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UCPS Board of Ed approves $525-million proposed budget

UCPS Board of Ed approves $525-million proposed budget

The Union County Public Schools Board of Education approved a $525-million 2015-16 budget at its meeting on May 5 to meet the board’s May 15 deadline. This year’s budget is… Read more »

Community bakes relief for Nepal

Community bakes relief for Nepal

First-grader spurs efforts to help Nepali earthquake victims INDIAN TRAIL – After an earthquake with 8.1 magnitude struck the area surrounding Nepal and left more than 7,000 people killed and… Read more »

Education Notes: May 14 to 20

Education Notes: May 14 to 20

Union board of ed files for rehearing On Tuesday, May 12, the Union County Board of Education filed a request with the North Carolina Court of Appeals for a rehearing… Read more »

‘Shrek JR’ to hit stage this weekend

‘Shrek JR’ to hit stage this weekend

Parkwood Middle students to perform ‘JR’ version of Broadway musical MONROE – Dozens of small-scale fairytale and storybook characters will come to life in Union County this weekend, as students… Read more »

Antioch welcomes first Little Free Library on UCPS campus

Antioch welcomes first Little Free Library on UCPS campus

Antioch Elementary School is now home to the only Little Free Library on Union County Public Schools property, thanks to the hard work of five fifth-grade Girl Scouts. Ellie Fivas,… Read more »

Sandy Ridge kindergarten teacher earns UCPS Teacher of the Year title

Sandy Ridge kindergarten teacher earns UCPS Teacher of the Year title

Lisa Austen, a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary School, knew she wanted to be a teacher and help children learn since she was in first grade. Fast forward a… Read more »

SPCC-UCPS partnership aims to alleviate dropout rate

SPCC-UCPS partnership aims to alleviate dropout rate

A long partnership between South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) may spell out a solution to decrease the county’s dropout rate. SPCC and UCPS are… Read more »

Education Notes: April 30 to May 6

Education Notes: April 30 to May 6

Area students earn independence awards The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has named its “DAR Good Citizens” for the 2014-15 school year… Read more »

Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Two and a half minutes of fast thinking, quick movements and stacking boxes were the challenge for area high school students on Saturday, April 18, during the inaugural Robotics Challenge… Read more »

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

WAXHAW – On April 2, before Sandy Ridge Elementary School students enjoyed their spring break in the sun, they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which landed on April… Read more »