Monday, February 24, 2020


Students, just a reminder we have tutoring available after school Monday through Thursday!

Attention Juniors-Want to increase your S-A-T score?  UT is offering 2 free sessions of ZAPS test prep.  First one is over Spring break, on March 9 from 9am to 3pm.  The other session is March 30 and 31 from 6pm-9pm.  Sign up with Miss Holly in the Guidance office.


Do you know a UTHS student or staff member who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty? Please consider nominating this deserving individual for the 3rd quarter John Deere Awards. The committee will select from nominations on Tuesday, February 25th. Remember, all students can be nominated, but only current seniors will be chosen for the awards.


Congrats to the February Read and Win program winner~ Caleb Young!Caleb, stop by the library to pick up your prize-- a gift card valued at five dollars!The prize drawing for the library's Read and Win program takes place monthly! Each book you read and tell us about-your name will be entered into this special drawing. All entries stay in the prize drawing! The more you read- the more entries you will have! Join anytime!

- Student council would like to thank all of you that participated in the Sadie Hawkin's dance this past weekend. We hope you all had a great time! 



Colleges: You must sign up in the Guidance Office in order to meet with a representative from theses colleges.

March 3rd         Monmouth       10:45 am

March 16th       Rockford          10:45 am


The Oratorical Contest is a scholarship contest sponsored by Optimist Club. Students write a SHORT speech and present it to a small group. The top winners move onto the regional, state, and national competitions. The top prize is $25,000, but there are MANY scholarships to be earned along the way.

The UT Oratorical Contest will be held on March 18th in the Commons at 6:00pm. Prizes are as follows: 1st - $100; 2nd - $75; 3rd - $50. The top students will advance to the regional competition where there will be much larger scholarships.

This is available to any student (not just seniors). Interested students should see Mr. Greer in 224E to gather materials. There will also be a short meeting after school on Thursday, February 27th to discuss the scholarship. Don't let the speech scare you. Mr. Greer is a big help! We encourage any and all to compete."


Starting today Monday, Key Club will be selling Yuda Bands, which are stylish, handcrafted bracelets made from all-natural materials.  Each band is only $7, and while that may not sound like much, it is enough to truly transform lives.  Each Yuda Band sold supports the employment of several Guatemalan workers who specialize in making the bracelets.  The bulk of the proceeds will go to support Suarlin [pronounced "Swar-lin"] Amira ["A-meer-ah"], a fifteen year old boy living in rural Guatemala who needs help to continue his education and support his family.  For just $7, you can help make all this possible, AND get a great looking Yuda Band.  You can find us at lunch in the Commons starting today Monday, or talk to Mr. Lambrecht in 209 South for more information.  Buy a band, change a life.

Interested in learning more about the new Bass Fishing Club at UTHS?  An informational meeting will be held Thursday, February 27 after school in the Gallery. We hope to see you there!

- Calling all UT girls! On Thursday, February 27th, the Girl Crush group will be hosting a "Girls Night Out" event for all UT girls! It will be from 6-9pm in the UT commons. We will be watching a movie, talking girl talk and doing girl things! The cost will be $5 and boosters will be there providing concessions. We have invited the 8th grade students from our partnering schools as well. It is sure to be a great time! Hope to see you all there! Please see Mrs. Demory or Mrs. Shattuck if you have any questions! 

- Girl Crush will have our next meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15am in room 243N! We have a lot to talk about, so hope to see you there! 

There will be a student council meeting this Friday at 7:30am in the auditorium. 

Are you curious if you made the list to be a candidate to join National Honor Society?  Letters have been sent home but swing by room 223E and see the posted list.  If you are on the list be sure to pick up your application packet.  Application packets are due by 3pm on Wednesday, March 18. 

The National Honor Society meeting for this week has been postponed until Tuesday, March 3.  We will meet at 7:30am in room 223E on NEXT Tuesday. 


There will be a softball meeting Tuesday February 25th @ 3:15 in Room 171N. Anyone who plans on trying out for the 2020 season should attend. Any questions see Coach Alonzo.

"The girls bowling team ended up placing 20th this past weekend at the state tournament.  They missed the cut as a team, but Ashlyn Burkeybile and Regina Harmening placed high enough individually to continue on in the Individual tournament on Saturday.  After a good morning round on Saturday and a bit of a rough afternoon Ashlyn finished 28th overall and Regina placed 40th overall in the individual tournament.  Congratulations to the Girls bowling team on a great season!"

There will be a meeting for all students interested in baseball this Tuesday February 25th immediately after school in room 121E.  Please see Coach Meyers if there are any questions.