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Day of Silence speaks volumes

Posted by on April 15, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Ashley Martin For a quite a few years now, United Township High School has been participating in the Day of Silence, a day to honor those who have been forcibly silenced due to gender and sexual orientation issues, and this year over 400 UT students participated. Mrs. Mackel, who runs UT’s GSA (Gay Straight […]

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Deere recognizes students

Posted by on April 4, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Haley Davidson The John Deere Harvester Awards Tea for the third quarter was held this last Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  John Deere Harvester Works and United Township High School partner together to give out quarterly awards to students, staff, and community members who have shown exemplary contributions to the UTHS community. The Partners in […]

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Lockers replaced over break

Posted by on March 14, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Haley Michelle Davidson This Friday, the second floor north hallway lockers will have to be cleaned out so that the lockers can be replaced during break. There have been reminders about the ordeal all week long, and Thursday garbage cans were placed in the hallways to help for cleanout. Many students questioned why the lockers […]

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1% tax increase for schools comes to a vote Tuesday

Posted by on March 12, 2014 with 0 Comments

  This coming Tuesday, March 18, voters in Rock Island County will have the opportunity to cast their ballots on a resolution that would add 1% to the sales tax of qualifying purchases in order to support the maintenance of school facilities throughout the county. Iowa schools have been benefiting from this type of tax […]

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WYSE team lives up to name

Posted by on February 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Haley Davidson On February 13th United Township’s WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team went to Carl Sandburg College for the WYSE Academic Challenge Regionals. UT dominated in Engineering Graphics with Daniel DeVilder in  third place, Maverick Solomon taking second place, and Alex Hubbard taking first place. Thomas Osborne took second place in […]

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Jeans deadline is today!

Posted by on February 21, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Jessica Moon United Township’s National Honor Society, led by Mrs. Monson, is running a Teens for Jeans fundraiser from January 15 to February 21.  Originally scheduled to end on Valentine’s day, the contest was extended until today. So far, at least 1,000 pairs of jeans have been collected.  These jeans will be taken to Aeropostle […]

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Saturday is Sadies time

Posted by on February 21, 2014 with 0 Comments

Tickets were selling briskly at lunch today for tomorrow night’s Sadie Hawkins dance, the traditional turnabout dance where girls ask the guys out. The dance will be held in a Candyland-themed UT cafeteria, with columns, gossamer, and ballons creating a festive atmosphere.  The Student Council sponsored dance will last from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. […]

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Charlie Brown and Snoopy hit the UTHS stage tonight

Posted by on January 29, 2014 with 0 Comments

by Kayla Sierra-Lee This year’s 2014 musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will take place tonight, Wednesday, January 29, and Thursday,  January 30 at 7 p.m.;  and Saturday, February 1 at 2 p.m. The student matinee performance will be held during 6th and 7th hours on Friday January 31st.  Student tickets are $5 and adults are […]

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UT speech team places all over the place

Posted by on January 15, 2014 with 0 Comments

  by Haley Davidson and Jessica Moon The United Township speech team competed in the Lena-Winslow Varsity/Novice Invitational on Saturday, January 11th. The day started early, with a 5:15am meeting time to travel to Lena-Winslow. The early start was rewarding, however. Each student preformed his or her piece to be judged three times within two […]

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2nd Qtr JD Award winners announced

Posted by on January 14, 2014 with 0 Comments

  The second quarter John Deere Harvester Awards were held in the UTHS library on Tuesday, January 14, and recognized Bryce Allison, Brett Austin, Coelman Briggs, Amanda DeVilder, Louis Edwards, Marques Harrision, Courtney Markin, Victoria Nelson, Ali Schnerre, Clifford Terrell,  and staff recipient Mr. Phil Anders. The award is given to students recognized and nominated by their peers and teachers for their extracurricular activities, outstanding efforts […]

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