"Preparing All Students to Succeed"

Tue September 16, 2014

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ucps now

UCPS Now is a show that will showcase Union County Public Schools staff, students and schools.
This month’s show will give you a chance to meet the Forest Hills High School senior who was the first recipient of the John H. Crowder Service Award, and a closer look at two UCPS academies that promise to make our world a safer place – Piedmont and Sun Valley high schools Public Safety Academies.
UCPS Now is produced by the Union County Public Schools Communications Office. We hope you enjoy our show.

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9/11 remembered throughout UCPS

As the stirring melody of the National Anthem filled the Forest Hills High School gymnasium, about 1,000 students, all waving American flags, sang the Star Spangled Banner in honor of its 200th anniversary. Students and faculty also remembered the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks on America that resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people. Like many schools in Union County, Forest Hills High School commemorated the day with patriotic songs, while carrying American flags and wearing red, white and blue. In recognition of the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the school held a moment of silence, and students and teachers spent time talking in class about the events of the day, some sharing memories about 9/11 and its impact on America.

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Indian Trail Elementary teacher is first ‘Hometown Hero’

Kristine Barberio, a fifth-grade teacher at Indian Trail Elementary School, got quite a surprise Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2014) when she was greeted in her classroom and named the first UCPS Hometown Hero. Barberio was recognized by the law firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates in Charlotte. The designation recognizes the commitment teachers make to their students by showcasing one teacher each month in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union counties. The nominations for the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award are ongoing throughout the school year, and may be made for any teacher who is believed to deserve special recognition.

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