August 31, 2011
REQUIRED SENIOR ACTIVITES and DEADLINES
Saturday, August 27 ASB Class Night
Sunday-Friday, September 4-9 Senior Survival
Monday, September 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. College Fair
Monday, October 3 Senior Portraits Due (unless using school picture taken on Thursday, October 6 at UCA)
Saturday, November 19 Class Party
Sunday, January 1 FASFA available online – must be done before attending any college, best done by March 15
Middle of January Senior Announcement, Cap and Gown Orders Due
Monday, January 23 Yearbook Senior Tributes Due from Parents
Tuesday, January 31 Senior Talent Auditions – Required for Participants
Thursday, February 16 Senior Recognition Dress Rehearsal – Required for Participants
Friday, February 17 Senior Marching Practice 3 p.m.
Friday-Saturday February 17-18 Senior Recognition (Closed Weekend for Seniors)
Friday, February 17 Consecration 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, February 18 Recognition Worship Service 11:00 a.m.*
Saturday, February 18 Senior Talent Program 7:30 p.m.
FAMILY DAYS DURING THE 4TH QUARTER will be excused only for formal events that cannot be rescheduled, such as graduations and weddings.
Sunday-Tuesday, April 1-3 Walla Walla University Days at WWU
Sunday-Wednesday, May 27-30 Senior Class Trip
Thursday, May 31 Junior/Senior Marching Practice – afternoon
Thursday, May 31 Junior/Senior Party – evening
Friday, June 3 Junior/Senior Marching Practice – morning
Friday-Sunday, June 1-3 Graduation Weekend
Friday, June 1 Consecration 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, June 2 Baccalaureate 11:00 a.m.*
Saturday, June 2 Sundown Meditation and Class Night 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 3 Commencement 10:00 a.m.*
*Seniors need to report to the Administration Building prior to the program – times will be posted.
August 30, 2011
Check out information on the UCA Golf Tournament. It will take place on Friday, October 7 as a part of Alumni Weekend.
August 29, 2011
What is Outdoor Ed?
Outdoor Ed is a fun way for juniors to earn PE credit. Again this year there are a wide variety of activities to choose from and enough spaces for everyone in the junior class to participate. Options for 2011/2012 may include: Backpacking, Canoeing, Cycling, “Golf”, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, and Mountain Biking.
When is Outdoor Ed?
Outdoor Ed consists of two class times held on two evenings during the first three weeks of school and a weekend trip from September 9 through 11, 2011.
Is there a charge?
Yes. The cost for the classes will be between $50 and $125 per person depending on the activity.
How do I register for the class?
Register for the class of your choice at the Outdoor Ed booth during registration on August 21, 2011. Please plan to pay for the class when you register.
What do I have to do to get PE credit?
You must attend all classes, complete any homework assigned, and participate in the weekend trip to get class credit. Students who complete Outdoor Ed are granted one (1) PE credit.
What will I need to take on the trip?
You will need a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, basic personal hygiene items, flashlight, warm jacket, and a leak-proof water bottle for all of the trips. Additional items will be needed depending on the activity you choose. For example: backpacking will require a backpack and sturdy hiking shoes; mountain biking will require a suitable bike and helmet.
A complete list of gear needed will be available at registration.
How can I get more information?
You may contact Cindy Williams at (509) 245-3616 if you have any questions or need more information.
August 25, 2011
Dear UCA Family,
Welcome to the families that have just become a part of the UCA family. This is a weekly email we send to keep you updated on the events on campus. If you know someone who should be receiving this and isn’t, please send us their email address. Grandparents of new students have not been added. We will be working on entering their addresses in the next few weeks.
DID YOU KNOW?
The student body is still growing. Five new students arrived on campus yesterday and one today. Our current enrollment is 268. We thank the Lord for His blessings and all of the family, friends, and church members who are assisting students to make it possible for them to be here!
If you did not sign up for insurance on the laptop your student will be using this year during registration, you may still do that. We will need to receive the attached form with a check by Friday, September 2.
All students that are taking P.E. have received their required UCA P.E. uniform. There is no additional charge for the first set. Replacements will be charged to student accounts.
