Picture Retake and Make-up Day today Thursday, October 1 for all UT and UTEC IN-PERSON 9-11th grade students who missed the first picture day or those who want to retake the original photo. This opportunity is also open to ALL seniors who are unable to go to the studio for their free senior portrait session. Photographic Arts will be in the auditorium from 7:30am-10:45am and then again from 12:00-3:15pm. NO order forms this year, so stop on down before school, during class when it's an appropriate time, or after school to get your pictures taken. 

Picture Day for all REMOTE students is Wednesday, October 7. Photographic Arts will be in the UTHS auditorium from 10:00am-2:00pm. NO order forms this year, so all you need to bring with is that great smile! **If you are unable to come to the school for picture day, you may contact Photographic Arts at 309-762-6662 to schedule an appointment at the studio. The deadline for all pictures (9-12th grade) to be taken and included in the yearbook is October 10.


Congratulations to Kina Michael UT library's first quarter winner in the Read and Win program! Kina, stop by the library and pick up your prize!   

To participate in Read+Win, just read a book and fill out the Read+Win entry form located on the library website- click the student’s link!  

Lunch for today

Spicy Chicken Tenders

Garlic Bread Stick

Oven Baked French Fries

Fresh Apple 



Visits from college representatives will be mainly virtual this year.  If you are interested in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale or the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, stop by the counseling office to sign up.  Augustana will be hosting a pop up event here in October. Stop by to get more information and sign up.  


The Book Club selection for October is the manga "She and Her Cat".

It is a quick and heartfelt story about the relationship between a cat and his owner told from the cat's perspective. You may pick up a copy in the library.

Sign up for our online version of Book Club by texting UTBO to the number 81010.


Girls’ basketball open gyms will run tonight 3:30-5 in Gym A, any questions contact Coach Walker

"In sports.. Last night, the Panther's Tennis Team sent their seniors out in style as they defeated Kewanee 5 to 0 at the Panther Cage.  Leading the team to victory were the senior doubles teams of Allison Merimanian and Autumn Loge, Lucy Buzea and Hannah Jones, and Pra Paw with freshman Summer Shoesmith.  In singles, junior Reese Williams and senior captain Khyrstina Reynolds did not drop a game in their victories for UT. The coaches would like to again thank all the seniors for their dedication and leadership during this most unique year and wish them luck for the rest of the season and beyond!"