Can you guess what we performed this week? "I Love Rock and Roll"
Our 8th annual Lip-Off lip sync contest starts this week!! Scroll down to see past and present performances.
Students and staff lip sync a song ... students and staff then "money-vote" for different performers... the top half of the performances move onto to the next week of the competition. This has been a lot of fun! We have fun entertainment and raise money for an important cause all at the same time. Unfortunately, many of us know someone that has cancer ... doing this Lip-Off activity gives us a chance to make a difference. Just think what we could do if everyone participates in our Lip-Off activity through either performances or money-votes or both... just think what UMS can do!
Year 1 = it all began when we did the "Lip-Off for Haiti" and sent money for earthquake relief through the Red Cross... we raised $1000.
Year 2 = we did the "Lip-Off for Cancer" and sent money to the American Cancer Society... we raised $2000.
Year 3 = we did the "Lip-Off for Cancer" and sent money to the American Cancer Society... we raised $1700.
Year 4 = we 'Lipped Off' for children with muscular dystrophy. We raised money to send children with muscular dystrophy to Camp Courageous. We had a fantastic guest speaker, Haley (11-years old), talk to our student body and staff about this fun week at Camp Courageous. We also learned that it costs approximately $800 to send one child - WOW! We finished our Lip-Off with just over $2000.
Year 5 = we continued to "Lip-Off for Cancer". We lost a beloved staff member in 2014 to cancer. Pam Miller was our school nurse for several years. She was a wonderful woman and loved by all.
Year 6 = we did the "Lip-Off for Cancer" and the"Boyz Gone Wild" (Gavin M. and Hunter K.) won again, they finished their middle school Lip-Off careers as 3-time Lip-Off Champions!! The boys took this fun event to a whole new level! **Check out the video created by "Boyz Gone Wild" ... you can click on either of these links to get the video. Please feel free to share the video with others. Thank you to "Boyz Gone Wild" for creating it! Click here ... click here. We were so excited that we raised over $5500!! UMS was recognized with the Tama County Relay For Life "Excellence in Youth Engagement" award!! Congratulations UMS and the Union Communities!
Year 7= once again,we were "Lipping-Off for Cancer". This year the "Relay for Life" Event was at the Dysart City Park here in Dysart. It started raining early on in the event (down-pouring). The live band began playing, "You Are My Sunshine" and everyone began singing along. Then a beautiful rainbow appeared across the sky and the "Relay for Life Survivor's March" began. We were thrilled that two of our groups performed at the event: Big Nick and The Politicians. It was a wonderful event. We raised approximately $3,252.90 just from the Lip-Off (not counting the Decade Dance).
Year 8= We start Monday, March 6... money-voting begins on Thursday! The top 10 performances (have the most money-votes) move on to Week 2/Round 2...
Please feel free to send in any donations/money-votes through our students, staff, or just come on in and make a donation yourself.
**This performance of "Hey Mickey" was re-recorded when the first one didn't work... by the time 'the news' got there, we had performed this several times and were very hot and sweaty! You can check this one out - this one had our original 'crew' with it! Click here for "Hey Mickey" without an audience.