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Principal's Corner: 

We look forward to welcoming back families to the start of the new school year. Below please find Back to School Registration Information:

7th Grade Registration
Tuesday, August 23 
•Last names starting with A-K will come in from 9:00-12:00 with a family presentation at 11:30.
•Last names starting with L-Z will come in from 1:00-4:00 with a family presentation at 3:30.

8th Grade Registration
Thursday, August 25
8th grade registration will be held from 9:00-12:00 with a family presentation at 11:30.

9th Grade Registration
Thursday, August 25
9th grade registration will be from 1:00-4:00 with a family presentation at 3:30.

Beth Grillo
Principal, Jeannette Junior High

Our Mission

The Jeannette Junior High Community will provide all students with a positive learning environment in which they can become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens.
Events and Announcements

Students must have their ID card on them at all times during the school day.   All students will receive an ID at the beginning of each school year. 

 Please check the Principal's Corner for upcoming events and announcements for Jeannette Junior High School.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.