Golden Apple Awards

The Upper Arlington Civic Association is excited to announce that our annual Golden Apple Award nominations for 2018 are here! This prestigious award can go to ANY faculty or staff in our schools. Whether your nominee is an outstanding teacher, administrator, nurse, custodian, secretary, aide, paraprofessional, counselor, resource officer etc… they ALL make a difference in the lives of our children.

Voting begins February 16th at 7 am & ends March 29th at 11:59 pm

Your vote(s) count! The winner of the Golden Apple at each school is decided by YOU! Any parent, student, colleague or community member can make a nomination. You can also nominate more than one person! Our schools are a huge part of what make this community an amazing place to live, so in this celebration of UA’s 100 years, let’s say thank you to those who shape the lives of our next 100 years.

The schools within our district are:

Preschools– BEARS, Burbank, Covenant Presbyterian, Kare-A-Lot, Kiwi’s Clubhouse, Holy Trinity, Mountview Christian, Riverside United Methodist, St. Andrew’s, Upper Arlington Lutheran & Wellington

Elementary Schools– Barrington, Greensview, Tremont, Wickliffe & Windermere, Mountview Christian Kindergarten

Middle Schools– Jones & Hastings

High Schools– Upper Arlington High School & Wellington

Catholic Schools– St. Agatha & St. Andrew

Visit http://www.UACA.org to fill out a nomination form

The Golden Apple Awards are Not Sponsored by the Upper Arlington School District


Hastings Service Learning Team

Are you wanting to help out at Hastings Middle School, but your time is limited. We have a solution for you. Please consider one, two, or all three options listed below. The Hastings B.E.A.R.S. (Bringing Empathy, Acceptance, and Respect Schoolwide) group is students who volunteer their time to make Hastings and the UA community a kinder place. They are asking for your help to collect these items stated below.


  1. Box Tops for Education
    If you no longer have an elementary school student please keep cutting those Box Tops! There is a box in the main office for you to drop those bags off. All of the money will go to the BEARS student committee and the Kindness committee to help with all the great activities that they do for all the students!
  2. Beverage Can Pull Tabs
    We are collecting pull tabs off cans. These pull tabs get donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have a child at Children’s Hospital. The pull tabs are used to help them meet expenses. There is a collection box in the main office.
  3. Plastic Grocery Bags
    We are collecting grocery bags to make PLARN. Please make sure the bags are clean and dry inside. Plarn is plastic yarn. It is woven together to make lightweight, waterproof sleeping mats that are used by homeless men and women. Your plastic bags can be dropped off to Mrs. Shapiro in the main office.


Join the PTO

Please consider joining the PTO:  Our goal is to have over half of the families at HMS join- we are close but not there yet!  We would love to have all of our families as members. Join by clicking the JOIN the PTO off of the menu option and join for $25 you get a directory, weekly emails from me  and these funds help to cover so many things for our students. The PTO helped to cover some of the cost for HIP day, some of the eclipse glasses, scholarships for grade level trips, mini grants in the fall and spring for our teachers to use in the classroom and more! THANK YOU!!!


Yellowbird Foodshed

New this year: We are trying out a new service for our families called Yellowbird Food Shed. For 8 weeks this fall you are able to order fresh items and they will be delivered to HMS on Thursday afternoons. Representatives will be at the back to school night on the 7th to share more and show you how to sign up for this yummy service. View for more details.

Dates for boxes:

11/30 2/15
12/14 3/1
1/4 3/15
1/18 3/29
2/1 4/12

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