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UHEF & Uni News

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Jun, 2018

Major gift from Lance & Stephen robbins to create new Warriors & Wildcats Strength & Conditioning Center

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[Posted June 30, 2018] The purpose of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds to support University High School beyond what is provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The newest example is the creation of the Warriors and Wildcats Strength and Conditioning Center, made possible by The Lance Robbins Family, including Uni alumni Lance Robbins ‘65 and brother Stephen Robbins ‘62. The new facility will replace and expand the current weight-training room in the South Gym with world-class equipment from top-flight manufacturers including Life Fitness, Hammer, […]

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Jun, 2018

Summer vacation: We have 566 books donated to the Uni library!

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[Posted June 27, 2018] School is out and Uni’s book donation program is taking a short break for the summer! Easily one of the best success stories for the Uni Hi Education Foundation over the past couple of years has been the library donation program which began in December of 2016. No one expected that a stunning 566 new books have been sent in by generous alumni and friends. And a new list of books will be posted once school comes back into session in August. Uni librarian Tascha Folsoi […]

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Jun, 2018

Claudia Middleton returns to Uni as its 17th Principal

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[Posted June 25, 2018] A familiar face will be in the Principal’s Office at Uni this fall to replace the retiring Eric Davidson. It’s Claudia Middleton, who was a teacher assistant at Uni in 1993 and was most recently the Principal for two years at Whitman Continuation High School on the Fairfax High campus. The selection process was quite lengthy, with the Los Angeles Unified School District setting up a search committee that included four teachers, four parents, a non-teaching staff member and a student. Six candidates were interviewed and […]

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Jun, 2018

Thanks and farewell from retiring Uni Principal Eric Davidson

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[Posted June 20, 2018] Uni’s 16th principal, Eric Davidson, retired at the end of the school year, completing a remarkable 10-year run at Uni that began in the Fall of 2008. To say his tenure has been one of achievement would be an understatement. Consider the academic standing at Uni at the end of the 2007-08 school year prior to his arrival and the situation at the end of the 2015-16 school year, the last for which LAUSD School Report Cards are available: Enrollment: => 2007-08: 2,320 => 2015-16: 1,671 […]

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Jun, 2018

Uni honored as a national “Silver Medalist” school

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[Posted June 18, 2018] The high-profile “Best High Schools” list compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report for 2018 identifies about 6,000 schools from among 20,000 surveyed nationally as “Gold,” “Silver” or “Bronze” medal winners. Uni joined the list of medal winners this year, as noted by the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) newsletter for June 18, 2018: “Congratulations to the LAUSD schools included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools. The periodical reviewed data from more than 20,000 high schools across the country and […]

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Jun, 2018

Commencement 2018: Uni graduates its 93rd class

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[Posted June 12, 2018] Beginning with the Class of 1926, Uni has seen its graduates move on from the high school ranks with pride in their achievements, both at the school and in the future. So it was on June 7, when the Class of 2018 was recognized at Kampmann Stadium and saluted by Uni principal Eric Davidson: “Class of 2018, Parents, friends, and my esteemed colleagues: “Most of these speeches can go on longer than they should. Especially when there are 380 or so graduates waiting to walk this […]

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Jun, 2018

Senior Awards Day: Uni recognizes Seniors & UHEF awards 4 scholarships

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[Posted June 5, 2018] Uni’s annual evening of senior honors took place on May 23, with awards distributed by 25 departments and scholarships and special-recognition awards made to multiple outstanding students. Included in this program were four awards provided by, or coordinated through, the Uni Hi Education Foundation. These included: UHEF Community Service Award, to a senior who has shown exceptional dedication to community service during their tenure at Uni, awarded this year to Chris Park. He wrote movingly about his experiences at the South L.A. Animal Shelter and informing […]

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Jun, 2018

More honors and first “Thespian Awards” for Uni Theatre program

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[Posted June 2, 2018] It’s the high school awards season, so why not have an awards program for Uni Theatre? Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling ‘76, made that a reality in 2018, with the first-ever Uni High Thespian Awards. Awarded on May 22, the actors and technical staff voted for male and female awardees in 23 categories, which ranged from the serious to the quite silly, such as “Best Hugger,” Biggest Slob” and “Best Shoulder to Cry on.” In the more traditional categories, the winners included: Best All […]

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May, 2018

Could Uni be getting a new name?

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[Posted May 20, 2018] Uni’s petition to become an Affiliated Charter School is moving along, and quickly. Principal Eric Davidson recently wrote to the UHEF, noting: “The Charter petition has been submitted to the District’s Charter School Office for review. The plan will be presented to the LAUSD Board of Education on June 5, 2018. We anticipate the plan being approved.” When approved, Uni’s name will change slightly to reflect its Affiliated Charter status; many of you voted on possible name changes earlier this year on the Uni Web site. […]

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May, 2018

Congratulations to Uni’s Western League golf champions!

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[Posted May 12, 2018] Coach Eric Temena’s Uni boys golf squad finished 6-1 in its dual-meet season and won the Western League title on April 30, posting a score of 492, with three finishers in the top 10: 4.  Anuv Gupta, 89 9.  Lawrence Kim, 96 10.  Dylan Elliot, 100 Playing 18 holes at the par-72 Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park, Uni outscored Carson (494) and RFK (625); L.A. CES, Venice and Fairfax had incomplete teams. Brian Kang of RFK was the individual winner and the only one to […]

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