Merici Med Prep Program Kicks Off 2020-21 Speaker Series

Mrs. Judi McGlone, Ursuline Parent, kicked off the Merici Med Program Speaker Series this year. She is a Speech Pathologist. Mrs. McGlone spoke to students about educational requirements, career demands, and the various job placement opportunities for Speech Pathologists. Learn more about this special program at https://ursuline.com/merici-med-prep-program/. The program is advised by Ursuline Biology Teacher,… Continue reading

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National Signing Day

Congratulations to seniors Maris, Julia, and Emily for signing their Letters of Intent to play college Softball. Maris will be playing at The University of Toledo, Julia at Slippery Rock University, and Emily at Ohio Dominican University. We wish them the best in their college careers! Photo ID: Julia, Maris, Emily Read more on this… Continue reading

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2020 Football Playoffs

The Ursuline High School Fighting Irish Football Team defeated Villa Angela Saint Joseph (47-21), West Branch (38-31), and Poland Seminary High School (35-7) to earn a spot in the 2020 OHSAA Division IV, Region 13 Final. Check out the OHSAA for the updated bracket. Go Irish!

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Advanced Placement Success

Ursuline High School has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence and is proud to announce 100% pass rates on the Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry, Psychology and Spanish Exams taken in May 2020. Mrs. DePizzo’s AP Chemistry class earned a 100% pass rate in comparison to the 59% state average. Mrs. Damore’s AP Psychology Class earned… Continue reading

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New Band Uniforms

The Ursuline Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. John Peplowski, is sporting new band uniforms this year. 100 uniforms were purchased at a cost of nearly $50,000 thanks to the support of alumni, parents and friends who supported this endeavor.

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Saint Angela Merici Award

Ursuline High School is grateful to an alumnus who recently established the The Saint Angela Merici Award Scholarship for incoming freshmen beginning with the Class of 2025. The St. Angela Merici Award’s purpose is to identify and encourage top-performing students who will benefit from a faith-based, academically-rigorous Ursuline education. One incoming ninth grade student will… Continue reading

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Ursuline Class of 2025

Ursuline High School is looking forward to welcoming the next class of Ursuline students to our building! Several important events are approaching and we invite 7th and 8th grade families to join us. Prospective Parent Night – Parents of seventh and eighth graders are invited to hear a presentation from the Ursuline Administration and Faculty… Continue reading

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Jim Maughan Golf Outing

The annual Jim Maughan Memorial Golf Outing was held several weekends ago at Knoll Run Golf Course. Monies raised support the Adopt-A-Student Scholarship Program and the Jim Maughan Scholarship at UHS. We are grateful to the Class of 1960 organizers – Corky Barber, Frances Estok Hudock and Mickey Murphy – for planning the outing in… Continue reading

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Alumni Gift

Our appreciation to the family of long-time Ursuline teacher and coach, Mr. Donald J. Marsco. His family endowed a scholarship in his memory to benefit future Ursuline students. We are grateful for their support in “Chief’s” memory. Pictured below: President Rev. Richard Murphy ’72, Adrianna Marsco ’23, Luciano Marsco ’27, John Marsco ’69, Principal Matthew… Continue reading

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Ursuline Diversity Council

Formed in the summer of 2020, the Ursuline High School Diversity Council has been established to mentor student leaders on important social issues and diversity. The student group participated in the first training session at Camp Fitch in July. Mr. Guy Burney led the session for the students. Trainings will continue throughout the school year.… Continue reading

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Speech & Debate National Tournaments

The Ursuline Speech and Debate Team qualified members for two national tournaments, the Catholic Forensic League Nationals in Chicago, Illinois and the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Unfortunately, due to COVID19 travel plans have been cancelled. The Catholic Nationals was cancelled and the National Speech and Debate Tournament has been rescheduled… Continue reading

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Ursuline Athletics COVID 19 Restart Action Plan

The Ursuline Athletic Department, in consultation with local health authorities, the OHSAA, and the Diocese of Youngstown, has created a plan to permit student-athletes to return to training on the campus of Ursuline. Each student – athlete must sign a waiver in order to resume training. Please visit https://ursuline.com/restartactionplan/ to watch an informative video from… Continue reading

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Bishop Murry

The Ursuline Family is mourning the loss of Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown. Together we pray for the repose of his soul, for his family, friends and brothers and sisters of the Diocese of Youngstown. Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the soul of your departed servant Bishop Murry, to… Continue reading

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Welcome New Families!

