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Eppler Junior High School New Student Enrollment Information

New student enrollment information

2021-22 Daily Schedule

Eppler Daily Schedule 2021-22

Homework Club and Tutoring is Back!

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Dear Eppler Chieftain Families,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for partnering and standing with us as we work together to do all that we can to protect our students and staff while still engaged in in-person, face-to-face learning. I know that this is a challenge for many, and I thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Also, please remember that this coming Monday, January 17, is the day we, as a nation, honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We mark this day as a national holiday to be reminded to reflect on the great works of this outstanding man. It also means that our students will have the day off from school. Our staff will be engaged in professional development, honing our skills to be even better at what we believe we do best! Enjoy the day with the reverence intended.

Attached is the Eppler Express for the week of January 17. Once again, a few items of importance and interest that I need to bring to your attention are …

  • Page 1 of the Eppler Express contains the weekly calendar. Please check it out! If you like to plan ahead, please see Page 15 for a look at next week’s calendar. Lots of good stuff happening here at Eppler!

  • Details about free COVID testing and quarantine procedures are for your review on Pages 5 and 6.

  • Our Lady Chieftains Basketball season gets underway this week! Their game schedule is on Page 11. Our young men are more than halfway through their season and looking good! Their schedule follows on Page 12. Good luck Ladies and Gentlemen!!

  • The Eppler National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will soon be welcoming eligible 8th grade students to apply. Please refer to Page 13 for all pertinent information.

  • All 8th grade students interested in the UCS Specialty Programs, such as MST, CSI, Stevenson MADE, and the UAIS/IB program are asked to check the upcoming schedule of events found on Page 16.

  • There is a new UCS Wellness Podcast available. Please see Page 21 for a link.

  • Page 23 hosts the district’s latest Monday Moments feature.

Here is this week’s Eppler Express …

This information is also always available on our school website at

As always, please let me know of any questions or concerns you may have ... or consider this a check-in and let me know how you and your children are doing.

Be well. Be safe. Be healthy. Be happy.

Jerry Pantano

Our Vision:

Eppler Junior High School will empower students to achieve their full potential and become productive contributors in a diverse society.

Our Mission:

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators will collaborate as a community to foster a safe and respectful learning environment that will promote independent critical thinking and problem solving.



NJHS is continuing to sponsor a recycling fundraiser in partnership with PlanetGreen. They have made a few changes and they are no longer accepting large toner cartridges. Please do not send in the toner cartridges. They do accept:
 Inkjet cartridges
 Cell phones
 MP3
 IPods
 Cameras
 E-readers
 Calculators
 Tablets
 Video games, consoles, accessories
It helps Eppler earn money and it helps the landfills! NJHS students can earn hours for donating items, but anyone can bring these items to room 19. Thank you for your support! Please check out for more information.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.