Power 98 wants to recognize Excellent Educators!! Ms. Jessica from Power 98 will surprise 5 teachers with great prizes during Teacher Appreciation Week! Please consider teachers from Walter Bickett Elementary! We have shared the link to give you the opportunity to nominate one of our own! Go to www.power98fm.com and tell them what makes your teacher an “Excellent Educator." Be sure to submit your nomination before April 27th deadline!
The Latino Outreach Program provides support to our Latino community through workshops on a variety of topics, including parenting skills, healthy living, higher education opportunities and immigration and tax issues. There is more information on the Quick Link section of our website.
UCPS launches new community newsletter
Union County Public Schools (UCPS) announced the launch of UCPS Snapshots, an e-newsletter that will provide community members with timely information about district programs and the great work that staff and students are doing in the school district’s 53 schools.
Subscribers will also learn about literacy initiatives, resources for college and career readiness, the district’s new strategic plan as well as ways community members can volunteer and get involved in our schools.
To sign up, click here or text UCPSNEWS to 22828.
Walter Bickett Elementary Kindergarten Registration (Students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2018)
Kindergarten Registration will be held at Walter Bickett Elementary School at 803 South ML King Blvd, Monroe NC 28112.
Dual Language Guided Tours: We are offering guided tours for parents to have an opportunity to visit the school and learn about the DLI Program. Please contact the school to schedule a tour.
2018 UCPS Parent Survey
UCPS is conducting a parent survey, April 23 - 27. Click on the link to share your feedback. Thank you for your participation. https://ucpsk12.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lzgO06GZJgvG1n
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM WBES Staff Meeting
What began as a lesson of integration turned out to be the greatest writing project. Mrs. Clarke’s fourth grade students were reading nonfiction as a part of their units of study. They were also studying Animal Adaptations in Science. Inorder to write their books the students had to first learn how to read and select the main idea and find the details to support their idea. The students were also thought the \]importance of writing the information researched in their own words. students selected animals that they knew nothing about as well as they were curious to learn more about. By the end of the first week they students had gathered so much information reading from a variety of sources. They had mastered finding and identifying the main idea just by talking to their partners about the section they read without looking at the section, noticing that it was what the author focused on for that section.
Mrs. Phillips’ class is celebrating Black History month through reading a variety of books. Students are reading and responding to books about prominent African American leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young, Rosa Parks, and more. The students are learning about their lives and achievements and asking themselves, “What can we learn from their lives and their actions?”
When I first transitioned to the school system as a Nurse, my coworkers at the hospital thought I was crazy. They would tell me I would be bored, that I would not have the sense of fulfillment as a Nurse. My entire Nursing career, I have been in critical care. I have worked in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Medicine with Trauma and a Recovery Room. I have been told I function best under the pressures of life and death.