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Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – USA Day
Wednesday – Character/Meme Day
Thursday – Beach/Pool Day
Friday – Green & Gold Day

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Have you ever thought about studying abroad? The Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities Committee is offering the opportunity for one high school student to live and study for 10 months in our sister city, Asahikawa, Japan. The selected student will receive Japanese language tutoring and culture training before departure. This scholarship includes transportation to and from Japan, cost of living, high school tuition and fees, and a monthly stipend. The student will depart in August 2019* and return in June 2020.

If selected you will:

  • Attend a Japanese high school
  • Live with host families
  • Learn the Japanese language and culture
  • Form friendships that will last a lifetime

Are you interested in this amazing opportunity? Please attend:

Informational Meeting for Student and Parents
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2-3:30 pm
Central Illinois Regional Airport Terminal
Conference Room 1 (2nd level)
Please use 2-hour parking

To be eligible, you must be entering high school as a sophomore, junior or senior in August 2019 and must live in Unit 5 or District 87 school districts.

Applications are due by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. See our website for information on how to apply.

Any questions? Please contact:
Noha Shawki: noha.shawki@bnsistercities.org or 309.376.8231
Darren Sampson, Chair: darren.sampson@bnsistercities.org or 309.310.8866
OR
Visit our website: www.bnsistercities.org
Follow us Facebook: Bloomington Normal Asahikawa Sister Cities Program

*Date may vary depending on the Japanese high school student will attend.

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If your student would like to bring a non-U-High student to the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 29, please complete a Date Request Form. A copy of the date’s ID needs to be included with the form. The completed form is due in the office a week before the dance, but late forms will be accepted as long as they are complete.

Homecoming tickets will be on sale in the lounge between 11 and 1 every day next week. Tickets are $5 each.

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The U-High Booster Club is currently selling hand fans to help raise funds for air conditioning in the gymnasium. The cost is $5 each. They are available for purchase in the office as well as fall sporting events. If you have any questions, contact the U-High Booster Club Vice President Michael Coleman by phone 309-287-3952 or email mcismyagent@gmail.com.

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With the remnants of tropical storm Gordon predicted to hit the Midwest in the upcoming days, the decision has been made to postpone our Senior Recognition Night for football, marching band, color guard, dance, and cheer from this Friday to Friday, September 21. All senior parents of students involved in these activities should arrive at Hancock Stadium no later than 6:30pm. The recognition of our students and their parents will take place just prior to the U-High vs Springfield Lanphier football game.

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