Latest News & Announcements

Virtual College Visits Available Now Through Thanksgiving

Eppler students are invited to join other UCS high school students at a series of virtual college visits. Virtual College Presentations can be seen every Monday - Thursday and students/families can join right from the comfort of their own home. See link below.

Homework Club and Tutoring is Back!

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2021-22 Daily Schedule

Eppler Daily Schedule 2021-22


Greetings, Eppler Chieftain Faithful!

Attached is the Eppler Express for the week of October 25. Again, just a few items of importance I need to bring to your attention are …

  • Please see Page 6 to find out how you can help Ms. Blanchard’s Life Skills classes! Please and thank you!

  • We are excited to let you know that our Eppler Parent Involvement Committee (EPIC) will be meeting again after the pandemic layover. Please see Page 11 for details and the meeting schedule. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, October 26 at 9:00 am. Please know that ALL are welcome to attend! Please use the new guest entrance, and sign-in in the office as you enter, then please proceed to the Media Center Conference Room.

  • Our 9th grade students will be taking the PSAT test this coming Thursday, October 28. At the same time our 7th and 8th grade students will be engaged in an OK2SAY presentation and working with Naviance. Pages 12 and 13 explain the day for you.

  • All students interested in joining Science Olympiad are invited to a meeting this coming Friday, October 29 at 7:30 am in Room 125. Please see Page 13 for details.

  • We will be celebrating Halloween on Friday, October 29. Please refer to Page 13 for our Halloween guidelines, so that we can celebrate appropriately. Thank you!

  • The Monday Moments feature for this week can be found on Page 33.

And please don’t forget …

  • Page 1 of the Eppler Express contains the weekly calendar. Please check it out! If you like to plan ahead, please see Page 17 for a look at next week’s calendar. Lots of good stuff happening here at Eppler!

  • Our Homework Club is in operation every Monday and Wednesday from 2:55 – 3:55 pm in the Media Center. Please see Page 6 for details and a link to a permissions slip that must be submitted.

Here is this week’s Eppler Express 

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.