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UCPS leaps into the future of classroom education

UCPS leaps into the future of classroom education

Union County Public Schools is taking steps into the future through an initiative in six area schools it plans to ultimately carry out across the district. The district began its… Read more »

Parents, board hit speed bump in EC camera installation

Parents, board hit speed bump in EC camera installation

Despite thousands of signatures, cameras most likely won’t be installed in special education classrooms soon. Parents of children with disabilities have approached the Union County Board of Education (BOE) for… Read more »

Marvin Ridge student attends BASF Science Academy

Marvin Ridge student attends BASF Science Academy

WAXHAW – Marvin Ridge High School senior Nicholas Mitchell joined students from the U.S., Canada and Central America to preview colleges and businesses of chemistry during the fifth annual BASF… Read more »

UCPS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

UCPS remains in limbo as state extends budget deadline

The school bell will ring on Aug. 24 and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) will still not know the fate of its teacher assistants. State legislators intended to complete the… Read more »

Faith Briefs – Aug. 21

Faith Briefs – Aug. 21

Spirit of Joy to host fall festival, praise concert WEDDINGTON – Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will kick off the fall season with a festival and youth praise concert on Saturday,… Read more »

Weekly Recipe

Weekly Recipe

Union County Weekly introduces a new column, which will feature locally submitted recipes from our readers each week. Do you have a tried-and-true recipe your family has loved for years?… Read more »

Young fisherman becomes scientist, entrepreneur

Young fisherman becomes scientist, entrepreneur

Central Academy Of Technology and Arts sophomore Noah Makley began fishing after his friends encouraged him to join his school’s fishing club, Central Academy Fishing, and he’s taken his hobby… Read more »

UCPS updates cameras, radio to ensure bus safety

UCPS updates cameras, radio to ensure bus safety

Union County Public School’s transportation department underwent two system upgrades – radios and stop-arm cameras – to help increase bus safety in the upcoming school year. The district operates 314… Read more »

Education Briefs – Aug. 21

Education Briefs – Aug. 21

Kindergarten entry assessments begin Beginning this school year, North Carolina kindergarten teachers will use a new tool to evaluate students. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction, with the help of… Read more »

Grading scale change won’t mean drama for high schoolers, UCPS says

Grading scale change won’t mean drama for high schoolers, UCPS says

Union County students will experience new changes this school year, but UCPS staff says high school families don’t need to worry. Many high school families have expressed concern about the… Read more »