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UHEF & Uni News

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Nov, 2017

20 Advanced Placement courses at Uni in 2017-18

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[Posted October 31, 2017] Advanced Placement courses, which can carry college credits based on a end-of-course exam, are among the most in-demand courses at high schools throughout the country. As in 2016-17, Uni is offering 20 AP classes for the 2017-18 term: AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Chemistry AP Computer Science AP English Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition AP Environmental Science AP Government AP Macro Economics AP Physics 1 AP Psychology AP Seminar AP Spanish Language and Culture AP Spanish Literature and Culture AP Statistics […]

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Oct, 2017

Get ready for laughs at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Nov. 1-2-8-9

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[Posted October 20, 2017] “It’s one of the funniest shows we’ve done at Uni. We are just sitting there and laughing our heads off at each rehearsal. It’s just a funny show. So says Uni’s Director of Theater Arts, Ronnie Sperling ‘76 of the Fall 2017 Uni theater production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” that starts November 1 at the Stivelman Theater on campus. “The interesting part is there is audience participation in it,” noted Sperling. “The authors of the show not only were the authors, they […]

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Sep, 2017

Remembering Uni grad and Pali basketball coach Jerry Marvin, Jr.

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[Posted September 20, 2017] A Uni alum who made a major impact on high school sports in Southern California has passed after a memorable career. Pictured: Three happy coaches (left to right): former University of Arizona coach Lute Olson, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and the late Jerry Marvin, Jr. of Palisades High School, as Kerr receives the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year Award. Marvin and Olson coached Kerr in high school and college, respectively. Jerry Marvin Jr., S’48, the long-time basketball coach at Palisades High School, passed […]

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Sep, 2017

Uni’s annual Career Day coming October 26 and you are invited!

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[Posted September 15, 2017] “As part of our efforts to increase career readiness, University Senior High will host our third annual Career Day on October 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. It is with great enthusiasm that we ask you to support our students and school by volunteering your time to present to students that day.” Any Uni alum who would like to give students a glimpse of what they do is welcome to participate. You’ll be speaking to two classes for 20-25 minutes each and get a guided tour […]

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Sep, 2017

Uni faculty and staff honored at 2017 Disney Motif Awards

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[Posted September 11, 2017] A remarkable honor for University High School and its faculty and staff was celebrated at the 2017 Disney Motif Awards at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Pictured above: Uni faculty and staff at the Disney Motif Awards on September 10 at the Disney Hall in downtown los Angeles (UHEF photo by Ivan Finkle). Billed as the “Nation’s Highest Honor for Child Advocacy,” the Scholastics Medal Honor was presented to three Los Angeles schools: Granada Hills Charter, Los […]

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Sep, 2017

Did you know that Uni has an Alma Mater?

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[Posted September 4, 2017] Some Uni history needs your help. UHEF co-President Ivan Finkle ‘50 found a scan of a Uni “Spirit Song” sheet and passed it along. Did you know Uni has a formal school song, an “Alma Mater”? The lyrics: Standing high upon the hill-slopes By Pacific’s pounding blue, Mother of our fondest memories, Alma Mater! Hail to you! May we never prove unworthy, Bow your head, or cause you tears, Let your radiance shine upon us, Seen through mist of space and years, Let your radiance shine […]

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Aug, 2017

David Nwaba ‘11 moves from Lakers to Chicago

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[Posted August 28, 2017] The amazing story of Uni’s first-ever NBA player – David Nwaba ‘11 – continues to get better and better. He played for the Lakers last season, but when he was placed on waivers in order to clear salary-cap space in order to sign another player, he was claimed by the Chicago Bulls. The reaction from league observers was good: “Good move from the Bulls. Nwaba stood as arguably the best help defender in the G League. Can also dunk with the best of them … seems […]

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Aug, 2017

Uni Ahead of LAUSD Rise in Graduation Rates

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[Posted August 21, 2017] The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s Business Perspective report from June 13 noted that “[T]he Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) [improved] its high school graduation rate by an unprecedented five percentage points in one year, while at the same time stepping up completion requirements and university eligibility. “LAUSD made this progress while adopting more rigorous standards to better prepare students for college. Last year was the first year graduates had to complete all courses required for admission to California’s public universities. LAUSD graduates maintained their […]

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Aug, 2017

Uni Principal Eric Davidson: Our Students Need Your Help

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[Posted August 15, 2017] As the 2017-18 school year begins, Uni principal Eric Davidson spoke for the entire faculty and staff at Uni with this short commentary on what Uni and its students face in today’s educational and societal environment as we begin the school year: “The youth of today are in survival mode. The competition is greater than it has ever been and society has been giving trophies to everyone who participates for far too long. It’s not enough to participate anymore and we have to make sure we […]

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Jun, 2017

Uni students heading to colleges across the country

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[Posted June 20, 2017] Uni’s progress can be seen by the variety of colleges and universities to which its graduates will be headed next fall. Among those students who have reported their actual destinations (at present, of course, incomplete), they include: Community Colleges: Anne Arundel Community College Cerritos College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Everett Community College Glendale Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Pasadena City College Pierce College Santa Monica College […]

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