Monday, March 2, 2020


Students and staff, the blood drive will be this Wednesday, March 6th from 8am to 12:30pm in gym A. Sign-ups will start today at lunch in the commons area. You must be 16 or older to donate. 

Yearbook sales are in full effect!  If you have not pre-ordered a 2019-2020 yearbook, you will definitely want to do so soon.  Yearbooks can be purchased in the Commons at the book store and online for $45 if prepaid by March 6.  After the 6th, the cost increases to $55 and the extra yearbooks are very limited.  You don't want to miss out on this memory keepsake! Reminder, you only have one week left to get the lower price, so act quickly!   

Attention all bilingual students! Do you speak Spanish, French, Arabic, or Chinese? Do you want to earn free college credits? If so, the Seal of Biliteracy is for you! We will start taking the tests to qualify for the Seal after spring break. If you already talked to Mrs. Erickson this fall, you don't need to sign up again; she will be in touch after spring break to set up a time to take the test. If you have not previously signed up, see Mrs. Erickson in room 261W for more information. 

"Any student competing in the Oratorical Contest must confirm this with Mr. Greer by this Wednesday, March 4th. Please be sure to see him ASAP."

This week is Music in our Schools Week!

Every day we will have trivia questions on the morning announcements and activities for you all to play at Lunchtime. 

Today's lunch activity is Drum Circle, come one come all and make some cool beats together. 

For the trivia question, teachers get to your email FAST! When your class knows the answer email it IMMEDIATELY to Mrs. Minard at

Finally, we have our all-time favorite "Street Pianos" - pianos have been placed for students to play before and after school and during passing times. THEY ARE NOT TO BE PLAYED DURING CLASS and you will be reprimanded for disrupting class time. Be respectful and play songs, no pounding. On Friday we will have a piano contest and see who the best piano player is at each lunch period. 

 OK, today's trivia question is: 

Which artist won the most Grammy's just this year?

Email responses to Mrs. Minard now!


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 5th          St. Ambrose                 8:55am

March 16th       Rockford                      10:45 am         


"There will be a Girl Crush meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 am in Room 243 N.  We will be deciding on T-Shirt Designs and the Agenda for the Retreat.  Please be in attendance!"  

The next Interact Club meeting will be on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30am in the Gallery.  Rotarians must attend as we discuss job shadow day.  All students are welcome to attend. 

 "Gamer's Club will meet this Friday from 3 to 5 in the Gallery.  If you plan to ride the activities bus home, you must know your address."

Congratulations to the UT scholastic bowl team on their second place win in this weekend's Mercer County tournament. Well done Panthers!

UTHS Foster’s Voice Suicide Awareness and Prevention club will be having a meeting this Thursday at 7:00 am! It will be in the girl’s gym and there will be donuts! Bring a friend!