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Tuesday, 9/1/2015

The purpose of University Hills is to ensure learning for all students.

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   University Hills Elementary

  600 Croydon Road

  Rochester Hills, MI 48309


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Amy Grande~Principal, Yvonne Lacross~Secretary

*University Hills Attendance Line~ 248-726-4410*

Please make sure to call the attendance line if your child will not be in school.  Thank you!

School Hours~ Full Day:  8:10-3:13   Half Day:  8:10-11:25

It's All About Those Books! (Be patient...let it load)

August 31, 2015- World of Welcome 2:00-3:00 Please join us!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015- First Day of School/Full Day

Thursday, September 17, 2015- Curriculum Night

Monday, September 14, 2015- Picture Day

Tuesday, September 22, 2015- First PTA Meeting 7:00 PM~ Join us!

Thursday, October 1, 2015- Eagle Dash

University Hills Eagle Celebrates

The University Hills Eagle showed up at a celebration assembly to learn the student created Eagle Cheer ~ Give me an "E"! ~ Excellence!

Give me an "A"! ~ Awesome!

Give me a "G"! ~ Greatness!

Give me an "L"! ~ Leaders!

Give me an "E"! ~ Effort!

Give me an "S"! ~ Stand up for one another!

What does it spell? Eagles! I can't hear you! EAGLES!!!


Show all Our School Community

Farewell to 2014-2015 Students

University Hills staff wave a fond farewell to the 2014-2015 students at dismissal on the last day of school. Have a wonderful summer vacation, Eagles!

Spirit Filled Wings Visits Eco Eagles

Spirit Filled Wings, a raptor rehab, visited the Eco Eagles with birds of prey.  Students learned about the rehabilitation for orphaned or injured birds of prey.  What a wonderful experience for our students!

The University Hills' Boy Scouts Participate in the Rochester Memorial Day Parade!

The University Hills' Boy Scouts proudly pass out flags at the Rochester Memorial Day parade!

University Hills' Girl Scouts Participate in Rochester Memorial Day Parade!

The University Hills' Girl Scouts proudly participated in the Rochester Memorial Day Parade!

Authors in April

Authors in April came to University Hills on Wednesday, April 22nd. We were visited by K-1 author Daniel Kirk (pictured), 2-3 author Lynne Jonell and 4-5 author Chris Grabenstein throughout the day. Students had been preparing for these visits for the last two months by studying the literature of these authors, creating art work based on the literature and completing author studies with internet research. Thank you PTA, participant chairs Mrs. Beltran and Mrs. Quitmeyer, ILS Mrs. Kelley, art teacher Mr. McConnell and classroom teachers (and Mrs. Grande) who read additional AIA books to students!

Mayoral Mystery Reader

Rochester Hills' Mayor Bryan Barnett was the mystery reader for University Hills' fourth grade students as part of the March is Reading Month celebration. Thank you, Mayor Barnett!

4th Grade Wax Museum

As a culminating celebration of their biographic research projects, University Hills 4th graders presented a "Wax Museum" for their parents and other students. Each student dressed as the person whom they had researched and presented some of the salient facts of the historical figures' lives when museum goers approached and "activated" them. What a wonderful learning experience as students became the teachers!

Brain Stormers at University Hills

University Hills students were treated to their second installment of Brainstormers. This troupe comes and teaches about writing stories the first time and then encourages students to write their own stories. This time the troupe acted out the stories of some of UHills amazing student authors with the help of students in the audience. A good time was had by all! Thank you so much UHills PTA for sponsoring this amazing event!

Spirit Council Helps its Community

University Hills' Spirit Council gathered more than 50 third through fifth grade students (with the help of parent accomplices) to go out into the University Hills community to provide leaf raking services to some of our seniors. We are so proud of our service-minded students and their many kindnesses to the community!

Students Learn Computer Programming

University Hills' students were very excited and engaged by the opportunity to learn some basic computer coding skills during media class. Links to websites that allow students to practice these skills with various programming languages are available on the media center website.

Kindergarten/Third Grade Buddies Work Together

University Hills' third grade students worked with kindgergarten students to discover what they were thankful for. The students made turkeys with each tail feather representing something that they were grateful to have in their lives. We are grateful for such wonderful leadership and collaborative spirits on the part of our students!

UH Students Honor Veterans

University Hills students honored veterans with a silent dismissal. The student body sang the song "What Do You Say to a Hero" under the direction of UH music teacher, Mrs. Blazis followed by a poetry reading to honor our veterans. Students heard "Taps" and then continued with a silent dismissal from the school grounds.

UH Science Club

University Hills students are being offered a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to science and the scientific method. The University Hills Science Club, being run by parent volunteers and student alumni, offers students a safe and collaborative way to experiment with different scientific concepts and to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that are available in the scientific field.

University Hills Teacher Honored

University Hills' Information Literacy Specialist, Lisa Kelley, was honored as 2014 Henry Ford Museum Teacher Fellow. The main goal of Mrs. Kelley's tenure as Teacher Fellow was to remove barriers to intellectual access of various artifacts. She developed a proto-type website that could be accessed via QR codes, embedded at artifact sites, on mobile devices. The website provides intellectual access to individual artifacts through text, audio, video and photographs.

Fabulous Fall Family Festival!

The University Hills community celebrated the Fall Family Festival on Friday, October 24th. There were games, story-telling, a parade, a dance party, food and fun! A great time was had by all!

Thank you so much to the wonderful University Hills' PTA for hosting this fantastic event!

University Hills Student Gives of Herself!

A University Hills' second grade student made her first hair donation to Wigs 4 Kids with the help of a stylist from Ruby and Clover Hairdressing located on Main Street in Rochester. Wigs 4 Kids is a St. Clair Shores-based program that assists any child or teen in Michigan who is dealing with hair loss at no cost to them or their families.

Recycle Bank Awards Grant for "Plants with a Purpose"

University Hills Elementary receives $3,000 grant award for "Plants with a Purpose" from Recycle Bank. The Eco-Eagles rallied the community to donate their Recycle Bank points to this project. The money will be used to upgrade raised beds to facilitate the growth of vegetables that will be donated to the Food Bank. Congratulations UHills and Eco-Eagles!


University Hills Eagle Celebrates

The University Hills Eagle showed up at a celebration assembly to learn the student created Eagle Cheer ~ Give me an "E"! ~ Excellence!

Give me an "A"! ~ Awesome!

Give me a "G"! ~ Greatness!

Give me an "L"! ~ Leaders!

Give me an "E"! ~ Effort!

Give me an "S"! ~ Stand up for one another!

What does it spell? Eagles! I can't hear you! EAGLES!!!


The University Hills Promise

The Students of University Hills promise to~

Stand up for one another

Be positive with our words and actions


Treat others with respect

"We are a bucket full of bucket fillers"