All schools were closed on Friday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather. Feb. 15 will be the make-up day for schools on the traditional and year-round calendars. Union County Early College will make up the day on Feb. 19.
Each month a Union County Public Schools teacher will be named a Hometown Hero. The winning teacher will receive $250 for classroom supplies and a pizza party for his/her class. The nominations are ongoing throughout the school year. Click here to nominate a teacher.
The Union County Public Schools Communications Office took home the gold recently when it received 15 North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) awards of excellence.
Ms. Michele Rigney had a puzzled look on her face when her principal and assistant principal walked into her classroom unexpectedly the morning of February 1. She had no idea that she was about to be named the Union County Public Schools Hometown Hero for January.
Kindergarten registration for Union County Public Schools will run Feb. 8-12. Parents should register their child at the elementary school located in their attendance area. To enroll in kindergarten in North Carolina, eligible children must have reached their fifth birthday on or before Aug. 31 (of the year of entrance).
Royce Joseph, a seventh grader from Weddington Middle School, credits the days off from school over winter break, the snow day and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in helping him prepare for the 2016 Spelling Bee competition. Apparently it paid off as he took home the winning trophy Thursday, (Jan. 28).