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First quarter John Deere Award winners feted

Posted by on October 17, 2018 with 0 Comments

Each quarter ten students and one community/staff member are honored as part of an ongoing partnership with Deere Harvester works.  The honorees are recognized for going above and beyond what is expected of them at United Township High School. UT superintendent Dr. Jay Morrow and the Deere Harvester Works public relations department’s Morgan Norberg handed […]

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UT measures students, provides practice

Posted by on September 4, 2018 with 0 Comments

by Amina Sehic UTHS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took their practice SAT tests on Friday, August 31. The purpose of the tests, according to Assistant Principal Anthony Ragona, is to gain experience with the SAT and to measure academic growth. The tests provide one set of indicators of how well students are prepared for college […]

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All students safe, classes resume

Posted by on August 23, 2018 with 0 Comments

UTHS was temporarily on a lockdown this morning due to a similar phone threat as the school experienced this past Friday. The threat came in at 8:42 and the building immediately went into a lockdown as a precautionary measure.  The lockdown was lifted around 9:20 a.m., and classes have resumed. The East Moline Police Department […]

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All safe after lockdown at UTHS

Posted by on August 17, 2018 with 0 Comments

A lock-down of the building due to an anonymous phone threat interrupted classes this morning at United Township High School. As a precautionary measure students were held in their first period classes from 8:47 a.m. until about 10:20 a .m. as police investigated the threat.  A large police presence ensured the safety of students as […]

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Construction brings parking lot congestion

Posted by on August 13, 2018 with 0 Comments

  While the construction of the new Student Life Center at UTHS is very exciting for the future spaces, parking spaces and traffic patterns are currently paying the price.  In order to make room for the construction, the normal traffic flow for student parking has been shifted to the west, making what was an awkward […]

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UTHS breaks ground for student life center

Posted by on June 25, 2018 with 0 Comments

A small crowd gathered in front of United Township High School as school board members, school administrators, and local politicians took their turns with golden shovels to break ground for the new $9.6 million Student Life Center and renovation. Administrative offices, guidance offices, the library and a sun-filled commons area will all be a part […]

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Black-tie affair for seniors

Posted by on May 14, 2018 with 0 Comments

The annual senior prom was “A Black-Tie Affair” at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa, this past Saturday night.  In some black ties, and many ties in other hues, seniors danced the night away (or at least from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) to a DJ before crowning the prom royalty.  The 2018 prom royalty […]

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Seniors given food, props, checks

Posted by on May 10, 2018 with 0 Comments

Senior Awards Night was held Wednesday in the UTHS cafeteria, and scores of UT seniors collected awards, applause, and scholarship money throughout the three-hour fest of food and recognition. Scores of awards were handed out in the crowded cafeteria (see the full list below) recognizing seniors’ hard work .  Many scholarships were presented by the […]

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Amoussou, Bush win poetry prizes

Posted by on April 24, 2018 with 0 Comments

Ayele Amoussou and Crysania Bush were recognized during the creative writing class’s field trip to the Quad City campus of Western Illinois University.  The class attended WIU’s “Honor Student for a Day” event and the first annual “Get Lit. Luncheon.” As part of the day, WIU sponsored a poetry and short story writing contest for the […]

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Morrow wins Optimist speech contest

Posted by on April 5, 2018 with 0 Comments

Junior Maddy Morrow was the winner of a speech contest sponsored by the East Moline Optimist Club last week.  On Wednesday, March 28,  the competition took place in the United Township High School library where six students delivered original speeches describing where their optimism comes from. In addition to Morrow, juniors Joey Dryoel and Ashley […]

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