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Happenings This Week: May 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 21: Board Meeting The monthly meeting of the UMA Board of Directors will take place this Tuesday from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at UMA. Thursday, May 23: Board Elections UMA Board of Directors elections will be held Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eligible voters (parents, UMA Board members, and school staff) must vote in person at school. Learn more about the 2019 Slate of Nominees. Thursday, May 23: Theater Club Performance Join our students for their original production at 6:00 [...]

Happenings this Week: May 14, 2019

Thursday, May 16: High School Information Session There will be a high school information session for prospective parents this Thursday, May 16, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming! Friday, May 17: High School Community Friday This Friday, all high school students will be participating in the creation of a piece of artwork which will be installed in our new space. Saturday, May 18: Middle School Information Session There will be a middle school information session (grades 6-8) [...]

Happenings This Week: May 6, 2019

Wednesday, May 8: College Planning Jane Greenberg will host 11th graders and their families for an information night around the Common App, FAFSA (financial aid), and scholarship search engines. Friday, May 10: Community Friday 9th Grade: After collecting ground beetle data with Mr. Mortenson for River to River, the ninth graders will be visiting a refugee resettlement organization in coordination with their immigration units in Language Arts and Human Geography. 10th & 11th Grades: Students will be visiting Dunwoody Technical College, Hamline University, [...]

2019 Board of Directors Nominees

Upper Mississippi Academy Board of Directors Elections 2019 Slate of Nominees The Upper Mississippi Academy Board of Directors is composed of nine members representing three categories: 1) school faculty, 2) parents or legal guardians of a student at the school, and 3) community members not otherwise affiliated with the school. Below you will find the slate of nominees running for open seats.  Each nominee has prepared a personal statement that will also appear on the ballot. Board elections will be held Thursday, May [...]

Happenings this Week: April 29, 2019

MCA Science Tests will be given to all students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 10 this week. Monday, 4/29 8th graders are headed to the State Capitol and then off to see the new UMA building! Tuesday, 4/30 - 10th & 11th Grade Exhibitions: Idealism vs. Reality, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the UMA gym - Middle School and High School Prospective Parent Information Sessions, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, 5/3 This Friday is a student release day. There will be no school [...]

Happenings this Week: April 22, 2019

MCA Testing MCA math tests will take place this week for all students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 11. Tuesday: MCAD Presentation A representative from Minneapolis College of Art and Design will present to high school students who opt to attend. Friday: High School Community Day 9th Grade: River to River classes will be conducting an experiment at Victoria Park. 10th Grade: As part of their American History curriculum, the tenth graders will be discussing race relations in Minnesota with the local chapters of [...]

Happenings this Week: April 15, 2018

MCA Testing MCA reading tests will be given this week to all students in grades 6, 7, 8, and 10 during their Language Arts classes. Tuesday, April 16 The UMA Board of Directors will have its monthly meeting this Tuesday from 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm in the UMA cafeteria.

Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

Directors serving on the Upper Mississippi Academy (UMA) Board are elected by our community; eligible voters are all parents and legal guardians of current UMA students, all current UMA Board members, and all current employees of UMA. Elections will take place on May 23, 2019, at UMA from 9:00 am – 8:30 pm. The UMA Board is comprised of nine members representing three categories: 1) a licensed teacher currently employed as a teacher by the school, 2) a parent or [...]

Happenings this Week: April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8 There will be a PTO meeting tonight at UMA at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Friday, April 12 The high school students will be participating in Community Friday in the following ways: 9th Grade: Immersive art experience at Can Can Wonderland. 10th Grade: Meeting with a research scientist at University of MN, Minneapolis campus. 11th Grade: Half-day arts workshop at Inver Hill Community College, visit to History Theater and new building.