The This Week at UCA and the cafeteria menu are attached and on our website, www.ucaa.org.
CALENDAR CHANGE FOR 2011-12
Unfortunately we will need to make the following calendar changes for 2011:
- There will be assembly on Wednesday, September 14
- Fall Picnic will be Monday, September19, not 14
- Winter Banquet will be Sunday, December 4, not 11
- The Sacred Concert will be Sabbath afternoon, December 10, not 16
- We will have school and the ACT Test on Sunday, December 11
- Thursday, December 15 will be a Friday Schedule
- The Christmas Concert at the Fox will be Thursday evening, December 15, not 17
- Christmas break will begin Friday, December 16, (no classes will meet) buses will run first thing in the morning
|Freshman & Sophomore Campout||Fri-Sun, Sept 2-4|
|Senior Survival||Sun-Fri, Sept 4-9|
|Labor Day – Regular School Day||Mon, Sept 5|
|HOPE Taskforce||Wed, Sept 7|
|Junior Outdoor Ed||Fri-Sun, Sept 9-11|
|Adopt-A-Student Potluck||Sabbath, Sept 17|
|Sunday School||Sun, Sept 18|
|Midterm||Sun, Sept 18|
|Fall Picnic||Mon, Sept 19|
|Home Leave||Wed-Sun, Sept 21-25|
|Senior College Fair||Mon, Sept 26|
Please Pray For
- Our students and staff
- The continual outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our campus
- Freshman and Sophomore Campouts
Upper Columbia Academy
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans of hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11
August 25, 2011
The Upper Columbia Academy Foundation is excited to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual UCAF Peach Fun Run. This event will be take place on Sunday, October 9 as a part of the 2011 Alumni/Homecoming Weekend. The cost to participate is $15 with proceeds going to raise awareness about the Olin Peach Memorial Scholarship Endowment and offer an opportunity to support the UCAF, which gives scholarships to qualified UCA students year after year.
Registration will begin at 7:30 am at the Power House on the UCA campus with the race beginning at 8:30 am. Racers will take their mark on Spangle-Waverly Road in the front of UCA, and have the option to participate in distances of 1 mile, 5k, or 10k. After the race, the UCAF will be providing a brunch for all of the participants.
For more information visit and to sign-up online, go to UCAFoundation.org.
August 23, 2011
Make sure to get your senior photo into the yearbook staff before the deadline. For more information and picture guidelines please read this letter from the 2011-2012 yearbook staff.
August 22, 2011
Check out pictures from registration day in the photo gallery!
August 17, 2011
One of the best memories that you will have of your time at UCA is just around the corner. Read this letter so you are prepared when Senior Survival comes!
August 16, 2011
UCA is still in need of 175 Prayer guardians
UCA’s Prayer PATCH program matches prayer guardians with individual students/staff in order to pray for them by name. We are currently still in need of 175 guardians. School starts August 22. If you are willing to be one of those willing to “stand in the gap” please contact Linnea Torkelsen, current program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 509-245-3692 and leave your contact information. Thank you!
Each year, UCA looks for volunteers that are willing to “adopt” one or more UCA students to pray for them by name. It is the goal to find at least two prayer guardians for each senior, since that is a transitional year in their lives. That means that in addition to parents and staff who pray daily, more than 250 prayer guardians surround the UCA campus, it’s students and staff in prayer on a regular basis.
The volunteers are requested to contact their student at least once during the year, to let them know they are being prayed for, and if the prayer guardian is willing, to send a small “care package” now and again. However, the program is about prayer, and that is the most important gift of all.
Prayer PATCH is a program that was started almost 2 decades ago by then conference president’s wife, Sue Patzer. It has since been directed by Sandy Mason at Upper Columbia Conference, and now, Linnea Torkelsen, UCA Alumni and Development Director, with the help of Katie Spoo ’96 and Laura Grinnell
August 15, 2011
You won’t want to miss a cahnce to grow closer to your classmates on Freshman Camp out. It will be the weekend of September 2-4. Find details by clicking on the above link.