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  • 2020 JROTC Patriot Awards

    The Veterans Services Office, County Manager Mark Watson, Board of Commissioners Chairman Jerry Simpson and Commissioner Richard Helms presented the 2020 JROTC Patriot Awards to selected JROTC Recipients from Team UCPS high schools. Congratulations to these cadets including our own Liam Thomas!

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  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month: Hope, Resilience, Recovery-- Suicide can be prevented and recovery is possible. Join us in showing your support by adding words of encouragement to the Heart Wall.

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  • Logan Nichols announced as candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2020 Student of the Year.

    Parkwood Junior, Logan Nichols, has been accepted as a candidate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2020 Students of the Year campaign. Students are nominated based on leadership, passion to find a cure for blood cancers and involvement in the community. Candidates then participate in a national seven-week challenge to raise funds and awareness for the fight against blood cancers. This year's campaign begins on January 26, 2020, and culminates on March 13, 2020 with a celebration in Charlotte. Last year alone, there were more than 5,000 high school students participating throughout the country and this year we are excited to have Logan represent Parkwood High! She is running in honor of Will Henely and River Peedin, both local cancer survivors. To get involved or learn more about the campaign, please visit www.StudentsoftheYear.org.

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  • #UCPSGivesBack: Parkwood High students continue decades-long tradition of spreading holiday cheer

    For more than 20 years, Parkwood High's Key Club has hosted an annual holiday party for deserving students in their cluster at Prospect, Western Union and Waxhaw elementary schools. It’s a day full of games, laughter, smiles, gifts and even a surprise visit from Santa – and this year’s holiday party for 27 elementary students was no exception.

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  • Summer Learning Camp

    UCPS will offer a free, six-week, in-person summer learning and enrichment camp June 14 – July 29. The camp will be closed the week of July 5-9. Reserve your seat by April 26 by completing the form provided by your school. 

    More details can be found here.

    Use this form to sign up. 

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  • Shop for Prom Dresses

    Waxhaw Women's Club is hosting 2021 Project Prom. Come "shop" their selection of dresses and jewelry on Saturday, April 24th from 11am-5pm. All items are free of charge. View their flyer for more informaiton. 


    200 E. South Main Street

    Waxhaw, NC

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  • Beta Club Applications

    The National Beta Club has been encouraging and developing leadership skills in America's youth since 1934. The purpose of the Beta Club is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, morality, ethical conduct, and leadership among school students, to reward achievement, and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.

    Students who are officially in the Virtual Academy (Plan D) may allow their parents to sign off in lieu of teacher’s signature. The Beta Club sponsors will verify grades with each teacher.

    Beta Dues are $20 for new members. Students who join the Beta Club for the 2020-2021 hybrid school year will not have to pay dues again during the 2021-2022 school years. By joining Beta Club this year, students will be able to list on college applications that they were officially a member of Beta Club during their freshman year.


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  • Junior/Senior Prom

    Save the Date for Junior/Senior High School Prom Saturday, May 15th 8:00 - 11:00 pm! All UCPS HS will be hosting outdoor proms on school campus this year. Rain date is May 22nd. Each school will be providing detailed information to their school community soon, including health and safety guidelines! We are excited to have this opportunity for our students!

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  • School of Choice Information

    Union County Public Schools has announced school choice options for the 2021-2022 school year. Families may apply to Parkwood High School through a lottery process. The application period is April 6 – 30. To apply, parents should visit ucps.k12.nc.us,
    click on I Want To Access Scribbles and complete the application in the portal.


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