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Making Pico de Gallo in Spanish 3.

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Celebrating accomplishments


Congratulations to our ILMEA All-State choir students!

Dr. Kinley
chess team

The chess team placed second at sectionals.

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Senior night

Alex Wood

Congratulations to Alex Wood who became the ninth member of the 1000 point club this week.

speech team

Congratulations to Yvin Shin, Pierce McDade, Nick King, and Tyler Livingston, speech team champions at the Glenwood tournament.

national board teachers

Congratulations to our newest National Board Certified teachers, Ben Webb and Angelica Delatorre-Im.


Congratulations to our speech team- 1st place at Bloomington High School this past weekend!

Nick King and Camryn Gillibrand

The speech team earned third place at Richwoods High School.
Tournament champions include Nicholas King and Camryn Gillibrand.

girls volleyball team

Congratulations to our girls' volleyball team, super-sectional champions!

jazz vocalists

Congratulations to our U-High Vocalists chosen for the ILMEA Jazz Festival!

speech team

Congratulations to our speech team for finishing second at the Limestone Tournament!

girls golf team

Congratulations to our girls' golf team for winning the 1A state championship!

girls tennis team

Congratulations to our girls' tennis team for winning the sectional title!

Drum majors win award
“Congratulations to the Marching Pioneers on their performance Saturday at the Eastern Illinois University Panther Marching Band Festival! The band placed 1st in Class 4A and also won caption awards for Best Drum Majors, Best General Effect, Best Music Performance, Best Visual Performance, and Best Color Guard.”

Senior Nick King placed in the top 12 out of 138 entries in
Extemporaneous Speaking at the Yale Tournament.

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The Clarionette Student Newspaper

  • Diversity Trip to Muhammad Ali Center
    The Diversity committee, made up of students from all activities and grade levels, traveled to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Students created actions for change through a series of workshops. Read more »
  • Musicians Naden, Ervin recognized at national level
    Two out of the 550 students at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Ensemble were U-High Pioneers. Seniors Veronica Ervin and Abby Naden made the 1,100 mile journey to participate in nationals at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla. from Nov 7 to Nov… Read more »
  • Service, therapy dogs working on campus
    Whether serving in a therapeutic or service-oriented role, dogs can be seen around the ISU and U-High campuses. These dogs serve distinct roles.*  Currently running through the halls of the ISU Police Department with a shiny badge around her neck is Sage, the community engagement dog.  While here at U-High,… Read more »
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Performing Arts


King Lear





King Lear




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Lab School/College of Education News

  • Make Grading Point-less: Eliminating points to foster student motivation
    Dr. Jay Percell remembers the day it all changed, the day that he started questioning the use of points to assign students’ grades.  Percell, an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was teaching high school English at the time. It was near the end of the school… Read more »
  • 2020 program planning and budget presentations, March 31-April 1
    The annual program planning and budget presentations for the Academic Affairs division will be held on the mornings of Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, in Room 118 of the Alumni Center. The sessions provide a picture of major accomplishments in FY20 and priorities for the upcoming year. These… Read more »
  • Students, alumni connect with employers at the Spring Career Fair and Education Career FairStudents, alumni connect with employers at the Spring Career Fair and Education Career Fair
    National groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts spring is soon on its way. As spring approaches, many students begin thinking about employment after graduation, and many alumni may be considering a career change. To help Redbirds with their careers, the Career Center is hosting its Spring Career Fair and Education Career Fair.… Read more »
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