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  • Western Union Battle of the Books Team Spotlight

    Since October 2018, Western Union’s Elementary Battle of the Books (EBOB) team has been working hard to prepare for this year’s county competition. On Monday, March 18th, they competed against 18 other elementary teams at the Union County Ag Center. Although they did not make it to the final round, they worked extremely hard and showed excellent teamwork through some very tough questions!

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  • Mrs. Deering Receives Waxhaw Homes for Heroes Award

    On February 27, Mrs. Deering's class had an exciting break in her morning meeting. A group from Homes for Heroes surprised the class with a special award for Mrs. Deering. Mrs. Deering was honored as the Hero of the Month by Waxhaw Homes for Heroes. She received a gift bag full of gift cards and items that were donated by local businesses.

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  • School of Choice and DLI Lottery Now Open

    The time has come! You can now sign up for 2019-2020 School Choice and / or 2019-2020 Kindergarten Dual Language Immersion Program.

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  • What is the Difference between a Cold and the Flu?

    Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

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  • WUES is a School of Choice

    We are so excited to be a UCPS School of Choice! When you choose to come to Western Union Elementary, you will be happy to be a part of our family! Why Choose Western Union? Western Union Elementary is a close-knit family school that has been an integral part of the Union County community over the past 75 years! When you walk through our halls, you will notice the warm and inviting family feel that our staff, students and families create.

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  • Global Venture Fridays in Art Class

    In art class, we are having fun and changing it up on Fridays- exploring art from different continents and cultures! Each class creates artwork that is reflective of a region of their grade’s assigned continent.

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  • #UCPSGivesBack Caring through Crafting Club

    Earlier this school year, Western Union Elementary (WUES) teacher assistant Shelly Bernabe wanted to start a crafting club at her school. But as a parent herself, she also faced the same dilemma that parents of young children know all too well: What in the world do you do with all of the arts and crafts projects your children bring home?

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  • Eagle Observer .... Read it Now!

    Under the leadership of Mrs. Erb and Mrs. Tison, a select group of our 4th and 5th grade students have published the first edition of our school newspaper, Eagle Observer. The Eagle Observer staff meet after school and have taken on the task of keeping our school community informed from the student's point of view.

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  • STEM is coming to Western Union

    I am excited to share with you that we will be offering a new “special” for our students next school year. In addition to Art, Music and PE, our students will have STEM as a special every week. I am sure some of you may be asking, What is STEM? or Why a STEM class? Well, let me explain a little bit of what it is and why it is so important.

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  • WUES is a School of Choice

    We are so excited to be a UCPS School of Choice! When you choose to come to Western Union Elementary, you will be happy to be a part of our family! Why Choose Western Union? Western Union Elementary is a close-knit family school that has been an integral part of the Union County community over the past 75 years! When you walk through our halls, you will notice the warm and inviting family feel that our staff students and families create.

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  • Congratulations to our Retirees!

    Congratulations to Mrs. McGarty, Mrs. McRorie, and Mrs. Reavis. We wished these ladies a happy retirement at the end of the 2017-18 school year. These three were at Western Union long before many of us came here. While it is hard to know how many lives you have impacted, one thing we know for sure, Western Union will not be the same without you!

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  • It's EOG Time

    North Carolina State EOG (End of Grade) Testing is just around the corner for all 3rd – 5th graders. The testing schedule is as follows: May 30th - Reading May 31st – Math June 5th – 3rd Grade Read to Achieve June 6th – 5th Grade Science June 7th – 3rd Grade Re-Test Make-ups will take place June 1st – the remainder of the school year.

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  • Western Union Elementary teacher Ashley Erb named 2018-19 UCPS Teacher of the Year

    On April 19, Western Union Elementary teacher Ashley Erb was named the 2018-19 UCPS Teacher of the Year. For winning the countywide Teacher of the Year title, Ashley received $500 for her personal use as well as a one-year lease of a 2018 car, courtesy of Union County KIA. The Union County Education Foundation also awarded her $1,000 for her personal use.

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  • Battle of the Books Comes to WUES

    Battle Of the Books is a club for elementary, middle and high school. The point of the club is to read 15 books and represent your school at a district competition. So you can tell it's a pretty big commitment to join. Not only do you have to be an avid reader but you also have to remember every little detail about the book. From the setting and characters to remembering the authors name. It’s CRAZY!

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  • What is a Spelling Bee?

    A Spelling Bee is a school contest where two students from every 3rd through 5th grade class compete by spelling words. The way to win is by spelling each given word correctly.

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  • Who is Martin Luther King, Jr?

    On January 15, 2018, our nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. It would have been his 89th birthday. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first man to try and unite blacks and whites in our country to give them universal civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. entered Morehouse College at the age of 15, then Crozer Theological Seminary and finally to Boston University for his doctorate’s degree.

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  • Second Grade Digs Deeper into Sound

    From November 29th – December 1st the students in second grade were able to participate in an in house field trip for sound. The students had previously learned about sound earlier in the year, so they enjoyed digging deeper and getting to put what they know about sound into creating various objects.

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  • Eagle Chorus Shines at the Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards

    The 4th and 5th Grade Eagle Chorus members had the opportunity of a lifetime when they performed at the Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. Prior to the awards ceremony, the students rehearsed after school in preparation for the big event. Mrs. Reese, our Music teacher, and Mrs. Popp, a Western Union Elementary parent, co-directed the rehearsals and coached the students.

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  • Kindergarten Enjoys Country Daze Corn Maze

    On Friday, October 27th - 2017, Western Union Kindergarteners visited Country Days Corn Maze in Indian Trail! The students enjoyed several educational and fun activities such as riding on a cow train, navigating through a corn maze, sliding down a huge silo slide, playing in a corn pit, and water duck races. Students also enjoyed learning about several animals on the farm such as pigs, chickens, and goats.

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  • A Thai Visitor at WUES

    Being a global school has been the perfect excuse for researching interesting information, learning about several countries and having guests who have lived in wonderful places around the world. That is the case of our third graders who had the pleasure to hear about Thailand with the visit of an international American teacher who shared all his acquired expertise during nine years of living in this land

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