Welcome to our homepage. It is our hope that you will find the information provided useful and informative. If you have concerns that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to contact the office at (320) 573-2174 and I will set a time and date to communicate with you. Gery Arndt, Superintendent
Summer Reading Book Fair
The whole school is excited about our upcoming summer reading Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
At the Book Fair you will find books for all ages, including board books, new selections for early readers, popular titles for teens and adults, and even cook books! The fair will be held in the Cardinal High School Media Center: May 14, 15, 18, 19 & 20 from 8:00am - 7:00pm May 21 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Can't make it to the fair or can't find what a book in a series on the fair? Shop online 24/7 through May 20 at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/uhs. Books will be delivered at the end of the fair to the school. See you at the Book Fair!
Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. UAS staff members have been working hard to prepare students for the upcoming MCA and ACT tests. Please take a moment to talk to your child(ren) about the importance of these tests.
Check out the MN Department of Education’s Just for Parents Testing Information page, which provides access to general information about Minnesota assessments. Reassure your child. Tell your child that the test will be used to evaluate how well a school or school district is educating its students. It's important for kids to have a sense of the broader context. Put the test in perspective. Explain that test scores are looked at along with many other pieces of information in determining your child's achievement level. Her/his grades and progress over time, for example, are also very important. Before the test:
• Please make sure they get a good night’s sleep
• Please make sure they have a good, but not heavy breakfast
• Have your child dress comfortably in layers, so that s/he can take clothes off or put them on, depending on the temperature of the room.
Specific grade dates and times may be found to the right of this page on our testing calendar and on the Activities Calendar.