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Tuskegee Airmen: TONIGHT!!! 4/20/2018

Original members of one of the most significant and impactful units in the history of the United States Military, the all black 99th Pursuit Squadron, better known as the Tuskegee Airmen, are coming to speak. This is a once in a lifetime event.  Friday, April 20 at 6:30 PM, HAFB Museum 7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill AFB. Tickets are limited, cost $10. Several teachers are offering extra credit to cadets who attend this event (Curtis, Riririe, Lovejoy, Parkinson, Blunt, Major Lovejoy, Major Wright/SMSgt Keller, and Major Gardenhour/SMSgt Seipert. Purchase tickets in the office at UMA, at the door tonight at the event  or online at https://secureinstantpayments.com/sip/cart/event.php?EID=3126

Logistics Closed

Parents and Cadets, on Thursday, April 26th, Logistics will be closed. Please plan accordingly, as there will be no one to get uniform items for cadets.

No Dry Cleaning 

Parents due to service day on the 27th, we will not hold dry cleaning

Apple for the Teacher Award 

Hundreds of teachers were nominated for this award this year and it is down to 25. Our very own Mrs. Daniels is a finalist. If you or your Cadet have Mrs. Daniels you know how awesome she is! Click the link to submit your votes! http://www.standard.net/Education/2018/04/17/Apple-for-the-Teacher-2018-Vote-for-the-teacher-you-think-should-win.html?utm_source=Educators&utm_campaign=9bf49582e4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_da9279aece-9bf49582e4-147245333#/gallery/

Intent to Return 

Parents, there are just a few of you, who need to finish the intent to return form for next year. Please click on the link and get this finished. Even if you are not returning, please get it completed. We need 1 form, per Cadet: https://goo.gl/forms/GojTOKmtKkyG4I2h1

Summer Bridge Scholarships for OWATC 

Applications are available for Summer Bridge Scholarships for graduating high school seniors!  This is for seniors already enrolled at Ogden Weber Technical College. The deadline is May 4, 2018.  The online application and instructions are available at: www.otech.edu/scholarships-awards/. All applications must be submitted online this year

Young Eagles Spring and Summer Flights

Cadets interested in an opportunity to fly, the EAA Young Eagles program will have the following events: Logan 5 May, loganfreeairplanerides.eventbrite.com Brigham City, 2 June, brighamfreeairplanerides.eventbrite.com Ogden, 23 June ogdenfreeairplanerides.eventbrite.com. These flights are free. You will be responsible for getting your cadet to the event. If interested in participating:  go to the website for your date and location and sign up.

Day of Service

We will do our annual day of service on 27 Apr- we want all to participate. We will be working throughout the area helping communities. This is an important day for UMA. Cadets will sign up for the area they desire to support in the office.  Dress: jeans, PT shirt, closed toe shoes, work gloves. If your cadet does not want to participate, we ask that they stay home and do service at home. It is a school day, so they will need to be checked out if not coming to school

Senior Awards

Any senior getting any scholarships and/or awards, please make sure Ms Pemberton or Maj Workman have your information ASAP. We want to recognize these seniors at the Spring Review Ceremony on 9 May

UBW: Utah Business Week

UBW is a week-long program that gives high school students real life business experience. Students learn business from top industry professionals while competing in a business simulation. They make marketing, research/development, pricing decisions and much more. Students also work within teams to create a product, design a logo, and produce a radio commercial. Students will compete against other teams and be judged by professionals from the business community. UBW takes place at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Students stay in the dorms and participate in a variety of activities on the USU campus. This is a great opportunity to get a feel for what college life is like. Visit http://www.utahbusinessweek.org/apply-now to get more information and apply for this opportunity!

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Drive

Do you have a lot of stuff laying around that you’d like to get rid of?  Donate it to the UMA Big Brothers/Big Sisters Drive. We’ll have a trailer outside UMA starting Monday, April 23 until Monday 30 April. For every pound donated UMA receives money. If you are still looking for volunteer hours this is a great way to earn them.  Calculate how much you think your donation is worth and for every $10 in donations you’ll earn 1 volunteer hour!

Graduation is Coming 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6 to 8 pm. This year it will be held at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden (it can hold 600 people).  Each graduating cadet will receive their first 5 tickets free, with the option of buying more tickets at a cost of $5.00 per ticket or 5 for $20. Purchased tickets will be sold until they run out. Tickets will go on sale beginning Tuesday, May 1, and can only be purchased in the Office. We are in need of 4 parents of non-graduates to help with ticket taking, seating, etc the night of graduation, please email parent@utahmilitaryacademy.org if you are interested in helping. ***Seniors who have not yet ordered their cap and gown, please do so asap at http://www.jostens.com/capgown/cap_gown_lp_main.html or calling Jostens directly: Jonathan Green at 1-800-567-8367.

Annual Auction Dinner

This is an adult evening event and the fundraiser that benefits the entire school! Saturday, May 19th in the Evening, Exact Time TBD

How we make money at this event:

  • Dinner Ticket Sells  -( sell to wide variety of people)
  • Items Auctioned
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction Items – These items will be limited. These items will  be decided by type of item & date item is received.
  • Raffle Tickets

Your cadet makes money to go towards their UMA school activities

  •  from tickets they sell   
  • Auction Items collected/donated/handmade

Guidelines

Please note the following information about the auction items.

If you wish to have an item auctioned, we need to approve the items.

Please attach a label/paper with the following items listed:

  • Your name & phone number
  • If credit goes towards your cadet be sure to include cadet’s name
  • If there is a need for a minimum bid for the item.
  • Would you prefer live auction or silent auction? (Please note the committee will make final decision on live auction items.)
  • We are limiting the number of items to be auctioned in the live auction. We will have a silent auction for the rest of the items.
  • We need all items, for this auction, prior to May 15th.

Ideas for Items to donate and past donations

  • Lagoon Tickets
  • Handmade Chess Set
  • Photo Shoot
  • Basketball Standard
  • Quilts (new)
  • Gardening Basket
  • Oil Changes
  • German Chocolate Basket
  • Salon Haircut/services
  • Eye Lash set
  • Meal cooked by Chef
  • Items for Date Night
  • Movie tickets
  • Massage 60 min
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Signed Memorabilia
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Trust Fund Package
  • Dog Basket Misc
  • 1hrRental HarleyDavidson
  • Original Art

Parent Help Needed

  • Sell Tickets and help Advertise Dinner
  • Set-up Dining area
  • Type up items to be auctioned - programs
  • Help collect auction money, collect dinner tickets
  • Help with Check out

ATTEND the EVENT!!!! And get family and friends to attend with YOU!

Please contact Jennifer Castle for more information or to make a donation at 801-628-1109.