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.
Piedmont Middle School sixth grader Karsyn Callahan sat quietly in her math class, happy that the first day of school had, thus far, gone very smoothly. When the new UCPS Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan, walked into her classroom to introduce himself, however, she admits that at first she was a little anxious about meeting him. Piedmont Middle was one of 10 schools Dr. Houlihan visited on the first day of school.
Today marks the first day of school for students on the traditional calendar. We are excited to welcome staff and students back to school for the 2016-2017 academic year. A photo gallery has been created to capture the first day back in session. Have a great year!
There are no dragons or castle walls at East Elementary, but there are four “houses” where students are assigned, very much like the students in Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts. If you’re a fifth grader at East Elementary, you now belong to one of four “houses:” Team Beneficium (Latin for kindness); Team Cognitio (knowledge); Team Fortitudo (courage); or Team Gloria (ambition).