Thank you to those of you who helped with our June Spa Day for UMA laptops! If you missed it, we are looking for student and adult volunteers to give our student laptops some extra attention by cleaning, polishing, and doing minor repairs on computer screens, keyboards, cases, and carts on August 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sign up to volunteer, and your hard work will be rewarded with a pizza lunch!
As we look forward to next year, please keep the following in mind: Parents/guardians will receive an email with instructions to register for electives for the 2018-19 school year. If you have any changes to your address that will affect bus pick up or drop off, please contact the office as soon as possible. Our first day of school next year is Monday, August 27, 2018. You can see next year’s school calendar here: 2018-19 School Calendar & Highlights
In light of the tragic shooting in Florida on February 14, 2018, we are sharing a resource from Rutgers University with some helpful talking points for this type of situation. If your student would like to discuss these events with someone at school, please contact Heidi Jaeger.
UMA is pleased to be partnering with Headway Emotional Health Services to offer on-site mental health services to our students. Headway's presence will allow students and families access to quality mental health services without the strain of removing a student from school to travel to a therapy clinic. Headway is a passionate and focused non-profit mental health and human services organization making a difference in the lives of over 18,000 families and individuals throughout the Twin CitIes metro area each [...]
Upper Mississippi Academy is proud to announce that the following people were chosen through the voting of parents and staff to be on the 2016-17 UMA Board of Directors: Joseph Klancher (parent) Krista Hong (parent) Chris Svensrud (parent) Lesley Ernst (teacher) Chris Mortenson (teacher) Dan Trockman (community member) Congratulations! The new board members will take on their responsibilities at the July 2016 Board Meeting.
Internet Essentials by Comcast offers affordable internet services (starting at $9.95/ month) as well as low cost computers to families who qualify. Eligible families: have at least one child who qualifies for National School Lunch Program; do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old; live in an area where Comcast service is available but have not subscribed in the last 90 days. For more information visit internetessentials.com