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New final exam policy in effect

Posted by on August 19, 2016 with 0 Comments

There is a new attendance incentive that affects all students for the 2016-2017 school year.  Hearkening back to a policy from the previous decade, students will be able to earn a final exam exemption (they will not have to take final exams) if they meet the proper criteria.  Those criteria are: No more than three absences […]

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Freshman orientation photos available

Posted by on August 19, 2016 with 0 Comments

Photos from this year’s freshman orientation are available on the UTHS News Facebook page.  Just follow this link to the gallery.

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Meet the Panthers tonight

Posted by on August 19, 2016 with 0 Comments

The Panther Preview for 2016 will be tonight at Soule Bowl starting at 6:00 p.m. The preview will start out with a few words from new band director, Mr. Mike Wawrzynski, who will then let the band take over for about 15 minutes of music and marching. Football scrimmages will start next with the frosh […]

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Review: “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Posted by on May 6, 2016 with 0 Comments

by Grace Downey The  Drowsy Chaperone ,which ran from April 28 until May 1, was a huge success. The story is narrated by a man who is listening to the recording of the Drowsy Chaperone, which is about a young Hollywood actress who is going to give up on her lifelong dream of stardom in order to […]

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Deere Harvester, UT partner to recognize seniors

Posted by on May 4, 2016 with 0 Comments

The 2016 Fourth Quarter Partners in Education awards ceremony was held after school Tuesday, May 2, in the UTHS library. Ten seniors and one staff member were honored for their contributions to the UTHS community by UTHS and John Deere Harvester Works. Parents, friends, and teachers joined the honorees for punch, cookies, and very short […]

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More Project Pride winners recognized

Posted by on May 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

Project Pride recognizes students on a quarterly basis for going above and beyond what is expected of them as determined by individual classroom teachers.  Students are given a certificate with the name of the nominating teacher and the act for which they have been nominated.  These students are recognized once each quarter. The most recent […]

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UT athletes make commitments

Posted by on April 29, 2016 with 0 Comments

This week UTHS held a signing ceremony for their senior athletes who have committed to college athletic programs.  Nineteen athletes participated in the ceremony as parents, friends, and teachers watched.  Each athlete had a chance for the spotlight as his or her turn came to put pen to paper. Mr. Mark Pustelnik, athletic director, said, […]

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“Drowsy Chaperone” opens Thursday

Posted by on April 27, 2016 with 0 Comments
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Teacher Feature: Mr. Strand

Posted by on April 22, 2016 with 0 Comments

The latest teacher feature is business teacher Mr. Doug Strand, who will be retiring at the end of this school year after starting at UTHS in the fall of 1976–almost 40 years ago!  Here’s how Mr. Strand answered his ten questions: Where did you grow up and go to high school and college? I grew […]

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UT students place in Moline library poetry contest

Posted by on April 22, 2016 with 0 Comments

Jordan Jackson and Kristianna Holtsclaw, both seniors at UTHS, placed second and third (respectively) in a teen poetry contest sponsored by the Moline Public library. The students were honored last night in a ceremony at the library where they read their original poems for the crowd of family members, friends, and teachers.  Of the 65 submissions […]

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