September 24, 2017

United Township HS

Current Happenings at Lights ON UTHS

UT Student’s take a tour of QC History while on Spring Break.  About 60 United Township High School students had a look at the “cool” history of the Quad-Cities Friday during a spring break field trip. History teacher Heather Monson showed them a variety of sights on both sides of the river.  Check out Their reactions


UT Poetry Out Loud Competition

Brianna Gray won the UT competition earlier this month and won the Regional competition last Saturday.  She will compete at the State competition on Friday, March 8th in Springfield for a slot in the 2013 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C., in late April.  This is her second trip to state finals for Poetry Out Loud.

“UT is very excited to be taking poetry to the next level and representing the Western Illinois region at state finals.  This is our 3rd year participating and going to state finals in this program and we’ve seen many positive things come from this experience for our students.” says UT’s Poetry coordinator, Lisa Carroll.

Poetry Out Loud is an enrichment class offered after school as part of UTHS’s Lights ON program.  Lights ON is funded by a federal 21st CCLC grant and is a partnership between UTHS and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education.  Now in its 8th year, the contest is designed to encourage interest in poetry at the high school level.  Last year, almost 6,000 students from 57 Illinois public and private high schools participated.


Test Driving the UTHS Car & other
Auto Class Projects

Building trades students



Lights ON Community Learning Center
United Township High School (UTHS)
1275 Avenue of the Cities
East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 752-1633

Carl Johnson, Principal
Anthony Ragona, Assistant Principal and Lights ON Site Coordinator

For Students:
Monday – Thursday 3:15 – 5:00 PM

Credit Recovery
Math Tutoring
English Tutoring
Science Tutoring

Tuesday and Thursday 3:15 – 7:00 PM
Auto Racing Class

Tuesday and Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesdays Only
American History
World History
Language Club
Book Club (1st Tuesday of the month only)

Thursdays Only 3-5 PM
Anime Club

Other Clubs and Interests
Reading 180
Science Career Club (meets monthly)

For Families:
Lights ON Family Literacy and Adult Education Program
Moline Church of Christ
4800 38th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Childcare provided at no cost

Black Hawk College Outreach Center
301 Avenue of the Cities
East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 796-8200
Monday through Friday
GED Preparation, Adult Education Classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Community Partners
Achieve Quad Cities
Augustana Research Foundation
Black Hawk College Adult Education
Church of Christ
McDonald’s (East Moline)
Mike Roberts and Asst.
O’Riely’s Auto Parts
Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE)

Link to website: United Township High School