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  • Medford Top 10 Finalist for UCPS Teacher of the Year

    On January 27, UCPS Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan, Cabinet staff, and Board of Education members revealed the names of the 10 UCPS Teacher of the Year finalists and paid a visit to Piedmont High School to inform Mrs. Tiffany Medford that she was one of the finalists. The winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet on April 28. After receiving her degree from Western Carolina University, Mrs. Medford has been a studio arts teacher since 2001. In her classroom, Mrs. Medford helps students build networking opportunities, share their work, and learn new skills. She hopes her lessons will help students uncover hidden talents that will encourage them to seek new opportunities and potential hobbies in the future.

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  • Ava Yandle is Charlotte Observer's Athlete of the Week

    Congratulations to swimmer Ava Yandle, who was voted the Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week. Ava received more than 11,000 votes and is well deserving of this recognition. Yandle won the Southern Carolinas Conference Championship in the 200 Individual Medley (IM) and the 100 butterfly at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on January 8. In addition, Yandle set a school record in the 200 IM and now holds school records in eight different events.

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  • Panther Global Trivia Team Competes

    The Panther Global Trivia Team competed against more than 17 area high schools on November 21 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel in the Academic WorldQuest Competition. WorldQuest was created by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and has grown into a nationwide international knowledge competition played by world councils around the country. This fast-paced game is played in 8 rounds of 10 questions each round, with typically 30-seconds for each question. Each team collaborates to answer the questions and submits their answer sheet at the end of each round. The team was advised this year by Mr. Brian Pitoniak and Ms. Vicki Braswell. All students had a great time of fellowship, competing with some of the best schools in the region.

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  • Students Visit Historic Williamsburg

    Honors U.S. History students experienced living history first-hand by visiting sites such as Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown Virginia this past week. 36 students toured Jamestown National and State Parks where they toured a recreated Indian village, boarded replicas of the original ships that brought English settlers to the New World and saw what life was like at James Fort. In Colonial Williamsburg the group witnessed the dramatic first meeting of George and Martha Washington, met with Thomas Jefferson, participated in a trial of one of Blackbeard’s pirates, visited the Governor’s Palace, dined at a colonial tavern and danced at the Capitol Building.

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Announcements

  • Union County Public Schools is partnering with The Champ Camp to host the Champ Camp Leadership Council in 2020. This program offers students the unique opportunity to be mentored by highly successful community and business leaders from both the local and national level.  The deadline to apply for the first session is December 20 and interested students can learn more and apply by downloading the flyer.

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

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