Featured Federal Programs Stories

  • UCPS Latino Outreach Recognition

    Mr. Gustavo Arevalo, Latino Outreach Coordinator was recognized by the Southpark Lions Club on Friday, July 12 at their Annual Awards & Installation Banquet. Mr. Jim Sasser, District Governor, presented Mr. Arevalo with a plaque in recognition for his role in the implementation of programs that benefit UCPS students and their families.

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  • Latino Parents attend CPR Class

    UCPS Latino parents attended a CPR class delivered as part of the ongoing collaboration between Atrium Health, Union and UCPS Latino Outreach Services. The class took place on Thursday, June 27 at the Walter Bickett Education Center.

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  • Pre-K Ceremony at Benton Heights!

    What a way to end a wonderful year! Our Pre-K students have worked hard all year long and there is no doubt they are ready for kindergarten!

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  • An Afternoon of Seesaw

    ESL teachers spent an afternoon at Sun Valley Elementary learning about Seesaw. The teachers learned how this platform will be useful for their students to increase student engagement and creativity.

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  • A Jump Start on Early Literacy Development

    Walter Bickett Elementary recently hosted Motheread, a family friendly program focused on providing parents with strategies and resources for supporting their children’s early literacy development.

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  • Active Collaboration to Promote Higher Education

    The UCPS ESL Department continues to collaborate with Latino Outreach to share important information to parents and students about the different options students have when planning their higher education careers.

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  • Scrub Club for Kids Celebrates 6-years in Union County!

    This fall marks the 6th year in a row that Union County Pre-K students have been able to participate in the Scrub Club for Kids program. This program aims to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing and ultimately improve the health of children and reduce school sick days.

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  • 2018 Hispanic Summit

    Nineteen UCPS students from Monroe High School, Monroe Middle, Porter Ridge Middle School, Forest Hills High School and Piedmont High School participated in the 2018 Hispanic Educational Summit. The Summit took place on Friday, March 23rd at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh, NC.

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  • Pre-K Teacher Named Teacher of the Year for BHESA

    Congratulations to Ms. Jennifer West for being selected as Teacher of the Year for Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts! Ms. West teaches in our Title I Pre-K program.

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  • Hispanic College Night at Forest Hills High School

    On the evening of Thursday, October 25th over 45 Spanish-speaking students and their parents gathered at the Forest Hills High’s Media Center to learn more about higher learning, and all it entails.

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  • Mystery Reader

    Marshville Elementary Pre-K students had a special guest as their Mystery Reader! Board of Education Chair, Mrs. Melissa Merrell visited Mrs. Amy Paschal’s Pre-K classroom recently. She read stories and visited with the class.

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  • Biblioburro at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts

    First graders in Marci Micciantuono’s class learned about the culture, education, language, food, arts and sports in Colombia from our assistant principal, Yubely Zolke, during her exciting presentation to all first graders!

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  • Beyond the Curve: Youth complete 4-H career development program

    Most youth graduate high school without a clue about their future plans. Even with college offers lined up they aren’t exposed to important life lessons and skills that allow them to make important decisions that will affect their futures. As a way to address this issue, Union County 4-H developed a career development program called Beyond the Curve. The goal was to expose teens with resources and information and bridge the gap on important skills they were missing.

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  • UCAEOP Office Professionals Summer Summit 2017

    The UCPS Office Professionals Summer Summit hosted by UCAEOP was held on July 12, 2017 in Monroe, NC. The agenda included presentations on Communications, Website Editing, Cultural Diversity, Customer Service, Power School, and Google Docs.

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  • Benton Heights Elementary Completes “Parenting with a Purpose” Series

    18 parents completed the “Parenting with a Purpose Series” on May 25th. The series of workshops over four consecutive weeks is a collaborative effort put together by the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Public Health and The Latino Outreach Services of Union County Public Schools. The workshops take parents through a variety of topics relevant to students and their families both at home and school. The workshops are part of the Union County Public Schools Latino Outreach initiatives.

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  • Duke Energy visits 21st CCLC

    Duke Energy visited each 21st Century Community Learning Centers site in March and taught us some amazing facts about renewable energy. They explained to us the benefits and taught us how a solar panel farm works.

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  • Learning with LEGOS!

    In the Technology Lego club at Union Elementary we are using the We Do 2.0 program to build models of a space rover. This program motivates students to use scientific and engineering and math skills to solve real life problems. Working with a partner, the students create a model using a smart hub that allows it to be connected to their computer by Bluetooth.

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  • 21st CCLC Students Learn the Importance of Nutrition

    Students at East Elementary are studying health and nutrition in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Afterschool Program. They are learning about healthy eating and that everything you eat and drink matters. The right combination can help you be healthier now and in the future. The students are learning to focus on eating a variety of food and the right amount. They are learning to choose foods with less fat, sodium and added sugar.

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  • Snakes Alive!

    21st CCLC students enjoyed the Snakes Alive! program presented by Ron Cromer. Snakes Alive! is a science program created to provide insight into the lives, habits, and characteristics of reptiles, especially snakes! The event featured an orientation power point and a unique hands-on experience with approximately two dozen, native harmless reptiles including snakes and lizards, all specially tamed for petting!

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  • Idiom Day at Porter Ridge

    Do you know what day was celebrated on October 28, 2016 at Porter Ridge Elementary School? Here are some clues: We were “bursting with joy” because we had all our “ducks in a row” as we walked through the school and we were thankful it wasn’t raining “cats and dogs”. You get a “gold star” if you said IDIOM DAY! Idioms can be confusing for anyone, but especially for those learning English as their Second Language.

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