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Free SAT prep for juniors

Posted by on March 5, 2018 with 0 Comments

On Monday, March 12, the first weekday of spring break, UTHS juniors have the opportunity to attend a one-day SAT test-prep workshop for free.  From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., The Doorway to College Foundation will present ZAPS test-preparation training here in the building.  This seminar is typically offered for $89 per person, but UTHS […]

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Senator Durbin talks guns, immigration, voting

Posted by on February 20, 2018 with 0 Comments

United States Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, visited United Township High School today and talked to the government class of Ms. Julie Eisenband and Mr. Bob Feller, telling the students about his path to the Senate, discussing guns and immigration, and answering their questions. Foremost on Senator Durbin’s and the students’ minds was the […]

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“Heartbeats and Worldbeats” rocks library

Posted by on February 15, 2018 with 0 Comments

On Valentine’s Day in the library, students were given the opportunity to recite their own original poetry, recite poetry from published poets, or even bang a drum.  Ms. Lisa Carroll, library aide, organized a new event she called “Heartbeats and Worldbeats” that was held during each of the three lunch hours.  While drummers played world […]

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Glenview students get a taste of high school band

Posted by on February 12, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Nicole Boodhoo During sixth period on Friday, February 9, the Glenview Middle School Symphonic Band had the opportunity to play their contest music with the United Township High School Symphonic Band students. This was an innovative way for high school students to teach middle school students different techniques and musical talents that they may […]

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Blues master Billy Branch blows through UT

Posted by on February 8, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Preston On Tuesday of this week, students at UT were given the honor of watching Billy Branch perform. Branch is an extremely talented harmonica player, and he normally plays in a band called Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, based in Chicago. All other members of the band are children of famous […]

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UTHS offers “safest environment possible” during threat

Posted by on February 6, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Mr. Schou Last Wednesday in the halls of UTHS there were fewer students present than usual, but the adult population was far more visible due to an anonymous threat.  After UT generated e-mails and phone calls on Tuesday night to all the families of students in the district to relay the story of a […]

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Students registering for 2018-19 classes

Posted by on February 1, 2018 with 0 Comments
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Three band students head to All-State

Posted by on January 26, 2018 with 0 Comments

Three band students from United Township are being honored with selections to the All-State concert band and orchestra.  Gage Tittle on trombone, Jacob Sommer on tuba, and Jacy Betzel on trumpet will be in Peoria this weekend to rehearse and perform as part of this prestigious ensemble.  They were honored with a “walk-through” the halls, […]

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Student written and directed one-act plays premiere

Posted by on January 18, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Preston The premiere showing of this year’s ten minute plays occurred Tuesday night, and it was quite the success. This year there are seven plays, each written by a UT student and ranging from comedic to dramatic. For those who did not attend the first showing, there will be two more opportunities to […]

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Latest John Deere Award winners recognized

Posted by on January 11, 2018 with 0 Comments

The second quarter John Deere Award winners were recognized in a ceremony after school in the library on Tuesday, January 9.  Students, family members, and teachers gathered for cookies and punch to honor students who have gone above and beyond the expectations of their teachers and coaches. Each student is given a $250 scholarship and […]

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