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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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UT brings the toys for 22nd year

Posted by on December 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Laura Gerardo The 22nd annual field trip for the US Marine Toys For Tots drive was an amazing success. This year upwards of fifty students and eight chaperones from UTHS volunteered to help over the course of two nights. The US Marine Toys For Tots program is a wonderful organization that helps bring the […]

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Huynh takes first place at Festival of Trees student art show

Posted by on December 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Nicole Boodhoo During the annual Festival of Trees, twenty eight artistic students from United Township had entries in the student art exhibition with one of UT’s students earning a blue ribbon at the exhibition. Ngyan Huynh won first place in the drawing category for her surreal pencil drawing of pencils. Their teacher, Mr. Nevenhoven, […]

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UT students experience Hamilton

Posted by on December 1, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Joey Dryoel Many students dream of getting to see a Broadway show in person someday, and many never get the opportunity that the students in UTHS’s American Studies and Western Civilization classes received this week.  Thanks to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History who sponsored the trip, the students were afforded a very […]

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Food Drive totals in

Posted by on November 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Preston In the past, the Food Drive has been a largely successful event at UT, and thanks to events hosted by the student council, the Panthers can proudly say they have maintained the sense of community and compassion they have had in years prior. This year, a total of 37,697 pounds of food […]

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First band concert of year features world music

Posted by on November 9, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Nicole Boodhoo Last Thursday, November 2nd, the United Township Concert and Symphonic Bands performed their Fall Concert. With Mr. Mike Wawrzynski, Director of Bands, conducting both bands there was much to be pleased about after the performance. Not only did Mr. Wawrzynski direct the bands, but Juliet Minard, Assistant Director, was also helping him […]

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Public invited to view film about teens and screens

Posted by on November 3, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Preston and Madi Morrow The National Honor Society of UTHS is excited to present Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. According to the movies’ makers, “Award-winning Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through […]

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Marching Panthers crescendo through season

Posted by on October 31, 2017 with 0 Comments

by Laura Gerardo The marching band season is officially over. It was a great season capped off with the UTHS marching band finishing strong, placing second at the Mid-Iowa Championships in Ankeny, Iowa. “This season was great,” said the director of bands, Mike Wawrzynski, “The band grew a lot in regards to their work ethic […]

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