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Cadets who would like a UTA bus pass will be given one at a prorated charge depending upon the distance they live from campus (Please see fee schedule on website for costs). Cadets need to bring a map showing the mileage between their home and the school, the front office will not be looking up mileage. (Home address must match the address in Aspire). If the 1st bus pass is lost, they may purchase another bus pass for $50.00 from the office. Bus Passes will be available for Purchase during Plebe week. UTA Will activate them on August 14th. The dates they work are completely out of our control. Parents are responsible for getting their Cadets to school until the passes are activated. Students are required to sign and follow a trax behavior contract. If cadets are found violating the contract they will lose their bus pass for a time or permanently depending upon the severity of the behavior. For returning Cadets, they MUST follow this same process. Your UTA Pass from last year WILL NOT WORK. You must complete all the steps to receive a new UTA Pass, even if your address remains the same.
The Legislative Internship will continue to use the Seminar format, where cadets will attend a 3-hour lecture, one night per month. The dates are being finalized, though we will meet in September, October, November, December and then tour the Capitol in January. The 2020 Legislative session begins Monday January 27. The Internship Seminar is open to all grades, 7-12, though the actual internship is primarily for 11th and 12th grades, though we will consider solid 10th graders. Stay tuned!
Parents, we have had several parents sign up for Carpool, though we can not find the name in Aspire. The name on the Carpool site MUST match the names/emails in Aspire. This is a closed group for the safety of our UMA families. So if you are trying to join, and for some reason it is getting denied, please check your Aspire account, and verify information. Remember if you drive a carpool of cadets that will count for service hours, so maybe you don't necessarily need a carpool, but maybe you live near a UMA family, and can help them out!! If you have questions, call us in the office! Thank you!
We will begin drying cleaning drop off on Friday, August 30th. Please remember ALL DARK BLUE MILITARY UNIFORMS ITEMS are dry clean only. Dry cleaning is $3 for all dark blue items and $2 for shirts. If you plan to use the dry cleaning service, please send your cadet to get a dry cleaning bag from Major Gardenhour, SMSgt Seipert, or Chief Martin. Logistics will be open from 3:15- 4:30 Mon-Thurs 19-29 August. The hours will change after the first two weeks of school.
Reno Air Races
UMA will once again be hosting a trip to the Reno National Air Races. This is a great opportunity to be a part of America’s premiere aviation races. This trip will be a combined trip for both campuses. We will depart UMA CW on Wednesday 11 Sept, attend the races on Thursday 12 Sep, and return early evening on Friday 13 Sep. Priority will be given to high school, but if slots are available, there will be openings for Jr Hs cadets. Cost is $150 and covers transportation, hotels, admission to the races, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Participation is a first come first serve basis, and cadet must be academically eligible. Please make a down payment in the office NLT 1 Sep with full payment due by 7 Sep. There are only 50 slots for the trip total. Parents, we are also looking for a half dozen chaperones. Your expense will be the cost of your hotel room(s)
September we will be having a fundraising drive. Big Brothers and Big Sisters pay us by the pound for our donations. We accept clothing, bedding, shoes,toys, small appliances,books, magazines etc. NO FURNITURE or LARGE APPLIANCES PLEASE. Please start saving your items and place them in bags or boxes and be watching our newsletter for the week we will be accepting them in September.
Aviation Cadet Program
UMA is offering the opportunity to learn how to fly. Cadets must be 16 years of age and in good standing. This class will be taught during B2 class period. Keep in mind that this is a college level class, and college credit can be earned. Contact email@example.com, Whitney Horning firstname.lastname@example.org or Caitlin Pemberton email@example.com for more information. Here is the link to apply https://utahmilitaryacademy.org/dynamic/content/1165/163/uma_aviation_cadet_program_application.pdf
Service Academy Information Night
West point is hosting an information night. No matter which Service Academy you are interested in applying to, you will get terrific information from this event, as well as meet representatives from the congressional and senate offices. When- Tuesday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Utah National Guard Headquarters 12953 Minuteman Drive, Draper. Cadets who do not have parents able to take them, please email Mrs. Horning (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can put together a car pool. All those interested in attending please RSVP to Col. Kevin Riedler by Sep. 10 at email@example.com
Practical Nursing Exploration Day
Open to all high school students. Ogden Weber technical College is hosting an open house for those interested in learning more about what it takes to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Thursday, September 26, 9:00-11:00 AM in the Ogden-Weber Tech College Health Technology Building
Exploring Educational Excellence
A consortium of Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and University of Chicago will be visiting Salt Lake City on September 18th. To learn more and RVSP please visit their website.