All-call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead, and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders I wanted to announce some bad news in advance to help our students begin their mental preparation for not having school on a Monday! Take a deep breath students and know that you can do it! No School Monday, September 4th due to Labor Day. Focus on the positive that school will resume on Tuesday, September 5th! Good News: Our student winner for listening and following directions properly by responding to Friday’s all-call and email from me is Elizabeth Trout, a 5th grader! Congratulations on winning the 2nd Generation AirPods Pro! A special thanks to Ray Braden and Chillicothe Truck and Accessories for sponsoring the gift and to my secretary Beth Smith for drawing the winner! Many students were eliminated due to not properly following my directions. So, learn from your mistakes and try again! It pays to listen!! Parents, I can personally and professionally attest to the challenges and real real difficulties in raising and guiding children. As parents, we continually reflect, think, and I would say worry about how we can be the best parent for this child I love, cherish, and care so so much for. One area, in particular, I have observed consistently over my 30 years in education that parents struggle with is disciplining their children. Maintaining consistent expectations and following through with consistent consequences or even consequences at all. Know that it is tough. It is hard. And you will make mistakes. I think everyone knows this to be true. I applaud and admire parents for accepting the challenge of good, solid parenting. Allow me to encourage you to stay strong, and work to be the best parent you can be for your children. They deserve it and need it more than ever. Most importantly, remember, it is love to correct a child heading down the wrong path, making poor decisions, associating with the wrong crowd, adopting and demonstrating a bad attitude, and making excuses and blaming others all the time. It is love to correct them. Hold them accountable and maintain high expectations and they will rise to meet them. I heard an interesting rule to follow when parenting your children. “Don’t let your children do anything that will make you not like them”. The inevitable discomfort that comes with disciplining your children and holding them accountable will be secondary to how you will feel if your children are not equipped to handle real-life difficulties as adults. Learning to deal with and experience criticism, being corrected, told no, and being held accountable will prepare them for being an adult. So, don’t be afraid to exercise your authority as a parent with your children. They will thank you for it someday. I guarantee it. Guarantee it! And if by chance they don’t thank you, they will be thankful. Children are an investment that will pay us back in ways we can only imagine. They are counting on you to be the parent they may not like, but will love, for the love you give to them! You may not want to be nicer to them than the world is going to be. So, hats off to each and every one of our parents!! Know you are appreciated and I am thankful for you accepting the most rewarding challenge you will ever encounter! Students, you should thank your parents or the loved ones in your life for taking on the great responsibility of raising and supporting you. It may feel a bit awkward the first time you do it, but look them in the eye and thank them. Thank them! Parents need encouragement too and there is no better place to get it than from their children. I have attached a short clip from one of the best TV shows of all time that is always packed full of good solid wholesome parenting concepts and a great show for all to watch! https://youtu.be/Pv4Uhqbta0M?si=6739F0SdLGa90v5e Any student in grades 5-12 to reply to this email with “Thank You” in the subject heading will be entered into a drawing!! This week it is not the first 10 students to reply. I will include all the students who reply correctly by Tuesday, September 5, 2023, by 9:00 a.m. 4 days til Monday and carry your own weather!! Go Tanks!
All Unioto students' admission is free for this Friday's home football game vs. Waverly compliments of Ray Braden, Chillicothe Truck and Accessories. Your free ticket to the game will be given to you at the gate. Thank you, Ray Braden and Chillicothe Truck and Accessories. All Unioto students get in free this Friday. Please support your team as they play on Friday. Hope you enjoy the game. Go Tanks!
There will be no school on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Boys Tennis Announcement: Unioto boys open tennis starts Sunday, August 27 @ 12:30-2 @ Yoctangee Park. Any questions can be directed to Brandon Hanes at 740-253-0003. Go Tanks!!
All call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead, and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. A special thanks to our custodial staff in each of the buildings for all their hard work and dedication over the summer to prepare our facilities to welcome our students and staff back to school. It takes a great deal of time and hard work to ready our buildings each year. Thank you! I would also like to express appreciation to our transportation department and bus drivers for their efforts in the beginning days of school transporting our students. They cover thousands of miles with our students throughout the school year and we are thankful for their commitment to their role in educating our students. And of course, our cafeteria staff is very much appreciated for preparing meals each day for our students and staff. It can be terribly difficult to focus, listen, and learn if you are hungry! So, thank you cafeteria staff for your part in helping our students learn. Thank you!! Parents interested in latchkey please know we are currently full but do have a waiting list. The application can be downloaded from Final Forms or picked up at any of our buildings and submitted to be placed on our waiting list. Again a reminder all open enrollment applications need to be turned in as soon as possible. Athletic passes are still available at our administrative building. See Julie Pierce in our treasurer's office. Students, I read this a few weeks ago and thought I would share: 10 phrases you may need to hear at least once in your life! 1. People are not against you, they are for themselves 2. Climb mountains, not so the world can see you but so you can see the world 3. You learn more from failure than success. So don’t let it stop you as failure builds character 4. Go where you are celebrated, not where you are tolerated 5. The person you will spend most of your time with is yourself. So, you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible 6. If you accept your limitations, you will never go beyond them 7. People often say motivation doesn’t last, well, neither does bathing and that is why we recommend it daily 8. Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something 9. Comfort is the enemy of achievement 10. Don’t resent what you don’t have and be grateful for what you do have. The first 10 students to reply to their email from me on this announcement that lists sentences #1, #6, and #10 will be part of a drawing to win a really nice helpful gift! Simply reply to the email with the 3 above-mentioned sentences included for a chance to win! 3 days til Monday and Carry your own weather!! Go Tanks!
