School News

Much Ado about Science

Photo | Sirad Hassan

Urbana High School’s Science Academic team strikes a pose outside Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus after a morning of competition.

Students from Urbana High School (UHS) woke up bright and early on Jan. 17, a Saturday morning, to participate in the Department of Energy’s 25th annual regional Science Bowl competition at Montgomery College. This competition, different from the academic tournament…

UMS Launches Sign Language Club

Photo | Sally Alt

During a sign language club meeting at Urbana Middle School, eighth grader Orren Mehan (pictured left) and seventh grader Elizabeth Voss (pictured right) lead students in signing the song “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen.”

The sign language club at Urbana Middle School (UMS) brings deaf and hearing students together. More than 30 students attend club meetings twice each month. UMS Social Studies Department Chair Ellen Georgi helped start the club in October and organizes…

UES Art Show Supports Creativity

Photo | Ridhi Chaudhary

Fourth grader Catie Jamieson poses with her artwork at the fifth annual UES art show Dec. 16.

On Dec. 16, Urbana Elementary School’s (UES) art department invited the community to appreciate a variety of artworks created by UES art students at the school’s fifth annual art show. The event, which was held in UES’s gymnasium, attracted more…

A Winter Wonderland in Urbana

Photo | Ridhi Chaudhary

The annual Winter Wonderland holiday shop held at Urbana High School raised funds for the UHS Mighty Hawks Marching Band. Pictured here, children enjoy festive activities including face painting and gingerbread cookie decorating.

On Dec. 6, Urbana High School’s (UHS) auditorium swarmed with local residents shopping for holiday presents and members of the Mighty Hawks Marching Band assisting them, dressed head to toe in elf costumes. The band’s annual Winter Wonderland fundraiser included…