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  • Interested in the Automotive field or Engineering? Check out this great Buick Achievers Scholarship. You must apply by Feb. 29.

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  • Want a UCEC T-shirt? Check your email for the link; limited time offer, order by Feb. 5!

    Want a Yearbook? Order by Feb. 15 or you're not guaranteed one!! See Mrs. Bell or go online to Jostens.com

    Going to Prom? Check your email to vote for this year's theme!!

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  • It's that time of year, cold weather and the possibility of delays and/closings. This is a reminder to students and parents, that SPCC's Inclement Weather Policy does not necessarily follow that of UCEC and Union County Public Schools. Be sure to check emails and follow the news to determine whether you will have UCEC and/or SPCC classes anytime there is questionable weather. 

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  • Hot off the presses! First 2016 edition, The Cyclone.

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  • What's in a Name?

    Ms. Lashley’s English II class read and analyzed Socrates’s ancient Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex. A predominate theme in the play involves lessons Oedipus learns in the search for his true identity. To make a personal connection to the identity theme, students conducted online research to explore the meaning, history, origin, and cultural significance of their names. Presentations included PowerPoint, Prezi, Wordle, original drawings and other creative visuals to share with the class. Students were fascinated to learn that many of their names originated from various cultures. For example S. Helms learned that her surname is German, and her great-great grandfather immigrated to America from Germany. Kyrstan C. learned that her given name is Norwegian, and fewer than 30 people in the U.S. and UK combined share the unique spelling of her name. G. Aponte learned that her surname Aponte originated in Italy and Spain. In 1616, a number of Apontes settled in Coamo, Puerto Rico, and many of the student’s Aponte family members still reside in Puerto Rico today. C. Nguyen, whose cultural background includes Vietnamese and Chinese, learned that her surname is Vietnamese but originated from the Chinese name Ruan, which means a Chinese instrument.

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  • Naoto Takes a Trip to Japan!

    This winter break, I took a trip to visit my family in Osaka, Japan. My grandparents, uncle, and aunt, all live there and I hadn’t seen them in over two years. Because I traveled there during winter, I was able to experience some unique and distinctly Japanese New Year's traditions. At the shrine, hundreds of people flock to the temple to pay their respects and to ask for luck and good fortune in the coming year. Patrons throw money offerings into a bin at the entrance of the temple and then pray after ringing a bell and clapping two times. Another well-known tradition at the shrine is the drawing of a piece of paper called an “Omikuji (おみくじ)”, or fortune. This slip of paper is drawn randomly and tells of the kind of luck and fortune the recipient will have in school, personal and business endeavors, and health in the New Year. I received “chū-kichi (中吉)” which is “middle luck”, but is considered better than “dai-kichi 大吉” or “great luck” as the Japanese believe everything is better in moderation.

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  • Math's Journey Around the World

    Mrs. Roncone’s AFM class has ridden a sinusoidal wave around the world figuring out how temperature patterns around the globe follow the trigonometric sine graphs. We have written trigonometric sine and cosine functions about the circular patterns of Ferris wheels in London, Singapore, and right here in our own backyard with the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel. We have also used right triangle trigonometry to figure out heights of famous monuments and buildings like the Eiffel Tower.

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