"Preparing All Students to Succeed"

January 31, 2015

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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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 Cuthbertson Middle School's Rhea Shetty is UCPS spelling bee champ photo

Cuthbertson Middle School's Rhea Shetty is UCPS spelling bee champ

 It only took 12 rounds for eighth-grade Cuthbertson Middle School student Rhea Shetty to become the 2015 UCPS Spelling Bee champion. She took the title by correctly spelling the word “tawdry,” which was originally a Greek word that passed into Latin. It’s an adjective that means cheap and gaudy in appearance or quality. Her parents are Rohit and Shri Shetty. Sandy Ridge Elementary third-grader Katie Tieu was the runner up in this year’s spelling bee. She is the daughter of Anthony and Cindy Tieu.

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UCPS workshop equips teachers to empower their students photo

UCPS workshop equips teachers to empower their students

The way an adult handles a child who is misbehaving can either foster or inhibit that child’s ability to develop self-regulation. With this in mind, about 110 Union County Public School teachers, administrators and support staff participated in a “Conscious Discipline” workshop facilitated by Kim Hughes on Jan. 20 at the Union County Agricultural and Conference Center. The workshop, a collaborative effort between NC Pre-K, UCPS Exceptional Children Pre-K and the UCPS Title I program, took an in-depth look into a research-based classroom management system and social-emotional learning program for early childhood and elementary schools.

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