Ukiah High Wildcats now have the opportunity to get vaccinated for COVID-19. On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Ukiah High will be hosting a vaccination clinic in hopes of getting the school’s sixteen to eighteen-year-old population vaccinated, though the focus will be on 12th graders. Students over sixteen can also get their household members over sixteen vaccinated at the school vaccination clinic.
Dr. Coren challenged Wildcats to both protect their family and friends from the virus and make sure their loved one are staying mentally fit: “Don't let your friends get depressed, stressed. Many got really disconnected ( and still are) during this pandemic. Reach out to maintain connections figuratively). Be Friendly. but observe the rules -- to help each other.”
Although assigning the reason of death is not straightforward due to the complexity of the coronavirus itself, it was not long until disease experts and scientists took to social media to point out the 6 percent infographic figure that had become widely misinterpreted. In addition to their efforts of refuting claims to downplay the death numbers, public health experts have consistently noted that numbers are likely undercounts to the true toll of the virus.
On March 13, 2020, Ukiah Unified schools closed their doors unsure as to when students would be able to walk through their halls again. Teachers were forced to teach through a computer screen, which made the already difficult job of being a teacher even harder. Teachers create digital classrooms, fun activities, and try their hardest to make this experience bearable. UHS News interviewed teachers about their experiences teaching through a screen.
UHS News collaborated with Ukiah businesses including Schat's Bakery, Little Brown Bear, Comfort Air Heating and Cooling, and Stars Restaurant hoping to understand how the pandemic has affected their business, what differences they had to make to reopen, and lastly, how much does social distancing, wearing masks, and keeping a clean and safe working environment affect business and employees.
Today, December 8th, 2023, the Ukiah High Wildcats unleashed their artistic prowess at the December Performing Arts Showcase, treating both staff and students to a spectacular feast of performing arts delights!
The Ukiah High News team would like to congratulate Junior Nicole Muniz and Senior Maritza Jacobs, the dynamic single players of the UHS Tennis team. The duo participated and won 3rd place in the annual doubles tournament at Santa Rosa Junior College on November 1st and 2nd.