It is the philosophy of Union Hill School to foster and develop the whole child. In an effort to successful do so, we offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities for our students. We encourage our students to participate in some form of activity outside of their academic schedule. We believe in helping students create a school climate of “Bearcat spirit and pride” through these fine programs.
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As part of the philosophy of Union Hill School to foster and develop the whole child, we are proud to support the wide variety of Bearcat Athletic teams: Girls and Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track, Boys/Girls Junior High Volleyball, and Wrestling.
Our school athletic program promotes the development of social interaction skills, motor skills, and teamwork while providing the children with an opportunity for recreational experiences. Sports help students to develop an active and healthy lifestyle and a desire to be a part of the “Bearcat Athletic” spirit. With the high behavior and academic expectations that we have for our athletes, it also promotes wise choices and time management.
Mr. Albano coaches cross-country and track from late August until October break with practices M-Th, 3:15-4 p.m.
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As part of the philosophy of Union Hill School to foster and develop the whole child, we are proud to support the “Meet the Masters” art program. The program focuses monthly on a new artist for school wide study. Then, to foster student’s own artistic development, practice and execution of the inspiration piece is created.
As part of the philosophy of Union Hill School to foster and develop the whole child, we sustain a highly involved music and boosters program. Students attend classes throughout the day, as well as before and after school depending on their age and ability.
Apart from music education during the school day, we offer several options in which students can participate.
Beginning Band is for students who are new to playing band instruments, such as flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or drums. The band meets after school, at 3:10 – 4:10 p.m., and is scheduled with different instrument groups on different days:
Clarinets and Saxophones – Mondays and Fridays
Trumpets and Trombones – Tuesdays and Fridays
Flutes, strings and keyboards – Wednesdays and Fridays
Drums/Percussion – Thursdays and Fridays
Concert Band meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in the Music Room (P-1). Concert Band is for students who are in their second year of playing a band instrument. Some players here are continuing on the instruments they started with in Beginning Band, while others are trying their hand at a second, similar instrument (such as clarinet to saxophone, trumpet to baritone horn, etc.).
The Union Hill Bearcat Band is our advanced-level instrumental group. It meets on Mondays and Fridays before school, at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and is made up of players generally in their third to fourth year playing in band.
Concert Choir is for singers in fourth- or fifth-grade. No previous choir experience is necessary. The Concert Choir learns and performs music from many styles and time periods, singing in two- and three-part harmony. Rehearsal times are Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Music Room (P-1).
Vocal Ensemble is a group for singers in sixth- through eighth-grades. No previous choir experience is necessary, but may be helpful. The Vocal Ensemble learns and performs a variety of music from many styles and time periods, singing in two- and three-part harmony. Rehearsal times are during lunch period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Music Room (P-1).