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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we share this beautiful video from 2007, featuring third graders from Jackson Park Elementary School. 
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UCHS Boys' Cross Country Races to Victory
The University City High School Cross Country team just
finished its 2014 season. Closing out the regular season was an exciting race
at the district meet. Clayton won as expected, and MICDS (the pre-season
favorite) and UCHS battled it out for the second s...
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Because She's Happy: 2014 Salutatorian Speech
A beautiful, inspirational speech from 2014 UCHS Salutatorian Molly Patterson. Happiness. Do what makes you happy. Life may be long for you, Or life may be short, Either way life is precious, And whether you have a lot of time to live happily, Or only a lit...
A beautiful, inspirational speech from 2014 UCHS Salutatorian Molly Patterson. Happiness. Do what makes you happy. Life may be long for you, Or life may be short, Either way life is precious, And whether you...
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Journalism Awards
And now a word from the sponsor... From: Williams, Mary [ mailto:marywilliams@ucityschools.org ] Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 PM Subject: Journalism award winners today! Greetings, Please
congratulate our journalism students who excelled at the Sponsor...
And now a word from the sponsor... From: Williams, Mary [mailto:marywilliams@ucityschools.org] Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 PM Subject: Journalism award winners today! Greetings, Please congratulate our journalism s...
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Equations
I've never been good at math. Just hearing the word equations makes me anxious. Thankfully, my children didn't inherit their math gene from me. In fact, they excel at math and had the great opportunity to participate in the annual U. City Equations Open hel...
I've never been good at math. Just hearing the word equations makes me anxious. Thankfully, my children didn't inherit their math gene from me. In fact, they excel at math and had the great opportunity to participate in the a...
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In an earlier post we highlighted Brittany Wood students Ethan Braske, Selena Lewis, Torey Lowery, Alan Phillips, Daniel Pomerantz and Phoebe Thoroughman were selected to play in the Desmond E. Lee Middle School Honor Band which performed Thursday, February...
In an earlier post we highlighted Brittany Wood students Ethan Braske, Selena Lewis, Torey Lowery, Alan Phillips, Daniel Pomerantz and Phoebe Thoroughman were selected to play in the Desmond E. Lee Middle School Honor Band wh...
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Jackson Park Elementary 'I Have a Dream'
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we share this beautiful video from 2007, featuring third graders from Jackson Park Elementary School. 
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we share this beautiful video from 2007, featuring third graders from Jackson Park Elementary School. 
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UCHS Robotics Team Wins Tournament
The University City High School Robolions (FRC team 3397) took first place in the 2014 Gateway Robotics Challenge, held at Hazelwood Central High School on September 13, 2014.  The Robolions competed against 25 teams from across the midwest in the inaugural...
The University City High School Robolions (FRC team 3397) took first place in the 2014 Gateway Robotics Challenge, held at Hazelwood Central High School on September 13, 2014.  The Robolions competed against 25 teams from acr...
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UCHS Jazz Band Workshops with Jazz Great Peter Martin
The University City High School Jazz Band recently spent an afternoon with famed jazz pianist Peter Martin .  The band was invited, as they have been for the past ten years, to participate in a workshop at the Sheldon Concert Hall  in Grand Center. Students...
The University City High School Jazz Band recently spent an afternoon with famed jazz pianist Peter Martin.  The band was invited, as they have been for the past ten years, to participate in a workshop at the Sheldon Concert ...
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Ronald McNair
Before Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted share a short story about the man for whom the McNair administration building was named. It's a reminder to always dream big.
Before Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted share a short story about the man for whom the McNair administration building was named. It's a reminder to always dream big.
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Life Plan
Those that know me might describe me with adjectives such as hard working, good parent, community volunteer, gainfully employed, or activist. Most of the time I live up to those labels, but earning those labels wasn't such an easy path. My path to adulthood...
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Friday Night Lights
No, we're not talking football, but on Friday, January 24th the lights were on at many of the U. City schools this past Friday night. There was a basketball game at the high school, bingo night at Flynn Park, Cub Scout Chili Cookoff at Jackson Park, and the...
No, we're not talking football, but on Friday, January 24th the lights were on at many of the U. City schools this past Friday night. There was a basketball game at the high school, bingo night at Flynn Park, Cub Scout Chili ...
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