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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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Oct, 2017

Did you know: Uni pioneered the Academic Decathlon in LAUSD!

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[Posted October 15, 2017] Did you know that Uni was the first-ever Los Angeles-area school to participate in the Academic Decathlon? It’s true (details here – see p. 6)! The concept was originally developed by Orange County Superintendent of Schools Robert Peterson, with the first event held in 1968. Although a considerable local success, Peterson wanted to expand it well beyond Orange County and the next logical spot was just to the north: “In 1978, Dr. Peterson met with Dr. William Johnston, Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, Harry […]

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Oct, 2017

Combo Reunion coming for the classes of 1958-62 coming March 12, 2018

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[Posted October 10, 2017] Class reunions are usually just that: reunions of one class. But not for the classes of 1958 through 1962, which will have the opportunity to come together as a group next March 12. How did this get started? We got the story from Yosh Kawahara S ’59 and Howard Uller S ‘59, and Uller provided these details: “The first reunion was of the 1959 varsity basketball team. This team won the Western League with an undefeated record; and, to wit, won the consolation/third place trophy in […]

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Oct, 2017

Thanks to our July, August and September contributors!

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[Posted October 5, 2017] The mission of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds for the continued support of Uni’s academic, athletic and performing arts programs. Created in 1985 to counter the effects on Uni of budget cuts across the L.A. Unified School District, more than $1 million has been raised to assist faculty and students. Anyone can contribute and every dollar counts. We salute and thank our 25 contributors from the third quarter of 2017. Contributors are listed by class, in alphabetical order of family names: Barry […]

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Sep, 2017

Uni Class of 1997 planning a “casual” reunion for December 9

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[Posted September 30, 2017] Good news for the Uni Class of 1997 in this note from Annie Tilles Soleymani (annietilles@gmail.com): “Wanted to let you know that Class of 1997 is doing a casual 20-year reunion on December 9th. It’ll be 7:30 p.m. at Cabo Cantina in Brentwood/West LA and is being planned by Lauren Rosenberg and Elisa Brown. The invite is on Facebook, but I can’t seem to send the link :(“ The Cabo Cantina is on Wilshire Boulevard just north of Uni, so if you’re going, please be sure […]

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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 Alma Mater: History, controversy and apathy

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[Posted September 15, 2017] We got an enormous amount of response to our September 4 post about Uni’s school song. We shared a Uni “Spirit Song” sheet passed on by UHEF co-President Ivan Finkle ‘50, which included our alma mater as follows: 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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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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