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UHEF & Uni News

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Dec, 2018

Uni Girls Build LA

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Last year, Litzy Bautista was talking to a friend who attends Culver City high school and is part of this great program, Girls Build LA.  Girls Build LA is the local chapter of the organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama that challenges public middle and high school girls to make a difference in their communities and to make sure their voices are heard by their elected leaders.  The organization sponsored an event held at the Galen Center this year to help girls pre-register to vote, and Uni was able to send […]

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Dec, 2018

David Cheatom Leads

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As the librarian, I must confess I am not as avid a sports fan as the previous (and more skilled) writer of this report.  At some point this year, I began to realize that junior David Cheatom, as one of the three captains of the varsity basketball team, is big man on campus who plays guard and forward for our beloved Coach Ackerman.  From my perch on the third floor of the Administration Building in the library, David was not on my radar as our campus superstar speaks, and this speaks to […]

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Nov, 2018

Erin Garcia, Class of ’88 and Student of Arnie Rubinoff, is a Curator for the California Historical Society

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Erin Garcia, Class of ’88, is the managing curator of exhibitions for the California Historical Society, located in San Francisco. During the time that Erin was a student at Uni, she took photography with Arnie Rubinoff all three years. This passion for photography sparked here at Uni continued as she majored in Art History at Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree in Art History from The University in New Mexico with an emphasis on photography. She has recently an amazing exhibit called Boomtowns: How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San […]

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Oct, 2018

Wildcats Participate in Face-to-Face and Online Discussions

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Ms. Vollmer is not a teacher who necessarily expected to be on the forefront of using technology in the classroom, but that is where she has found herself this year. This summer she pursued her longtime interest in psychology by taking a course at UCLA. In the class, students were asked to engage in online discussions using a forum similar to Facebook, wherein students posted short, informal essays and then responded to one another’s posts. Ms. Vollmer enjoyed this very much. This year Uni’s Instructional Leadership Team started off our […]

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Oct, 2018

Girls Volleyball Advances to the Finals

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After winning SIX games in a row, girls Volleyball has advanced to the semi-finals with 18-13 winning record so far this season. Congratulations are in order to Coach Randick, Coach Alvarado, and of course the Girls Volleyball Team!

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Oct, 2018

Homecoming: All Dance, No Game

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On October 5, Uni’s Junior Varsity Football team took down Venice with a 40-0 win. Sadly, our varsity Homecoming game was canceled due to rain. Was Hamilton scared off by our JV’s crushing victory the week before?  We will never know as Hamilton is not available for the make-up game. However, the dance must go on, and it did.  School spirit week was kicked off last Monday with college sweatshirt day and a performance by the drill team in The Grove.  By Friday, the gym was decorated with Hollywood Stars honoring […]

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Sep, 2018

Uni Beats Rancho Dominguez High School

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Congratulations to our football team on their first win against Rancho Dominguez HS! They turned things around with a decisive win of 53-13.  Highlights: Uni had two interceptions.  Daryl Smith, running back,  scored two back-to-back touchdowns after a flag.  Anthony Smith, wide receiver, scored a touchdown on an 80-yard pass. Congratulations go out to our varsity girls volleyball team, who secured a 3-1 victory over LACES Friday as well.

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Sep, 2018

Welcoming Claudia Middleton

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Below you can read the message from Uni’s new principal Claudia Middleton, who was welcomed back to Uni with standing ovation from the staff, most of whom remember her wonderful work during the year she was our assistant principal.  There are even a few staff who remember her from her earlier days working here in the nineties. “It is with great pleasure that I reunite and reintegrate myself into the University High School family.  I have been at Uni for approximately 10 years in my educational career. My initial work […]

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Aug, 2018

Alumni Inspire Researchers of the Future

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Uni Beats the International Pass Rate for A.P. Seminar Uni’s first crop of Advanced Placement researchers returned from a summer of preparing for our new A.P. Research class.  Last year all of these students completed the pre-requisite year-long course, A.P. Seminar, in which they explored assigned topics through a variety of lenses.  Led by their teacher, Nancy Phear, Uni students beat students internationally with a pass rate of 87%, surpassing the international pass rate of 82.2%.  Students from all over the world in American Schools and Department of Justice schools […]

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Jul, 2018

Thanks to our April, May and June contributors!

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[Posted July 2, 2018] 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: 103-year-old Hal Cunningham, who attended the school when it was known as Warren G. Harding High, joined the ranks of donors in 2014 and helped out again in 2015! […]

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