Good morning! I would like to invite all 5th grade parents and students that are interested in joining the Unioto Orchestra program to a quick informational meeting Thursday August 24th at 6:00pm. This meeting will be held in room 502. In this meeting we will discuss what we do in the Unioto Orchestra program, the different instruments that are played, and how to rent an instrument. If your student was in the orchestra program last year, then you do not need to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting but your student is interested in joining the Unioto Orchestra program, please send an email to Mr. Jonathan Thorne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and Go Tanks!
Save the date for fall school pictures!
All call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. As expected we had a very smooth and successful opening of the new school year and really enjoyed the first few days and are excited about the days to come! We hope parents have enjoyed and appreciated the utilization of Final Forms for all registration and paperwork required this year. The benefits will be even more next year as the information will be already populated in the system and only minor changes will be necessary for parents each year. A special thanks to Michelle Bowdle our technology coordinator for pushing me to incorporate this service for our families and leading the implementation process. We understand and expect a few snafus with the transition but it has been a relatively smooth process and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. A big thank you to our secretaries as well for ensuring the process went well for everyone. Thank you, Secretaries!! We appreciate everyone’s patience with the morning and afternoon traffic issues. It has actually been relatively smooth and uneventful. All of us are aware of the potential for frustration and we have experienced it on occasion. Just remind ourselves a little congestion and waiting to drop off is a very very low-level problem in your life and should be treated as such. Unioto drop-off and pick-up parents have been very patient, courteous, and respectful to each other and to staff, especially in the mornings and it is appreciated. So a big thank you! Let's keep this going! Again a reminder all open enrollment applications need to be turned in as soon as possible. I plan to schedule many of my all calls to link directly to our students' emails so they will have access to them as well this year. I expect our students to learn to become disciplined with organizing and utilizing their email system and want to ensure they are included in our communications. I have been told many of our students do not have access to the all calls and are not in the habit of checking and maintaining their emails. They have thousands of unread, spam, advertisements, etc. and simply don’t stay on top of it. Students, you may ask yourself if you are not able to “take out the trash” in your emails with a few simple clicks how are you ever going to manage to take the trash cans to the curb once a week? I know you have the skillset as all of you are proficient with technology as it relates to social media platforms! And aside from being in the know and aware of school announcements and information, up to date and current with any school expectations or responsibilities, exposure to some content that could prove to be beneficial and thought-provoking from your superintendent, you may have some surprising opportunities come your way if you read and/or listen to the emails from me! So for starters… Students - remember to bring it each day. Bring your best. Be focused and disciplined. Pay attention in class and be motivated to learn and grow. Listen to your teachers. Listen to your parents. Make good decisions. Decisions that are good for you today. Decisions that are good for you tomorrow and into the future. Anything less than that is cheating yourself two, three, four years from now. That person deserves the you today to be doing good things for yourself. There is a new you every day and over the days you can become the best you a year from now. Give yourself your best. Nobody else has more of an opportunity to help you than you do. No one knows you better than you. You are responsible for you. So, start with good decisions. Good decisions are good for you. Good for your friends, your family, and for us all. It matters. What you do…matters. It really does. Anything less is a disservice to yourself and those around you. If you don’t learn to do things right and to a high standard and make good decisions, you will get to watch those that do celebrate! So, bring it each day!! 3 days til Monday and Carry your own weather!! Go Tanks!
Breakfast and lunch menus for September!
Middle School One Call New Student Orientation One call made on August 15 at 3:00pm Good afternoon, This is PJ Fitch, your Unioto Middle School Principal. The purpose of this call is to remind students and parents that Unioto Middle School will be hosting a New Student Orientation on August 15th at 5:00pm in the auditeria. This orientation is ONLY for incoming 6th grade students and 7th and 8th grade students that are new to Unioto. All students and parents must enter the building at the auditeria doors. During the orientation, my staff will be taking the students to their assigned lockers and homerooms. Parents will remain in the auditeria at this time and receive additional information. The orientation and open house IS NOT for students that have already attended Unioto Middle School previously. Parents of returning students should not be concerned and should know their son or daughter will receive their schedules and locker assignments on the first day of school with ALL students. Thank you for your time! Go Tanks!
