Congressman Dan Bishop spoke to Civics students at Piedmont and shared his experiences in politics and offered advice for students on how to better understand current political events in our country. Bishop noted that students are living in unprecedented times and are having to react to ever-changing circumstances mostly caused by Covid. He further stressed the importance of reading, seeking different viewpoints on issues, and volunteering to learn more about the election process and how the government works. Students participated in a Q & A session after the presentation where they sought his feedback on issues such as the economy, the election, Covid recovery, and the differences between the major political parties.
The Piedmont Leo Club assisted the Unionville Lions Club on Veterans Day by addressing cards and personally delivering gift boxes and gift certificates to local area veterans. This service activity allowed members to thank local veterans for their service to our country and honor their sacrifices for our continued freedom. The Leo Club is focused on service, and their next activity will be helping with the Unionville Lions Club Annual Turkey Shoot on Thanksgiving Day.
Congratulations to science teacher Amanda Starnes, who has been selected as Piedmont's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Starnes was voted by the staff as a finalist and then was selected based on a classroom observation and an interview by a selection committee. Starnes has been teaching at Piedmont High School for 11 years after graduating from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in Biology Secondary Education. In addition, Starnes is National Board Certified and is presently working on a Master's Degree in Science Education. Mrs. Starnes is married with two sons and enjoys camping at the beach and reading in her free time.
Cadets in the Air Force Junior ROTC raised over $4100 for Operation Decisive Victory, a local veteran's organization, by marching 14 miles as part of the AFJROTC Bataan Memorial March. The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their very lives. This was the first year NC-955 participated in the fundraiser as cadets marched over the course of two days to earn the AFJRTOC Bataan Ribbon. The AFJROTC is under the leadership of Major Chadrick Richardson and MSgt Catrina Colvin.
Seniors/parents who would like to submit a Senior Yearbook Recognition Ad should submit the ad by Friday, December 4. Complete ordering details are on the Yearbook website: https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/Page/4883
Seniors who wish to submit a baby picture for the Yearbook must do so by Friday, December 4. Submit pictures online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person in Room K17.
To order cap & gown, Class of 2021 gear, and graduation announcements, please watch this video: https://bit.ly/3lry9GD . Deadline to order cap & gown and graduation items is Friday, December 18, 2020. All orders will be done online. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Guignard, Room K18. 704-296-3170 Ext. 1535
Good evening Piedmont families. This is Principal Dylan Stamey with several important updates and reminders.
Union County Public School is providing an important update about instructional models. In an effort to plan for second semester classes, teaching schedules and more, UCPS is launching a Virtual Academy Application for middle and high school students. If your child will remain in or transition to the Virtual Academy for the second semester, you must complete the 6-12 Virtual Academy application via Scribbles. The application period will open Friday, Oct. 30 and close Sunday, Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
- If your child will remain in Plan D and continue with our school’s Virtual Academy, you must register on Scribbles.
- If your child will move from Plan B (in-person) to Plan D (Virtual Academy) you must register your child on Scribbles.
- If your child will remain in Plan B and continue in-person learning at school, two days a week, there is no action for your family.
- If your child will move from Plan D (Virtual Academy) to Plan B (in-person), there is no action for your family.
Under Plan B, students are expected to attend school (in person) on their assigned day. Students who do not attend school will be marked absent.
We ask that as you make the best educational decision for your student, please understand that Plan D students’ schedules will reflect options that are available on the virtual platform. Not all classes offered in the face-to-face setting will be able to be offered in the Plan D virtual platform.
To access Scribbles, click here or visit the UCPS homepage and click on the I Want To section.
If you have questions regarding your options for the 2nd semester, please contact your child’s grade-level counselor or administrator.
Senior parents and students, we are already hard at work preparing for graduation and it’s almost time to order diplomas. Diplomas are legal documents and must reflect the name printed on the birth certificate. Senior birth certificates have been reviewed for spelling and punctuation and updates have been made in PowerSchool. Please check your student’s name in PowerSchool, the way it appears will be how it is on the diploma. If you have any questions, you may contact the Counseling Department.
Finally, parents we ask that if your student is not feeling well to please keep them home until they are symptom-free. We want to ensure our school is as safe as possible. If you have any questions about whether your student should attend school due to illness, please do not hesitate to call Piedmont High a7 704-296-3170.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to another great week at Piedmont High.
El período de aplicación se abrirá el Viernes 30 de Octubre y se cerrará el Domingo 8 de Noviembre a las 11:59 p.m.
Si su hijo va a permanecer o pasará al Plan B para el aprendizaje presencial en la escuela, dos días a la semana, su familia no deberá tomar ninguna acción.
Bajo el Plan B, se espera que los estudiantes asistan a la escuela (en persona) en su día asignado. Los estudiantes que no asistan a la escuela serán marcados como ausentes.
Para tener acceso a Scribbles, haga clic aqui o visite la página de inicio de UCPS y haga clic en la sección “I Want To”.
Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con su director.
Each year, students and parents must submit a Chromebook Contract for use of UCPS Chromebooks. This year, the contract is available digitally and can be submitted using the following links:
Parent Chromebook Contract (Spanish): https://forms.gle/6bkSDh68wiEtqtMv5
Bell Schedule for 2020-2021
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.