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UHEF & Uni News

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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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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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