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Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Robotics competition paves way for future skill, careers

Two and a half minutes of fast thinking, quick movements and stacking boxes were the challenge for area high school students on Saturday, April 18, during the inaugural Robotics Challenge… Read more »

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

Sandy Ridge celebrates 45th Earth Day with planet-friendly activities

WAXHAW – On April 2, before Sandy Ridge Elementary School students enjoyed their spring break in the sun, they celebrated the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which landed on April… Read more »

Ed Notes: April 23 – 29

Ed Notes: April 23 – 29

Hemby Bridge students explore science of sports INDIAN TRAIL – Fifth-grade students at Hemby Bridge Elementary School explored the science behind racing and hockey last month, thanks to area sports… Read more »

Superintendent proposes budget

Superintendent proposes budget

Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis and Chief Finance Officer Dan Karpinski outlined the 2015-16 superintendent’s proposed budget during the Union County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday,… Read more »

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

WAXHAW – Students in Cuthbertson High School’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) chapter took a stand against domestic violence in Union County in 2014 and have earned the nonprofit’s coveted… Read more »

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Sun Valley Middle honored at NCTC INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley Middle School took home multiple honors at the North Carolina Theatre Competition (NCTC) Middle School Festival on March 21… Read more »

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Eighty-seven percent of North Carolina middle and high school students believe underage drinking is a problem, according to a recent survey conducted by the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control (NC… Read more »

Weddington High School drops ‘dimes’ for premature babies

Weddington High School drops ‘dimes’ for premature babies

WEDDINGTON – Fifteen million babies are born premature each year worldwide and one in nine babies in the U.S. is born too soon. Weddington High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and… Read more »

Education Notes

Education Notes

Harris Teeter awards grant money to three Union County schools Grant money from Harris Teeter will give students at three Union County schools the chance to become healthier and more… Read more »

‘Buddying’ up for safety

‘Buddying’ up for safety

Former police chief gives child safety lessons STALLINGS – A group of 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds giggle as a bear puppet “Buddy” pokes his head out from behind a suitcase… Read more »