UCHS Yearbook Staff Wins Top State Honor

14 hours ago

 Pictured are Johanna Hill, Hannah Fuller and Christine Politte at the MIPA Scholastic Journalism Day held at University of Missouri-Columbia in April 2016.

The University City High School yearbook staff has won top honors for its 2015-16 yearbook, The Dial, from the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). The yearbook team received the organization's highest level rating, the All-Missouri Award.

"This is an amazing achievement for our student journalists as it is a state-level award," said  Mary Williams, University City High School media adviser.

 Student journalists who comprised the Dial's  staff last year are: Hannah Fuller and Johanna Hill, co-editors, Christine Politte, assistant editor, Taneya Parker, photo editor, Della Cox, design editor, Catherine Hoff, design editor, Tamia Williams, staff, Tevin Williams, staff, Aniya Kendrick, staff Joshua Mayfield, staff, Jermarcus Perkins, staff and Leah Zukosky, staff.

UCHS student journalists also won many awards for Yearbook and Newspaper at the April MIPA conference, including the All-Missouri Award for the 2015-16 Newspaper. For more about our outstanding student journalists, click here.
Luebbers named regional Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to 2016-17 University City Teacher of the Year, Nancy Luebbers of Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, who has been named a St. Louis Regional Teacher of the Year and will apply for the state-level competition.

UCHS Welcomes New Leadership for 2016-17 School Year

8 days ago

New faces will be in old places at University City High School for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Susan Hill, an assistant principal at University City High School for the past four years, will become Principal July 1, 2016. Dr. T- Herbert Jeffrey I will assume duties as assistant principal and Dr. Samuel T. Martin, IV will report as Dean of Students, a newer role at the high school.

“Susan worked with Principal Michael Maclin closely over the past four years so, while we hate to see him leave, we are in very good hands having Susan in such a key position,” said Dr. Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent.

Dr. Jeffrey and Dr. Martin are new to the District. Dr. Jeffrey most recently served as a middle school assistant principal with the St. Louis Public Schools. He has more than 13 years of experience as a building leader including serving as assistant principal in both Normandy and Hazelwood schools and as principal in the Jennings School District.

Dr. Martin, a UCHS alum, has worked for the past eight years as a counselor with the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri. In his role as Dean of Students Dr. Martin will focus  extensively on college preparation initiatives and transition programs for incoming freshmen to assure their success.


New Online Student Enrollment Underway

22 days ago

The School District of University City has moved to an online enrollment process that will help ensure more accurate student and family data while streamlining the enrollment process. The new process began on July 1, 2016. Click here for a short video tutorial to help you get started.

Who must enroll?

All students new to The School District of University City, transitioning to a new school in the District (entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade) or entering third grade are required to enroll or re-enroll at the school. This enrollment is required before middle and high school course registration process may begin. Current District students entering sixth through twelfth grades should have completed enrollment and course selection during the school year and need only attend the registration and schedule pick-up. Incoming freshmen who have not yet enrolled should call University City High School at 314-290-4110 to schedule an appointment for July 19, 8am until noon.

Why are we doing this?

Online enrollment saves time and effort for parents; it is more efficient for the District providing more accurate information such as parent contact data. Parents enter information right into the system from the comfort of their homes, at their convenience. Parents will receive an email letting them know registration has been completed. If additional information is needed, the email will indicate what steps need to be taken.

How do we access the online enrollment?

Current parents should log in to the Parent Portal using their current log-in information. Enrollment forms are on the screen. Simply complete and submit. New families or families who have not used the Parent Portal will first need to complete the Parent Portal registration online. A valid email address is needed to complete this step. Once you have created a Parent Portal account you can proceed to the online enrollment.

What if I don’t have a computer or email address?

Computers will be available in the schools for enrollment. If an email address is needed, consider using a free email services such as Google and Yahoo to set-up your email account.

What about all my records?

Families will still need to provide documents such as birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency. Those documents can be scanned and sent via email to the student’s school. If student is new to the District, those documents will need to be delivered in person.

What else can I do during online enrollment?

Parents can review all of the District’s policies update the media exclusion form online.

The District is also launching Student 360 from Tyler Technologies. This application allows students to review their info on their  various devices. They can check grades, student lunch balances and more. Download the app from Google store.

For more information about enrollment procedures for new and transitioning students, call 314-290-4045.

Brittany Woods Bound!
Elementary students across the district participated in the annal Field Day event that helps introduce students from all four elementary schools in preparation for their transition to Brittany Woods Middle School. (Curtis Conyears photo)
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Safe at School, Safe at Home Back to School Rally Aug. 2, 2016

13 days ago

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Registration open for "Safe at School, Safe at Home" donors, volunteers and booths... scroll down for links.

The School District of University City and the University City Police Department are once again joining forces to host the 2016 National Night Out and Back-to-School Rally celebration. This year's event is "Safe at School, Safe at Home." The event will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 on the campus of the Ronald E. McNair Administration Building at 8136 Groby Road. University City students, parents and community members are welcome to participate in this free event where the community comes together to increase neighborhood spirit, strengthen community/police partnerships and kick off the school year.

This fun-filled event includes a performance stage, petting zoo, bounce houses, food and drinks, face-painting, school bus and haircuts along with safety information about crime and drug prevention, and much more. A limited number of backpacks with school supplies will be distributed AFTER official 5 p.m. opening ceremony concludes. This event is ALL free and open to the public.

“Our partnership with the police department works so well. It makes sense to combine the celebrations,” said Joylynn Pruitt, Ed.D., superintendent of schools. “By joining forces, we’re able to leverage the community’s time, so they can enjoy the fun activities, giveaways and helpful information concentrated into one event,” she said.

“We’re looking forward to another great year,” said Chief of Police Charles Adams. “I’m pleased we’re able to come together in this way, and we’re once again calling for volunteers.”

"Safe at School, Safe at Home" Donors/Sponsors, Volunteers and Booth Reservations:

Donors/sponsors, event volunteers (other than UCPD Focus Group members) and organizations interested in setting up booths are needed. Please call  314-290-4001 or email communications@ucityschools.org  for more information.

Questions about the event? Call 314-290-4001 or email communications@ucityschools.org.

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