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Give to the Max Week Monday, 11/11   Information Session for prospective parents 6-7:30 pm Theater Club after-school 4:30-6:00 pm Tuesday, 11/12   A Capella singing group 4:30-5:30 pm Wednesday, 11/13  Basketball Club 4:40-6:30 YMCA-DT St. Paul Thursday, 11/14  Dungeons & Dragons Club 4:30-6:00 pm Music Workshop 4:40-6:00 pm  Room 2106 Friday, 11/15 Community Day 7th & 8th grade at-school activity after lunch 12th grade Taylor Falls depart @ 9:30 am

Someone’s Cooking in the Kitchen with Dina!

Someone’s cooking in the kitchen with Dina and it’s UMA students.   The Edible Schoolyard Pathway is a hands-on experience in a real kitchen and in our new culinary classroom that now includes a cozy gathering space to socialize while eating.  In Culinary classes, students learn where food comes from, the history of ingredients, how to prepare wholesome and healthy dishes, and gain an appreciation for ALL food groups — including obscure vegetables students never thought they would eat! Since the [...]

Conference Time

We look forward to visits with families and students on Wednesday, October 15 from 1:30-8:30 (staff dinner break from 5:15-6:00 pm) and Thursday, October 16 from 8:30-12:30.  If a meeting time has not already been arranged, teachers will be available on a first come basis. Parking on surrounding streets is limited due to road construction.  Best option is to park at the Municipal 7A parking ramp on 13 W. Exchange Street, take the skyway or cross the street to [...]

First Day of School is Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We're looking forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, September 3 at our new location: 19 East Exchange Street in downtown St. Paul! Our school day begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. If you were unable to attend the orientation on August 27, your student's schedule will be available when they arrive in the morning on Tuesday. Your student can also log in to Infinite Campus to access their schedule for the year. If you have any questions, [...]

All-School Orientation 8/27/19

It is with pleasure and excitement we extend this invitation to you for our all-school orientation on Tuesday, August 27 at our new location on 19 East Exchange Street. The History Theatre (our neighbor within the building) has generously granted us permission to use their large auditorium. For the first time, students in grades 6-12, their families, and UMA staff will all be able to gather in one space for the kick-off of school. During this orientation, students and families [...]

Thank you, Mr. Adler!

As our Executive Director, Harry Adler, steps down from his leadership role at UMA and moves on to the next stage of his life, we thank him for his years at and dedication to our school. We will miss you, Adler! With the news of Mr. Adler's retirement, the UMA Board of Directors has appointed Amy Elverum and Arslan Aziz as Co-Directors of UMA for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Elverum's primary role will be as Director of Special Education, [...]

Happenings this Week: May 27, 2019

Monday, 5/27: Memorial Day School is not in session this Monday in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. Thursday, 5/30: 9th Grade Migration Exhibition The ninth grade will be presenting their migration exhibition in the gym this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join our community and see what the students have been working on! Friday, 5/31: Regular School Day for High School Because Monday is a holiday, there is not a Community Friday scheduled for high school students; instead, the high [...]

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 [...]