Registration for International Baccalaureate Program at Marvin Ridge High School
Marvin Ridge High will hold an informational meeting Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for rising juniors and their parents to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The IB program is open to all eligible Union County high school students. The application window is Jan. 26 - Feb. 9. For more information, visit the Marvin Ridge High IB webpage.
UCPS Spelling Bee
The UCPS Spelling Bee is Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. at Central Academy of Technology & Arts (600 Brewer Drive). The make-up day is Feb. 6.
Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee
The Union County Board of Education is organizing a Citizens Advisory Committee to provide input/feedback as the BOE conducts research for a potential Student Realignment Plan.
2016-17 Early Release Days
Union County Public Schools will have four Early Release Days during the 2016-17 school year. The days will allow teachers and staff to participate in professional development sessions. On Early Release Days, lunch will be served and buses will run according to the adjusted schedule. The After School Program will follow the Early Release Schedule and end at 6 p.m. Click here to access schedules for year-round and traditional schools.
Union County Education Foundation Scholarships
The Union County Education Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 college scholarship program. All UCPS high school seniors are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be honored at the annual Sweet Salute scholarship ceremony on May 11, 2017.
Click here to apply. All applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 24.
Whether organizing a 5-K color run, holding a food drive or raising money to buy books, students in one Forest Hills High School class are making a difference in Union County. Pictured, from left, are Berenice Galarza, Aniyah Blakeney, and Laura Jordan. Andrei Torres is standing.
A small group of Sun Valley Middle school students received a standing ovation Friday, Jan. 13 following a touching performance about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’m so proud of them,” said their teacher, Amelia Polk. “They gave it all they had, and they learned a lot about Dr. King, things they didn’t know.”
Fifty high school students from across the county met with Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, sharing their ideas on ways to address the five trends that came from Dr. Houlihan’s Listening and Learning tour.
The Union County Public Schools’ January Employee of the Month was recognized for her ability to step up and get the job done. Retta Threatt was honored at the Jan. 5 Board of Education meeting.