UCPS is continuing our partnership with WSOC by participating in this year's School Tools drive. Donations are accepted at the following locations:
Monday & Tuesday - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 7:00am - 11:00am
Friday - closed
Regular office hours will resume on August 14.
WUES depends on input, collaboration, and cooperation from our community. As a parent, your input is welcomed and encouraged by the WUES Site-Based Management Team. The Site-Based Management Team is a representative group of teachers, parents, and administration that meets each month to discuss and implement plans and processes to lead our school. The issues discussed are varied and significant. In addition to addressing day-to-day leadership issues, the team develops the School Improvement Plan to help drive the school forward, including action steps. Discussions can include implementing programs, modifications to the school day or procedures, or buildings or grounds changes.
We love parent input. If you have any comments or suggestions on previous issues listed in the minutes, or for upcoming items, please email one of the parent representatives. Contact information and meeting minutes are available online: https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/domain/1581. The Site-Based Team meets the fourth Thursday of each month.
As part of the Global School Network, Western Union Elementary staff will be involved with specialized training through Participate to bring the world into our classrooms in the coming school year! We have started on some foundational components this year with visits to other schools, by forming a global team and preparing a plan to support the initiative!
On Thursday, August 11th, members of the 1966 graduating class met to present a plaque to the principal and librarian of Western Union Elementary school in honor of Mr. John Brown, the school’s first principal. In 1966, Western Union was an All-Black High School. Several members of the graduating class toured the school with Principal Kristi Williford to see how it has changed and what things remained the same.
Can you believe how fast this summer is going? We hope everyone is taking care of the three summer “R’s” – Resting, Relaxing and Reading. At Western Union Elementary we are busy preparing for the 2016-17 school year. Even though students and staff are not at school, there is a lot of work that happens during the summer.