Schools operating on the Year-round Calendar
UCPS year-round schools will begin classes Thursday, July 21. Schools that operate on the year-round calendar are Benton Heights Elementary, East Elementary, Walter Bickett Elementary, Shiloh Elementary and Wolfe School. Click here to view the 2016-17 calendar.
NC Pre-K applications for 2016-17 school year
The Alliance for Children is welcoming North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2016-17 school year.
The NC Pre-K (formerly More at Four) program is designed to help strengthen the academic and social skills of four-year-old children in preparation for kindergarten. The program is free for eligible families.
For more information and application forms, visit www.theAllianceforChildren.org or the Alliance for Children office at 105 Cedar Street in Monroe.
Ask anyone at Monroe High School and they’ll tell you 2016 graduate Micah Blake is an extraordinary young woman, a leader among her peers, with her sights set on making a career in the United States Marines. What makes this young woman even more remarkable is her ability to overcome life’s twists and turns that for the majority of her senior year, left her living on the kindness of friends.
Coming to a new high school can be difficult for any teenager. When you add to the equation that most of the students in that school don’t speak your language, “difficult” is bumped up a notch. Six Monroe High School students faced these challenges head-on after moving to Union County from other countries, and graduated with the Class of 2016. Pictured at left, at right, is Sade Castillo from the Dominican Republic.
Retirement is a milestone, something to look forward to after years of service in one’s chosen career. To celebrate the 121 employees retiring this year from Union County Public Schools, the district held its annual retiree luncheon at South Piedmont Community College. These employees take with them a combined 2,512 years of service, with an average of 20.8 years per employee. Joseph Heath, a math and PE teacher at Piedmont High School, is pictured with his principal, Dr. Jonathan Tyson.