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Tuesday, 11/25/2014

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

 University Hills Elementary

600 Croydon Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309


 Amy Grande~Principal, Yvonne Lacross~Secretary Peachjar eflyers

*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

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, November 25, 2014- Thanksgiving Break Begins at End of Day

Monday, December 1, 2014- Classes Resume

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!

Show all Our School Community

UH Students Honor Veterans

University Hills students honored veterans with a silent dismissal. The student body sang the song "What Do You Give 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.

Another Great Year!

University Hills staff and Eagle wave good-bye to the departing students on the last day of the 2013-2014 school year. It has been another great year for the University Hills community!

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!


Annual Walk to School Day 2014

University Hills' students celebrated Earth Day by walking to school together. Students met a point in the neighborhood and all walked together, reducing their negative impact on the earth by not using vehicles to arrive at school.

March is Reading Month

University Hills' staff celebrate their love of reading during March is Reading Month 2014 by dressing up as one of their favorite characters in literature. The staff and students have been having a month-long celebration of reading with various activities, such as hosting "Mystery Readers", having a comfy, cozy day in PJs, an all-school "read-in" and many more! Keep on reading, UHills!!!

2nd-3rd Grade Math Pentathletes

University Hills 2nd and 3rd grade math pentathletes made a wonderful showing at the regional competition! These students have been training for 5 very challenging, math-related games for the last couple of months and their hard work paid off. They competed against other students from around the region on Saturday, March 22 at Farmington High School. This endeavor requires that they learn the game, all the rules of the game and develop strategies to best their opponents.

These students brought home two golds, one silver, two bronzes and two honorable mentions to a very proud University Hills!

Spirit Council Raises $1,000 for Children's Heart Foundation

University Hills' Spirit Council sponsored a coin challenge that resulted in the group being able to gift the Children's Heart Foundation of Michigan with $1,000 for medical services and research to help children that are born with heart problems. This dedicated group of students continues to go above and beyond in their efforts to serve their community!

Spirit Council Creates "Birthday Bags"!

The Spirit Council of University Hills Elementary rallied its community to collect cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons and party favors to fill birthday bags for the clients of Lighthouse of Oakland County. These community-minded students gathered to decorate and fill 138 gift bags that were then donated to help children that might not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthdays with these provisions. University Hills is so proud of how these students continually reach out with helping hands into the community!

University Hills Celebrates Reflections Winners!

University Hills celebrated the nationally-sponsored Reflections Fine Arts Competition with an evening reception and gallery walk showing off all the students' beautiful and wonderfully creative art. There were entries in music composition, visual art, film making, poetry and literature. All of these students are to be congratulated!

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!!!


University Hills Receives Grant for Outdoor Classroom!

The University Hills community worked together to gather and donate Recycle Bank points in an effort to raise funds for an outdoor classroom. Mayor Barnett and a representative from Recycle Bank came to University Hills to present the grant to Principal Amy Grande and committee leader Michelle Mineau. Construction on the outdoor classroom is planned to start almost immediately! Stay tuned for more great things from UHills...

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"