To cap off our Holiday Spirit Week, tomorrow is Winter Wear Wednesday! Deck yourself out in your most festive holiday gear. Also, school will dismiss at 2:15 on Wednesday.
Unity Junior High School is looking for donations of single serve pre-packaged ice cream treats for their Accelerated Reader Rewards party. If you are able to donate a box of treats, please use the Sign Up link below. Treats will need to be sent in after the holiday break, by Friday, January 6th. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0949A5A928A1F4C52-accelerated
Tomorrow for Spirit Week, it's Tinsel Top and Twinkle Toes Tuesday! Put on your hat/headband and show off your holiday socks! Sixth Grade, for the Christmas Countdown tomorrow is Sweater Day.
School will dismiss at 2:15 PM on Wednesday, December 21. There will be NO SCHOOL Thurs., Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 2 for the winter holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Dear Families, We are unable to call out or receive phone calls this morning. This issue is being worked on and we hope it resolves soon. In the meantime, please email absences or other attendance information to email@example.com. Thank you!
Holiday Spirit Week starts on Monday! On Monday, we're Mad About Plaid! Cozy up in your favorite flannel shirt. Sixth Grade: Add some accessories for your Christmas Countdown! Don a holiday necklace, elf ears, reindeer antlers, or other holiday accesories!
Sixth Grade Students: Wednesday is Santa Hat Day on your Countdown to Christmas Break!
The Internet is down at UJHS. We are also unable to receive or make calls. If you need to get in touch with the office please email Mrs. Fitzgerald at Fitzgeraldl@unity.k12.Il.us.
Fannie May will be available on Monday December 12 from 2:00 - 4:00. Tuesday December 13th candy will be sent home with students unless too large to sit on the student’s lap in the bus. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up with parents if needed. Thank you to all of you who participated in our fundraiser.
Yearbook prices will go up on 12/16/2022, buy your yearbook now! Visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/72752J to order online.
School will dismiss at 2:15 PM on Tuesday, November 22. There will be NO SCHOOL Wed., Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 25. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!
There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 8 for Election Day.
In honor of Veterans Day Unity Junior High School is collecting approved items to take to Danville VA in December. The collection will take place from November 11 through December 16. Needed and approved items to to donate to the VA are posted in Parent Documents at ujhs.com. Erika Hiser is the UJHS faculty member leading this effort. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Drop off locations: Unity High School, Junior High School, Unity West, Unity East, Center for your Health Ltd in Philo, Longview State Bank in Sidney, and Busey Bank in Tolono.
Want to place an online order for the Fannie May Fundraisesr? Visit https://www.ruthieanddanafundraising.com/ and click on "Explore Fundraisers". Next, click on "Order Now" from the Fanny May Candy Fundraiser section. At checkout, you can note "Unity Junior High School" and the name of the student you are supporting with your purchase. In delivery options, you can also choose to have the order sent to the school if you plan to receive the order from the student you are supporting, and the shipping charge will be removed.
The UJHS yearbook may be ordered online at inter-state.com/order and by entering code 72752J. The cost is $17 through December 16. The cost goes up to $20 after December 17-February 28.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 21.
There will be an EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:30 on Thursday, October 20 for our School Improvement Day.
Wear orange on Wednesday, October 19 to celebrate Unity Day, a day to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. After school events are planned for that day, including a 1-mile fun run, music, games, and dinner and dessert available from Smith Burger and Sidney Dairy Barn! See the calendar or news feed for more information.
Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent-teacher conference night is October 20 from 3:00-9:30 pm. Conference information was sent to parents emails on October 7. Visit UJHS.com to sign up with your student's teachers. The district has set aside October 20 from 3:00 to 9:30 for conferences. Parent-teacher conference night is another opportunity to bridge the connection between home and school. Online individual conference signups will be posted at ujhs.com under the Parent-Teacher Conferences link the afternoon of October 11. The following information is provided by UJHS to help you determine what kind of conference or communication would best fit your needs.
Hope this finds you having a great fall and getting ready to enjoy Unity Homecoming festivities this weekend. October is a busy month. Here are our updates: Chromebooks: Students have been doing an overall good job of keeping up with Chromebooks as part of the District One-to-One Device Initiative. A friendly reminder that charged Chromebooks and earbuds are needed each day. Parking Lot Safety: Thank you for not blocking the orange cones at dismissal. This helps our students to be able to exit the building with an unobstructed view of the parking lot. Deputy Mayo has asked administration to remind our school community to slow down in the school parking lots. The parking lot speed limit is 15 miles per hour. Unity Day 2022: The UJHS Cross Country Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Pep Club present UNITY DAY 2022, hosted on the UJHS/UHS school grounds on Wednesday, October 19. The event will start and finish near the UHS softball field with a 1-mile cross country race for grade school through junior high students. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade runners will start at 3:40; sign up for the races will begin at 3:15 until race time. Once the race is complete, we invite all Unit Seven families to unite in ORANGE in support of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion with a family get-together complete with music, games, Smithburger and Sidney Dairy Bar. UJHS Fundraiser: Fannie May fundraiser kicks off on October 20, 2022. UJHS limits to one major fundraiser per year. This fundraiser helps to cover the expenses of school trips, student handbook and planner, all-school bowling event, student incentives, and more. We appreciate your participation. Parent Teacher Conferences: The district has set aside October 20 from 3:00 to 9:30 for conferences. Parent-teacher conference night is another opportunity to bridge the connection between home and school. Online individual conference signups will be posted at ujhs.com under the Parent-Teacher Conferences link the afternoon of October 11. The following information is provided by UJHS to help you determine what kind of conference or communication would best fit your need. Individual Meeting: 1. Need for a conversation with a specific teacher. 2. Need to problem solve about performance or adjustment to a specific class. 3. Need to ask questions related to content or curriculum. Team Meeting Request (Please contact a grade level teacher to arrange this kind of meeting). 1. Parent has information to share about academic, medical, and/or social/emotional information with multiple staff. 2. Student is experiencing adjustment issues at a particular grade level. 3. Student is underperforming in all classes; a problem solving approach is needed. Email: 1. No need for a conference, but would like a general check in with teacher. 2. Opportunity to provide information that doesn’t require a conversation. Opt out of parent-teacher conference night: 1. No specific concerns or questions at this time. 2. Already in regular communication with my student’s teachers. Picture Day Retakes: Retakes for picture day scheduled on the morning of October 20, 2022. Please send the packet you are returning with your student for retakes. Students who were absent on the August picture day will also be able to have their pictures taken on this date. Today, we had our first all-school assembly of the year. The School Climate team planned fun activities, we recognized individual students and student sports and clubs, and grade levels cheered on their peers and teachers in minute-to-win- it style grades. Our school spirit was electric! It was a refreshing reminder that we are part of wonderful family we call Rocket Nation. Have a great weekend. Go Rockets!