Calendar

2013-2014 School Year Calendar
2013-2014 Special Events
Summer Activities

2013-2014 School Year Calendar

University School will largely follow the calendar of the Charleston County School District. The following is a list of key dates for the academic year (click here for a printable version):

8/14 (Wed) - 8/16 (Fri).......Faculty In-Service (No Students)
8/19 (Mon).....................Opening Day
8/26 (Mon).....................Back to School Night Open House at 6 PM
9/2 (Mon)......................Labor Day Holiday - School Closed
10/9 (Wed).....................Scheduled day for Parent/Teacher conferences
...................................Can arrange these at any point during the year
10/16 (Wed)...................8th-10th Grade PSAT
10/18 (Fri)......................End of First Quarter
10/28 (Mon)....................Faculty In-Service (No Students)
11/27 (Wed) – 11/29 (Fri)...Thanksgiving – School Closed
12/7 (Sat).......................7th Grade Duke TIP SAT Date - Option #1
12/19 (Th)......................End of Second Quarter & First Semester
12/20 (Fri) – 1/3 (Fri).........Winter Break
1/6 (Mon).......................School resumes
1/17 (Fri)........................Faculty In-Service (No Students)
1/20 (Mon).....................MLK, Jr. Day – School Closed
1/25 (Sat)......................7th Grade Duke TIP SAT Date - Option #2
1/29 (Wed).....................Scheduled day for Parent/Teacher conferences
...................................Can arrange these at any point during the year
2/17 (Mon).....................Presidents’ Day – School Closed
3/3-3/31........................Stanford Achievement Tests
3/14 (Fri)........................End of Third Quarter
3/28 (Fri)........................Faculty In-Service (No Students)
4/14 (Mon) – 4/18 (Fri)........Spring Break
5/23 (Fri)........................Last Day for Students
5/26 (Mon).......................Memorial Day – School Closed
5/27 (Tues) – 5/29 (Th).........Faculty In-Service (No Students)

2013-2014 Special Events

August (.)... USL faculty and interested parents will take Darkness to Light sexual abuse awareness training at 9:30 AM.

August 26 (Mon. )... Open House for Parents at 6 PM in the gym.

September 13 (Fri.)... University School students, faculty, alumni, and parents will take part in National Day of Caring service projects through the Trident United Way in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

September 18 (Wed.)...From 5:45-7 PM, University School students, faculty, parents and mentors will enjoy a community potluck meal and each other’s company.  Mr. Kreutner will also give a picture presentation about the opening weeks of school and the learning and activities the students and the community have been involved in.

September 26 (Th.)...University School will be represented at the First Grade Fair at First (Scots) Presbyterian from 5:30-7:30 PM.

September 25 (Wed.)...At 6 PM, Mr. Medlock will lead a meeting for parents interested in learning more about the process of researching, visiting and deciding on the right high school for your child. This session will include tips for all 8th grade parents concerning the process and also a presentation on the important dates throughout the Fall and Winter at our local area high schools.

September 27 (Fri.)...Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

October 2 (Wed.)... At 5 PM, we will help the Hibben UMC community unload and arrange the pumpkins on the lawn facing Coleman Blvd. Afterwards enjoy a free pizza dinner in the gym!

October 3 (Th.)...University School will be represented at the High School Fair at Mason Prep School from 6:30-8:00 PM.

October 19 (Sat.)... The USL community will assist Hibben UMC with their annual Fall Festival from 10 AM - 2 PM.

October 20 (Sun.)... The USL community will have a game booth, assist with the CARTA info booth, and help with clean-up at the Mount Pleasant Children's Festival at Park West Recreational Complex (12 PM-5 PM)

November 5 (Tues.)....University School will conduct its annual exit polling exercise on Election Day at precincts across the Lowcountry. This cycle is municipal elections, and parents, alumni and the USL community are welcome to take part in this activity during the school day.

November 8 (Fri.) ...Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

November 11 (Mon.) ...Open House for prospective and interested families at 6 PM. Meet teachers, students, and parents and learn more about University School.

November 12 (Tues.).....USL community gathering for the James Island County Park's Holiday Festival of Lights

November 25 (Mon.).....MS students will bring food dishes for a USL community lunch celebrating another culture

November 26 (Tues.).....Intermediate School Family Day in the morning. IS students will share what they have learned this year with members of their family in this morning event.

December 13 (Fr.)...On Friday, December 13, University School students, faculty, parents and mentors will enjoy a pizza dinner and each other’s company from 6:00-7:30 PM in the gym.  Mr. Kreutner will also give a picture presentation about the first semester and the learning and activities the students and the community have been involved in. We also ask that each student bring a few durable food items that we will donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank and Holy Trinity AME Church. We are friends with the Lowcountry Food Bank and Holy Trinity AME Church on Mathis Ferry in Mount Pleasant (we have visited both places and gave food donations to them), and it would be great if we could provide some durable food items to them for the holidays. This is an annual tradition to support the Food Bank and the food outreach efforts of HT AME.

January 25 (Sat.).....USL Board Retreat

January (Sat.) ...Optional Family LOTC to the Charleston Chinese Association's Chinese New Year Celebration.

February 14 (Fri.)....University School will enjoy the annual LOTC to the Southeastern Wildlife Expo and other attractions downtown. Parents, alumni and the USL community are welcome to take part in this activity during the school day.

February 28 (Fri.)...Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

March 10 (Mon.) ...Open House for prospective and interested families at 6 PM. Meet teachers, students, and parents and learn more about University School.

March 21 (Fri.) ...Community Potluck Dinner and All-School Talent Show (5:45 in the gym)

April 25 (Fri.)...Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

May 15 (Thurs.)...Eighth Grade Graduation Lunch - eighth graders will cook and serve lunch for their families, USL faculty, and the Middle School in appreciation for their support and their experience at University School. Seventh graders will serve as apprentices, and the event will conclude with speeches delivered by the eighth graders in which they thank their families, teachers, and friends

May 23 (Fri.)...Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

2013 Summer Activities

USL hosts several activities in the summer to allow incoming students and interested families to spend time with members of the USL community (fellow students, faculty, teen and young adult mentors). Please be sure to RSVP to Robin Mann (rmann@uslowcountry.org) by email at least two days before the activity you plan to attend.

Friday, June 14 - LOTC Experience for Incoming USL Students
Redux Contemporary Art Center and Santi's Restaurant
10 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $5 for lunch
Depart from University School’s gym
Please RSVP by Monday, June 10

Wednesday, June 26 - Indoor Games to Stay Cool!
10 AM - noon
Cost: no charge
University School’s gym
Please RSVP by Monday, June 24

Sunday, July 28 - Charleston RiverDogs - kids eat free
5:05 PM
Cost: admission cost, but kids eat free
Joe Riley Stadium, Charleston
Please RSVP by Thursday, July 25

Thursday, August 8 – Painting Pottery at Kiln’ Time
1:30-3:00 PM
Cost: $10
1111 Bowman Rd., Suite B
Mount Pleasant - #856-4811
Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 6