All incoming Freshmen will report for orientation on Wednesday, August 26th at
7:55 A.M. until 12:40 P.M. The Freshmen will follow an abbreviated schedule to meet with all of their subject teachers. As part of the Freshmen Success Program, they will also meet their Senior Class Mentors and will be treated to a picnic lunch on the school grounds. All transfer students will report from 10:00 A.M. until noon on Wednesday, August 19th for an orientation session and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Shrine.
The opening day for all students is Thursday, August 27th. All students must be in uniform. Ursuline High School is opening with all students, 5 days a week. Numerous measures to ensure proper sanitization and social distancing are in place so that school may safely resume. 2020 marks Ursuline High School’s 116th school year of Catholic education in the Mahoning Valley.
The estimated enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is 445. The faculty will include 3 Administrators, 1 Diocesan Priest, and 38 lay persons. Ursuline is pleased to welcome 4 new staff members. Mrs. Pamela Pasqule and Miss Nicole Clark, both graduates of Youngstown State University, will join the Religious Education Department. Mrs. Christine Langer, also a Youngstown State University graduate, will join the Math Department.
The opening of school prayer service led by Ursuline President, Rev. Richard Murphy (’72), is scheduled for Friday, September 11th.
Ursuline High School will continue the “1:1 Program” for all students. The program provides each student with a Chromebook. The devices help schools engage the digital generation by nurturing individual (1-to-1) learning experiences. The Chromebooks will allow students to more effectively use Google Classroom, a learning management platform used extensively by Ursuline faculty.
Honors Anatomy and Weight Training have been added to the curriculum. Ursuline High school will begin year two of the Advanced Placement Capstone Program with the addition of Advanced Placement Research thus allowing students to earn an additional credentialed diploma from the college board.
The first floor hallway floorway was renovated. The completed project includes asbestos removal, new lighting, and air conditioning. New exterior doors with enhanced security features were also installed. The weight room-speed room was also renovated for all students. This project also included asbestos removal, new lighting, and new equipment. Ursuline High School also continued to expand the number of classrooms with central air conditioning. Nearly 85% of the building has air conditioning.
The Ursuline Home and School Association will begin its 36th year of active participation in school activities. The Executive Board of the Home and School Association has planned class dinners and a Reverse Raffle Dinner.
The Feast of Saint Ursula, patroness of our school, will be celebrated with a Liturgy on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
The 18th Anniversary Annual Auction ~ Celebrate Our Legacy ~ will take place on Friday, November 6th as a totally virtual event livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube and on www.ursuline.com.