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Happenings this Week: February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 There will be both middle school and high school information sessions this Tuesday evening at UMA from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please pass this information along to your friends or RSVP for a session. Thursday, February 28 This Thursday is an early release day for all students. They will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. Their dismissal will be followed by student conferences from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. If you...

Happenings this Week: February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18 School closed for Presidents Day Wednesday, February 20 School closed due to snow. ACT test for 11th graders rescheduled to April 12, 2019. Thursday, February 21 State of the School presentation at 6:30 p.m. at UMA. Friday, February 22 Regularly scheduled classes for all students. There will not be a Community Friday for high school students this week.

Happenings this Week: February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11 The PTO will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at UMA. Thursday, February 14 7th graders are going to the Minnesota History Center as part of their U.S. History and Language Arts classes' focus on the Civil War.  Students will learn about the involvement of Minnesotans in the war through a guided lesson from museum staff.  Additionally, they will have a chance to explore the rest of the museum and its various featured exhibits. Friday, February 15 This Friday is a student...

Happenings this Week: February 4, 2019

Friday, February 8: High School Community Friday 9th graders will continue their studies in Human Geography by visiting the Islamic Cultural Society and learning more about the Israel-Palestine conflict. 10th graders will be at UMA working on a stop-motion video about DNA replication for Biology class. 11th graders will be headed to downtown St. Paul to tour our new building, make connections with the History Theatre, and spend time at the American Museum of Art. We're excited to meet and connect with some...

Happenings this Week: January 28, 2019

COLD! Monday – Thursday, January 28 – 31 School has been canceled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week due to cold and snow. Thursday, January 31 The information sessions for middle school and high school have been canceled for Thursday night. Please sign up for a different session here. Thank you! Friday, February 1 Due to the cancelation of so many school days this week, our Community Friday has been postponed, and high school students will resume regular classes on Friday.

Happenings this Week: January 21, 2019

Tuesday, January 22 ACT class (1 of 4) for juniors who have registered will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at UMA in room 22. Thursday, January 24 Thursday is the last day of the first semester (and the second quarter). Infinite Campus is being updated with semester grades and will be accessible to parents and students again on Monday, January 28 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 25 Friday is a student release day. The school will be open as teachers work on...

UMA Announces New Home

We are excited to share the news that UMA has found a permanent home in downtown St. Paul at 19 East Exchange Street. We will be located in the space formerly occupied by McNally Smith School of Music and will share our building with the History Theatre. Our new location is very accessible by public transportation and is only a short walk to the Minnesota State Capitol, Minnesota History Center, Fitzgerald Theater, Science Museum of Minnesota, George Latimer Central Library, Landmark Center, Mississippi River Visitor Center, and...

Happenings this Week: January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14: Theater Club Auditions Theater Club will be holding auditions for the upcoming, student-written original play from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Since October, students from both the middle school and the high school have worked together to create a script, and now it's time to cast parts! Theater Club will continue to meet on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. until the week of the final performance in May. Information for stage crew and set crew...

Happenings this Week: January 7, 2019

Welcome back from winter break! We hope everyone had some enjoyable time off. Thursday, January 10 There will be middle school and high school information sessions for prospective parents this Thursday at UMA from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Spread the word! Friday, January 11 This Friday is a student release day. Teachers will be working on professional development and collaborative projects.