Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am excited to begin our third year together as we work in partnership to ensure every student at UAS is actively engaged in a rigorous learning experience while developing social-emotional skills that will foster resilience, perseverance, empathy and the ability to collaborate and communicate in a diverse learning community.

Our entire team is eager and excited to begin what promises to be an incredible year. The Middle School faculty and staff are working hard to prepare an engaging learning environment that provides students with opportunities to create, collaborate, and communicate while promoting critical thinking.

We will continue to develop and refine the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Accelerated Reading (AR) programs while working with you to support the behavioral, social and emotional goals critical to the challenging middle school years.

One of the greatest characteristics of the UAS family is the genuine care and compassion shared between staff, students, and parents. UAS is a place where staff and families come together to ensure that the children entrusted into our care grow to be productive, confident and compassionate members of a global society.

I look forward to an amazing year!

Warm regards,


Charles Lester

Middle School Principal



Vice Principal’s Message


Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to personally welcome students and parents to the 2018-2019 school year at UAS.  It is my privilege to serve as the vice principal of middle school.  I look forward to helping students acquire the academic and social skills necessary to succeed at the middle school level and in life.  By working together, we will help your child cope with the challenges of life as a budding adolescent.  Whether you are a parent of an incoming 5th grader, 6th grader, 7th grader or 8th grader, my goal is to support you to be the best parent possible to your middle school child.  Middle school is time when students yearn for independence, and I will work closely with the teachers to help your child succeed.  These are exciting times for everyone.  Please don’t hesitate to ask for help as we begin transitioning back into the rigors of school life after what I hope was an amazing summer vacation with you and your family.   


Thank you for your continuous support,

Roman Holmes
Assistant Principal