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Welcome to the third episode of UCPS Now, a show that highlights Union County Public Schools staff, students and schools.

This month’s show features a STEM class at Walter Bickett Elementary and a surprise presentation for a special teacher at Forest Hills High. We also talked to a community member who participated in the Principal for a Day program at Weddington Middle.

UCPS Now is produced by the Union County Public Schools Communications Office. We hope you enjoy our show.

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Wolfe School is wrapped in holiday cheer

It’s the same every year. A man dressed in a red suit, carrying a large bag filled with gifts, walks into the room and the shouts from the children can be heard a block away. It was no different Friday (Dec. 19, 2014) at Wolfe School. The school’s approximately 70 students benefited from the annual holiday party given by the UCPS Facilities Department. When Santa Claus (provided by Maintenance Coordinator Rick Benton) entered the room with a hardy “Ho Ho Ho,” the room came alive with exuberant shouts of excited children.
 

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Union Power, Panthers surprise 14 UCPS teachers with grants

The Union Power prize patrol, several Carolina Panthers and the Panther’s mascot Sir Purr surprised the two Western Union Elementary School teachers recently with Bright Ideas grants totaling $1,116, thus kicking off the grant presentations that would ultimately bring about $11,000 to 15 UCPS teachers. Pictured are Carolina Panthers players and Panther's mascot Sir Purr helping Union Power Cooperative representative Carrie Stroud, center, award Thomas, at right, a Bright Ideas grant of $816 for her “Champions of Education” project and Hill a grant of $300 for her “Storybirds” project.

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