Fitness & Nutrition

At Uplift the importance of academics is one of the qualities we have instilled in our scholars. And while we know academics are very important we also like to have fun during our free time! Run Club at Uplift  was created last year to help bring fitness and nutrition information to scholars. The Run Club […]

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Tips for Parent Teacher Conference

At least twice a year, Uplift schools hold parent teacher conferences. These conferences play a critical role in establishing a good relationship with your scholar’s teacher. Careful preparation for this conference can help you get more out of the meeting and  an understanding on how you can help your scholar succeed in school. We’ve outlined […]

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SPARK!, where creativity is unleashed

For the next three months, the 6th grade class at Uplift Peak will explore their creative potential through visits to SPARK!, a local non-profit focused on igniting the spark of creativity in all kids.  During their first visit, scholars were able to tap into their creativity through both physical activity and project creation.  Both Uplift and […]

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Scholar Spotlight – Arbranyz’e Robertson

Uplift Luna Secondary is home to this year’s Miss Black Teen Texas US Ambassador, senior Arbranyz’e Robertson. Robertson thought the pageant was a great scholarship opportunity, and also a way to continue giving back to the community and creating the change she wants to see in it. “I feel like I stood out because of […]

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Future Scientist: Uplift District Science Fair

The annual Uplift district science fair took place January 22 with the hard work of scholars, teacher’s, staff and volunteers .More than 135 science projects and 196 scholars presented their months of research, data and testing. More than 300 guest filled the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building early Saturday morning. We had a […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Jonathan Trebble-Greening

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recognized Jonathan Trebble-Greening from Uplift Luna High School for his tenacity as a science teacher in his first five years. Trebble-Greening was awarded the Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for new teachers.  The award provides teachers in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend NSTA’s National Conference on […]

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Uplift Heights Secondary awarded $25,000 from Eastbay

It was no April Fools joke when Kristen Jones, athletic director at Uplift Heights Secondary announced to the school on April 1, they had won $25,000 to fix their field. Uplift Heights Secondary entered the The Bounce Back 2016 Eastbay contest, the contest awards $25,000 for a school’s sports facility upgrade. Last year the school […]

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Scholars commemorate Black History Month

Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month in the United States. Scholars across the network have planned various activities to commemorate the month. During morning announcements at several Uplift campuses, scholars read facts about a historical African-American figure. Alexis McCain a 9th grader at Uplift Peak started the Black History awareness group. During Friday […]

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Teen scholars help homeless teens

With a list in hand and close to $2,000, and 12 scholars headed to Target to buy gifts for homeless teens. Uplift Luna Middle School scholars decided for their community service project, they wanted to make an impact with a project “outside of the box”. The scholars had one of the most successful projects in […]

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Scholar voices are heard in slam poetry unit at Uplift Summit

Teaching outside the box, the ninth and tenth grade English classes at Uplift Summit combined the traditional poetry found in typical high school curriculum with Slam Poetry, a mix between reciting poetry and hip-hop. During the unit,  scholars watched well-known Slam Poets like Maya Del-Valle, Shane Koyczan and Taylor Mali. “The scholars were engaged from the very […]

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