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UHEF & Uni News

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Aug, 2014

Class of ‘74 Donates to Uni Theatre Arts Program

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[Posted August 25, 2014] A revitalized theatre arts program at Uni will benefit from an unexpected donation from the Class of 1974 reunion held last March. Pictured above: An ecstatic Ronnie Sperling ‘76, director of Uni’s Theatre Arts programs, accepts the Class of ‘74 donation from Rich Perelman and Lisa Duffy Atkin. (Photo courtesy UHEF) The Chenoa Class organizers decided quite late to add a raffle to the reunion, selling tickets on-site to enter a drawing for items offered by class members: shooting lessons, a celebrity-chef-cooked dinner, kitchen makeover and […]

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Aug, 2014

Big crowd at Class of 1974 Reunion

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[Posted August 11, 2014]  The experts will tell you that 40-year class reunions are often small, with some folks retired, others who have passed and without the pull of the 50-year celebration to come. Pictured above: Classmates Steve Kirsch, Jaye-Jo (Portanova) Cooperman, Danny McQuoid, Tim Riddle and Ellen (Kierstein) Bass at the Class of ‘74 reunion on March 29 (Photo courtesy Danny McQuoid). But the Uni class of 1974 continued its tradition of cohesion with an overflow crowd of 182 classmates, spouses and friends at its 40-year reunion held March […]

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Jul, 2014

Uni Star Artist: Ken Price

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Ken Price W’53 is a Big Deal! Nationally and internationally recognized as one of America’s most significant contemporary sculptors, Price has made a powerful mark in the art world. Currently, a Price exhibit is at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and last year LACMA held an important retrospective that drew large crowds. Price graduated from University High School in 1953 where he served as a cartoonist for the school newspaper in 1952-1953. We are fairly sure that Price also designed endpapers for the yearbook.* Price knew from the beginning […]

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From the Principal’s Desk

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I spent the brief summer break reflecting on the progress the school has made over the past five years. Our Academic Performance Index has risen 112 points. This past year Uni garnered praise from the visiting WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), the accrediting commission for California schools. The committee recognized our students as being among the nicest young people they have seen, and LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy sent Uni a letter of commendation. This summer, we were notified that Uni received a 6-year accreditation with a 3-year revisit. […]

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Match Your Dollars to Good Giving!

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AMAZON; Donors Choose, Gift Matches and Other Support for Uni! Amazon.com:  University High School is continuing its partnership with Amazon.com to raise money to support our school. By using the link instead of going directly to Amazon.com, Amazon.com will give the schools a percentage of the sales. This past year the Amazon link has brought Uni $1,456.06, a yield of 5.34%. It’s as easy as 1-2-3: Go to the Uni High Website:  www.universitywildcats.org Click on the Amazon.com link Shop, Spend and Support Uni Tell everyone you know to shop Amazon.com via the […]

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YOUR DOLLARS IN 2012-2013

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This past year the UHEF made the following allocations to support the University High School community, totaling $32,007 plus newsletter production and mailing. The College Advisor – $17,100 to cover health insurance. The LAUSD agreed to pay her salary as a professional expert, not a contract employee, and would not cover benefits. We are delighted that we could help so many of Uni’s students. Fortunately, her position became full-time for the new school year so we will not have to cover her benefits in the coming year. Counselor’s Office – […]

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