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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.

Happenings this Week: March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 High school and middle school will each hold information sessions for prospective parents from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm this Tuesday. Sign up here, and spread the word! Thursday, March 28 Thursday is the last day of the third quarter. For high school students, this marks the mid-term grade for the second semester. Friday, March 29 Friday is a student release day. Staff will be at school calculating quarter grades and working on cross-curricular collaborations for next quarter.

Happenings this Week: March 18, 2019

Tuesday, March 19 The Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday at UMA from 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and take place the third Tuesday of every month. Thursday, March 21 Spring pictures will be taken this Thursday during the school day. If you are new to the school and did not have a fall picture taken, your student will have the opportunity to take their picture on Thursday. If you would [...]

Happenings this Week: March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12 Juniors will be taking the ACT this Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. This is a rescheduled date due to an earlier snow day. All 11th graders who are taking the test should report directly to the gym. Students will be finished with the test before lunch and are expected to attend regularly scheduled afternoon classes. If you have questions, please contact Jane Greenberg. Wednesday, March 13 Sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT this Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. [...]

Happenings this Week: March 4, 2019

Wednesday, March 6 8th-grade students have been touching on a variety of themes throughout their Geography and Language Arts classes, from immigration to refugee policies around the globe. On Wednesday, the students will visit the History Center's exhibit on Somalis and Minnesota, giving a historical and cultural context to the stories of those who have moved here from Somalia. Thursday, March 7 — 6:00 p.m. 10th-grade students and parents are invited to join Jane Greenberg, our college and career counselor, for an [...]

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.