This Week@UCA October 19, 2018
- October 17, 2018
- Posted by: Krista Mikkelson
- Category: This Week @ UCA
Dear UCA Family,
As home leave comes to an end, we hope you had a restful couple of days. While some went home, others went to the Union College Soccer/Volleyball Tournament. Keep our athletes in your prayers as they finish up their last days at tournament. We are praying for you all to have safe travels, and we’ll see you on Monday!
Monday Morning Prayer Time
On Monday, October 22, we will meet in the lobby of the Administration Building at 8:00 a.m. for prayer. If you are on campus, please join us in praying for Phyllis Bretsch, Enoc Cadena and the sophomore boys.
Juniors (and some Sophomores): The PSAT/NMSQT test is Wednesday, October 24 (school calendar correction). All Juniors take the PSAT.
Why take the PSAT?
*Score in the top 1% of the state on PSAT and SAT to be a National Merit Scholar that receives 100% tuition paid in the United States to any private or public university or college for four years.
*Practice for the SAT test, colleges will look at your highest SAT score and ACT scores and some accept PSAT scores.
*PSAT scores may be used for college applications to waive some class requirements
A maximum of 15 Sophomores may take the test provided (1) a parent email request is made to Julie.Hagele@ucaa.org, (2) student has a known track record of high academic ability, and (3) the $16 fee will be added to their bill. Sophomores would test as a practice run because they believe they could be a National Merit Scholar when they test their Junior year.
PSAT/NMSQT practice exams are available: www.collegeboard.org/psatpractice
End First Quarter
The end of the first quarter is upon us! Make sure all assignments are turned in and grades are where you want them to be by October 26. Second quarter will begin the following Monday, October 29.
Seniors, make sure your pictures and graduation tributes are turned in by October 26. Yearbook tributes are due the same day.
A music tour is happening on October 26-28 with Orchestra and Choraliers to Brewster and Omak, WA. The bus will be leaving at the flagpole around 2:00 p.m. on Friday and arrive back Saturday night around 10:00 p.m.
2018-2019 Home Leave transportation info
The Red Cross will be on campus on November 7 for a blood drive. By Washington State law, students 18 years of age and older may sign their own papers and donate blood. Students 16-17 years of age may donate with parental permission. If you wish to let your 16 or 17 year old student donate blood, you can find the parental permission document as well as answers to frequently asked questions on the school website at ucaa.org/redcross. You may fill out the permission slip and have your child bring it back to school after home leave. Thank you for your consideration of this service to our community.
October 16 Amateur Hour Auditions
October 17-21 October Home Leave
October 17-21 Union College Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
October 26 Senior Pictures, Senior Yearbook Tributes, Graduation Tribute photos due
October 26 End First Quarter
October 26-27 Music Tour (Brewster/Omak)
October 29 Begin Second Quarter
November 7 ASB Blood Drive
November 9-10 Music Tour
November 14 FoundationONE Assembly
November 15 Amateur Hour Dress Rehearsal/School Picture Retakes
November 16-18 Family Weekend
November 16 FoundationONE Dinner
November 17 Amateur Hour
November 18 Parent-Teacher Conferences/Student Dismissal – 12:30 p.m.
November 19-25 Thanksgiving Break