Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation

Underwood Community Schools

District Information


Ajax Loading Image


From the Desk of the Superintendent...

NOVEMBER 2019 DISTRICT DISPATCH With November here, we know that winter weather conditions are just around the corner. Please start to make plans now regarding late starts, early dismissals, or school cancellations due to hazardous winter weather conditions. Tune into radio or television stations KMA (960 AM), KFAB (1110 AM), KNOD (105.3 FM), KMTV (Channel 3), WOWT (Channel 6), or KETV (Channel 7) and make arrangements with your spouse, friends, relatives, and/or our latch-key program regarding where your child will go when the weather turns bad. In addition, our school district subscribes to the JMC Instant Parent Contact System. This automated telephone broadcast service enables school personnel to notify all households and parents by telephone within minutes of an emergency, an unplanned event, or a winter storm that causes a late start, early dismissal, or school cancellation. If you have not signed up for service and are interested in participating, please contact the principal’s office of the building where your child or children attend. Please note that there will not be breakfast on days that we have a two-hour late start, and all practices are cancelled whenever we have a two-hour early dismissal because of incoming bad weather. Make plans now to attend this year’s variety show under the direction of Evan Adamon and Katelyn Biggs at Underwood High School in the performing arts center at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, or Saturday, November 9, 2019. The high school concert choir and the marching band will be showcased and will feature several soloists and ensembles. In addition, the Unlimited Show Choir and North Street Jazz Vocal Choir will be performing. We look forward to seeing you in the performing arts center for what is sure to be a fun-filled evening of entertainment! Looking ahead to December, the members of the Underwood Dollars for Scholars organization will be having their annual fundraiser dinner featuring a “Soft Shell Taco and Nacho Bar” in the high school commons from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, during the home basketball game against AHSTW. You need not attend the game to enjoy the meal. In addition to soft shell tacos and nachos, the meal will include beans, rice, ice cream with candy toppings, and a drink for $7.00 per plate. All proceeds will help fund college scholarships for students graduating from Underwood High School. It is the goal of the Underwood Dollars for Scholars organization to help as many students as possible make their dreams of attending college a reality. November always brings with it thoughts of Thanksgiving at Underwood. November also brings with it thoughts of Grandparents’ Day! This annual event is always held the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving in our middle school gymnasium. Our elementary music teacher, Sonya Schiphoff, and our elementary students have been working very hard on their musical numbers for this extremely popular event. We are looking forward to another huge turnout. Don’t forget that we have a 1:30 p.m. dismissal that day. Best wishes to each of you for a great Thanksgiving holiday!