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Project Pride winners announced for third quarter

Posted by on February 11, 2016 with 0 Comments

Project Pride is a UTHS program that recognizes students for some of the “Little things” that often go unnoticed in a big school.  Whether it is additional effort, kind acts, going above and beyond, or lending a helping hand, teachers can nominate students to receive recognition for their extra efforts. Especially impressive was Shamar Grant, […]

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Best speech season ever

Posted by on February 10, 2016 with 0 Comments

The United Township High School speech team is taking their competition to a new level this year, taking the highest number of events to the sectional tournament in school history. After what appeared to be a banner year in 2014-15, this year’s team has taken it up another notch. “Last year we had seven events […]

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All-State musicians perform in Peoria

Posted by on February 5, 2016 with 0 Comments

Four instrumentalists, one vocalist, and two future music educators earned the trip to Peoria last week to take part in the All-State Music Festival, an event that brings the top musicians from throughout the state to perform together once a year.  Under the direction of Mr. David Maccabbe and Mrs. Juliet Minard, the students took […]

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Students honored with John Deere Award

Posted by on January 21, 2016 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke Every quarter the John Deere Award Committee selects a group of seniors and  a community member or staff member to receive the John Deere Harvester/UTHS Special Recognition award. The recipients are receiving this award for going above and beyond what is expected of them, whether that be inside the class room or […]

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Cocoa helps the cramming

Posted by on December 18, 2015 with 0 Comments

This past Tuesday afternoon after school, several hundred UTHS students crammed in the UT cafeteria–for their finals. Sponsored by the Link Crew under the direction of UTHS counselor Mrs. Stacey Drish, students were treated to free cocoa as they found some study buddies to help prepare for their final exams.  Many of the UT teachers […]

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Blaze donates $2500 for UT families

Posted by on December 18, 2015 with 0 Comments

The Christmas costume extravaganza sponsored by Blaze Restoration filled the UTHS auditorium with enough Whos to outnumber Whoville. Scores of participants donned holiday costumes n a Whoville-inspired theme to help raise money for UTHS families in need.  That money, totaling $2500, was donated by Mike and Danette Simons of Blaze Restoration, both UTHS graduates.  Blaze Restoration […]

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Veterans honored at UT assembly

Posted by on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke and Mr. Schou Historically a day off school, this Wednesday, November 11 all UTHS students and staff gathered to honor our local heroes in the gym. The Symphonic Band played “National Emblem” as local veterans were welcomed to the UT gym with a thunderous, lengthy standing ovation from the student body. An […]

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Hunger Drive assembly raises awareness

Posted by on November 11, 2015 with 0 Comments

by Kennedy Hoke UTHS’s student council sponsored an assembly for the student body on Tuesday, November 10 in the gymnasium at UT.  The food donated towards the hunger drive was collected and filled the floor of the gym for all to see before being loaded into the trucks that will eventually deposit it in the […]

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UT put on lockdown earlier today

Posted by on November 5, 2015 with 0 Comments

United Township High School was put on lockdown today as a precaution due to the possibility of two escapees from the East Moline Correctional Center.  After police determined it was a false alarm, the school day went back to normal. A “lockdown” occurs when there is a threat to the safety of students, and all students […]

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UT efforts recognized by foundation

Posted by on November 5, 2015 with 0 Comments

On Wednesday, Novermber 4, the East Moline Foundation sponsored breakfast for UTHS staff members as a way to recognize them for their efforts in raising UT’s graduation rate.  UT’s graduation rate on the 2014-2015 school report card was 91%, a full 6% higher than the state average, and the highest among the Illinois Quad City […]

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