UMA Weekly Updates

The Latest News & Updates from UMA

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UMA Update: 9/21/17

Hello Families, First, thanks to our PTO for hosting a wonderful community builder last Friday at the Breakfast for Dinner + Bowling event. I loved seeing families meeting one another, eating scrumptious food, bowling, and playing bingo. What a great way to celebrate community. After-School Clubs I am so pleased with the start of the school year and the energy from our students. I am also excited to see that several extracurriculars have already begun including the GSA, Otter News, Funk Band, [...]

Welcome Back, Families!

Dear UMA Community, I hope you have had an engaging and enjoyable summer so far. We are looking forward to the beginning of the fifth year of Upper Mississippi Academy, as we welcome back our returning students and get ready to meet many new families joining us across all grades. Our current enrollment is over 280 students with three sections of grades 6-8, two sections of grade 9, and one section of grade 10.We are pleased that we have doubled our retention rate [...]

UMA Update: Week of May 29

Greetings UMA! As you know, UMA’s mission statement celebrates the idea of “lifelong learners.” As adults in the community, we model this concept through our exploration of new projects, our rejection of the fear of failure, and our passion to learn from our mistakes. Looking back at our year, we are proud of the growth of our school, but we are even more proud of the learning that has pushed us to continue to improve. As we reflect and strive to [...]