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Middle School Newsletter

March 2018

High School Newsletter

March 2018

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ACT question of the day


Thursday, March 22
Walk n Talk in Main Gym during lunches

Industry Club in LGI 2:30-5:00 p.m.

RoboBots in Rm 300,302,304/ 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 23
Olweus Class Meetings



Monday, March 26
End of Quarter 3

Medical Club in Rm 311/ 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27
7th Grade School Dental Exams

Walk n Talk in Main Gym during lunches

RoboBots in Rm 300,302,304/ 2:30-5:00 p.m.

GED Classes in Rm 100/ 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28
Game day in LGI during first 2 lunches

8th Grade Movie and Pizza (Change for Books) 10:00-12:10 in Auditorium, 12:10-1:02 in LGI

PYD Sparks in Chorus Rm 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Fire Department Presentation in Auditorium 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29
Easter Vacation


Friday, March 30
Easter Vacation

Welcome to the Union City Area Middle/High School!


Policy 5901 - Audio Interception on School Buses

and School Vehicles


Red Line:  MTO Choice of- Burrito, Tacos, Walking Taco, Taco Salad, Nachos 

Orange Line:  Meatball Hoagie Panini or Turkey & Cheese Hoagie or Chicken, Feta, Strawberry Salad or Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies or Vegetarian Salad or Protein Power Pack 

Purple Line:  Pizza/Quesadilla Station 

Breakfast Tomorrow for Middle School

Red Line-  Bagel or Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich with Sausage or Chicken Patty   

Orange Line-  Assorted Pastries 

Breakfast Tomorrow for High School

Pillsbury Bagel Bars/Assorted Hot Items or Fruit Parfaits & Grahams, Fruit & Juice Choices

Lunch tomorrow:

Red Line:  MTO Stuffed Potato and Salad    

Orange Line:  Chicken Tender Wrap Panini or Grilled Cheese Panini or Taco Salad or Parfaits &/or Smoothies or Vegetarian Salad or Protein Power Pack   

Purple Line:  The Grill- Hamburger, Chicken Patties, Grilled Chicken, Turkey Burger, Fish, Meatball Sub, Hot Dog * Friday Fry Day 



Congratulations to the following winners of the Student of the Month award:
For the Middle School: Mikayla Niggel
For the High School: Dominick Ferraro

Attention Students: It is not too early to pay off your yearbook.  If you forgot how much you owe, stop in and check with Mrs. Mumau.


Tickets for International Day will be for sale during first lunch and before or after school in room 221 now until Easter vacation.  The cost is $4.00.  In order to attend International Day on Friday, April 13th, you must have taken at least one semester of a foreign language and bought your ticket by March 28th.  International Day t-shirts are also for sale.  See the posters around school for more information.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Martin. 

There will be a Prom Committee Meeting on Wednesday, March 21 in room 221. Decisions will be made on the invitation design and decorations.


STOP THE BLEED, Active Shooter Preparedness Presentation on March 28th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium, sponsored by the Union City Volunteer Fire Department.


Attention Juniors: Your order forms and money for the Easter Ham Sale are due to Ms. Martin at the end of this week, Friday, March 16th.  

Help is needed stuffing the Easter Eggs for the Community Egg Hunt. This is a great opportunity to earn Community Service Hours and have a great time with friends.  Snacks are provided!  We will meet in the chorus room on Monday, March 19th from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Come hang out with us!

Attention Students:  Class dues must be paid to Mrs. Himrod in the high school office no later than March 26th.  If you have questions, please see your class adviser.

Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays?  Want to have fun?  Come join us at SPARKS.  SPARKS is open to middle and high school students.  We will meet in the Chorus room from 2:45- 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join the fun!


The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is now hiring for their summer program that runs for seven weeks. This is a paid work experience with job training and educational opportunities to teens as they protect and restore public lands and waters. Dates are June 25th to August 10th. Pay is $10.15 per hour, breakfast and lunch are provided. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 to 18 at the start of the program with in interest in conservation and natural resource management. Please see the guidance office for more information.

PACAC Camp College West is a 2 day residential college preparation experience for sophomores and juniors interested. Join mentors and students from around the region for FREE. See the guidance office for information. 

Mercyhurst North East will be coming to visit with interested 11th and 12th graders on March 23rd at 8:00 a.m. Please sign up in the guidance office. 

PA State Police is offering their Camp Cadet program to boys and girls ages 13-15. It is free of charge for those who attend. Application is in the guidance office. 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifCedar Crest College is having their 16th Annual Forensic Science Symposium on March 24th from 8:30 to 4:00. Admission is free and lunch is provided for high school students and their guests. Registration needs to be done by March 1

Christian University & College Fair on March 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Erie First Christian Academy. See the guidance office for more information. 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifThe SeaWolves Community Fund is currently searching for high-energy, motivated volunteers to assist in 50/50 raffle sales during the 2018 season. This is great opportunity for those students (college and high school) who are searching for community service credit hours to directly impact the Erie community, while also enjoying the fast-paced environment of professional sports. Those interested in volunteering their time during the 2018 season are encouraged to contact SeaWolves Community Engagement Manager, Hunter Horenstein, via email (hunter@seawolves.com) or by calling (814) 456-1300

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifAttention Juniors and Seniors: There are several dates to visit Mercyhurst University to explore some of their programs. See the guidance office for more information. 