Families please note the upcoming Open House dates & times for this week. Students' first day of school is this Thursday, August 17. We are excited to get the 2023-2024 school year underway! Go Tanks!
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Unioto High School All-Call for Monday, August 7th at 6:00 pm: Good Evening, This is Unioto High School Principal Nathan Caplinger calling with a few updates. Once again, we are excited and looking forward to the upcoming school year. Here are just a few reminders. Open House for high school students will be held on Tuesday, August 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm. There will be freshman and new student orientation held in the high school gym that evening from 6:00-6:30 pm. On that evening, only freshmen and new students will be given a paper copy of their schedule. All returning students will be able to access their schedule by that evening online through ProgressBook. Also, just a reminder that in high school there is not a specific supply list due to the wide range of course options that students may take. When school resumes, individual teachers will identify the supplies needed for their specific course on the first day of school. We are also very excited to announce we have partnered with FinalForms, an online forms management service, which will allow parents/guardians to complete and sign academic and athletic forms for your students online. Once completed, the information will be saved from year to year. All current parents within the District should have received a confirmation email from FinalForms. This email will guide you through creating a parent account on FinalForms. Once created, you will complete all necessary forms online. Please have all forms completed prior to the start of the new school year. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the high school office. Finally, just a reminder to families of students who are open enrolled: If you have not turned in your open enrollment paperwork for the 2023-2024 school year, please do that as soon as possible. Again, we are looking forward to the start of a new school year and we can’t wait to see our students back in the building in just a few short weeks. Thank you. Have a great evening.
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Middle School One Call Returning Students Schedule pickup One call made on August 4 at 4:00pm Good afternoon, This is PJ FItch, your Unioto Middle School Principal. The purpose of this call is to remind students and parents that Returning 7th grade students may stop in the middle school office and pick up their tentative schedule and locker assignments on August 7th or August 8th, which is Monday and Tuesday of next week, between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm. Likewise, returning 8th grade students may stop in the middle school office and pick up their tentative schedule and locker assignment on August 10th or August 11th, which is Thursday or Friday of next week, between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm. Parents of returning students should not be concerned if their son or daughter is unable to make it on the specified days next week because All students will receive their schedules and locker assignments again on the first day of school. Unioto Middle School will be hosting a New Student Orientation on August 15th at 5:00pm in the auditeria. This orientation is ONLY for incoming 6th grade students and 7th and 8th grade students that are new to Unioto. After orientation, Open House for these new middle school students will last until 6:30pm. The orientation and open house IS NOT for students that have already attended Unioto Middle School previously. Thank you for your time! Go Tanks!
⚽️ Soccer Registration ⚽️ UYSL soccer signups are open. Registration ends August 20th. First game will be September 10th and will run through the end of October. Attached is the link for the registration. Looking forward to another successful session. https://union-youth-soccer-league.sportngin.com/register/form/638782551
Youth flag football announcement: Anyone in grades 3-6 who is interested in playing flag football has until august 7 to contact Head Football coach Matt Hoops to get signed up. 740-649-7360
Middle School One Call made on August 2 at 3:45pm Good afternoon, This is PJ FItch, your Unioto Middle School Principal. The purpose of this call is to provide our middle school students and parents with important information and key dates as we move closer to the start of the school year. Unioto Middle School will be hosting a New Student Orientation on August 15th at 5:00pm in the auditeria. This orientation is ONLY for incoming 6th grade students and 7th and 8th grade students that are new to Unioto. After orientation, Open House for these new middle school students will last until 7:30pm. The orientation and open house IS NOT for students that have already attended Unioto Middle School previously. In addition, Unioto Middle School will provide returning 7th and 8th students an opportunity to pick up their schedule and locker information before the first day of school. Returning 7th grade students may stop in the middle school office and pick up their tentative schedule and locker assignments on August 7th or August 8th between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm. Likewise, returning 8th grade students may stop in the middle school office and pick up their tentative schedule and locker assignment on August 10th or August 11th between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm. Parents of returning students should not be concerned if their son or daughter is unable to make it on the specified days because All students will receive their schedules and locker assignments again on the first day of school regardless. Thank you for your time! Go Tanks!
Open House dates and times, supply lists, and lunch menus for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. UHS Students do not have a specific supply list due to the wide range of course options that students may take. When school resumes, individual teachers will identify the supplies needed for their specific course on the first day of school. Hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer! Go Tanks!
If you have a student entering Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year, please note that we operate on a staggered start on August 17th and August 18th. Half of the students will attend one day, with the other half attending the second day. All students will resume school on a regular 5-day schedule on August 21st. Letters will be mailed by each classroom teacher to all registered kindergarten students by the end of the week. Enclosed in the letter you will find information on classroom assignment as well as state your child's designated stagger start date. You can expect those letters to arrive by the middle of next week.