We are excited about several upcoming events that will allow us to communicate information on our high school academic programs and new initiatives for this school year. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Counseling Department’s 9th and 10th grade curriculum night on Monday. If you missed the presentation, we will be posting the PowerPoints and resources on the website very soon. If you have an 11th or 12th grade student, please join us for the 11th and 12th grade curriculum night on Monday, 8/18 at 6 pm in the East Commons. Our counselors will be going over the college application process, our new Panther Success Plan, college testing, and more. Again, if you cannot attend, resources will be posted online after the presentations. Also, please plan to join us on Wednesday, 8/20 for our annual Meet the Teacher Night. High School will meet in the East Commons at 5:30 pm for a presentation on our new advisory/flex program and information on our new behavior management system. You will then have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule, meet his/her teachers, and learn more about individual classes.
One of the best ways for you to stay informed of your child’s progress is via PowerSchool, our online gradebook. Passwords and login information for the Parent Portal on PowerSchool was mailed to you this week. If you did not receive yours, please reach out to our registrar, Ms. Lisa Smith, to request an additional copy. Through the Parent Portal, you can sign up for progress reports to be emailed to you weekly. As partners in your child’s education, we commit to providing you with updated, accurate information on your child’s performance via the online gradebook.
Finally, we just received GREAT news regarding our TEA accountability ratings for 2014. Not only did UNHP High School receive the “Met Standard” designation from the Texas Education Agency based on student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness, we also received a distinction designation in every category for which we were eligible! We received distinctions for Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts; Academic Achievement in Mathematics; Academic Achievement in Science; Academic Achievement in Social Studies; Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps; and Postsecondary Readiness. Additionally, we are one of only 26 school districts and charters in the state to earn an additional District Distinction for Postsecondary Readiness. These results confirm what we, as members of the UNHP community already knew: UNHP is a phenomenal place to learn. BRAVO to our students, their teachers, and you, their parents, for a job well done! We are excited to see build upon this foundation to reach even greater heights this year.
Upper School Director
From Mrs. Hargrove, Upper School Dean of Students:
UNHP recognizes that the learning process is not confined to the classroom and that school life and social interchange are very important aspects of the educational process. We endeavor to provide a well-balanced extracurricular program to supplement the basic educational programs and to provide opportunities for scholars to learn in various school settings. Please feel free to contact any of the sponsors/coaches listed below if you have any questions!
All scholars may participate in the following:
Art Service Klub (Williams)
Book Club (Green)
Breast Cancer Awareness Club (Lee)
Calculus Bowl (Radja)
Cercle Français (Knypinski)
Chess Club (Rao)
Club de Español (Hayman)
Creative Writing Club (Trebert)
Dance Team (Trebert)
Debate Club (Parrish-McGruder)
Fashion Club (Williams)
Gold Rush (Patterson & Williams)
HOSA (Clarady & Tsimberg)
International Thespian Society (Schulte)
Math Mentors Club (Sinha)
Model UN (Wilkerson, Butler, Bandstra)
Muslim Scholar Association (Khan)
Psychology Club (Roose)
Red Cross Club (Lee)
Robotics Club (Radja)
Spirit Club (Butler)
Terra Nova Recycling Club (Sinha)
UIL Competitions (Parrish-McGruder)