"Preparing All Students to Succeed"

August 1, 2015

2015-2016 Bell Schedules

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Welcome to the sixth episode of UCPS Now, a show that highlights Union County Public Schools staff, students and schools.

Union County Public Schools is proud of the Class of 2015. Nearly 3,000 graduates will leave UCPS to enter college, the workforce or the military. Take a moment to see highlights from our graduation ceremonies and hear from a few graduates.

UCPS Now is produced by the Union County Public Schools Communications Office. We hope you enjoy our show.

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Shiloh’s use of communication helps first day of school run smoothly photo

Shiloh’s use of communication helps first day of school run smoothly

The first day of year-round school Thursday (July 23) officially rang in the start of the 2015-16 school year. Shiloh Elementary Principal Scott Spencer said the first day was the smoothest start to school in his memory. He attributes things running smoothly to the hard work of his staff and the level of ongoing communication within his building and with his parents. “Everything was really well planned out,” he said. Spencer said he is a firm believer in utilizing all types of communication available to him in order to keep his staff, his parents and the community informed. Pictured at left, Shiloh Elementary Principal Scott Spencer takes a minute to visit with students in fifth-grade teacher Nicole Lightner's class during his rounds.

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First-year BHESA teachers anxious for school bell to ring photo

First-year BHESA teachers anxious for school bell to ring

Justine Amoroso had waited for this day for what felt like her entire life. For years she had gone to scholastic warehouse sales gathering materials for the dream of her someday classroom. The New Jersey native decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, entering its teaching program and fell in love with the area, so she made North Carolina her home. She spent months student teaching at Sun Valley Elementary School waiting for the day when she would walk into her own classroom.

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