Ursuline is busy making preparations for the 2020-2021 school year. The tentative school calendar will be published in the June newsletter and the website will be updated with dates for the 2020-2021 school year in early July. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 330-744-4563. New families are… Continue reading

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Ursuline High School’s 112th Commencement will be aired Sunday, May 24 on our YouTube Channel, Facebook, and website from Stambaugh Auditorium beginning at 1:00 p.m. The speaker will be Sister Regina Rogers, O.S.U., former Ursuline Assistant Principal and current member of The Leadership Team for the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and Pastoral Minister at Saint… Continue reading

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Summer School 2020

Due to the uncertainty that Ursuline would be permitted to conduct a summer session during June or July as has been done in the past, we are offering the following educational alternatives provided by the Virtual Learning Academy through the Mahoning County Educational Service Center.  The online courses will begin June 8 and the course… Continue reading

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2001 Alumni Honored by YSU

Above: Beth Noga Detec (’70), Atty. David Detec (’71), Hannah Detec (’05), Rachel Detec (’01), Adam Levitsky, Leah Detec Ponikvar (’04), Ryan Ponikvar, Alice Noga, Rev. Edward P. Noga (’67) Congratulations to Rachel E. Detec (’01). She was recently honored at YSU’s 11th Annual Bitonte College of Health and Human Services Alumni Recognition Dinner. Rachel… Continue reading

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Ursuline Christian Service Programs Allows Students to Meet with Alumni

Above: Kamryn Ross (’20) and Carole Purfey Donlin (’62) volunteer together at Saint Vincent de Paul Dining Hall. The Christian Service Class has been part of the Ursuline curriculum for 45 years. Seniors who apply for this course will spend one semester visiting four sites each week including an elder facility, pre-school, elementary school and… Continue reading

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of the entire Ursuline community is of utmost importance to us. As a result, in light of Governor DeWine’s order to cancel school and or cancel/postpone large, indoor gatherings in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Ursuline will be closed for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16 through April 3. The Ursuline… Continue reading

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13th Annual Mahoning Valley Miniature Bridge Building Competition

Ursuline did well again at the 13th annual Mahoning Valley Miniature Bridge Building Competition. The team of Riley Burke, Rose McClurkin, and Keona Wilkie built the 6th strongest bridge out of 28 teams by supporting a weight of 87 pounds. Kimberly Henderson and Angelo Naples was Ursuline’s second team and created the 3rd strongest bridge,… Continue reading

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Lent

“Unless there is Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” Ursuline High School students began the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Mass. Father Murphy was the celebrant. Throughout the season of fasting and almsgiving, students will have several opportunities to prepare themselves for the joyous Easter season. Classes will attend… Continue reading

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Holocaust Certified Educator Visits 9th Grade Honors English

Mrs. Preston’s Honors English Classes welcomed Mr. Jesse McClain, a Holocaust Certified Educator, to their class. The students are reading the Holocaust novel “Night” by Ellie Weisel. Mr. McClain’s many Holocaust artifacts were fascinating. His many artifacts have been collected from his international research and study. Thank you for sharing with us at UHS! More… Continue reading

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Quiz Bowl Champions

Ursuline Quiz Bowl team defeated Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday, February 25 with scores of 455-185 and 395-100 to claim the Second Division Quiz Bowl Championship. Ursuline has been in the league for three years and has won the championship each year. Ursuline has advanced to Division One for next academic year due to the past… Continue reading

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Love Doesn’t Shove

Gabriella Kreuz, the founder of “Love Doesn’t Shove,” presented to the Ursuline High School student body on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM in the Deibel Morley Arts Center on campus. Kreuz weaves her quirky personality into Love Doesn’t Shove presentations to set a more upbeat tone to the traditionally “dark” dating… Continue reading

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Spring Camp Series

Join the Ursuline Baseball, Football, and Softball Teams for spring clinics. Clinics will be held for students in grades 3-8. Further information and camp registration may be completed by visiting https://ursulinehighschoolcamps.myonlinecamp.com/. The deadline to register for the Baseball Camp is March 13. Please contact mmatune@youngstowndiocese.org for more information. The Summer 2020 Camp Series will be… Continue reading

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Out of This World!

Grades 5-7 are welcome to join the Ursuline Student Ambassadors for a space themed evening, complete with a planetarium from The Carnegie Science Center.  Take part in a variety of STEAM activities, eat delicious snacks, and earn great Irish prizes.  Please RSVP at this link.  

