Jr/Sr High School
High School News
Amber Essenmacher is a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Award Amber Essenmacher has been named one of the top runners-up in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Michigan. Amber received this award for being instrumental in a variety of community efforts including a project to create a community garden that’s provided fresh fruits and vegetables to food pantries, her school, and others. She teamed up with friends to get supplies donated and create 21 garden beds. Amber will receive an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion to commemorate this prestigious award. Congratulations Amber!
Anti Bullying Campaign All students in grades 7-12 have attended assemblies to help stop bullying, decrease the amount of problems on social media, and promote overall good citizenship. The presentations have been through the Michigan National Guard and OK2Say.
College Decision Day 2019! College decision day was an event held for the Seniors in which they declared their post-secondary plans. All students received a shirt or hat to accompany their plans. There were also prizes raffled off for the Seniors!
CPR Training Our school nurse, Mrs. Woods, has been teaching our students CPR and other life-saving emergency techniques recently. This fulfills a state requirement to train all students in CPR before they graduate.
FFA Presidential Banquet There was a banquet hosted for Haili Gusa becoming the 2019-2020 FFA State President!
Four Ubly Students Qualify for the Marketing Program's DECA Chapter International Competition Senior Cheyenne Janik and Juniors Grace Conley, Claire Melnik, and Shelby May attended the Michigan DECA State Career Development Conference and competition from March 8-10, 2019. The State Conference welcomed over 4,000 DECA members, students, advisors, and alumni from all over the state. Students had the opportunity to explore Detroit, compete in various events, attend workshops, and campaign for Grace Conley, the first person in our chapter’s history, to run for DECA State Office position. The team of Cheyenne, Claire, and Shelby submitted their THRIVE project and are advancing on the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) which will be held in Orlando, Florida during April 26-May 1, 2019. Grace Conley became the Michigan DECA State Career Development Officer and will be attending EMPOWER Officer training at ICDC. HATC’s DECA Chapter also received several awards including 100% membership, community service, and promotion. Members will be participating in a Pizza Hut Tip Night fundraiser on Monday, April 15, 2019. DECA is an international youth organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business, and promote competition. For more information about DECA, please visit www.deca.org and to see the conversations from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.
Going to College Mrs. Brandel has started to showcase the plans of Seniors after graduation. The board is located outside the High School office and it pairs the name of the student with their committed college/university for next year.
Mentor Program Ubly Jr/Sr High has started a Mentor Program. Once a week, during flexible instruction time, a group of students meet to help improve homework completion, attendance, and behavior. Young students are paired with upper-classmen and are given activities to help with goal-setting, time management, strengths and needs assessment, etc. We hope to see positive growth in all the students involved.
Positivity Project Ubly students recently completed the "Character Trait" survey. This survey ranks dozens of different traits for each person from strongest to weakest. The picture is of students displaying their strongest trait. This activity kicks off the "Positivity Project." A program that will help our students build positive relationships with other people. For more information on the "Positivity Project," copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://posproject.org/ To take the "Character Strength" survey, follow this URL: https://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey
Semester 2 Honor Roll Congratulations to all of the students who made the Semester 2 Honor Roll list for the 2018-19 school year. Please click on the link for a full list of names.
Senior College Visit All Ubly Seniors recently attended a school-sponsored college visit. The students were given the choice to visit SVSU or Delta. The students that visited Delta also received a specialized tour that was tailored to their interests. This trip was planned with the intention to give students the opportunity to explore career opportunities after high school.
Student Art In an effort to showcase our students and their talents, we have added student art and portraits to the halls of the school. Please take a look next time you're in the building.
Student Spotlight Ubly students are being personally recognized through the new Student Council project “Student Spotlight.” Every week, 12 students from grades 7th through 12th are chosen to be honored. Fun facts about these kids, such as their favorite hobby, song, or animal, are displayed in the hallway along with a picture of each spotlighted student. The goal of this project is to acknowledge the individuality and diversity of the student body and get to know the Ubly Bearcats!
SVSU Stem Bus Visits Ubly Students in Mrs. Maurer's Bio I class drew samples from the Cass River to analyze in the SVSU Stem bus. They viewed organisms under microscopes and also ran tests for phosphate levels on the river.
TEAM Program Ubly Jr/Sr High School have partnered with the Michigan State Police to deliver the Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (TEAM) Program. Trooper Dhooghe visits classrooms of various age levels to talk with students about personal safety, responsible internet use, and many other topics. This service is provided for free by the MSP.
Ubly High School standout wins statewide youth discussion meet Haili Gusa, a senior in the Ubly FFA competed in and won the State Farm Bureau Discussion Meet in Grand Rapids. For her accomplishment, Gusa was awarded a plaque and a $250 check. Congratulations Haili! Read more about it
Ubly Student is State FFA President! Haili Gusa of the Ubly FFA was elected as 2019-2020 State FFA President. Gusa is the daughter of Andy and Jeanne Gusa of Ubly. This is the highest ranking officer elected from Ubly in the chapter’s 82-year history. Congratulations Haili and good luck in your year of service!
Ubly students compete in bridge building competition Both groups created a Deck Arch Truss Bridge and the competition is held at the Amway Grand Hotel, sponsored by MDOT. One group's bridge held 43 lbs and the other bridge held 16 lbs. Both groups were highly praised on their presentations. Awesome job!