Map, Contact & General Information
Start Bell: 7:30 AM , End Bell: 2:00 PM
Kate Earp, Principal
Dr. Jennifer Topper, School Performance Director
Melissa Bowman, Volunteer Coordinator
Welcome to Poplin Elementary School, home of the Patriots! Built in 2009, Poplin is the newest school in Union County Public Schools. Our school colors are yellow and green.
Once again this school year, Poplin Elementary was named a Union County Public Schools International School. We earned this designation because of our commitment to Global Education. Throughout our classrooms, students are engaged in learning about countries and their cultures around the world. In the spring of each year, we host a Globalization Fair for the entire Porter Ridge Cluster, showcasing our learning.
Poplin is the only school in the Porter Ridge Cluster to host the Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish. Currently we have one class in kindergarten through grade 4 each of which are full immersion. Students are taught curriculum for each subject area in Spanish and they speak Spanish the entire school day. The goal of the program is for our students to be fluent in Spanish once they leave the fifth grade. To learn more about Dual Language Immersion in UCPS, click here.
In order to broaden the scope of global learning at Poplin we have a Global STEAM Lab. In this lab, students study current global issues through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Students have recently completed a global read aloud. Schools across the world read the same book and then Skyped to discuss it. Currently, our fourth grade students are creating interactive leaflets (digital brochures) to promote tourism for many of the cities in Italy, all-the-while learning about its culture.
Poplin is fortunate to have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that supports our school in a variety of ways. Our PTA has provided shade structures and additional swings for our playground, provided SMART boards and iPads for our classrooms, and does an incredible job coordinating our volunteers. There are multiple ways to volunteer and become involved in our PTA. Click here for more information.
Poplin Elementary is a consistently high performing school that is committed to helping our students dream big dreams, reach their full potential, grow intellectually and become the best contributing global citizen that they can be.