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A 7-12 free public charter school in Ogden, Utah.

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Quarter End and Fall Break

The first quarter ends on Tuesday October 15th! You have only a few days to get your grades up! There is no school on October 16th, 17th, 18th! Enjoy your fall break! (This also means no newsletter next week!)


 Cadets who signed up for the PSAT test will be taking the test on Wednesday, October 16 (this is a National Test day chosen by PSAT).  Test will start at 8:30 in the portables, so please be prompt. Bring 2 number 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils), a calculator, and your ID.  Cadets will not be admitted without their ID. Cadets must wear a uniform (soft, blues, or ABU’s)

Winter Sports

 in order to qualify to play Winter Sports cadets must have at least a 2.0 and no more than one F on their 1st term report card, register at asap and have a current physical (no more than one year old).


Wednesday, October 16 starting at 5:30 PM, Mr. Storm’s room (113). Pizza for all participants. All seniors should fill out the FAFSA in order to qualify for federal aid or be considered for many scholarships and work study (campus employment). We will help you through the process as needed. Please come prepared. This is what you need to bring with you that night:

Student and parent(s) Social Security Card, alien registration or permanent resident card
Student driver’s license (if the student has one)
Student and parent(s) 2018 W-2 forms and other records of taxed income*
Student and parent(s) 2018 Federal Income Tax return**
Student and parent(s) current bank statements
Student and parent(s) 2018 untaxed income records
Student and parent(s) current business & investment, property mortgage information, business and farm, stock, bond and other investment records.***

*If you were gainfully employed

**If you filed an income tax return. IRS 1040 (including any schedules, such as “Schedule 1), Foreign Tax Return, or Tax Return from Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated State of Micronesia, or Palau.

***Stocks, bonds and other investments designated for retirement (such as those found in a 401(k) or IRA) are not reported on the FAFSA.

Wreaths Across America (CAP)

e are officially kicking off our "Wreaths Across America" Campaign and we hope you ill support Thunderbird Cadet Squadrons efforts by sponsoring Veterans' wreaths for $15/ea. Every year, on December 14th, Civil Air Patrol Cadets across the Nation, lay wreaths on the graves of our Veterans, in remembrance of their service to their Country.  We support the Utah State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, where 6,155 Veterans have been laid to rest. Last year we, and other donating organizations, were able to Honor about 1/3 of the Veterans buried there.  We would like to do more this year. Our goal is to reach at least 500 wreaths from Thunderbird, which is about 10 wreaths sponsorships for every Cadet. Wreaths may also be special ordered to Honor a particular Veteran at a specific cemetery, with the attached information. Turn in all forms and money to Captain Carlisi prior to December 1st. Parents and family are welcome and encouraged to attend the wreath laying memorial and ceremony in December.  Please make checks payable to Civil Air Patrol. You may order directly from your Cadet, giving them cash or a check, or you may pay with credit card at our online site:

Utah Jump $tart Coalition Scholarship

The Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (UJ$C) and America First Credit Union (AFCU) are looking for creative, engaging video entries that capture the important principles of preparing financially for college while keeping debt to a minimum. Find more information here

Monthly Parent Meetings

Held in the hangar and meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. The PIC Board, Administration and parents/guardians of cadets at UMA meet to go over volunteer events and opportunities,volunteer hours, PIC Store volunteers and fundraising. PLEASE NOTE: Clipped box tops must be turned in to the store or office by Oct 25th. Join us on November 5th for our next meeting. Upon attending you are entered for a gift card drawing at the end of the meeting. If you have any questions/comments please email them to 

Food Drive

Our annual food drive is underway and will continue until November 1st. Besst Realty is donating money to the top 11 schools with the most food-drive donations!  Help UMA earn money while donating items for our favorite 3 charities: Open Hand, Operation Bald Eagle, and Airman’s Attic. Have your cadet bring donations to their flight leader for recording. Donations accepted: canned protein (peanut butter, tuna, chicken, meat); boxed and canned foods, dry rice, beans, sleeping bags, blankets, insulated gloves, knit gloves, insulated coats, diapers and pull-ups, wipes, travel-size hygiene items, toothbrush and floss, gently used or new shoes, boots, and coats. LET’S MAKE THIS OUR BIGGEST DRIVE EVER!!!! UMA could earn $5000. 

PIC Store

The store is operated by parent volunteers and donations. Parents/Cadets are able to purchase soft uniforms, pt gear, jackets as well as a variety of snacks and beverages Open M-F 7-7:30 am and M-Thu 3-3:30 pm. A current list of donations needed is located on the Facebook parent Intel page. Please remember every $10 you spend = one volunteer hour. The store is in need of volunteers, especially on Tuesday afternoons if you're interested please email or you can attend the monthly parent meeting for more information. 

Wall of Honor

Each year the Utah Military Academy updates its Wall of Honor. This allows Cadets to bring in photos of related Veterans to honor them. Please watch upcoming newsletters, as the Parental Involvement committee is beginning this project! Please complete the Google Form using this link, you can upload your photo to this form directly:

National Honor Society Tutoring Program

The National Honor Society Cadets will be starting a Tutoring Program! If your Cadet is needing some tutoring assistance, please complete NHS’s form to get them signed up! Click HERE *Please note you can only access this form using a UMA Domain email. Please have your cadet complete the form, using their Cadet Email, if you can not access it.  

Saturday School

Saturday School will be held on October 12  held in room 106 with Mrs Childs from 8am-12pm. Please be on time, doors will lock at 8:01am, no late comers will be allowed entry. Cadets will need to wear any uniform, except for their PT’S. Cadets are expected to attend at least 80% of their classes. Failure to attend school at least 80% of the time (whether excused or unexcused) means a cadet is chronically absent, and he or she will be placed on Attendance Probation. Two tardies count as one unexcused absence. Teachers are not obligated to provide work missed during an Unexcused Absence, and cadets are responsible for gathering any work they missed during an Excused Absence. Without a Drs Note, pre-excused absence form or authorization from an administrator, all absences/tardies excused and/or unexcused will count towards Saturday School. Cadets who are on a sports team, drill team or any other UMA teams must maintain 80% attendance. Cadets must attend all of their scheduled classes in order to participate in a practice or contest on that day. If the principal or designee grants an excused absence in advance for a pre-scheduled activity or an unforeseen emergency, the cadet may participate on that day. In addition to other infractions, a cadet may be suspended or removed from a team for unexcused absences or chronic tardiness to classes or team practices. “When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chance for graduating.”

Vacation Forms

If your cadet is going on a vacation, we have vacation forms in the office. Please have them come into the office and grab one at least 2 weeks before going on vacation. They will need to have each teacher and Mr. Carroll sign off on it. Your cadet is responsible for any missing work.

Black Port Authority Coats

If you would like to order a heavier coat for your cadet now is the time. The cost is $60. This is a heavy jacket that your cadet can wear in school. You can pay online or in the office. Please make sure you specify that your payment is for the jacket. Once you pay, you will be sent a link to fill out the information for your cadet. We will take orders for jackets until 1 November. Email Chief Martin if you have questions

Utah Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

hosts an annual leadership youth conference in the spring. Juniors who are interested in applying for this amazing opportunity, applications are in the office and are due to the organization by November, please check application for due date and address to mail application to. If cadets have any questions, please see Major Workman