Carpenter's Corner

Wow, I can’t believe we are more than halfway through the school year. We survived Keystone and Final Exams in January and now we are embarking on the course selection process for the 18-19 school year. On February 14, Mr. Vigilante and I visited with 8th grade students to begin the High School orientation and scheduling process. February 21, we hosted an 8th grade parent night to give an overview of the scheduling process, course options, and graduation requirements. Lastly, our high school counselors have begun individual and small group course planning sessions with current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.

Aside from future planning, the High School has several exciting events coming up that I would like to share. First, we hosted Mini-Thon on Saturday, February 24 and raised more than $13,000 for Penn State University’s Children’s Hospital and The Four Diamonds Foundation. All funds raised from our Mini-Thon will be donated to Four Diamonds to help conquer childhood cancer. Please consider donating to this excellent cause here.

Please visit the UPHS Website for information regarding our Performing Arts Club production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. I highly recommend that you check out the wonderful performance. The production will take place at UPHS on March 8th through 11th.

Lastly, in conjunction with the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, we will be providing all tenth grade students with tours of local businesses March 13th through 15th. Students will be touring two businesses in the morning of one of the aforementioned dates. This is a mandatory experience to provide our students exposure to possible career paths. Thank you for your cooperation in this joint effort.

If you have any contributions related to the school, please contact me and I may include it in an upcoming newsletter. Feel free to contact me at 215-679-5935 or if you have questions or concerns. You can also follow us @upperperkhs and also our new UPN (Upper Perkiomen Network) @UPnewsteam on Twitter.

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