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Open House 2020

Ursuline is the choice for high school in the Mahoning Valley! Meet the Ursuline Administration, Faculty, Coaches and Students at the annual Open House. Opportunities to learn about the complete Ursuline experience are available for the entire family Student led tours of the building will be available. Presentations from the Concert Band and the Speech… Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Ursuline High School is in the holiday spirit! We begin each day with an Advent reflection and light the Advent wreath. Students participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The school community came together to purchase hundreds of gifts for Catholic Charities and collected hundreds of pairs of socks to be donated to The Rescue Mission,… Continue reading

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Once Upon a Mattress

The curtain will once again rise at Ursuline’s beautiful Deibel Morley Arts Center for the winter musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.”  This musical is based off the fairy tale favorite, The Princess and The Pea.  The show ran December 13-15, 2019.  Please visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures!

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Merici Med Prep Program

This year, Ursuline High School is proud to begin the Ursuline Merici Med Program. Named for the foundress of the Ursuline order, Saint Angela Merici, this program will provide students who are interested in health care professions with experiences designed to increase awareness of the various medical career paths available. In addition to exposing students… Continue reading

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Ursuline Honors 4 National Merit Commended Scholars

Each year, approximately 1.5 million juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT.)  Students with exceptional test scores are named National Merit Commended Scholars.  Ursuline High School is proud to recognize four students in the Class of 2019 for their high scholastic achievement.  National Commended Merit Scholars (pictured left to right) are Brady Leugers, graduate… Continue reading

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Prospective Parent Night

Parents of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders are invited to hear a presentation from the Ursuline Administration and Faculty about the curriculum and programs of Ursuline.  We encourage you to take the chance to get to know our school family and ask questions to Administrators, Faculty, and our amazing students!  An extensive financial aid overview… Continue reading

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Year 115 Begins

The 2019-2020 school year is Ursuline’s 115th year and 100th anniversary on the Wick Avenue property.  The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown founded our school in 1905 based on the charisms of their founder, Saint Angela Merici.  While the property may a look a bit different and each student now carries a Chromebook, the legacy of… Continue reading

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Anatomage Table Comes to Ursuline

Ursuline High School is proud to announce the purchase of the Anatomage Table.  The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization system for anatomy and physiology education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. It has been featured in the TEDTalks Conference, PBS, Fuji TV,… Continue reading

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Retired Teachers Luncheon at UHS

Seated: John Ulicney ’54, George Banks ’56, Tom Nally. Standing: Jim Bellavia, Mike Giambattista, Frank Beck ’51, Matt Giambattista ’66, Jim Doran and Lou Zitello. A group of retired teachers (who all taught at the “Academy”), held their monthly lunch meeting in the Ursuline cafeteria. They feasted on meat loaf, mashed ptotatos and gravy, tossed… Continue reading

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Ursuline Receives Gift to Benefit Science Curriculum

Ursuline gratefully accepted a gift from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. The $25,000 donation will help underwrite the Anatomage Table, the world’s first and only virtual dissection table used in colleges and universities. Ursuline students enrolled in science courses will begin using the table in the 2019-2020 school year. President Rev. Richard Murphy and Principal… Continue reading

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Ursuline Welcomes Newest Alumni at 111th Commencement Exercises

Photo ID: Alexander Stoneman, Caroline Aey, and Joel Kreuzwieser Ursuline High School will graduate the Class of 2019 at its 111th Annual Commencement Exercises at Stambaugh Auditorium on Sunday, May 26, at 4:00 P.M. The speaker is Dr. James T. Kerrigan. Dr. Kerrigan, an orthopaedic surgeon, graduated from Ursuline High School in 1973. He earned… Continue reading

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Ursuline Arts Week

Ursuline High School is proud to announce the “2019 Ursuline Arts Week” schedule of events.  The Ursuline Fine and Performing Arts Department will showcase student art work in the Library and Learning Center one hour before each performance and during the extended intermission.  A variety of artistic mediums will be on display.  The week will… Continue reading

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2019 Summer Camp Series

Ursuline High School is proud to present the 2019 Summer Camp Series.  Students in grades kindergarten – eighth grade will have the opportunity for summer enrichment with the Ursuline Irish.  Please register using your child’s grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Experience Ursuline’s first-rate programs and facilities with the various summer opportunities.   Please visit the… Continue reading

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Mahoning County Bridge Building Champions

Ursuline High School entered two teams to the 2019 Mahoning County Miniature Bridge Building Competition at Youngstown State University.  The teams were advised by Physics instructor, Mr. Mark Uerling.  Team 2 consisted of Kaylee Ray, Hailey Kerstetter, and Angelina Sabatino whose bridge held 224 pounds, which was 1760 times more than the bridge weighed. The… Continue reading

