National Speech and Debate Results

U-High was well represented at this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament in Alabama. James Han brought home a first place finish in extemporaneous commentary at the event. Caroline Pickering and Natalie Thomison finished in second and fourth place, respectively, in expository speaking. U-High had an additional two students finish in the top 60 and four were semi-finalists. The Pioneers were represented by a record 16 students who attending the tournament that involved more than 1,100 schools. Congratulations to James, Caroline, Natalie and all our students who participated in this year’s national speech and debate tournament!

LaFayette Earns Area Honor

Recent U-High graduate Sarah LaFayette has been named this year’s Pantagraph Soccer Player of the Year! Sarah led the Pioneers to a second place finish in the Class 1A state tournament this past season. She is also the third leading scorer in state history, scoring 178 career goals along with contributing 53 assists. Sarah plans to continue her soccer career at Illinois State University this fall. Congratulations Sarah!

Now Hiring Substitute Teachers

University High School is now taking applications for substitute teachers. Applications must be submitted online through the human resources website of Illinois State University. You can access the job link directly here. Our daily rate for a full day is $105/day. If you are a qualified candidate, please consider applying!

2017 – 2018 Physical and Immunizations Requirements

Incoming Freshman and Students New to U-High:  All incoming Freshman and students new to U-High will need a DHS/DCFS State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health ExaminationNOTE:  The Health History section on page 2 NEEDS TO BE FILLED OUT and SIGNED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN or we will not be able to accept the form and the student will be noncompliant.

Returning Students going out for sports:  Returning students to U-High who will be going out for a sport will need a IHSA/IESA Pre-participation ExaminationNOTE:  The form has to be signed by BOTH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN and ATHLETE or we will not be able to accept the form and the athlete will be noncompliant.

Illinois Department of Public Health 2017-2018 Immunization Requirement: Fall 2017 School Immunization Requirements

  • Tdap – One dose of Tdap for students entering 6th thru 12th grades.
  • MMR (Measles, Rubella, Mumps) – Two doses are required or laboratory evidence of immunity or certified physicians verification of disease.
  • Hepatitis B – Three doses for students entering 6th thru 12th grades.
  • Varicella (Chicken pox) – Two doses for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades or statement from physician or health care provider verifying disease or laboratory  evidence of immunity.
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis) – Two doses at entry to 12th grade.  The first dose received on or after the 11th birthday, second dose on or after the 16th birthday.  Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older.  NO proof of immunity allowed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Michelle Freimann at 309-438-7373 or via email at ymfreim@ilstu.edu