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Holiday Calendar Change

Christmas time brings all kinds of gifts. This year our gift to You....IS...On Friday, December 20th we will start our Holiday Break a little early! We will END SCHOOL AT 12:10pm!   All cadets will be escorted out of the building by 12:30pm.

Please make the necessary adjustments to pick your cadets up at 12:10pm from school.  Buses will take students to the trax station as soon as school is over at 12:10pm. All Practices are cancelled for this day.

Music Department Dinner

Breakfast for Dinner, this fundraiser will be happening during the concert. Funds being raised for this event are for Cadets going to the Washington DC Field Trip. Event is December 18th from 5p-7p. Tickets are $9/ea. The dinner includes pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and a drink. The dessert includes a hot chocolate bar and a cookie decorating table.

Toys for Tots

We are thrilled to be a drop off point for Toys for Tots. If you desire come and donate toys and food and put them in the toys for tots boxes found at the school. Come December 14th we will go to the warehouse and help distribute the toys. 

Athletics

December Athletics 

  • December 6th -7th Men’s Basketball @ Wendover Tournament
  • December 7th  Saturday Cowboy Duels @ Grantsville
  • December 10th Tuesday Women’s Basketball @ Draper APA 5:30 ; 7:00 
  • December 11th Wednesday Men’s Basketball @ SAHS Varsity Only 7:00 
  • December 12th Thursday Women’s Basketball @ HOME vs Freedom 5:30; 7:00
  • December 16th Monday Men’s Basketball @ HOME vs UMA HF 5:30; 7:00
  • December 17th Tuesday Women’s Basketball @ American Heritage 5:15; 7:00
  • December 17th Tuesday Men’s Basketball @ HOME vs Westridge 5:30; 7:00
  • December 19th Thursday Women’s Basketball @ HOME vs RSL 5:30; 7:00
  • December 19th Thursday Park City Duels @ Park City 
  • December 20th Friday Men’s Basketball @ Beaver 5:30; 7:00
  • December 20th- 25th ALL SPORTS MORATORIUM NO PRACTICES GAMES OR MEETINGS 
  • December 26th-28th Cedar City Tournament

US Service Academies and ROTC Scholarships Open House

 Come to a wonderful evening with Utah’s Congressional Delegation and Representatives from various military services and institutions. On this night, your student will have the opportunity to talk one on one in learning about the opportunities available to them.  This event is open to the public, so bring your neighbors and friends. The date is December 9, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Here at Utah Military Academy Camp Williams Campus.

Naval Sea Cadets

 In December we will have Naval Sea Cadets on December 7th and December 14th here at Utah Military Academy.  The time is from 8:00am to 3:00pm. You can bring a water bottle and prepare to have a fun time.

Air Force Academy, Summer Seminar

application is now open: For all interested juniors, especially those interested in attending any of the 5 Military Service Academies. This application closes quickly, so if you are interested, apply ASAP. See https://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/

American Legion Boys State and Girls State

will be held in June of 2020. UMA will be selecting several male and female cadets to  represent us. Applications will be available in January. Cadets attending can choose to receive 3  Political Science credits from WSU, which is transferable to other colleges. Please contact Captain Elliot or Mrs. Swanson for more information.

UofU Mining Engineering Scholarship

 the U of U is offering a $6,000 renewable scholarship for any interested in attending the U of U and earning a degree in mining engineering. Eligibility: must be admitted to the U of U; have a 3.0 GPA or higher and follow the program of study for mining engineering. See www.mining.utah.edu to apply.

SAME Engineering Camp

SAME camps (Society of American Military Engineers) are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a rigorous experience for students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that generally features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promotes teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving. Campers are supervised by mentors made up of professional engineers, engineering students, military personnel, educators, and other STEM professionals. https://www.same.org/Camps/application-process

Winter Wonderland Ball

Will be held on January 18th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Right here at the school.  More Information to follow!

Lost and Found

Our lost & found is filling up fast!  Have your Cadets come and collect their lost items.  Starting on Monday, December 16th all items will be placed in the student lounge until December 20th.  At the end of the day. any remaining items will be taken to the Road Home Charity to be donated.

Art Show

Utah Military Academy will be displaying the Cadets Art work.  The Art Show will be upstairs and held in conjunction with the “Breakfast for Dinner” fundraiser hosted by the Music Department.  This will be on December 18th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Family Support Group (FSG)

*Please go to the school website and select Volunteer/ Get Involved. By selecting volunteer you will be brought to a page that will offer links to sign up for several different opportunities to Be Involved. 

*Are you or your Cadet having any troubles or questions you need answered? Please contact us through Quick Links on the left hand edge of the web site home page. Simply select the “I am having trouble with”. Fill out your information and someone will get back with you. 

*Don’t forget you can go to the schools website to put money in your cadets Lunch Account. Just go into Quick Links, Lunch Information and Make a Payment. 

*The Cadet Store is up and running. This will be ongoing throughout the school year. We are always looking for parent involvement. You can sign up on the UMA website under Volunteer or contact us at fsg@utahmilitaryacademy.org if you would like to schedule a time. 

*We are getting started on planning a Parking Lot Sale in the Spring. This is to help raise funds for the school. If you have things you want to clear out of your house please keep our fundraiser in mind vs donating it now. We know it is a lot to ask when you want it gone NOW. Any help we can give the school in raising funds is for the benefit of our Cadets. Please Help! Date of event TBD. Please contact the FSG at fsg@utahmilitaryacademy.org with your list of items being donated to the Parking Lot Sale.

***UMA has an easy way for you to support and contribute to the school. If you order things on Amazon it is as easy as listing Utah Military Academy- Riverdale as your Donation Charity List. You do not need to create a new account. Just use the

https://smile.amazon.com/

. Make your selection for Utah Military Academy-Riverdale. A percentage of all items purchased through Smile Amazon will go to the school. Please keep in mind that the Riverdale -Hill Field campus is our sister campus. The account was originally set up through them and do to tax reasons we can only have one account. All moneys go into the shared general fund for the two schools. This is an effortless way to contribute to the school and support the cadets. Happy Shopping :)

Summer Leadership & Character Development

Character is the True Measure of Leadership!  The date is JUNE 15th-20th, 2020. Six days learning how to lead from those who define the virtues of character and ethical decision making. Located at United States Marines Academy at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA  Contact www.slcda.marines.com

Requirements are: 

~Be a high school junior or sophomore

~Have a minimum 3.0 gpa (on 4.0 scale)

~Complete a 500 word essay about “How you plan to make a difference if given the opportunity to attend the Academy”.

~Have a physical w/in 1 year of the Academy

~Perform well on the Initial Strength Test

~A minimum of 1 reference letter