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All Time Leading Scoring Record

Congratulations to Ursuline senior Dayshanette Harris.  She is now the Lady Irish Basketball All Time Leading Scorer.  To date, she has scored 2,310 points.   Dayshanette broke the previous record of 2,297 set in 2006 by Tyra Grant. According to Vindicator (http://www.vindy.com/news/2019/feb/12/points-queen/), she is also now the leading scorer in all records in Mahoning County.  Dayshanette will… Continue reading

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Class of 2023 Registration

Members of the Ursuline Administration will host the Catholic elementary school students, regardless of their feeder school affiliation, and their parents on Thursday, February 21 at 6pm and Saturday, March 9 at 10:30am to complete the registration process.  These events will be held in the Ursuline Library and Learning Center.  Parents are encouraged to RSVP… Continue reading

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Open House

The annual Open House will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 10th. All academic departments and school organizations will prepare booths and displays for the event. The afternoon will feature performances by the Ursuline High School band, choir, and speech team members.  Tours of the school will be conducted by… Continue reading

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Ursuline High School students, alumni, families, Home and School Association, and Students of Stewardship (SOS) came together to support Sleep in Heavenly Peace this Christmas season. This local organization builds beds and provides bedding for local, needy families. Students raised over $1,500 for the organization through a Christmas pajama day and individual donations. Ursuline also… Continue reading

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4th Grade Night

Join the Ursuline Student Ambassadors for a fun night out designed just for 4th graders! Climb on giant obstacle course, stretch in “Glow in the Dark Yoga”, build in our LEGO contest, play for prizes in Bingo, and enjoy snacks and prizes at the end of the evening. Please RSVP today by visiting www.ursuline.com/calendar and selecting January 12.… Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas with Ursuline

Throughout the month of December, Ursuline students have various opportunities to prepare for Christmas.  All students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and partake in daily Advent reflections.  Multiple service opportunities are available for students to join during the holiday month, such as Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Toy Shop, Ursuline PreSchool Holiday Craft Show,… Continue reading

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Brother Paul Marich Returns to UHS

Brother Paul Dominic Marich (’04), O.P., professed simple vows with the Dominican Order on August 15th in Cincinnati. He will be moving on to the Dominican House of Studies to complete his studies for the priesthood. He stopped by his Alma Mater on his week-long vacation and visited with his former teachers. Principal Matthew Sammartino,… Continue reading

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Class of 1967 Get Together

Girlfriends from the class of 1967 gathered at Marianne Bernard’s house on August 14th for a pot luck supper and submitted this picture. Row one ~ Sandi Carano, Phyllis Scarcella Caruso, Loretta Cordova Nagel, Diana (Pinky) Lavanty Rosen, Dolly Kusma Teleis, Janice Kane Thorpe, Marguerite Guerriero, Esther Delfre Orlando, Marianne Bernard. Row two ~ Maryanne… Continue reading

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Class of 1973 Visits

Members of the Class of 1973 visited UHS last Friday as part of their reunion weekend. Their gathering was held at the new Doubletree Hotel in downtown Youngstown on August 18th. Classmates mobilized and established the Class of 1973 Endowed Scholarship at Ursuline in conjunction with their 45th anniversary. Alumni pictured here include: Pam Byrne… Continue reading

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Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Ursuline High School Theatre Department presented Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Deibel Morley Arts Center on the Ursuline campus.  Performances were held on Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 P.M.   A matinee was held on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 P.M. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a… Continue reading

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Student Ambassadors Celebrate Christmas

Ursuline High School will host Christmas at the “U” for students in Kindergarten, first and second grades on Saturday, December 1st from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Ursuline Cafeteria.  Young people will visit with Santa, hear Christmas stories, sing carols, make holiday crafts and enjoy Christmas treats.  Register for this free event at www.ursuline.com/calendar; select December… Continue reading

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Ursuline Recognized as Top School

Congratulations, Ursuline Family! Ursuline High School has recently received two top awards.  The Vindicator’s “Reader’s Choice” poll named Ursuline High School the Best Private School in the Mahoning Valley.  The award was given based on a reader’s poll.  Ursuline High School has also been named the #1 Private School in the Mahoning Valley and Western… Continue reading

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State Tennis Tournament

Seniors Vy Hoang and Lexie Tsudis qualified for the Division II Girls’ State Tennis Tournament. Vy and Lexie qualified for the state tournament after defeating Orville in the Akron District Competition on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Springside Racquet Club. Both Vy and Lexie are four year members of the Ursuline Girls’ Tennis Team. The… Continue reading

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