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Feeling the boost

Feeling the boost

WAXHAW – This February, Kensington Elementary School students learned the importance of fitness while earning over $25,000 through the Boosterthon program. Boosterthon is a nine-day program that helps area schools… Read more »

Union Academy graduate receives West Point appointment

Union Academy graduate receives West Point appointment

Kristen Horn, a 2014 Union Academy graduate and Stallings resident, knew she wanted to receive an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point since her freshman year… Read more »

Education Notes: Feb. 19 to 25, 2015

Education Notes: Feb. 19 to 25, 2015

Marvin Ridge fisher takes advantage of warm windows in winter MARVIN – Marvin Ridge High School junior Jon Spencer, of Marvin Ridge Fishing, has taken advantage of the window of… Read more »

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans

Veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving their country will have something to smile about this Valentine’s Day, thanks to students from two Union County elementary schools. For five… Read more »

UCPS board of education approves new cap levels

UCPS board of education approves new cap levels

The Union County Board of Education unanimously approved an increase in student cap levels for all school levels at its meeting on Feb. 3. The facilities committee requested the board… Read more »

More than 60 percent of UCPS schools earn top marks in NC School Performance Grades

More than 60 percent of UCPS schools earn top marks in NC School Performance Grades

North Carolina released its first School Performance Grades on Feb. 5, and 44 out of 52, or 84.6 percent of, Union County Public Schools earned a grade of C or… Read more »

UCPS board approves 10-point grading scale for third grade through high school

UCPS board approves 10-point grading scale for third grade through high school

The Union County Board of Education unanimously approved to apply a 10-point grading scale for third through 12th grades at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In October 2014, the… Read more »

Stepping up for children in need

Stepping up for children in need

INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley High School sophomore Shane Stout is willing to give the shoes off his feet to Kenyan students to work toward his Eagle Scout rank. Shane,… Read more »

Education Notes: Feb. 5 to 11, 2015

Education Notes: Feb. 5 to 11, 2015

Run for U 5K sponsorship opportunities available The Union County Education Foundation (UCEF) will host the Run for the U 5K in downtown Monroe on April 18, a Saturday. The… Read more »

UCPS workshop fosters early childhood, elementary school learning program

UCPS workshop fosters early childhood, elementary school learning program

More than 100 Union County Public Schools faculty members attended a workshop on Jan. 20 to help create a better sense of community in the classroom and teach children self-regulation…. Read more »