Attention Reminder to students in Grades 10 & 11:
Students who are interested in the Summer PFEW (PA Free Enterprise Week) program are to bring your signed applications to the Guidance Office by January 30th. Don't miss this chance to participate in an amazing summer leadership experience. Please see Mrs. Dawson if you need an application or have questions.

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifSeniors:  Please remember to bring your college acceptance letters to Ms. Reynolds in
The guidance office.

There are multiple US Brig Niagara sailing programs available for the 2018 year, including the live-aboard sail training program. This information can be picked up in the guidance office. 

Edinboro University invites nominations for the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy. The Academy is hosted by the Edinboro University School of Business and will be held at the Edinboro University campus, June 10th through June 14th, 2018. Participants will be young leaders with an interest in business careers who are entering grade 9, 10, and 11 in the 2018-2019 school years. Students will be housed on campus during the Academy.

Richard Lyle Gray Scholarship in the amount of $5,000+ for any graduating senior who has financial need. Deadline is May 15. 

Donald E. Barteldt Memorial Scholarship for $500.00 is available to seniors who plan on attending a College or University. Students must have a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is May 1st. 

The Union City PTO Scholarship is available now. Deadline is April 11th.

Corry Federal Credit Union has a scholarship for members with the amount ranging from $500.00 to $1,500.00. Must be a member of the Credit Union to apply. Applications are due March 31st to the credit union. 

Jenine Mineo Memorial Scholarship for $500.00 is available for seniors who have been involved in chorus, musicals, talent shows, and other theatrical productions. Applications are due May 15th. 

The Lyons Scholarship is available for seniors who will be attending a certificated program or a trade school for higher learning. Four scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given. Application is due April 15th. 

Baxter Drew Wellmon Living Trust Scholarship is for seniors who are pursuing a business related career. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and is due May 15th. 

The Allanigue Community Scholarship is for seniors with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Application is due May 15th. 

Leroy Brest Memorial Scholarship is available for $1,000.00 for students pursuing a career in education. Application deadline is May 15th. 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif Scholarships are available to cover the cost for each participant.
Applications are in the guidance office or can also be submitted at edinboro.edu keyword search “Summer Youth Business Academy”. The deadline for submitting applications is February 23rd, 2018.  SPACE IS LIMITED, SO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The American Society of Highway Engineers has a scholarship for students who are pursuing a degree in civil engineering or transportation/highway related fields. Application deadline is March 31, 2018. 

The StringsforaCURE Foundation has a scholarship available to any graduating high school senior that has been touched by a breast cancer diagnosis within his or her family. They are giving out 2 $1,000 scholarships. Must have a GPA of 2.5 and deadline is April 13, 2018. 

The Italian American Women's Association invites senior class female students to apply for the annual Italian heritage scholarship. Applicant must have mother or father who is of Italian heritage. Deadline April 1, 2018.

Harry Loomis Scholarship is available for seniors pursuing higher education with a focus on business. This year's scholarship is $1,500. Deadline is April 2, 2018. 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifPrecision Manufacturing Institute will be here for interested juniors or seniors at 9:30 a.m. on February 15, 2018. Please sign up in the guidance office. 

The Patrick J. DiPaolo Memorial Scholarship is now available in the guidance office for current seniors who have been accepted to a college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA and is recognized as a high school athlete in at least one sport. Application postmark deadline is February 21, 2018.

The Hermine Solt Student Scholarship is now available in the guidance office. This $500 scholarship is for students majoring in the business field. Applications can be picked up in the
Guidance office and are due by March 1, 2018

The Community Foundation of Western PA will start accepting applications online January 1, 2018. There are multiple scholarships you can apply for. The general essay question is "explain why you chose your field of study; share your aspirations and vision of what you hope to accomplish within the next five years; and lastly, as a recipient of this scholarship, how do you intend to pay it forward". The website to apply is http://comm-foundation.org/scholarships/ or you can go to the guidance office for more information. Application period ends March 1, 2018.

Gannon University's Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship program awards 25 scholarships every year to students in qualifying engineering and computer science majors, each totaling up to $10,000 and renewable for up to four years. Apply online at gannon.edu/seecs. Eligible students are students applying to Gannon University in an eligible major with a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Information can be picked up in the Guidance office. Deadline is March 1, 2018.

The Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship is now available for seniors continuing their education who have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder. Scholarship amount is $1,000 and deadline is March 16, 2018. Please see the guidance office for application.

Edgar Snyder has a scholarship for seniors attending a 2- or 4- year or trade school in the fall of 2018. There are 3 prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Students are to submit their idea for a presentation that would discourage their peers from dangerous driving behavior. Can be any form of media (video, website, creative writing piece). All entries must be postmarked by 3/23/18 to be eligible.

Waterford Garden Club has a scholarship out now for any senior who is planning a garden related career such as horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation, ecology, environmental bio, etc. Application is in the guidance office. Application is due April 10, 2018.

A $500 Northwestern PA Area Labor Federation Scholarship is available now in the guidance office. Eligibility is for a union member or a dependent of a union member in good standing of a local union affiliated with the NWPA ALF going on to pursue secondary education. Deadline is April 23, 2018.

There are two $2,000 scholarships available for seniors who are majoring in a food service related field. Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. All requirements are listed on the application in the guidance office. Deadline is April 27, 2018.