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UT English teacher publishes book

Posted by on September 1, 2017 with 0 Comments

Ms. Sheila Ahuja is not only an English teacher and play director at UT, but she is also an author of adolescent literature.  She recently published a fantasy adventure book entitled Avalon Princess, which is about an orphaned girl finding a portal to the magical world of Avalon. The name of the land is familiar to […]

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Faculty sandbags opposition

Posted by on June 1, 2017 with 0 Comments

Check out the Facebook photo gallery here.

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Seniors celebrate prom

Posted by on May 16, 2017 with 0 Comments

Another prom is in the books as UT’s seniors celebrated another milestone in their final year of high school. “A Prom As Old as Time” was held this past Saturday night at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa. One traditional highlight of the evening was the crowning of prom royalty.  This year’s queen and king […]

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Last chance to see original student plays

Posted by on February 3, 2017 with 0 Comments

Just Listen: An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays has a final performance this coming Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the UTHS auditorium. The afternoon will be composed of seven individual plays, all around ten minutes, written, performed, and directed by UT students. “It is a dream to see my work become reality, so I […]

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Blaze is no grinch for UTHS

Posted by on December 9, 2016 with 0 Comments

Mike and Danette Simons of Blaze Restoration once again brought out their crew in their Christmas finery to help celebrate the season and raise money for needy families in the UTHS district. The annual ugly sweater contest morphed into a “dress as your favorite Christmas movie character.”  From the Grinch to Elsa to the Heat […]

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UT artists on display

Posted by on December 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

Thousands of people were able to view the work of a large group of UT artists when their artwork went on display at the annual Festival of Trees in Davenport, Iowa, this past week. Art teachers Mrs. Amy Blome and Mr. Jon Nevenhoven led the group of 31 students to visit their display on Tuesday, […]

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Fall play opens tonight

Posted by on September 22, 2016 with 0 Comments

The Panther Players are presenting a family-friendly comedy called “Romeo and Juliet Together and Alive Again” starting tonight  and continuing on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the UTHS auditorium. In the play directed by Ms. Sheila Ahuja, Ed and Lucy decide that the best way to set up their awkwardly shy friends is to […]

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Review: “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Posted by on May 6, 2016 with 0 Comments

by Grace Downey The  Drowsy Chaperone ,which ran from April 28 until May 1, was a huge success. The story is narrated by a man who is listening to the recording of the Drowsy Chaperone, which is about a young Hollywood actress who is going to give up on her lifelong dream of stardom in order to […]

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More Project Pride winners recognized

Posted by on May 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

Project Pride recognizes students on a quarterly basis for going above and beyond what is expected of them as determined by individual classroom teachers.  Students are given a certificate with the name of the nominating teacher and the act for which they have been nominated.  These students are recognized once each quarter. The most recent […]

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English classes learn Mexican dances

Posted by on March 9, 2016 with 0 Comments

The co-taught English classes of Mr. Marty Golby and Ms. Patrice Nussear probably had little idea they would end up in a gym learning Mexican dances when they started reading their most recent novel. Inspired by their students’ enthusiasm for reading Sandra Cisneros’s book The House on Mango Street, Mr. Golby and Ms. Nussear brought […]

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