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We have really missed you! I know it’s been a very trying year for all of us, but we’ve made it through to this side successfully! Thank you for allowing us to work with you as your households became classrooms. If you haven’t already viewed it, or if you want to see it again, please click on the link for a farewell video from the Eppler staff.

Please watch your email and U.S. mail later this summer for information on the 2020-2021 school year.

Have a wonderfully relaxing summer! Be well! Be safe! Be healthy! Be happy!

Technical Volunteers Needed:
Eppler Junior High has an exciting opportunity to offer computer science next school year. We are investing in our students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS to offer Computer Science Discoveries.

As a TEALS partner school, Eppler Junior High needs technical volunteers to team-teach this course with our teacher. Eppler will hold the course first period, allowing volunteers to go to work after volunteering. If you work in tech and would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success, please contact me, Mr. Pantano, at for more info or apply at

Please forward this to technical industry professionals in your network. You can read more about the TEALS Program on their website at

Thank you for your consideration.

Jerry Pantano, Principal

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.