"Preparing All Students to Succeed"

Thu April 17, 2014

UCPS inclement weather day

Closed for Spring Break April 14-18th

All UCPS schools will be closed for Spring Break beginning on Monday, April 14, 2014  through Friday April 18, 2014. Classes will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014 on a normal bell schedule.

Points of Pride

  • 92.5 percent of the schools in UCPS met or exceeded academic growth expectations in the 2012-13 school year. Statewide, more than 71 percent of North Carolina public schools met or exceeded academic growth expectations in the 2012-13 school year.

  • Cuthbertson High School Coach Nelson Garner has been named the 2014 South Regional Division Two Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

  • The Marvin Ridge Men’s 4X800 meter relay team won the North Carolina indoor track relay in the 3A classification and set a new state record of 8:16.04. The relay team members are Daniel Ferguson; Zech Durand, Nick Futia and Jake Blizzard.

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Second annual UCPS golf tournament to be held on May 19

Union County Public Schools will be hosting its second Annual UCPS Golf Tournament, held this year at Monroe Country Club on Monday, May 19, 2014. The tournament will benefit the Union County Education Foundation. Last year, an impressive 176 golfers participated in the tournament, which was also held in May. Thanks to the efforts of local golfers, the Union County Education Foundation raised $18,366 for Union County Public School student scholarships. Organizers said local golfers, schools, booster clubs, PTO/PTAs and business sponsors helped to make the tournament a winning event.

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UCPS upgrades infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning

(Editor's note: The following article was reprinted with permission from Ed Tech Magazine.) It's clear that students can't create content and freely leverage online resources to do research, collaborate and complete assignments — the hallmarks of modern teaching and learning — without the proper technology in place. When Union County Public Schools hired Tony Burrus as its chief technology officer four years ago, his primary task was to future-proof the infrastructure and prepare the network to support one-to-one computing. "The administration wanted anytime, anywhere learning — for students to have access to the Internet and educational tools wherever they are," he recollects. Today, all of the district's 42,000 students have ubiquitous access to the technology they need.


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