free services including a brief mental health screening (MAYSI-2/PSC) to children ages 6-17. This screening is for any child who may be exhibiting at-risk behaviors such as truancy, suspensions, appearing withdrawn, self-harming, etc. We then provide customized recommendations to the families which may include counseling, psychiatry, mentoring programs, and many more. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The OCHN also offers School Navigators to assist any children enrolled in school to connect to Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Substance Use, Mental Health, and/or Autism Services. The Navigators have also been critical in helping families connect with reimbursement programs that can assist with deductibles and co-pays for counseling. The navigators can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UHS Student Council visited Forgotten Harvest on Friday and packaged 3,416 lbs of food! They did an amazing job, and helped out a lot of families! Keep on shining, Eagles.